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9 fishing captains from the Grand Strand are among the best in the world!

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David Hucks
David Hucks
David Hucks is a 12th generation descendant of the area we now call Myrtle Beach, S.C. David attended Coastal Carolina University and like most of his family, has never left the area. David is the lead journalist at

Every quarter, FishingBooker, the world’s largest platform connecting anglers and fishing guides, announces its Angler’s Choice Award to account for the seasonality of the fishing business. This exclusive recognition acknowledges charter operators for their exceptional customer service, reliability, and quality of fishing trips. Notably, some captains demonstrate consistent excellence across multiple seasons. 

This is the first time that special recognition is given to guides who have won the award three times in a row. 

Out of 7,242 captains who partner with FishingBooker, only 576, or 8%, were recognized for their excellence 3 times – and 9 of them run their trips from the Myrtle Beach Area Grand Strand! In fact, Grand Strand Fishing Charters and their captains are often the primary reason tourists visit Myrtle Beach.

What’s more, is that 12.3% of all captains in Grand Strand on FishingBooker got this special annual Angler’s Choice recognition – 9 out of 73. This showcases the outstanding performance of these captains, placing them well above the national average.

Here is a list of fishing captains in the Myrtle Beach area that received the Angler’s Choice Award 3 times in a row (ranked in alphabetical order):

  • Chris Edmonds
  • Dan Carey
  • Justin Laplante
  • Nick Brown
  • Perrin Wood
  • Randy Elliott
  • Reel Salty Fishing Charters
  • Ryan Isabelle
  • Scotty Lambert

Vukan Simic, CEO of FishingBooker, says: “We’ve been awarding the Angler’s Choice Award since 2015. In October 2022, we started releasing the award quarterly with tougher criteria than ever before. We wanted to recognize and honor our most committed captains, and to make it easier for anglers to identify the very best guides on our platform.

Now, we have the pleasure of recognizing a very special group of guides who have earned the award every single time since the new version was introduced. We couldn’t be more excited to honor them for their hard work and dedication.”

To be eligible for the award, the charter operators had to meet the following criteria over the past 12 months:

  • 4.8+ out of 5-star review rating from 10+ verified reviews
  • 98% reliability score and response rate
  • Full business verification

With the soon launch of our Roku channel, MyrtleBeachSC hopes to feature some of these Grand Strand Fishing Charters and their captains.

The channel launches this Summer and will feature Grand Strand Fishing Charter adventures.

You can read more about the Angler’s Choice Award here

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