Captain
James Quesinberry

Member since September 2016

Murrells Inlet, United States

Background
I have been fishing my whole life growing up fishing fresh and saltwater spent better part of my life fishing and working on a off shore private Sport fishing vessal bottom fishing and fishing for big game fish.
Techniques
Fishing the water's in and around Murrell's Inlet i have found many proven technicques and style's to name a few using lite to medium spinning gear and tackle. Fishing the back waters and creek's of the inlet my prefered style of fishing is drift fishing live bait and artifical bait's for Flounder and Spec trout,Redfish and Black Drum.

Hey, I'm Captain James Quesinberry

Murrells Inlet, United States
Background
I have been fishing my whole life growing up fishing fresh and saltwater spent better part of my life fishing and working on a off shore private Sport fishing vessal bottom fishing and fishing for big game fish.
Techniques
Fishing the water's in and around Murrell's Inlet i have found many proven technicques and style's to name a few using lite to medium spinning gear and tackle. Fishing the back waters and creek's of the inlet my prefered style of fishing is drift fishing live bait and artifical bait's for Flounder and Spec trout,Redfish and Black Drum.

My Charter Listings

 
Murrells Inlet
trips from
US$ 400

Fishing Reports

Trout bite !

November 18, 2017

Trout were biting good Saturday morning on live shrimp Read Full Report →


King mackerel

October 28, 2017

Saturday morning was some awesome fun the kings were on fire, Slow trolling for kings first line that hit the water at 7 am didn't even get to lock it down before we had our first fish on with… Read Full Report →


Bull reds

October 12, 2017

4 hour inshore trip this morning the bull red were hungry eating on mullet and shrimp,squid combo Read Full Report →


Morning drum bite

October 10, 2017

Morning 4 hour trip was a blast the black drum bite was great ,every drum that we caught was in the 20 inch range along with trout and few smaller reds,and several bulls. Read Full Report →


The bite is hot !

October 07, 2017

Four hour in shore bite has been great the red fish,gator trout black drum and flounder are biting, October and November are the hottest months to fish in Murrells inlet Read Full Report →


Inshore mullet run bite

September 23, 2017

For the past two weeks the mullet run has began the bite has been awesome been catching 20+ inch flounder , big gator trout and slot red fish to the big bull reds we all love to catch ,… Read Full Report →


King Mackerel bite

June 12, 2017

Kings were biting hard this morning got a pair right off the bat slow trolling ended up with 6 for the morning lost 4-5 all over 33 inches but 1 that was 30 great morning! Read Full Report →


Awesome day of fishing the inlet

March 25, 2017

Had a very productive morning caught 5 15 inch flounder in the first hour or so as the tide changed pick up and moved to a different area caught some nice Red Drum and Black Drum Read Full Report →


Flounder are biting in the inlet

February 22, 2017

Flounder are biting in the inlet along with the sea trout hooked up on 7 flounder all in the 17-19 inch Read Full Report →


Black drum and reds on fire !

November 25, 2016

Black drum an Reds were on fire today was non stop action the guys cleaned up Kept 21 threw back several dozen ! Read Full Report →


Black drum and reds

November 07, 2016

Black drum and reds are still on fire in the inlet caught our limit in about 30 minutes ! The bite was awesome had a blast ! Read Full Report →


King fish

October 28, 2016

Set out this morning to catch kings found a few just offshore in a little deeper waters bite was on for some time landed severel lost a few slow trolling Mac A Hoos an cigs ! Read Full Report →


Inshore bite is on

October 26, 2016

Trout bite was on this morning tons of top water action on live and artificial baits,Black drum and redfish were also biting in the inlet caught over a dozen caught our limit of both within an hour ! Great… Read Full Report →


Bull red bite is hot near shore !

October 14, 2016

Fishing was on fire! the Bull Reds were biting good we were catching puppy reds and bull reds in the 20 to 40 lb range.Caught several blue's and whiting throughout the day. Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

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Went fishing on Saturday, November 18, 2017

We went to the public ramp and captain James was there waiting us. Caught more than a dozen of fish like bluefish, trout and flouders. Two of those are huge. After the trip we took back some of the fish. Thanks captain James cleaned the fish for us. Good dinner.

Fished November 2017

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James Quesinberry (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Had a blast Saturday, hope you guys enjoyed the trout .
Thanks so much for the review look forward to next time


Went fishing on Thursday, November 16, 2017

Success isn’t necessarily counted by the number of fish you take home. It was a beautiful 4 hours on the water. We caught many a fish, black ocean bass, grouper and blue fin. None large enough to keep. But it kept us busy. Best part of day was watching dolphins play.

