Captain Ryan McHugh is located in Charleston and offers to show you a memorable time in these waters. Come spend a fun-filled day with Capt. Ryan, a USCG-certified boat captain and a licensed charter boat operator. The captain has lived in Charleston for 25 years and has fished in these waters for over 30 years.

Capt. Ryan will do his best to make sure you have a fun day full of fishing. This involves 3 to 10-hour trips, mainly fishing for Redfish, Flounder, Cobia, Dolphin, Tarpon, and Amberjack, depending on the season and conditions on the day. On these trips, you can expect to use techniques such as light tackle, heavy tackle, bottom fishing, trolling, fly fishing, big game fishing, jigging, popping, and spinning.

Your fishing adventure starts on a brand-new 27’ Pathfinder center console that can safely take up to 6 anglers. The wide-open design of this boat allows for all anglers to be able to fish at the same time when bottom fishing. The boat also has the reach to go offshore as far as 80 miles. It’s equipped with a radar, dual GPS Garmin units, outriggers, and a wireless trolling motor that allows you to lock in on bottom targets with GPS anchor locking capability. For Capt. Ryan, safety is first when fishing offshore. He has 2 EPIRBs, a life raft, USCG-approved life vests, flares, and GPS communication that he wears at all times. The has even got a toilet.

Your trip will include all the necessary fishing tackle, bait, ice, and licenses for the day. The crew will clean and fillet your catch for you to take home at the end of the trip.

Book your trip now and hit the water with Captain Ryan McHugh.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 HR Redfish sight cast 2 anglers
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 13 - Nov 25
    US $500
    This trip is for sight casting redfish. Max 2 fishermen, the trip is usually 3-4 hours long. Departure time depends on the high tide time of the day and severity of the high tide.
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Fly Fishing
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Inshore (MAX 2)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $500
    This trip is for no more than 2 anglers for sight fishing only. You and the crew will target Redfish in shallow water or on large tides in the grass. Max 2 anglers.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $600
    You'll fish the inshore waters of Charleston’s harbor for Bull Red, Speckled Trout, Flounder, Sheepshead, and Shark. This charter includes all bait and tackle, fishing gear, fuel, fishing license, water, and ice. Make sure to pack your own beer or food you might want for the trip.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US $600
    This is a 4-hour trip that will start in the afternoon. You will fish the Charleston Harbor for Redfish, Trout, and Flounder. All tackle is provided along with ice and water.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Inshore (MAX 2)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $600
    We will fish in a Hell's Bay flats boat. This is a sight fishing trip with light tackle or fly rod.
    Targeted fish
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
    Shrimp
    Shrimp
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $650
    You and the crew will Explore the inshore waters of Charleston’s harbor and go after Bull Red, Shark, Sheepshead, Speckled Trout, and Flounder. The charter will include all fishing gear, fuel, a fishing license, water, and ice. Be sure to pack the food or beer you might want for the trip.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $650
    You and the crew will explore the inshore waters of Charleston’s harbor and go after Bull Red, Shark, Sheepshead, Speckled Trout, and Flounder. The charter will include all fishing gear, fuel, a fishing license, water, and ice. Be sure to pack the food or beer you might want for the trip.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US $850
    You and the captain will fish the waters right outside the Jetties out to around 10 miles. Target species will be Cobia, big Redfish, Black Seabass, Sheepshead, Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, as well as sharks. The trip lasts for 4 hours.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US $950
    You will bottom fish live reefs, live bottom artificial reefs around 12-20 miles off the coast of Charleston. Target species will be Snapper, Grouper, Triggerfish, Amberjack, Cobia, Mahi, big Redfish, and Shark. This is a great trip for Cobia in the spring and summer months!
  • Private trip
    Red Snapper Bottom Fishing 8 hr
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 14 - Jul 15 (Fri, Sat)
    US $1,000
    There is a special 2 day open season on American Red Snapper. July 14 and 15 are the only two days of the year this year. Anglers are able to keep one per person on this trip.
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Snapper (Vermilion)
    Vermilion Snapper
    Grouper (Snowy)
    Snowy Grouper
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US $1,500
    Have a great time bottom fishing live reefs, live bottom artificial reefs about 25 to 50 miles off Charleston's coast. Your target species will be Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, Mahi, Triggerfish, Cobia, big Redfish, and sharks.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Offshore Trolling
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $1,800
    This is a trip where you will troll for Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, and possibly Marlin or Sailfish.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $1,850
    Embark on a 10-hour offshore bottom fishing adventure to live bottom artificial reefs some 25 to 80 miles out. You can chase Mahi Mahi, Shark, Triggerfish, Snapper, Grouper, big Redfish, Amberjack, Cobia, and many more species.
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Customer reviews

