Lake Marion Fishing Charters

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Top Lake Marion Destinations

Lake Marion: 10 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(66 reviews)
Cross
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trips from US $400
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
Summerton
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trips from US $300
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(120 reviews)
Summerton
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trips from US $350
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(33 reviews)
Cross
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trips from US $350
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(35 reviews)
Summerton
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trips from US $400
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Adams Landing
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trips from US $400
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(125 reviews)
Cross
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trips from US $400
Cross
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trips from US $450
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(9 reviews)
Eutawville
trips from US $450
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
Eutawville
trips from US $500

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Lake Marion

According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Lake Marion are: Full list of top fishing charters in Lake Marion

The average price for a private 4 hour Lake Marion fishing trip is US $400, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you US $473 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Lake Marion that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Lake Marion are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in Lake Marion are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Lake Marion are:

Many fishing charters in Lake Marion provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in Lake Marion are:

Who are the top awarded captains in Lake Marion?

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Lake Marion are:
  • 4-hour fishing trips – US $386
  • 6-hour fishing trips – US $454
  • 8-hour fishing trips – US $436

Fishing in Lake Marion

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
4.9 / 5
Based on 28536 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

Lake Marion Fishing Seasons

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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What anglers said about fishing in Lake Marion

prepare for cold weather. you can take it off if it is warmer. lots of cold fronts this year warmest days may also include rain.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
prepare for cold weather. you can take it off if it is warmer. lots of cold fronts this year warmest days may also include rain.
4G Guide Service
4G Guide Service
Definitely book a charter, preferably Mark Lawson. Prepare for wind and rain. Canal lakes fish camp would be a good choice. Houses and cottages for rent, Mac Daddy’s restaurant is great for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Small store that has bait and tackle, snacks , beer and other drinks. One stop shopping. And the staff is great! Say hey to Jennifer and Megan at Mac Daddy’s.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely book a charter, preferably Mark Lawson. Prepare for wind and rain. Canal lakes fish camp would be a good choice. Houses and cottages for rent, Mac Daddy’s restaurant is great for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Small store that has bait and tackle, snacks , beer and other drinks. One stop shopping. And the staff is great! Say hey to Jennifer and Megan at Mac Daddy’s.
Catfishing With Capt. Mark Lawson
Catfishing With Capt. Mark Lawson
Listen to your guide. Have reasonable expectations. Do your research before you book your trip to determine when to go. Call guides before you book. The guides on Santee-Cooper are professionals. You will catch fish and definitely have a great time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Listen to your guide. Have reasonable expectations. Do your research before you book your trip to determine when to go. Call guides before you book. The guides on Santee-Cooper are professionals. You will catch fish and definitely have a great time.
4G Guide Service
4G Guide Service
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.
Nav-a-gator Charter Service
Nav-a-gator Charter Service 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!
Catfishing With Capt. Mark Lawson
Catfishing With Capt. Mark Lawson
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
KA Guide Service Santee (Bass)
KA Guide Service Santee (Bass)
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!
Nav-a-gator Charter Service
Nav-a-gator Charter Service
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!
Fishin' Adventures
Fishin' Adventures
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 !
Nav-a-gator Charter Service
Nav-a-gator Charter Service 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.
Fishin' Adventures
Fishin' Adventures 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
Nav-a-gator Charter Service
Nav-a-gator Charter Service 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...
Nav-a-gator Charter Service
Nav-a-gator Charter Service 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!
Nav-a-gator Charter Service
Nav-a-gator Charter Service Elgin, SC

How did anglers rate fishing charters in Lake Marion?

