Mudbug Charters

Mudbug Charters is your one-stop-shop for inshore and nearshore fishing in the Charleston, South Carolina area. Let Captain Danny Carrier guide you through our marshes in search of Redfish, Trout, Flounder, and more! With outstanding opportunities 12 months out of the year, Charleston is a fishing paradise. If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to fly fish, Capt. Danny is a great instructor but he reminds customers that the boat is too big to pole or chase fish in extremely shallow water.

Mudbug Charters practices catch & release on all inshore trips to help protect the populations of species in the marsh but is happy to take lots of pictures to help preserve your memories. Capt. Danny has a lifetime of experience and can help, no matter your skill level. Mudbug Charters utilizes the best gear with Fenwick, Daiwa, and Penn spinning gear as well as Sage fly rods and reels to help you deliver perfect presentations in all situations.  Book today for an unforgettable inshore fishing experience. See you on the water!

You’ll fish from a 23’ Sea Hunt bay boat. It has dedicated seating for up to 5 guests, runs on a 200hp Yamaha motor, and uses modern GPS and fishfinder technology that allows for a safe and quick trip to the fish. For comfort, the boat features a T-top for shade and misters to keep you cool and is equipped with a wireless trolling motor and livewells.

Captain Danny will help you catch Flounder, Spotted Seatrout, Redfish, Sheepshead, Black Drum, Seabass, and more. You’ll chase them with spinning rods and fly tackle. Kids are more than welcome to join the trip.

The captain covers you for all the fishing gear you’ll need, including both ordinary and fly fishing gear, bait if necessary, as well as licenses. The only things you should bring are your favorite snacks and drinks. 

Come fish with Mudbug Charters and create lovely memories on the water!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $450
    This trip is catch & release only. Fish the more sheltered inshore waters in the marsh for Redfish, Trout, and more. Departure time and location are determined by the tides and weather and Captain Danny will contact you prior to the trip to finalize details.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $450
    This trip is catch & release only. Fish the more sheltered inshore waters in the marsh for Redfish, Trout, and more. Departure time and location are determined by the tides and weather and Captain Danny will contact you prior to the trip to finalize details.
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About the Captain

Danny Carrier
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
2 Fishing Reports
64 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since June 2021
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Captain Danny grew up fishing in St. Simons Island, Georgia as a child. He received his first fly rod as a gift when he was 9 years old and the rest is history. He's been in the fishing tackle industry for over a decade and made the shift to full-time guiding in 2020.

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

Boat specs

Sea Hunt (Bay boat) originally built in 2016. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip includes

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

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
Catch and Release Mandatory
Mandatory on inshore trips

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Recent Fishing Reports

The weather's been cold, but the bite is
The weather's been cold, but the bite is
January 15, 2023
We've had some recent cold snaps come through that push fish into tighter schools and make them a little more spooky, but these cold snaps have been quick-lived with warmer days prevailing! For the most part, the days have been pleasant with warm temperatures and abundant sunshine, making for happy clients (and guides!) and happier fish! Shallow water redfishing on lower tides is spectacular this time of year and with clear water, clients can watch the fish eat their lure or fly! Book now to enjoy these conditions before the water gets murky again this spring!
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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 64 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (65)
Half Day Trip in December winter fishing for redfish
Half Day Trip in December winter fishing for redfish
Half Day Trip in December winter fishing for redfish
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
91%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
79%
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Katie W.
Savannah, Georgia
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Morning Charter for Anniversary Trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) on September 20, 2022
My husband and I booked an inland morning charter, and it was a fantastic experience! He initiated communication on the days...
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Jeremy M.
Fairbanks, AK
Excellent
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Captain Danny put us on the fish!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) on October 8, 2022
Our group of five selected a 1/2 day trip with Mudbug Charters. We enjoyed beautiful weather and calm waters. Captain Danny...
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Julie B.
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Excellent
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Half Day Trip in December winter fishing for redfish

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM) on December 30, 2022
Captain Danny was an excellent guide.  He is very knowledgeable of the area and particularly different schools of fish. ...
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REID T.
Blue River, CO
Excellent
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In Shore with Captain Danny

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) on September 23, 2022
Our fishing trip with Danny was nothing short of fantastic. We were celebrating our honeymoon and Danny made it the best day...
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Josh O.
Senoia, GA
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Birthday trip with Capt Danny

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) on August 3, 2022
Had an awesome day with Capt Danny!  It was our son’s birthday and Capt Danny made it a day we won’t forget.  He is probably...
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FAQs about Mudbug Charters

Mudbug Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM) (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Mudbug Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with Mudbug Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Mudbug Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Mudbug Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Mudbug Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Sheepshead
  • Spotted Seatrout