I am a Thurmond Lake, also called Clarks Hill Lake, striper guide. My name is Daniel LaDow and I am a Full-Time USCG Licensed Clarks Hill Lake Striper Guide or Thurmond Lake Striper Guide fishing Clarks Hill/Thurmond Lake and Murray Lake SC year round.  My 1987 Glass Master boat is fully rigged to fish a guide party up to six people. The Glass Master  boat offers many advantages in catching hybrids/stripers evidenced by the fact that most full-time licensed guides fish out of them. No need to bring any fishing gear everything is provided for you. While no one can guarantee fish.... You can't catch fish sitting at home! For my guides catches of 15 to a limit of fish between 2 and 8 pounds are common April through December. January and February will produce less (5 to 10- 5 to 40 lbs) fish but chances of catching a 20lb plus fish are never greater. March spawning fish avg. 5 to 20 lbs with catches of 10 to 20 fish.
You will get 8 hours of fishing or your limit, whichever comes first. Limit is 10 fish per person-guide not included.  I primarily fish with live bait and even the novice fisherman will soon be reeling them in. Large groups, corporate trips welcomed.


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To book trip contact me at above toll free number or email me with dates you want to book trip.

Click on picture of Lydia and Capt. Dan at top of page for local weather for your charter. Go to my "Links" page to get directions.


I cannot tell you how much I appreciate your professionalism and quality fishing trips. Using your services over the past year has been a wonderful experience for me and our customers.

Over the holidays the personal trip I took with my family was all that I could have asked for and more. They are still talking about it and have gone on line to purchase plane tickets so they can come back to use your services.

I cannot remember having a bad experience using your services. The least amount of fish we caught in the last year (at least 8 trips) was around eight and that was on a windy, cold day after a front had come through the area. I know that bad luck may hit us at some point but I believe you are the most consistent guide service I have ever been involved with to date.

Keep up the great work!


Michael Hinson
Sales and Marketing Director
Five Star Food Service, Inc

We were very pleased with our fishing trip. At first we did not think that we would get any bites until you found a hot fishing spot and we could barely keep up with reeling in a limit of 3 to 7 pound striper and hybrids. We definitely will go back and fish with Capt. Daniel LaDow and recommend to anyone to book a trip with Ace Striper Guide and you will not be disappointed!!

Thank you,

Nathan Blanton
Fletcher Blanton

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