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Inshore Fishing With Kaleb

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22 ft 1 - 4 People From $500
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Seasonal Inshore Action

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22 ft 1 - 6 People From $400
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Inshore, River Fishing Charter in Mount Pleasant

Half Day On Light Tackle

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23 ft 1 - 4 People From $600
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Flats, Inshore, Jetty, River Fishing Charter in Mount Pleasant

Charleston Inshore Fun!

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19 ft 1 - 3 People From $400
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Inshore, River Fishing Charter in Charleston

Beachcombing With Captain Will

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26 ft 1 - 4 People From $550
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Inshore, River Fishing Charter in Charleston

Charleston Low Country Adventure

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1 - 4 People From $600

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Fishing in Charleston
Fishing in Charleston
Fishing in Charleston
trip description for 4 HR Inshore/Harbor/Jetties Fishing in Charleston

This is a 4hr fishing trip in beautiful Charleston Harbor and Jetties. Target fish are trophy Bull Red Fish, Sharks, Sea Bass, Trout, Flounder and other local species. Read More

Inshore, Jetty, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Charleston

4 HR Inshore/Harbor/Jetties Fishing

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33 ft 1 - 6 People From $800
Fishing in Charleston
Fishing in Charleston
Fishing in Charleston
trip description for 6 HR Nearshore/Reef in Charleston

Half Day Reef Trip This is a 6-hour fishing trip, where you'll be fishing at Charleston's own Jetties, reefs and wrecks. Head offshore weather permitting about 10 - 20 miles to local reefs and live bottom in search of Snapper, Cobia, Grouper, King Mackerel, Amberjack, and more. This trip is perfect for catching some fresh fish to take back home! Read More

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

6 HR Nearshore/Reef

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33 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,200
Fishing in Charleston
Fishing in Charleston
Fishing in Charleston
trip description for Charleston Jetty Trip in Charleston

The waters in and surrounding Charleston Harbor provide the perfect habitat for targeting all kinds of inshore game species on light tackle, like Redfish, Black Drum, Flounder, Sheepshead, Spanish Mackerel, and a variety of shark species. On this inshore trip with Captain Brent, you will fish the historic Charleston Harbor and its waterways all within a short and comfortable boat ride from one of Captain Brent's convenient pickup locations. 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. You’ll be fishing aboard Captain Brent's 27-foot Pathfinder center console. She can accommodate up to 6 anglers on the spacious and comfortable deck. Captain Brent will provide rods, reels, tackle, licenses, bait, ice, cooler, and bottled water. Feel free to bring your own equipment as well as any food and drinks of your choice. Don’t forget sunscreen and a hat. Read More

Jetty Fishing Charter in Charleston

Charleston Jetty Trip

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27 ft 1 - 6 People From $600
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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21 ft 1 - 4 People From $450
Fishing in Charleston
Fishing in Charleston
Fishing in Charleston
trip description for Inshore Fishing II in Charleston

Head out with Captain Johnston for a memorable fishing adventure in the Charleston inshores! With its harbor and array of canals and rivers, the Charleston inshores are a great spot to go after some of the picture-worthy fish that South Carolina is known for without too long of a trek. On this 4, 6 or 8-hour trip, Captain Johnston will motor you out into Charleston Harbor or the nearby canals where you'll be targeting Redfish, Blacktip Sharks, Bonnethead Sharks, and maybe even Tarpon in the summer months, and Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder and more in the colder months. You'll be fishing with light tackle and choosing from a selection of live bait or artificial lures. Captain Johnston has years of experience in these waters and he's sure to get your rod set up with what the fish are biting! You'll be aboard Captain Johnston's 24' Blazer Bay center console with a capacity for 6 anglers. Powered by a 300 HP Mercury engine, she'll have no problem taking you to the prime inshore fishing spots! This vessel comes equipped with a GPS, Fishfinder, Live Bait Well, Wireless Trolling Motor, and Ice Box to store your catches. Captain Johnston will even clean any tasty keepers for you to take home! Captain Johnston will provide all rods, reels, tackle, live bait, lures and fishing licenses. All you need to bring is sunglasses, sunscreen, and any food or drinks you might want out on the water. Come get some tasty fish with Captain Johnston in the Charleston inshores! Read More

