Fish Call Charters - Fish Call

50 41st Avenue
Isle Of Palms SC, United States

Capt. J.R. is considered South Carolina’s premier catch and release Tarpon guide. He pioneered the Tarpon fishing in the Charleston area and continues to put his clients on 100+ pound Tarpon every year. From April - October Capt. J.R. Waits of Fish Call Charters will fish out of his larger 24’ Canyon Bay center console boat. This boat can handle up to 6 anglers and includes a T-top for sun protection and features a Minn Kota trolling motor and a remote control Power Pole anchoring system.

You will mostly target the adult Bull Redfish, Sharks, and Tarpon on this boat, but many species are available. It is not uncommon to also catch Seatrout, Flounder, Spanish Mackerel, Sheepshead, Black Drum, Bluefish, Ladyfish, Spadefish, Cobia, Amberjack, etc during the Summer months. Most of these trips leave out of the Isle of Palms Marina, and almost all the fishing you will do is catch and release.

Capt. J.R. Waits has been guiding the Charleston area since 1996. He has been featured in all of the national fishing magazines and on several TV shows on ESPN, TNT, The Outdoor Channel, etc. He has won the Charleston Harbor Tarpon Release Tournament 3 times, has won the Charleston IFA Redfish Tour Tournament, has won the G. Loomis Owner’s Tournament, and has placed in top 5 of many other tournaments. Capt J.R. and his clients hold several I.G.F.A World Records for Bonnethead Shark.

Capt J.R. will tailor the fishing trip to meet the needs of his customers, whether they are first-time anglers or world record holders.

Capt. J.R. is considered South Carolina’s premier catch and release Tarpon guide. He pioneered the Tarpon fishing in the Charleston area and continues to put his clients on 100+ pound Tarpon every year. From April - October Capt. J.R. Waits of Fish


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  • Tarpon Trip
    7 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 875 up to 3 persons
    + US$ 75 each additional person
  • Jetty/Bay Trip
    5 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 700 up to 3 persons
    + US$ 75 each additional person
  • Half Day Trip AM
    4 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 575 up to 3 persons
    + US$ 75 each additional person
  • Half Day Trip PM
    4 hour trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US$ 575 up to 3 persons
    + US$ 75 each additional person
  • "Kids" Trip
    3 hour trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US$ 475 up to 3 persons
    + US$ 75 each additional person
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About this listing

Boat Specs

Canyon Bay (Center console) originally built in 2016. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Spinning
Fly Fishing
Targeted Species
 
Cobia
 
Flounder

 
Redfish
 
Shark (Blacktip)

 
Shark (Bonnethead)
 
Spanish Mackerel

 
Spotted Seatrout
 
Tarpon
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Minn Kota
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Live Bait Well
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
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.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
 
Catch and Release Mandatory
Payment

10% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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, Checks, American Express, PayPal.

About the Captain

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