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Charleston Shark and Surf Fishing

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Folly Beach SC

Cory Johnston, Captain at Charleston Shark and Surf Fishing

Explore the thrilling world of shark and surf fishing with Charleston Shark and Surf Fishing, led by the experienced Captain Cory Johnston, on the picturesque shores of Folly Beach, SC. With years of local expertise, Captain Cory ensures an unforgettable adventure in the rich waters teeming with diverse marine life.


The Charleston coastline is renowned for its abundance of marine species, making it a haven for anglers seeking a variety of catches. Among the prized species lurking in these waters are Blacktip Shark, Bull Shark, Bonnethead Shark, Hammerhead Shark, Lemon Shark, Redfish, Black Drum, Whiting, Pompano, Spotted Seatrout, and more. Whether you're a novice angler or a seasoned pro, Captain Cory caters to both light and heavy tackle preferences, providing a customized fishing experience.


Charleston Shark and Surf Fishing offers an immersive experience with opportunities for bottom fishing. The excitement of reeling in a variety of species adds an element of unpredictability to each expedition. While you're free to take home any Whiting that meets regulations, the larger sharks are strictly catch-and-release, contributing to the conservation efforts in the region. For specific details on catch regulations, Captain Cory is a valuable resource, always ready to share his knowledge.


Accommodating up to 8 guests, these fishing excursions combine surf fishing with kayaked setups to target larger and more challenging catches. Captain Cory provides the necessary rods and reels, ensuring that you have the right equipment for an enjoyable experience. Live bait is available, and whether you catch it yourself or it's provided, Captain Cory will guide you on the best strategies.


To enhance your fishing adventure, a dedicated First Mate is on hand to ensure everything runs smoothly. While the First Mate often works for tips, it's a customary gesture to express appreciation for their assistance. Before embarking on your journey, be aware of local fishing license requirements, and inquire with the captain about any specific regulations for protected species that may necessitate a tag.


Charleston Shark and Surf Fishing welcomes families, making it a kid-friendly outing. Disconnect from screens and immerse the younger generation in the joy of fishing by the shore. Pack essentials like snacks, drinks, sunscreen (non-spray), and sunglasses to stay comfortable throughout the trip. While some beaches permit alcohol, responsible consumption is emphasized. Book your charter now!

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Trips Available with Charleston Shark and Surf Fishing

Charleston Shark and Surf Fishing Fishing Folly Beach | 3 or 4 Hour Light Tackle Fishing fishing Inshore

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Fishing Folly Beach | 3 or 4 Hour Light Tackle Fishing

Fishing - Inshore

Private Boat Experience

Boat: Unpowered boat12' - Max 8 Guests (base trip price includes 8 guests)

Targeted Fish Species: Black Drum Blacktip Shark Redfish Sea Trout Tiger Shark

Discover the thrill of Light Tackle Fishing in Folly Beach, SC, where we use lighter tackle for surf fishing and target an array of exciting species, including 3 to 7-foot sharks, large rays, and impressive red drums. Our combination of spinning rods and kayaked setups ensures dynamic fights and constant action. With multiple bait options in play, you increase your chances of encountering various species. Keep in mind that this trip is seasonal, so secure your spot now for an unforgettable fishing experience! Book now!

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Charleston Shark and Surf Fishing Fishing Folly Beach | 3 or 4 Hour Light Tackle Fishing fishing Inshore

Fishing Folly Beach | 3 or 4 Hour Light Tackle Fishing

Inshore

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Charleston Shark and Surf Fishing Charter Fishing in Folly Beach | 4 to 12 Hour Mixed Tackle Fishing fishing Inshore

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Charter Fishing in Folly Beach | 4 to 12 Hour Mixed Tackle Fishing

Fishing - Inshore

Private Boat Experience

Boat: Unpowered boat12' - Max 8 Guests (base trip price includes 8 guests)

Targeted Fish Species: Black Drum Blacktip Shark Redfish Sea Trout Tiger Shark

Experience a thrilling fishing journey in Folly Beach, SC, with our Mixed Tackle Fishing adventure. We employ a versatile mix of light and heavy tackle to target a variety of species, from surf fish to sharks of all sizes. With casting rods for smaller fish, mid-range light tackle kayaked rods for sharks, large rays, and redfish, as well as heavy tackle for those big catches cast out extra far, this extended trip offers increased chances at more and better catches compared to our standard 4-hour excursion. Don't miss out on this seasonal opportunity to reel in diverse and exciting catches!

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Charleston Shark and Surf Fishing Charter Fishing in Folly Beach | 4 to 12 Hour Mixed Tackle Fishing fishing Inshore

Charter Fishing in Folly Beach | 4 to 12 Hour Mixed Tackle Fishing

Inshore

Private Boat Experience

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Ratings & Reviews Summary

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July 15, 2024

Captain Cory and his first mate, Alvin, were fantastic! Alvin, in particular, was incredibly helpful and kept us in good spirits throughout the trip, even managing to hook up a 6ft shark in no time. Captain Cory's expertise and accommodating nature were truly commendable—he responds promptly to messages and ensured we had a great time catching big trophy fish as well as ones to take home for a delicious meal. Highly recommend this charter, and we'll definitely be booking with them again. Ready to create your own memorable fishing experience? Book now!

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July 15, 2024

Enjoyed a fantastic time with Cory, who worked tirelessly to keep baits in the water. He was not only friendly but also exceptionally knowledgeable about the fishing experience.

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July 15, 2024

A superb guided experience! The guide provided insightful information on each species we caught, including Red Drum (three, all 36+ inches), Sandbar Shark, Bonnethead Shark, and Sharpnose Shark. The gear was of high quality, and the execution was excellent. We brought along three boys aged nine to fourteen and our dogs, and the guide was courteous, patient, and informative. We couldn't have asked for a better experience. Highly recommend this for anyone seeking the local scoop on exceptional fishing.

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July 15, 2024

Experience taught us that patience is often rewarded in fishing or hunting, as demonstrated today. The bite was initially slow both inland and offshore this morning, but we waited it out, and it eventually picked up—well worth the wait. Fishing from the beach eliminates the rocking motion of the water, making it an excellent option for those prone to sea sickness. I highly recommend Cory to anyone visiting the area; he's exceptionally knowledgeable and took the time to identify each fish, sharing interesting facts about them. In the end, our efforts resulted in catching five sharks, several smaller fish, and the highlight—a 41" Red Drum!

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July 15, 2024

This was hands down the coolest part of our trip. Our guide knew his stuff and went above and beyond. While folks around us were having a tough time catching anything, we were pulling up fish left and right, even got up close and personal with the biggest shark I've ever seen. He was smooth with handling the fish, releasing them quickly and safely. Kind of wish I booked him for more days because he's totally worth it. Thanks a bunch!

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