Captain
Brian Garris

Member since February 2017 Charleston, United States
Background
Captain Brian Garris grew up in the Wando River, where he used to fish the waters of the Lowcounty from his father’s dock. Brian has gained a vast knowledge about the local waters, as well as of Charleston Harbor, Cooper River, and Intercostal Waterway, living on the water as a child. He is a U.S.C.G. certified 50 Ton Master Captain and is one of the founders of the East Cooper Fishing Club, an organization founded to help others become better fishermen while giving back to the local community.

Hey, I'm Captain Brian Garris

Charleston, United States
Background
Captain Brian Garris grew up in the Wando River, where he used to fish the waters of the Lowcounty from his father’s dock. Brian has gained a vast knowledge about the local waters, as well as of Charleston Harbor, Cooper River, and Intercostal Waterway, living on the water as a child. He is a U.S.C.G. certified 50 Ton Master Captain and is one of the founders of the East Cooper Fishing Club, an organization founded to help others become better fishermen while giving back to the local community.
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Fishing Reports

Last few Fishing Trips

March 11, 2019

It’s been a good bite the last few days! Let’s Go Fishing!! Read Full Report →


Saturday Fun

March 02, 2019

Great group with lots of laughs! Read Full Report →


Let’s Go Fishing

February 17, 2019

Great clients on some great fish!! Time to get your trip booked! Let’s Go Fishing! Read Full Report →


Bent Rods!! Lots of Fun!!

February 01, 2019

Great time of the year to be on the water!! We caught some really nice fish! Let’s Go Fishing! Read Full Report →


Just having some Fun!!

January 26, 2019

Great day with a great crew! Read Full Report →


Winter time fishing!!

January 03, 2019

It’s just doesn’t get any better than this time of year to catch some redfish. Awesome trip!! Let’s Go Fishing!! Read Full Report →


Let’s Go Fishing

December 29, 2018

Great time of the year to be out on the water!! Don’t let the cool temps keep you from going. Great time with this crew today! Read Full Report →


Wintertime Redfish

December 09, 2018

One of the best times of year to fish for redfish. Looking and watching a school of redfish react to your bait in the clean clear water is just plain awesome!! Don’t let the cool temperatures scare you away.… Read Full Report →


Fall Fishing off the Charts

November 05, 2018

Some great fishing going on right now!! Book it!! Let’s Go Fishing!! Read Full Report →


Take a Kid Fishing

October 23, 2018

My main man Denver. Never seems to have a bad day! Let’s Go Fishing!! Read Full Report →


Fall Fishing

October 14, 2018

I love this time of year! Some great fishing going on right now. Don’t miss out!! Let’s GO Fishing! Read Full Report →


9/29/18 Am Trip

September 29, 2018

Despite the ominous weather surrouning us this mornng. Ryan caught skme nie fish today Let’s Go Fishing Read Full Report →


Fall Fishng In Charleston

September 18, 2018

Last couple weeks have been excellent! Just gonna keep getting better and better. Prayers to those who were in NC and the path of Hurricane Florence. Read Full Report →


Last few weeks of Fishing

August 26, 2018

Its been a great last few weeks of fishing! Its goimg to justveepngettimg betwe and better in the fall. Lets Go fishing! Read Full Report →


Last few days of Fishing

July 30, 2018

Still catching some really nice fish. Let’s Go Fishing! Read Full Report →


Last few days of Fishing

July 24, 2018

Lets go Fishing!! Read Full Report →


Last few days of Fishing!

July 03, 2018

Let’s Go Fishing! Read Full Report →


Sharkin 6/25/18

June 26, 2018

Little video of kne of the nuce aharks we caught today Let’s Go fishng! Read Full Report →


Last few Days of Fishing

June 23, 2018

We’ve been having some great days of fishing despite the heat. Lets Go Fishing! Read Full Report →


Shark Fishing is going off!!

June 18, 2018

Nows the time! Let’s Go Fishing! Read Full Report →


Last few days of Fishing

June 06, 2018

Great time of year to be fishing. Time to get out on the water Let’s Go Fishing! Read Full Report →


Last couple Days

June 01, 2018

Great days of fishing! Heres a few pics if the fish we caught! Read Full Report →


Big days of Fishing with Big Fish!

May 27, 2018

Some great fishing going on right now and the next few months. Book your trip and let’s go fishing! Read Full Report →


Just having fun!

