Lake Marion

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Lake Marion Fishing Charters

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Lake Marion: 9 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(61 reviews)
Cross
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trips from $400
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(27 reviews)
Cross
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $350
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(108 reviews)
Summerton
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trips from $350
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
Summerton
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trips from $300
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(29 reviews)
Summerton
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
(121 reviews)
Cross
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trips from $400
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Adams Landing
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trips from $400
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(9 reviews)
Eutawville
trips from $450
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Eutawville
trips from $450

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Lake Marion

According to customer reviews, Captain J Hook Charters – Cross, 4G Guide Service, and Nav-a-gator Charter Service are some of the most popular fishing charters in Lake Marion. Full list of top fishing charters in Lake Marion.

The average price for a private 4 hour Lake Marion fishing trip is $414, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $479 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Captain J Hook Charters – Cross, 4G Guide Service, and Nav-a-gator Charter Service all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Lake Marion.

The most popular fish species you can target are Catfish, Largemouth Bass, and Sunfish. Top fishing techniques include Light Tackle, Drift Fishing, and Bottom Fishing. Lake fishing, river fishing, and nearshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

South Carolina’s “Inland Sea” is probably the state’s top freshwater fishing destination. Year-round, you can come fishing on Lake Marion and target some of the country’s most-loved creatures. Fish from shore or hop aboard a charter and head out to the middle of the largest lake in SC, and get your hands full of exciting fish. 
 
Home to the state record Largemouth Bass, it’s no surprise what’s top of the list for anglers in Lake Marion. Whenever you visit, you can get your fill of these tough-fighting beauties. Most captains design their trips to target specific fish, so you’re sure to focus your attention to land that prized catch. 
 
Another trophy to target is the monster Striped Bass. Along with huge, delicious Catfish, they make up the cream of the crop, while Crappie and Perch are the best of the rest. Target them all throughout the year, and you’re sure to fill the boat. 
 
Choose between four-hour and eight-hour trips, depending on how long you can take battling it out with monster fish. The more adventurous among you can even take a trip at night. Come aboard in Summerton or Santee in the midsection of the lake, or Cross in the south, and get your fish on in style. 

Rules & Regulations

Before hopping aboard a Lake Marion fishing charter, you’ll need to get your SC freshwater fishing license. With options ranging from 14 days to a lifetime’s worth of fishing, there’s definitely something to cover you. 
 
Other than that, your professional guide will keep you up-to-date with the seasonal limits. Just beware that it’s forbidden to fish for Striped Bass in the summer months, so get ready to release ‘em if you hook one aboard.
Lake Marion
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 27713 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January
The mild winters of South Carolina make it the ideal getaway from the winter blues. Come aboard and head to the heart of the lake, as you go after Largemouth and Striped Bass for a real treat. 
February
It may still not be peak season for fishing, but there’s plenty of exciting Bass to hunt in Lake Marion. You’ll need to hit the deep waters to reach them, so why not hop on a charter to make the most of it?
March
It’s starting to get more lively on the water with the Largemouth and Striped Bass threatening to spawn soon. Target these beauties along with plenty of Crappie, and you’re sure to get what you want.
April
You’ll feel things heat up when it comes to the fishing in April, with spawning season kicking off for Lake Marion’s most-prized sons (and daughters)! Get your fish home and head home with a trophy catch. 
May
Tough-fighting and delicious Bass are abundant in May, as the spawning frenzy reaches its peak. Expect plenty of hits, as you look to test your skills and strength time after time again to fill the boat.
June
Catfish add an extra spice to the red hot fishing in Lake Marion come summer, so why not hop aboard a tailor-made trip to target these beauties? Try out a range of techniques and you may learn something new!
July
The long, hot summer days make for uncomfortable conditions during the day. Head out first thing in the morning or at night and you’ll just happen to stumble across the best feeding times of Bass, too.
August
Make the most of summer vacation and bring the kids along to target Crappie and smaller Panfish, while you can get your fish on against tough-fighting Bass and monster Catfish like never before. 
September
Get ready for the opening up of the Striper season once again! Hit the shallow spots of the lake in search of these beauties. They’ll be schooling along with Largemouth Bass first thing in the morning. 
October
While the weather may be cooling, there’s no sign that the fishing is slowing down. Get out on the lake and take advantage of your last chance to land Catfish, along with targeting the usual favorites.
November
You’ll need to turn your attention to the deep waters as fall turns into winter, with the Bass population heading deep to hibernate. That just means that the help of an experienced captain is what you need!
December
While other fishing haunts across the country are shutting up for the holidays, Lake Marion is open for business. Come aboard and land some delicious fish as a Christmas treat for the whole family. 

