Captain
Jeffery Maples

Member since December 2014

Murrells Inlet, United States

Background
I became a charter Captain because I want to share with people the beauty of the Carolinas and show them our awesome fishery. I am not a Captain that will sit in one spot and not move all day. I believe in going after them and if they move off one piece of structure then I'm moving to where they are. My clients pay to catch fish and that's just what we are going to do!

Hey, I'm Captain Jeffery Maples

Murrells Inlet, United States
Background
I became a charter Captain because I want to share with people the beauty of the Carolinas and show them our awesome fishery. I am not a Captain that will sit in one spot and not move all day. I believe in going after them and if they move off one piece of structure then I'm moving to where they are. My clients pay to catch fish and that's just what we are going to do!

My Charter Listings

 
Murrells Inlet
trips from
US$ 350

Fishing Reports

Big Spanish on the reef

April 26, 2017

Big Spanish Mackerel are on the inshore reefs. Excellent table fare. Kings are here too and will be targeting them tomorrow weather permitting. Read Full Report →


Kings have arrived

May 05, 2016

Log bite was on early till the winds came in. They are here and they are biting. Read Full Report →


Heck of a week of fishing

April 24, 2016

Spanish have shown up in large numbers along the grand strand and we have definitely put a dent in the population. Pictures below are from trips this past week. Read Full Report →


Busy couple of days.

April 22, 2016

Things are heating up here in the Carolinas. Been super busy so here is the picks of the last few days. Read Full Report →


Busy day on the water

April 04, 2016

Calm seas and great people made for a great day. 4.4 and 3.5 pound weakfish and a 30+ pound red drum. Spanish are here now too. Read Full Report →


Inshore fun

May 27, 2015

Had a blast on the inshore reefs today. Caught more fish than we could count. Nice sea bass and some spade fish. Lost a nice cobia but going back in the morning to get at him again. Read Full Report →


Offshore run

May 16, 2015

Nice day to hit the stream. Got the mahi pretty quick and lost a few at the boat. Decided to do some bottom fishing and hit the jackpot with Megan getting a 4 pound bass. Great day. Read Full Report →


Red and black drum day

May 12, 2015

Stiff sour wind today but got a nice black drum and two slot reds. Found a few flounder but they were a bit short. Read Full Report →


Beautiful day to be on the water

May 03, 2015

Calm seas and great people. The Spanish bite was fast and furious. We left them to chase a few kings but decided to get some bass instead. Nice haul for my nearshore trip. Read Full Report →


King Me

April 25, 2015

Once again we had to run to our nearshore spot to avoid the inshore rain. It paid off with the first king of the year and another limit on sea bass. Things are definitely heating up here in South… Read Full Report →


Nearshore Action

April 18, 2015

We chose to run out to the ledge Saturday to keep from getting rained on. It paid off with two tables full of fish. The blues are getting more aggressive which only means the Spanish arnt to far behind. Read Full Report →


Nice surprise

April 17, 2015

Caught a few undersized flounder today but got this nice red unfortunately it was over the slot. Weather conditions were less than desirable. Read Full Report →


Spring has Sprung

April 08, 2015

The waters are heating up and that means the flounder are coming into the creeks. Some Spanish have been seen on the reef and a few blues have been taken home to the frying pan. Sea Bass are moving… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.66 out of 5 stars from 33 reviews

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Murphy, North Carolina
Went fishing on Friday, April 6, 2018

My wife and I fished with Captain Jeff Friday afternoon.  Had a great time.  Weather did not cooperate but Captain Jeff work to find fish.  Will definitely fish with him again.

Fished April 2018

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North Myrtle Beach, sc
Went fishing on Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Captain Jeff was Wonderful, Courteous, Polite and a Truly Professional Angler and knew his stuff. Great with kids and just all-around fun to hang out with will not fish with anyone else but Captain Jeff when are we come back to Myrtle Beach which we are definitely coming back for a day trip with Captain Jeff in the fall. Thank you for the trip even though you had to navigate through the fog it reminded me of the movie The Perfect Storm where they went to the Flemish caps but our ending was much better

Fished April 2018

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Roseland, nj
Went fishing on Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Did a 1/2 day afternoon inshore trip. Capt Jeff tried all the spots, but the wind was blowing pretty good so we didn’t have much luck with the fish.