May 20, 2018

Let’s Go Fishing! Sharks have been lots of fun for the adults and kids! Read Full Report →


Great Fishing In May

May 19, 2018

Last several days of fishing have been good. Yes it rained on us all morning, but we still managed to catch some nice fish. They took a few home for dinner. Read Full Report →


Last several day of Fishing

May 13, 2018

Excellent last couple days on the water. Let’s Go Fishing! Read Full Report →


Shark Fishing

May 07, 2018

Sharks are back in full force! Great fun for the kids and adults. Let’s Go Fishing! Read Full Report →


Redfish/Blackdrum

May 04, 2018

Great day on the water! We brought some really nice redfish and blackdrum over the rail this morning! Read Full Report →


Lots of fun!

April 27, 2018

Great day on the water! This weather is really nice and the fish seem to like it too! Read Full Report →


Father(Me) and Son Trip

April 22, 2018

Got the chance to take my mini me out for a few fish this evening. Despite the chill and wind we caught some nice reds and black drum. Always love taking the kids fishing including mine! Read Full Report →


Sheepshead and Blackdrum

April 21, 2018

Another good day on the water despite the wind. Let’s Go Fishing! Read Full Report →


Tough Conditions

April 20, 2018

What happen to our good weather? Tough conditions for fishing today. We still managed to put some nice fish on the boat. Great crew got it done today! Read Full Report →


Spring Bite is Awesome!

April 14, 2018

Great day on the water! Clients brought some nice fish over the rail! Gotta love the Spring! Read Full Report →


Inshore Slam

April 13, 2018

Excellent afternoon on the water! We caught some really nice reds, trout and black drum. Let’s Go Fishing!! Read Full Report →


Fish 1 Phone 0

April 12, 2018

Despite losing my phone to the fish! It’s been a great last couple days I’m the water! Let’s Go Fishing! Read Full Report →


Take A KiD Fishing

April 10, 2018

Sam and Josh heading back across the Atlantic tomorrow, but they wanted to get out on the water and catch a Redfish before they left, rain or shine. These boys did a great job on the fish this afternoon.… Read Full Report →


Solid Redfish and Sheepshead Bite

April 08, 2018

It was cold and windy, but the redfish and sheepshead didn’t mind. Great day on the water!! Read Full Report →


Great morning of Fishing!

April 07, 2018

Had a blast with his crew this morning. We caught a variety of fish. Let’s go Fishing! Read Full Report →


Sheepshead vs. Little Mack

April 04, 2018

Little Mack won the battle this morning! Awesome crew and day on the water! Read Full Report →


Sheepshead 4/2/18

April 02, 2018

She Got’em all on her own! Always a blast seeing the kids catch a fish! Let’s Go Fishing! Read Full Report →


Father and Son Trip

April 01, 2018

What a way to spend the day with your kids!! We had a blast fishing and looking for Sharks teeth!! Let’s Go Fishing!! Read Full Report →


Great day on the water!

April 01, 2018

Felt a lot like Spring today! Such a beautiful day to be on the water! Little flounder was hungry! Let’s Go Fishing! Read Full Report →


Fishing 3/31/18

March 31, 2018

Tough bite today, but we still managed to catch some nice sheepshead and a red. Let’s Go Fishing! Read Full Report →


Redfish 3/29/18

March 29, 2018

Great crew today! It took the fish a little while to get going but we caught some really nice redfish today. Plus a couple of trout. Let’s Go Fishing!! Read Full Report →


Sunny and 75’

March 28, 2018

Excellent weather today on the water. A couple of the nice reds we caught. Let’s Go Fishing!! Read Full Report →


Great day of Fishing!

March 26, 2018

Another great day on the water! Great time with a great crew. Some nice fish came over the rail! Let’s Go Fishing!! Read Full Report →


Redfish don’t mind bad weather!

March 25, 2018

Tough conditions with the wind, rain and cold this morning! The Redfish didn’t seem to mind! Great day on the water! Let’s go Fishing!! Read Full Report →


Take a Kid Fishing

March 23, 2018

It just doesn’t get any better than when little man Denver is onboard for a some some fishing. At four years old this kid gets it done! He loves every minute on the boat!! Let’s go fishing! Read Full Report →


Trout Bite is Hot!!

March 19, 2018

We only had 30 mins of sunshine today, but the trout bite was fantastic!! Let’s Go Fishing! Read Full Report →


Got’em!!

