Guided Trips starting at $75 per person

Our trips depart from the Isle of Palms Marina. Heading north out of the marina on the intracoastal waterway you are entering a stretch of 60 miles of undeveloped coastline. We like to get you back in the salt marsh tidal creeks to give you a true nature experience.
The waters surrounding the Isle of Palms are one of the most productive areas along the east coast for redfish, speckled trout, flounder, shark and many others. Our salt marsh ecosystem in Charleston creates a “nutrient rich soup” which provides the basis of the food chain for many species of fish. This is the nursery ground for the Atlantic Ocean where shrimp, crabs, fish, and other marine life spend a large part of their life cycle. In the warmer months it is possible to catch over 10 species during one outing.

All necessary tackle, license, and an iced cooler with waters are provided on every trip. Just bring a hat, sunscreen and whatever you would like to eat or drink.

Take a look through our Photo Gallery from our fishing trips.

We fish the waterways, inlets, tidal creeks, sounds, and near shore reefs between the Charleston Harbor and Bull Island. With a 4 to 8 ft tidal swing every 6 hrs. their is a constant movement of nutrients and marine life within tidal creeks of the salt marsh from the inlets connecting to the ocean. One spot may be productive for an hour and then the fish move and we will also move. It’s hard to say that a certain tide is better than another because it all depends on the time of year, day, tide, wind conditions, and what spot you are fishing. Our guides know what areas are going to be the most productive at whatever tide or condition.

Just as the seasons change so does the fishing and what type of fish we will be catching. In the colder months many species leave the salt marshes and migrate to deeper water or head south. As the water gets colder Redfish and Speckled Sea Trout will congregate into large schools and will stay in the salt marsh even during the coldest months. This leads to some fun fishing with high numbers in the fall and winter. The summer is a fun time of year because of the variety of fish that inhabits the salt marsh. When you throw out a live mullet or shrimp you never know what you might hook up with.

Following is a generalization of what’s going on for fishing during the changing seasons:

January – February:

Redfish can be found in large schools. The trout bite has slowed but warm days can produce. Nearshore reefs for Black Sea Bass and Sheepshead is excellent.

March – April:

Large Redfish begin showing up in the inlets and nearshore reefs. Large schools of Redfish along the waterways and oyster banks. Large Sheephead on nearshore reefs. Whiting, Rays, and Smooth Dogfish Sharks caught in the inlets.

May – June:

Speckled Sea Trout schooled up on points in the salt marsh and inlets. Schools of Redfish in saltmarsh and inlets. Bonnethead and Atlantic Sharpnose Sharks become prolific. Many other species of sharks are entering the salt marsh. Flounder, Ladyfish, Black Drum, Bluefish, Croakers, Whiting, Rays, and others are inhabiting the salt marsh.

July – August:

Everything and Anything – great time for large sharks.

September:

Redfish are gathering large schools. Black Drum and Sheepshead bite great. The Mullet Run goes on and the large sharks go in a feeding frenzy.

October:

Everything is still around but fishing for Redfish is so productive that is what we mostly do. Large sharks are still around.

November – December:

Speckled Sea Trout in large schools hitting on artificial. Not uncommon to catch one every few casts if not every. Redfish bite is excellent as well.