Captain
Lindsay Livingston

Member since October 2015

Charleston, United States

Background
As a lifelong resident of Charleston, my love and knowledge of the Lowcountry’s rivers and tidal creeks continues to grow, as well as my passion for fishing and I want to share that with you!
Techniques
If it’s a leisurely, late afternoon cruise to watch the dolphins and shorebirds or an opportunity to hook a redfish, flounder, trout, or reel-in a shark, and many other of our local species, I look forward to you contacting Lil Darlin Charters

Hey, I'm Captain Lindsay Livingston

Charleston, United States
Background
As a lifelong resident of Charleston, my love and knowledge of the Lowcountry’s rivers and tidal creeks continues to grow, as well as my passion for fishing and I want to share that with you!
Techniques
If it’s a leisurely, late afternoon cruise to watch the dolphins and shorebirds or an opportunity to hook a redfish, flounder, trout, or reel-in a shark, and many other of our local species, I look forward to you contacting Lil Darlin Charters
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Fishing Reports

Red hot redfish bite!

June 23, 2017

On today's 3/4 day trip we started out with a little creek fishing. The bite was slow so we decided to go to the Charleston Harbor to catch big redfish. After only a short time we hooked up on… Read Full Report →


Lots of big trout

November 10, 2016

Fishing has been really good lately. We've been catching tons of large sized trout using shrimp under popping corks. Fall fishing is on fire and the weather is still nice. Read Full Report →


Fall fishing

September 26, 2016

Fall fishing is starting to fire up. The water temp. is dropping and fish are biting! The past few trips we have fished the creeks for trout and then moved out to the harbor for the big redfish. The… Read Full Report →


17 Bull redfish in 2 hours!

August 02, 2016

Fished the incoming tide and caught 17 bull redfish in 2 hours! Used both live and cut bait. The fish were hungry! Could hardly get the bait in the water before one would bite. So much fun reeling in… Read Full Report →


Lil Darlin Charters catching Bull Reds

June 22, 2016

Fished the entire outgoing tide yesterday. The bite was slow at first, then picked up as the tide went out. We caught half a dozen big redfish and lots of trout. It was a great trip for sure! Read Full Report →


Bull Redfish

June 07, 2016

Tore up the big redfish in the Charleston Harbor... such a thrill reeling in these fighters! Read Full Report →


Doubled up on the BIG redfish

May 09, 2016

Caught a few keeper sized trout, then headed out for the big boys. Doubled up a a couple of bull reds right away that put up quite a fight. It was a good day for sure! Read Full Report →


Trout on fire

April 25, 2016

The trout were on fire today. Found a school about ten minutes into the trip. Managed to catch about 15 before heading out for a cruise Read Full Report →


10 reds in 30 minutes

April 12, 2016

Found a school of redfish on the falling tide today. Caught 10 over slot size in about 30 minutes, until the tide forced us out. Read Full Report →


Big fish

March 24, 2016

The big fish are showing up! Water is warming up and the big boys are here! Its so much fun fishing the Charleston jetties and catching big redfish, black sea bass, flounder, trout, and sharks! Read Full Report →


Spring trout

March 14, 2016

The fishing was hot in Charleston today! We caught about 6 nice sized redfish and tons of trout. We fished in two of my favorite spots for about 3 hours and had a blast! Cant wait to do it… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.83 out of 5 stars from 24 reviews

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Went fishing on Saturday, July 22, 2017

Great day, light on fish but Captain Bill gave it all he had. Highly recommended!

Fished July 2017

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Lindsay Livingston (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, August 17, 2017

Who is captain Bill?

Went fishing on Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Great captain, mate, and boat.  The fish didn’t cooperate most likely due to the speed to the tides that day but it was a very nice day on the water.  I would highly recommend this charter to anyone.

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Sunday, July 2, 2017

She was like fishing with a friend, she was the only one who caught anything out of the charters that were fishing around us and caught bait first so we were fishing for a while before any other boats showed up. As a fisherman with my own boatI was well aware that not every trip do catch a lot of fish. We had a great time and give high marks for the effort she put out to catch fish and give a pleasant day on the water. Would book another day.
Steve Walker

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Southern Hospitality at its finest! She’s very knowledgeable about fishing areas where you’re sure to catch fish.

