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Fishing in Charleston

Flats, Inshore, River Fishing Charter in Charleston

Reds On The Fly And Light Tackle

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Fishing in Mount Pleasant

Inshore, River Fishing Charter in Mount Pleasant

Half Day On Light Tackle

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Fishing in Folly Beach

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Folly Fly Or Light Tackle

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Fishing in Johns Island

Inshore, River Fishing Charter in Johns Island

John's Island Slam - 21' Robalo

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Fishing in Johns Island
Fishing in Johns Island
Fishing in Johns Island
trip description for John's Island Slam - 21' Robalo in Johns Island

Whether it's using light tackle in the back creeks targeting the many different species of fish or going after a big bull redfish, various species of sharks, or even stingrays in the harbor, Captain Derrick has got you covered! Step aboard this beautiful 21ft Robalo to explore the Stono River Esturary and the surrounding Lowcountry with an expert guide. She comes fully equipped with the latest top-of-the-line equipment, GPS, Fishfinder, a trolling motor, and a Power Pole shallow water anchor, allowing the opportunity to get to the fish in even the trickiest of areas! Powered by the strong and ever-dependable Yamaha 150hp outboard you are sure to get to the fish fast and back to the dock safe! Captain Derrick will provide all the rods, reels, tackle, licenses, tackle, bait, an ice cooler, and bottled water. Feel free to bring your own equipment if you'd like, your favorite food and drinks, and don’t forget sunscreen, a hat, and some sunglasses! Read More

Inshore, River Fishing Charter in Johns Island

John's Island Slam - 21' Robalo

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Fishing in Mount Pleasant
Fishing in Mount Pleasant
Fishing in Mount Pleasant
trip description for Half Day on Light Tackle in Mount Pleasant

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

Inshore, River Fishing Charter in Mount Pleasant

Half Day On Light Tackle

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Fishing in Charleston
Fishing in Charleston
Fishing in Charleston
trip description for Reds on the Fly and Light Tackle in Charleston

Charleston is a fisherman's paradise, and there's no better guide to these skinny backwaters and inshore flats that Captain Adam! He's been fishing here for years, and is a pro when it comes to fly fishing for Redfish, which are his specialty. The clear water and grassy habitat here is ideal for big Redfish, which love to feed on shrimp, crabs, small fish, and more, depending on the season. Captain Adam will help ensure that you're throwing the perfect fly for the conditions, and he can also offer helpful tips to perfect your presentation and get you hooked up on that personal best! You'll be fishing from Captain Adam's 17' Beavertail skiff. She's an ideal boat for maneuvering through the tidal back bays and flooded marshes around Folly Beach, and has a shallow draft to give you access to the skinniest water. She also sports a 60-HP Suzuki, so you'll be off the dock and on the fish ion just minutes. Once you're in the right spot, Captain Adam will maneuver you around so you can post up in just inches of water where the tails and scales will be obvious! Captain Adam will provide you with all the equipment you need, including flies, rods, and reels. All you need to bring is proper clothing, a cooler for snacks and drinks, your SC Saltwater Fishing License, and sunblock. Also, be sure to have polarized sunglasses and a camera to capture the memories! Read More

Flats, Inshore, River Fishing Charter in Charleston

Reds On The Fly And Light Tackle

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18 ft 1 - 2 People From $500

Everything to Know About Booking a Fishing Charter in Stono River

What are the best fishing charters in Stono River?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 4 trips in Stono River, and the most popular trips in the area are Reds on the Fly and Light Tackle guided by Adam, Half Day on Light Tackle guided by Christopher, and Folly Fly or Light Tackle guided by Conner.

Our guides in Stono River are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 2737 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.

The most popular cities to book a charter in are Mount Pleasant, Charleston and Folly Beach.

Looking for kid friendly charters / fishing lessons in Stono River? Check out our beginner and family friendly charters in Stono River.

What types of fishing charters are common in Stono River?

River fishing is the most popular in Stono River as well as inshore fishing and flats fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in Stono River are: 1. redfish, 2. black drum, 3. flounder, and 4. speckled trout.

The most common fishing techniques in Stono River are light tackle fishing, artificial lure fishing, and live bait fishing but sight casting and fly fishing are popular as well.

How much do Stono River fishing charters cost?

in Stono River prices can range anywhere from about $500 to $925, but the average price for a half day trip in Stono River is $564. The average price for a full day trip in Stono River is $854.

What month is best for fishing in Stono River?

The most popular season for fishing in Stono River is fall, and most anglers book their trips 12 days in advance.

Do I need a Stono River fishing license and what are the bag limits in Stono River?

See here for more information on fishing licenses in Stono River, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Stono River. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Stono River.

What is fishing in Stono River about?

Nestled within the Lowcountry of South Carolina, the Stono River offers a picturesque setting for fishing enthusiasts seeking both tranquility and excitement. Spanning over 20 miles from the western outskirts of Charleston to its confluence with the North Edisto River, the Stono River is renowned for its diverse ecosystem and abundant fish populations. Whether you're an avid angler or a casual fisherman, the Stono River provides ample opportunities to cast a line and reel in a memorable catch.

One of the primary draws of fishing in the Stono River is the wide variety of fish species that inhabit its waters. From redfish and speckled trout to flounder and sheepshead, anglers can target a range of prized catches throughout the year. The river's marshy shores, oyster beds, and expansive flats create ideal habitats for these fish, offering a dynamic fishing experience that evolves with the changing seasons.

