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Black Drum Fishing Charters In South Carolina

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Fishing in Charleston

Inshore, River Fishing Charter in Charleston

Inshore Fishing - 24’ Blazer Bay

100% (4)
24 ft 1 - 6 People $$
Fishing in Folly Beach

Flats, Inshore, River Fishing Charter in Folly Beach

4 Hour In-shore Fishing Trip

100% (4)
20 ft 1 - 5 People $
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Fishing in Charleston

Deep Sea, Inshore, Jetty, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Charleston

4 HR Inshore/Harbor/Reef Fishing

NEW
33 ft 1 - 6 People $$
Fishing in Charleston

Jetty Fishing Charter in Charleston

Charleston Jetty Trip

100% (2)
27 ft 1 - 6 People $$
Fishing in Hilton Head Island

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Hilton Head Island

Backcountry Light Tackle & Fly

NEW
18 ft 1 - 2 People $$
Fishing in Charleston

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Charleston

3/4 Day Nearshore Fishing Frenzy!

NEW
45 ft 1 - 6 People $$$

Most Popular Types of Black Drum Trips in South Carolina

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More Black Drum Fishing Charters In South Carolina

Fishing in Hilton Head Island
Fishing in Hilton Head Island
Fishing in Hilton Head Island
trip description for Hilton Head on Artificials in Hilton Head Island

Get out there with Captain Thomas and experience a day of inshore fishing like none other! With years of local knowledge here in Hilton Head and a passion for fishing, Captain Thomas will take you to some of the best fishing spots in the area to catch classic inshore species such as Redfish, Speckled Trout, Sheepshead, and even Tarpon! On this trip, you'll be able to use both artificial lures as well as bait to target these inshore species. Whatever you choose, Captain Thomas has a bunch of different tricks to improve your presentation and reliably hook up trophy fish! His 22' Pathfinder bay boat is a versatile, shallow-draft vessel that's ideal for inshore fishing. In addition, she's equipped with the latest-and-greatest fishing gear and electronics to enhance your experience. Captain Thomas will provide all the necessary fishing equipment, including rods, reels, bait, and lures. He'll also give you expert instruction and advice on the best techniques for catching your desired species. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a beginner, Captain Thomas will make sure you have a great time on the water! So if you're looking for a fun and unforgettable fishing experience in Hilton Head, book a trip with Captain Thomas today—you won't be disappointed! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Hilton Head Island

Hilton Head On Artificials

NEW
22 ft 1 - 4 People $$
Fishing in Mount Pleasant
Fishing in Mount Pleasant
Fishing in Mount Pleasant
trip description for Seasonal Inshore Action in Mount Pleasant

Rent a seasonal fishing charter with Captain Danny and explore the Isle of Palms, Mount Pleasant or Charleston, SC waters. Taking seasonal fishing trips allows you to see what's biting and when. Check out the different fish species you may encounter when you book our winter fishing charter: Redfish, Shrimp, Trout, Black Drum, Sheepshead. When the seas are steady and the fish are biting that's when you can call it a good day. Line your hooks and bring home an awesome catch by heading out with Captain Danny. All Captain Danny's trips are run aboard his 215 227 Sportsman Bay loaded with all the equipment needed to fish the waters of the low country. Captain Danny goes fishing with custom-made rods made by local fishing legend OC Polk. Each rod contains a perfectly matched reel from Shimano loaded with Power Pro braided line. Read More

Flats, Inshore, River Fishing Charter in Mount Pleasant

Seasonal Inshore Action

NEW
22 ft 1 - 6 People $
Fishing in Folly Beach
Fishing in Folly Beach
Fishing in Folly Beach
trip description for Folly on the Fly in Folly Beach

Hop on board with Captain Conner for an exciting day of fishing the tidal creeks, flats, and backcountry marshland on South Carolina's beautiful coast! Conveniently located between the plentiful winding waterways of the Kiawah River and the Atlantic Ocean, it's safe to say there's no shortage of fish around Kiawah, SC. On this 4 to 8-hour trip, Captain Conner will take you through the shallow creeks and marshes of the Kiawah River, sight fishing and throwing flies to Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, and others! This trip will be focused on fly fishing but you can also use light tackle if you want. Captain Conner will get your rod set up with what the fish are biting for, whichever method you choose! Whether you're a beginner or experienced angler, Captain Conner will give you all the instruction you need to attract some fish. You’ll be fishing aboard a maneuverable skiff that can fit up to 2 anglers. Equipped with a wireless trolling motor, this vessel will have no problem getting you into hard-to-reach waters. Captain Conner will provide all the fly rods, reels, tackle, flies, fishing licenses, water, and snacks. He'll have an ice-filled cooler ready to go and will even do some photography for you! All you need to bring is sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, and a hat if you need one. Come aboard with Captain Conner and catch some fish! Read More

Flats, Inshore, River Fishing Charter in Folly Beach

Folly On The Fly

NEW
18 ft 1 - 2 People $$
Fishing in Folly Beach
Fishing in Folly Beach
Fishing in Folly Beach
trip description for Folly Beach on Light Tackle in Folly Beach

