Charleston Shallows Fishing Charters, SC

Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Guide Services in Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston Shallows Fishing Charters, SC


Charleston Shallows specializes in inshore light-tackle and fly-fishing charters in the Charleston, South Carolina area. We offer half-day or full-day trips for any level of angler.

Date Range

365 days a year!

What is Provided to Customer

Rods, reels, flies, and leaders!

Region/Terrain Where You Fish

We specialize in shallow-water sight fishing in bays, rivers, creeks, or wherever the fish are hanging out! Typically we are fishing shallow water, looking for any signs of fish, whether it is a tail, a wake, a push, a back out of water, or just nervous water.


Sample of Typical Itinerary

A huge percentage of charters are the traditional half day or 3/4 day. During certain seasons, doing a full day is very beneficial but sometimes there isn't an 8-hour window for specific types of fishing. Meeting times very due to our tides. Sometimes we fish early morning, sometimes afternoons, or sometimes even early evenings; it really is dependent upon the tides. There are several boat ramps that we fish from, which is something we can discuss prior to the trip.


Species You Fish for by Season

We spend a lot of time chasing redfish in the shallows, but if conditions allow, we can target some other species such as Spanish mackerel, amberjacks, and cobia.


What Should Customers Bring?

We recommend customers bring sunscreen, hat, polarized glasses, clothing appropriate for time of year, camera, shoes with non-marking soles, rain gear, any extra drinks or food outside of water provided, and, most importantly, a good attitude!


Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Where should we book a hotel in relation to where we are fishing?
A. Usually I recommend downtown Charleston because most boat ramps we will fish from are within a 20-minute drive from downtown, making that a central location. Downtown has a lot to offer, another reason I highly recommend it.


Overall: Show Rating Distribution 5.0 / 5 based on 6 reviews


6 of 6 reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.

  • 5/5

    Best guide in Chaleston - 5/3/2013
    By: from Charleston, SC

    I am very picky when it comes to hiring a guide. I am constantly searching for a guide who exhibits professionalism and strives to maintain high standards of customer service. If you believe the same then you have found your man. Top of the line boat (immaculate), latest and top fly gear, proficient knowledge of the fishery, attentive to local tides and weather. You will not be disappointed.

  • 5/5

    redfish legit experience - 1/28/2013
    By: from east & west

    After being a bit skeptical to use a fishing guide, I am really pleased with my 1st time experience chasing Redfish with Jeremy. I liked that Jeremy is upfront & doesn't attempt to overpromise or hype the expectations to get you to book with him in addition to a quality clean boat, Helios 2 rod that was awesome, & his sharing of knowledge & casting tips throughout the day. I've always viewed guides as providing a canned here ya go, go do this, you're done now type experience but he delivered exactly what I told him I was looking for. I learned about the fish, tides, structure, feeding, seasons, & of course flyrod handling tips everyone might need with all the sight fishing excitement. I'd recommend anyone looking for a 1st & 2nd time Redfish experience to book with Jeremy. If you like to fish & learn, you'll get to do exactly that in addition to hooking some quality fish (given mother nature doesn't intervene). I'd recommend fishing with Jeremy at least 1x. It's worth it.

  • 5/5

    SC Redfishing - 1/16/2013
    By: from Indiana, USA

    I have been fly fishing for 20 years but never sight fished with a fly rod for redifish. I carefully searched for a guide that deliver a great South Carolina backcountry experience. I was not disappointed with Jeremy. The scenery was beautiful, Jeremy was very knowledgeable about tides, the area and a great teacher about sightfishing for redfish. He was honest about the challenges we had weather wise and extremely enthusiastic about the day.

  • 5/5

    1st Redfish on the Fly - 1/13/2013
    By: from York, PA, USA

    I've been targeting Redfish for a number of years on the fly and finally caught a couple when Jeremy put me on them. We had a great time on the water together and I'm looking forward to our next trip

  • 5/5

    Amazing Fly fishing - 9/5/2012
    By: from Charleston, SC, USA

    Jeremy is the consummate professional, highly experienced, dedicated and passionate about ensuring a great fly fishing experience.  In a short time he explained strategy and technique, and i put it to use quickly, as he got me on fish in only a few minutes.   I would recommend Jeremy to anyone who wants a great fly fishing experience in the Charleston area.

  • 5/5

    Great Afternoon Chasing Tails - 7/3/2012
    By: from Asheville, NC, USA

    Capt. Mehlhaff is one of the most professional, patient, and energetic guides I have fished with. He put us on tailing reds from start to finish. Definitely a fishing trip I will never forget. All I can think about is getting back on the flats! Great experience, and I highly recommend fishing With Capt. Mehlhaff!

Charleston Shallows Fishing Charters
Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Guide Services
Captain Jeremy Mehlhaff
123 Mary Ellen Drive
Charleston SC, 29403

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