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Captain Smiley Fishing Charters

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Address: 4474 Waterfront Ave., Little River, SC
Phone Number: (843) 361-7445

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Worth every penny!

We planned a trip for 2 adults and a seven year old girl. We had a blast! Captain Smiley could not have been any nicer! The boat and fishing gear were top notch. The whole trip... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

We planned a trip for 2 adults and a seven year old girl. We had a blast! Captain Smiley could not have been any nicer! The boat and fishing gear were top notch. The whole trip was kid friendly. We caught 8 fish, but none were keepers. We cannot wait to book another trip! Nothing could have made it any... More 

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Glenelg, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

I booked a trip with Patrick knowing it was a bit early in the season and the fishing would probably be tough. While the fishing was a bit slow, Captain Kelly worked extremely hard to find us some fish and he did so. My wife and I managed to catch several trout and one nice redfish. I would recommend Captain... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I booked a charter with Patrick last May and took my Son and Brother in law. My son and I are avid (freshwater) fishermen, and my Brother in law has never been fishing in his life. Patrick took the time to familiarize us with the boat, the equipment, and the recent fishing report. After getting us into an area that... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

In response to the terrible review. Capt. Smiley communicated with me for 3 months before our tour. Gave fishing updates on what to expect on our trip. I took my son and nephew(early teens). AND we got skunked. That was 4 years ago. We still laugh about the one that got away. Thanks Capt. Smiley for a great morning.

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New Bern, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

My group went out fishing on Oct. 30 with Captain Smiley. He is very friendly and a great guide, also tells amusing jokes. Everyone caught something good to eat, black drums and trout. He was recommended by a friend and I would recommend him, as well.

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Normalville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Went on on the morning of October 31. There was no trick but a great treat. Captain Pat was not only a great guide but a very friendly person. He made it feel like you have know each other for years. The boat was extremely comfortable. My father who is 79 had no problem out fishing us and never showed... More 

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Bristow, Va
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We fished with Patrick on 21 Oct.. The morning was cool but a great day to be on the water. Patrick set expectations from the start with reports from previous trips and inquiring about our expectations for fishing the day. He worked hard to find fish and use different baits and techniques to fish in the boat. The day started... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

Fishing with Patrick was a real privilege. He was there early and the first thing on the agenda was to catch bait. My first thought was ,oh no, this may take a while. He flung his net twice in a five minute span and we had enough bait for the entire trip. He assembled different riggings for each stop and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Patrick is a great guy and is knowledgeable on the water. However he's far from a stand up comedian! Just kidding Patrick. I did tell him a new joke about the "tough broad!" Be sure to ask him that one! By the way, this was our second outing with him and we're looking forward to the third.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Great trip. Started out slow, but Patrick "Captain Smiley" kept with it and the 2nd half of the trip we hit some nice fish. Boat is clean, rods and reals are like new. Patrick is a great Captain. Personable, no pressure. Just a nice easy fun time. He does need to brush up on his jokes..He only has 2.. If... More 

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