Cast from the old Cooper River Bridge (Mount Pleasant): With the recent opening of the new Mount Pleasant Memorial Waterfront Park, fisherman have new access to the waters of Charleston Harbor. The remnants of the infamously narrow bridge over the Cooper River, now overshadowed by the massive Ravenel Bridge, have been repurposed as a fishing pier, and trout, redfish, and sheepshead are all fair game. Bring the family and drop some chicken affixed to a string, and be ready to net the blue and stone crabs that greedily claw at the bait.
Directions from Charleston: Take Hwy 17 N/Ravenel Bridge to first left in Mt. Pleasant. Signs guide you through another left turn into the park that includes bathrooms and visitor center.