Captain
Jeff Thompson

Member since February 2016 Charleston, United States
Background
Captain Jeff is a lifelong lowcountry resident with many years experience in the local waters. Along with his fishing, he has 29 years working as a wetland ecologist for the South Carolina Coast Zone Management Program and the Ashley River Special Area Management Plan. He has received recognition as an expert in the areas of wetland identification, delineation, and ecology by the South Carolina Administrative Law Court, the Southern Environmental Law Center, and the Scenic Ashley River Advisory Council. There is no better environmental guide for your tour of Charleston Harbor and the Ashley River. Your Captain is a graduate of Presbyterian College and spent his entire life exploring the forest and fields, the marshes and waters, the wetlands and environment of coastal South Carolina .
Techniques
Captain Jeff prefers fishing the salt waters. He is experienced in both inshore and offshore fishing. His main emphasis is offshore including bottom fishin for the wide variety of reef species, and trolling for dolphin, wahoo, and black fin tuna. Bottom fishing is mostly done using medium bait casting gear and chicken rigs. A chicken rig is a weighted set up with two or more hooks. It is not uncommon to bring in multiple fish at a time. Black sea bass, vermillion snapper, red snapper, trigger fish, porgies, grouper and grunts are a few of the great eating fish caught on a typical trip. If you want a "reel" battle, large amberjack are always there for your fighting pleasure. Aj's range from 15-70 pounds and can really test your endurance. Cobia is another great fighter and make excellent eating. And sharks always make for an exciting experience. Come join Captain Jeff and Olde Man Charters for a great time exploring the historic Ashley River or catching the fish of a lifetime.

Hey, I'm Captain Jeff Thompson

Charleston, United States
Background
Captain Jeff is a lifelong lowcountry resident with many years experience in the local waters. Along with his fishing, he has 29 years working as a wetland ecologist for the South Carolina Coast Zone Management Program and the Ashley River Special Area Management Plan. He has received recognition as an expert in the areas of wetland identification, delineation, and ecology by the South Carolina Administrative Law Court, the Southern Environmental Law Center, and the Scenic Ashley River Advisory Council. There is no better environmental guide for your tour of Charleston Harbor and the Ashley River. Your Captain is a graduate of Presbyterian College and spent his entire life exploring the forest and fields, the marshes and waters, the wetlands and environment of coastal South Carolina .
Techniques
Captain Jeff prefers fishing the salt waters. He is experienced in both inshore and offshore fishing. His main emphasis is offshore including bottom fishin for the wide variety of reef species, and trolling for dolphin, wahoo, and black fin tuna. Bottom fishing is mostly done using medium bait casting gear and chicken rigs. A chicken rig is a weighted set up with two or more hooks. It is not uncommon to bring in multiple fish at a time. Black sea bass, vermillion snapper, red snapper, trigger fish, porgies, grouper and grunts are a few of the great eating fish caught on a typical trip. If you want a "reel" battle, large amberjack are always there for your fighting pleasure. Aj's range from 15-70 pounds and can really test your endurance. Cobia is another great fighter and make excellent eating. And sharks always make for an exciting experience. Come join Captain Jeff and Olde Man Charters for a great time exploring the historic Ashley River or catching the fish of a lifetime.

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Appropriate for children
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Jeffrey K.
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Great Offshore Trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Nearshore (AM) on December 22, 2020
Captain Jeff was so personable and great to be around. We went about 25 miles out, dropped that first line, and had a hit straight...
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Roanoke, VA
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Nearshore (PM) on March 12, 2021
Captain Jeff is a great guy, who does this for his love of the water and the experience.  I needed to book a full day to have...
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Walhalla, SC
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Nearshore Trip With Captain Jeff

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Nearshore on June 19, 2020
Had an awesome trip with Jeff, off the shores of Charleston. He constantly made adjustments with our position to put us on...
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Fishing with Jeff

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip – Nearshore on April 17, 2021
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Lincolnton, NC
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8 hour trip with Captain Jeff

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Nearshore on September 11, 2020
The weather did not want to cooperate with us for the trip but Capt. Jeff remained positive the whole time. He did get us on...
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