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About Our Captains

Captain Rich Harris

Rich Harris is the senior captain and is a certified U.S. Coast Guard 50 Ton Master Captain and Maritime Officer. He has been near the water all his life and has fished all over the world in places like, Caracas Venezuela, Panama Canal, East Coast of Africa, Chesapeake Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. He is retired from the U.S. Air Force where he proudly served for 22 years, most of that time here locally at Charleston AFB, fishing inshore and offshore every chance he had. Captain Rich is a Christian and a member of New Spring Church in North Charleston, so you are guaranteed good times in a great atmosphere with him.

Captain Ricky Riccio

Ricky Riccio is a certified U.S. Coast Guard Captain and Maritime Officer. A true Mt. Pleasant native, he feels lucky to have fished these waters all of his life. His passion for fishing was the reason for getting his captains license. He loves to share this passion with everyone he comes in contact with. He graduated from Bishop England in 2000, and recently became the proud father of a baby boy, a true family man.

Captain Zach Litchfield

Zach Litchfield is a certified U.S. Coast Guard Captain and Maritime Officer. He grew up in Charleston, SC where he learned to fish on the Cooper River with his dad. Zach’s family has many generations that work on or around the water, so his passion for saltwater is truly part of his DNA. After graduating from Ashley Ridge High School in 2012, he felt the calling to work on the water so he set his sights out to do so. Zach held a variety of different jobs on the water such as first mate and deck hand; then as a dock master while he got his license, and then finally captain. He took that wealth of experience that he obtained through those years and then became a fulltime charter captain.

Capt Will Stephenson
Captain Will Stephenson

Will Stephenson is a certified U.S. Coast Guard Captain and Maritime Officer. He has worked with The Reel Deal Charters since he was 14 years old; starting as a mate and worked his way into a captain position. He is graduating cum laude from Wofford College in the upstate in spring 2017 with a BA in Accounting, and will be attending University of South Carolina School of Law starting in the fall. He grew up on the waterway in Mt. Pleasant, and fishes almost every day when he’s home in the Charleston area. If he doesn’t want to become a lawyer he’ll have no problem making it as a professional fisherman, as he is already regarded as one of the best fishermen in Charleston.

Julian Hoppy Hopkins
Captain Julian “Hoppy” Hopkins

Julian Hopkins is a certified U.S. Coast Guard Captain and Maritime Officer. He is a Charleston Native, with more than 40 years of experience fishing the Charleston waterways. He truly understands and enjoys the uniquely beautiful estuarine environment of the Charleston area. This combined with his vast knowledge of fishing, makes him an incredible angler. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned angler, Hoppy will provide you an awesome fishing experience, along with some entertaining stories.

Captain Lee Craig

Lee Craig is a certified U.S. Coast Guard Captain and Maritime Officer. He was born and raised in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. His first job on the water was as a mate aboard the 110′ Thunderstar, which was the largest and best known party boat in the Charleston area. He worked there as a mate for three years, and then decided to get his captains license and become an inshore charter captain. While doing inshore charters, he freelanced on offshore boats where he received many awards such as the Governor’s Cup, for largest fish for both tuna and dolphin categories

Captain “Hoss” Daniel

Hoss Warren is a certified U.S. Coast Guard Captain and Maritime Officer. He is originally from Waynesboro Georgia but has called Charleston home since 2011. His lifelong passion for being on the water lead him and one of his son’s to fish the Striped Bass Association of America tournament trails from 2003-2010. Once moving to the diverse saltwater fishing estuaries of Charleston he was compelled to get his captains license so that he could share his expertise with others. Captain Hoss is truly an exceptional fisherman who endeavors to share that passion for fishing with his customers, friends, and family. He is not happy unless you have a smile on your face.

Captain Tim Holt

Tim Holt is a certified U.S. Coast Guard Captain and Maritime Officer. Originally from Ohio, once he and his wife saw what Charleston had to offer them; they knew that the saltwater was calling them to move here and change their lifestyle. With his sights, squarely on getting a boat and learning how to fish the waters surrounding our area, he demonstrated a real love for deep sea bottom fishing. Tim felt that taking people offshore fishing was a calling for him, so becoming a captain was a natural fit. Tim is dedicated captain who will continually go the extra mile to ensure his customers are on fish. He realizes he is living the American dream and makes sure his customers feel the same way.

