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Drift Fishing Charters Near North Charleston, Sc
Don’t want to go way out in the ocean but want to still fill up the cooler and have fun 25 miles off the coast? Embark on Captain Matt's nearshore trip to fill the feezer and have a blast doing it! Destinations include artificial reefs and natural live bottom areas up to 9 miles offshore. Typical catches include black sea bass, vermillion snapper, red snapper, triggerfish, amberjack, cobia, sharks, and other species. For these trips, you'll be fishing out of Captain Matt's 30' Contender Center Console, that has a cruising speed of 33 Knots and can handle up to 4 passengers on these trips. Captain Matt will get you all set up with top-of-the-line fishing gear with spinning and conventional gear available. Your license is provided along with all bait and tackle but feel free to bring along your own if you prefer. The boat comes loaded with bottled water and plenty of ice and cooler space for your use. You need only bring food and any other beverages you wish. Alcoholic beverages are permitted but overindulgence is obviously not tolerated for safety reasons. Read More
Offshore Grocery Store
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
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
Consists of fishing in the rivers, creeks, inlets and beaches surrounding Charleston. Typically the water is calm and land is always visible so motion sickness medicine is usually not needed, but feel free to bring some. The travel time from the dock to the fishing destination is short - typically 20 minutes so you will be fishing within minutes. On this type of fishing charter, depending on the time of year, we target Red Drum (aka Redfish or Spot Tail Bass), Sea Trout, Flounder, Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, Sharks, Sheepshead and more! We use spinning reels and a variety of live bait, such as shrimp and finger mullet. This is the most popular excursion and is available in 1/2 day, 3/4 day and full day trips. Read More
Shallow Stalking Sportfish Trip
Head out with Captain Adrian to explore the waters around Charleston SC, whether you're looking to hang around inshore/nearshore to whack Redfish, Trout and Spanish Mackerel, or poke it a little further offshore on a 6 hour trip to bottom fish for some delicious table fare, Captain Adrian will be there to lend his expert advice! If you'd like to book a 6 hour, you can expect to venture anywhere from 15 miles offshore to hit the wrecks and reefs to bottom fish for some delicious table fare. Captain Adrian is an expert at bottom fishing and knows exactly where to take you whether you're looking for Mingos, Triggerfish, Blacks sea bass, or almost any other species that calls the bottom of the ocean its home. Half-day trips can provide a more affordable less intensive way to get out on the water, have a great time, and bring home some tasty fish for dinner! Either way, Captain Adrian will provide all the necessary rods, reels, tackle, bait, coolers and ice to ensure you have a fantastic offshore experience. All he recommends you bring are your favorite snacks and drinks and a cooler to take home all your fillets after Adrian has cleaned them for you! Read More
Half Day Charleston Adventure
You’ll head 25-50 miles offshore to deep drop bottom rigs and or jig offshore structures to target mutton snapper, gag and scamp grouper, red snapper(seasonal), King Mackerel, barracuda, african pompano, cobia, amberjack, shark, triggerfish, and many more! All charters are aboard Captain Matt's 30' Contender center console powered by twin 250 hp Suzuki engines. This trip can handle up to 5 people, but just so you know, this trip can be heavily dependent on wind and sea conditions Captain Matt will get you all set up with top-of-the-line fishing gear with spinning and conventional gear available. Your license is provided along with all bait and tackle but feel free to bring along your own if you prefer. The boat comes loaded with bottled water and plenty of ice and cooler space for your use. You need only bring food and any other beverages you wish. Alcoholic beverages are permitted but overindulgence is obviously not tolerated for safety reasons. Read More
8 Hour Blackfin Tuna
Head out with Captain Kaleb for an epic day of inshore fishing as you explore the Wando River and the surrounding saltwater rivers. Aboard Captain Kaleb's 22' Ranger you can expect to use a variety of live baits and a combination of different fishing techniques like using bottom rigs, popping corks, and a few other tricks Captain Kaleb can't disclose on the interwebs (He doesn't want to give away all his secrets!) Whether you choose a 4 hour, 6 hour, or full-day 8 hour trip, you can expect to target Redfish, Flounder, Blackdrum, and Trout as you explore the beautiful tidal marshes and backwater rivers. Longer trips give you exponentially better odds at catching both more and bigger fish. Captain Kaleb will provide all you need for a great day of fishing the tidal creeks and bay area of the Charleston waterways including all the tackle, bait, coolers, ice, water, fishing licenses, and safety equipment. Everything you could possibly need for a safe, enjoyable, and successful adventure. He will also clean and bag you catch for you at the end of the day. All he recommends you bring is your weather-appropriate clothing, sunscreen, non-marking shoes, snacks, personal beverages (Alcohol is allowed but no glass please). Read More
Inshore Fishing With Kaleb
