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Fishing in Charleston

Inshore, River Fishing Charter in Charleston

Inshore Fishing - 24’ Blazer Bay

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24 ft 1 - 6 People From $500
Fishing in Mount Pleasant

Inshore, Nearshore, River Fishing Charter in Mount Pleasant

Half Day Charleston Adventure

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23 ft 1 - 4 People From $525
Fishing in Folly Beach

Flats, Inshore, River Fishing Charter in Folly Beach

4 Hour In-shore Fishing Trip

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20 ft 1 - 5 People From $300
Fishing in Charleston

Jetty Fishing Charter in Charleston

Charleston Jetty Trip

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27 ft 1 - 6 People From $600
Fishing in Charleston

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 Mount Pleasant

Inshore, River Fishing Charter in Mount Pleasant

Insane Inshore Trips

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26 ft 1 - 6 People From $600

Most Popular Types of Speckled Trout Trips in South Carolina

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Fishing in North Charleston
Fishing in North Charleston
Fishing in North Charleston
trip description for Charleston Inshore Excursion in North Charleston

Every great adventure needs a starting point and Captain Carlo is here to get you and your guest pointing in the right direction. Whether it's cruising the historic waterways in Charleston or chasing some of our most sought-after inshore sportfish, it will be our pleasure to spend the day with you. On these trips with Captain Carlo, you will fish the many creeks, oyster beds, rivers, and inlets of Charleston Harbor. All within a short and comfortable boat ride from Shem Creek where you will be launching from. Protected from the winds and waves generally associated with offshore fishing trips, these inshore trips are perfect for those who are new to boating and fishing. You’ll be fishing aboard Captain Carlo's 26-foot Avenger. She can accommodate up to 6 anglers. Captain Carlo will provide rods, reels, tackle, licenses, tackle, bait, an 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

Flats, Inshore, River Fishing Charter in North Charleston

Charleston Inshore Excursion

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17 ft 1 - 2 People From $350
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Fishing in Mount Pleasant
Fishing in Mount Pleasant
Fishing in Mount Pleasant
trip description for Low Country Inshore Slam in Mount Pleasant

Come fish Charleston's beautiful coastal waters and prepare for an action-packed day of fishing in the South Carolina flats! With so many endless waterways, Charleston makes for great inshore fishing all year long. Mrs. Kendra, your contact listed here, runs all the scheduling for the outfit and handles most of the communication in the days leading up to the trip. On this half-day trip, our captains will take you up the river inlets and creeks, to the grass lines and docks, or out to the harbor where you'll be targeting Flounder, Redfish, and Speckled Trout. You'll be sight casting right to where the fish are on light tackle. Whether you're an expert or a beginner, our captains will show you some expert tips to help get one on the line! We have three 25' SeaPro 248s. These vessel allows up to six anglers to move around the deck with ease, and provides ample seating and a stable and flat casting deck. She boasts a top speed of 50 knots to get you skipping from spot to spot in no time, and comes equipped with everything you will need for the perfect day on the water! This vessel has fantastic shallow water capability, and with a 14” draft that allows it to access areas that most cannot. We provide all rods, reels, tackle, bait, fishing licenses and an ice box to store your catches. He'll even clean any keepers for you to take home. All you need to bring is any food or drinks you might want. Tight lines! Read More

Flats, Inshore, River Fishing Charter in Mount Pleasant

Low Country Inshore Slam

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25 ft 1 - 6 People From $600
Fishing in Mount Pleasant
Fishing in Mount Pleasant
Fishing in Mount Pleasant
trip description for 4hr Inshore in Mount Pleasant

If you're looking for a fun and family-friendly inshore fishing experience, an inshore fishing charter with Captain Tim out of Mount Pleasant, SC is the perfect choice. With Captain Tim's local knowledge and experience, you'll have a chance to catch a variety of species and have a blast, whether it's your first time or your 100th! 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. This trip is designed for people of all ages and skill levels, making it perfect for families or groups of friends. You'll be targeting species such as Redfish, Speckled Sea trout, Black Drum, Sheepshead, shark, and others. These fish are known for their abundance and are relatively easy to catch, making for an enjoyable and rewarding fishing experience. The charter will take you out to the shallow waters of the local estuaries and tidal creeks, where you'll have a chance to fish in a variety of habitats, including grass beds, oyster beds, and rocky shorelines. Captain Tim's 23' Pathfinder Bay boat is equipped with top-quality fishing gear, including all rods, reels, and tackle! During the trip, Captain Tim will provide you with tips and guidance on how to catch the target species, including the best techniques and baits to use. 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 Overall, an inshore fishing charter with Captain Tim is a fun and family-friendly sportfishing experience that you won't forget. Whether you're a seasoned 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

Flats, Inshore, Jetty, River Fishing Charter in Mount Pleasant

4hr Inshore

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23 ft 1 - 6 People From $550
Fishing in Folly Beach
Fishing in Folly Beach
Fishing in Folly Beach
trip description for Lowcountry's Tidal Fishing in Folly Beach

