Captain
Matt Swan

Member since February 2017 Mount Pleasant, United States
Background
USCG licenced Captain and Officer with 30 years of fishing experience. I'm a full time charter captain here in Charleston, South Carolina. I have owned, operated and guided boats and charters all my life. I'm extremely focused, detailed, dedicated and driven to catch fish. Most importantly: be safe, have fun and catch fish! I have a keen sense for locating fish. The key is knowing where the fish are, the correct bait selection and presentation. I believe in superior quality boats, equipment, and tackle to ensure the fish that are hooked...stay hooked. These strategies have always delivered positive results and have also proven to provide an outstanding fishing experience. Fish hard, don't give up and give it all you got to get them on the boat!
Techniques
I have the ability to locate fish, provide the correct bait selection and techniques that land consistent high quality trophy fish. It is critical to have a broad selection of live and dead baits, high quality tackle and terminal gear and the knowhow to maximize your catch. I fish daily, I know where the fish and bait are daily leading to very consistent fishing for my cliants. Fish hard, have fun and don't give up!

Hey, I'm Captain Matt Swan

Mount Pleasant, United States
Background
USCG licenced Captain and Officer with 30 years of fishing experience. I'm a full time charter captain here in Charleston, South Carolina. I have owned, operated and guided boats and charters all my life. I'm extremely focused, detailed, dedicated and driven to catch fish. Most importantly: be safe, have fun and catch fish! I have a keen sense for locating fish. The key is knowing where the fish are, the correct bait selection and presentation. I believe in superior quality boats, equipment, and tackle to ensure the fish that are hooked...stay hooked. These strategies have always delivered positive results and have also proven to provide an outstanding fishing experience. Fish hard, don't give up and give it all you got to get them on the boat!
Techniques
I have the ability to locate fish, provide the correct bait selection and techniques that land consistent high quality trophy fish. It is critical to have a broad selection of live and dead baits, high quality tackle and terminal gear and the knowhow to maximize your catch. I fish daily, I know where the fish and bait are daily leading to very consistent fishing for my cliants. Fish hard, have fun and don't give up!

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Coastal Fishing Guides

67 reviews
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Fishing Reports

The fishing is on-fire!

August 12, 2018

We an an excellent fishing week. Catching 10+ nice fir on each charter. Just wide open!! Read Full Report →


Wide open redfish bite

April 25, 2018

We had such a great day on the water. Great fishing with lots of reds to the boat. Fishing is wide open...... Read Full Report →


Catching real nice Reds and Trout

April 06, 2018

As the water temperature is on the rise the fishing is definitely heating up withe several nice big reds and a monster trout. Read Full Report →


Another great day on the water...

February 26, 2018

Had a really great angler on deck. He could cast a mile with laser accuracy. Landed a few nice ones and a couple more came in-buttoned during the fight.. Nice fishing... Read Full Report →


Big-time surface action delivers multip

February 03, 2018

We started out early under nice conditions; flat water, zero wind and rising water temperatures. We saw multiple schools over 50+ fish and found a lot of biters in the pack. Ended up with the dozen plus quality fish.… Read Full Report →


Fall fishing at its best~!

November 03, 2017

Great fishing under super mild temperatures, light boat traffic and basically wide open trout conditions. Redfish, trout and the flounder are really schooling-up and on the bite. Schools of 50+ fish are frequent. This is the best time... Read Full Report →


Good fishing under cool morning conditio

October 28, 2017

We started out this morning under crisp fall conditions (55 deg), ran for a few miles and started in the upper creeks working our way down with the current..casting live bait and chunks. Nothing... We tried everything. We changed… Read Full Report →


Big reds today, 32+" average and several

August 15, 2017

We had a great day fishing today on the morning and afternoon charter sessions. Great weather and a light breeze made comfortable fishing conditions. Dozens of hook-ups on large, healthy fighting red fish! Many over 32" and a few… Read Full Report →


Rainy days and wide open quality fishing

August 02, 2017

We had a great day fishing under light rain, mild wind and an occasional pop-up thunder cell. We fished hard with a very consistent bite all day. Landing several quality redfish (25'+), 10+sea trout, 2 week fish, 2 sting… Read Full Report →


Great fishing this week/ great results

July 12, 2017

Had some great anglers this week with outstanding results. We caught big redfish, nice trout, flounder and a few weakfish. The fish just keep getting better and better... Read Full Report →


Great fishing...hot conditions..fish on.

July 11, 2017

Great day on the water under hot conditions (ambient and water temps.). Pushed hard, changes spots, techniques, bait selection and speed. We got them..nice reds and super fishing!! Read Full Report →


Fish are on the bite!