Fishin' Adventures
Fishin' Adventures
Fishing charter in Summerton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
Had a great trip today with Captain Bill the fishing was slow but he tried to put us on the fish. We had a really good time and my Grandson learned a lot from him. It was a bluebird high pressure day and the fish didn’t cooperate but sometimes it’s more than just catching fish that matters and we had a great experience.
David  C.
David C.
4G Guide Service
4G Guide Service
Fishing charter in Cross
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(33 reviews)
Had some bad weather first day ,did better second day but had a blast both days. Loved fishing with captain Stevie
Paul  K.
Paul K.
Fishin' Adventures
Fishin' Adventures
Fishing charter in Summerton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
My brother and I fished with Captain Bill on an afternoon trip. We had a great time on a beautiful day but unfortunately only caught a large gar. Captain Bill was knowledgeable and engaging. We really enjoyed meeting him and getting to know him. He helped us to understand the lake and techniques to find fish. I would strongly recommend fishing with Captain Bill.
John  K.
John K.
Fishin' Adventures
Fishin' Adventures
Fishing charter in Summerton
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(37 reviews)
Very nice day, very nice guide, very fun boat ride (fast……over very rough water!) Absolutely no fish. The guide fished with us most of the time and did not get any bites either!! I would go with him again
James  C.
James C.
Nav-a-gator Charter Service
Nav-a-gator Charter Service
Fishing charter in Summerton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(120 reviews)
I booked this trip for my husband for his birthday, Captian Brad did not disappoint. He was extremely nice, knowledgeable , and made us feel welcome and comfortable on his boat. He did everything in his power to help us catch fish and , we sure did! Even if we wouldn't have caught anything , would still have had a great time just for the experience. We will definitely be back in the future and will be booking with Captain Brad!
Chrissy  B.
Chrissy B.
Fishin' Adventures
Fishin' Adventures
Fishing charter in Summerton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
My son and I had a great day on Lake Marion with Captain Bill! The fish were slow biting but we caught some and looking forward to another trip!!
Dennis  S.
Dennis S.
Nav-a-gator Charter Service
Nav-a-gator Charter Service
Fishing charter in Summerton
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(120 reviews)
Even with not ideal weather, we were able to catch some fish and the kids had a great time
Lindsi  R.
Lindsi R.
4G Guide Service
4G Guide Service
Fishing charter in Cross
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(33 reviews)
We had a good trip with Captain Stevie but crappy weather early on and no real bites it was a frustrating day. We did catch one Channel cat on the canal. No one we talked to that day did any better than we did.
Jeff  B.
Jeff B.
Nav-a-gator Charter Service
Nav-a-gator Charter Service
Fishing charter in Summerton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(120 reviews)
We had a wonderful time fishing with Captain Brad. Caught some big catfish. Looking forward to another trip in the future.
Joan  R.
Joan R.
Let's Go Charter Services, LLC
Let's Go Charter Services, LLC
Fishing charter in Adams Landing
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
We had a lovely trip. Lots of great interactions with my kids. Everyone had fun and we have the makings for a great fish dinner.
Jeremy  D.
Jeremy D.
Fishin' Adventures
Fishin' Adventures
Fishing charter in Summerton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
Didn't catch an abundance of fish but wouldn't hesitate to go again with Captain Bill who made the trip all worthwhile. Great guy who did everything but stand on his head for me to catch fish. Water temps, wind, "pros" pre fishing for tournament all played a part. I missed a couple strikes but the experience was all good. I look forward to going with Bill again.
Rick  D.
Rick D.
Fishin' Adventures
Fishin' Adventures
Fishing charter in Summerton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
Captain Bill was the best. Before the trip, he promptly responded to my inquiries about places to stay, where we would meet and fishing reports. The morning of our trip was cold but we caught a few fish and captain kept trying new spots. We saw a number of MLF fisherman out scouting the lake and captain answered my many questions about tournament fishing. I had a great time and will definitely contact Captain Bill next time I get the chance to fish Santee Cooper.
Christopher  E.
Christopher E.
Fishin' Adventures
Fishin' Adventures
Fishing charter in Summerton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
Thanks Capt Bill for taking us out! Santee Coopers got the quality bass and Capt Bill will find em if you’re willing to grind it out! Very patient, great setup and knowledgeable of the lake! Look forward to the next cast!
Logan  B.
Logan B.
4G Guide Service
4G Guide Service
Fishing charter in Cross
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(33 reviews)
was a good trip considering weather had to deal with cold weather early as well as a higher wind than predicted. captain stuck it out on a spot he had faith in. it paid off in the long run. got a 15 lb cat on a light crappie rod. lots of fun got a variety of fish1 including crappie, bass, striped bass, catfish and a bream. was a good day away from the rat race!
George  P.
George P.
Fishin' Adventures
Fishin' Adventures
Fishing charter in Summerton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
Captain William was GREAT! The weather was terrible, rain and cold, but he had the best attitude, very helpful.. and we caught fish!
Brian  E.
Brian E.
Let's Go Charter Services, LLC
Let's Go Charter Services, LLC
Fishing charter in Adams Landing
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Very nice caption, and educational on fishing tips we caught a lot of nice fish. Very nice boat and fishing equipment
Joe  Y.
Joe Y.
Fishin' Adventures
Fishin' Adventures
Fishing charter in Summerton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
Although we didn't catch many fish, it wasn't through lack of effort! The Lake level was down alot and the cold weather didn't help. Captain Bill did a stellar job of getting us on top of the fish - they simply were not aggressive.
Aaron  L.
Aaron L.
Fishin' Adventures
Fishin' Adventures
Fishing charter in Summerton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
Had a great day fishing with Bill. The bite wasn’t what we’d hoped for, but the weather was fantastic and the company couldn’t be beat. I’d asked to learn some new baits and techniques, and Bill was an excellent and patient teacher. He went above and beyond to make sure we had a great day fishing, and I’d recommend Fishing Adventures to anyone looking for a day on the lake!
Tripp  B.
Tripp B.
Nav-a-gator Charter Service
Nav-a-gator Charter Service
Fishing charter in Summerton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(120 reviews)
Capt Brad worked hard to get us on fish that were biting. We caught some really nice cats and had a blast.
Phil  L.
Phil L.
4G Guide Service
4G Guide Service
Fishing charter in Cross
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(33 reviews)
The fishing was tough. Everyone we talked to said the same thing. But our captain (Stevie English) worked his tail off moving from place to place and found the fish. The wind was tough, but again the captain worked hard and kept the boat in position and we caught plenty fish. My brother usually finds something to complain about on every trip we take but not on this trip. He was really impressed with the effort Capt. Stevie put in to ensure we caught fish. Awesome day!!!
Chris  C.
Chris C.

Top Targeted Species in Lake Marion