Fish Call Charters - Fish Call

50 41st Avenue
Isle Of Palms SC, United States

Capt. J.R. Waits of Fish Call Charters offers inshore fishing trips on his 17’ flats boat for up to 3 anglers. These trips leave from the Isle of Palms Marina just north of Charleston, SC and are available October - April.

On these trips, you mostly be doing catch and release fishing. Your main target will be Redfish, which lives in the shallow calm water flats surrounding the barrier islands. You could also target Speckled Seatrout, Flounder, Black Drum, Sheepshead, and Sharks. The best fishing grounds are a short 5-10 minute run from the marina so clients fishing with Capt J.R. get to fishing grounds quicker than most other captains.

Capt. J.R. Waits has been running fishing charters in the Charleston area since 1999. He has been featured in just about every national fishing magazine and several TV shows on ESPN, TNT, and The Outdoor Channel. Capt. J.R. is a regular tournament winner as well having won the Charleston Harbor Tarpon Tournament three times, the Charleston IFA Redfish Tournament, GLoomis Owner’s Tournament, etc. He is one of the most sought after fishing captains on the East Coast.

All flats boat trips leave out of the Isle of Palms Marina. Capt J.R. runs a larger 24’ center console boat during the warmer months (Apr-Oct) which has a 6 passenger maximum. On these trips you could catch and release giant Bull Redfish, Sharks, Cobia, Sheepshead, and Tarpon.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Full Tide Trip
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Nov - 31 Mar
    US$ 600
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This is our second most popular trip. This trip is excellent for serious fisherman or just someone who want more time on the water. We can venture a little further from the marina but still target inshore redfish and other species. If you book this trip, it will be the only trip that day so you get the absolute best fishing times. Trip start time will be determined by captain depending on conditions.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip AM
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Nov - 31 Mar
    US$ 450
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This is the most popular trip where we target redfish and other species.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip PM
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Nov - 31 Mar
    US$ 450
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This is the most popular trip where we target redfish and other species.
  • Private trip
    "Kids" Trip
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Nov - 31 Mar
    US$ 375
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This is a short trip designed for small kids who can't last the full 4 hours. We mostly target small fish around docks and structure on this trip. The 3hr trips are typically run after a 4 hour morning trip so noon is the usual start time, but captain will determine exact start time a few days before the trip.

About this listing

Targeted Species

  Black Drum
  Flounder
  Redfish
  Shark (Blacktip)

  Shark (Bonnethead)
  Sheepshead
  Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Action Craft 1720 Hybrid FlyFisher (Flats boat) originally built in 2010. Powered by a 70HP Yamaha engine.

Length
17 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 14 days before the trip date.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Isle Of Palms to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Checks
American Express
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

About the Captain

J.R. Waits
Isle Of Palms, South Carolina, United States
Member since April 2016
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I have a Master's Degree in Geology from UNC - Chapel Hill but decided to follow my love of fishing instead.
Response time: 2 hours
Response rate: 100%

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