Fished November 2017

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James Quesinberry (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Thank you for the review,was a fun day on the water they were definitely biting glad you guys had a good time

Went fishing on Monday, November 6, 2017

He tried multiple spots just not productive

Shelly Hipsley does not recommend Why Knot Charters

Fished November 2017

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James Quesinberry (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Thank you for the review, was a tough day of fishing the fish were just not biting all that well but we did have a good time caught a lot of smaller fish an did get 2 flounder towards the end of the day but it’s fishing !

Went fishing on Friday, October 27, 2017

This was our first fishing trip and we were very pleased with everything. Captain Jim was great and we enjoyed our experience from start to finish. We will do it again and it will be with Why Knot Charters and Capt. James Quesinberry.

Fished October 2017

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James Quesinberry (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Had a fun morning with you guys,was nice to get on a few of them spotted sea trout glad you all enjoyed your first time fishing Murrells inlet look forward to next time.


Went fishing on Saturday, October 14, 2017

N James Quisinberry and Why Knot delivered a wonderful fishing experience to both myself (an experience fisherman) and my wife a salt water rookie.  I had explained to Capt Q before the charter that I would like to go out to try to catch some Bull Red Fish and I also wanted to make sure that my wife had a good catching experience so any species would do if the reds were not biting.

We showed up early and Capt Q was there with a clean boat, squared away, beautiful active live finger mullet in the bait well, “ready to catch”.  He is professional and courteous and I enjoyed his low-key excellent boat handling and fishing client attentiveness.

My lucky wife hooked a greater than 50 pound red fish.  This was her first serious fish.  She had no idea how to handle the tackle and I was greatly abused to see her giant happy eyes and to see Captain Q running all over the boat to assist her with pole position, tension and motion as the fish did it is best to get away from this rookie fisherman.  He brought alongside this beautiful fish which really was too big for his net.  He then carefully explained the concepts of “Slot” and the need to release this beautiful giant to replenish the resource.

A front came through that quelled bite.  And Capt Q very worked relentlessly with multiple baitss and sightt changes in an effort to get “back on”.  Happily from a I hooked a nice shark and had a wonderful day on the water.

I look forward to other charters with a captain Q in the future.

Fished October 2017

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James Quesinberry (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, October 25, 2017

So glad you guys had a wonderful time, The look on your wife’s face was priceless I’ve never seen someone’s eyes get so big when she hooked onto that big bull red it was awesome,I look forward to next time

Went fishing on Thursday, October 12, 2017

Experienced local Capt. Knowledgeable to fishing grounds
Quality Tackle, Had a great time catching a variety of fish.
Highly recommend

 

Fished October 2017

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James Quesinberry (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, October 13, 2017

Thanks for the review Dennis had a great time on the water glad you were able to catch your first red fish look forward to next time


Went fishing on Saturday, October 7, 2017

Left on time at 7. Back by 11. Fish cleaned by 11 30. Flounder fingers and blackened redfish cooked by 1 pm at grahams in Murells inlet.  Perfect trip

Fished October 2017

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James Quesinberry (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, October 8, 2017

Thank you for the review Mark, glad you got to catch some reds and a flounder this morning and a nice gator trout look forward to next time


Went fishing on Thursday, September 28, 2017

Great day, Great boat (Why Knot ), Great Captain,  James.  We will charter with Capt James again, even though our number of catches and size were not what we had hoped for.  The Captain moved to other locations and positioned us to catch fish marked by the finder.  We found Capt James to be knowledgeable,  caring ,  supportive and so welcoming.  A quality person to talk and be with.

Fished September 2017

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James Quesinberry (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, September 28, 2017

Thank you for the review was a tough day of fishing still caught a few ! Happy you guys had a good day on the water


Went fishing on Monday, September 4, 2017

The five of us had a wonderful time. Captain James was really attentive and worked hard spotting the fish, taking us to them, making sure we had the right hooks and bait for the fish we were targeting and went above and beyond. His knowledge, professionalism and pleasant personality made it easy to be on his beautiful boat. He even cleaned our fish!

Fished September 2017

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James Quesinberry (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Nancy thank you so much for the great review! I had a wonderful time spending the day with you an friends couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day on the water fishing

Went fishing on Friday, September 1, 2017

Capt. James is very friendly, courteous and knowledgeable.  He got us to the fish and helped us catch them.  I recommend him highly.

Fished September 2017

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James Quesinberry (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, September 1, 2017

Thank you for the review , glad you guys had a great time today on the water


Went fishing on Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Booked the trip for my Husband, Dad, Son and Son-in-law the morning of August 23rd.  They all had a great time.  Capt’n found the hot spots. They caught some fish and they would highly recommend this charter and experience.  Well worth the trip and will go again.

