HotFish Charleston – Capt. Michael Bales

Capt. Michael Bales Mount Pleasant, SC Incorporated Licensed Insured

We specialize in light tackle and fly fishing for inshore species of South Carolina. Come spend a day on the water with USCG Licensed Master Captain Michael Bales of Hotfish Charleston. We are a FULL-TIME premier fishing charter and fishing guide service in Charleston, South Carolina.

Captain Michael invites your group of three to a great day of fishing the lowcountry around Charleston. Charleston fishing is unlike any other area, and you’re sure to have a great time, learn a few things, and create memories to last a lifetime.

Inshore fishing with HotFish Charleston is a must-do outdoor activity when you’re in Charleston. Captain Michael has over 15 years of experience professionally guiding anglers of all skill levels. He is able to cater your fishing trip to your level and enjoys sharing his passion of all things Charleston fishing!

The 18 ft. Flats Boat is perfect for lowcountry fishing in Charleston. Captain Michael is a good pilot and keeps the vessel fishing ready for all passengers. There is a Casting Platform and a Poling Platform for some great fishing action. There is also a live well, and top-quality GPS and Fish Finder navigational equipment. Powered by a F70 HP Yamaha engine, we get to the fishing grounds quickly. Safety equipment includes Personal Floatation Devices (life jackets), Fire Extinguishers, First-Aid Equipment, and Captain Michael is CPR-Trained for any emergencies.

HotFish Charleston specializes in light tackle and fly fishing for the many inshore fish species of Charleston, South Carolina. Some species are catch-and-release, while others we’re able to bag and clean for you at the end of the trip. Fish you can expect to target include Black Drum, Redfish, Jack Crevalle, Spotted Seatrout, and Flounder. We have a great Flood Tide Trip where we pursue tailing Redfish in the grass. This trip is limited to three hours due to the tides.

Whatever Charleston fishing trip you choose with Captain Michael and HotFish Charleston, we include all fishing licenses, fly fishing equipment, conventional rods and reels (if spinning or drift fishing), bait, lures, and tackle. You will want to make sure you bring any snacks or drinks in a small cooler, wear appropriate clothing (light jacket or rain gear may be needed), sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, and readiness for a great day of fishing!

Charleston is a great place to live and visit. Whether you’re here for just a few days or live here year-round, Captain Michael and HotFish Charleston would love to go fishing with you! For a great experience, book this Charleston Fishing Charter and be sure to bring the camera!

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  Launch Location

Harpers Ferry Way, Mount Pleasant

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Trips start at $300

2 Trips

1-3 guests

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2016 18' Flats Boat/Skiff

70 HP engine(s)

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Catch And Release Only
  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch
  • No Illegal Substances

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FLOOD TIDE TRIP

Includes 3 guests

Trip time: 7:00am to 10:00am (3 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

We specialize in light tackle and fly fishing for inshore species of South Carolina

Come spend a day on the water with USCG Licensed Master Captain Michael Bales of Hotfish Charleston.  We are a FULL TIME premier fishing charter and fishing guide service in Charleston, South Carolina.

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digital photos, snacks,

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HALF DAY

Includes 3 guests

Trip time: 6:00am to 10:00am (4 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

We specialize in light tackle and fly fishing for inshore species of South Carolina

Come spend a day on the water with USCG Licensed Master Captain Michael Bales of Hotfish Charleston.  We are a FULL TIME premier fishing charter and fishing guide service in Charleston, South Carolina.

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Latest Fishing Report

    Fish Species

    Black Drum
    Flounder
    Jack Crevalle
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout

    Additional Details

    Safety Features

    • Life Jackets
    • Fire Extinguishers
    • First-Aid Equipment
    • CPR-Trained Crew

    Navigation

    • GPS
    • Fishfinder

    Boat Gear

    • Casting Platform
    • Livewell
    • Poling Platform

    Fishing Techniques

    • Drift Fishing
    • Fly Fishing
    • Jigging
    • Spinning

    Fishing Policies

    • Catch And Release Only
    • Children Welcome
    • Clients Keep Catch
    • No Illegal Substances

    Price Includes

    • Catch Cleaning & Filleting
    • Fishing License
    • Fly Fishing Equipment
    • Fresh or Live Bait
    • Lures
    • Rods, Reels & Terminal Tackle

    Fishing Location

    • Backcountry
    • Flats
    • Inshore

    About the Vessel

    Captain

    Capt. Michael Bales

    Boat Type

    Flats Boat/Skiff

    Boat Length

    18

    Year Built

    2016

    Engine Manufacturer

    Yamaha F70

    Number of Engines

    1

    Engine Horsepower

    70 HP