Pluff Mud Fishing Charters

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Choose Pluff Mud Fishing Charters for a personalized fishing experience in Charleston, SC. Join Captain Shane Shields and fish inshore using a variety of techniques, whether by day or at night. Pets and children of all ages are welcome, so bring the entire family for an experience to remember!

Step aboard a 21’ Sportsman 214 Tournament Bay boat. This vessel has the sleek design of a flats boat combined with the spaciousness of a bay boat, allowing up to 4 passengers to fish comfortably while stalking shallow waters.

She’s powered by a 150 HP Yamaha V6 engine and comes equipped with advanced fishing technology. On board you will find GPS, Fishfinder, a wireless trolling motor, and a live bait well.

While fishing inshore you can catch many species such as Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, Black Drum, Bluefish, Striped Bass, and more. Capt. Shane has experience in fly fishing, live bait fishing, and fishing with artificial lures. No matter which technique you choose, he is prepared to put you on fish.

Pluff Mud Fishing Charters provides a fishing license and all the gear you need, featuring St. Croix rods with Penn reels. Fly fishing equipment is also available for you to use. At the end of the trip, Capt. Shane will clean and fillet any catch you choose to keep.

Book your trip today and come aboard for an experience your whole family can enjoy!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $700
    price breakdown
    $700
    Spend the day with Capt. Shane, fishing for a variety of inshore species such as Redfish, Black Drum, Speckled Trout, Sheepshead, Seabass, and more. All the fly fishing and spinning gear you need is provided, as is a fishing license. Help yourself to bottled water and sodas on board and feel free to bring along any other refreshments you'd like.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    The more time you spend on the water, the more fish you can target and ultimately catch! The 6-hour trip provides plenty of opportunities to hook into Redfish, Speckled Trout, Sheepshead, Black Drum, Striped Bass, and more. A fishing license and all your fly fishing and spinning gear are provided. Water and soft drinks await on board and you're free to bring along any other refreshments you'd like.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Sat, Sun)
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Give yourself a little more time on the water and up your chances of hooking into Flounder, Redfish, Snook, Sheepshead, Ladyfish, and more. All the fly fishing and spinning gear you need awaits on board, as does your license and some soft drinks.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Spend the afternoon fishing for the likes of Flounder, Redfish, Snook, Sheepshead, Ladyfish, and more. A fishing license, as well as your spinning tackle and fly fishing gear, is provided. There are water and soft drinks on board and you're free to bring along anything else you'd like.
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About the Captain

Shane Shields
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Angler's Choice
3 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
19 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since July 2017
Capt. Shane Shields grew up fly fishing the Nantahala River in the mountains of North Carolina. When he migrated south for love, he discovered the warm, salty Low Country waters. For the past few years he's enjoyed fishing the Charleston inlands and navigating her unparalleled pluff mud shores. Capt. Shane's favorite fishing buddy is his dog Banks, but what he enjoys most of all is taking new friends out on the water and bending some rods. He caters to all skill levels, from the novice to the experienced angler.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Bass (Striped)
Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Crab Crab

Flounder Flounder
Ladyfish Ladyfish
Redfish Redfish
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)

Sheepshead Sheepshead
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Sportsman (Performance fishing) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha V6 engine.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Charleston to departure site is available and 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
PayPal
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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4.98
out of 5 stars from 19 reviews
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
80%
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Bo M.
Charleston, South Carolina
 5.00
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Christmas Gift Turned New Hobby.

VERIFIED   March 14, 2020
I have been in the trend of giving experiences for gifts rather than material things. So I booked this fishing trip for my...
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Kimberly J.
Charleston, South Carolina
 5.00
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Fishing with Shane

VERIFIED   NEW  July 18, 2020
The whole trip was amazing. The captain made sure we caught fish. The boat ride he gave us was worth the trip itself, fishing...
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Joel H.
Nicholasville, KY
 5.00
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  July 5, 2020
Shane seemed to truly care if my son and I caught fish—making sure to hit multiple spots to give us our best chances. ...
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Dave M.
Columbia, South Carolina
 5.00
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2 Hour Inshore

VERIFIED   NEW  August 1, 2020
Captain Shane is a class act. My wife and I chartered a 2 hr inshore trip and although we only caught 1 fish (time of day/year...
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Courtney W.
Seymour, TN
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Evening charter

VERIFIED   May 24, 2020
The communication was great prior so I knew what to do. We felt safe and in good hands. captain Shane had a great personality...
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