Reel Salty

4139 Hwy 17 Buisness
Murrells Inlet SC, United States

Reel Salty is a premier fishing guide and charter service, cruising out of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. Captain Jeff knows where the fish are hiding and how to get there. A day out with his Reel Salty charters is an exciting adventure, which can result in some outstanding catches!

Enjoy your fishing trip with Reel Salty aboard a 24-foot Key West boat, which comes powered by a 225 HP Yamaha engine. This is a clean, spacious vessel with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots. Its navigational electronics include a GPS, a VHF radio, and a fish finder. For your comfort, there is a toilet on board, along with an ice-box to keep the catch fresh during the day. As well as that, the boat is fitted with a live bait tank, outriggers, and downriggers.  Those anglers who are up to a challenge can request to use the fighting chair.

Up to five guests are welcome to join Reel Salty on the waters of South Carolina. Depending on how much time you intend to spend on the water and which species you’d like to go for, you can choose from four, six, and eight-hour packages. You will be fishing inshore, nearshore, the reefs, wrecks, and backcountry. Reel Salty uses a variety of fishing techniques, which include the seasonal kite fishing, jigging, trolling, spinning, and bottom fishing along with light and heavy tackle.

Depending on the season and what is biting, you will get an opportunity to catch Cobia, Flounder, Sheepshead, Spanish Mackerel, Black Seabass, Spadefish, Black Drum, Bluefish, Cobia, and who knows what else!

A trip with Reel Salty comes inclusive with the fishing licenses for you and your party, as well as all the necessary equipment to put your catch together. You will be provided with rods, reels, tackle, live bait, and lures. After the trip, your catch will be cleaned and vacuum sealed or freezer bagged for you to have for dinner later. If you want, you can bring your own snacks and drink with you.

Reel Salty is a premier fishing guide and charter service, cruising out of Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. Captain Jeff knows where the fish are hiding and how to get there. A day out with his Reel Salty charters is an exciting adventure, which can r

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About this listing

Boat Specs

Key West (Center console) originally built in 2007. Powered by a 225HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

24 ft
5 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Creeks up to 10 miles out
Nearshore Fishing
10 miles out up to 25 miles out.
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Backcountry Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Kite Fishing
Targeted Species
Black Drum


King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Seabass (Black)

Spanish Mackerel
Potty on board for the women
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Per request
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Potty on board for the women
Fighting Chair
Per request
Life Jackets
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Your choice of vacu sealed or freezer bagged on ice
First Mate
Daughter Megan. Best in the inlet.
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Vacuum sealed for transport
Catch and Release Allowed

10% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, PayPal.

About the Captain

Jeffery Maples
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, United States
Member since December 2014
I became a charter Captain because I want to share with people the beauty of the Carolinas and show them our awesome fishery. I am not a Captain that will sit in one spot and not move all day. I believe in going after them and if they move off one piece of structure then I'm moving to where they are. My clients pay to catch fish and that's just what we are going to do!
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Murrells Inlet Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.59 out of 5 stars from 25 reviews

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Met captain at dock and started out on a beautiful morning.  But the weather came up and prevented us from getting to where the fish we were looking for. Captain was professional and we fished the flats but it was hard with the storms coming to find as many fish as we would have liked. Would definitely book again and hope for better weather

Fished August 30, 2017
Jeffery Maples (The Captain)
Replied to this review on August 30, 2017

Thanks guys. Loved spending the morning with ya and hope to see y’all again. The weather is so unpredictable you just never know what it’s gonna do.

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Captain was not very friendly.  When we asked questions or tryed to talk to him,  he answered but tersely;  not interested in getting to know us as people;  we were only a means to the end of collecting his fee.  Took us to a reef 3 mi off shore to catch Spanish Mackerel;  when my grandson caught a shark,  he immediately took us in to fish in the creeks, at 8:30am for the remainding 2.5 hrs even though he had told us that fishing was very poor in the creeks for Drums and Flounder.
We would have been very happy staying at the reef and catching sharks.  He made a unilateral decision without even discussing our desire.
We were all very disappointed with the experience.

Fished August 23, 2017
Jeffery Maples (The Captain)
Replied to this review on September 2, 2017

Sorry that you had a bad time. The day started off bad when you didn’t follow directions to the parking area and was over 30 minutes late that made it impossible to get the bait we needed to do the type of fishing that I have been doing all week. Yes fishing was tougher in the creeks but our chances were better in there than with the sharks that were at the reef. I am also sorry that I had to get the golf cart attendant to chase y’all down to collect my fee and you didn’t even notice that I didn’t charge you for the extra person you brought. Again sorry you didn’t have a good experience but starting late had me behind from the start so if I was short answering a question it was because I was trying to find bait to make up for not getting it that morning from the late start.

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The captain was very pleasant and knowledgable. Storm came in and shortened our trip just as the fish started biting. Probably could have pulled up and waited for storm to subside but it was a good experience.Crew was very good!

Fished August 5, 2017
Jeffery Maples (The Captain)
Replied to this review on August 6, 2017

I hated we had to end early but storms are trickey and the thunder and lightning along with what the radar showed didn’t look promising. But as luck would have it it did clear up shortly after we were out of the water.

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