Fished August 2017

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James Quesinberry (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, August 26, 2017

Thank you for the review guys ! Happy that everyone had a great time

Went fishing on Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Half day trip with the captain, we had a great time catching tiger sharks! We look forward to joining him again in the very near future. It was wonderful experience for our entire family!

Fished August 2017

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James Quesinberry (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, August 25, 2017

Thanks for the great trip you guys were awesome , happy you got to experience the big 300 +lb Sharks


Went fishing on Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Enjoyed the trip very much! We caught a variety of fish, including 2 keeper Spanish Mackerel. Captain and gear were great, almost 6 year old grandson was grouchy untill he saw his dad catch a shark. Wife learned how to cast a spinning reel, and caught her first flouder. All had a great time, Thanks Captain James!

Fished August 2017

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James Quesinberry (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Awesome guys thanks for the great review glad you guys had fun


Went fishing on Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Very good trip, James worked with my son who was very nervous ( he has high anxiety and adhd) and made him at ease, he really enjoyed his first time out.  We are planning another trip with why knit and james

Fished August 2017

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James Quesinberry (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, August 11, 2017

Thanks for the review guys ,i had a blast spending the morning with you and your family your son was great,full of energy and eager to learn look forward to next time

Went fishing on Wednesday, July 26, 2017

We had a great time fishing with James. He knew what fish would be in the area and how to catch them. We’ll definitely be back to do it again!

Fished July 2017

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James Quesinberry (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Thank you guys for the review,had a great day on the water with you guys

Went fishing on Monday, July 17, 2017

We had a fantastic experience with Captain James and Why Knot Charter.  A google search brought me to Fishing Booker, and then a search for our vacation area showed him as the cheapest option, with all positive reviews I went for it and I’m so glad I did.  Our 9 and 6 yo boys and myself were all first timers, both for fishing and for being on a boat in the ocean!  Captain James took us to a quiet spot where hundreds of fish were shown on his radar.  As soon as we had a line in the water we had a fish!  Captain James went back and forth between the four of us, putting on the bait, taking off the fish, taking pictures for us, and setting us up again!  No one had to touch bait or their catch unless they wanted to, which was ideal for me!  Our boys got a little bored and took breaks for snacks, James had more patience then I did for when they wanted to take a break or start back up again, prepping their lines or putting them up for them.  We caught a bunch of seabass, no huge ones, but we got to keep two fish which he cleaned for us once we returned to the dock.  And we caught tons of smaller ones which kept us interested, as well as a 2’ tiger shark.  We ended up staying out until we were out of minnows, bringing our total time to 5 hours.  On the ride back James let our 6 yo sit on the captains chair, where he promptly fell asleep, and Captain James kept an arm across him the whole way back to make sure he didn’t fall out of the chair!  We also came across a pod of dolphins which he stopped to give us a good view of.  We simply could not have asked for more out of the experience.  The boat and equipment were all in perfect condition too.  We will definitely go with Captain James again on a future trip.  Book now!

Fished July 2017

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James Quesinberry (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Thank you for the wonderful review, you guys were great. I do my very best to make your experience one to remember with your family !

Went fishing on Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Great day out on the water- safe, fun and informative. All four of us had a good time- go for the 6 hour, it’s sooooo worth it!!!!

Fished July 2017

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James Quesinberry (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Thank you for the great review was a pleasure spending the day with all of you guys it was a wonderful day on the water for sure

Went fishing on Friday, July 14, 2017

We had a great trip!  Kids had a blast catching shark and helping reel them in. We caught a bunch of fish and ended up with several keepers too!  James was enjoyable to chat with and was very knowledgeable. The boat and supplies were all part of the package. It was very easy to book and didn’t require any preparation. Great experience. We would definitely recommend and would love to repeat the trip!  Thanks James!

Fished July 2017

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James Quesinberry (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, July 17, 2017

Thank you for the review it was a pleasure spending the morning with you guys, so happy that you had a great time your boys were a lot of fun fishing with

Went fishing on Monday, July 10, 2017

Great time with Captain James. We will be going again soon

Fished July 2017

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James Quesinberry (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, July 22, 2017

Thank you for the review was a pleasure spending the morning with you guys on the water !

Went fishing on Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Fished July 2017

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James Quesinberry (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, July 14, 2017

Thanks for the review Bruce it was a pleasure having you guys aboard !


Went fishing on Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Capt. James and First Mate Jason were great! My wife and son wanted to catch a shark and they made it happen. Funny guys and good conversation between the catches. If I get the chance, I’ll go out with them again.

Fished July 2017

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James Quesinberry (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, July 14, 2017

Thank you for the review always do my best for my clients glad you guys had a good time !