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Go with an experienced charter service who can help you get familiar with the lake.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go with an experienced charter service who can help you get familiar with the lake.
James  M.
James M. Sumter, South Carolina
Unfortunately, the fish cleaning station and the bathrooms were all closed by the time we docked at Mac Daddy's and we were really counting on being able to use both. So, note to self for next time, be sure to get back to the dock at Mac Daddy's before they close everything up!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Unfortunately, the fish cleaning station and the bathrooms were all closed by the time we docked at Mac Daddy's and we were really counting on being able to use both. So, note to self for next time, be sure to get back to the dock at Mac Daddy's before they close everything up!
Kelly  R.
Kelly R.
Hampton Inn Santee is well located and is great for anglers. It is important to see the weather conditions in the region, the weather changes constantly
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Hampton Inn Santee is well located and is great for anglers. It is important to see the weather conditions in the region, the weather changes constantly
MARCELO  A.  K.
MARCELO A. K.
April temps at Santee are nice and not as hot and humid. Nice weather! Big fish if you can catch them hungry!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
April temps at Santee are nice and not as hot and humid. Nice weather! Big fish if you can catch them hungry!
John  B.
John B.
Santee is a big lake with lots of area to fish! Just tough finding them sometimes and making them bite. Big ones are here though!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Santee is a big lake with lots of area to fish! Just tough finding them sometimes and making them bite. Big ones are here though!
John  B.
John B.
Get a guide! They know where to take you to the fish! Captain Brad Padgett is who I recommend !
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Get a guide! They know where to take you to the fish! Captain Brad Padgett is who I recommend !
Elizabeth  P.
Elizabeth P. York, SC
Book a trip with Captain Bill and fully enjoy the opportunity of a lifetime.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book a trip with Captain Bill and fully enjoy the opportunity of a lifetime.
Ron  W.
Ron W. Ponte Vedra, Florida
Watch the weather closely. We had to reschedule a couple times due to very bad weather
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Watch the weather closely. We had to reschedule a couple times due to very bad weather
Johnna  O.
Johnna O. Orangeburg, SC
Make sure you bring the proper equipment for the heat from the sun... And stay hydrated...
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Make sure you bring the proper equipment for the heat from the sun... And stay hydrated...
Tobias  T.
Tobias T. Columbia, SC
Captain Brad with Nav-A-Gator Charter Service was awesome...had a wonderful time and the weather was great!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain Brad with Nav-A-Gator Charter Service was awesome...had a wonderful time and the weather was great!
FishingBooker Member
FishingBooker Member Elgin, SC

