Guys' Fishing Trip In Charleston

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  • Charleston

  • Active Travel

  • Adventure Travel

  • Beaches

  • Food & Wine

  • Local Culture

  • Local Food

  • Entertainment

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Curator’s statement

There are many reasons to visit Charleston, this guide is one for the guys, specifically a weekend spent fishing! Charleston is super easy to get to and offers so much in terms of high-quality hotels, exquisite dining and of course access to plenty of outdoor activities. In this guide we provide ideas for a guy's weekend trip focused on more casual dining options, boutique hotels, music venues, and of course getting out on the water in hopes of productive fishing.

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Things to do in Charleston

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Fishing and Tackle Shops

  • Haddrell's Point Tackle & Supply - Great spot to gear up before you head out. They have all the tackle, live bait, and fishing gear you could ever need. It never hurts to chat with the guys behind the counter about what's biting and what to use!

  • West Marine - West Marine not only carries fishing gear but plenty of gear to outfit the boat, etc.

Fishing Guides

  • Captain John Irwin - John is a professional guide providing services for fly and conventional tackle fishing inshore, offshore and near shore.

  • Charleston Fly - Mark Holyfield provides professional guide service for both fly and conventional tackle. Targeting local favorites like red fish, trout, triple tail and flounder.

Places to eat & drink in Charleston

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  • Callie's Hot Little Biscuits- Get the shipped to your door or pick up on site, either way these these biscuits don't disappoint! Our favorites are the sausage and the cinnamon biscuits.

  • Vicious Biscuit - If you are meeting your guide in Mt Pleasant / Shem's Creek the Vicious Biscuit offers a great and convent option on the way!


  • Red's Ice House- On the water at Shems Creek, no frills but plenty of great seafood and pub food options at reasonable prices. Think Cajun style shrimp po boys, burgers, crab legs, etc.

  • Island Cabana Bar - Casual lunch on the water by the marina. This spot has seating on the water, order at the counter and grab a seat outside. Drinks are in the refrigerators with exception of the house made froze. Locals go with the fish tacos!

  • Leon's Oyster Shop- Oysters for all, and plenty of other delicious options. Leon's offers a super chill vibe with delicious food, great cocktails (including wine on draft), and the "Oyster Shed" if you need space for a group.


  • Delaney Oyster House- One of the more upscale options on our guide, but still reasonable price points. Reservations suggested. We shared a dozen mixed raw oysters, cheddar bay hushpuppies, spicy shrimp ajillo, lobster rolls, and chocolate mousse trifle.

  • Bar 167- Skip the line at 167 Raw and walk around the corner to sister location Bar 167. Plenty of great options here usually the wait is much shorter since you can reserve a table! Dine on oysters or sample other dishes like a swordfish sandwich or lobster spaghetti.


  • Charleston Music Hall- Just off Marion Square in the heart of town, this venue offers options that cater to all styles of music. Check the calendar in advance!

  • Firefly Distillery- If you find yourself in North Charleston, check out Firefly! Offering tasting menus, limited sandwiches, various cocktails and of course great music - definitely a spot to check out.

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For more travel tips, check out Fora Advisor Aly Medina's guide, Girl's Weekend in Charleston.

This guide is part of our ongoing series on travel to Charleston.

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