Reel Chance Charters
Beaufort, SC 29902
Owner and operator of Reel Chance Fishing Charters, Capt. Rick Percy, welcomes you to beautiful Beaufort, South Carolina. Also known as the Low Country, these vast wetlands offer breathtaking vistas of a unique saltwater ecosystem. As you might expect, the area supports a tremendous amount of marine life. Accordingly, Capt. Rick has been developing the abundant sport fishing opportunities near Beaufort for over 20 years.
In the preceding decades, Capt. Rick has accumulated a great deal of experience and local knowledge while traversing the Low Country’s many creeks, rivers, and sounds - from Edisto Beach to Hilton Head, and the sandbars and near shore wrecks. His familiarity of the local waters makes Capt. Rick the top choice for fishing the magnificent Low Country.
Topping the list of local light tackle fishing targets are: speckled trout, redfish, spanish mackerel, tarpon, cobia, king mackerel. Nearshore wrecks provide additional opportunities for: black drum, flounder and spadefish. Sharks - including blacktip, bonnetheads and hammerheads - are also plentiful at certain times of the year.
Beaufort is centrally located in-between Port Royal Sound and Saint Helena Sound - with Hilton Head immediately to our south and Charleston less than 50 miles to our north.
Capt. Rick is looking forward to the opportunity to serve you and show you some true southern hospitality. Please feel free to give him a call to talk fishing, or just shoot the breeze. You can usually reach him on his cell phone at: (803) 535-6166.
Capt. Rick Percy began his fishing career at age 4, encouraged by parents and grandparents, and over 57 years later is still hooked! The last 20 years he has spent prowling the Low Country’s numerous creeks, rivers, and sounds, from Edisto Beach to Hilton Head‘s waters, and the sandbars and near shore wrecks.
He has been successful with light tackle for many of the local species, including speckled trout, redfish, spanish mackerel, tarpon, cobia, king mackerel and close-in wreck fish such as black drum, flounder and spadefish. Sharks, including blacktip, bonnetheads, and hammerheads are abundant in-season.
Redfish and speckled trout are his favorite targets, until the Cobia show in late April in inshore waters. He has also fished many different fresh and saltwater species in other parts of the world, including bonefish in the Bahamas, snook in Belize, redfish and trout in Louisiana and Texas, and muskies, smallmouth bass, and walleyes in Canada. Silver salmon and halibut in Alaska round out some of his more exotic piscatorial adventures.
Capt. Rick has also competed in the IFA Redfish Tournament Series and numerous local events. He runs a 24' Lake and Bay, the Reel Chance, powered by a 250 Yamaha four-stroke engine. He looks forward to the opportunity to serve you and your family and friends, as your guide and host in a great saltwater estuary. See you on the water, and Tight Lines to you!