Specializing in "Folks Having Fun"

Santee Cooper Bass Fishing Guide

Captain Jimmie Hair is a United States Coast Guard licensed captain and has over 30 years of experience fishing the waters of the Santee Cooper Lakes and Cooper River. While he can't guarantee fish... nobody can... he will guarantee a good time. Captain Jimmie specializes in folks having fun!

The Santee Cooper Lake system, consisting of Lakes Marion and Moultrie, are two of the finest fishing impoundments in the country. Created by the Santee Cooper Public Service Authority in the 1940's the lakes total 171,000 acres. Fishing opportunities exist in deep water, Cypress trees, flats, backwater swamps and more. The Santee Cooper Lakes boast many state records and consistently produce great catches of Largemouth Bass, Stripers, Crappie, Catfish, Bream, and other species.


Want to try something different?


Want to try something different? Captain Jimmie also guides on the Cooper River for Redfish, or as they're known around here, Spottail Bass. You'll have an opportunity to catch these great sport fish on traditional Largemouth lures like worms and shad baits. You'll fish structure in beautiful brackish waters along the various branches of the famous Cooper River near Charleston. The best months for Redfish are December through February when the Largemouth fishing slows down. We typically have great weather during these months and it's a wonderful time to pursue these fish. If you've never fished for Redfish "Bass Masters" style, here's your chance to give it a try.

Full Service Fishing Guide

Ranger Bass Boat

You are welcome to bring your own equipment, or you can have Captain Jimmie provide it all on his fully equipped Ranger Bass Boat. Captain Jimmie offers help with hotel accommodations, offers a "pick you up and drop you off " service, and is ready to "go early and stay late" to make it easy and fun for you to experience what he loves so much... CATCHING OL' BUCKET MOUTH!