About Us

Book a trip today and get $50.00 off any trip by texting or calling me directly at 843.509.4751! I have been a full-time guide in Charleston SC since 2005. I am Charleston, South Carolina's friendliest and most requested inshore fishing charter service, for light tackle and fly fishing adventures in the area! Courteous and Professional service, care for my clients "one charter at a time", a "family friendly" boating atmoshere, quality bait (live shrimp), and "safe days" on the water, are the reasons that I have been the sole owner and operator of Shallow Thoughts Inshore fishing charters, since inception in 2005. I strive to provide the BEST inshore fishing charter experience in Charleston, SC! Your success begins with a phone call or text to me, Capt. Jeremy. I can be reached at 843-509-4751 to reserve a fishing trip or for more information on what's biting!

Departing from the docks on Shem Creek, in the heart of Mount Pleasant, Fishing the Charleston SC coast offers anglers many opportunities to catch a variety of inshore saltwater fish. Specifically, we target Charlestons most sought after gamefish, red drum (aka redfish/spot-tail bass). With hard strikes, and long drag pulling runs, this fish will put your angling skills to the test! Other species we catch are, sea trout, flounder, sheepshead, bluefish, Spanish mackerel, ladyfish, huge sharks and much more! We provide all tackle, live bait and fishing licenses. I have over 30 years of local fishing knowledge and now in 2024 over 20 years of inshore chartering service, exclusively in Charleston, SC. If you are a first time angler who wants to cast (or learn how to cast), set the hook, and catch inshore fish in a stress free environment, or seasoned pro, or a person who just wants to get out on the water with family and friends to relax and take in some sights, give me a call. I have a fishing charter to accommodate your needs.

Come spend a day in SC, with Charleston's hardest working Inshore Fishing Guide and experience the scenic beauty of the Lowcountry and all that Charleston's waters have to offer. Call 843.509.4751 for more information.


Captain Jeremy Espiritu

I started fishing the inshore waters surrounding the Charleston, SC area at the age of 15. Now in 2024, I have over 30 years of inshore fishing charter experience and over 20 years of "chartering service" in Charleston, SC. I am a full-time fishing guide with countless hours of fishing experience in the Charleston Harbor, the Wando and Cooper Rivers, catching anything from redfish to monster sharks along the beaches.

I encourage novices, seasoned anglers and families with children to join me and learn how to cast a line, bait your hook, and Catch a fish! Your fishing trip is important and all charters are tailored around your experience and the species you would like to catch. All fishing trips are planned around the best tidal phase to ensure a successful fishing adventure that you will never forget!

The thrill of a "screaming drag" from hooking a big fish is something that I want you to remember!

The Boat

The Boat

While on your inshore fishing charter, we will be fishing from a 24ft Blazer Bay, bay boat powered by a Mercury ProXS 300hp motor. The boat is currently equipped with a full T-Top for those sunny days on the water, Garmin electronics, down scan and side scan imaging and a Minn Kota I-Pilot trolling motor.

The boat can easily accommodate up to 6 passengers. The design of the boat lets us ride in comfort and safety to our fishing destination. I provide all fishing licenses, rods & reels, tackle, bait and ice, but if you are comfortable fishing with your own gear please feel free to bring it. I offer half day, 3/4 day, and upon request full day charters.

I also run a 17ft Action Craft Carbon Kevlar flats boat for those who want to sightfish for Redfish in very shallow water around the marsh or tailing Redfish in the grass where bigger boats are unable to go.



Book the best inshore fishing or fly fishing charter in Charleston, SC by calling 843.509.4751.or reserve online with real time availability, or Leave a message with the day you would like to fish and a phone number that you can be reached. You can also text message or by emailing at jfish2live@yahoo.com. For your convenience you can also use the "CONTACT" button located on the website. During peak season it is recommended to make reservations days or weeks in advance. Thanks for visiting and we hope to see you on the dock soon.

Pick Up Locations

Charters depart from Shem Creek in Mount Pleasant from the Water's Edge restaurant located at

1407 Shrimp Boat Lane
Mount Pleasant, SC 29407

When you arrive park anywhere that is unmarked parking, DO NOT PARK IN A TOWING ENFORCED PARKING SPACE!

Other departure locations include The Charleston Maritime Center located in downtown Charleston beside the Charleston Aquarium and the Charleston Harbor Marina located beside the USS Yorktown. Other departure points can be arranged if needed.

Fishing Discounts

During the months of October-March, the inshore fishing in Charleston, SC is absolutely AMAZING! The Red drum and speckled sea trout fishery is on fire and its an absolute BLAST! Its my favorite time of the year! I want you to experience this fishery, so you can call me directly to reserve a date, or you can Book online now! Im offering an extra hour of fishing for free or 50.00 off any inshore trip , use Promo code "Season2324" , (excluding full day trips) for these months. If theres 2 anglers, Call me about my "Special Rates" for my 2 person flats boat fishing trips! If you're a local resident, this is your invitation to book me, for the best time of the year to fish! If you have any Other questions or would like to inquire about an excursion please call/text 843.509.4751 or email at jfish2live@yahoo.com.

Inshore Fishing

Consists of fishing in the rivers, creeks, inlets and beaches surrounding Charleston. Typically the water is calm and land is always visible so motion sickness medicine is usually not needed, but feel free to bring some. The travel time from the dock to the fishing destination is short - typically 20 minutes so you will be fishing within minutes. On this type of fishing charter, depending on the time of year, we target Red Drum (aka Redfish or Spot Tail Bass), Sea Trout, Flounder, Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, Sharks, Sheepshead and more! We use spinning reels and a variety of live bait, such as shrimp and finger mullet. This is the most popular excursion and is available in 1/2 day, 3/4 day and full day trips.

Bull Redfish & Monster Shark Fishing

Fishing trips are along the beaches, bridges and rock jetties. On these trips we target a huge sharks and huge Red Drum that frequent the coast during the summer and fall months. Some of the sharks we encounter on this trip are Bonnetheads, Black Tip, Sand, Bull, Nurse, Lemon sharks and more! The Bull Red Drum we target on this trip are much bigger than the redfish we catch in the creeks. These fish can weigh upwards of 30lbs and are a hard fighting fish and lots of fun to catch. These trips are available in 1/2 day, 3/4 day and full day trips.

Fly Fishing

We target Redfish, Sea Trout, Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, Sharks and anything else that will eat the fly! Our most popular target is Redfish. Depending on the time of the year you can sight cast to these on the flooded marsh as they are "tailing" or you can sight cast to them in the cooler months in gin clear water. We fly fish year round so the time of year will determine your adversary. These trips are available in 1/2 day, 3/4 day and full day.

Kid's Fishing

This fishing trip is 3 hours long designed for our younger anglers who have very little experience in catching fish. We target fish or sharks that will bite readily and instantly, including Sea Bass, Whiting, Croaker, Bonnethead sharks, Sharpnose sharks, Stingrays and many more.


To fish with Captain Jeremy Espiritu, please contact us for reservation dates. Call: 843.509.4751

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Shallow Thoughts, LLC

Shrimp Boat Lane

Mount Pleasant, SC 29407

Phone: 843.509.4751

Email: jfish2live@yahoo.com

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