Captain Adam Limbach

Adam Limbach is a certified U.S. Coast Guard 100 Ton Master Captain and Maritime Officer. Adam is an avid outdoorsman, fishing and hunting his whole life. Hailing from Bel Air Maryland, he grew up fishing the eastern seaboard between Maryland and the New Jersey shorelines. He has also lived and chartered in both Florida and the Charleston South Carolina area for many years. Adam is a Professional Mariner graduate of The Chapman School of Seamanship located in Stuart Florida. He captains both inshore and offshore boats; equally enjoying the different types of fish that can be caught. A true fisherman at heart, as there are few captains who catch fish equally as well both inshore and offshore.

Captain Jesse Riddle

Jesse Riddle is a certified U.S. Coast Guard Captain and Maritime Officer. He grew up in Columbia, SC where he was always fishing in the neighborhood ponds. Moving to the Charleston area when he was twelve opened his eyes up to saltwater fishing. He was infected with the fishing bug really bad, when he’s not fishing he is continually thinking about fishing; either learning new things or working to master the things he already knows. His mantra is “live to fish, and fish to live”, being a charter captain helps him live out his dream. He is a great teacher and loves to see beginners become successful anglers.

Captain Shane Flannigan

Shane Flannigan is a certified U.S. Coast Guard Captain and Maritime Officer. He was born and raised in Arkansas where he grew up freshwater fishing. In 2002 he arrived in Charleston for his first duty assignment with the U.S. Air Force; and like many people, he immediately fell in love with the area and would stay here to call it home. Shane has a BS in Operations Management and a Master of Science in Management from Southwestern College. He is an avid outdoorsman, and is active in the local fishing communities. His true passion is chasing redfish, and seeing that smile on a customer’s face when they hook up and have the reel screaming off line. Captain Shane also fishes as a tournament pro, fishing both the Southern Redfish Cup and Inshore Fishing Association (IFA) Redfish Tour, bringing that expertise to the guide community.

Captain Brandon “Silverfox” Parker

Brandon Parker is a certified U.S. Coast Guard Captain and Maritime Officer. Growing up in the Blue Ridge Mountain’s of Virginia, he started fishing at a very young age, and knew then that he had the fishing bug. He left for a life of service to his country with the U.S. Army. After the Army, he obtained a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice from Charleston Southern University and then his Captain’s license in order to make his true passions a reality, fishing! When he is not working, he can always be found on the water fishing his favorite early morning top water bite. His mantra is that he should fish hard and fish smart, and be the best captain possible.

Captain Charlie “Coach” Patterson

Charlie Patterson is a certified U.S. Coast Guard Captain and Maritime Officer. Like other charter captains, Capt Charlie loved to fish as a child and went with his dad every chance he got. He grew up in the upstate of South Carolina, and has called Charleston home for 10 years. He has a Bachelor’s Degree from Presbyterian College in Social Studies Education. He is a teacher of everything he does by his given talents, and has spent his life teaching in the classroom, on the football field, and now on the waterways of the Charleston area. He enjoys putting together the pieces of the fishing puzzle each day, where his specialties are fishing for all of the inshore species.

Captain Austin Daniel

Austin Daniel is a certified U.S. Coast Guard Captain and Maritime Officer. Austin was born and raised in Waynesboro Georgia with a fishing rod in his hands. His family is deep rooted with the fishing gene in their blood. He has worked on the water since he was 12 years old, as a mate on his dad’s boat. He obtained his captains license as soon as he was old enough so that he could venture out on his own. He has called Charleston home since he was a teenager, and has committed his lifestyle to the saltwater. He attends the College of Charleston, and is working towards an Arts Management degree. If you are on the boat with him you will definitely see a truly passionate fisherman, with a love for the saltwater!