Inshore, River Fishing Charter in Charleston

Inshore Fishing II

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24 ft 1 - 6 People From $500
Fishing in Charleston
Fishing in Charleston
Fishing in Charleston
trip description for 3/4 Day Nearshore Fishing Frenzy! in Charleston

Fuel is included in the price! Come aboard with Captain Johnston for an exciting day fishing the Charleston nearshores! The nearshore waters of Charleston are home to plenty of fish-rich reefs and wrecks that are great for picking up some prized Atlantic fish. On this 6 hour trip, Captain Johnston will motor you out into the Charleston Harbor jetties or some nearshore reefs and wrecks where you'll be targeting Redfish, Blacktip Sharks, Bonnethead Sharks, and maybe even Tarpon in the summer months, and Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder and more in the colder months. You'll be fishing with light tackle and choosing from a selection of live bait or artificial lures. Captain Johnston has years of experience in these waters and he's sure to get your rod set up with what the fish are biting! Captain Johnston will provide all rods, reels, tackle, live bait, lures and fishing licenses. All you need to bring is sunglasses, sunscreen, and any food or drinks you might want out on the water. Come get some tasty fish with Captain Johnston in the Charleston nearshores! Read More

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Charleston

3/4 Day Nearshore Fishing Frenzy!

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45 ft 1 - 6 People From $2,000
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Everything to Know About Booking a Mount Pleasant black drum fishing charter

What are the best black drum fishing charters in Mount Pleasant?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 17 black drum trips in Mount Pleasant, and the most popular trips in the area are Inshore Fishing with Kaleb guided by Kaleb, Seasonal Inshore Action guided by Daniel, and Half Day on Light Tackle guided by Christopher.

Our guides in Mount Pleasant are rated a 4.91 out of 5 based on 2697 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.

Other popular cities nearby for booking a Black Drum charter include Charleston, Folly Beach and North Charleston.

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

What types of black drum fishing charters are common in Mount Pleasant?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for black drum in Mount Pleasant as well as inshore fishing, river fishing, and jetty fishing.

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

How much do Mount Pleasant black drum fishing charters cost?

for black drum in Mount Pleasant prices can range anywhere from about $500 to $1,110, but the average price for a half day trip for black drum in Mount Pleasant is $604. The average price for a full day trip for black drum in Mount Pleasant is $1,000.

What month is best for black drum fishing in Mount Pleasant?

The most popular season for black drum fishing in Mount Pleasant is spring, and most anglers book their trips 5 days in advance.

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

If you’re thinking about a saltwater trip, you’re in luck! Our saltwater fishing tours in Mount Pleasant 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 Mount Pleasant. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations.

What is black drum fishing in Mount Pleasant all about?

Black drum are a popular and abundant species found in the waters around Mount Pleasant, offering anglers a rewarding fishing experience. These fish are characterized by their dark coloration and distinctive drumming sound, which they produce using specialized muscles in their swim bladder. Black drum can be found in a variety of habitats, including estuaries, tidal creeks, marshes, and nearshore waters, making them accessible to anglers of all skill levels. In Mount Pleasant, black drum are often targeted by anglers seeking a challenging fight and delicious table fare.

Fishing for black drum in Mount Pleasant can be productive throughout the year, but they are particularly abundant during the spring and fall seasons. During these times, black drum congregate in large numbers in shallow waters to spawn, providing anglers with excellent opportunities to target them. Anglers can find black drum feeding along the edges of marshes, oyster beds, and grass flats, where they prey on crustaceans, mollusks, and small fish. Using techniques such as bottom fishing with cut bait or shrimp, anglers can entice strikes from black drum and enjoy the thrill of battling these strong and resilient fish.

Black drum are known for their powerful fights and tenacity once hooked, making them a favorite target among anglers in Mount Pleasant. While they may not jump or exhibit flashy behavior like some other species, black drum make up for it with their brute strength and dogged determination. Anglers can expect to feel the powerful head shakes and steady runs characteristic of black drum as they try to land their catch. With their firm, white flesh and mild flavor, black drum are also prized for their culinary qualities, making them a sought-after species among recreational anglers in Mount Pleasant.

What are the most popular months to fish for black drum fishing in Mount Pleasant?

