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!



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  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $450
    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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FAQs about Palmetto Guide Services LLC

Palmetto Guide Services LLC offers the following trip to customers:
  • US $450 per group, additional US $75 per person after 3 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

Meet the Captain

Josh Freeman
Columbia, South Carolina, United States
23 Customer reviews
Response time 12 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) Striped Bass
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
Lake Thurmond, Lake Murray, and Lake Wateree

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Depending on the time of year
Drift Fishing
For big Blue Catfish

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Drinks
Water

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 1 day before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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, pay rest to captain

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

Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 23 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (19)
Fishing with Josh
Great trip
Great trip
+16
Angler rating
21
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
91%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
100%
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Matt Z.
Cypress, TX
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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May fishing trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on May 21, 2023
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Chip R.
Excellent
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Experience:
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5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Josh

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on April 29, 2023
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George P.
Montoursville, PA
Excellent
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Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half Day Trip with Capt Josh

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on October 30, 2022
What a terrific trip! Josh was knowledgeable, fun, and was without question focused on making sure that I (age 65), my stepson...
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Amy W.
Ludington, MI
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on March 27, 2022
Our trip started at the crack of dawn and went into the afternoon. Our captain was great. When he pulled up he was all upbeat...
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John C.
Chapin, SC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half Day trip with Josh

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip on March 11, 2023
Josh was very knowledgeable and most importantly, cared for his clients. He wanted to make sure we caught fish and he really...
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