Fished April 2018

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Monroe, North Carolina
Went fishing on Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Captain and First Mate were first class.  Friendly and helpful.  Boat is top notch.  Overall it was a awesome trip!

Fished March 2018

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United States
Went fishing on Monday, October 16, 2017

Fished October 2017

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Greenville, South Carolina
Went fishing on Thursday, October 12, 2017

On Thursday, 10/12/17, we want out fishing for King mackerals about 15 miles out from Murrell’s Inlet.  We left the dock as 12:30 pm, had poles in the water at 1:00 pm, and caught our limit of Kings (nine total for 3 of us) by 3:15.  Had a great day fishing with Captain Maples, and am looking forward to our next trip with him.

Fished October 2017

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United States
Went fishing on Friday, September 29, 2017

I booked the trip for my husband and two other family members. They really had a great time and caught some fish. They said they would definitely recommend booking a fishing trip with Captain Jeff on the Reel Salty.

Fished September 2017

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The Bronx, New York
Went fishing on Saturday, September 30, 2017

We spent 5 hrs fishing with Captain Jeff and had a GREAT time. The wind was blowing hard today that limited our ability to fish in some areas, but he put the boat in areas that protected all of us from the rough waters and enabled us to fish. We only caught one keeper, but several shorts. All in all had a great time and will definitely be returning to fish with Captain Jeff.

Fished September 2017

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Essex Junction, Vermont
Went fishing on Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Captain was not very friendly.  When we asked questions or tryed to talk to him,  he answered but tersely;  not interested in getting to know us as people;  we were only a means to the end of collecting his fee.  Took us to a reef 3 mi off shore to catch Spanish Mackerel;  when my grandson caught a shark,  he immediately took us in to fish in the creeks, at 8:30am for the remainding 2.5 hrs even though he had told us that fishing was very poor in the creeks for Drums and Flounder.
We would have been very happy staying at the reef and catching sharks.  He made a unilateral decision without even discussing our desire.
We were all very disappointed with the experience.

Marilyn Snyder does not recommend Reel Salty

Fished August 2017

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Jeffery Maples (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, September 2, 2017

Sorry that you had a bad time. The day started off bad when you didn’t follow directions to the parking area and was over 30 minutes late that made it impossible to get the bait we needed to do the type of fishing that I have been doing all week. Yes fishing was tougher in the creeks but our chances were better in there than with the sharks that were at the reef. I am also sorry that I had to get the golf cart attendant to chase y’all down to collect my fee and you didn’t even notice that I didn’t charge you for the extra person you brought. Again sorry you didn’t have a good experience but starting late had me behind from the start so if I was short answering a question it was because I was trying to find bait to make up for not getting it that morning from the late start.

Conway, South Carolina
Went fishing on Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Met captain at dock and started out on a beautiful morning.  But the weather came up and prevented us from getting to where the fish we were looking for. Captain was professional and we fished the flats but it was hard with the storms coming to find as many fish as we would have liked. Would definitely book again and hope for better weather

Fished August 2017

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Jeffery Maples (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Thanks guys. Loved spending the morning with ya and hope to see y’all again. The weather is so unpredictable you just never know what it’s gonna do.

The Bronx, New York
Went fishing on Saturday, August 5, 2017

The captain was very pleasant and knowledgable. Storm came in and shortened our trip just as the fish started biting. Probably could have pulled up and waited for storm to subside but it was a good experience.Crew was very good!

Fished August 2017

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Jeffery Maples (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, August 6, 2017

I hated we had to end early but storms are trickey and the thunder and lightning along with what the radar showed didn’t look promising. But as luck would have it it did clear up shortly after we were out of the water.

Charlotte, North Carolina
Went fishing on Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Fished August 2017

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United States
Went fishing on Tuesday, July 25, 2017

My son (11) and I took the afternoon trip. Had a great fishing day. Captain and daughter were knowledgable and friendly. I would recommend this boat to anyone wanting a nice day out on the water. Thanks for a memorable day.

Fished July 2017

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Jeffery Maples (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Thanks guys. It was fun whatching him catch fish one right after another like that. He definitely got the feel for the bite. Hope to see you again.

