CCA Preferred Guide Members
Captain Justin Hubbard – Reel Shallow Charters
I am a true Native of Charleston SC. I grew up as an avid outdoorsman. Hunting, boating and fishing have been a big part of my life. I started fishing in the Charleston waters at a very young age with my father. As my love for fishing grew as did my dreams of becoming an inshore Captain. I took this vision and ran with it. When I won my first tournament in fourth grade, I knew I would make this life long dream a reality. I have experienced fishing in NC, FL, the Bahamas, Mexico, and Costa Rica as well many different styles of fishing. Not only is fishing a hobby and career, but a lifestyles that I wish to promote.
I am a supporter and active board member of the CCA East Cooper Chapter as well as an active member in several other charitable foundations.Let me guide you to a memorable experience through the winding creeks of the Barrier Islands surrounding the historical City of Charleston SC.
Captain Amy Little. – Fine Lines Charters
I’m a Charleston-born girl who grew up fishing these local waters of Charleston, SC. I completed my OUPV captain’s license requirements this year, after many years of fishing with my dad and friends. My targeted species are Redfish, Sheepshead, Flounder and Trout, and I’ve placed in many fishing tournaments.
I also provide fishing lessons for both kids and adults, from the novice to the intermed iate fisher. Lessons are suited toward the angler’s needs. It is a great way to get your kids interested in a fun hobby. Lessons are given on the dock, and rates are $30 for 1 hour and $50 for 2 hours for 1 angler. Multiple lesson packages are also available. I look forward to putting smiles on the faces and fish on the lines of all my anglers! Come on and let’s fish! Please feel free to email me with questions. – Captain Amy Little
Captain Mike Able Jr. – Able Minded Charters
You could say I was born to fish. Following in the footsteps of my dad, who has owned and operated Haddrell’s Point Tackle in Charleston since I was a kid, I grew up fishing every chance I got. My dad had me out on the water before I could even walk, and I won my first tournament when I was just three years old. This tournament win sealed the deal: I was addicted to fishing. I haven’t done too many tournaments since I was young, but I do fish the “Lowcountry Red-Trout Tournament” annually. The Red-Trout benefits those with cystic fibrosis, so not only does it provide a lot of fun and great sportsmanship, but it’s for a great cause, too.
My dad taught me everything I know, and I feel lucky to have learned so much from him. I’ve always enjoyed fishing with others and teaching them how to do things, so I decided to become a guide so I’d have the opportunity to share the know-how that my dad shared with me with anyone wanting to learn. I’ve been guiding since the Fall of 2005 and absolutely love it. Whether I’m teaching a first-timer the basics or fishing alongside an experienced angler, it’s always a ton of fun. Kids always add to the experience, and I encourage you to bring them along, too. When I’m not working at the tackle shop, in class, or guiding, I’m fishing for fun. My dog, Riley, enjoys joining me on adventures, too
Captain Mark Phelps- Shore Thang Charters
Shore Thang Charters offers inshore light tackle and fly fishing aboard an 18′ Hells Bay flats boat. Trips for Redfish, trout, flounder, sharks, tarpon, spanish mackerel and many other species are available. Trip includes all bait, tackle and ice for your adventure. Fly and light tackle fishing in Charleston South Carolina waters with Capt. Mark Phelps in Charleston South Carolina
Captain David Camp
Orvis Endorsed Guide, Come fish the pristine tidal creeks and the shallow water bays of the South Carolina Lowcountry from historic Charleston Harbor to Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge. We specialize in fly fishing and light tackle for Redfish and Speckled Trout. You will fish aboard a fully equipped 18′ Hell’s Bay flats skiff. It has the capability to access fish in inches of water and also provide a dry, comfortable ride to and from the desired fishing locations. We use quality tackle and equipment from Orvis and Shimano.
Captain Graham Hegamyer
Our primary fish will be the Redfish (spottail bass or Red Drum). This species is an incredible sportfish as it has both speed and strength. They can live upwards of 40 years, reach close to 100 lbs, and live in waters from Texas to Virginia. Because of these reasons, clients will never be allowed to keep/kill redfish. NO EXCEPTIONS.
When the conditions are correct, we will be able to sight fish for reds in shallow water. This style of fishing is without a doubt the most exhilarating way to catch a redfish. We will also be fishing backwater areas around the Wando River, the Intercoastal Waterway, and north towards Bull’s Bay. I will make sure your charter is highly informative and you will be left with a greater understanding of fishing concepts.
Other species that we will catch will be trout, flounder, sheepshead, blackdrum, tarpon and sharks (seasonal). It is extremely important to me that my clients get exactly what they want out of the trip. My trips are customized to suit your level of experience. I cater to corporate groups, children, those new to the area, inexperienced beginners, beginning and advanced fly fishermen, experienced fishermen, and those seeking to challenge themselves with styles they have not fished before.
Captain Fred Bricketto
Carolina Backwaters offers you the opportunity to catch year round species of fish (Redfish, Flounder, Spotted Seatrout) and seasonal species of fish (Shark, Tarpon, Black Sea Bass, Jack Crevalle) Fish the inshore backwaters of Charleston, SC and nearby coastal areas. Captain Bricketto offers a quality fishing experience you’ll always remember.