In Mount Pleasant, black drum can be targeted throughout the year, but certain seasons offer more favorable conditions for anglers looking to hook into these prized fish. Spring and fall are typically considered the peak seasons for black drum fishing in Mount Pleasant. During these times, black drum congregate in large numbers in shallow waters to spawn, providing anglers with excellent opportunities to target them. The warming temperatures of spring encourage black drum to move into shallower waters to feed and spawn, while the cooling temperatures of fall trigger another surge in activity as they prepare for the winter months.

During the spring season in Mount Pleasant, black drum become more active and abundant as they migrate into shallow waters to spawn. Anglers can target black drum along the edges of marshes, oyster beds, and grass flats, where they feed on crustaceans, mollusks, and small fish. The fall season also sees a resurgence in black drum activity as they prepare for the winter months. As temperatures begin to cool, black drum once again move into shallow waters to feed voraciously, providing anglers with ample opportunities to hook into these powerful and resilient fish.

While spring and fall are considered prime seasons for black drum fishing in Mount Pleasant, these fish can be targeted year-round with the right techniques and local knowledge. During the summer and winter months, black drum may move into deeper waters or seek refuge in areas with more stable temperatures. However, they can still be found in certain areas such as estuaries, tidal creeks, and nearshore structures. Anglers willing to adapt their techniques and explore different locations can still enjoy success in targeting black drum during these seasons in Mount Pleasant.

What techniques are popular for catching black drum in Mount Pleasant?

When it comes to fishing for black drum in Mount Pleasant, anglers have several effective techniques at their disposal. One popular method is bottom fishing using cut bait or shrimp. Anglers can anchor their boats near structures such as oyster beds, docks, or bridges where black drum are known to congregate. Using a Carolina rig or a fish finder rig, anglers can present their bait on the bottom and wait for the telltale tug of a black drum bite. This technique is particularly effective when targeting larger black drum that prefer to feed close to the bottom.

Another productive technique for black drum fishing in Mount Pleasant is using live or fresh dead bait. This can include shrimp, blue crab, or small baitfish like mullet or menhaden. Anglers can present these baits using a variety of rigs, such as a fish finder rig or a Carolina rig, and fish them near structures where black drum are likely to feed. Live bait fishing allows anglers to present a natural and enticing offering to black drum, increasing the chances of attracting strikes.

Additionally, anglers can target black drum using artificial lures, particularly soft plastics and jigs. Anglers can cast these lures around oyster beds, docks, or other structures where black drum are known to frequent. Retrieving the lure slowly along the bottom can mimic the movement of natural prey and entice strikes from black drum. This technique requires finesse and patience, but it can be highly effective, especially when black drum are actively feeding. By employing these proven techniques and experimenting with different baits and presentations, anglers in Mount Pleasant can increase their chances of success when targeting black drum.

What other species are popular in Mount Pleasant?

Apart from targeting black drum, Mount Pleasant offers anglers a diverse range of species to pursue, ensuring an exciting and varied fishing experience. One popular species among anglers is the red drum, also known as redfish. These fish are abundant in the waters around Mount Pleasant and provide anglers with thrilling fights and delicious table fare. Red drum can be found in a variety of habitats, including estuaries, marshes, and shallow flats, where they feed on crustaceans and small fish. Anglers can target red drum using techniques such as sight fishing, casting artificial lures, or using live bait, making them a versatile and accessible species to pursue.

Another sought-after species in Mount Pleasant is the spotted seatrout, also known as speckled trout. These fish are known for their striking appearance and aggressive feeding habits, making them a favorite among anglers of all skill levels. Speckled trout can be found in both shallow and deep waters, particularly around oyster beds, grass flats, and tidal creeks. Anglers can target speckled trout using a variety of techniques, including casting artificial lures, live bait fishing, and fly fishing, providing opportunities for anglers to hone their skills and enjoy a thrilling fishing experience.

Furthermore, Mount Pleasant offers anglers the chance to target a variety of offshore species, including king mackerel, cobia, and mahi mahi. Venturing offshore to reefs, wrecks, and offshore structures provides anglers with opportunities to encounter these hard-fighting and delicious species using techniques such as trolling, bottom fishing, and jigging. Whether targeting inshore or offshore species, Mount Pleasant promises anglers an unforgettable fishing experience with its rich biodiversity and abundance of fishing opportunities along the South Carolina coast.

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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