Trio Charters | Charleston, SC | Fishing Guide and Boat Tours


Trio Charters offers private, family friendly, guided fishing trips and harbor tours in and around Charleston, South Carolina. With over 25 years of Charleston fishing experience and licensed by the United States Coast Guard, Captain Matthew Cline will provide a safe and unforgettable day on the water. From inshore and nearshore fishing trips for all skill levels to sunset cruises and eco tours, Trio Charters will accommodate each and every client to ensure a great experience.


We are listed in the Charleston fishing charter directory.

Sept 7

Another great trip with the Mischaw family!  Picked at the fish but ended up with some good ones!  Congrats to Jessica and Tyler on their engagement and good job on this redfish Jessica!

August 22

Another nice calm day with some great people!  Rip, Tammy, Matt and Amanda started out the morning all catching trout then moved onto redfish and they were hungry for crabs today!

August 19

Finally a calm ocean and looks to be that way all week. Took advantage of it and headed to reef with Jeff, Stephanie, Courtney and Julie. Of course plenty of sea bass and the sharks were thick too. Did catch about a 150 lb nurse shark and highlight was Courtney's 6 lb flounder.

July 30

Great time with the Miller family!  Caught a couple big Reds early, then bonnethead sharks and ended with a good trout bite!  Nice to have some calm weather finally but sounds like more rain on the way.

Summer 2013

Been a great year so far with the exception of all the rain we've been having!  Don't remember a year with so much foul weather gear has been put to good use!  When we've been able to make nearshore trips the cobia fishing has been excellent.  Have seen and caught more cobia than in recent years. Spadefish, black sea bass and all the other regulars have been great out there, too.  Inshore the trout bite has been real good and big reds have been great the last couple of months. Flounder have made a strong showing the last few weeks. The bonnethead sharks are thick right now and make for a lot of fun on light tackle and the kids love it!

Spring 2011

Well, it's been a while since I've added a report! Spring seemed to come a little earlier this year as we started seeing nice temps and the water warm up in late Feb/early March. With that came a steady flow of people that were ready to hit the water after yet another COLD Winter! In March and April the redfishing was great! Big winter schools started to break-up so we were fishing more structure and began trying to get in the swing of the fish moving to their summer time pattern. When the weather allowed we would run out to the reefs and catch plenty of Sheepshead, Black Drum, Weakfish and of course the 'overfished' Black Sea Bass. Trout have not been consistent at all yet. One day we'll catch 10-15 decent fish then the next day it's a struggle to get just a few. Fortunately a voluntary release of all trout was put in place by SCDNR after back to back cold winters and it sounds like most people are releasing trout so they can spawn this summer and hopefully get some good numbers back. Flounder have begun to show up in decent numbers. We catch a few every trip while fishing for reds and trout. Bluefish and sharks are back thick in the harbor and the Spanish Mackerel should be in the harbor soon. Had quite a few reef trips the past couple of weeks. Have seen several cobia, caught a nice one last week, Spades are showing up at the nearshore reefs. Bait is all over the place now and the bigger fish are right behind!!! Looking forward to a great Summer and having the opportunity to fish with many new and previous clients!


Capt. Matthew Cline | United States Coast Guard Licensed and Insured | | 843.345.9321