Derrick Bray

Charleston, SC Captain Derrick Bray

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Let Captain Derrick Take You To Your Dream Fishing Trip Aboard His 20' Robalo Bay Boat

Meet Captain Derrick Bray, an experienced Charleston fishing charter operator and the owner of Blue Light Charters. He admits to being in love with fishing from a young age, but his time serving in the United States Air Force left him with little time to pursue his passion. That all changed once he retired and opened Blue Light Charters, a Charleston-based fishing chartering service. 

Growing up, he feels that he was lucky enough to have a grandmother who loved to take him fishing in the Everglades. They would spend days on end exploring the mangroves and backwaters, trying different techniques, hunting for fish, and enjoying what nature offered us. It was an experience that shaped his love for fishing from a young age and has remained strong ever since. From then, he developed a passion for saltwater and freshwater fishing, exploring new beaches and rivers each time. Besides being an enjoyable activity with friends or when alone, teaching those around him about this skill was especially meaningful for him. Seeing younger generations understand and appreciate what it means to be out by the water brought so much satisfaction to someone like him who has fallen in love with this sport.

He basically started out with two dreams: owning and operating a restaurant, and becoming a charter captain. The concept was ambitious but he was not the type to back down from a challenge so he went for it. 

Starting his own business was always something that he wanted to do and he knew it would take hard work and dedication to make it happen. After much hard work - both mental and physical - these ambitions seemed like they might become attainable. Fulfilling a lifetime dream of being able to make a living doing something that he is very passionate about was immensely satisfying. He takes pride at Blue Light Charters in helping his customers experience some of the best recreational fishing in the Lowcountry, providing them with memories they'll never forget and that's what drives him each and every day.

Experience the thrill of catching fish like never before with the captain’s 20' Robalo Bay Boat. Perfect for up to four guests, this powerful vessel is equipped with a 150 HP Yamaha engine, plus advanced features like GPS navigation and Fishfinder capabilities to help you find the perfect spot. The wireless trolling motor ensures easy maneuverability and there's even an onboard Livewell that ensures you always have access to fresh bait! This fishing machine is the perfect mate as you go after Largemouth Bass, Black Drum, Flounder, Redfish, Blacktip Shark, Bonnethead Shark, Sheepshead, Sea Trout, and Tripletail. 

Step aboard now and enjoy a unique Charleston fishing charter experience with Captain Derrick Bray! Take advantage of his decades of inshore fishing expertise and explore some of the most beautiful locations. Let your next adventure begin!

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Expertise & Attributes

fishing Attributes

Master Guide
Nature / Wildlife Views
Saltwater Fishing
Freshwater Fishing
Bass Fishing
Live Bait
Technical Fishing
Good with New Anglers
Good with Families
Good with Kids

Gear & Equipment

Available Fishing Gear

Live Bait

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