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“Looking forward to next year.”

Captain Smiley Fishing Charters
Ranked #2 of 15 Tours in Little River
Certificate of Excellence
2 reviews
“Looking forward to next year.”
Reviewed October 5, 2013

Had a great day on the water. You know what they say, don't guide the guide. And that's what we did since we are primarily freshwater fisherman. We had to adjust our tactics a little in order to be successful which was based entirely on captain smileys knowledge. The bottom line is, he put us on fish and we caught them. And the only regret is that we booked a four hour trip instead of a full day. We'll be back!

Visited October 2013
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English first
Lumberton, North Carolina
1 review
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“Kind of rude”
Reviewed September 28, 2013

We paid 350.00 do be bossed around. He was quite rude. One hour of the 4 hours was spend on him catching our bait. When that amount of money is paid, it should be enjoyable. We paid him to take us fishing @ good spots. Not to criticize us for not fishing the way he wanted us to. Not money well spent. We weren't even asked if we wanted to keep any of our fish, he just threw them back. The water was beautiful. We will chose someone alot more grateful to give our money to next time. And if you are a smoker, you cant smoke on his boat (outside)!.!.!. VERY disappointed.

Visited September 2013
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Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Outstanding fishing”
Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

We've just completed our second fishing trip with Capt Smiley. We were met with the same warm smile, patience and love for fishing as on our first charter. We caught so many Reds in Smiley's secret fishng spots that we lost count! We recommend Smiley for any small group who want to be 'put on the fish' and enjoy a relaxing day on the ITC.

Visited September 2013
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captain-smiley, Owner at Captain Smiley Fishing Charters, responded to this review, September 30, 2013
I always try to instruct my customers thee best of my ability. I follow all the laws of North and South Carolina. We did keep a couple of legal fish on this trip. I will not break the law for a few undersized fish. Smoking is not permitted on my boat. Four hours without cigarets can be hard for some people. Fresh bait is always good to have and certainly did not take an hour to catch.
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Blythewood, South Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great morning on the water”
Reviewed September 18, 2013

Enjoyed our time with Captain Smiley. Very hospitable and had a lot of knowledge about the area. I had hoped for some bigger fish (don't we all?), but I definitely don't put the blame on captain smiley! We did catch some nice reds, a shark, and a "long-distance-release" on a real pretty trout. Enjoyed being in the water for a morning and if we went on another charter, we would most definitely go with Captain Smiley.

Visited September 2013
1 Thank Travis W
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Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Very rewarding*****”
Reviewed September 17, 2013

The fishing wasn't just the greatest, but none of us cared. Our captain's customer service, personality was so awesome we can't wait to go back. He made the morning very enjoyable and was very personable.

Visited September 2013
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