Fished May 2017

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Lindsay Livingston (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, June 4, 2017

Thanks Octavius!  You two were the sweetest! Had fun out there with you guys


Went fishing on Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Let me first say, Captain Lindsay is not just a lady angler, but quite in fact, the “Reel” deal!

We went fishing after a few days of storms which had rainfall to 4” and even 5 ” in local places. The water was murkey and the tide was crazy. We were informed that the conditions were set for a tough day.

The first place we pulled up to, I caught a short Red on my second cast. By the way, Captain Lindsay will tell you just where to cast in every spot you travel to, hence a fish on the second cast.

The water was getting dirtier and dirtier after catching a few smaller Trout and Reds, so we opted to head a bit off of the shore a few miles to get in better water. Immediately we had 2 fish on at once and Captain Lindsay had her hands full keeping us baited up and making sure we stayed on the fish.

After that the surf grew, it was too much to fish comfortably. All of the boats that were anywhere within the mile were starting to head back inland because of the surf. Captain Lindsay’s new Sea Fox was more than a match for the given conditions. SUPER SWEET RIG!

Once we got back to decent water, Captain Lindsay out on on yet another tactic/way to catch these fish to catch.
NOTE: Captain Lindsay put us on many ways and techniques to catch these fish in all the tough conditions we had opted for us today.

Once we pulled up to the last stop of the day, Captain Lindsay was a generous school of Reds feeding in the shallows beyond us. She then gently lowered her Minn Kota and trolled towards them slowly and once we were there….boyyyyy hold on! If it wasn’t for the power poles that has us fastly anchored, I feel they would have been pulling us left and right like it was silly!

All and all, Captain Lindsay put us on fish no matter where, no matter the tide/current situation even with dingy water. When this happens in these tough conditions, you know you have a world class guide. I have been on many charters and I can promise this is one that I will be back to, FOR SURE!

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Went fishing on Thursday, April 20, 2017

Great folks , grrat fishing. Exactly as expected. 2 Thumbs up, way up!

Fished April 2017

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Lindsay Livingston (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, April 20, 2017

You guys rock!  Happy anniversary

Went fishing on Thursday, September 29, 2016

Captain Lindsay met an exceeded all our expectations. She knew the waters and where the fish would be. In addition, she understood what our party needed including working with new fisherman to make a successful day and she provided that service. Job well done and a great day.

Fished September 2016

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Lindsay Livingston (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, October 1, 2016

Thanks Dave! Hope you have a blast at the wedding! Get in touch if you ever get back to Charleston


Went fishing on Thursday, July 28, 2016

Our party had a great time on the water, making memories that will last a lifetime.  Lindsay worked diligently to make sure we had a good experience.  I would recommend Lil Darling to anyone interested in a day of fishing around Charleston.

Fished July 2016

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Lindsay Livingston (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Thanks Rob!

Went fishing on Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Lindsay did a good job of making the fishing trip for me and my grandsons memorable. It was a hot day and fishing started out slow but she kept moving until we found some spots where we got some action. Lindsay was very friendly and worked well with my grandsons in helping catch fish. They really enjoyed it when each of them were able to catch some sharks. It was fun watching them try to land them. Very enjoyable experience. I would recommend a trip with Lindsay on the “Lil Darlin”! Equipment was great and the boat was very clean!  Me and my grandsons plan on returning!—- Mike Smith

Fished July 2016

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Lindsay Livingston (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, July 30, 2016

Thanks, Mike!  Enjoyed it.  See you again.

Went fishing on Friday, July 22, 2016

Lindsay took us on am amazing eco tour of Folly Beach.  We got to explore Morris Island, see the lighthouse and learn about it’s history.  Plus we toured through the waterways, marshlands and caught a beautiful sunset.  I highly recommend Lil Darlin Charters for your boating adventures!

Fished July 2016

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Went fishing on Tuesday, July 26, 2016

First off, the trip felt as if you were going out on a friends boat that you have known awhile not a charter. Lindsey makes you feel comfortable and at home on her boat. We caught almost every species of inshore gamefish available, we had a lot of fun and will book with her again in the Fall. We would recommend Lil Darlin charters and Captain Lindsey to anyone!!! 
Thanks again Lindsey see you in the Fall!!!

