Charleston, South Carolina, United States

 31’ FT   6 PAX
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The Ultimate Fishing Experience

Inshore, offshore and deep sea saltwater fishing in Charleston, South Carolina is some of the best fishing in the world.

Anglers will enjoy fishing with state of the art equipment, tackle and an expert staff headed by Captain Rich Harris.

Saltwater Fishing

Fishing in the Charleston area is good all year round but as in any place in the world, there are better times to catch them than others. We at The Reel Deal Charters take great pride in ensuring you have a productive and enjoyable experience. Our staff are skilled professionals and can teach you all the tricks of the trade. Fishing is more than putting a piece of bait in the water. Depth, structure, water temperature, barometric pressure and bottom composition are just some of the factors taken into consideration when fishing for a specific species. We promote catch and release of all fish but have no problem with you keeping the catch for a nice dinner. All South Carolina Department Natural Resources regulations are strictly adhered to.

All boats are fully equipped with the latest electronics and tackle to ensure a great day of fishing in the Charleston area. All licenses, baits (live, cut, or artificial) and tackle are included in the price of our charters.

We now offer fish replicas being made of your catch, if you have a fish that you would like replicated just let the captain know so that they can get accurate measurements, weight and some great photos. The taxidermist will create the exact replica of your caught fish. If you had to by law or wanted to put that once in a lifetime catch back into the water, this service will allow you to hang that fish on your wall for a lifetime of memories.

Inshore Fishing

From the serious angler who wants to target the monster reds, flounder, trout, sheepshead or shark, to the small child that has never caught a fish, The Reel Deal Charters offers something for everyone. Your experience and capabilities will be discussed with our experienced staff to determine what best meets your expectations. Most of the inshore fishing we specialize in is done by the use of a trolling motor, casting the banks and flats which consistently produces action. Targeting reds and sheepshead at low tide where they are easier to catch usually makes for long runs with reds and muscle testing fights with sheepshead. Later, as the tide moves in, the trout and flounder usually turn on, providing nonstop action. We will also anchor when we have the fish concentrated in one area which can produce great action. It’s not uncommon to catch large numbers, which can exceed 50 fish in one outing. The inshore grand slam comes very often and is one you will remember forever. We suggest that most of the time with small children is spent bottom fishing where the bite will keep the kids interested, they like a lot of action.

Shark Fishing

Shark fishing can be one of the most heart pounding experiences you will ever have. Those with a weak heart are urged not to choose this type of fishing. Large sharks ranging from sandbars and blacktips to bonnetheads are abound in the Charleston area and could keep you busy for some time. The memories of this trip are priceless.

Fly fishing charters

For those that like the greater challenge of fly fishing, we do have it available by request. Fly fishing is based on certain tides, usually targeting redfish and trout on the flats or in the grass. Most “fly” guys like to use their own equipment; however, we can provide fly gear with an additional fee over our basic rates. We will work with you either way ensuring to get you on the fish at the right spot, at the right time.

Nearshore Fishing

Nearshore fishing consists of fishing some of the local artificial reefs and live bottom areas. We travel anywhere from 3 to 20 miles off of the shore line depending on the type of fish requested. During the winter months a trip nearshore can really help with the cabin fever. The action is normally nonstop and great to take kids on, just for the fact that they will stay busy. Our main target here is the sheepshead and black sea bass, but we do catch everything from little tunny’s to sharks and everything in between. A minimum of a 6 hour trip is required; and due to new restrictions on the sea bass and sheepshead we encourage clients to plan on a catch-and-release trip. Sea bass closures are governed by the federal government regulations, and is scheduled to open in 2013 on June 1. Sheepshead size limits have been raised to 14?, limiting the amount of take-home table fare. This is a great trip to catch a lot of fish and have a lot of fun, but if you are looking to fill the freezer we suggest to wait until after the June 1 opening date, when all species are opened.

We also offer a nearshore trolling trip for a closer-to-shore trolling experience for topwater feeders. The main target is king mackerel, but we do catch other species to include but are not limited to little tunny’s, barracuda and even an occasional dolphin (mahi).

Offshore Fishing

One offshore trip is the deep sea bottom fishing trip, which will take you from 20 to 50 miles out. When bottom fishing you can expect to catch red and vermillion snapper, large triggerfish, grouper, sea bass, amberjacks, porgy’s and we do catch the occasional dolphin (mahi-mahi) while bottom fishing. These trips can be a blast and will fill a cooler in no time with some of the best tasting fish you will ever eat, of course filling the cooler is up to the angler; the captain will put you on the fish but you have to catch them. The federal government regulates some of the species you can keep, please don’t hesitate to ask what is open and when they open.

Trolling for big game can be very successful, but is seasonal based on the fish migration patterns. You can catch good numbers of dolphin, king mackerel, tuna, wahoo and billfish. Our fleet is equipped with outriggers, downriggers and top of the line equipment from Shimano and Penn. Minimum of a 10 hour trip is required to fish for big game and is considered a private charter. A combination Big Game and bottom fishing trip is possible with advanced notice and may have a minimal additional fee. This trip will take you 40-70 miles offshore, so the 12 hour trip is the most recommended. All of our offshore boats can accommodate this trip and the pricing varies according to the size of boat that you request.
 Fly Fishing,  Trolling
Rich Harris
The Reel Deal Fishing Charters

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