Captain
Jim Branthoover

Member since July 2017 Murrells Inlet, United States
Background
My love for fishing started when I was young boy fishing in Pennsylvania with my father. We fished in the streams for Trout, and the rivers for Catfish, Bass, and Walleye. I moved to Upstate New York, where I fell in love with the big waters of the Great Lakes, the Salmon run, and the Pike and Lake Trout fishing. Over the years, I made my way, with my family, to the coast of South Carolina. Immediately I was Intrigued by the mysteries of the deep ocean, the beautiful pelagic fish, and the tasty reef fish. I spent many days fishing and many days on the local waters with my son, as he caught bait for the local shops, eventually deciding that I wanted to be able to help others experience the joy and excitement that can only come from offshore fishing.
Techniques
When bottom fishing we choose to use spinning reels, equipped with heavy, and X-heavy rods, lined with braid for maximum strength and sensitivity. We decided to use spinning reels for the convenience of those on board, as many people are familiar with them. Often times we do use conventional reels while bottom fishing when targeting sharks and grouper. Conventional reels are also our choice for trolling, balloon fishing, or free lining live bait. All of which we hope you are more then willing to learn to use if you are not familiar with them.

Hey, I'm Captain Jim Branthoover

Murrells Inlet, United States
Background
My love for fishing started when I was young boy fishing in Pennsylvania with my father. We fished in the streams for Trout, and the rivers for Catfish, Bass, and Walleye. I moved to Upstate New York, where I fell in love with the big waters of the Great Lakes, the Salmon run, and the Pike and Lake Trout fishing. Over the years, I made my way, with my family, to the coast of South Carolina. Immediately I was Intrigued by the mysteries of the deep ocean, the beautiful pelagic fish, and the tasty reef fish. I spent many days fishing and many days on the local waters with my son, as he caught bait for the local shops, eventually deciding that I wanted to be able to help others experience the joy and excitement that can only come from offshore fishing.
Techniques
When bottom fishing we choose to use spinning reels, equipped with heavy, and X-heavy rods, lined with braid for maximum strength and sensitivity. We decided to use spinning reels for the convenience of those on board, as many people are familiar with them. Often times we do use conventional reels while bottom fishing when targeting sharks and grouper. Conventional reels are also our choice for trolling, balloon fishing, or free lining live bait. All of which we hope you are more then willing to learn to use if you are not familiar with them.
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4.84
out of 5 stars from 64 reviews
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8 hour trip
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Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
89%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
85%
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VERIFIED   July 2, 2020
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Dylan S.
New Franklin, OH
 5.00
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9 hr. Trip with Capt. Jim and mate Matt

VERIFIED   July 15, 2020
Capt. Jim wasn’t afraid to move around to find the fish. Capt Jim and Matt worked well together and at the end of the...
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Michael T.
Charlotte, NC
 5.00
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Great fishing trip

VERIFIED   August 5, 2020
Captain Jim and Matt we’re excellent. Very knowledgeable, friendly and professional. This was our first time and 5 hours...
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Vinny P.
Indian Land, SC
 5.00
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8 hour trip

VERIFIED   July 25, 2020
Had a great day with captain Jim, although it was hot he knew how to get us on the fish. We caught a variety and filled the...
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Michael S.
Winder, GA
 5.00
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7 hour trip

VERIFIED   July 14, 2020
Captain Jim and his mate Mat was a blast to be with they landed us on some black bass, and many more fish, I highly recommended...
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