Captain
Joe Ziegler

Member since July 2017 Little River, United States
Background
Growing up in South Carolina allowed Captain Joe's family the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, whether it be duck hunting, fishing, or just enjoying the water. His family established a successful HVAC company but their passion for outdoor sporting was their lifelong career goal. They have spent 28 years educating themselves on the techniques of successful and effective outdoor fishing and hunting techniques. Once Captain Joe and his family found that they had learned and mastered what was needed to be successful in both the chartering and hunting business, they were able to establish Eastern Tailz Outfitters. Whether you're chasing fish tails, ducks tails, or buck tails, the captain can ensure your entertainment and success. He and the rest of the family are so excited to invite you to be a part of the outdoor adventures they have grown so passionately for. They thank you for helping them on their journey and promise it will be an experience to remember.
Techniques
Certain species of fishing areas require different techniques as the tides, water temperature, and weather change. So when backwater high tide fishing for Redfish, the captain will use corks to suspend the bait from the bottom and float them down the banks, as well as fish the jetties. He also uses bottom rigs for Flounder, Black Drum, and Sheepshead, using the current to his advantage. Whichever fish you target depends on the factors presented in the waters.

Hey, I'm Captain Joe Ziegler

Little River, United States
Background
Growing up in South Carolina allowed Captain Joe's family the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors, whether it be duck hunting, fishing, or just enjoying the water. His family established a successful HVAC company but their passion for outdoor sporting was their lifelong career goal. They have spent 28 years educating themselves on the techniques of successful and effective outdoor fishing and hunting techniques. Once Captain Joe and his family found that they had learned and mastered what was needed to be successful in both the chartering and hunting business, they were able to establish Eastern Tailz Outfitters. Whether you're chasing fish tails, ducks tails, or buck tails, the captain can ensure your entertainment and success. He and the rest of the family are so excited to invite you to be a part of the outdoor adventures they have grown so passionately for. They thank you for helping them on their journey and promise it will be an experience to remember.
Techniques
Certain species of fishing areas require different techniques as the tides, water temperature, and weather change. So when backwater high tide fishing for Redfish, the captain will use corks to suspend the bait from the bottom and float them down the banks, as well as fish the jetties. He also uses bottom rigs for Flounder, Black Drum, and Sheepshead, using the current to his advantage. Whichever fish you target depends on the factors presented in the waters.

My Charter Listings

Eastern Tailz Outfitters

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Eastern Tailz Outfitters 24'

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Eastern Tailz – 24' Pathfinder

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
93%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
74%
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Julieann M.
Oswego, SC
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4 hour trip with Chris

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Inshore PM on July 29, 2021
Took my parents for their anniversary, and with my dad being the main one to please, he had a blast! My mom, who was scared...
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Mark D.
France
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Captian Joe is Awesome!

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Inshore PM on June 18, 2021
Capt. Joe took us to several spots with a variety of actoin, all of which my daughter said “every aspect of the day was enjoyable...
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Jason H.
Charlotte, NC
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Half day inshore with Captain Joe

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Inshore PM on July 15, 2021
Can’t say enough good things about Captain Joe. Had a special request to target Redfish and boy did he deliver. My 7yr old...
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Tee A.
Suwanee, GA
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Great time with Captain Joe

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Nearshore (MAX 4) on June 15, 2021
Our family booked a 5 hour near shore trip with Captain Joe. After catching a couple nice big fish, we had to turn back due...
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Kurt M.
O'Fallon, MO
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Fishing with Joe and chris

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Nearshore (MAX 4) on June 23, 2021
My daughters and I had a great trip with Chris on 6/23/2021.  Chris was great with the girls as this was their first time...
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