May 2022

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What anglers said about fishing in Cooper River

Our experience was terrific. Matt does a great job. I can’t wait to charter him again.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Our experience was terrific. Matt does a great job. I can’t wait to charter him again.
Jason  E.
Jason E. Charlotte, NC
Definitely bring lots of water, snacks, and sunscreen. No bananas, they are bad luck. Breathable long-sleeved shirts a neck gator, a hat, and nice polarized sunglasses will help keep you out of the sun. Be willing to listen, you'll learn a lot.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely bring lots of water, snacks, and sunscreen. No bananas, they are bad luck. Breathable long-sleeved shirts a neck gator, a hat, and nice polarized sunglasses will help keep you out of the sun. Be willing to listen, you'll learn a lot.
Michael  D.
Michael D. Charleston, South Carolina
Sharks were all we caught. Which was fun. Would have liked more reel time , even if smaller. But it was a good time!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Sharks were all we caught. Which was fun. Would have liked more reel time , even if smaller. But it was a good time!
Chris  H.
Chris H. United States
It's still early in the season, be patient with your captain and enjoy what you get and the experience, and have fun.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It's still early in the season, be patient with your captain and enjoy what you get and the experience, and have fun.
David  S.
David S. Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina
For the first time angler, I do recommend going with a fishing charter in order to lessen the likelyhood of having a disappointment.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
For the first time angler, I do recommend going with a fishing charter in order to lessen the likelyhood of having a disappointment.
Wayne  R.
Wayne R. Goose Creek, South Carolina
Had a great trip with Dustin very knowledgeable of area .Got us on quality fish. Had a blast with him. Recommend his services to anyone who is willing to take him as a guide.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Had a great trip with Dustin very knowledgeable of area .Got us on quality fish. Had a blast with him. Recommend his services to anyone who is willing to take him as a guide.
Greg  G.
Greg G. Lawndale, NC
I would recommend inshore half day. Contact Capt. Jeremy for recommendation on which time would be best. He is dedicated to you catching fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would recommend inshore half day. Contact Capt. Jeremy for recommendation on which time would be best. He is dedicated to you catching fish.
Jim  H.
Jim H. United States
Go out on a charter and go bottom fishing on the reefs off shore, fish were biting like crazy.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go out on a charter and go bottom fishing on the reefs off shore, fish were biting like crazy.
Matthew  B.
Matthew B. Mt. Pleasant, SC
Go with a guide that knows these waters. The creeks in the ICW can be daunting, especially if you don't know the shallow spot. Go with the experts!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go with a guide that knows these waters. The creeks in the ICW can be daunting, especially if you don't know the shallow spot. Go with the experts!
Darlene  E.
Darlene E. United States
Don't forget your sunscreen. Captain Kaleb thankfully had a bottle on hand.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don't forget your sunscreen. Captain Kaleb thankfully had a bottle on hand.
Michael  C.
Michael C. Greensboro, NC
Ask locals when a good time to go is...the moon and tides have a lot to do with how good the fishing is
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Ask locals when a good time to go is...the moon and tides have a lot to do with how good the fishing is
Lufkin  D.
Lufkin D. Clio, SC
Easy to use but had some issues contacting our captain which the site quickly resolved
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Easy to use but had some issues contacting our captain which the site quickly resolved
David  P.
David P. Charleston, South Carolina
Go to Haddrell tackle, they will tell you what's bitting, bait to use and areas to fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go to Haddrell tackle, they will tell you what's bitting, bait to use and areas to fish.
Peggy  A.
Peggy A. Tallapoosa, GA
Not all fish are running so summer is a little better but there is stil plenty to catch. Pick a calm day and go!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Not all fish are running so summer is a little better but there is stil plenty to catch. Pick a calm day and go!
Jeffrey  S.
Jeffrey S. Mooresville, NC
We fished from 2pm to 7pm. We had luck with black drum and red fish under the docks with shrimp fishing on the floor...we caught the largest spotted trout with shrimp on floating corks near the shorelines between 6pm and 7pm when the wind was calm.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We fished from 2pm to 7pm. We had luck with black drum and red fish under the docks with shrimp fishing on the floor...we caught the largest spotted trout with shrimp on floating corks near the shorelines between 6pm and 7pm when the wind was calm.
Jeff  M.
Jeff M. Wake Forest, NC
A little cold, so dress warm with layers so you can dress down as it warms up.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
A little cold, so dress warm with layers so you can dress down as it warms up.
Steven  P.
Steven P. Minneapolis, MN
Absolutely the captain was very patient with us our fishing skills were a bit rusty, but he remained extremely friendly with us and taught us where to fish and how to feel them in. He definitely has enough knowledge to teach anyone how to get into some fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Absolutely the captain was very patient with us our fishing skills were a bit rusty, but he remained extremely friendly with us and taught us where to fish and how to feel them in. He definitely has enough knowledge to teach anyone how to get into some fish.
Brandon  R.
Brandon R. Charlotte, NC
If you don’t go you will miss another experience. It’s not about getting to the finish it the adventure of getting there.
Very good
4.0 / 5
If you don’t go you will miss another experience. It’s not about getting to the finish it the adventure of getting there.
Andrew  C.
Andrew C. Charleston, SC
That you don’t need a salt water fishing license to go fishing on a Charter fishing trip
Excellent
5.0 / 5
That you don’t need a salt water fishing license to go fishing on a Charter fishing trip
Jackie  H.
Jackie H. Raleigh, NC
Call Captain Shane! Great with the whole family and know were the fish are.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Call Captain Shane! Great with the whole family and know were the fish are.
Billy  T.
Billy T. Scottsville, KY