Playin hooky is a fishing guide service with

one thing in mind. make sure you and your friends have a great day on the lake fishing. we have all of the USCG safety devices on board to insure everyone haves a safe day. We supply all bait, tackle and ice.  We have a 24' POLAR bay boat with all the latest electronices. Playin Hooky is proud to have the no fish guarantee. If no one in your party catch a fish, (the next trip is free).    

Our History


We have been fishing Lake Murray for 20 years. I have fished from Texas to Va. and most states between them. I was raised in North Carolina on a farm. Moved to lake murray 21 years ago and started fishing for stripe bass. It is a thrill each time I go out fishing. My biggest on murray has been 30+ lb. but I know there are much bigger in the lake. I had the pleasure to be a part of catching a 55 lb. striper off the coast of north carolina. i have also landed a 350 lb. blue marlin out of charleston south carolina.

1)  PLAYIN HOOKY IS OWNED AND           OPERATED BY CAPTAIN RONNIE FAIRCLOTH

2)  CAPTAIN RONNIE HAS LIVED AT LAKE MURRAY FOR THE PAST 21 YEARS

3)  CAPTAIN RONNIE IS A MASTER TAXIDERMIST   

4)  SEA SCHOOL FOR USCG CAPTION IN 

     2005

5)  HAVE HAD CPR TRAINING 

6)  HAVE ATTENDED LAKE MURRAY POWER        SQUAD SAFETY COURSE

7)  HAD ATTENDED CLASS ON FIRST AID

8)  MEMBER OF MIDLAND STRIPER CLUB 

9)  CAPTAIN RONNIE IS PROUD TO BE A       MASTER MASON AT LODGE # 123

      AT BALENTINE SOUTH CAROLINA

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