Tight Line Charters

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Welcome to Tight Line Charters, a family friendly all inclusive fishing charter business in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina. They’ve been nominated top 5 best charter in Charleston the past 2 years by the Post and Courier and hope to keep it going! They offer light and heavy tackle guided fishing trips aimed to get you on the fish of a lifetime, inshore shallow water/nearshore deep water fishing charters, harbor/eco tours, and sunset cruises as well so you can take in all Charleston has to offer.

Tight Line Charters is locally owned and operated by Captain Jesse Riddle, a USCG certified, licensed, and insured captain with an outstanding reputation. He is an avid angler in shallow and deep water and has been fishing low country waters for over 25 years and will take you to the some of most productive fishing grounds Charleston has to offer.

Tight Line Charters will provide you with all fishing gear necessary rods/reels etc including baits and fishing licenses. You’ll be using all PENN gear to tackle these fish. You’ll be targeting Redfish, Flounder, Sharks, Trout, Sheepshead, and Black Drum inshore. Nearshore you’ll be targeting Snapper, Triggerfish, Grouper, Amberjack, Cobia, Kingfish and more depending on the time of year. The weather is great for the most part year-round in the Southeast, which allows the fish to be active.

Fishing will take place aboard a 26’ Contender powered by new twin 200 HP Yamaha engines. These boats are some of the absolute best tournament boats and are considered a staple in the fishing industry. The boat is equipped with all updated electronics and performance by Yamaha which gives a smooth, quiet, clean, and dry ride. It has ample dry storage room and seating, and an oversized t-top to provide ample shade.

Capt. Jesse has unparalleled knowledge of the area’s fisheries and species, and loves to share his knowledge with his clients. You can keep the fish as long as it’s in the legal size limit, Capt. will clean them for you.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour – Nearshore Reef Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $1,500
    up to 3 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    Take a trip to the nearshore reefs of Charleston for some great live bottom action with Captain Jesse of Tight Line Charters. Once arrived we will be targeting species such as red snapper, vermillion snapper, big black sea bass, kingfish , amber jack, grouper, and many other tasty fish to keep or catch a release. This charter includes all bait and tackle, fishing gear, fuel, fishing license, and waters all you need is appropriate clothes for the weather and a camera so jump aboard and get hooked with us!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Inshore Fishing (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 hour trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $550
    up to 3 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    Take a trip with Captain Jesse to the Charleston's productive waters for Sheepshead, Shark, Bull Reds, Flounder and many other tasty fish to keep or catch a release. This charter includes all bait and tackle, fishing gear, fuel, fishing license, and waters all you need is appropriate clothes for the weather and a camera so jump aboard and get hooked with us!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Inshore Fishing (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 hour trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $550
    up to 3 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    Take a trip with Captain Jesse to the Charleston's productive waters for Sheepshead, Shark, Bull Reds, Flounder and many other tasty fish to keep or catch a release. This charter includes all bait and tackle, fishing gear, fuel, fishing license, and waters all you need is appropriate clothes for the weather and a camera so jump aboard and get hooked with us!
  • Private trip
    Cast & Blast
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 15 May - 1 Dec
    $550
    up to 3 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    Jump aboard a brand new 23' Sportsman Masters Platinum for a three hour private chartered fishing tour and an hour of skeet shooting in the low country back waters in search redfish with some trophy reds mixed in as well as trout, sheepshead, black drum, and many more species! This package includes everything you need from fishing to shooting with the option to bring your own if you prefer. We hope to get you out on the water with Tight Lines to show you some good times your talk about for years to come.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore Fishing (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $450
    up to 3 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    Take a trip with Captain Jesse to the Charleston's productive waters for Sheepshead, Shark, Bull Reds, Flounder, and many other tasty fish to keep or catch a release. This charter includes all bait and tackle, fishing gear, fuel, fishing license, and waters all you need is appropriate clothes for the weather and a camera so jump aboard and get hooked with us!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore Fishing (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $450
    up to 3 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    Take a trip with Captain Jesse to the Charleston's productive waters for Sheepshead, Shark, Bull Reds, Flounder and many other tasty fish to keep or catch a release. This charter includes all bait and tackle, fishing gear, fuel, fishing license, and waters all you need is appropriate clothes for the weather and a camera so jump aboard and get hooked with us!
  • Private trip
    Night Fishing – Bull Reds/Sharks
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 hour trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 1 Oct
    $450
    up to 3 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    Come aboard our brand new 22' Sportsman Tournament Edition and join us for some insanely exciting and exhilarating NIGHT FISHING for sharks and massive dinosaur bull redfish! We will be fishing in the Charleston harbor and river mouths of the low country while enjoying the relaxing summer night breeze looking at all the city lights waiting for the big daddy to bite the bait and peel some drag! this charter is up to three ppl 50$ per head after max of 4 persons. Includes all bait, tackle, boat, gas, water!
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 1 Nov
    $350
    up to 3 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    Be prepared to get hooked shark fishing in the Charleston harbor the Wando river and at the Charleston Jetties catching black tip shark, bull sharks, bonnet head, scolloped hammerheads, sharpnose, spinners and more. Bring your camera and be prepared to take in the natural beauty of Charleston's historic sites like Fort Sumter and the Charleston Battery all while the drag is screaming! This charter is for 3+ anglers and includes everything you need to land these strong fish! Lets go fish!
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 15 May - 1 Nov
    $250
    up to 3 persons
    + $75
    each additional person
    Be prepared to get hooked shark fishing in the Charleston harbor and at the Jetties catching black tip shark, bull sharks, bonnet head, scolloped hammerheads, sharpnose, and more. Bring your camera and be prepared to take in the natural beauty of Charleston's historic sites while fishing in the harbor and inshore tidal creeks! This charter is for 3 anglers and includes bait, tackle, fishing license, and waters.
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About the Captain