Head out on the Lowcountry’s Tidal Waters for an epic fishing adventure with professional inshore fishing guide in Captain Ryan and spend the day exploring the beautiful waters surrounding Charleston, SC. As a gear enthusiast, Captain Ryan provides some of the finest fly gear in the industry to hook into Redfish, Trout, and other nearshore species as well. You'll be spending your time on his Maverick HPX-S skiff. This boat is the primary skiff in sight fishing the lowcountry. This boat is obviously perfect for exploring the shallow water tidal regions of the low country. Nothing like stalking up on unsuspecting redfish in such shallow what that their backs are sticking out! Read More

Flats, Inshore, River Fishing Charter in Folly Beach

Lowcountry's Tidal Fishing

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18 ft 1 - 2 People From $500
Fishing in Hilton Head Island
Fishing in Hilton Head Island
Fishing in Hilton Head Island
trip description for Backcountry Light Tackle & Fly in Hilton Head Island

The Redfish is the staple, year-round fish in the South Carolina Lowcountry and has proved to be the perfect gamefish. They can be sight fished on the fly or artificial lure on flood tide grass flats, mud and sand flats, or up tidal creeks at lower water levels. They can also be fished using live or cut bait. Other common species caught include Black Drum, Speckled Sea Trout and Flounder. Throughout the year some species are in more abundance than others and some seasons hold different surprises as migratory fish move through the area. ​ Winter in the Lowcountry is special because the water can become gin-clear due to the lack of nutrients in the water with water temperatures in the upper 40s and 50s. Redfish will school up in large numbers and provide anglers with excellent sight fishing opportunities at lower tides ​ As the water temperature begins to warm in the Spring baitfish begin to move into the interior waters. The food source becomes slightly more abundant and schools start to break up and spread out to more zones.  In April and May, the Cobia begin to show up to spawn in this estuary. The Cobia can be taken on the fly or artificial on the surface when weather and sea conditions line up. ​ Summer months afford the angler the most variety.  In addition to Redfish, Black Drum, Sea Trout, and Flounder other species frequent a variety of scenarios. Ladyfish, Tripletail, Spanish Mackeral are all fun species to target on light tackle and fly but the big schools of large Jack Crevalle are high on the list of gamefish to be hunted this time of year when the sea conditions are calm enough. Tarpon also visit our water during Summer but are generally on the bottom in deeper water. ​ Once the Fall season comes into play, we see relief from Summer temperatures, the baitfish mature, and the shrimp move into the creeks. It seems like everything gets fired up! Bull Redfish have a tendency to move back into estuarine waters to feed. When the water is calm enough Bull Reds can be targeted on the surface out in nearshore waters where they are spawning this time of year. So no matter what time of year there is always something buzzing aboard Captain Graham Skiff! It comes loaded with everything you could possibly need for success, so all you need to bring are your favorite snacks and drinks, and Captain Graham will show you what Hilton Head fishing is all about! Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Hilton Head Island

Backcountry Light Tackle & Fly

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18 ft 1 - 2 People From $495
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 South Carolina speckled trout fishing charter

What are the best speckled trout fishing charters in South Carolina?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 34 speckled trout trips in South Carolina, 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 4 hour in-shore fishing trip guided by Dustin.

Our guides in South Carolina are rated a 4.96 out of 5 based on 2705 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 Speckled Trout charter in South Carolina are Mount Pleasant, Charleston and Folly Beach.

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

What types of speckled trout fishing charters are common in South Carolina?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for speckled trout 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 speckled trout fishing charters cost?

for speckled trout in South Carolina prices can range anywhere from about $500 to $1,082, but the average price for a half day trip for speckled trout in South Carolina is $592. The average price for a full day trip for speckled trout in South Carolina is $970.

What month is best for speckled trout fishing in South Carolina?

The most popular season for speckled trout fishing in South Carolina is spring, and most anglers book their trips 18 days in advance.

Do I need a South Carolina fishing license for speckled trout and what are the bag limits for speckled trout 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

  • ★★★★★
    Fun, educational and exactly what we were looking for! Highlight of our vacation.

    Ali M. with Kaleb S. of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    Fun, educational and exactly what we were looking for.

    Ali M. with Kaleb S. of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    Fun, educational and exactly what we were looking for.

    Ali M. with Kaleb S. of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    Fun, educational and exactly what we were looking for.

    Ali M. with Kaleb S. of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    He got us on the fish in short order and we caught a nice variety. He has a good personality for this type of work.

    Benjamin G. with Adrian J. of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    Adrian did a great job taking us fishing. We caught red fish and had just the best time with him. We had fish within 5 minutes of putting our lines in.

    Dave M. with Adrian J. of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Tim was great all through, from early communication/coordination to execution of our 4 hour charter for 4 guys. He showed us how he netted baitfish, then we set up on bull redfish. We were into them quickly and everyone in our party boated fish. Then we relocated because we wanted to try for shark and once again we got on them quickly, and again we all boated fish. Bargain plan, one good size ray was also caught. Highly recommend you try booking Captain Tim.

    Jeffrey H. with Tim M. of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    Great trip with Captain Chris today! All 6 of us caught a couple including 5 nice Reds! Fun day on the water. Spring break 2024!

    Jay J. with Kendra K. of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    Had a great trip with Captain Brad! Nice boat, friendly guide, and tons of fish! Would highly recommend.

    Spencer W. with Brad B. of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    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

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