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Recently Booked Light Tackle Fishing Charters Near Charleston Harbor
Inshore Fishing - 24’ Blazer Bay
Half Day Charleston Adventure
Charleston Inshore Excursion
Top Types of Light Tackle Fishing Trips in Charleston Harbor
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Light Tackle Fishing Charters Near Charleston Harbor
On this trip, you'll fish the Charleston Harbor and the surrounding estuaries for Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, and Flounder. This rich inshore fishery is one of the best in South Carolina, and is perfect for a half day trip! Whether you're an experienced angler or just looking to try something new on your vacation, you'll have a great time on the water with Captain Christoper! His trips are extremely reliable, and you can be confident that he'll put you right on the fish and help you land a bunch! You'll be fishing on spinning gear with live bait, but if you want to try your hand at lure-fishing, just let Christopher know and he'll get you set up. Captai Christopher runs his trips aboard his 23' SeaPro bay boat. She's equipped with a 200-HP Suzuki engine to get you out there quickly, and features a ton of amenities including a PowerPole for manuvering in shallow water, a live well for bait, a wireless trolling motor, and a full suite of Simrad electronics. Get out there and get ready for a fantastic fishing experience! Read More
Half Day On Light Tackle
This is Captain Jeremy's most requested excursion for families with young children. On your adventure you will combine 3 hours of fishing with 2 hours of beachcombing on Morris Island overlooking Ft. Sumter in the Charleston Harbor. After fishing Captain Jeremy will beach the boat and your family can explore the beach for shells, sharks teeth or go for a swim! While on the beach bring your own picnic lunch to enjoy before heading back to Shem Creek. Additional hours on the excursion are available at $75.00 per hour. Read More
Family Five Half Day Trip
Hop on board with Captain Will for a fishing get away on John's Island! The waters in and surrounding Charleston Harbor provide the perfect habitat for targeting inshore game species on light tackle, like Redfish, Black Drum, Flounder, Sheepshead, and Spanish Mackerel. Protected from the winds and waves generally associated with offshore fishing trips, these inshore fishing charters are perfect for those who are new to boating and fishing. On this half or full-day trip, you will fish the many creeks, oyster beds, rivers, and inlets of Charleston Harbor where you'll be going after some Black Drum, Black Seabass, Gag Grouper, Hogfish, Redfish, Spadefish, and Spanish Mackerel. You can go after these fish using techniques such as bottom fishing, jigging, live bait, and trolling. Whatever fish you want to catch, just let Captain Will know and he'll get you set up with the best method and provide some expert instruction to make sure you get one on your line! You’ll be fishing aboard a 26' Skeeter bay boat that can fit up to 4 anglers. Powered by a 300 HP Suzuki engine, she'll have no problem traversing the inshore John's Island waters. This vessel is equipped with GPS, Fishfinder, a Live Bait Well, a Wireless Trolling Motor, and an Ice Box to store your catches. Captain Will will even clean any keepers for you to take home. Captain Will provides all rods, reels, tackle, fishing licenses, water, and snacks. All you need to bring is sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, a hat, and any food or drinks you might need on the water. Have a blast with Captain Will! Read More
Charleston Inshore Action
Everything to Know About Booking a Charleston Harbor light tackle fishing charter
What are the best light tackle fishing charters in Charleston Harbor?
Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 9 light tackle fishing trips in Charleston Harbor, and the most popular trips in the area are Inshore fishing - 24’ Blazer Bay guided by Johnston, Half Day Charleston Adventure guided by Adrian, and Sharks/Redfish in Charleston Harbor guided by Matt.
Our guides in Charleston Harbor are rated a 4.92 out of 5 based on 9596 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.
All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.
Looking for kid friendly light tackle fishing guides in Charleston Harbor? Check out our beginner and family friendly light tackle fishing guides in Charleston Harbor.
What types of light tackle fishing charters are common in Charleston Harbor?
