Castnetting Expeditions

Castnetting is a Lowcountry tradition. The simplicity of the cast net makes it as much a fishing tool as a work of art. These are the things we value as a way of life on Lowcountry waters: The beauty of a great cast, the net approaching a perfect circle in the air and the soft splash as it contacts the water, encircling the bait fish.

The experienced guides of Live Oac are glad to share this "art" with you on any of our custom tours. Whether you're looking for a lesson or just want to watch it happen, let us show you how.

We often carry a cast net on board, but please voice your request during the reservation process and we'll be sure to include it as part of your custom adventure.

Shrimping-specific programs occur in late summer and early fall, but there are other things of interest we can cast net for outside that time. We have mullet year-round, best targeted near low tide. Baitfish like menhaden are usually found in open water, especially in summer, and threadfin herring are caught along the tidal current rips at certain times of year.
  • Captain Blair throws a cast net for bait fish
  • Bait fish on deck of charter boat
  • Captain Scott shows kids a jellyfish
  • Captain Blair shows fishing cast net to kids
  Inshore
  1-2 Hours
  Year Round
  Private
  All Ages

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