Jesse Riddle
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, United States
Angler's Choice
20 Reports
ID & License verified
82 Customer Reviews
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Member since November 2016
Tight Line Charters is locally owned and operated by Captain Jesse Riddle. Captain Jesse Riddle is USCG Certified licensed and insured and has been fishing the low country waters for 25+ years. Captain Jesse Riddle is a born and raised local; From hunting to fishing to plain out exploring new waters and fisheries, he is ready to show you what low county fishing is all about. From vacations to corporate functions, Capt. Jesse is ready to make your day on the water one to never forget. Jesse is a knowledgeable captain and is always ready to spread his knowledge! Whether its your first time out or your an avid angler Tight line Charters will make sure you get HOOKED! FISH ON!

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Targeted Species

Amberjack
Black Drum
Cobia
Flounder

Grouper (Gag)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish
Seabass (Black)

Shark (Blacktip)
Sheepshead
Snapper (Red)
Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Contender (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2017. Powered by 2 200HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 60 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Bowfishing
Flounder Gigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Outriggers

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. 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 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
American Express

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Customer Reviews

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4.96
out of 5 stars from 82 reviews
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Great day fishing!
Great day fishing!
Half day inshore trip
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Angler Rating
79
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Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
92%
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Margaret P.
Fond Du Lac, WI
 5.00
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Tight Line Fishing Charter with Captain Jesse

VERIFIED   May 13, 2019
This is a long post, but I want to show my appreciation: I contacted Captain Jesse the week before the trip to easy...
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Margarita D.
Fayetteville, NC
 5.00
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Half day trip with captain Jesse

VERIFIED   May 19, 2019
Great surprise fishing trip I planned for my boyfriend and it turned out better than expected. The captain was super knowledgeable...
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Jonathan N.
Sanford, North Carolina
 5.00
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2 hour- am trip

VERIFIED   NEW  July 23, 2019
My son and I had a blast.  Captain Jessie runs a clean and professional boat.  We had smiles the entire time. ...
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David A.
Phoenix, AZ
 5.00
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Great service

VERIFIED   May 10, 2019
Captain Jesse worked hard to put us on fish and was very efficient, moving from spot to spot.  If we weren’t catching...
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Robert G.
Gordon, OH
 5.00
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Great day fishing!

VERIFIED   NEW  August 8, 2019
Awesome trip - Jesse did a great job as our Captain and was very accommodating to make sure our trip was a great experience!
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