Inshore fishing is the most popular for light tackle fishing in Charleston Harbor as well as river fishing, jetty fishing, and nearshore fishing.
The most commonly sought after species for light tackle fishing in Charleston Harbor are: 1. redfish, 2. speckled trout, 3. flounder, and 4. black drum.
How much do Charleston Harbor light tackle fishing charters cost?
for light tackle fishing in Charleston Harbor prices can range anywhere from an affordable $350 to $1,600, but the average price for a half day trip for light tackle fishing in Charleston Harbor is $619. The average price for a full day trip for light tackle fishing in Charleston Harbor is $938.
What month is best for on a light tackle fishing charter in Charleston Harbor?
The most popular season to go on a light tackle fishing charter in Charleston Harbor is summer, and most anglers book their trips 17 days in advance.
Do I need a Charleston Harbor fishing license and what are the bag limits in Charleston Harbor?
See here for more information on fishing licenses in Charleston Harbor, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Charleston Harbor. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Charleston Harbor.
Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences
Loved it. Kids had fun. Matt is very knowledgeable and nice. Can’t wait to do some deep sea fishing next summer.
Ben B. with Matt S. of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
Jonathan W. with Johnston M. of Charleston, South Carolina
Captain Brent was amazing. He’s incredibly patient and genuinely caring to make sure you’re having a great experience If it’s your first time or 50th time, Captain Brent IS the guy in Charleston for fishing
Matthew A. with Brent R. of Charleston, South Carolina
Had a great trip!
Tyler M. with Johnston M. of Charleston, South Carolina
Five stars for sure! Tim was great from start to finish, had everything we needed, put us on the fish and went out of his way to make sure we enjoyed our time catching fish. Would highly recommend, and one of the unusual things about Tim is, he is a Charleston native. Joe
Joe M. with Tim M. of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
Adrian was just awesome! He kept us up to date on weather and was flexible with date/time to make sure we went out at the best time. He got there early to make sure we were all set with plenty of bait and extra rods and reels ready to go. He even had an extra hat and sunglasses for our 16 yo who forgot his. He knew the best fishing spots and locations at each spot. He could cast within inches of his intended target, was very knowledgeable about the fish, and helped us release the sting ray and gar we accidentally caught. Very pleasant, hard working and very experienced! You can’t go wrong with Adrian!
Cynthia B. with Adrian J. of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
He was very good and tried to get us where the fish were bitting but hot weather was not our friend for this adventure but we did catch some would go with him again hands down
Michele W. with Christopher C. of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
We had a great time. Captain Adrian was knowledgeable and interactive. One of our best trips.
John A. with Adrian J. of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
Perfect. Great weather and Brent took advantage of it. Took us to multiple spots to try to find the fish until he found one that was successful. Brent worked very well with our kids...11 and 13 year old boys. He was good at teaching them tips and was eager and fun when action was happening!! He fit right in with our family and was a great guide and leader! The boat rides were fun and he went out of his way to show my son's the jellyball and anything else outside of standard fishing that came up. Loved it!!
Carissa S. with Brent R. of Charleston, South Carolina
We had an incredible day fishing with Captain Adrian! He was awesome lining up the best time of day to fish ahead of time thru great communication. While we didn't expect to catch a bunch since we were early in the season, we caught a BUNCH of fish - completely lost count it was such a good day - all catch and release. Adrian did a great job keeping our lines in the water from baiting hooks to fixing a few snags to getting fish off the hooks. Adrian was awesome! Highly recommend!! What a great day...
Ben F. with Adrian J. of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
The trip was excellent. Captain Griffin was a great guide and engaging. Shared a lot about fishing and the Charleston area. Absolutely looking forward to doing it again.
Edward S. with Johnston M. of Charleston, South Carolina
Captain Adrian was awesome!!! We caught a bunch of fish had an incredible time on the water. Highly recommended!!!
Paul B. with Adrian J. of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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