Fishing in the Stono River can be enjoyed from various vantage points, including shorelines, docks, and boats. Anglers can choose to explore the river's winding channels and hidden creeks by kayak or skiff, immersing themselves in the natural beauty of the surrounding marshlands. Alternatively, fishing from the comfort of a pier or shoreline provides a relaxing and accessible option for anglers of all ages and skill levels. Whether you're seeking a solitary escape or a shared adventure with friends and family, fishing in the Stono River offers a rewarding experience amidst the scenic splendor of the Lowcountry.

What are the most popular months to fish in Stono River?

Fishing seasons in the Stono River exhibit a dynamic rhythm, each offering its own set of opportunities and challenges for anglers. In the spring, as temperatures warm and nature awakens, the river comes alive with activity. Speckled trout, redfish, and flounder become more active, making it an excellent time for anglers to test their skills and reel in some impressive catches. The spring season also sees an increase in baitfish populations, drawing larger predatory fish to the shallows and creating prime conditions for successful fishing outings.

As summer arrives and temperatures soar, the Stono River continues to offer abundant fishing opportunities. With longer days and warmer waters, anglers can target a variety of species, including sheepshead, black drum, and spotted sea trout. The summer months also provide ideal conditions for exploring the river's many creeks, marshes, and flats, where fish seek refuge from the heat and anglers can enjoy a more secluded fishing experience amidst the natural beauty of the Lowcountry.

In the fall, as temperatures begin to cool and the summer crowds dissipate, the Stono River enters a period of transition. Redfish become more active as they prepare for their annual spawning migrations, providing anglers with ample opportunities to hook into these prized gamefish. Speckled trout also make a return to the shallows, offering exciting fishing prospects for those willing to brave the cooler weather. With the changing seasons, fishing in the Stono River offers a year-round adventure for anglers eager to explore its rich waters and diverse fish populations.

What types of fishing are popular in Stono River?

In the Stono River, anglers have a variety of fishing methods to choose from, each offering a unique experience and the opportunity to target different species of fish. One popular technique is fly fishing, which requires precision casting and finesse to entice fish such as speckled trout and redfish. The river's expansive flats and marshy shores provide ample space for anglers to wade and cast their lines, creating an immersive and rewarding fishing experience amidst the scenic beauty of the Lowcountry.

For those who prefer a more leisurely approach, pier fishing is a popular option in the Stono River. Several public and private piers line the river's shores, offering convenient access to prime fishing spots without the need for a boat. Anglers can set up their rods and reels along the pier and wait for bites from a variety of fish species, including sheepshead, black drum, and flounder. Pier fishing provides a relaxed atmosphere where anglers can enjoy the tranquil surroundings of the river while waiting for their next big catch.

Another exciting way to fish in the Stono River is by kayak or boat. Paddling quietly through the river's meandering channels and hidden creeks allows anglers to access remote areas that are inaccessible by land. This method, known as kayak fishing or boat fishing, offers a sense of adventure and exploration as anglers search for prized catches such as redfish and spotted sea trout. Whether casting along the shoreline or drifting through the marshes, kayak and boat fishing in the Stono River provide unforgettable experiences for anglers of all skill levels.

What species are popular in Stono River?

The Stono River is teeming with a diverse array of fish species, making it a hotspot for anglers seeking a variety of catches. One of the most prized species to target in the river is the redfish, also known as red drum. Renowned for their hard-fighting nature and impressive size, redfish can be found cruising the shallows and marshy areas of the Stono River. Anglers often use live bait, such as shrimp or mullet, as well as artificial lures like spoons or soft plastics, to entice these elusive fish. Hooking into a redfish in the Stono River provides an exhilarating challenge and a memorable experience for anglers of all skill levels.

Another popular species to catch in the Stono River is the speckled trout, also known as spotted sea trout. These elusive fish are known for their striking appearance and voracious appetite, making them a favorite among anglers. Speckled trout can be found lurking in the river's deeper channels, as well as along grassy flats and oyster beds. Anglers often target speckled trout using a variety of baits and lures, including live shrimp, mullet, and soft plastics. Whether casting from a boat or wading in the shallows, hooking into a speckled trout in the Stono River is a thrilling experience that promises excitement and adventure.

Additionally, the Stono River offers ample opportunities to catch other popular species such as flounder, sheepshead, and black drum. These fish can be found inhabiting the river's diverse habitats, including sandy bottoms, oyster beds, and rocky outcroppings. Anglers can target flounder using live bait such as mud minnows or mullet, as well as jigging with artificial lures. Sheepshead and black drum, known for their delicious flavor and hard-fighting nature, can be caught using a variety of baits including fiddler crabs, shrimp, and clams. Whether you're targeting redfish, speckled trout, or other prized catches, fishing in the Stono River promises excitement and adventure for anglers of all interests and skill levels.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    Adam was great. This was my first time fly fishing for reds. He did a wonderful job coaching me through the trip. His boat and gear are top notch. Definitely going to return.

    Marcy B. with Adam L. of Charleston, South Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    We had a great time with Adam! He was very knowledgeable about fishing in the area. It was a very tough day for fishing but we really enjoyed being on the river.

    Dave K. with Adam L. of Charleston, South Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    Great time! Took my 12 yo out for few hours and Adam was extremely knowledgeable. Boat was in great condition and felt safe throughout the trip. We will definitely return in the fall!

    Randy G. with Adam L. of Charleston, 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

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