Palmetto Guide Services LLC

Palmetto Guide Services LLC is a USCG licensed and insured guide service on Clarks Hill Lake (Lake Thurmond), Lake Murray, and Lake Wateree. Nothing refreshes the body and mind like a few hours of freshwater fishing, so join Captain Josh. He welcomes you aboard, regardless of your angling skills. If you’re a beginner, this is a perfect chance to take the rod and start using it like a pro.

The trip takes place on a 25’ SeaPro boat that accommodates up to 6 guests. This center console was built in 2019 and has the latest navigational electronics and she’s powered by a 200 HP Suzuki engine. You’ll also find a cooler, a live bait tank, and a wireless trolling motor on the boat.

You’ll go after Catfish, Striped Bass, or Hybrid Bass using different approaches. For Catfish, you’ll anchor down and fish cut bait on the bottom or drift fish, depending on the time of year. For Bass, you’ll use rods with live bait and pull planer boards. You get to keep the catch, so it’s best to bring a cooler if you’re planning to keep the fish for later.

Capt. Josh covers your fishing equipment and bottled water. Feel free to bring other drinks with you and prepare some food. You’ll need to purchase your fishing license before the trip.

For a fun and memorable day on the water, give Palmetto Guide Services a call and go catch some fish!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $400
    Fish the local lakes for 6 hours or until you reach the catch limit. Your fishing equipment is fully covered by the captain, so you only need to purchase your fishing license and prepare snacks and drinks for the day.
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About the Captain

Josh Freeman
Columbia, South Carolina, United States
9 Customer Reviews
Response time 6 hours
Member since March 2020
Captain Josh has been fishing Clarks Hill Lake (Lake Thurmond), Lake Murray, and Lake Wateree for years now. He specializes in catching Catfish and Striped Bass. Anglers of all skill levels are welcome to join.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Bass (Striped)
Catfish Catfish
Hybrid Striped Bass Hybrid Striped Bass

Boat Specs

Sea Pro (Center console) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 200HP Suzuki engine.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Drift Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Drinks

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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
86%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
89%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Issiah B.
Columbia, SC
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Amazing Experience

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on June 19, 2021
This is a can’t miss experience, Capt. Josh was awesome we caught 25 Huge stripers and just had an amazing experience. He...
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Holly M.
Irmo, South Carolina
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Fishing trip with Capt. Josh

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on November 8, 2020
What an amazing day on the lake!  The fish were slow today, but Josh did everything he could to put fish on the line. But...
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Thomas O.
Columbia, South Carolina
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A trip with captain Josh

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on February 6, 2021
Had a great time with captain Josh, boat and equipment is top notch, answered All the questions we had and just talking past...
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George G.
Gadsden, AL
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Fishing with Josh

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on July 6, 2021
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Quincy W.
West Columbia, SC
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on June 6, 2021
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FAQs about Palmetto Guide Services LLC

Palmetto Guide Services LLC offers the following trip to customers:
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Palmetto Guide Services LLC, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Palmetto Guide Services LLC include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Drinks (Water )

Palmetto Guide Services LLC offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing ( Lake Thurmond, Lake Murray, and Lake Wateree)

Palmetto Guide Services LLC offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling (Depending on the time of year)
  • Drift Fishing (For big Blue Catfish)

Top targeted fish species with Palmetto Guide Services LLC include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Catfish
  • Hybrid Striped Bass