Playin Hooky Fishing Guide

If fishing in Columbia is on your bucket list, look no further than Playin Hooky Fishing Guide. Your guide for the day is Captain Ronnie, so you’ll benefit from years of professional experience.

Depending on conditions, you might hook into Striped Bass and anything else that bites. You’ll target your catch by light tackle fishing, trolling, bottom fishing, or maybe something more specialized in this area. Any Striped Bass within the legal limit of 5 per person is yours to keep. The captain offers catch cleaning and filleting for an additional cost.

Your boat for the day is a 24’ Pontoon with space for 6 passengers. It comes with all the essentials. What’s more, this vessel is wheelchair accessible. Your captain will provide rods and reels. Live bait is available, but you should ask the captain whether you’ll be catching it yourself.

Trips with Playin Hooky Fishing Guide are child-friendly, so get ‘em offline and onto the water! It’s always wise to bring snacks, drinks, sunscreen (non-spray), a hat, bottled water, and sunglasses. Alcohol is allowed in moderation. Just be sure to avoid hard liquor and glass bottles.

Before coming aboard, you may be required to buy a local fishing license for everyone in your group. This information is usually available online, or you can ask the captain.

Now and then, the fish might get away, but a day on the water never should. Time to make it happen with Playin Hooky Fishing Guide!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip MAX 2 People
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US $450
    I have been fishing on Lake Murray for over 25 years. I have been voted best on the lake 5 years in a row. We are a Christian-based company, and we treat our party the way we would like to be treated. I do my best to see that everyone has a great time that they can remember for years to come. The trip is up to 5 hours or until you catch the limit.
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip 3+ People
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US $500
    I have been fishing on Lake Murray for over 25 years. I have been voted best on the lake 5 years in a row. We are a Christian-based company, and we treat our party the way we would like to be treated. I do my best to see that everyone has a great time that they can remember for years to come. The trip is up to 5 hours or until you catch the limit.
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass

FAQs about Playin Hooky Fishing Guide

Playin Hooky Fishing Guide offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $450 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip MAX 2 People (5 hours)
  • US $500 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip 3+ People (5 hours)

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

Trips booked with Playin Hooky Fishing Guide include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures

Playin Hooky Fishing Guide offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing

Playin Hooky Fishing Guide offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with Playin Hooky Fishing Guide include:
  • Bass (Striped)

Meet the Captain

Ronnie Faircloth
Columbia, South Carolina, United States
3 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2023
Captain Ronnie has been fishing on Lake Murray for 25 years. He has fished from Texas to Virginia, and everywhere in between. He specializes in catching Striped Bass and has experienced great success in fishing tournaments. He truly enjoys watching his guests catch their personal best and will go above and beyond to provide the fishing trip of a lifetime.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass

Boat specs

Angler Quest (Pontoon) originally built in 2021. Powered by a 300HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Limit of 5 fish per person per state law
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

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 3.5% charge will apply.

Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 3 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (3)
Great captain
Great charter!
Great charter!
Angler rating
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James P.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Fishing trip in May

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip MAX 2 People on May 20, 2023
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Reginald N.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
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Great captain

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip 3+ People on April 13, 2024
Love everything about this trip One of my best experiences
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Thomas C.
Lexington, South Carolina
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
Overall

Great charter!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip 3+ People on September 19, 2023
Ronnie is a great guy and really knows what he’s doing. Very welcoming experience and it’s a great boat even for people...
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