March 16, 2018

Great crew this afternoon! We caught some nice trout and redfish. Bite keeps getting better and better. Don’t miss out on a great time! Let’s Go Fishing!! Read Full Report →


Awesome Morning of Fishing!

February 24, 2018

Great morning on the water! Awesome crew, did a great job today! The fish have been really active lately and the weather is beautiful. It’s time to get out on the water! Let’s Go Fishing!! Read Full Report →


Take a Kid Fishing!!

February 22, 2018

Always great when they catch their first Redfish! Great clients from today!! Let’s Go Fishing!!! Read Full Report →


Redfish Galore

February 18, 2018

Excellent redfish bite today. We caught several on artificials and bait. Great time to be on the water! Let’s go Fishing. Read Full Report →


Redfish/BlackDrum

February 17, 2018

Last minute trip this afternoon. We caught some nice reds and a few black drum. Loving this weather we’ve had the last few days. Starting to feel like Spring! Hit that Book Button to get in on some of… Read Full Report →


Foggy Morning 2/10/18

February 10, 2018

Great morning on the water! Fog had us running behind to the first couple spots to fish. Got on a nice school that The Dolphins had all hemmed up. Pulled one out of the school then moved on. Second… Read Full Report →


Redfish and Trout

January 25, 2018

Lots of Action!! Time to get out on the water. Reds and trout were feeling frisky today. Good to see the healthy trout. Read Full Report →


Reds, Trout and Black Drum

January 21, 2018

A few pics from the last couple of trips! Still catching some nice fish despite the cold weather. Fish mostly artificial baits. This is a great time of year to learn to use artificial for all our Inshore species.… Read Full Report →


Sheepshead Fishing (Jackpot)

January 10, 2018

When you know you hit the jackpot!! Sheepshead bite is excellent. Let’s Go Fishing!! Read Full Report →


Winter Sheepshead

December 31, 2017

Sheepshead bite has been really good!! If you’ve ever wanted to try and catch one of these elusive fish. Now’s the time of year! Let’s go fishing!! Read Full Report →


Redfish and Trout

December 26, 2017

Bite was a little slower on the Redfish and Trout. We still managed to catch some nice fish. Great trip with a great family! Let’s go fishing! Read Full Report →


Winter Redfish and Trout

December 21, 2017

Another great day on the water! Winter time can be some of the best fishing and a load of fun! Let’s go Fishing!! Read Full Report →


Redfish and Trout

December 18, 2017

Great day on the water! Redfish, Trout and Flounder bite was excellent on artificials and live bait. Now is the time to get out in the water! The weather has been fantastic! Let’s go fishing! Read Full Report →


Trout/Flounder Bite on Artificials

December 12, 2017

Great bite on the trout and Flounder on artificials! Let’s go fishing! Read Full Report →


Cool Weather Fishing

December 10, 2017

Great day on the water! Mute bite couldn’t be any better! Gotta love wintertime fishing! Read Full Report →


Excellent Fishing and views!!

December 03, 2017

Clean and Clear water!! Let’s go fishing!! Excellent clients, made a for a great afternoon on the water! Read Full Report →


Another Great Day of Catching!!

December 01, 2017

Redfish are really hungry! We’re catching them on bait and artificials. Excellent trout bite as well! It’s a great time of year to get on the water and enjoy our awesome fishery. Let’s go fishing! Read Full Report →


Redfish and Trout

November 26, 2017

Great crew and some good fishing! Caught some nice reds and trout. Most fish caught on artificials and a little blue crab. Let’s go fishing!! Read Full Report →


WinterTime Redfishing

November 26, 2017

It just don’t get any better!! Look at that smile! Got a few openings in December. Redfish are schooled up good. Let’s go fishing!! Read Full Report →


Bite is on!

November 21, 2017

Great day on the water! This is one of the best times of the year to be on the water fishing. Let’s go fishing! Read Full Report →


Great time of the year to be fishing!

November 18, 2017

Redfish are schooled up, trout and sheepshead bite is hot as well! Time to get out on the water! Let’s go fishing! Read Full Report →


Last few days of fishing!!

