Catfishing With Capt. Mark Lawson

Come and spend the day fishing on the great Santee Cooper Lakes. Capt. Mark Lawson has been catfishing for over 20 years in this area and his knowledge and experience are everything you need for a successful day on the water.

Capt. Mark welcomes you to join him on his 26’ Crest pontoon boat. This vessel is newly built in 2018 and accommodates up to 5 guests. She’s powered by a 150 HP Mercury engine that will glide swiftly to any fishing spot you’re looking for. Kids of all ages are welcome, but note that the captain only has life vests for those 6 years old and up, so please bring your own if your child is younger.

Your main target for the day will be Catfish, but you might also catch Striped Bass. The captain uses different fishing techniques, so you can test which one works best for you. Try out trolling, bottom fishing, light tackle, or drift fishing.

Capt. Mark will provide your fishing equipment. He’ll also catch live bait before the trip, so this won’t take any time from your trip and you can immediately start targeting Catfish. The fish can be cleaned for you at the dock for an extra charge. Contact the captain for veteran discount details. All kids under 16 can come for free.

Purchase your fishing license before the trip and bring your snacks and drinks.

Leave your worries behind you and have a chance at a fish of a lifetime!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $450
    Seize the opportunity to target Catfish for the whole day. Capt. Mark will take you fishing to Lake Moultrie or Lake Marion. The trips are available year round. He'll provide your fishing equipment. You need to purchase your license, food, and drinks.
  • Private trip
    Night trips
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    US $450
    Trips are 6pm til 2am year round. Night trips are great time for bigger catfish. All around good time.
    Types of fishing
    Lake Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Catfish
    Catfish
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Rating summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 130 reviews
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Experience
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Glen K.
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Beautiful Sunday half trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on July 31, 2023
Catfishing with Captain Mark Lawson is an absolute hit out of the park!  From the first phone call to the time spent on the...
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Allen S.
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Best fishing charter ever

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on June 18, 2024
Captain Lawson is 100 % prepared to give you the best fishing trip ever.  He has all the equipment needed, knows the lake...
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Jeremy R.
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Great time

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on June 15, 2024
The best captain I have had and I have been in many charters.
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Andy M.
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A great day on the water

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on March 20, 2024
My wife and I had a great day catfishing with Captain Mark Lawson - he made every effort to make us comfortable and put us...
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Kelly R.
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Fun Trip!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on July 15, 2023
This was my first time experiencing a fishing charter. Mark was very responsive while planning our trip and while we were out...
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FAQs about Catfishing With Capt. Mark Lawson

Catfishing With Capt. Mark Lawson offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $450 per group, additional US $50 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • US $450 per group, additional US $50 per person after 3 guests - Night trips (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Catfishing With Capt. Mark Lawson, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder

Trips booked with Catfishing With Capt. Mark Lawson include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Madkatz, Abu, Penn)
  • Live Bait

Catfishing With Capt. Mark Lawson offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing

Catfishing With Capt. Mark Lawson offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Catfishing With Capt. Mark Lawson include:
  • Catfish

Meet the Captain

Mark Lawson
Cross, South Carolina, United States
4 Fishing Reports
130 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2019
Captain Mark has been fishing for 23 years but only recently got his guiding license. He loves catfishing and the lakes and he knows all the tricks you need. His boat is pet-friendly, so don't hesitate to bring your dog aboard!

About this listing

Targeted species

Catfish Catfish

Boat specs

Crest (Pontoon) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 150HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Madkatz, Abu, Penn
Live Bait

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
Kids of all ages are welcome; contact for life vest
You Keep Catch
Clients responsibility to clean fish if keep
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit 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
PayPal

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