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Santee-Cooper Fishing Charters

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Santee-Cooper: 10 fishing charters available

4G Guide Service

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(19 reviews)
Cross
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $350

Captain J Hook Charters – Cross

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(55 reviews)
Cross
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $425

Nav-a-gator Charter Service

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(81 reviews)
Summerton
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $350

Jase’s Guide Service

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(21 reviews)
Summerton
 Instant Confirmation

Fishin' Adventures

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
Summerton
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $300

Bob’s Guide Service Encore

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(52 reviews)
Cross
trips from $400

Catfishing With Capt. Mark Lawson

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(112 reviews)
Cross
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $400

KA Guide Service Santee Cooper

Eutawville
trips from $450

Captain Leroy's Striper Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Cross
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Santee Flathead Guide Service

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Cross
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According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Santee-Cooper are: Full list of top fishing charters in Santee-Cooper

The average price for a private 4 hour Santee-Cooper fishing trip is $383, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $476 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Santee-Cooper that received great reviews from families are:

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Many fishing charters in Santee-Cooper 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 Santee-Cooper are:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Santee-Cooper are:
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $389
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $500
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $461

The Santee Cooper network of lakes undoubtedly offers up some of the best fishing in South Carolina. Lake Marion and Lake Moultrie are ranked first and third in size among the Palmetto State’s freshwaters. Take your pick of Santee Cooper fishing guides and get your hands on some of the biggest, most-prized freshwater creatures in the country. 
 
When it comes to the fish, you’ll be hard-pressed to find such beauties anywhere in the country, let alone the state. Home to world-record Catfish and the state record Largemouth Bass, the lakes already offer incredible fishing, and that’s before you get to the Stripers and Crappie. Whether you’re looking to land that prized catch or your first fish, there’s something for you here. 
 
Trips on Santee Cooper can last as little as a couple of hours or as long as a full day, so families and pro fishermen are welcome. Go after a specific fish on a tailor-made trip, or target them all over the course of the day. Some guides will even take you out at night, giving you the chance to land Catfish under the moonlight like never before. 

Rules & Regulations

You’ll need a South Carolina fishing license before you go fishing on Santee Cooper. Get a license that lasts from 14 days to a whole year, and you’re good to go. 
 
One other thing to be aware of when fishing here is the strict Striped Bass season. From June through September, you won’t be able to go after these tough creatures. But don’t worry, there’s still plenty of other fish to target, as you explore these rich waters.
Santee-Cooper
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 25065 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January
The subtropical climate of South Carolina makes Santee Cooper the place to be for some fishing action. Come and take advantage of the Largemouth and Striped Bass bite in the deeper waters. 
February
With the prized fish out in the deep, you’ll need to hop on a boat to get out to reach them. Come with a professional captain and cast away to land that prized Bass, or a delicious Crappie to take home.
March
Spawning season is just around the corner, so get ready for a flurry of fishing activity on Lakes Marion and Moultrie. Go after the usual winter suspects before the catfishing action starts to kick in. 
April
It’s peak Bass season as the fish start spawning, giving you hit, after hit, after hit. Fish the canal between the two lakes along with the creeks leading into the river for a range of exciting and delicious fish. 
May
The warmer weather combines with the active fish to give you some of the best fishing possible on Santee Cooper. Get ready to test your strength against monster Bass, while filling the boat with Crappie too. 
June
You may not be able to target Striped Bass, but monster Catfish take their place, giving you the chance to land a prized fish. Go after Blue, White, Channel, and Flatheads and head home with a true treat.
July
Make the most of summer and explore the riches of Santee Cooper in July. Get your hands on a range of exciting fish and discover the beauty of the national and state parks that surround Lakes Marion and Moultrie. 
August
School’s out, so what better way to keep the kids entertained than with a fishing trip? Get them hooked on fishing, as they start their fishing careers targeting Crappie, before graduating to the monster Catfish.
September
There’s no sign that summer ending, with the warm weather and thrilling fishing still going on. Target Largemouth Bass in the shallows and Catfish in the deep, and you can even indulge in some night fishing.
October
As Striper season opens up once more, you’ll have the chance to target these bad boys once more. But don’t miss out on the last chance to target Catfish before they go into hiding, as you go after ‘em all.
November
While it may not feel like winter is ever going to come to South Carolina, the fish will notice the temperature drop as they go into hiding. Head out to the deep waters for your best chance of reeling in a prized Bass.
December
When other freshwater fishing grounds across the country shut up shop for winter, you’re in for a treat in Santee Cooper. Get out on the water right up ‘til the end of the year, and get your fish on one last time.

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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
All I can say is that we had fun and enjoyed ourselves I’m sure you will too
Excellent
5.0 / 5
All I can say is that we had fun and enjoyed ourselves I’m sure you will too
Robert  B.
Robert B. United States
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

