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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Fishing Reports

Awesome day!

January 21, 2018

Great day trolling and bottom. Kings, Bonita, black sea bass, red snapper! Winter fishing off Charleston is Great! Come visit Captain Jeff and Olde Man Charters for the trip of a lifetime! Read Full Report →


Fishing the offshore reefs

June 03, 2016

We left Charleston Harbor at 6:00 AM with four excited fishermen to calm seas and clear skies. The plan for the day was bottom fishing a couple or artificial reefs and live bottoms in 80 to 100 feet of… Read Full Report →


The Mahi Run Going Strong

April 30, 2016

The Mahi are running really strong off the Carolina coast! We picked up 18 fish with an average of 20 pounds from the deep blue waters. They should continue to provide a really exciting experience until the middle of… Read Full Report →


Great day bottom fishing

March 26, 2016

A family of six had the fishing trip of their lives! We left the dock at 6:45 this morning to iffy weather and seas. Ran out 35 miles to good seas and great fishing with all six rods bowed… Read Full Report →


Rough day offshore

February 28, 2016

While the seas were a little rough the bite was on! Black sea bass kept coming over the rail two at a time. We could only keep 25 per federal regulation, but we caught over 100. The vermillion were… Read Full Report →


Hot bottom fishing in 95 feet

January 30, 2016

What a great day! We brought over 200 fish over the rail including 14 nice red snapper, 8 amberjack, a limit of very nice black sea bass and pink porgies, triggers and large grunts. Come join the "Olde Man"… Read Full Report →

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4.86
out of 5 stars from 27 reviews
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Herb G.
Livingston, Tennessee
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8hr bottom fishing trip

VERIFIED   August 6, 2018
Cap’n Jeff and 1st mate Matt were very polite, accommodating and professional, they gave us an outstanding trip! I was...
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Angela F.
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6 hour offshore with Captain Jeff

VERIFIED   September 1, 2018
My sons and I were left hanging the night before our trip by a captain that we booked with Fishing Booker. Sean at Fishing...
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Incredible day of fishing with captain Jeff

VERIFIED   December 4, 2018
We caught an unbelievable amount of fish.  Rod was never in water more than 30 sec without a fish. Two of us caught over...
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Jack R.
Charleston, SC
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Fishing In The Unpredicated Rain

VERIFIED   August 28, 2018
Jeff Thompson definitely knows the areas to fish and took all measures to take us 15 to 20 miles out despite the unfortunate,...
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Marty C.
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Had a great weather day with low wind and waves and able to get to a weed line 70 miles out from charleston and hooked up on...
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