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Backcountry Light Tackle & Fly

NEW 1 - 2 People 4 - 8 Hours From $495

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$585.00
$495.00
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$925.00
$675.00
$585.00
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About Your Trip

Water Type

Inshore, Flats

Skill Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Weather

You won’t lose your deposit if the trip is canceled due to weather

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...

About Your Trip

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!
Amenities

Water Type

Inshore, Flats

Skill Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Tackle

All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

Beer

Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.

Live Bait

Live bait is included for this trip.

Location

This guide can be flexible with the departure location.

Weather

You won’t lose your deposit if the trip is canceled due to weather

Kid Friendly

This trip can cater to kids.

Flexible Cancelation

This trip can be canceled for a refund up to 2 days before the trip.

Waders

Wader rentals are not available.

Fish Cleaning

No cleaning service provided.

Boat Restroom

No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.

Disability Friendly

This trip is not suited for those with disabilities.

Lunch

Please provide your own food / snacks.

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About Your Guide

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Captain Graham

Independent Guide 23 yrs of exp.
Talkative
Laid-back
Instructional
Comfortable
Quality
Captain Graham has been an adventure guide in one way, shape, or form for over 20 years. While he grew up visiting his father in Hilton Head Island he spent the majority of his career in the Florida Keys, South Florida, and the Bahamas. Captain Graham managed private sport fishing operations which required him to learn new fisheries as he travelled to various remote locations - offshore fishing for pelagics, inshore fishing for bonefish, snook...

About Your Guide

Profile photo of Captain Experiences guide Graham

Captain Graham

Independent Guide 23 yrs of exp.
Captain Graham has been an adventure guide in one way, shape, or form for over 20 years. While he grew up visiting his father in Hilton Head Island he spent the majority of his career in the Florida Keys, South Florida, and the Bahamas. Captain Graham managed private sport fishing operations which required him to learn new fisheries as he travelled to various remote locations - offshore fishing for pelagics, inshore fishing for bonefish, snook and tarpon and diving and spearfishing. But sight fishing the Backcountry flats and creeks were always the favorite.

After evacuating the Florida Keys for Hurricane Irma in 2017 he ended up on Hilton Head Island. Captain Graham had found the Backcountry waters he had always been searching for. The endless variety of salt marsh creeks and flats in the Lowcountry are overwhelming and ever-changing with the tide and could never be fully explored.

When not on charter, Captain Graham is still on the water every day keeping his finger on the pulse & scouting new spots.
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Rapid Fire Guide Q & A

What’s the biggest fish you’ve caught?
500 lb Blue Marlin
If you were cooking for all your friends what would you cook?
Smoked Meats Roasted Veg

Rapid Fire Guide Q & A

What’s the biggest fish you’ve caught?
500 lb Blue Marlin
If you were cooking for all your friends what would you cook?
Smoked Meats Roasted Veg
Whats your favorite band?
JJ Grey
Whats your favorite movie?
THe Aviator
Whats your drink of choice?
IPA
What do you want for Christmas this year?
Trips
How did you get started guiding?
In the keys i couldn't get off the water. It was all I could think about. After awhile it just seemed natural.
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Start Location

Your guide can be flexible with your start location.
You can work with your guide after booking to set a more specific start location in the area.
68 Helmsman Way, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928, United States

About Your Boat

Boat Type
Skiff
Boat Manufacturer
Beavertail
Year Built
2015
Boat Length
18'

About Your Boat

Boat Type
Skiff
Boat Manufacturer
Beavertail
Year Built
2015
Boat Length
18'
Engine Manufacturer
Suzuki
Total Horsepower
90
Number of Engines
1
Additional Amenities
GPS, Poling Platform, Wireless Trolling Motor, Ice Box
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Trip Details & Amenities

Water Type

Inshore, Flats

Skill Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Tackle

All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

Beer

Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.

Live Bait

Live bait is included for this trip.

Location

This guide can be flexible with the departure location.

Weather

You won’t lose your deposit if the trip is canceled due to weather.

Kid Friendly

This trip can cater to kids.

Flexible Cancelation

This trip can be canceled for a refund up to 2 days before the trip.

Waders

Wader rentals are not available.

Fish Cleaning

No cleaning service provided.

Boat Restroom

No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.

Disability Friendly

This trip is not suited for those with disabilities.

Lunch

Please provide your own food / snacks.

Potential Target Species

  • Black Drum
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Redfish
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tarpon
  • Tripletail

Techniques

  • Artificial Lure Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Light Tackle Fishing
  • Sight Casting
  • Wading

Everything Else to Know

Sunscreen, Foul Weather Gear, Polarized Sunglasses. Tackle, Licenses, Water, Ice included.
You're all set! You don't need to buy a license for this trip.
We use a cashless autopay system. We'll send you a boarding pass, and on the day of the trip, your guide will scan your boarding pass to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is to tip your guide (we recommend 20%).
Cancel for free up to 2 days before the trip and receive credit back to your account.
If the weather doesn’t cooperate you’ll be covered by our 100% weather guarantee and you won’t lose your deposit.

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We had the BEST time!

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We had the BEST time!
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Mark

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Great experience! Caught my limit!

Mark

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Great experience! Caught my limit!
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Randolph

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Awesome trip! Great guys, great communication. Will definitely book again.

Randolph

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Awesome trip! Great guys, great communication. Will definitely book again.
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Scott

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Was a great trip! Had an awesome time.

Scott

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Was a great trip! Had an awesome time.
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Deryl

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5-star experience for sure!! :) it’s been awesome time out here.

Deryl

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5-star experience for sure!! :) it’s been awesome time out here.
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First Time Booking with Us?

Captain Experiences is the home of over 1500 Damn Good fishing and hunting guides. Our mission is to unlock the outdoors for everyone, and we want to help you get out there through our no-hassle online booking experience and our team of outdoors experts.
We vet our guides to make sure they are the best of the best. We want guides who not only put you on 'em, but show you a great time, keep you safe, and give you a memorable experience with your group.
Once you've paid your deposit at checkout, we'll send you a QR Code boarding pass. Just show your guide your boarding pass on the day of the trip, they'll scan it, the remaining balance will transfer automatically, and you'll be all set to get out there. Just make sure you bring a cash tip for the guide!
In the case of inclement weather, our guides will make the call and we'll work with you to reschedule your trip or issue a credit for the full deposit of the trip to be used on any of our trips across the country. Your safety is our top concern.
Each trip’s price is set by the guide and factors in all of their costs. A big determinant of cost is often the type of boat and associated fuel costs, but other guide costs include leases, marina / slip fees, bait costs, and the cost to provide and maintain all of the gear you’ll need on your trip.
Once you book the trip, we will connect you directly with the guide to go over any additional details. In the meantime, our team is always available to answer your questions via email, text, chat, or call!