Captain J Hook Charters – Cross
Captain J Hook Charters – Cross
Fishing charter in Cross
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(55 reviews)
Spent a great day on the lake with Captain Joe. He did a great job and I had a wonderful day fishing 🎣.
Dan  R.
Dan R. Gardners, PA
Captain J Hook Charters – Cross
Captain J Hook Charters – Cross
Fishing charter in Cross
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(55 reviews)
In spite of very adverse conditions- strong cold winds from the N, Capt Joe did a great job of finding and then keeping us on fish yesterday morning. Caught our limit of striped bass , then many catfish. Highly recommend Capt Joe, and will use his services again.
Jerry  G.
Jerry G. Myrtle Beach, SC
Nav-a-gator Charter Service
Nav-a-gator Charter Service
Fishing charter in Summerton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(81 reviews)
Brad has once again put us on some good fish. I recommend nav-i-gator for family’s and anglers. #Clean fun today
John  F.
John F. Greenville, SC
4G Guide Service
4G Guide Service
Fishing charter in Cross
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
We had a lot of fun. Capt. Steve is very laid back and made us feel very comfortable. He is very knowledgeable and we caught several fish. We would love to come back again.
LYNN  H.
LYNN H. Sanford, NC
Captain J Hook Charters – Cross
Captain J Hook Charters – Cross
Fishing charter in Cross
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(55 reviews)
Captain Joe Was Great tried his best to make sure my Grandsons had a blast very good
Myron  J.
Myron J. Chapin, SC
Nav-a-gator Charter Service
Nav-a-gator Charter Service
Fishing charter in Summerton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(81 reviews)
Had a blast with captain Brad today. I would recommend this fishing trip to anyone who wants to catch fish and have a good time doing it.
Bobby  L.
Bobby L. Piney Creek, NC
Bob’s Guide Service Encore
Bob’s Guide Service Encore
Fishing charter in Cross
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(52 reviews)
Took my 8 year old son on his first ever fishing trip and he fell in love. As always Captain Bobby didn’t disappoint. He is very professional and will hunt down the big ones. He has been my guide every time I go and will continue to be my guide. If he has your dates available u should book with him. He is one of kind. Captain Bobby my son aka CATDADDY says hello and thank you.
David  D.
David D. Lincolnton, NC
Bob’s Guide Service Encore
Bob’s Guide Service Encore
Fishing charter in Cross
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(52 reviews)
Captain Bobby put us on some nice fish.. bite was real good early.. but slowed as it got hotter!! Overall..a great day on the water and will be booking with Captain Bobby again!!
James  B.
James B. Dewees Island, SC
Bob’s Guide Service Encore
Bob’s Guide Service Encore
Fishing charter in Cross
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(52 reviews)
Had a great time! Beautiful morning on Lake Marion! Caught some catfish too!
Paul  J.
Paul J. Santee, SC
4G Guide Service
4G Guide Service
Fishing charter in Cross
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
My husband and I had a wonderful time fishing with Stevie. We kept 45 fish and will definitely use him again in the future!
Jennifer  M.
Jennifer M. Bamberg, SC
Nav-a-gator Charter Service
Nav-a-gator Charter Service
Fishing charter in Summerton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(81 reviews)
I had an amazing time. Captain Brad put me on the fish. Caught 10 fish including an 8 pounder, 14 pounder a d a 20 Pounder. Can't wait to charter him again.
Vic  D.
Vic D. Orange, CA
Captain J Hook Charters – Cross
Captain J Hook Charters – Cross
Fishing charter in Cross
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(55 reviews)
We had a great outing with Captain Joe! It was our first time on the lake and the weather wasn’t the best but, he was able to take us to some great spots where we caught some nice striped bass and catfish. Captain Joe is a very nice and personable guy who has a lot of fishing experience and we would definitely recommend him!
Douglas  J.
Douglas J. Fort Stewart, Georgia
Bob’s Guide Service Encore
Bob’s Guide Service Encore
Fishing charter in Cross
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(52 reviews)
We had a slow day fishing with the wind we wound up having. The captain was great though and relocated frequently and tried different approaches. My son (14) also really enjoyed himself. Like I say we could have had more fish but it’s called fishing not catching. We did land a few though and a couple of decent fish. Recommend this charter boat tho for an overall experience
Richard  B.
Richard B. Anderson, SC
4G Guide Service
4G Guide Service
Fishing charter in Cross
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
Booked a full day trip with Captain Stevie for my husband’s birthday. He provided details and answered any questions we had promptly. Would definitely book with him again!
Shanita  D.
Shanita D. Winston-Salem, NC
4G Guide Service
4G Guide Service
Fishing charter in Cross
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
Stevie IV was very helpful. We caught at least 12 Catfish ranging from 3 pounds to 16 pounds. Hope to come back in April 2023 for Bass fishing, with Stevie Senior!!!
Dawn  L.
Dawn L. Darlington, SC
Bob’s Guide Service Encore
Bob’s Guide Service Encore
Fishing charter in Cross
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(52 reviews)
Boys caught biggest fish of their lives!! They had a blast and would have stayed longer but we ran out of bait. I’m sure it’s hard to plan for these trips…..knowing if fish are going to bite or not. You don’t want to waste bait but we definitely could have caught more fish for a full day trip but overall, we kept 19 catfish and caught more that we threw back. Fun trip and Captain had a good personality!
Chadwick  D.
Chadwick D. Greer, SC
Nav-a-gator Charter Service
Nav-a-gator Charter Service
Fishing charter in Summerton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(81 reviews)
Trip was wonderful. Had a great time catching catfish. Captain and all other people involved in the fishing trip and cleaning the fish were all great!
Tommy  B.
Tommy B. Shallotte, North Carolina
4G Guide Service
4G Guide Service
Fishing charter in Cross
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
Absolutely worth every penny. Captain Stevie was awesome and got us on fish quickly. My 10yo son had a blast and did the majority of reeling in the fish and later helped cook them. We are already planning to return in October for my birthday to get put on some Crappie and feel the cooler the same way we did with these Catfish.
Jonathan  J.
Jonathan J. Ladson, SC
Nav-a-gator Charter Service
Nav-a-gator Charter Service
Fishing charter in Summerton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(81 reviews)
We had a great day in the water. This was the boys first charter experience and it made them want to do more of them. Couldnt have asked for a better day. Thanks Brad!
Jeffrey  B.
Jeffrey B. Township Of Taylorsville, NC
4G Guide Service
4G Guide Service
Fishing charter in Cross
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
we had a great trip with stevie caught some fish but had a great family experiance thanks stevie
Harvey  D.
Harvey D. Hesperia, MI