Captain
Dan Connolly

Member since March 2016

Murrells Inlet, United States

Background
I became a fisherman as a young child when i was taught by my father how to angle both fresh and salt water game fish species. As a young man I fished offshore and inshore with my father and uncle aboard their sportfisher trolling and bottom fishing.
Techniques
My preferred style of fishing is light to medium sized spinning gear utilized to perfection against some of inshore fishing's most prized game fish species. Mostly targeting flounder, redfish, and speckled trout.

Hey, I'm Captain Dan Connolly

Murrells Inlet, United States
Background
I became a fisherman as a young child when i was taught by my father how to angle both fresh and salt water game fish species. As a young man I fished offshore and inshore with my father and uncle aboard their sportfisher trolling and bottom fishing.
Techniques
My preferred style of fishing is light to medium sized spinning gear utilized to perfection against some of inshore fishing's most prized game fish species. Mostly targeting flounder, redfish, and speckled trout.

My Charter Listings

 
Murrells Inlet
trips from
US$ 175

Fishing Reports

Redfish bite is still on!

July 09, 2016

Even with the simmering heat of the summer and water temps rising as high as 89 degrees there are still quality fish roaming the inlets. Large flounder and redfish have been following the influx of bait into the inlets… Read Full Report →


Summer Fishing

June 19, 2016

The summer has started out with a great bite for multiple species and plenty of bait has arrived here on our beautiful south carolina coast. Come out and enjoy the magnificent marshlands and fisheries we have here. Read Full Report →


Summer redfish bite is strong!

June 16, 2016

The day started out great with the bait being plentiful and we caught flounder at the same time we were awaiting the redfish bites. It's hot outside but the bite can be hot too!!! We ended up with two… Read Full Report →


Big flounder and redfish bite is on!

May 15, 2016

Weather was great, fishing was great, managed to get a Carolina Inshore Slam. The big flounder are showing up in decent numbers and the redfish bite is coming along nicely. Can't ask for much more for spring fishing here… Read Full Report →


Flounder Trolling

May 07, 2016

The day started out slow on the early morning high tide but as the tide started to fall things heated up! We hooked 14 flounder and took 5 back to the hill with us for the table. Weather is… Read Full Report →


Hot Flounder Bite!

April 10, 2016

The flounder were biting all day long, we ended up catching 17 flatties with a couple of nice three pound keepers accompanied by two more that were table worthy. The bigger fish are showing up more and more every… Read Full Report →


Spring fishing is here!

March 13, 2016

Fished for a little less than three hours with one line in the water, produced five flounder. Four were just barely under the limit! and one kept at 15.5" The bite is getting hot and lots of people are… Read Full Report →


Early Spring

February 28, 2016

Trolled and casted for Flounder. Water is still a little on the cold side. There are some fish around, most flounder being juveniles. The big girls will show up in just a couple weeks. Redfish and trout are still… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.69 out of 5 stars from 39 reviews

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Went fishing on Thursday, August 31, 2017

Very fun and reasonable. Captain
Dan Connolly is a great guy and I’m looking forward to going again soon.

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Went fishing on Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Capt. Dan was absolutely great! He already had the bait tank full, and the boat in the water when we arrived. We were in the boat and hooked up with a nice red within 20 minutes of boarding. Nice guy with a mellow disposition and great sense of humor. Caught a lot of red fish, and the highlight of the day was a big red about 20 pounds and 30 inches long—- out of the slot and back into the water. We did keep 3 nice fish for dinner. Remember it is called fishing, and catching is not always guaranteed, but Capt. Dan will work hard to get you hooked up.

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Went fishing on Thursday, August 17, 2017

Had a great experience with Capt Dan he very knowledgeable and friendly, would recommend him to friends and would book again

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Dan Connolly (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, August 18, 2017

Thanks Steve.

Went fishing on Tuesday, August 8, 2017

I booked this trip for me and my brother in law while taking a family vacation at myrtle beach..Boy did we learn something, why waste time searching for places to fish or on the pier feeding crabs? Capt Dan was ready , and we got there early, just step on the boat and in a short ride he put us on fish. good fish, he knows the area well and the fish spots. we caught drum some over 20”, red fish , and had a ball.The fight with light tackle was great. Dan is easy going and made us feel guilty by meeting our every need.I can’t recommend this trip enough, the area is beautiful, and we will be back. I think Dan has some pictures if he wants to post. thanks again

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Dan Connolly (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, August 17, 2017

Thanks John, I enjoyed having you guys out and I’m happy to hear you enjoyed it as well.


Went fishing on Monday, August 7, 2017

Awesome experience. Captain Dan is friendly and very knowledgeable. Highly recommend fishing with him, i know i will be again!

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Went fishing on Thursday, August 3, 2017

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Dan Connolly (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, August 4, 2017

Thanks for booking with me, Steven. I appreciate you guys being patient and sticking in there during a slow fishing trip. I hope you book me again some time and we have better luck. Also thanks for the review despite our struggles.

Went fishing on Wednesday, July 19, 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Captain Mike was very friendly, knowledgeable and professional. He worked very hard the entire trip to put us on the fish. Great Trip!!

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Went fishing on Tuesday, July 25, 2017

We enjoyed our trip with Captain Dan. He took good care of my mother who is elderly and my 14 year old son. My mother even commented he is like one of her sons.
He knows the Murrells inlet like the back of his hand. Very friendly and professional.

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Went fishing on Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The Capt was friendly and put us right on the fish

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Went fishing on Sunday, July 23, 2017

Captain Dan was exteremely professional and experienced.  My son and I had a great time.

