Half Shell Fishing Charters

Half Shell Fishing Charters is owned and operated by USCG licensed Captain Cody Margate. Captain Cody comes from a family of fishing guides, so fishing itself is sort of a family tradition for him. He runs a family-friendly business and encourages family trips because he knows how valuable it can be as a bonding experience for parents and their children.

You will be fishing aboard a 17’ Spyder FX17 that’s powered by a 70 HP Yamaha engine. Apart from the standard safety and navigation gear, it also includes an 8’ power pole, a Minn Kota trolling motor, three livewells, as well as a Yeti cooler to keep the drinks cold. Due to its small size, the boat can easily navigate some very tight places off the beaten path that others just can’t reach.

Captain Cody can offer you a variety of trip types ranging from harbor or backcountry cruises to shark tooth hunting, shark fishing (when in season), dolphin watching, flats fishing, fly-fishing, shark fishing and multi-species inshore fishing. There’s also quite a variety of fish, including Jack Crevalle, Bass, Drum, Flounder, Sheepshead, Sharks and more.

The price of the trip includes rods, reels, and terminal tackle, as well as the necessary fishing licenses. The captain will clean and fillet anything you catch for your convenience. As for drinks, there will be water and Gatorade aboard, but feel free to bring your own drinks too. Make sure to bring a pair of polarized sunglasses and you’re all set.



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $700
    up to 2 persons
    A full day trip is definitely the way to go if you want to experience everything these waters have to offer. You will be fishing inshore for Jack Crevalle, Bass, Drum, Flounder, Sheepshead, Sharks (when in season) and more. Price includes rods, reels, and terminal tackle, as well as bait, drinks, and fishing licenses.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $600
    up to 2 persons
    If a half day trip is just too short for you, Captain Cody is happy to have you on the water for longer. This trip tackles the inshore waters and flats, where fish such as Jack Crevalle, Drum, Bass, Flounder, and Sharks (when in season) can be found. Price includes rods, reels, and terminal tackle, as well as bait, drinks, and fishing licenses.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $600
    up to 2 persons
    Available in the afternoon as well, this trip takes you fishing in the inshore waters and flats near Charleston, where you will be targeting Jack Crevalle, Bass, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Sharks (when in season), and more besides. Price includes rods, reels, and terminal tackle, as well as bait, drinks, and fishing licenses. Departure times are negotiable.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    This trip usually involves fishing inshore or poling grass flats early in the morning. Expect to encounter fish like Bass, Drum, Flounder, Sheepshead, and others. Price includes rods, reels, and terminal tackle, as well as bait, drinks, and fishing licenses.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    If you're not much of a morning person, Captain Cody has you covered. This trip involves inshore fishing or poling grass flats in the afternoon hours. It's a great option for beginners to ease themselves into the world of fishing. Price includes rods, reels, and terminal tackle, as well as bait, drinks, and fishing licenses. Departure times are negotiable.
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About the Captain

Cody Margate
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, United States
ID & License verified
3 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since November 2017
Captain Cody is an Army veteran as well as a current law enforcement officer that has been fishing Charleston for over 25 years. He comes from a family of fishing guides and has gained his skills and knowledge on the water mostly through his father who has been fishing Charleston for over 50 years and has been a guide as himself for quite some time. Cody also works together with the best captains in the area to make sure our clients stay on fish.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped)
Black Drum
Bluefish
Flounder

Jack Crevalle
Redfish
Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Bonnethead)

Shark (Lemon)
Sheepshead
Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Spyder (Flats boat) originally built in 2016. Powered by a 70HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 32 knots.

Length
17 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Spinning
Popping
Fly 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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. 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
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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.89
out of 5 stars from 3 reviews
Boat
Crew
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Great crew and a great morning on the water
Angler Rating
3
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
67%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Darrell E.
Moncks Corner, SC
 5.00
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Great crew and a great morning on the water

VERIFIED   July 11, 2018
From the moment we met Luke, we felt like we’d known him for years. He is a great guy with excellent knowledge and an...
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Jennings N.
Greensboro, NC
 5.00
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Half Day

VERIFIED   July 2, 2018
We booked a half day for our anniversary. We had a blast. Lots of fish. Excellent weather. The captain went out of his way...
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Charles M.
Glen Cove, NY
 4.67
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May fishing trip

VERIFIED   May 21, 2018
A good trip, the guide worked hard to make it a productive and fun trip. Good equipment.
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