Captain Mike Illig – Avid Angling Charters
Avid Angling Fishing Charters provides inshore and nearshore fishing charters to Isle of Palms, Wild Dunes, Downtown Charleston, and Kiawah Island. Dockside pickup is available for half, 3/4 and full day charters year round.
Captain Rob Glasser – LowCountry Charters
Inshore light-tackle and fly fishing charters out of Charleston, SC. Join Captain Rob Glasser for a half, 3/4, or full day of fishing excitement in and around the historic waters of Charleston Harbor. Specialty trips also available.
Captain J. R. Waits – Fish Cl\all Charters
Capt. J.R. Waits, a Charleston native and licensed captain, will be your guide to an exciting day on the water. Whether you are a first time fisherman or a world record holder, your captain will cater the charter to fulfill all of your expectations. Capt. Waits has been guiding since 1996, and has been featured in Sport Fishing Magazine, Saltwater Sportsman, In-Fisherman Magazine, South Carolina Game & Fish, South Carolina Sportsman, North Carolina Sportsman, plus many more, and he also has been featured on In-Fisherman Television, Dodge Everyday Sportsman, Shallow Water Angler Television, Familiar Waters, Big Water Adventures plus other TV shows as well. Click on one of the above links to discover more about Fish Call Charters and South Carolina fishing.
Captain Peter Brown – Salt Charters
Saltwater Charters provides private charters for one to three anglers aboard a fully equipped 18′ Action Craft flats skiff. Your guide, Captain Peter H. Brown has a reputation for being not only experienced but patient and hard working, ensuring fun, safe and productive days on the water. Discover the Lowcountry and see why it has become one of the East coast’s premier fishing destinations.
Captain E. Newman Weaver – Kingfisher Guide Service
Year-round fly fishing for redfish, trout, and flounder around Georgetown S.C. Teeming with wildlife, the marshes around Georgetown offer tremendous opportunities to sight-fish for “uneducated” redfish and more.
Little River / Winyah Bay
Captain Michael Rutenberg – Coastal Eco-Charters, Inc.
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Captain Jordan Pate – Carolina Guide Service Fishing Charters
We offer a wide variety of Inshore Fishing Charters including Surf Fishing on remote Barrier Islands, Fly Fishing Charters for Redfish in Shallow Water, Tarpon Fishing, Kids Shark Fishing, Sightfishing for “Tailing” Redfish, Nearshore Wreck Fishing and much more. Inshore fishing is truly world class in the waters of coastal South Carolina so plan a trip today and come and experience the best of what the Lowcountry has to offer.
The inshore estuaries surrounding Charleston, Georgetown, Edisto, Myrtle Beach and Hilton Head offer bountiful wildlife that in most cases can only be seen by boat, therefore in addition to offering fishing charters, we also offer a variety of private tours including Dolphin Tours, Lighthouse Tours, Bird Watching, Photography Excursions, Sunset Cruises, Shelling and Crabbing on Remote Islands that surround Charleston.
Captain Jay Nelson – Winyah Guide Service
Captain Jay Nelson is a native of Pawleys Island, SC and has spent countless hours exploring the area marshes, rivers, and wetlands. His father and grandfather had a fishing pole in his hands by age 2 and taught him to catch largemouth bass, redfish, flounder, and sheepshead. Over the years, Jay’s love for fishing and all-things-outdoors has transformed from a passion into an all-out obsession. Jay has a great respect for the local eco-system and all of South Carolina’s abundant wildlife – especially Georgetown, SC fishing. While catching fish is always the primary objective, it is the area’s surroundings that make each fishing trip so special. Jay was raised in a good Christian home that instilled in him the family values that he holds to this day. Jay is married to Allison Lee Nelson from Aiken, SC and they have one daughter named Addie! Each fishing trip with Captain Jay will give you some insight into what makes the lowcountry the best spot on the map! Jay is a part-time fishing guide/amateur photographer and works full-time at Georgetown Hospital System in Georgetown, SC. His passion for fishing and outdoor photography is evident throughout every trip on the water.
Captain Mike McDonald – Gul-R-Boy Guide Service
I specialize in shallow saltwater fishing from Myrtle Beach, Georgetown, to McClellanville. I fish for Red Drum (Spot tail Bass), Flounder, Speckle Sea Trout (Winter Trout), Ladyfish, and Tarpon. I use light to med spinning tackle and fly tackle.
Captain Rob Beglin – Inshore Xtreme
A Lowcountry expert fishing guide, Captain Rob Beglin has beenfishing the Redfish Pro circuits since 2004. Being a regular on the now ended FLW Redfish series, IFA Redfish Tour and Lowcountry Redfish Series and placing in the Top 5, 8 times with over a dozen Top 10′s in the last couple of years. While out on your Myrtle Beach fishing charter captain Rob will teach you the same skills he uses to win professional fishing tournaments. Being out on the water literally hundreds of days per year, your fishing guide has intimate knowledge of the waters in and around the Myrtle Beach area giving you the best experience out on the water. Captain Rob has been featured numerous times in the magazine “SC Sportsman Magazine”. Numerous articles in “The Sun News”, Grand Strands #1 newspaper, and Published in the book “REDS” by Dan Kibler. Check out our fishing press page for more details of Capt. Rob being in the spotlight.
