Captain Chris' Bass Fishing Guide Service. Teach Them to Fish for a Lifetime. May goal is for you to have the best outdoor experience of your lifetime!
(803) 236-1257 Cell • (803) 905-1991 Home • No Calls after 9 pm EST.

Services Offered: high quality rods, reels and flys
  • Largemouth Bass and Striped Bass fishing trips
  • Casting artificial lures is primary method of fishing
  • Instructional fishing
  • Parties of 1 or 2 adults (mature young person with adult)
  • High quality rods, reels, and lures included
    (see what to bring and not bring trip checklist)
  • Fully licensed, insured, safety/liability declared up front; download Liability Release Form
  • Morning or day trips
  • Trips 365 days a year, 7 days a week
    (prime fishing months Feb – May and Oct – Dec)
  • Pre-tournament/weekend/vacation info (see below*)

Accurate casting/use of lures highly desired=successful trip


Santee Cooper Lakes (Lake Marion and Moultrie), South Carolina
Satellite View of Lake Marion and Lake Moultrie (Santee Cooper), South Carolina On the water view of Lake Marion, South Carolina
Lake Wateree, South Carolina
Satellite View of Lake Wateree, South Carolina On the water view of Lake Wateree, South Carolina
Lake Murray, South Carolina
Satellite View of Lake Murray, South Carolina shot of Lake Murray

Other SC Midland lakes, rivers, and ponds of your choosing. . .

Other lakes in South Carolina

Rates: (prices subject to change)

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$250 Half Day (approx. 5 hours sunrise to lunch)
$350 Full Day (approx. 9 hours sunrise to dinner)
$75 deposit required ahead of trip to hold date-included in total cost
Prices are total (i.e. – 2 people half day, total $250/split $125 apiece)
Prices subject to change (i.e. – live bait/extremely high gas prices)
Tips encouraged and accepted, but not mandatory
“No fish - No pay” policy (no $ beyond deposit)
$400 Tournament Prep Day (Daylight to Dark)
$100 trail/second boat fee to follow on trip
Prices adjusted if we take your fully equipped bass boat:
     • Boater safety form (Please download and sign)
     • Boater trip checklist (please download)

Pre-Tournament/Weekend/Vacation Prep Package

* $75 Information Session
Need a head-start for your bass tourney, weekend, or vacation?
I offer a 1 hour (approx.) very detailed information session
Includes recent patterns, topo map study, lure pics
Typically over the phone (in-person avail, depends proximity/pay gas)
Once payment received, have your own map ready and let’s talk!

Gift Certificates
Need a gift idea for holiday/birthday, why not a fishing trip?
  • Purchase trip using "buy now" button
  • You will receive gift certificate to present
  • You get to pick trip date and lake
  • Good for one year from purchase date


Services I Offer Which Are Unique: Capt Chris driving a boat
  • Personalized trip: I do what YOU want to do!
  • If I can't meet your needs or fishing tough, I'll tell you
  • Instruction on why I choose locations, techniques, and lures
  • I typically don't fish, unless you tell me okay to learn techniques
  • I don’t fish tournaments, you get my best spots
  • Pick-up at house, motel, or dock (depends on proximity)
  • Pleasant experience (no foul language, restroom breaks for ladies, etc.)
  • Fishing buddies for life, feel free to contact me after trip(s)
  • Some of the lowest, most affordable guide trip rates

About Me:
Capt Chris netting a bass from his boat
(photo courtesy of Terry Madewell)
  • Emblem of US Air Force RetiredRetired from Air Force after 27 years
  • U.S. Coast Guard Licensed Fishing Guide
  • Full-time, year-round bass guide
  • Over 30 years bass fishing experience
  • 7 Largemouth Bass over 10lbs, including this 13lber featured in Bassmaster Magazine, May 08

    Capt Chris Holding a 13 pound bass featured in Bassmaster
  • Fished over 100 major waterways from St. Lawrence River, NY to Lake Okeechobee, FL to Lake Amistad, TX
  • Member of Lake Murray Country and Santee Cooper Country Guide Association


Skeeter Boat Boat and Rig

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Capt Chriss with a bass, gray sweat shirt
Capt Chris with a bass, blue shirt Capt Chris holding a long bass
(photo courtesy of Terry Madewell)

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