Captain Rich Harris

Rich Harris is the senior captain and is a certified U.S. Coast Guard 50 Ton Master Captain and Maritime Officer. He has been near the water all his life and has fished all over the world in places like, Caracas Venezuela, Panama Canal, East Coast of Africa, Chesapeake Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. He is retired from the U.S. Air Force where he proudly served for 22 years, most of that time here locally at Charleston AFB, fishing inshore and offshore every chance he had. Captain Rich is a Christian and a member of New Spring Church in North Charleston, so you are guaranteed good times in a great atmosphere with him.
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Captain Ricky Riccio

Ricky Riccio is a certified U.S. Coast Guard Captain and Maritime Officer. A true Mt. Pleasant native, he feels lucky to have fished these waters all of his life. His passion for fishing was the reason for getting his captains license. He loves to share this passion with everyone he comes in contact with. He graduated from Bishop England in 2000, and recently became the proud father of a baby boy, a true family man.
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Captain Zach Litchfield

Zach Litchfield is a certified U.S. Coast Guard Captain and Maritime Officer. He grew up in Charleston, SC where he learned to fish on the Cooper River with his dad. Zach’s family has many generations that work on or around the water, so his passion for saltwater is truly part of his DNA. After graduating from Ashley Ridge High School in 2012, he felt the calling to work on the water so he set his sights out to do so. Zach held a variety of different jobs on the water such as first mate and deck hand; then as a dock master while he got his license, and then finally captain. He took that wealth of experience that he obtained through those years and then became a fulltime charter captain.
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Capt Will Stephenson
Captain Will Stephenson
Will Stephenson is a certified U.S. Coast Guard Captain and Maritime Officer. He has worked with The Reel Deal Charters since he was 14 years old; starting as a mate and worked his way into a captain position. He is graduating cum laude from Wofford College in the upstate in spring 2017 with a BA in Accounting, and will be attending University of South Carolina School of Law starting in the fall. He grew up on the waterway in Mt. Pleasant, and fishes almost every day when he’s home in the Charleston area. If he doesn’t want to become a lawyer he’ll have no problem making it as a professional fisherman, as he is already regarded as one of the best fishermen in Charleston.
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Julian Hoppy Hopkins
Captain Julian “Hoppy” Hopkins

Julian Hopkins is a certified U.S. Coast Guard Captain and Maritime Officer. He is a Charleston Native, with more than 40 years of experience fishing the Charleston waterways. He truly understands and enjoys the uniquely beautiful estuarine environment of the Charleston area. This combined with his vast knowledge of fishing, makes him an incredible angler. Whether you are a beginner or a seasoned angler, Hoppy will provide you an awesome fishing experience, along with some entertaining stories.
Read More

Captain Lee Craig

Lee Craig is a certified U.S. Coast Guard Captain and Maritime Officer. He was born and raised in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. His first job on the water was as a mate aboard the 110′ Thunderstar, which was the largest and best known party boat in the Charleston area. He worked there as a mate for three years, and then decided to get his captains license and become an inshore charter captain. While doing inshore charters, he freelanced on offshore boats where he received many awards such as the Governor’s Cup, for largest fish for both tuna and dolphin categories.
Read More

Captain “Hoss” Daniel

Hoss Warren is a certified U.S. Coast Guard Captain and Maritime Officer. He is originally from Waynesboro Georgia but has called Charleston home since 2011. His lifelong passion for being on the water lead him and one of his son’s to fish the Striped Bass Association of America tournament trails from 2003-2010. Once moving to the diverse saltwater fishing estuaries of Charleston he was compelled to get his captains license so that he could share his expertise with others. Captain Hoss is truly an exceptional fisherman who endeavors to share that passion for fishing with his customers, friends, and family. He is not happy unless you have a smile on your face.
Read More

Captain Tim Holt

Tim Holt is a certified U.S. Coast Guard Captain and Maritime Officer. Originally from Ohio, once he and his wife saw what Charleston had to offer them; they knew that the saltwater was calling them to move here and change their lifestyle. With his sights, squarely on getting a boat and learning how to fish the waters surrounding our area, he demonstrated a real love for deep sea bottom fishing. Tim felt that taking people offshore fishing was a calling for him, so becoming a captain was a natural fit. Tim is dedicated captain who will continually go the extra mile to ensure his customers are on fish. He realizes he is living the American dream and makes sure his customers feel the same way.
Read More

