Why Knot Charters

"Why Knot" cast off with Captain James Quesinberry and explore some of the best inshore and nearshore waters around Murrells Inlet? Capt. James is a kind and professional fisherman who knows the most effective methods for hooking world-famous fish in these waters.

Come aboard and fish from his spacious 25’ Sea Fox center console, capable of accommodating up to 6 anglers. The boat’s high sides and shady T-Top make it the perfect fishing charter vessel, especially for families with children.

She’s also fully equipped with electronics for navigation and safety, so you’ll be guaranteed a comfortable and secure journey to the hotspots. Powered by twin Mercury engines, this boat can get you to your desired fishing spot very quickly, so you can really maximize your time on the water.

So, what’s waiting for you in these waters? With Capt. James, you can enjoy targeting species such as Redfish, Flounder, Trout, and Black Drum in inshore waters. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can venture into deeper offshore waters in search of prized fish such as King Mackerel, Amberjack, Sea Bass, Snapper, and Spadefish.

What your fishing trip looks like is up to you. Capt. James will always make sure to put you in the best place for the bite, given the time of year and conditions. On top of this, you’ll be provided with top-quality rods, reels, and tackle, as well as bait. All that’s left is to hop aboard Why Not Charters and discover Murrells Inlet for yourself!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    5 Hour King Mackerel 5 guests MAX
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    If you're after a Mackerel bonanza, this trip is the one for you! You'll spend 5 hours exploring both nearshore and offshore waters, combining both trolling and drift fishing, as you cast your line for Kingfish and Spanish Mackerel. You'll be provided with top-quality fishing gear, as well as a fishing license for your whole group.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour – Inshore/Nearshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $425
    price breakdown
    $425
    If you're an early bird, hop aboard this 4-hour morning adventure! It will see you exploring inshore waters, as well as hotspots around the Murrells Inlet jetties, for prized fish such as Flounder, Redfish, Black Drum, Bluefish, and Black Sea Bass. Located in Murrells Inlet at the Marsh view marina, you'll also be able to get your fresh catch cooked at the nearby restaurant. You'll be provided with top-quality fishing gear, as well as a fishing license.

About the Captain

James Quesinberry
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina, United States
22 Fishing Reports
119 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since September 2016
I have been fishing my whole life! I grew up fishing fresh and saltwater, and spent the better part of my life fishing and working on an offshore private sportfishing vessel. I specialized in bottom fishing and fishing for big game fish.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder

Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Pompano Pompano
Redfish Redfish

Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Vermilion) Snapper (Vermilion)
Spanish Mackerel 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
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.87
out of 5 stars from 119 reviews
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Half day onshore
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Half day onshore
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Angler Rating
108
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
76%
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John T.
Birmingham, AL
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September fishing trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour – Inshore/Nearshore (AM) on September 30, 2020
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Morning Trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour – Inshore/Nearshore (AM) on September 28, 2019
We booked an early morning trip with Captain James and it was great! We got to enjoy the sun coming up while fishing and the...
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Amy L.
Penn Yan, NY
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Half a day trip with Captain James

VERIFIED   4 Hour – Inshore/Nearshore (AM) on February 28, 2020
We went out fishing in the am with Capt James.  He was a nice guy.  He tried to find us some fish but I...
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Steven M.
Boone, NC
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VERIFIED   4 Hour – Inshore/Nearshore (AM) on October 2, 2020
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Stewart A.
Hendersonville, NC
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Morning King Mackerel Trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour – Inshore/Nearshore (AM) on 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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