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.
Fishing License Included
Rods, reels & tackle
About this listing
Canyon Bay (Center console) originally built in 2016. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine.
Types of Fishing
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About the Captain
Member since April 2016