Tails Up Guide Service

When you’re looking for a scenic fishing trip on the flats and bays of South Carolina, turn to Tails Up Guide Service! Team up with Captain Chris Edmonds, who has spent years prowling these local waters, and he’ll organize a memorable and fun fishing excursion for you.

Your guide is running a family-oriented fishing service and he loves having parents with kids on board. Redfish are the primary target here, because of their verocious appetite unforgiving will to fight! The fall is the season of Bull Redfish when you can hook impressive-sized specimens that can weigh upwards of 40 pounds. Species like Flounder, Speckled Trout, and Black Drum could also find their way to your line.

You’ll come aboard a 2021 20’ Sea Pro bay boat, fitted with a 200 HP Suzuki engine. Up to 4 anglers can fish at the same time, and the vessel sports all the latest and greatest fishing equipment you’ll need including a multiple live bait wells, a wireless trolling motor, and a top of the line fishfinder/gps.

All trips include rods, reels, and tackle, as well as your saltwater licenses. Bottled water and ice are also provided so you don’t have to worry about a thing. You’re welcome to bring your little ones with you. Capt. Chris will provide life jackets, in adult sizes only. Please bring your own life jacket for persons under 100 lbs.

If making new friends and beautiful fishing memories is your goal, then Tails Up Guide Service is the right choice for you!

Tails Up Guide Service, where your trophy dreams will come to life!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Inshore Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $375
    Come stalk Redfish on the beautiful flats of Winyah Bay or hit the water for the fall run of the Bull Redfish, when 30 lb fish are an everyday sight. Many of South Carolina's inshore species are also in the cards, including Tarpon, Flounder, Speckled Trout, and much more. Bear in mind morning departure times may be altered to later times due to the captain’s fire department work schedule, he’ll make sure to get in touch with you in advance if this is the case.
  • Private trip
    Inshore (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $375
    Come enjoy an afternoon of fishing the flats and bays of South Carolina! This is the same as our am inshore trips with a little later start. During the warmer months an evening trip can be quite pleasing! The pm trips are offered on the days where I dont get off from the fire department till 8am. Most days it is possible to get a 10am start if noon is a little late for your schedule.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Inshore Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $575
    Come explore the backwaters of Winyah Bay on a private two person inshore fishing trip. Trips run for 8 hours chasing local Redfish as well as Black Drum, Flounder, and Trout. Book now and experience what's it like to have a personal guide for the day. Bear in mind morning departure times may be altered to later times due to the captain’s fire department work schedule, he’ll make sure to get in touch with you in advance if this is the case. Departure time at 10AM is available upon request.
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About the Captain

Chris Edmonds
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States
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58 Customer Reviews
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Member since August 2019
I'm a full-time Lieutenant with the local Fire Department and I've been fishing since I was knee-high to a grasshopper. I love the outdoors and want to share my passion with others. I've been exploring local waters for over 25 years and today, I enjoy sharing all my experience with anglers from all over the country.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Alligator Gar Alligator Gar
Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Dogfish Dogfish

Flounder Flounder
Ladyfish Ladyfish
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark

Sheepshead Sheepshead
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Sea Pro 208 (Bay boat) originally built in 2021. Powered by a 200HP 2021 Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 55 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Drinks
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Catch intended fish
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Half Day Trip with Captain Chris

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Inshore Fishing (AM) on June 23, 2021
My father and I had a fantastic experience with Captain Chris. He worked tirelessly the entire day to put us on the fish and...
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Afternoon trip with Captain Chris

VERIFIED   Inshore (PM) on June 14, 2021
Booked an afternoon trip with Captain Chris. He was extremely accommodating with our schedule from the start, very responsive...
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Half Day Trip with Captain Chris

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Inshore Fishing (AM) on April 30, 2021
My father in law and I had a great day of fishing yesterday with Captain Chris! He was very helpful and explained everything...
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South Carolina Inshore Slam

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Inshore Fishing on November 11, 2021
Captain Chris was able to put us on some awesome redfish, as well as some trout, flounder, sheepshead and even some sharks!...
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Amazing day with Captain Chris!

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Inshore Fishing (AM) on October 9, 2021
Chris was a great guide. He was really knowledgeable and friendly, and most importantly know exactly how to put us on the fish....
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FAQs about Tails Up Guide Service

Tails Up Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $375 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Inshore Fishing (AM) (5 hours)
  • $375 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Inshore (PM) (5 hours)
  • $575 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Inshore Fishing (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Tails Up Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS (2020 Simrad nss7 evo3)
  • Fishfinder (2021 Simrad, sidescan,downscan)
  • Live Bait Well (2 bait wells and one release well)
  • Wireless Trolling Motor (Minn Kota Ipilot 80lb thrust)

Trips booked with Tails Up Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Drinks (Bottled water and ice is provided.)
  • Fishing License (License is for saltwater only)

Tails Up Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing ( Winyah bay, Georgetown SC)
  • Flats Fishing (Winyah bay, Georgetown SC)
  • Backcountry Fishing (Beautiful grass filled backwater of Winyah Bay.)

Tails Up Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (Penn battle 3, 3000 class reels on 7ft rods)
  • Heavy Tackle (Penn fierce 3, 6500 class reels on 7ft rods)
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing (Please bring your own fly fishing equipment)
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Tails Up Guide Service include:
  • Alligator Gar
  • Black Drum
  • Bluefish
  • Dogfish
  • Flounder
  • Ladyfish
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Sheepshead
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tarpon