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Sunshine Charters of Charleston
Sunshine Charters of Charleston

Charleston • 25 ft • 6 persons

Sunshine Charters of Charleston runs angling trips out of Charleston South Carolina and offers to show you what the local fishery is all about.

"I booked this experience for my father, husband and brother-in-law." —⁠ Karen,
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trips fromUS $400
Flood Tide Charters
Flood Tide Charters

Mount Pleasant • 24 ft • 6 persons

Flood Tide Charters invites you to join the adventure on the inshore waters surrounding Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.

"Captain Brian is very knowledgeable, helpful, kind, and friendly." —⁠ Larry,
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trips fromUS $500
Short Skirts Sportfishing Charters
Short Skirts Sportfishing Charters

Charleston • 33 ft • 6 persons

Short Skirts Sportfishing Charters is a father-son business that runs fishing trips out of Charleston SC and offers to show you what the local fishery is all about.

"Captain Chris was great, he put us on fish first thing in the morning and it continued through out the entire trip." —⁠ Francis,
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trips fromUS $700
Mudbug Charters
Mudbug Charters

Charleston • 23 ft • 5 persons

Mudbug Charters is the best choice if you want to catch hard-fighting redfish in shallow water around Charleston, South Carolina!

"Danny was incredibly nice, accommodating, had a great boat and equipment and led us in an incredibly enjoyable outing looking for redfish." —⁠ Patrick,
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trips fromUS $400
Heritage Fishing Charters
Heritage Fishing Charters

Charleston • 24 ft • 6 persons

Spend a day on the water with your loved ones and enjoy many magical moments as you fish with Heritage Fishing Charters!

"Brain was a great captain he met us there at the dock with a smile on his face had a cooler packed down with some ice for are drinks we visited for minute and out on the water we went a short time later my girls and I were putting fish in the boat and smiles on are faces!" —⁠ Chad,
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trips fromUS $450
Ceviche Charters
Ceviche Charters

Charleston • 30 ft • 6 persons

Ready to catch some fish in Charleston? Make it happen with Ceviche Charters!

"Capt. Frank and Mark has on fish on our first drop. Limited out and threw fish back." —⁠ Clint,
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trips fromUS $1,300
Silver Beard Charters
Silver Beard Charters

Charleston • 22 ft • 4 persons

There’s a fish with your name on it in Charleston and Silver Beard Charters will help you catch it!

"I was lucky enough to have two separate trips with Capt. Brian Moniz of Silverbeard Charters." —⁠ Nick, South Carolina
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trips fromUS $500

Mount Pleasant • 22 ft • 4 persons

Join Captain Kaleb today for a great fishing experience. He has trips suited for everyone, of all experiences, so you are bound to find something to suit you.

"We booked this trip for an early Father’s Day present since my father in law was flying in from Texas and my husband and I just moved here from Texas." —⁠ Judy,
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trips fromUS $400
Tight Line Charters
Tight Line Charters

Mount Pleasant • 33 ft • 6 persons

Welcome to Tight Line Charters, a family-friendly all-inclusive fishing charter business.

"I recently had the pleasure of booking a fishing charter with tight line charters, and it exceeded all my expectations." —⁠ Henry,
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trips fromUS $475

Mount Pleasant • 22 ft • 6 persons

Join Captain Justin for an action packed day of inshore fishing in the beautiful waterways creeks, rivers of Charleston.
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trips fromUS $350
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Charleston

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Fishing in Charleston

The waters around Charleston are a maze of salt marshes, creeks, and artificial reefs, all bustling with fish. Charleston fishing charters make the most of all of this, tailoring trips to every spot and species around. From family angling to hardcore sportfishing, you’ll find it all with a warm Lowcountry welcome.
 
Most Charleston fishing guides specialize in inshore trips targeting Red and Black Drum, Spotted Seatrout, and Flounder. The bite is best in the cooler months, but all these fish are available year-round. You can catch them with live bait, lures, or on the fly, depending on your skill level.
 
It’s not all about the inshore action. Spring through fall, you can find a ton of big fish farther out. King Mackerel and Cobia hunt around nearshore structure. Wahoo and Mahi Mahi patrol offshore. These trips focus on trolling, but you can also bottom fish for tasty Red Snapper and Amberjack.
 
Inshore charters stay in sheltered waters close to town, so they’re great for kids and families. Nearshore trips fish open water, but they’re fine for beginners and older kids. Both are available as half or full days. Offshore adventures last the whole day and are best for seasoned anglers. Charters run out of Charleston, as well as nearby Mount Pleasant and Folly Beach.

Rules & Regulations

Fishing licenses are included on saltwater fishing charters in South Carolina. In freshwater, you need a license for everybody age 16 and up. Striped Bass are closed for harvest June 1 to September 30, and saltwater Catfish species are closed year-round. It’s also illegal to gig for Redfish and Trout from December 1 through the end of February.

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Charleston Fishing Seasons

January

The coldest month of the year in Charlestone still sees temperatures rarely get down below 40 degrees, and can offer great inshore fishing for the large groups of Redfish schooling on the flats.

February

Temperatures start to warm up slightly towards the end of the month, and so do offshore opportunities, with Kingfish and (rarely) Tuna starting to bite. Low rain also makes February good for fly fishers.

March

March marks the end of winter, and things start to get more active both inshore and offshore. The first few Cobia arrive, and the Redfish and start feeding aggressively, making for great lure and fly fishing.

April

More visitors start to arrive - both on land and in the water. April has great fishing for Cobia, and you may start to see some Mahi, Sailfish, Tuna and Marlin on the end of your line offshore.

May

Offshore fishing kicks off properly, with Tuna, Mahi, Wahoo and Billfish all on the cards. Inshore, Redfish, Trout and Flounder are getting bigger. You can also expect to pull in some big Sharks this time of year.

June

As the fishing picks up, so does the rain. Not that you will care, because big game fishing is really getting good with Marlin offshore and sharks over 10 feet long caught in the harbor!

July

Big Bull Reds are joined by the best of the summer Tarpon to make inshore fishing outstanding, while offshore Billfish, Tuna, Wahoo, and Mahi are hitting hard. It's not surprising this is peak tourist season.

August

August is the best time of year to catch Tarpon, making it a fly fisherman's dream. August also sees some of the best fishing for Blue and White Marlin, with multiple encounters per trip possible.

September

The summer heat - and summer storms - start to taper off. Small Wahoo and Mahi Mahi remain in strong numbers and the Tuna keep getting bigger. Inshore, you can find Tarpon, Redfish, and much more.

October

The cooler temperatures and drop in rainfall makes inshore fishing much more enjoyable. Trout bite well this time of year, as do Sheepshead, Red Drum, and Flounder. Offshore, Tuna are still going strong.

November

November offers great fishing for Trout around underwater structure, with plenty of opportunities to target Red Drum, too. This is the driest month, as the fall draws to a close and the tourists leave town.

December

You can still find Tuna way offshore, but you will have to search for them. Migratory species have pretty much left, but Snapper, Grouper, Redfish, Trout, Sheepshead and more all still call the area home.

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