Fish are an elusive prey, fleeing into reefs to evade anglers and spontaneously sprouting legs to run away from Charles Darwin. Track down slippery targets with today's Groupon: for $175, you get a four-hour inshore fishing trip for up to three people from The Reel Deal Charters in Mount Pleasant (up to a $350 value).
The Reel Deal Charters's staff helps guests to haul fish up through churning twists of spray. Morning and afternoon excursions explore sun-washed expanses of bay waters in 24-foot Ranger boats with Yamaha 250 engines. Powered by trolling motors, the seasoned fishermen help to search out redfish, red drum, and sheepshead according to the season and patrons' wishes.
In stretches of water ideal for adventurous guests, red drums slice through the water or scam smaller fish whose fins cannot grip pool cues. Captains anchor vessels whenever schools of fish congregate, which can sometimes yield up to 50 catches in a single outing. Guests are encouraged to bring along a cooler for transporting fish as well as sunscreen, snacks and beverages, sunglasses, and engagement rings for alluring mermaids.
The Reel Deal Charters
The team of fellow certified captains share their fishing knowledge and intimacy of local waterways with guests of The Reel Deal Charters. Carefully following the seasonal eco-system to make sure customers have access to biting fish, their expeditions whisk passengers away on inshore hunts for red drum and sunken pirate ships. Fleets also cruise the water banks and oyster beds at low tides.Fiberglass replicas of caught fish are also available, leaving the fish unharmed in the process.
The Reel Deal's captains also organize trips to search for blue crabs and fish for sharks during warmer months, and explore local beaches and marshes. They also narrate sightseeing tours that pass by Fort Sumter and the USS Yorktown or natural sights such as feasting pelicans and ospreys soaring overhead. All excursions take place aboard fleet of boats that each accommodates up to six passengers with licenses, tackle, and a variety of both live and artificial bait.