Nav-a-gator Charter Service
Nav-a-gator Charter Service
Fishing charter in Summerton
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(108 reviews)
After six hours we had a full cooler of fish. Weather was great.Captain Brad put us onto some good fishing.
Craig  C.
Craig C. Harrisburg, NC
4G Guide Service
4G Guide Service
Fishing charter in Cross
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
Had a great time. Kids had a blast. Caught several big fish and captain was very friendly and accommodating.
Chris  R.
Chris R. Laurens, SC
Nav-a-gator Charter Service
Nav-a-gator Charter Service
Fishing charter in Summerton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(108 reviews)
We caught a lot of big fish. Several over 14lbs. Couldn’t ask for a better day. Thanks captain Brad
Chad  R.
Chad R. Baldwin, GA
Captain J Hook Charters – Cross
Captain J Hook Charters – Cross
Fishing charter in Cross
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(61 reviews)
Arranged this trip for my husband as a birthday surprise. He had an awesome time! Caught as many catfish as his cooler could hold. He enjoyed fishing and talking with Captain Joseph and was very impressed with his knowledge of the area and when the fish would be biting. He had the best time and already wants to bring a friend and come back again to catch stripers. Highly recommend this trip!
Meg  M.
Meg M. Greensboro, GA
KA Guide Service Santee – Catfish
KA Guide Service Santee – Catfish
Fishing charter in Eutawville
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(9 reviews)
HAD A GOOD TIME. DUE TO EXTREME HEAT, I ASKED CAPTAIN TO START TRIP LATER THAN NORMAL. HE REPLIED QUICKLY WITH A YES. WAS A WONDERFUL EVENING AND A BEAUTIFUL SUNSET. FISHING WAS SLOW STARTING OUT. IT GOT BETTER AS THE EVENING WENT ON. WE CAUGHT ABOUT A DOZEN CATFISH, THE DESIRED SPECIES. SEVERAL WERE SMALL BUT MOST BETWEEEN 6 TO 10 POUNDS. ALSO GOT A BONUS WITH ONE TOPPING 20 POUNDS. NEARLY FILLED 2 62 QUART COOLERS. A GREAT TRIP, LESS BUGS THAN EXPECTED. A COMPETENT AND KNOWLEDGEABLE CAPTAIN
Stan  P.
Stan P. Cerro Gordo, NC
Nav-a-gator Charter Service
Nav-a-gator Charter Service
Fishing charter in Summerton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(108 reviews)
Captain Brad put us on the fish even though it was soooo hot. Bite was steady almost all day because our captain did not give up. His knowledge and experience made this a memorable experience with family that we hope will become a tradition. If you are looking for a guide service, captan Brad and Nav-a-gator charter service will not disappoint.
James  M.
James M. Sumter, South Carolina
Let's Go Charter Services, LLC
Let's Go Charter Services, LLC
Fishing charter in Adams Landing
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Wonderful day with Captain Jim. Great fishing! Captain Jim is a super nice guy. Hope to return for another fishing trip soon with my new friend Captain Jim
Tina  B.
Tina B. Marion, VA
Nav-a-gator Charter Service
Nav-a-gator Charter Service
Fishing charter in Summerton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(108 reviews)
Everything about our experience was stellar. Captain Brad was great. We felt right at home on the boat as soon as we stepped on board. Captain Brad is very knowledgeable and absolutely knows how the catfish think. We absolutely cleaned house all day, and ended up going home with over 32lbs of fresh catfish. I will be returning, and could not have asked for a better experience.
James  M.
James M. Zirconia, NC
Nav-a-gator Charter Service
Nav-a-gator Charter Service
Fishing charter in Summerton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(108 reviews)
Start to finish was a fantastic day. Captain Brad was personable and very knowledgeable. My 13 years old grandson had a great day fishing. Brad put him on several monsters. A 30 pounder was the highlight of trip. Captain Brad kept the trip fun and interesting with several moves to keep the bite going. Would not hesitate to recommend or rebook. Thanks again Brad ,Ty says he’s coming back for a bigger catfish.
Nicholas  S.
Nicholas S. Little River, SC
4G Guide Service
4G Guide Service
Fishing charter in Cross
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
Made this trip with my 2 sons, been awhile since we had been able to do something like this together. Stevie is very good, knows the lake and where to find the fish. Fishing was slow at first, but he stayed with it to make our trip worthwhile. I had never fished for cat fish the way he does. We all enjoyed the trip very much. Will definitely give him a call again for my next trip.
David  B.
David B. Jonas Ridge, NC
KA Guide Service Santee – Catfish
KA Guide Service Santee – Catfish
Fishing charter in Eutawville
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Out of nine very good guides Over 55 year's I've had the pleasure to fish with Kyle Austin is #1. Caught 14 nice Blue Arkansas, few channel for baking and a tuřtle. Abù Garcia reels to navigation technology A-1 but more importantly Ķyle knows how to use it. His demeanor before during and after was upbeat and refreshing. R. Duckworth C. Presnell J. Pons
Rebecca  D.
Rebecca D. Salisbury, NC
Nav-a-gator Charter Service
Nav-a-gator Charter Service
Fishing charter in Summerton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(108 reviews)
Captain Brad was knowledgeable and professional and knew right where to find the cats. The trip was great. We had a blast.
Ben  M.
Ben M. Gray Court, SC
Nav-a-gator Charter Service
Nav-a-gator Charter Service
Fishing charter in Summerton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(108 reviews)
We caught 18 fish ranging from 1lbs to 25 lbs. Ended up with 30 lbs of fillets
Chad  R.
Chad R. Baldwin, GA
Nav-a-gator Charter Service
Nav-a-gator Charter Service
Fishing charter in Summerton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(108 reviews)
Absolutely best experience!! For the weather to be off we filled up the cooler!! Brad was honest and said the bite had been off but he worked hard and gave us a great trip!! We will be back!
Stephanie  S.
Stephanie S. Statesboro, GA
4G Guide Service
4G Guide Service
Fishing charter in Cross
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
We had a great day on the lake, beautiful weather and caught plenty of fish.
Clinton  M.
Clinton M.
Nav-a-gator Charter Service
Nav-a-gator Charter Service
Fishing charter in Summerton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(108 reviews)
Wonderful time on the water. Capt was very attentive, and knowledgeable. Had an excellent time and caught a ton of good quality fish! Will definitely book another trip.
Larry  B.
Larry B. Augusta, GA
Fishin' Adventures
Fishin' Adventures
Fishing charter in Summerton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
Consummate professional! Capt Bill was the best I’ve worked with and I have taken charters all over the world. Highly recommend!!!!
Robin  M.
Robin M.
Captain J Hook Charters – Cross
Captain J Hook Charters – Cross
Fishing charter in Cross
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(61 reviews)
We had an awesome trip with Captain Joe Dennis and would highly recommend. His reputation around town is what got us excited and he definitely delivered. He gave clear instructions and helped us improve with every fish landed. A true captain!
Emily  C.
Emily C. Charlotte, NC
Nav-a-gator Charter Service
Nav-a-gator Charter Service
Fishing charter in Summerton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(108 reviews)
Brad was absolutely a master fisherman and we will never forget the experience he provided to our group. We will be back Brad was a class act and total professional A++++
William  A.  M.
William A. M. Charlotte, North Carolina
Nav-a-gator Charter Service
Nav-a-gator Charter Service
Fishing charter in Summerton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(108 reviews)
Captain Brad is very laid back, his boat is nothing fancy, but he is equipped with top notch rods, best bait, and knowledge. We caught a nice slew of catfish in the 2 - 3 pound range, a 5 pounder, a 10 pounder, and then the icing on the cake… drum roll please… a 31 pound catfish! Great day of fishing, and you just cannot beat fried catfish for supper!
Sandy  W.
Sandy W. Ruffin, South Carolina