Takin It Easy Guide Service

Explore the waters of Summerton, South Carolina with one of the top charters in the area – fish with Captain Dewayne Proffit of Takin It Easy Guide Service. He’s a US Coast Guard masters licensed captain and guide who has fished his whole life and guided a lot of it.

He has a 24’ Bentley Tritoon pontoon boat with all the equipment aboard that you’ll need for the day. On the boat, you’ll also find a porta potty, an ice-box, and top-notch navigational electronics and safety gear. The boat is wheelchair accessible and can take up to 6 guests fishing in full comfort.

Captain Dewayne guides exclusively for Catfish year-round. He averages 8–20 fish each day, 3–40 pounds each, sometimes more and bigger. You’ll be fishing Santee Cooper Lake Marion for these monsters, anchoring on key spots when bottom fishing or drifting the open flats when fish are scattered. Generally, the captain fishes 6 rods if drift fishing or 15 rods if anchoring, so everyone can fish at the same time.

The charter will cover all the needed fishing gear and live bait (or fresh cut bait). Fish cleaning can be arranged if you’d like for an additional cost. You’ll need a fishing license, which is easy to obtain in several ways – just ask how if you’re not sure. Bring along a small cooler of food and drink and you’ll be ready for a great day of fishing with Capt. Dewayne.

Children of all ages are welcome on board and will have life vests provided for them. They’ll love going after the awesome Catfish!

Takin It Easy Guide Service will help you with everything you might need for an unforgettable day on the water!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $400
    Let the captain take you exploring the waters of Santee Cooper Lake Marion for 8 hours. You'll be focusing on catching monster Catfish, and all the needed gear will be covered by the charter. You must buy a fishing license before the day of the trip and bring along your own food and drink. This can be bought along in a small cooler. Children of all ages are welcome and there's a ramp at the pier for those in wheelchairs to access the boat.
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About the Captain

Dewayne Proffit
Summerton, South Carolina, United States
1 Fishing Report
12 Customer Reviews
Response time 5 hours
Member since May 2019
My name is Dewayne Proffit, and I'm a US Coast Guard licensed captain and a guide. I have a 100 ton Masters license, and I'm First Aid and CPR certified. I have been guiding for 20 years, 13 years full-time. I'm a Christian family man who loves to fish, hunt, and travel around as time and money permit.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Catfish Catfish

Boat Specs

Bentley (Pontoon) originally built in 2010. Powered by a 115HP Mercury engine.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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

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Customer Reviews

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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
92%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
92%
Catch intended fish
75%
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Jerry S.
Simpsonville, SC
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Full day trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on May 8, 2021
Had great day of fishing thanks to Captain Dewayne Proffit. I took my parents out fishing for first time in 35 years. They...
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Chris G.
Roberta, GA
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September fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on September 18, 2021
Good time spent with family and caught several large fish.
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Ashley C.
Elloree, South Carolina
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Robert C.
Hoschton, GA
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A great time!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on April 16, 2021
We had a great time and will be back soon
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Eugene E.
Bloomingdale, GA
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 11, 2021
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FAQs about Takin It Easy Guide Service

Takin It Easy Guide Service offers the following trip to customers:
  • $400 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Takin It Easy Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Portable potty)
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Takin It Easy Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Abu Garcia gear)
  • Live Bait (Or fresh cut bait. Prepared before the trip)

Takin It Easy Guide Service offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing (Santee Cooper Lake Marion)

Takin It Easy Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing (Anchor on key spots)
  • Drift Fishing (Open flats when fish are scattered )

Top targeted fish species with Takin It Easy Guide Service include:
  • Catfish