Fished July 2016

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Lindsay Livingston (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, July 30, 2016

Thanks so much, Tim!  I appreciate it!  See you in the fall!

Went fishing on Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Lindsay was so great! She knew all the right spots to fish based on the conditions. We were catching fish before we knew it! We found reds, trout, flounder and even did a little shark fishing. I especially enjoyed her company. She was so fun and full of energy. Not only did we catch some fish but had a blast on the boat as well! Thank you, Lindsay!

Fished July 2016

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Went fishing on Friday, July 22, 2016

Great weather that day however the fishing was just horrible. Just caught a few fish and they were way to small.

Brad Noel does not recommend Lil Darlin Charters

Fished July 2016

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Lindsay Livingston (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, July 23, 2016

It was tough out there.  Cant help the slow bite.. some days are like that.  Nice meeting you guys. Enjoy the rest of you trip!

Went fishing on Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Had a great time!  No complaints. The weather was great and the fishing fun. My son actually caught a shark which made his day! The captain was very kind and knowledgeable. She did a great job.

Fished July 2016

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Went fishing on Monday, July 11, 2016

Great day out on the boat. Will use Lil Darlin again in the future!

Fished July 2016

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Lindsay Livingston (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Be sure to bring your crazy momma!  She was a trip!!!

Went fishing on Wednesday, June 29, 2016

The Captain was experienced and had a very pleasant personality. She kept our lines rigged and baited.
Unfortunately, we didn’t catch much, just enough for a dinner for four. Good experience. If I get back to Charleston, I’ll use her again. Thanks Lindsay ( I didn’t tell them about your morning swim)

Fished June 2016

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Lindsay Livingston (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, July 1, 2016

Thanks David,
Unfortunately, some days are slower than others. Hope your dinner was good.  I’d love to take you guys back out if you ever come back to Charleston.  It was nice meeting you guys.  (Thanks for not telling them about my morning swim…HaHaHa!)

Went fishing on Thursday, June 9, 2016

Great effort by Captain. Kids loved loved the trip.

Fish were not biting!! We tried everything.

Boat was very clean and tidy.

Fished June 2016

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Went fishing on Sunday, April 24, 2016

The Captain was very helpful and especially accommodating to protect my bad back in rough waters and large boat wakes. The equipment and choice of lures was excellent. My wife and I had a wonderful time experiencing new waters for us in South Carolina and as usual my wife caught the biggest fish which served as dinner for us and another couple. The only drawback of the trip was quantity of fish in this part of South Carolina was lacking when compared to fishing Gulf of Mexico inland waters in Louisiana and Florida.

Fished April 2016

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Went fishing on Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Captain was very nice and answered any question I could throw at her. She was very expierenced and knowledgeable on where the fish were hiding and how to get said fish to bite. The boat was very nice as well at the rods and reels. Highly recommend, I will be using her again next time I go fishing in Charleston.

Fished April 2016

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Lindsay Livingston (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, April 21, 2016

Wow! Thank you so much, Austin!  Hope to see you again!


Went fishing on Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Can’t put in words how much fun we had!  My wife and I are already trying to see how we can go back, and we just got home last night!  It was like going fishing with your best friend!

Fished April 2016

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Lindsay Livingston (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, April 8, 2016

Aww, thanks Rob!  I had so much fun!  Please come back and see me!!

Went fishing on Wednesday, March 30, 2016

We had a great time. Caught some reds, trout’s, and a nice shark. Thanks Lil Darlin.

Fished March 2016

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Went fishing on Thursday, March 24, 2016

Fished March 2016

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Lindsay Livingston (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, March 25, 2016

It was a pleasure meeting you guys. Waylon is such a sweet kid!  Glad he had fun and caught fish!

Went fishing on Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Had a great time fishing with Captain Livingston. We caught redfish bluefish yellow fish small fish big fish! All kinds of fish. Anything you are in the mood to catch she can put you on them! Truly a great experience! I highly recommend

Fished March 2016

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Went fishing on Thursday, July 23, 2015

I am a novice.  Captain Livingston provided a very thoughtful and exciting experience.  Though I did not know what I was doing, I could tell she was highly skilled at her job.  She took me to the right spots to have a great first time out!  Will use her again and again!

Fished July 2015

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