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 (i.e. - fish finder use)
  • 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 primarily
  • Trips 365 days a year, 7 days a week
    (prime fishing months Feb – May and Oct – Dec)
    (Jun - Aug extremely hot/fishing slow)
  • Pre-tournament/weekend/vacation info (see below*)

Accurate casting/lure use highly desired=successful trip
(see right trip below)


Lakes: (Bassmasters 100 Best Lakes)  
Santee Cooper Lakes (Lake Marion and Moultrie), South Carolina
(Approx 2 hrs from Myrtle Beach/1.5 hrs from Charleston)
Satellite View of Lake Marion and Lake Moultrie (Santee Cooper), South Carolina Scene of Cypress trees on lake bank
Lake Wateree, South Carolina
(Approx 1 hr from Charlotte/Florence)
Satellite View of Lake Wateree, South Carolina Boat Dock with party pontoom boat
Lake Murray, South Carolina
(Approx 1.5 hrs from Greenville/Augusta)
Satellite View of Lake Murray, South Carolina shot of Lake Murray

Other SC rivers near you...
(Approx 30 - 45 minutes from Myrtle Beach/Charleston)


Rates: (prices subject to change)

Guided Fishing Tours

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tournament info map

$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!
Fishing spots for 1 person/boat, not teams
Info only for 1 time frame, not multiple events

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 (if open)
  • Good for one year from purchase date


Right Trip for you and your partner? (If YES to below, my trip is for you)
  • Two or less in your party
  • Bass fished in your life/this year
  • Cast lures under obstacles in water (see lake pics)
  • Prefer using lures like plastic worms over live bait
  • Catch and release bass primarily
  • Comfortable in bass boat (see pic below)
  • Sucessful day is a nice, safe day enjoying nature and learning how to catch more bass

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.)
  • 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
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