Cypress, Texas
Went fishing on Saturday, July 22, 2017

We had an amazing trip with Jeff and Meghan. Captain Jeff knew exactly where to go for the fish! My family (2 boys ages 11 & 14 and my wife) had the time of our lives. The crew was very professional and attentive during the trip. Definitely looking these guys up again if we ever get back to Myrtle Beach!

Fished July 2017

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Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
Went fishing on Thursday, July 20, 2017

Was a great trip, will definitely do again next year!

Fished July 2017

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Jeffery Maples (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, July 21, 2017

That was a fun morning for sure. Hope to see y’all again.


Vass, North Carolina
Went fishing on Thursday, July 13, 2017

We had such a great time fishing with Captain Jeff and Megan. This was our first experience with charter fishing and did not know what to expect. Captain Jeff and Megan know their stuff!!!! Within one hour we had 15 Spanish Mackeral on ice!!! We even caught a baby shark…

Fished July 2017

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Jeffery Maples (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, July 19, 2017

That was a fun day. Glad you guys had a good time. Hope to see you again.

Little River, South Carolina
Went fishing on Friday, June 30, 2017

Went an hour early for our half day trip to try and beat the weather, which worked out nicely as we missed the rain. We caught only two keepers, but had a lot of fun. We tried both inshore and just off shore fishing with both shrimp and minnows. Planning on booking with Captain Jeff again next year as both my daughter and I had a great time.

Fished June 2017

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Jeffery Maples (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, June 30, 2017

Thank you both for a fun day. Glad we were able to beat the rain.

United States
Went fishing on Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Weather conditions beyond Captain’s control made fishing difficult.  Too windy to go out into the ocean that morning.  Directions to the dock should include next to white church to make it easier to find.  Overall enjoyable trip.  Just wish the fish had been biting.

Fished June 2017

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Jeffery Maples (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, July 3, 2017

I hate July. Winds one day storms the next. Best part is people like y’all. Hope to see ya again. BTW some try to park at the church, that’s why I don’t mention it.

Fort Wayne, Indiana
Went fishing on Monday, June 19, 2017

We had a great time! Even though there was a front coming in and we didn’t get to catch as much as we wanted, we still had an awesome time!!

Fished June 2017

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Rockford, Michigan
Went fishing on Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Great trip, weather and fish were not quite cooperative, buy great experience!

Fished June 2017

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Charlotte, North Carolina
Went fishing on Monday, June 12, 2017

Fished June 2017

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Gillsville, Georgia
Went fishing on Thursday, June 1, 2017

Every vacation we book a fishing charter so we have been on a few—but I think we had the best time on this trip. Jeff and his daughter Megan was wonderful! They were friendly, knowledgeable, and great to fish with. Some of the other captains with other places were condescending to us or didn’t act like they wanted to be on the water. Jeff is so different and that made our experience great—he was just like fishing with one of our neighbors!

Fished June 2017

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Jeffery Maples (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Thanks guys. I love being on the water doing what I love. Hope to see y’all again.

Charlotte, North Carolina
Went fishing on Monday, June 5, 2017

We had a blast!! We only had four fish to take home but the weather wasn’t cooperative. Capt Jeff and Megan did an awesome job of making sure we caught as many as we could (even large shells) lol. We cooked the trout and croaker the next night and it was delicious!! I highly recommended Megan’s trout recipe if you get to take one home. We will definitely be going again next time we’re in the area.
-Megan I.

Fished June 2017

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Jeffery Maples (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, June 8, 2017

You guys were a blast. Those large shells can be elusive sometimes but y’all mastered them quickly. Can’t wait to see y’all again and hope the weather is nice when you come.

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Went fishing on Saturday, May 27, 2017

The boat was right on time fully stocked with bait and ice etc
We went to numerous spots to maximize potential but conditions were not ideal
Though the fish did not cooperate the experience was well worth it and I will do it again.

Fished May 2017

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Jeffery Maples (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, May 28, 2017

Had a great time with you. Wish the fish had played a little better but sometimes they just won’t do what we want. Look forward to seeing you again.

