Like fishing for compliments, fishing for fish requires the right bait, the right line, and a friend who is willing to exaggerate. Reel it in with today's Groupon: for $139, you get a four-hour fishing charter for two from Marsh Maven Inshore Charters, valid at the Mount Pleasant and Isle of Palms locations (a $300 value).
United States Coast Guard– and CPR-certified captain David Lane leads poling pairs into Charleston's coastal tides during four-hour inshore-fishing outings. Aboard Captain Lane's 17-foot Mitzi skiff, guests delve restlessly through rippling ebbs in search of redfish, speckled trout, and flounder. Depending on the tide, season, and customer preference, each trek will aim to coax gilled adversaries from subaquatic nooks by tossing out baits, lures, or exclusive invites to prestigious fish fries. Additionally, Captain Lane channels his extensive knowledge of the surrounding regions to unmask fish-rich havens, such as the oyster banks of Wando River and various marshes. All equipment—including rods, reels, and licenses—is provided, but duos are encouraged to tote along their own refreshments and cameras, as well as sunglasses to deflect the glare of water and sunbathing toads.