Rod Bendin Guide Service

Rod Bendin Guide Service offers you a memorable day on the water full of fishing. Based in Columbia, South Carolina, Captain William Faircloth will take you to Lake Murray for a safe, fun, and enjoyable trip. You’ll have a lovely experience chasing fish as well as enjoying a beautiful and relaxing environment. Pick a day that suits you and join Captain William for a great day on the water!

Your adventure will take place on a 21’ Sea Pro 218 center console that sits up to 4 anglers. It’s powered by a 200 HP Yamaha two stroke engine made in 2006 and is also rigged with fishfinder, GPS, and VHF radio navigation electronics. The boat comes with a wireless trolling motor, an ice-box, and a livewell.

On your trip, you’ll have a fun time chasing Striped Bass using light tackle. You’ll be keeping all the fish you catch, this will allow you to enjoy some delicious meals with your family or friends. Kids are welcome to come aboard, so bring them along and have a wonderful family day on the water.

Captain William takes care of all the rods, reels, tackle, live bait, and lures. Before you start the trip, make sure to bring your fishing licenses as well as the food and drinks of your choice to stay energized during your time on the water.

Rod Bendin Guide Service is waiting for you, book today and make lifelong memories fishing in South Carolina!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – AM (Summer)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:15 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 30 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    US $450
    You and Captain William will be fishing for Striped Bass on beautiful Lake Murray. The pick-up location is determined on the day of booking, feel free to message the captain for details. Kids 5 and above are allowed to join you on board. The trip is 4-5 hours.
    Types of fishing
    Lake Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
    Catfish
    Catfish
    Perch (White)
    White Perch
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – PM (Summer)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 4:45 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 30 (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    US $450
    You and Captain William will be fishing for Striped Bass on beautiful Lake Murray. The pick-up location is determined on the day of booking, feel free to message the captain for details. Kids 5 and above are allowed to join you on board. The trip is 4-5 hours.
    Types of fishing
    Lake Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
    Catfish
    Catfish
    Perch (White)
    White Perch
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Striper / Catfish
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    US $450
    You and Captain William will be fishing for Striped Bass on beautiful Lake Murray. The pick-up location is determined on the day of booking, feel free to message the captain for details. Kids 5 and above are allowed to join you on board. The trip is 4-5 hours.
    Types of fishing
    Lake Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
    Catfish
    Catfish
    Perch (White)
    White Perch
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
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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Great Trip on Lake Murray
A fabulous time on the water!
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Robert T.
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5.0 / 5
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Great day out on the lake

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip – Striper / Catfish on June 1, 2024
First and foremost, we had excellent communication leading up to the trip from Captain William. The coordination was perfect....
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Elizabeth F.
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Great day on the lake

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Striper / Catfish on October 7, 2023
I wanted to surprise my husband for our anniversary. We couldn’t have asked for anyone better than Captain Chris to be our...
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Victor B.
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Great Time!

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip – PM (Summer) on June 15, 2024
My wife and I had a fabulous trip. Caught fish and enjoy good conversations with the captain.  Highly recommend his service...
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Wayne M.
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Great Trip on Lake Murray

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip – PM (Summer) on June 1, 2024
We had a great time on a very nice boat. It was a bit windy and rough on the lake, but we had a great, relaxing time. We will...
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Rick M.
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Great day of fishing

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Striper / Catfish on May 4, 2024
My son and I haven’t been fishing for a decade.  I planned this trip for some time.  So glad we did this.  It was a enjoyable...
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FAQs about Rod Bendin Guide Service

Rod Bendin Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $450 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip – AM (Summer) (5 hours)
  • US $450 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip – PM (Summer) (5 hours)
  • US $450 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Striper / Catfish (5 hours)

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

Trips booked with Rod Bendin Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Okumka low profile reels with ugly stik rods)
  • Live Bait (Blue back herring or gizzard shad)
  • Lures

Rod Bendin Guide Service offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing (Lake Murray )

Rod Bendin Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling (Planer boards)

Top targeted fish species with Rod Bendin Guide Service include:
  • Bass (Striped)

Meet the Captain

William Faircloth
Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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23 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2022
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Captain William loves just being on the water helping families make memories. Join him on beautiful Lake Murray and experience its charming nature and rich fishery.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass

Boat specs

Sea Pro (Center console) originally built in 2006. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing
Lake Murray

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Planer boards

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Okumka low profile reels with ugly stik rods
Live Bait
Blue back herring or gizzard shad
Lures

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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
5 and above
You Keep Catch

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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.