Lights Out Charters

Planning to take your family on a fishing trip, spend a sunny day outdoors, and have lots of fun? Lights Out Charters, run by Captain Sheldon, will not only make sure you have fun but also catch a lot of fish. Their number 1 concern is your safety, so you can be sure your party is in good hands!

Capt. Sheldon is a local to this area, with expertise in bottom fishing and trolling. He will share his passion for fishing with you, having marine conservation in mind.

His Cobia 23’ boat can accommodate up to 4 guests and is powered by a 200 HP Yamaha engine. She comes with top-notch navigational equipment, an ice box for your catch, and safety gear to ensure a productive and safe trip for everyone on board.

Going offshore from about 15 up to 50 miles, you can target anything from Mahi Mahi to Wahoo or Snapper to Grouper, depending on the fishing technique you prefer. On nearshore trips, you will need around an hour to get to the perfect bottom fishing spot. With just half an hour more, you will reach around 40–50 miles offshore and have a chance to troll for live bait on your way.

You may decide to catch and release, but in case you want to keep your catch, Capt. Sheldon’s first mate will clean it for you. Don’t forget to tip for their great service! Children ages 10 and up are welcome, and those younger than 12 are free of charge. Capt. Sheldon is calling people with disabilities aboard as well to learn all about fishing.

All rods and reels will be on the boat, as well as some ice and cold water for hot, sunny days. Your captain will also provide your fishing license, so all you need to do is book a trip and make it happen!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $1,200
    up to 4 persons
    Want to spend the entire day surrounded by the vast ocean? Capt. Sheldon can take you on a trolling trip 40–50 miles offshore out of Georgetown. You will target Mahi Mahi and Wahoo and look for bonus Marlin or Sailfish. It will be a full 12 hour trip from the time you leave the dock until the time you return in the afternoon, so make sure to pack food for the day! All rods and reels, ice, and drinks are included.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trolling/Half Day Bottom
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $1,000
    up to 4 persons
    Can't decide if you want to do bottom fishing or trolling? No worries, Capt. Sheldon offers a trip that may better suit your needs! When trolling, you will target Mahi Mahi and Wahoo, with hopes of a bonus Sailfish or Marlin. Then you will come in and spend the other half of the trip bottom fishing at a wreck. Once you are ready to take on a new adventure, book this trip and pack your snacks!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Bottom Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $800
    up to 4 persons
    This trip is the right choice for you if you want to go 15–30 miles offshore and fish wrecks, live bottom, and ledges in hopes to fill the fish box. Heading out to the vast Atlantic Ocean, you have the chance to come back with everything from Snappers to Groupers. All fishing equipment is provided by your captain, so the only thing you need to bring is your family or friends and snacks to enjoy the day on the water!
  • Private trip
    Bull Red Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Nov 30
    $500
    up to 4 persons
    On this special full day trip you will target Bull Reds out of Georgetown. Starting in September and running until the end of November, this trip will give you an opportunity to experience bottom fishing. Don't forget to bring some snacks and enjoy this fall adventure! Fishing gear included.
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About the Captain

Sheldon Banks
Georgetown, South Carolina, United States
5 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since January 2020
''As a captain in Georgetown SC my goal to my customers is to make sure we have fun and catch a lot of fish, but to also make sure we do it safely. Safety is my number 1 priority in this sport. My expertise is in bottom fishing and trolling, catching anything from Mahi Mahi to Wahoo. Bottom fishing we catch everything from Snappers to Grouper. My goal is to make sure everyone goes home with a great story to tell and enough fish to feed the family.'' Captain Sheldon is a local with 5 years of experience fishing in saltwater, passionate about fishing and conservation. He wants people to feel the joy of fishing as much as he does!

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish

Scup (Porgy) Scup (Porgy)
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Snapper (Vermilion) Snapper (Vermilion)

Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

220 Cobia (Center console) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 200HP 200 Yamaha 4 Stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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
Checks

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Eugene C.

The captain canceled

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Rayshad B.
Charlotte, NC
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Fishing with Sheldon

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Half day trolling/half day bottom fishing

VERIFIED   NEW  June 18, 2020
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The captain canceled

VERIFIED   NEW  July 13, 2020
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