Why Knot Charters

4139 Highway 17 Business
Murrells Inlet SC, United States

Why knot fish with Captain James Quesinberry on some of the best inshore and near shore waters in and around Murrells Inlet? Captain James is a kind and professional fisherman who is thoroughly acquainted with all the most effective methods for hooking fish in the local waters.

Come aboard and fish on a spacious 25 ft Sea Fox center console boat that gives a very comfortable ride to six anglers plus the captain. The boat’s high sides and shady T-Top make it a very desirable fishing charter vessel, especially for families with children, and it is fully equipped with electronics for navigation and safety. Powered by twin Mercury engines, the boat can get you to your desired fishing spot very quickly, so you can maximise your time on the water.

When fishing with Why Knot Charters, you can enjoy targeting species such as Redfish, Flounder, Trout and Black Drum, or you can venture offshore into deeper waters in search for King Mackerel, Amberjack, Sea Bass, Snapper, Spadefish and more. The choice is yours, and Captain James will always make sure to put you in the best place for the bite, given the time of year and conditions.

All fishing rods, tackle and bait are included in each charter trip, and Why Knot Charters will also take care of cleaning all keeper fish.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Offshore (MAX 4)
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available
    US$ 750
    up to 6 persons
    Spend 6 hours on the water, hitting reefs and wrecks for fish such as Black Seabass, Snapper, Triggerfish, Amberjack, Cobia, and more. This trip is for a maximum of 4 guests.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip - Evening Shark Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    US$ 550
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 75
    each additional person
    5 hour nearshore Shark trip! Fish area reefs for reef Sharks such as Bull Sharks,Tiger Sharks, Sharpnose, Blacktips, and more. Get the fight of your life and get hooked up on a 400-500 lb Bull or Tiger Shark. Shark fishing on this trip is strictly catch-and-release.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip - King Mackerel
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 550
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    5 Hour Near Shore/ Off Shore trip for King Mackerel and Spanish Mackerel , This trip is for up to 20 miles off shore trolling an drift fishing for King Mackerel an Spanish Mackerel get in on some of the action that Murrells inlet fishing has to offer.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Inshore
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    17 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 400
    up to 4 persons
    + US$ 75
    each additional person
    Inshore 4hr fishing trip for seasonal fish. Come fish with us, inshore and around the Murrells Inlet jetties for Flounder, Redfish, Black Drum, Bluefish,Black Sea bass and much more ! Located in Murrells Inlet At the Marsh view marina You can also get your fresh catch cooked at the restaurant !

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Black Drum
Cobia
Flounder

Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Pompano
Redfish

Seabass (Black)
Sheepshead
Snapper (Vermilion)
Spanish Mackerel

Boat Specs

Sea Fox (Center console) originally built in 2004. Powered by 2 150HP Mercury Four Stroke engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 49 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License Included

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

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

About the Captain

James Quesinberry
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, United States
Member since September 2016
75
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I have been fishing my whole life growing up fishing fresh and saltwater spent better part of my life fishing and working on a off shore private Sport fishing vessal bottom fishing and fishing for big game fish.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

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4.89
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Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
85%
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Stewart Armstrong
Hendersonville, NC
 5.00
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Morning King Mackerel Trip

VERIFIED   July 3, 2018
A great trip with Captain James! He suggested the King Mackerel trip instead of the closer inland trip. I know that fishing...
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Steve Long
Charlotte, NC
 5.00
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Half Day trip with Captain James

VERIFIED   July 6, 2018
Captain James was great. He put us on the fish right away and we had 4 keepers 30 min from lines in the water. Unfortunately...
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James Chakalos
Memphis, TN
 5.00
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   April 30, 2018
Captain called day prior and suggested we move to a morning trip as he was seeing this as the most active time.  We did...
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Steve Murray
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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Best Charter Ever!

VERIFIED   April 27, 2018
What a perfect day on the water. (Well for half of us but that had nothing to do with fishing:-).  Captain James Quesinberry...
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Doug Howard
Raleigh, NC
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Fun Trip

VERIFIED   June 18, 2018
We went out on a 4 hour fishing trip. The Water got real choppy even though it was a beautiful day. It was slow as far as catching...
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Fishing Reports

inshore slam ?

October 19, 2018

Was a awesome morning in the creek with a nice cool breeze in the air an calm waters were hooked up on several black drum biting along with dozens of trout on the floating rig an topped off with… Read Full Report →