Captain Englis Glover – Tee to Sea
Our trips are all based on four people, but additional anglers can be added on all half day trips. While our boat is a stable ride and is Coast Guard rated for up to 12 passengers. It is a very comfortable setting for 4 customers and the captain. All inshore and full day trips are for up to 4 anglers only. We are also offering the opportunity to add up to 2 people on all trips excluding the inshore trips. Contact us for information regarding these trips.Your comfort and safety is our first objective and we suggest these numbers to ensure that your day is memorable.
Captain “J” Jay Baisch – Fishfull Thinking Guide Service
Captain J. has been fishing since he was strong enough to hold a fishing pole. He grew up freshwater fishing for trout and small mouth bass with his father and grandfather. At the age of 15 (1989) his family moved to Murrells Inlet when he immersed himself into saltwater fishing. Since 1989 he has a countless amount of hours chasing and learning the habits of nearly everything that swims in local waters. If there is a specific species that you are targeting or you just want to catch what is biting, Captain J. is the guide that you are looking for. Not only is he a guide, fishing is his passion and he stays current as to what is biting by fishing on his days off. He is not a guide that just shows up, he loves what he does and where he does it.
Saltwater is his home away from home……..salt runs through his veins! One of the best things about Murrells Inlet and Captain J., is there is always more than one option and he truly enjoys taking people fishing as much as fishing himself!
Beaufort / Hilton Head
Captain Danny Rourk – Tail Wind Charters
Light tackle and fly fishing in the low country of South Carolina. Trout, redfish, flounder and tarpon. U.S.C.G. Licensed and Insured. CCA SC State board member. Beaufort, SC Inshore light-tackle and fly fishing charters backed up by 30-odd years of fishing the Low Country both in and off-shore. Adding to the jewels in his crown is Danny’s win at the IFA Redfish Tournament on Hilton Head in 2005.
Captain Owen Plair – Bay Street Outfitters
Orvis Endorsed Guide Capt. Owen Plair was born and raised on the waters of Beaufort, SC. As a young child he grew up on the Broad River which is one of the most productive fisheries in the Low Country. He has gained a lot of knowledge and experience from fishing with his father, and having countless hours on a boat learning the waters, which led to his career starting at the age of 18. Sight Casting with the Fly or light tackle for tailing redfish, and cobia are some of the best ways to experience fishing in Beaufort. Reds and Rails also known as the “Beaufort Cast and Blast” is a charter very unique for any outdoorsman. Owen is always excited about fishing and has a vast amount of knowledge when it comes to Redfish, Cobia, Speckled Sea trout, Tarpon, Lady fish, Flounder, and many other local species. Come join Owen and experience first hand the outstanding Fly Fishing or Light Tackle experience on the beautiful waters of Beaufort, SC.
Captain Cot Smith – Salty Dog Sportfishing
Come sport fishing aboard the Salty Dog with one of the best and friendliest crews on the east coast. The Salty Dog will be where the bite is hot so you can enjoy offshore fishing year round. For 2011 and 2012 we’ll be in FL, SC & NC. See the Book-A-Trip page for schedule. A day of fishing aboard the Salty Dog is an experience that can be enjoyed by men, women and children. We offer Full, 3/4 and 1/2-day trips as well as harbor cruises for up to a party of six. 1/2-day trips can be in the morning or the afternoon.
We troll and live bait for marlin, sailfish, dolphin, tuna, wahoo, and king mackerel. We also bottom fish for grouper, snapper and black sea bass to name a few! Just name your preference and we’ll do our best to put you on the fish. Join Salty Dog Charters for your next offshore fishing adventure.
Captain Carter “Cot” Smith, Jr. has years of experience in sport fishing and knows the coastal waters of Florida, South Carolina and North Carolina very well. Cot grew up fishing offshore with his family where they did everything from fun fishing to Big Game tournament fishing. After graduating from Chapman’s School of Seamanship, Cot has been fishing full time. He has fished from Virginia down to the Bahamas and has successfully competed in many tournaments along the way. Cot and his crew look forward to making your day on the water a fun and memorable experience.
Phone: (843) 737-3436 or 722-287-2500 | Site: saltydogsportfishing.com/ | Email:
Captain Scott Wagner – Savannah Fly Fishing Charters
Climb aboard the premiere flats-fishing boat, a new Hells Bay Waterman, and experience some of the Southeast’s most exciting shallow water sightfishing. Whether you are a spin, plug, or fly fisherman, Capt. Scott will provide a truly remarkable angling experience and make your journey to the Low-Country a fishing trip to remember. Most of Capt. Scotts fishing is done in and around the Savannah and Low-Country area, along its numerous rivers, estuaries and flats.
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