Tight Line Charters

Tight Line Charters is Charleston’s top fishing operator that will get you hooked on fish! They offer inshore and nearshore trips, which will allow you to fish while taking in the breathtaking scenery of historic city of Charleston.

The charter is locally owned and operated by Captain Jesse Riddle, a USCG certified, licensed, and insured captain. He has been fishing these low country waters for over 25 years and will take you to the best and most productive grounds Charleston has to offer.

This area is rich with fish species such as the super tasty Flounder, Sheepshead, and Black Seabass and you’ll be catching them all! The weather is nice in this part of the world and allows the fish to be active and present year round. You can also catch Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Black Drum, Bonnethead Shark and Jack Crevalle.

The fishing will take place aboard a one of a kind, brand new 2019 23’ Sportsman boat. This ice blue beauty is a top tier boat with yacht caliber features and comes with the best updated Simrad electronics and performance Yamaha and gives a smooth and clean ride. It features ample storage and seating, a fiberglass hardtop t-top for ample shade with misters for those super hot days to keep you cool and a deep-V bottom that cuts the chop and keeps you dry.

Tight Line Charters will provide you with all fishing gear necessary including baits and a fishing license and will show you how to work a rod if you are a novice angler. Spinning and trolling tackle is provided on board, as well as light and heavy tackle for the big guys.

Captain Jesse has unparalleled knowledge of the area’s fisheries and species, and will share his knowledge with you. You can keep the fish you catch as long as it’s in the legal size limit, and Captain Jesse will help clean and fillet the keepers at the end of the trip.

You should bring sunscreen, a hat, camera, and be ready for some fun on the water. Come get hooked with Tight Line Charters!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Nearshore Reef Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $800
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    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
    6 Hour Inshore Fishing AM
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $600
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    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
    6 Hour Inshore Fishing PM
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $600
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    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 Inshore Fishing AM
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $500
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    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 Inshore Fishing PM
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $500
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    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 and Blast
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Apr - 1 Dec
    $500
    up to 1 person
    + $50
    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 Inshore Fishing AM
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $400
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    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 Inshore Fishing PM
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $400
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    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 for Bullreds / Sharks
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 6:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 1 Oct
    $400
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Come aboard our brand new 22' Sportsman Tournament Edition and join us for some insanely exciting and exhilarating NIGHT FISHING for sharks and massive dinosaur bull redfish! We will be fishing in the Charleston harbor and river mouths of the low country while enjoying the relaxing summer night breeze looking at all the city lights waiting for the big daddy to bite the bait and peel some drag! this charter is up to three ppl 50$ per head after max of 4 persons. Includes all bait, tackle, boat, gas, water!
  • Private trip
    2 Hr Shark Fishing
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 15 May - 1 Nov
    $250
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    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 this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Barracuda (Great)
Black Drum
Cobia

Flounder
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish
Seabass (Black)

Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Bonnethead)
Sheepshead
Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Sportsman (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore 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

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

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 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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

About the Captain

Jesse Riddle
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, United States
Member since November 2016
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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!
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.96
out of 5 stars from 53 reviews
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96%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
91%
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Ross U.
Fairfax, VA
 5.00
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Half day trip with Jesse

VERIFIED   October 3, 2018
Jesse did a great job put me on fish and getting me hooked up . We used various baits and fished different areas . Jesse cleaned...
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Mark G.
Greer, SC
 5.00
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Shark fishing with Capt. Jesse

VERIFIED   July 29, 2018
We had a great time fishing with Capt. Jesse and Tight Line Charters. We couldn’t have asked for a better guide than Capt....
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Robert P.
Czechia
 5.00
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Half day with Captain Jessee

VERIFIED   July 21, 2018
I’ve been fishing for about 65 years and I’ve n3ver seen a charter Captain work harder to find fish and take care...
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Lisa V.
Atlanta, GA
 5.00
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2 hour shark fish

VERIFIED   July 6, 2018
Had a great day with Captain Jesse.  Within 30 minutes my son caught his first shark!  Captain Jesse was very knowledgeable...
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Phillip B.
North Augusta, SC
 4.33
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   June 19, 2018
Jesse, his boat, his music and conversation were enjoyable. We only caught a few fish and spent a lot of time riding from one...
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Fishing Reports

2019 producing lots of big healthy fish!

February 07, 2019

Im just going to jump right into this and say this year so far has been stellar with lots of big healthy fish in all species and in great numbers! The nearshore reefs are starting to produce good numbers… Read Full Report →