About Tight Line Charters

Tight Line Charters is a family-friendly all-inclusive fishing charter located in Mt Pleasant, South Carolina. Owned and operated by Charleston-native Jesse Riddle, known to be one of Charleston’s best fishing captains, specializing in all-Inclusive inshore, nearshore, and offshore fishing charters, shark fishing as well as scenic harbor cruises.

Tight Lines has been nominated in the Top 5 Best Charters in Charleston by the Post and Courier and hope to keep it up the momentum for years to come!

Captain Jesse Riddle holding huge spot tail on his 33' Contender boat

Captain Jesse Riddle

Captain Jesse Riddle, a USCG certified, licensed, and insured captain who has been fishing the Lowcountry for over 30 years.

Captain Jesse knows that the key to catching fish depends on the tide movement and bait and tackle selection. With his combined knowledge and experience of the area he is able to take you to the best and most productive grounds Charleston has to offer.

Captain Jesse offers a complimentary fish cleaning and filleting service so that you could take your catch home and have it served up at one of the local restaurants after your trip!

The Boat

Fishing takes place aboard our 33’ Contender, powered by new twin 250 HP Yamaha engines. These boats are some of the absolute best tournament boats and are considered a staple in the fishing industry.

The boat is equipped with all updated electronics and performance by Yamaha which gives a smooth, quiet, clean, and dry ride. It has ample dry storage room and seating, and an oversized T-top to provide ample shade.

It features ample storage and can go from a fishing machine to a family-friendly cruising boat with the flip of a seat. She has a fiberglass hardtop t-top for ample shade with misters to keep you cool for those hot days and a deep-V bottom that cuts the chop and keeps you dry.

The Gear

We also only use PENN products and gear from our reels to our rods to get the best fight out of the fish and so we know we will land the fish nice and smooth.

All fishing gear will be provided, allowing you to reel in and land the big guys! This includes all Penn rod/reel combos, bait, tackle and a fishing license for each angler.

You shouldn't have to be a pro to have fun on the water.

No experience, no problem.
Captain Jesse will show you how to work a rod even if you are a novice angler. Families with children are always welcome too!

You should bring sunscreen and a hat, and be ready for some fun on the water. Please no spray sunscreen, as it makes the deck slippery and dangerous and also stains the fiberglass.

Wear soft-soled shoes with light-colored soles. White-soled tennis shoes are great. Black soles or leather soles are not welcome; they will leave hard-to-clean marks on the boat. Some brands of dark shoes will not leave marks on white decks.

Don’t forget to bring your camera! While out on your trip you will see many of the historic sites and natural beauty of the Charleston Harbor.

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