Went fishing on Thursday, July 13, 2017

We all got to catch fish and we had a blast

Fished July 2017

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James Quesinberry (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, July 14, 2017

Happy to have you guys

Went fishing on Thursday, June 22, 2017

What a great experience to see my 74 year old Dad catch A fish for the first time of his life!  Both of my sons had a great time too and nothing like seeing a 9 year old reel in a shark!  Captain James was great with the boys and was determined to help my Dad catch those fish! Thanks for a great time Captain James!

Fished June 2017

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James Quesinberry (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Thank you for the great review I do my very best to make sure every one has a wonderful time with there family

Went fishing on Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Capt James had great equipment and was very knowledgeable.  He was great with kids and we found some fish despite poor conditions. Highly recommended.

Fished June 2017

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James Quesinberry (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, June 29, 2017

Thank you for the review, glad you guys had a great time

Went fishing on Thursday, June 29, 2017

Great time with the family. The boat was bad ass! Captain James was awesome, very helpful and patient . He is Very personable and friendly. He even got my 15 year old daughter who hates fishing to smile and have fun. Would highly recommend for a great family trip. We will be calling again for our next visit.. 
THANKS FOR THE GREAT TIME!

Fished June 2017

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James Quesinberry (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, June 29, 2017

Thank you for the awesome review, I had a great time today with your family thank you sharing your morning with me

Went fishing on Monday, June 26, 2017

The captain really did well with my 9 yr old daughter ( doesnt like to fish!) and my 8 yr old son. Unfortunately winds were much stronger than the weather forecasted but no oneelse did much . Would use Why Knot charters again for sure!

Fished June 2017

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James Quesinberry (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, June 29, 2017

Thanks guys glad you had fun

Went fishing on Friday, June 23, 2017

Fished June 2017

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James Quesinberry (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, June 26, 2017

I do my very best ! Glad you guys had a wonderful time on the water

Went fishing on Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Great trip with Captain James!  9 year old and 7 year old sons loved catching sharks, sting rays, and drum fish!!!!  Despite rain and seas too high to go in the ocean we still had a wonderful time.  Boys learned to cast and bait hooks.  Loved using the “combo” of squid and shrimp as bait.  Would go again next time we are here.

Fished June 2017

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James Quesinberry (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, June 22, 2017

So glad you guys had an awesome time your boys were great was my pleasure teaching them how to catch fish.

Went fishing on Wednesday, June 14, 2017

This was our first time deep sea fishing in Myrtle beach, and captain James was amazing! He was very kid friendly, which was great for a mother of little ones. More importantly he helped us catch quite a few fish. And even helped my husband catch a 5 ft shark! Which made my husband’s year! The price was good! We will def be coming back on our next vacation to Myrtle beach!

Fished June 2017

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James Quesinberry (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, June 15, 2017

Was my pleasure spending the morning with you and your family ! Glad everyone had a great time and Doug was able to get his shark he wanted to catch

Went fishing on Friday, June 2, 2017

The captain and crew were very professional during our trip. At first they took us to go fish a few miles out when a storm came our way. The captain knew when the waves got too rough and took us close to the bank for safety. Once we were able to go back out the weather was perfect and the water was calm. All four of us caught a fish. When we were done fishing Dan took the fish and filled them for us.

Fished June 2017

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James Quesinberry (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, June 2, 2017

Karen I glad you guys had a good time today !

Went fishing on Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Actually capt james was unable to accommodate our venture in murrell’s inlet due to the dredging, so he hooked us up with captain dan and we fished pawley’s island. The fish weren’t really biting but we caught enough for dinner and captain dan was an excellent guide for our trip.

Fished April 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, February 14, 2017

This was only my 2nd adventure out in the Atlantic Ocean, as we left Murrell;s Inlet, Capt James began explaining everything that was taking place, pointing out buoy markers and what they meant, identifying crab pots, showing me the route on the Lowrance GPS. When we started fishing, he pointed out the fish we were fishing for and that’s exactly what we caught, actually around 30-35, but only 2 were keepers. this was great trip and I highly recommend Captain James, will be contacting him my next trip to South Carolina for sure.

Fished February 2017

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James Quesinberry (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, March 6, 2017

Thanks bill so glad you had a good time fishing ,February can be a little challenging

Went fishing on Friday, November 25, 2016

Fished November 2016

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James Quesinberry (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, November 26, 2016

Thank you guys it was a pleasure fishing


Went fishing on Friday, October 28, 2016

Capt James was awesome. We had a wonderful time. He put us on the fish very quickly. I was very happy with the way he took such good care of us and showed us several different ways to catch fish. My daughter caught her first Black Drum.

Fished October 2016

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