November 02, 2017

Some great fishing going on now! Let’s go fishing! Read Full Report →


Fall Fishing in Full Swing

October 23, 2017

The Fall Inshore Fishing is in full swing and the fishing couldn’t be any better. We’re catching plenty of Redfish, trout, Blackdrum and sheepshead. Come get in on some of this great action! Let’s go fishing! Read Full Report →


Last few Days

October 06, 2017

Bite has been really good with the Redfish. Time to get out on the water! Let’s go fishing! Read Full Report →


BullReds 9/29/17

September 29, 2017

The big boys are in full swing. Let's go fishing! Read Full Report →


Big Fish of the day

September 24, 2017

Great crew and day on the water! How about his for your biggest red fish! Let's go fishing! Read Full Report →


Topwater Action and Tailing Redfish

September 23, 2017

Another great crew and day of fishing! Let's go fishing!! Read Full Report →


Bull Redfish 9/22/17

September 22, 2017

Great afternoon on the water! Check out the video! https://www.facebook.com/brian.m.garris/videos/10212154280309548/ Read Full Report →


Great Bite 9/22/17

September 22, 2017

Plenty of fish to go around this morning! Let's go fishing! Read Full Report →


Fishing can't be any better!

September 15, 2017

The bite is on and just keeps getting better!!! Still got some open dates in October! Come see me and let's go fishing! Read Full Report →


Jacks and lots of them!

September 01, 2017

Little trip with some good friends. We came across a very large school of jacks. Loads of fun watching and catching them. Read Full Report →


Topwater Bite 8/26/17

August 26, 2017

Awesome bite on topwater and with live bait! Want a thrill come get in on some of this topwater action! Read Full Report →


8/23/17 Bull Reds and Sharks

August 23, 2017

Great day on fishing! Big reds and sharks are always fun! Biggest Redfish of the day was 40" and around 25+lbs! Hers a few pics from the trip! Read Full Report →


Solar Eclipse 2017

August 21, 2017

Great day of fishing! Battled some really nice fish and watched the Solar Eclipse! Fishing just getting ramped up for the fall. Get your date early, it's gonna be a great fall season! Read Full Report →


Kids Fishing

August 17, 2017

Always love seeing the excitement of when kids catch fish! Such a fun day! Read Full Report →


August 11th

August 11, 2017

Catching some nice fish! Time to get on the boat! Fall is around the corner get your date reserved!! Read Full Report →


8/5/17 Redfish/Shark

August 05, 2017

Tough day on the water! We managed a few nice fish. Before the storms rolled in tossing lighting bolts! Safety First! Read Full Report →


August Fishing 8/3

August 03, 2017

Come and see me let's see what we can put on the end of your the line for you!! Great day of fishing! Read Full Report →


July 2017

July 12, 2017

Some great fishing the last month!Fall is coming and it just keeps getting better! Come see us and let's go fishing! Read Full Report →


Fishing the last couple of weeks

June 02, 2017

Been a busy last few weeks of the season! Still got some Availability in July. Let's go fishing! Read Full Report →


Last Week of Fishing

May 31, 2017

Great last week of fishing! Wx's good, fishing is good! Let's go fishing! Looking forward to Sharkweek coming up! Read Full Report →


Last few days of Fishing!

May 21, 2017

Great last few days of Fishing! Starting to really get a variety of bait and species of fish coming into the local waters. Let's go Fishing! Read Full Report →


Week Report May 12-16

May 15, 2017

Great last few days from afternoon and morning trips! Lots of fish coming over the rail! Read Full Report →


Great day Inshore

May 12, 2017

Awesome day of fishing! Great variety of fish over the rail! Season has started lets go fishing!! Read Full Report →


BullReds and Sharks

May 09, 2017

Great couple days of fishing! The Bull Redfish and shark are starting to really show up in good numbers. Love hearing that drag scream! Read Full Report →


May 1-4 Shark Fishing

May 01, 2017

Starting to see some sharks show up in good numbers. Nothing better than some light tackle shark fun! Read Full Report →


4/25-4/29 Fishing

April 25, 2017

Last few days have been great on the water! Catching some really nice Redfish, Black drum and Trout. Sharks are starting to ramp up as well! Looking to be some good fishing this season! Read Full Report →


Great Last few days of Fishing

April 22, 2017

Last few days have been great on the water. Weather was beautiful and the fishing was great. Starting to see a lot more variety of fish being caught and the sharks are starting to show up in better numbers. Read Full Report →


Weekend of Fun

April 15, 2017

Took several groups out this weekend. The weather was beautiful and the fishing was good. We caught a variety of fish. Here's a few pics from the weekend. Read Full Report →


Take A Kid Fishing

April 14, 2017

Great couple of days taking kids fishing! Great weather too! Just doesn't get any better! Read Full Report →


Excellent Bite and Weather

April 12, 2017

Great day on the water!! Weather was great and we put some nice fish over the rail. Here's a pic of one of the reds we caught today. Read Full Report →


Awesome Bite!!

