Welcome to Tight Line Charters, a family friendly all inclusive fishing charter business. 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, inshore shallow water/nearshore deep water fishing charters, harbor/eco tours 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.

They will provide you with all fishing gear necessary, including baits and fishing licenses. You’ll be using all PENN gear and 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. If you would like to have your catch for dinner, you’ll have to book a longer, nearshore or offshore trip. An automatic 20% gratuity is added to any parties of 5 or more.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour – Nearshore Reef Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $1,800
    Take a trip to the nearshore reefs of Charleston for some great live bottom action with Captain Jesse. You will be targeting species such as Red Snapper, Vermillion Snapper, big Black Sea Bass, Kingfish, Amberjack, Grouper, and many other tasty fish to keep or catch a release. This is a charter for up to 4 guests and 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 (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $650
    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
    Cast & Blast (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $650
    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
    5 Hour Trip – Inshore Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $600
    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 30 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $600
    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 30 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 15 - Oct 1
    $600
    Come aboard our brand new 22' Sportsman Tournament Edition and join us for some insanely exciting and exhilarating NIGHT FISHING for sharks and massive dinosaur bull redfish! We will be fishing in the Charleston harbor and river mouths of the low country while enjoying the relaxing summer night breeze looking at all the city lights waiting for the big daddy to bite the bait and peel some drag! this charter is up to three ppl 50$ per head after max of 4 persons. Includes all bait, tackle, boat, gas, water!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore Fishing (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $500
    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 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $500
    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
    3 Hour Trip – Shark Fishin (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 1
    $375
    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
    3 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 1
    $375
    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 Fishin (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Nov 1
    $300
    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.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 15 - Nov 1
    $300
    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 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
143 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
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 Amberjack
Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder

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

Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Contender (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2017. Powered by 2 200HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 62 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
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 days 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
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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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Angler Rating
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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
91%
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Jonathan S.
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Slow start but a GREAT day!!

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip – Shark Fishin (PM) on July 16, 2020
Captain Jesse did an awesome job.  Our trip was originally scheduled for the afternoon, but Captain Jesse called the day prior...
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5 hour trip with captain jesse

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip – Inshore Fishing (PM) on May 1, 2021
Water was a little choppy when we 1st went out but we still had a wonderful trip and caught several fish. Caption jesse knew...
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Mt. Pleasant, SC
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5hr morning trip with Cap't Jesse

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Inshore Fishing (AM) on October 16, 2020
Terrific fishing trip!  Cap’t Jesse’s boat and equipment are topnotch!  We caught fish after fish, heck, the music was...
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Concord, North Carolina
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Half Day Trip with Capt. Jesse and Tight Lines

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Inshore Fishing (PM) on April 1, 2021
My family and I had a great time with Tight Lines Charter Fishing in Charleston, SC. Captain Jesse was flexible in moving up...
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Shark Trip 8.15.20

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing (AM) on August 15, 2020
Capt. Jesse was amazing, as was the trip! We were able to catch 2 red fish, 2 sting rays, and 2 bonnet head sharks within our...
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FAQs about Tight Line Charters

Tight Line Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $300 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 2 Hour Trip – Shark Fishin (PM) (2 hours)
  • $300 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 2 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing (AM) (2 hours)
  • $375 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Shark Fishin (PM) (3 hours)
  • $375 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Shark Fishing (AM) (3 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore Fishing (AM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore Fishing (PM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Inshore Fishing (AM) (5 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Inshore Fishing (PM) (5 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Night Fishing – Bull Reds/Sharks (3 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Cast & Blast (AM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Cast & Blast (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,800 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 8 Hour – Nearshore Reef Fishing (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Tight Line Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Tight Line Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks (Water)
  • Fishing License

Tight Line Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Lake Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Tight Line Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Bowfishing
  • Flounder Gigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Tight Line Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Black Drum
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spotted Seatrout