Time Flies Charters

Time Flies Charters invites you to spend a day on the water with Captain Clayton Simmons out of Charleston, South Carolina. He is the owner and operator of Time Flies Charters whose passion for fishing started at a young age. Captain Clayton says it has shaped him as a person, a dad, and a charter captain.

You can book a trip with Captain Clayton to the harbor, creeks, and jetties where your targeted species will be Redfish, Trout, and Flounder. There’s plenty to do here at pretty much any time of the year. Time Flies Charters uses the best gear for the conditions. They provide rods, reels, tackle, live and artificial bait, a fishing license, drinks, snacks, and fly fishing equipment. Captain Clayton always brings several types of artificial and live bait, so he is prepared for every fish that bites. He regularly switches fishing techniques so everybody can fish actively.

The boat you will fish on is an 22-foot Pursuit center console originally built in 2008. It is powered by a 250 HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 48 knots. The boat features all the electronics and safety gear needed for a productive trip, a wireless trolling motor, and a live bait well. The boat’s big bow and high bow rails allow 2 anglers to cast safely -  great news if you aren’t used to being on the boat.

Captain Clayton is a lifelong angler. While attending College of Charleston he spent most his time learning as much as possible about the various types of angling opportunities around the lowcountry. He must have studied a bit as well since he earned a BA in Communications in 2000. Although he has a love for all types of fishing, most of the time you can find him up in the flats chasing Redfish or out near the jetties casting to Flounder, Red Drum, and Tarpon. Your captain will put you on the fish, it is up to you to catch them.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Light Tackle Inshore Back Country
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 5 Oct - 25 Mar
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    If you can catch a largemouth, you can catch a red. The endless miles of tidal creeks offer some of the finest action in the Low country. This is all about lures, grubs and drifting live bait. You'll use a variety of baits but always match the hatch. Late summer fishing is hot hot hot.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Cobia
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish

Seabass (Black)
Snapper (Cubera)
Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon

Boat Specs

Pursuit (Center console) originally built in 2008. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 48 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Flounder Gigging

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 2 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
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
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer

About the Captain

Clayton Simmons
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, United States
Member since May 2017
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I grew up striped bass fishing in Atlanta and spent Summers chasing redfish in Charleston harbor. I have been angling since i could walk and fished until I heard the dinner bell. It all started when my dad took me to the keys bonefishing when I was 8. The time I spent with dad wetting a hook are memories i cherish and its those memories that shape my character. Charleston's fishery is diverse and thriving. With such a vast amount of moving water Charleston has it all. I began fishing here the day I came down to school and loved redfishing. But it was not until 20 years after graduating from C of C until I landed a marlin on my own boat.
Response time: 6 hours
Response rate: 88%

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Customer Reviews

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Austin D.
Charleston, South Carolina
 5.00
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October 2, 2018
Captain Clayton always puts you on the fish! He’s a pleasure to fish with, and always keeps the trip fun and exciting!
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Cory K.
Albemarle, North Carolina
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VERIFIED   June 10, 2017
Had a amazing time with CPT Clayton. He was very knowledgeable on the location of the fish and how to catch them. He was attentive...
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Dale F.
Roswell, Georgia
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May 5, 2017
Capt was experience, educated and patient.  Took two boys (12).  He taught them so much!  They loved...
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Matthews, North Carolina
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