Westminster, South Carolina
Went fishing on Monday, May 8, 2017

Good trip with Capt. Jeff and first mate Megan. Would book trip with him again if in the Myrtle Beach area.

Fished May 2017

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Jeffery Maples (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, May 20, 2017

Thanks for keeping the lines tight. Had a good time with y’all.


Randleman, North Carolina
Went fishing on Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The captain and first mate were very friendly and nice, but not very outgoing.  They away at failed to introduce themselves nor tell us what was happening.  They didn’t go over any safety issues or even where the life jackets were stowed at.  I think they could have been a little more interactive with the guess. I was also disappointed that we only caught one fish on the trip.  Maybe the next time.
I will go back I the fall and try again.

Fished May 2017

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Jeffery Maples (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, May 19, 2017

Sorry you didn’t have a great time. We did explain that we were making a run to get back to the fish that we had just left. We did hook up to two kings, lost one and put one on ice as well as getting into some Spanish Mackerel but as with the afternoon trips winds can cut a trip short and push us in to calmer waters that may not produce as much as we would like. Would be glad to try to have a second chance with you this fall, just make sure it’s a morning trip.

Penfield, New York
Went fishing on Sunday, April 16, 2017

Fished April 2017

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Lexington, South Carolina
Went fishing on Monday, April 10, 2017

HOW BOUT THIS:
WE WENT OUT TO TROLL FOR SPANISH MACKEREL.
WITHIN 5 MINUTES OF TROLLING, WE HOOKED UP WITH TWO SPANISH MACKEREL.
FROM THAT POINT ON WE HOOKED BOTH BLUE FISH AND SPANISH FOR TWO SOLID HOURS !!!!!! 15 SPANISH AND ABOUT 60 BLUES. WE WERE CATCHING THEM AS MANY AS 5 AT A TIME, JUST AWESOME !!!!!! CAPTAIN JEFF KNOWS HIS STUFF !!!!
THIS WAS THE BEST 4 HOUR TRIP THAT I HAVE EVER HAD. OUR ARMS FELL OFF!!!!! THIS WAS THE MOST FUN THAT WE HAVE HAD IN MANY MANY YEARS.
IF YOU WANT TO CATCH FISH……… CAPTAIN JEFF IS YOUR CAPTAIN !!!!!
THANKS JEFF,
SEE YOU IN OCTOBER……

JAY DAHLGREN,  COLUMBIA, SC

Fished April 2017

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Jeffery Maples (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, April 22, 2017

Thanks guys. I had a great time as well. Rest them arms good for this fall.


Evans, Georgia
Went fishing on Monday, April 3, 2017

we almost had to cancel our trip due to forecasted bad weather, but Jeff was in contact with us , and we trusted him to make the right call in regards to the weather. The weather forecast cleared up the night before, and we ended up having the best weather of the week and had a great time. We just barely missed the Spanish, but we had a good time with the blues. We were the only boat out there.

Fished April 2017

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Springfield, Ohio
Went fishing on Wednesday, March 29, 2017

He was very welcoming made us feel right at home put us on fish right away and he knows his stuff !! Keep living the dream jeff!! Thank you

Fished March 2017

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Charlotte, North Carolina
Went fishing on Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Had a great day with my wife, daughter and grandson. Wish my daughter and wife caught some bigger fish, but they had a great time too. Look forward to coming back again.

Fished March 2017

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Jeffery Maples (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, March 23, 2017

It was a fun day for sure. Look forward to seeing ya again. Hopefully next time we won’t have all the winds to deal with.
Capt. Jeff

Belgrade
Went fishing on Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Jeff was accommodating and knowledgeable. He cleaned all our fish and generally was helpful. Plus I caught a huge fish which helps the experience. Ken Craig

Fished March 2017

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Jeffery Maples (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, March 13, 2017

It was a fun afternoon for sure. Especially when you land a 50+ pound black drum on light tackle. Hope you enjoyed the sheepshead and trout.


Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
Went fishing on Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Jeff maples. Captain.  Was very knowledgeable and personable friendly experienced and professional. 
  His shipmate was very attentive to our needs and was very professional.
  They did a great job keeping us on fish and making our experience worthwhile..
    Thanks. Russell and family…

Fished June 2016

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