Captain Adam Limbach

Adam Limbach is a certified U.S. Coast Guard 100 Ton Master Captain and Maritime Officer. Adam is an avid outdoorsman, fishing and hunting his whole life. Hailing from Bel Air Maryland, he grew up fishing the eastern seaboard between Maryland and the New Jersey shorelines. He has also lived and chartered in both Florida and the Charleston South Carolina area for many years. Adam is a Professional Mariner graduate of The Chapman School of Seamanship located in Stuart Florida. He captains both inshore and offshore boats; equally enjoying the different types of fish that can be caught. A true fisherman at heart, as there are few captains who catch fish equally as well both inshore and offshore.

Read More

Captain Jesse Riddle

Jesse Riddle is a certified U.S. Coast Guard Captain and Maritime Officer. He grew up in Columbia, SC where he was always fishing in the neighborhood ponds. Moving to the Charleston area when he was twelve opened his eyes up to saltwater fishing. He was infected with the fishing bug really bad, when he’s not fishing he is continually thinking about fishing; either learning new things or working to master the things he already knows. His mantra is “live to fish, and fish to live”, being a charter captain helps him live out his dream. He is a great teacher and loves to see beginners become successful anglers.
Read More

Captain Shane Flannigan

Shane Flannigan is a certified U.S. Coast Guard Captain and Maritime Officer. He was born and raised in Arkansas where he grew up freshwater fishing. In 2002 he arrived in Charleston for his first duty assignment with the U.S. Air Force; and like many people, he immediately fell in love with the area and would stay here to call it home. Shane has a BS in Operations Management and a Master of Science in Management from Southwestern College. He is an avid outdoorsman, and is active in the local fishing communities. His true passion is chasing redfish, and seeing that smile on a customer’s face when they hook up and have the reel screaming off line. Captain Shane also fishes as a tournament pro, fishing both the Southern Redfish Cup and Inshore Fishing Association (IFA) Redfish Tour, bringing that expertise to the guide community.
Read More

Captain Brandon “Silverfox” Parker

Brandon Parker is a certified U.S. Coast Guard Captain and Maritime Officer. Growing up in the Blue Ridge Mountain’s of Virginia, he started fishing at a very young age, and knew then that he had the fishing bug. He left for a life of service to his country with the U.S. Army. After the Army, he obtained a Master’s degree in Criminal Justice from Charleston Southern University and then his Captain’s license in order to make his true passions a reality, fishing! When he is not working, he can always be found on the water fishing his favorite early morning top water bite. His mantra is that he should fish hard and fish smart, and be the best captain possible.
Read More

Captain Charlie “Coach” Patterson

Charlie Patterson is a certified U.S. Coast Guard Captain and Maritime Officer. Like other charter captains, Capt Charlie loved to fish as a child and went with his dad every chance he got. He grew up in the upstate of South Carolina, and has called Charleston home for 10 years. He has a Bachelor’s Degree from Presbyterian College in Social Studies Education. He is a teacher of everything he does by his given talents, and has spent his life teaching in the classroom, on the football field, and now on the waterways of the Charleston area. He enjoys putting together the pieces of the fishing puzzle each day, where his specialties are fishing for all of the inshore species.
Read More

Captain Austin Daniel

Austin Daniel is a certified U.S. Coast Guard Captain and Maritime Officer. Austin was born and raised in Waynesboro Georgia with a fishing rod in his hands. His family is deep rooted with the fishing gene in their blood. He has worked on the water since he was 12 years old, as a mate on his dad’s boat. He obtained his captains license as soon as he was old enough so that he could venture out on his own. He has called Charleston home since he was a teenager, and has committed his lifestyle to the saltwater. He attends the College of Charleston, and is working towards an Arts Management degree. If you are on the boat with him you will definitely see a truly passionate fisherman, with a love for the saltwater!
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