Launch aboard Captain Brad's fully decked out 26' Center Console for a freezer-filling fishing experience out of historic Charleston SC. With a background in the US Coast Guard and a resulting 10+ years of experience fishing the Atlantic Coast all the way from Maine down to the Florida Keys, Captain Brad will put all of his knowledge toward getting you on the fish safely and in style! Captain Brad usually likes to launch from the WO Thomas Jr. Boat Landing by the Westmoreland bridge, but there is no need to waste your time hailing an uber or fretting showing up on time, if transportation is a problem Brad is more than happy to come to pick you up! Just let us know where you'd like to be picked up from. Either way, after you get settled in, and Captain Brad starts up his twin 150 Yamahas, you will motor around Charleston Harbor and the surrounding Low Country chasing delicious table fare that puts up a fight! You are welcome to get as involved as you would like with your adventure as well, whether you'd rather lounge until Captain Brad has hooked into the fish or if you want your hand on the rod the whole time to feel the bite, Captain Brad can make it happen! Beyond superior service and luxurious amenities, Captain Brad also provides the best rods, reels, tackle, bait, and fishing licenses you could possibly need for a successful day out on the water. Thus, all you need to bring is your favorite lunch, snack, and drink, your sun protection, maybe a towel, and your camera! Otherwise, Captain Brad will take care of the rest to make the most of your Charleston Inshore adventure! Read More
Insane Inshore Trips
If you're an avid angler looking for an unforgettable sportfishing experience, a deep sea fishing charter with Captain Tim out of Mount Pleasant, SC is the perfect opportunity! With Captain Tim's expertise and knowledge of the area's waters, you'll have a chance to catch some of the biggest and most sought-after game fish in the region. Captain Tim is a native of Mt. Pleasant, SC and has been an offshore and inshore fishing guide for over 15 years. Fishing with a local has many advantages. Captain Tim's deep sea fishing charter is designed for people who are serious about fishing and want to catch big trophies. The trip is also designed for more angler interaction. This means where you the angler will be more involved with setting lines out, helping catch live bait, and over all being more involved with the overall fishing process besides just reeling them in. You'll be targeting species such as King Mackerel, Cobia, Amberjack, Grouper, Snapper and more. These fish are known for their size, strength, and fighting abilities, making for an exciting and challenging fishing experience. This trip will incorporate slow trolling live bait along with some bottom fishing. On this charter, you'll head out to the deep waters of the Atlantic Ocean, where you'll have a chance to go 15 to 25 miles offshore Captain Tim's 32' Contender is equipped with top-of-the-line fishing gear and electronics, including sonar and GPS, to help you locate and catch the big fish. You'll be working a range of baits and lures, as well as live bait, to entice the fish to bite. During the trip, Captain Tim will provide you with tips and guidance on how to catch the target species, including the best techniques and strategies for hooking and reeling in the fish. You'll also have plenty of opportunities to ask questions and learn more about the local fishing scene and the different types of fish that inhabit the area's waters. Overall, a deep sea fishing charter with Captain Tim is an epic sportfishing experience that you won't soon forget. Whether you're an experienced angler or a first-timer, this trip is sure to provide you with plenty of excitement, adventure, and memories that will last a lifetime! Read More
Big Fish Thrills
Nearshore Reef or Shark Trip This is a 2 or 4-hour trip, where you'll be fishing at Charleston's nearshore reefs and wrecks. Target fish near local reefs include Seabass, Sharks, Snappers, Cobia and more! Half Day Reef Trip This is a 6-hour fishing trip, where you'll be fishing at Charleston's own reefs and wrecks. Head offshore about 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! Full Day Offshore Trip This is a full day (12-hour) fishing trip out to the Gulfstream on the hunt for Dolphin, Tuna, Wahoo, Sailfish, Marlin, and more! No place to be, and plenty of time to fish. The perfect trip for dedicated anglers. Read More
Inshore And Offshore Fishing
Everything to Know About Booking a North Charleston drift fishing charter
What are the best drift fishing charters in North Charleston?
Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 16 drift fishing trips in North Charleston, and the most popular trips in the area are Charleston Inshore Excursion guided by Carlo and Dusk Till Dawn Trip - 26' Mako guided by Tj.
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What types of drift fishing charters are common in North Charleston?
Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for drift fishing in North Charleston as well as inshore fishing, river fishing, and nearshore fishing.
The most commonly sought after species for drift fishing in North Charleston are: 1. redfish, 2. speckled trout, 3. flounder, and 4. cobia.
How much do North Charleston drift fishing charters cost?
for drift fishing in North Charleston prices can range anywhere from an affordable $350 to $3,000 and up, but the average price for a half day trip for drift fishing in North Charleston is $564. The average price for a full day trip for drift fishing in North Charleston is $1,249.
What month is best for on a drift fishing charter in North Charleston?
The most popular season to go on a drift fishing charter in North Charleston is fall, and most anglers book their trips 20 days in advance.
Do I need a North Charleston fishing license and what are the bag limits in North Charleston?
If you’re thinking about a saltwater trip, you’re in luck! Our saltwater fishing tours in North Charleston 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 North Charleston. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations.
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