Josh Freeman

Meet Guide Josh Freeman

Meet The Guide Josh Freeman: An Expert Guide from South Carolina

About Captain Josh Freeman

Based in South Carolina, Palmetto Guide Services is a premier fishing Guide service owned and operated by USCG-licensed captain Josh Freeman. This Lake Murray Guide service offers fishing opportunities on some of the best striper fishing waters in the country. Captain Freeman has many years of experience in the waters of South Carolina and ensures a safe, fun fishing trip for all who join him.


Captain Josh specializes in fishing Lake Murray for stripers and the Ocasional Catfish. He is highly sought after for his expertise in utilizing live bait. Lake Murray is world-renowned for its pristine scenery, and what better way to enjoy it than on a fishing expedition with Captain Josh Freeman? An experienced fisherman and guide, he boasts of one of the best Lake Murray fishing experiences around. With his knowledge and expertise in the area, you can be sure that each trip will be a success.

Boat Details:

Embark on your Lake Murray adventure aboard our 25’ SeaPro boat, meticulously designed to ensure a comfortable and unforgettable fishing experience. Built in 2019, this center console boasts the latest navigational electronics, providing precision and safety as we navigate the waters in search of prized catches like striped bass. Powered by a robust 200 HP Suzuki engine, our vessel promises swift and smooth cruising, allowing us to reach prime fishing spots with ease.

Our boat is equipped with all the essentials for a successful day on the water, including a spacious cooler to keep your refreshments cold and a live bait tank to ensure our bait stays fresh throughout the trip. Additionally, a wireless trolling motor enhances our fishing capabilities, allowing us to maneuver silently and efficiently in pursuit of elusive fish. Moreover, our boat is designed with your convenience in mind, featuring a bathroom (head) onboard for added comfort during extended trips and ensuring accessibility for all, including handicapped guests. Whether you're an avid angler or a novice adventurer, our guide boat promises an unparalleled Lake Murray fishing experience that will leave you with cherished memories for years to come.

Most Suitable Guests:

Captain Josh is committed to providing enjoyable and memorable fishing experiences for people of all ages and skill levels. Whether you are a family, a large group, a small group, a seasoned angler, or a beginner, he has the perfect tour for you. His passion for fishing and helping others have made him one of the most sought-after guides in South Carolina.

Fish Species You Can Expect:

Captain Josh provides unmatched Lake Murray Fishing trips. Here, anglers will have the chance to land Striped Bass also known as Stripers. Every now and then you can expect to come across some Catfish in Lake Murray as well.

Come escape reality with Palmetto Guide Services- now's the time to book a spot on the most adventurous fishing trip you'll ever take! Get away from it all and discover the beauty of Lake Murray while reeling in the fish of a lifetime. Book now for your ultimate outdoor escapade – you deserve it!

Soonest Trip Availability


Palmetto Guide Services Available Trips


Expertise & Attributes

fishing Attributes

Master Guide
Saltwater Fishing
Freshwater Fishing
Live Bait
Good with Large Groups
Good with New Anglers
Good with Families
Good with Kids

Gear & Equipment

Available Fishing Gear

Live Bait

Good to Knows

Trip Inclusions:

Quality Fishing Equipment (Rods, Reels & Tackle)

Lures and Live Bait

Photos of the Day’s Catch

Fish Cleaning Services


What to bring:

South Carolina Fishing License

Snacks and Drinks

Wear Weather-Appropriate Clothing

Sun Protection (Sunscreen, Polarized Sunglasses & Hats)


DEPOSIT: A deposit is required for all bookings and will be applied at checkout.


BALANCE: The remaining balance is due on the trip date as either Credit or Cash.


GUEST CANCELLATION: In the event that you must cancel your booking, you must do so 14 days prior to your trip date to receive a refund on your deposit. Rescheduling is encouraged and dependent on guide availability.


GUIDE CANCELLATION: In the rare event that your guide must cancel due to inclement weather, health, or equipment issues, you will have the option to reschedule your charter for a later date or receive a refund on your deposit.


TIPPING: Tips to your guide are greatly appreciated for your quality trip.


Sea Pro

Boat Type: Motorboat (engine-powered)

Boat Guest Capacity: 6

Boat Length: 25

Manufacturer Name: Center Console

Model Year: 2000

Number of Engines: 1

Horsepower per Engine: 200

Maximum Cruising Speed: 35

Boat Registration: Not Given

Features: GPS, Fish Finder, Ice-Box, Livewell / Live Bait Tank