HotFish Charleston

(12) In high demand!
Isle of Palms Marina
Isle Of Palms SC, United States

HotFish Charleston is dedicated to fishing for the most exciting species and having a great time on the water. This is what they’ll take you out to do! Guided by Captain Mike, who has been guiding professionally for over 15 years and fishing for over 35 years, you will have no trouble fulfilling this goal. He is a knowledgeable, world-class Captain, who has fished all over the States including Alaska, the Rocky Mountain west, Georgia, Florida, and even in Europe.

Captain Mike will take you out on his 18 foot Hell’s Bay Boatworks flats boat, originally built in 2016. It is powered by a 70 HP Yamaha engine that makes it fast on the shallow waters, but silent enough not to spook the fish at the same time. The boat is equipped with a GPS and all the safety equipment you might need on your trip, as well as an icebox that you’ll use to keep the catch fresh until your return to the shore.

Targeted species will include the super delicious and good quality game fish like Redfish, Black Drum, and Spotted Seatrout. These fish populate the inshore and flats waters in the Isle of Palms and Charleston, and you’ll have a great time catching them. Captain Mike knows these waters well so he’ll take you to the best spots, and if needed provide expert advice on catching them.

HotFish Charleston will provide you with all the fishing gear needed, including fly fishing equipment and a fishing license, so all you have to bring is a positive attitude. And sunglasses.

HotFish Charleston is dedicated to fishing for the most exciting species and having a great time on the water. This is what they’ll take you out to do! Guided by Captain Mike, who has been guiding professionally for over 15 years and fishing for ov


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Boat Specs

Hell's Bay Boatworks (Flats boat) originally built in 2016. Powered by a 70HP Yamaha engine.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
3 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Targeted Species
 
Black Drum
 
Redfish

 
Spotted Seatrout
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
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.

Other Policies  
You Keep Catch
 
Catch and Release Allowed
Payment

30% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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, Checks.

About the Captain

Michael Bales
Isle Of Palms, South Carolina, United States
Member since April 2015
Captain Michael Bales is a native Floridian, who's been fishing for over 35 years and FULL TIME professionally guiding for 15 years. You can either find him in Alaska, or poling the waters of Charleston, South Carolina. Mike has experience operating jet boats, drift boats, and float rafts in the most remote coastal rivers of Alaska. He also operates offshore and inshore boats in the coastal water in Florida.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

South Carolina Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 12 reviews

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If you fish with Captain Mike you will have a great time. He will put you on the fish.

Fished August 8, 2017
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We had an amazing time! Mike really knows how to get you to the fish!  The excitement of watching your reel scream with a reddish on was definitely a experience that made our vacation awesome! I’m definitely booking another trip the next time I’m here.

Fished July 18, 2017
Michael Bales (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 21, 2017
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Mike was friendly, got us on the fish, and- although his boat is small- it allows the ability to fly fish and go in very shallow water.  Very experienced, professional, and fun!

Fished July 17, 2017
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Fishing Reports

Family fishing fun in the Lowcountry

August 29, 2017

The redfish bite continues to be good here in Charleston, several family trips this week introducing young anglers to the marsh. Fishing, seeing dolphins playing in the creeks and learning about oysters with little ones, It doesn't get any… Read Full Report →


Great summertime fishing in Charleston!

August 23, 2017

The summer bite continues to be good for redfish here in the lowcountry. Most trips we have been sight fishing with live shrimp and mud minnows. We have had most of our success on the outgoing tides fishing the… Read Full Report →