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Went fishing on Monday, June 19, 2017

Fishing experience was great! Captain Dan was super knowledgeable and safety was a priority when a squaw rolled through. Inshore fishing at it’s best!

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Went fishing on Thursday, June 29, 2017

Great stress reliever and a fun filled day. Captain Dan gave us an experience of a lifetime! Look forward to doing it again. Dee Baker

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Went fishing on Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Good day overall. Captain was helpful and tried hard though Fishing was slow.

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Dan Connolly (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, June 25, 2017

If I remember correctly on this trip we caught about 20 fish, including some nice keeper drum and a doormat flounder. Not sure if that qualifies for slow fishing, but thanks for the review and coming out with me.


Went fishing on Thursday, June 22, 2017

Great experience !!!!

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Went fishing on Monday, June 5, 2017

This was my first time fishing salt water. I booked a Solo trip with Capt. Dan. I could not have been happier that I chose Capt. Dan. First off, he sent messages to arrange the trip. He was ready. He explained what we were going to do. He observed the rules of the water, always a nice indicator of a person’s commitment to their craft and the environment.
We boated several fish and kept the 3 best. Black Drum was working first then red fish began to play along.
What is special about Capt. Dan is he is prepared to fish different ways to ensure you catch fish and let’s face it, that’s what using a guide is all about, boating fish.
I cannot recommend Capt. Dan enough. He is knowledgeable, he is personable and he gives you your money’s worth.

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Dan Connolly (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, June 25, 2017

Thank you Mitch, it was a pleasure having you out.

Went fishing on Monday, May 15, 2017

Great day.

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Went fishing on Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Dan is a friendly, experienced, and knowledgeable captain who is great with kids! He knew all the right spots at all the right tide timings, and he put us on some big fish all trip long. We will be returning to Dan and his boat next time we return to Pawleys Island.

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Dan Connolly (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Thanks Alex, I’ll be looking forward to next time.

Went fishing on Saturday, May 20, 2017

The fishing trip was awesome, my fourteen year old son really enjoyed it …… Captain Dan knew all the best fishing holes.  I plan to book him again on my next trip to Myrtle Beach.

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Went fishing on Monday, May 1, 2017

Great guide. Very pleasant trip. Will go again. Highly recommended.

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Went fishing on Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Shane Cyr does not recommend O-Fish-Al Expeditions

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Went fishing on Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Captain Dan was great guide and put me on fish!!! Will be coming back…..

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Dan Connolly (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Thanks Scott, it was a pleasure having you out, looking forward to doing it again.

Went fishing on Monday, March 27, 2017

Day started out slow but captain Dan kept trying new spots and we finally found some fish and he extended my time wish was appreciated

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Went fishing on Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Boat was ok.. pretty small but capable. Captain was very nice and really wanted us to catch something. Only thing off with captain was that he smoked on a very small boat without asking if we minded. Still, nice guy. Catching just wasn’t going to happen for us. Nothing was biting that day and we were of course, disappointed, but nothing could be done about it;) would try again in the future though…

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Dan Connolly (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, March 23, 2017

The boat size is AS advertised and listed clearly on the listing. Have never received complaints about smoking before, however it would have been the proper thing to do and ask before partaking. Some days the fish eat and some days they don’t, that’s why we call it fishing and not catching. Thank you for the business and the review.

Went fishing on Monday, March 6, 2017

We caught quite a few fish. 4 of them were keepers. Very pleasant experience. I’d book this trip again without hesitation.

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Went fishing on Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Great fishing trip. Caught plenty of fish.

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Went fishing on Sunday, January 15, 2017

Very nice experience Captain was great fishing experience was very good I would highly recommend this trip to anyone looking!

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Went fishing on Saturday, December 31, 2016

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Went fishing on Sunday, November 13, 2016

Great four hour trip. We caught lots of fish. Captain was terrific

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Went fishing on Monday, September 26, 2016

Captain Dan was always on time and ready to go.  His equipment was easy to use.  He gave great instruction and never once made us feel like the rookies that we are in “backwater” fishing.  He gave us helpful information about prime time (when and how) to catch certain species.  We enjoyed a smaller boat on the creeks and both days were private fishing, just me and my wife.

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Went fishing on Monday, September 12, 2016

Captain good, but no boats were catching fish, We caught a Shark 20- 30lbs

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Went fishing on Friday, September 16, 2016

great

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Went fishing on Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Captain Dan was all over very knowledge of finding and catching our fish.  Point out land marks and scenery…..very concerned with our comfort…wonderful boat and safety skills.  A wonderful experience for myself and my wife…will be highly recommended to all our friends and family…On our next fishing trip will be booked with Captain Dan…wonderful all around.

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Went fishing on Sunday, June 26, 2016

Enjoyed the trip.  We caught fish and learned a lot from Dan.  He was fully equipped and supplied to put us on fish.

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Went fishing on Friday, June 17, 2016

Everything was great! Guide showed great expertise and put us on some good fish!

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Went fishing on Saturday, June 11, 2016

Captain Dan gave my son and I a good trip. Fish weren’t biting but Dan worked hard to put us on. Looking forward to the next trip.

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Went fishing on Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Capt Dan took my flame and I fishing,  first time fishing for flounder for me-first time ever trolling for her!  It was nice fishing with Dan-he is easy going, knowledgeable and we caught fish!  Caught a number of flounders ( a couple of really nice ones) and two bluefish too.  it was overall a great fishing experience for my green horn flame!  thanks Dan=next time it’s flyrods and redfish!

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Went fishing on Saturday, May 14, 2016

We had a lot of fun.  Learned a lot.  Captin Dan was great!!

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