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Michael W.
Charlotte, North Carolina
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July near shore turns in shore

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Nearshore on July 20, 2023
First said, you won’t find a more skilled Captain than Ryan.  His 12 yr charter experience and knowledge of the area was...
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Tim O.
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Full day in July

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Offshore Trolling on July 7, 2023
Amazing day on the water! Two tosses of the cast nets filled us up with plenty of bait and after a short run we were immediately...
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Kevin M.
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Excellent day!

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip – Nearshore on June 18, 2024
Captain RJ managed to pull out a great day of fishing despite high winds and serious chop!
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Eddie P.
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6 Hr Near Shore Fishing Trip with Captain Ryan

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Nearshore on June 27, 2023
We had a great time fishing with Captain Ryan.  By far this was one of the best charters that we have been on.  He work his...
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David L.
Charlotte, North Carolina
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1 of the best fishing trips to date!!

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing on September 12, 2023
I’ve been on several deep sea fishing trips. From Cabo, Key west, several in the gulf & this was by far 1 of my favorite...
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FAQs about Fisher Rose Angling

Fisher Rose Angling offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $500 per group - 4 HR Redfish sight cast 2 anglers (4 hours)
  • US $500 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Inshore (MAX 2) (5 hours)
  • US $600 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $600 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $600 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Inshore (MAX 2) (6 hours)
  • US $650 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM) (5 hours)
  • US $650 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM) (5 hours)
  • US $850 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Nearshore (5 hours)
  • US $950 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Nearshore (6 hours)
  • US $1,000 per group - Red Snapper Bottom Fishing 8 hr (8 hours)
  • US $1,500 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (8 hours)
  • US $1,800 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Offshore Trolling (8 hours)
  • US $1,850 per group - 10 Hour Trip – Bottom Fishing (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Fisher Rose Angling, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Outriggers
  • Radar

Trips booked with Fisher Rose Angling include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Fisher Rose Angling offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing (1-12 miles offshore 4-hour trip minimum)
  • Offshore Fishing (30-50 miles)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing (Low tide sight casting for inshore species)
  • Backcountry Fishing (Flood tide tailing tides, Tripletail and Tarpon)

Fisher Rose Angling offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Fisher Rose Angling include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tarpon
  • Tripletail
  • Wahoo

Meet the Captain

Ryan McHugh
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
5 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
41 Customer reviews
Response time 8 hours
Member since March 2022
Capt. Ryan was born and raised in Greenwood, SC. He spent his summers in Charleston going to camp at The Citadel starting at age 9. He moved to Charleston in 1998 when he attended The Citadel in College, and he has remained here ever since. The captain has spent his entire childhood fishing salt water and ponds and streams. He loves it all – fly fishing, spin rods, big conventional reels, bait casters, and more. He has crossed every fish off his list in South Carolina and now he enjoys helping people cross the same species off their lists!

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Flounder Flounder

Boat specs

Pathfinder (Center console) originally built in 2022. Powered by a 400HP Mercury Verado engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
1-12 miles offshore 4-hour trip minimum
Offshore Fishing
30-50 miles
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Low tide sight casting for inshore species
Backcountry Fishing
Flood tide tailing tides, Tripletail and Tarpon

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days 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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Charleston to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
Checks

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