Captain
Clayton Simmons

Member since May 2017 Charleston, United States
Background
I grew up striped bass fishing in North Georgia and spent summers chasing redfish in Charleston harbor. I have been angling since I could walk and fished until I heard the dinner bell. It all started when my dad took me to the Florida Keys bone-fishing when I was 8. The time I spent with dad wetting a hook are memories I cherish and it’s those memories that shape my character. Charleston's fishery is diverse and thriving. With such a vast amount of moving water Charleston has it all, and I’m always trying a new spot. I am usually fishing offshore during the summer and nearshore or the creeks during the spring and fall. I’m fishing inshore now and near the river mouths for tarpon, and reds, casting live baits under corks, grubs and flies.
Techniques
I tailor the trip to suit the client. I fish inshore, nearshore, and sometimes offshore. I fish the bite... from the creeks to the deeps! I've been fishing since before I can remember and when people think of me, they think of fishing. I can skip a weed-less spoon in spartina grass for tailing reds, double haul a fly rod in 10 knots of wind and build a magnificent billfish spread. FISH MOVE! A successful captain knows how to move with them.

Hey, I'm Captain Clayton Simmons

Charleston, United States
Background
I grew up striped bass fishing in North Georgia and spent summers chasing redfish in Charleston harbor. I have been angling since I could walk and fished until I heard the dinner bell. It all started when my dad took me to the Florida Keys bone-fishing when I was 8. The time I spent with dad wetting a hook are memories I cherish and it’s those memories that shape my character. Charleston's fishery is diverse and thriving. With such a vast amount of moving water Charleston has it all, and I’m always trying a new spot. I am usually fishing offshore during the summer and nearshore or the creeks during the spring and fall. I’m fishing inshore now and near the river mouths for tarpon, and reds, casting live baits under corks, grubs and flies.
Techniques
I tailor the trip to suit the client. I fish inshore, nearshore, and sometimes offshore. I fish the bite... from the creeks to the deeps! I've been fishing since before I can remember and when people think of me, they think of fishing. I can skip a weed-less spoon in spartina grass for tailing reds, double haul a fly rod in 10 knots of wind and build a magnificent billfish spread. FISH MOVE! A successful captain knows how to move with them.

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Time Flies Charters

5 reviews
Charleston
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Fishing Reports

Redfish are stacking up deeper

August 09, 2019

Just off folly I’m finding ledges and locating big schools of reds. I’m seeing tarpon roll but can’t get one to bite lately. Next big moon will be tarpon time Read Full Report →


You and me going fishing in the dark!

August 05, 2017

There are so many places to fish at night but I focus on the dock lights. At sunset, I put the boat in at incoming tide. With every move, I was looking for new docks with low lights to… Read Full Report →


Tuna, mahi, lost 4 big ones, WET SEA

June 28, 2017

Nastier seas than predicted, but I had some very tough clients who did not mind the rough waters. these guys had been fishing a lot together and when the seas kicked up they toughed it out. We had some… Read Full Report →


Charleston is on Fire!

June 13, 2017

The seas have been snotty and choppy the last couple days and the fishing (i.e. catching) kind of an anomaly due to water temps and tides. We are catching big fish in shallower water! Got on some big jack… Read Full Report →


Good times

June 10, 2017

We caught a bunch of black Seabass whiting snapper b liners porgies perch, a king, and a bunch of spottailswe did not catch much to brag about but had a great time and made some new friends Read Full Report →


Another Great day

May 21, 2017

A warm eddy made a nice temp change that pelagic fish love close to Edisto banks, I changed course. The goal was dolphin and wahoo. Dropped our lines at 730 and 2o minutes later we boated our first wahoo.… Read Full Report →

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5.00
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Appropriate for children
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100%
Catch intended fish
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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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July 13, 2019
This trip was awesome. The crew was very patient,  kind, and knowledgeable. Whether you are a veteran or an amateur fishermen,...
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Austin D.
Charleston, South Carolina
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October 2, 2018
Captain Clayton always puts you on the fish! He’s a pleasure to fish with, and always keeps the trip fun and exciting!
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Cory K.
Albemarle, North Carolina
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Half day (6hr) with CPT Clayton

VERIFIED   June 10, 2017
Had a amazing time with CPT Clayton. He was very knowledgeable on the location of the fish and how to catch them. He was attentive...
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Dale F.
Roswell, Georgia
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May 5, 2017
Capt was experience, educated and patient.  Took two boys (12).  He taught them so much!  They loved...
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Matthews, North Carolina
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VERIFIED   May 27, 2017
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