Hop on board with Captain Conner for an exciting day of fishing the shallow tidal creeks, and low country marshland around Kiawah SC! Conveniently located between the bountiful Kiawah River and the open Atlantic Ocean, it's safe to say there's no shortage of fish! On this 4 to 8-hour trip, Captain Conner is based out of the John's Island/Folly beach area but loves picking up his clients down in Kiawah to explore the local waters. Stalking the myriad of fingers and shallow creeks of the Kiawah River you can expect to sight fish Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, Blacktip Shark, Bonnethead Shark, Flounder, and much more! You can use light tackle with artificial lures or live bait, or even fly fish if you want to. Captain Conner will get your rod set up with what the fish are biting for whichever method you choose! Whether you're a beginner or experienced angler, Captain Conner will give you all the instruction you need to attract some fish. You’ll be fishing aboard a maneuverable skiff boat that can fit up to 2 anglers. Equipped with a wireless trolling motor, this vessel will have no problem getting you into hard-to-reach waters. Captain Conner will provide all rods, reels, tackle, fishing licenses, water, and snacks. He'll have an ice-filled cooler ready to go and will even do some photography for you! All you need to bring is sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, and a hat if you need one. Come aboard with Captain Conner and catch some fish! Read More

Flats, Inshore, River Fishing Charter in Folly Beach

Folly Beach On Light Tackle

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18 ft 1 - 2 People $$
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

100% (1)
23 ft 1 - 4 People $$
Fishing in Hilton Head Island
Fishing in Hilton Head Island
Fishing in Hilton Head Island
trip description for 2 Hour Beginner Inshore Fishing in Hilton Head Island

Learning how to fish can be overwhelming. The act of dropping a line is easy, but being a successful angler is hard. The 3 biggest challenges in fishing for beginners are finding fish, tying on the right fishing tackle, and using the best technique to catch fish on that tackle. This trip, which departs promptly each day at noon, breaks down those challenges with step-by-step instructions from an experienced, patient guide, and is an excellent starter trip for children of all ages as well novice adults. Licenses, bait and tackle, ice, bottled water, and photographs of your catch are all included. Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Hilton Head Island

2 Hour Beginner Inshore Fishing

NEW
17 ft 1 - 3 People $
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Everything to Know About Booking a South Carolina black drum fishing charter

What are the best black drum fishing charters in South Carolina?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 24 black drum trips in South Carolina, and the most popular trips in the area are Inshore fishing - 24’ Blazer Bay guided by Johnston, 4 hour in-shore fishing trip guided by Dustin, and 4 HR Inshore/Harbor/Reef Fishing guided by Chris.

Our guides in South Carolina are rated a 4.91 out of 5 based on 2538 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 Black Drum charter in South Carolina are Charleston, Folly Beach and Hilton Head Island.

Looking for kid friendly black drum guides / fishing lessons in South Carolina? Check out our beginner and family friendly black drum guides in South Carolina.

What types of black drum fishing charters are common in South Carolina?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for black drum in South Carolina as well as inshore fishing, river fishing, and flats fishing.

The most common fishing techniques in South Carolina are light tackle fishing, live bait fishing, and artificial lure fishing but bottom fishing and cut bait fishing are popular as well.

How much do South Carolina black drum fishing charters cost?

for black drum in South Carolina prices can range anywhere from about $475 to $950, but the average price for a half day trip for black drum in South Carolina is $576. The average price for a full day trip for black drum in South Carolina is $894.

What month is best for black drum fishing in South Carolina?

The most popular season for black drum fishing in South Carolina is summer, and most anglers book their trips 6 days in advance.

Do I need a South Carolina fishing license for black drum and what are the bag limits for black drum in South Carolina?

If you’re thinking about a saltwater trip, you’re in luck! Our saltwater fishing tours in South Carolina don’t require you to purchase a fishing license – your group is covered by your boat’s captain. For freshwater trips, you’ll still need to purchase a license. See here for more information on fishing licenses, bag limits, and fishing season regulations in South Carolina. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    Awesome trip!!

    Jonathan W. with Johnston M. of Charleston, South Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    We had a great day on the water with Captain Dustin! He was very knowledgeable and had great patience with us! We had two small kids and three adults! All of us landed Redfish! Thank you for a great time and helping us make some awesome memories!

    Meg K. with Dustin S. of Folly Beach, 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

  • ★★★★★
    Very nice guy great fishing really knows what he’s doing put me on sharks right away great to find some one you can actually talk to and hold a conversation

    Ryan F. with Dustin S. of Folly Beach, 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

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    Dustin was great! Not the most ideal day for fishing but he made it his goal for us to enjoy ourselves and catch fish. Is extremely knowledgeable about fishing. Would highly recommend.

    Caroline N. with Dustin S. of Folly Beach, South Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    Dustin was great. Very patient and helpful in every way. Thanks for the awsome time. Tails up

    Rock G. with Dustin S. of Folly Beach, 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

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