April 10, 2017

Great day on the water! The fish were hungry and the weather was great! 2 great crews on the boat today! Read Full Report →


Redfish on Light Tackle

April 08, 2017

Great morning on the water. Redfish were hungry. Always nice catching big fish on light tackle!! Read Full Report →


Farher/Son Outing

April 04, 2017

Great day on the water! Father and son got in on the action this afternoon. Redfish and blackdrum were biting. Read Full Report →


Dolphin-Eco-Harbor Tours

April 02, 2017

Ran several Dolphin-Eco-Harbor Tours! We had a blast and the Dolphins weren't being shy at all! Great way to spend the afternoon! Read Full Report →


Redfish/Trout/BlackDrum

March 31, 2017

Some nice fish coming over the rail despite the windy conditions! Some big shrimp for bait! Read Full Report →


Redfish on the flats!

March 27, 2017

Got on a couple nice schools of Redfish on the flats. Redfish were liking the cut mullet and live shrimp. Weather was beautiful today! Read Full Report →


Trout and Redfish 3/26/17

March 26, 2017

Excellent bite today on the trout and Redfish! Started out a little chilly, but the warning weather has the trout starting to get more and more active. Let's go fishing!! Read Full Report →


Black Drum and Redfish

March 23, 2017

Despite the windy and cold conditions today. We managed to catch some nice blackdrum and redfish. Always a great time catching them on light tackle. Live shrimp and blue crab were the preferred baits. Read Full Report →


Sunny and 75'

March 21, 2017

Beautiful Sunny day on the water! We caught some nice fish on light tackle! Great time of the year to be fishing. Read Full Report →


Fishing 3/19/17

March 19, 2017

Took a great crew fishing this morning. We battled the elements and the bite was a little off, but we still managed to catch some nice fish. Here's a few pics from today. Read Full Report →


Great Morning

March 18, 2017

Great morning of fishing with David and Lou. Brought some really nice fish over the rail. Here's a few pics from the trip. Fishing is starting to pick up really good for the start of spring. Read Full Report →


Redfish and Sheepshead

March 15, 2017

Nice sized mullet showing up in the creeks for cut-bait. Decided to give the mullet a try and the blue crab a break. Mullet was definitely the choice bait of the day! Things are really starting to pick up… Read Full Report →


Redfish Afternoon

March 09, 2017

Another great day on the water. Lots of fish over the rail on a beautiful 73 degrees and a light breezy day! Springs around the corner come see us and get in on some of this great action and… Read Full Report →


Doubled and Tripled Up!!

March 07, 2017

Great morning of fishing! Got into a couple nice schools of Redfish. They were definitely hungry with double and triple hookups!! Nothing like hearing that drag sing early in the morning. Read Full Report →


Hot Redfish Bite

March 02, 2017

Great Redfish bite the last few days! Fish are schooled up and actively feeding. Always a blast putting clients in their first Redfish! Read Full Report →


Reds and Sheepshead

February 15, 2017

Awesome day catching redfish, sheepshead and trout! Got on a nice school of redfish that we're eating artificial lures. Finished up with some trout in the deep holes on artificial lures as well! Read Full Report →

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Johns Island, SC
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Good fishing, good tunes and good fun

VERIFIED   March 23, 2019
We booked a four-hour inshore fishing trip for four with Flood Tide Charters and had a fantastic time. Captain Brian Garris...
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Evansville, WI
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Spring break 2019

VERIFIED   April 15, 2019
Traveled from Falling Waters WV to the Charleston area for a Spring break with my Granddaughters.  They wanted to fish...
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William A.
North Charleston, SC
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Half day in shore fishing with Capt Brian

VERIFIED   June 15, 2019
The purpose of this charter was to provide my two four year old grandsons with a fun and memorable first fishing experience....
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Theodore G.
New York, NY
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Wednesday Afternoon with Captain Brian

VERIFIED   August 29, 2018
Brian was awesome! The day before getting out to the water, he clearly laid out the plan for the trip. Once we got...
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Battle Creek, MI
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4 hour inshore trip with Captain Brian

VERIFIED   March 9, 2019
Captain Brian was great! He knew where the fish were and diligently worked on getting us a bite. We went March 9th and managed...
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