VJ Charters

7107 Gray Street
Columbia SC, United States

VJ Charters is based in Columbia, South Carolina. They are run and operated by Captain Johnny, who invites you to join him for a day out on the beautiful Lake Wateree or Lake Murray. The Captain is a professional guide with decades of experience at the helm.

You will be fishing aboard a 20-foot center console boat, powered by a 150 HP Mercury engine. The vessel can comfortably take up to six people. Rigged with navigational electronics, including a GPS and a fish finder, as well as an anchoring system, the boat also features a wireless trolling motor and a live bait tank.

Captain Johnny specializes in trolling, jigging, and light tackle fishing techniques. He knows the right way to catch that trophy fish and is also a great teacher, so with him, you will be able to learn a lot about the ecosystem and various species. Choose where you want to go fishing and what you want to target. A ride on Lake Wateree will see you chasing trophy Catfish in late winter as well as Crappie, which you can also go for in early spring.  Fishing on Lake Murray will give you a chance to catch Striped Bass. VJ Charters offers different packages, depending on how many people are fishing. You can choose the package for 1-4 person if you want to spend your day on the water alone or with a couple of friends or a family member. The 5-6 package will be an ideal option for a bigger group of friends or a family. Kids are very welcome!

Your trip will include all state-of-the-art rods and reels, as well as tackle, lures, and live bait. You may want to bring your own snacks and drinks on board!

VJ Charters offers an excellent opportunity to enjoy a day out with an experienced and professional guide on the beautiful waters of the South Carolina lakes.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip 6 clients
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    7 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 600
    up to 6 persons
    First light to 1pm during summer; First light to 3pm during winter; Night trips on Lake Murray available during summer for Striper fishibg
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip 5 clients
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    7 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 500
    up to 6 persons
    First light to 1pm during summer; First light to 3pm during winter; Night trips on Lake Murray available during summer for Striper fishing
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip 4 clients
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    7 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 400
    up to 6 persons
    First light to 1pm during summer; First light to 3pm during winter; Night trips on Lake Murray available during summer for Striper fishing
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip: 1-3 clients
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    7 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 350
    up to 6 persons
    First light to 1pm during summer; First light to 3pm during winter; Night trips on Lake Murray available during summer for Striper fishing

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped)
Catfish
Crappie

Boat Specs

Proline (Center console) originally built in 1999. Powered by a 150HP Mercury engine.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Jigging

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
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
Bank Transfer

About the Captain

Johnny Parker
Columbia, South Carolina, United States
Member since January 2017
My name is Johnny Parker and I am USCG licensed for Lake Murray, SC and Lake Wateree, SC Fishing Guide. I have over 30 years of experience in fishing. I am First Aid and Red Cross CPR certified. I am a graduate of the Sea School Academy. I am a teacher/instructor type of guide. I enjoy sharing my knowledge for fishing Striper, Crappie and trophy Catfish. My goal is to give the best fishing experience to the client.
Response time: 26 hours
Response rate: 50%