Brown Dog Sportfishing

Brown Dog Sportfishing offers amazing fishing trips out of Folly Beach. Captain Cleve is a guide who believes there’s always something new to learn on the water, even if you’re an experienced angler. He’s proud that he’s also a teacher to all his guests and loves to share his knowledge. Whether you’re here to learn a new skill, leave the city behind, or get a better understanding of these waters, there’s a trip for you here.

Your captain fishes out of an 18’ Prosports flats boat. She can easily access shallow waters with still being able to handle larger waterways. There’s enough room for 3 guests to fish in comfort. Safety is always a priority, and the boat carries all required safety equipment. Capt. Cleve also holds CPR certifications through the Red Cross.

The main targets for the day will be Flounder, Redfish, and Spotted Seatrout. The pursuit of the catch will take you to sandy beaches of the local barrier islands and the back creeks of the marshes. The best way to get your trophy is using light tackle, spinning, and fly fishing. The captain covers all of the equipment, including fly gear.

Your fishing license is also covered, so you don’t need a lot of preparations for the day out. Just take some snacks, drinks, and don’t forget your sunglasses and sunscreen.

Explore the riches and secrets of SC coast with Brown Dog Sportfishing!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $750
    Spend a whole day going after Redfish, Flounder, and Trout. The departure times are flexible, so get in touch if you want to change anything. Bring your snacks and drinks, and you're ready to go.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $600
    Go after Redfish, Trout, and Flounder! The best way to catch them is spinning and, if you're an experienced angler, fly fishing. The captain covers all of the equipment.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (Afternoon)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $450
    Half Day Trip Afternoon
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (Morning)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $450
    This short trip will still give you enough time to target all of the inshore species, such as Flounder, Speckled Trout, and Redfish. This is a great introduction for novices, as you won't stay on the boat for too long. Just bring our snacks and drinks.
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About the Captain

Cleve Hancock
Folly Beach, South Carolina, United States
Angler's Choice
4 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
64 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since June 2020
Ever since I was able to hold a rod, fishing has been my biggest passion. Since I was growing up in Florida, I always had the opportunity to fish every day. This helped me boost my skills. I fell in love with the SC lowcountry and decided to move there. I've been here for over a decade and loved every second on the water.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Flounder Flounder
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Porbeagle) Shark (Porbeagle)

Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred) Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Prosports (Flats boat) originally built in 1998, and restored in 2019. Powered by a 140HP Suzuki engine.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
GPS
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

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
Catch and Release Mandatory

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
American Express
PayPal

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Bill N.
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Catching Reds with Captain Cleve!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (Morning) on July 9, 2021
Captain Cleve Hancock knows what he is doing to put you on fish and was a pleasure to be with this morning. He worked the tide...
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Catching, not Fishing

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (Morning) on June 7, 2021
The trip was about getting my nine year old some experience actually catching fish and Cleve did not disappoint.  We spend...
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Half Day trip with Captain Cleve

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (Morning) on July 30, 2021
What a great day out on the water fishing with Captain Cleve. We had a blast and caught many fish during a warm day. We were...
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Shark day with Cap'n and family

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (Afternoon) on July 17, 2021
Started extremely slow and got a little worried,  but Cleve definitely got us moved and put in a great spot to catch some...
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Excellent fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (Morning) on June 3, 2021
We had an awesome trip!!! Cleve couldn’t have been better!!! My 7 year old is obsessed with fishing and Captain Cleve really...
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FAQs about Brown Dog Sportfishing

Brown Dog Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (Afternoon) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (Morning) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Brown Dog Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder

Trips booked with Brown Dog Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Brown Dog Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Brown Dog Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Brown Dog Sportfishing include:
  • Flounder
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Porbeagle)
  • Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
  • Spotted Seatrout