July 06, 2017

Fishing is heating up in the Charleston area... and the weather as well. Fishing this week @ 88 degrees with light winds and an occasional pop-up storm cell. Water temperature at 86. We had spectacular fishing the last five… Read Full Report →


Trout, Trout and more Trout

June 10, 2017

Had a great day on the sea trout this afternoon. Caught 25+, most in the 12'- and another four in the 22-25" range. Nice healthy fish. C&R'd all. Hooked up to a big red on the flats...Screamed 50' on… Read Full Report →


Great anglers from Sumter, SC....On Fire

June 06, 2017

I had super crew of anglers Tuesday from Sumter, SC. The whole crew had it down and really fishing hard. We started with 28"+ reds seven in toatal, we went into the creeks and nailed another 12 Trout and… Read Full Report →


Great anglers from Tennessee..Hook-up!

June 01, 2017

Got a great review from a super group of anglers... Great fishing today..! Customer feedback; Fishing with Captain Matt was killer. He is a true pro. Matt put us on a handful of Spotted Trout and Reds right away.… Read Full Report →


Fishing three generations = Big fish!

May 26, 2017

The day started out slow with increased boating action for the holiday weekend... We found a little spot that delivered multiple hook-ups and tackle breaking fish. Hooked nine with four big fish on the deck... (Robo-reds). We had three… Read Full Report →


One angler from Minnesota on the redfish

May 21, 2017

Had a great day fishing with one angler from Minnesota (big Muskie fisherman). He was just on the fish, one redfish after the other. Total for the day; seven redfish (most over 30"), three trout and one door mat… Read Full Report →


Mothers Day Redfish

May 14, 2017

Had a super great Mothers Day charter with a family from Charleston. Everyone got a few and mom was happy... Read Full Report →


Family trip today - trophy reds and more

May 14, 2017

We had a great family trip today and managed to land three trophy redfish and lost another three to hard fishing conditions and heavy underwater structures. These fish, were just giants and made several 30yrd. runs. Really a good… Read Full Report →


Great Clients and more big reds.

May 12, 2017

Had a really good crew on Fridays charter. Fishing structures and drifting for big red fish and trout. Had a great day with 11 Redfish, 4 Trout and a flounder. Read Full Report →


Big fish Friday

April 28, 2017

Had a great trip on Friday, hooking and landing six redfish and unlimited trout. The trip was scheduled for 4 Hrs., but we were on the fish and stayed out another 45 minutes and scored another ten. The fishing… Read Full Report →


Family trip - Everyone was on fish..

April 10, 2017

Had a family charter today, fishing five (three kids, mom and dad). The first hour was about locating a school of fish that wanted to eat and moving around allot to find them. We set-up on an area that… Read Full Report →


Redfish hook-ups and more

March 20, 2017

Fished this afternoon with four clients from Texas. The day started out slow until the big boys showed up around 1:00 at the peak of high tide. We went into a wide open bite on big redfish all at… Read Full Report →


45 minutes of wide-open Redfish

March 11, 2017

Great fishing under cold conditions today/ wind at 15mph. One angler on board fishing solo. No action until low tide, when it went absolutly wide open on giant redfish. We stayed on the school for about 45 minutes with… Read Full Report →


Super great day in the Folly backcountry

March 10, 2017

Had some great clients today, touring Folly Beach back-country area. Sunny at 75 degrees, winds at 12mph. Lots of Dolphin sightings/ birds everywhere with spring coming. Also, a great season to see Bald Eagles in the area until the… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

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4.73
out of 5 stars from 67 reviews
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Crew
Experience
Brennan worked his tail off to put us on the fish.
Our girls first ever Coastal catch.. 28\u201d redfish!
June fishing trip
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Good experience
92%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
70%
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Jennings H.
Lenoir, North Carolina
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Half day afternoon with Brennan

VERIFIED   July 6, 2019
We fished on July 6, 2019, with Brennan as our captain.  It had rained tremendously the day before so the water was a...
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Jason P.
Pelzer, SC
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VERIFIED   June 27, 2019
We didn’t catch a ton of fish but the Captain was great.  He was so knowledgable and easy to talk to. He has a great...
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Karenda C.
Hendersonville, NC
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Half day trip with Captain Brennan

VERIFIED   July 5, 2019
Great experience for our whole family, & we learned a lot about coastal fishing! Even got a few visits from dolphins!
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Raquel H.
Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina
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Half day trip with Brennan

VERIFIED   July 3, 2019
Brennan was great.  He was very patient with my two kids!  He was knowledgeable and I would love to fish with him...
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Milton R.
Sanford, NC
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VERIFIED   August 7, 2019
We didn’t have the most ideal conditions for our trip, little windy and choppy and Brendon had to dodge a few thunderstorms,...
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