quarkie00 on Trip Advisor
4 years ago
12/10/2016, 17:09 PM
Awesome birthday trip!
My wife tried to surprise me for my 40th birthday, but had to make sure I wanted to go fishing (who doesn't want to go fishing???). Anyway, she was debating between Redfin and another charter company. She spoke with both companies and when Ethan, the captain from Redfin, called her back, she was very impressed with his professionalism and manners and everything, so she decided on Redfin. Redfin was able to accommodate six of us (two brother-in-laws, father, daughter, nephew and myself). Anyway, Ethan was fantastic. He was finishing up another charter as we got there, but he introduced himself and told us he'd be right with us. He showed us where the boat was so we could go ahead and get things settled. After a short boat ride, Ethan immediately put us on some fish. My daughter caught the first one which was a red drum (these aren't the bulls, but still a good fight on light tackle). Then I nabbed the next two which were both speckled (winter) sea trout. We had to rotate people around because of where we were casting, but I think everyone caught something there. The bite slowed down a bit, so we moved down a little more. Caught a few fish in that area too. We then moved to the Isle of Palms and we tore up the winter trout. If I had to guess, I'd say we easily caught and released 30 to 40 winter trout. Throughout the whole trip, Ethan was professional, but relaxed and ever involved. He made no fuss when lines needed to be retied or whatever. The part I liked the most was that Ethan was there fishing with us. He was tossing lines out there and catching a fish and then passing it off to someone else to reel in.
Sorry it was such a long review, but I can't say enough good things about Ethan and Redfin Charters. To summarize, we went out 11/23, the day before Thanksgiving, on a half day inshore charter. Ethan had to drive to Greenville from Charleston that night or the next morning, but he didn't let that interfere with our trip at all. He stayed a little later than normal because we were tearing up the fish so well. I would highly, highly, highly recommend Redfin Charters and Ethan specifically. I'm already looking forward to doing an offshore trip with him next year!!