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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 the 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 they come in all shapes and sizes, and they’re fun to catch. The fall is the season of Bull Redfish when you can hook impressive-sized specimens that can weigh tens of pounds.

Tarpon, Speckled Trout, and Black Drum could also find their way to your line. If you’d like to try something completely different, you’ll find Bush Hooking on offer as well. This a unique way of fishing for big Catfish, and it’s a local staple.

You’ll head out under the cover of night and set the lines in the tree branches overhanging the water and wait for them to start moving. There won’t be any rods and reels involved, you’ll use your hands to get the strong fish out of the water. It’s sure to get your blood flowing, and it’s challenging as it is rewarding.

On the days you’re doing conventional fishing, you’ll come aboard a 16’ High Tide flats boat, fitted with a 90HP Yamaha engine. Up to 2 anglers can fish at the same time, and the vessel sports all the fishing equipment you’ll need including a live bait well, a wireless trolling motor, and a reliable fishfinder.

All trips include rods, reels, and tackle, as well as drinks and snacks, so you don’t have to worry about a thing. A saltwater fishing license is covered, but you’ll need to buy a freshwater license. 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!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Inshore Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $575
    price breakdown
    $575
    Come explore the backwaters of Winyah Bay on a private two person inshore fishing trip. Trips will leave the dock and 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.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Inshore Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $375
    price breakdown
    $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
    Bush Hooking For Catfish
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    $375
    price breakdown
    $375
    An amazing evening drifting through the blackwater swamps of the low country in search of a big ole Flathead shaking the limbs of a cedar tree as it gets to hold the beast long enough for you to get your hands on the line. Then it's man vs beast, no rods no reels just you and 50lbs of mad cat on the other end! Times for this trip are dependant on sunset and usually run around 5 hours.

About the Captain

Chris Edmonds
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States
30 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
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

Black Drum Black Drum
Catfish Catfish
Flounder Flounder
Ladyfish Ladyfish

Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

High Tide (Flats boat) originally built in 2008. Powered by a 90HP Yamaha V-Max sho engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
16 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Snacks
Drinks
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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 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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Visa
Mastercard
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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5.00
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
96%
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Paul S.
Canton, OH
 5.00
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Awesome day of fishing with an awesome guide!

VERIFIED   August 26, 2020
Chris is not only an awesome guide but an awesome person. He truly cares about his job, his clients, and the fish. He worked...
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Evan J.
Sanford, NC
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VERIFIED   December 28, 2019
This was an amazing experience! This was the first fishing charter I had ever been on and let me tell you, Chris and his daughter...
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Martin C.
Brunswick, OH
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VERIFIED   July 4, 2020
Capt Chris Gabe up his 4th of July morning to take me and my daughter out in a trip!  He put us on a couple of sharks...
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Anthony N.
Macomb, MI
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VERIFIED   NEW  October 8, 2020
Had an absolute blast!! Captain Chris knew where the fish would be and had all the proper equipment! He was absolutely amazing...
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Dawne M.
Winder, GA
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VERIFIED   September 5, 2020
What a great day we had fishing with Chris. My mother passed away in March. Sharkman and I needed to get away. I am afraid...
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