Guided by Justin Ragsdale
If you ever needed a key to the amazing waters off of Atlantic Beach, NC, then Captain Justin is your man. Not only is he an experienced guide and a top-quality angler who will put you on the fish and help you land 'em, but he'll also go above and beyond to show you the natural beauty of this environment. He loves being on the water, and truly appreciates it, from the sunrises to the pelicans to the jumping dolphins. In his words, his goal is "full immersion for the ultimate angling experience."
In the late fall and early winter months, something crazy happens on the beaches of the Outer Banks: Bluefin Tuna, migrating up the coast, come in close to the shore to gorge on menhaden in the shallow water! Captain Justin, one of the most versatile and experienced captains on the Crystal Coast, has been targeting these migrating fish for years and would love to share this incredible opportunity with you if you're in town between November and December. This is a seasonal trip laser-focused on finding, fighting, and reeling in one of the Atlantic's, biggest, fastest and most impressive fish, the Bluefin Tuna, in meer feet of water. With Captain Justin, you'll head out for a short ride from the dock to the oceanside surf waters. He'll come prepared with all the necessary gear, including top-quality rods and reels, trolling equipment, and most importantly, plenty of expertise for tackling these massive fish. Captain Justin will clean and package your catch for you if you catch some smaller keepers, but it should be noted that any commercial-size fish (73inches or bigger) will be kept by the captain per federal regulations. On the day of the trip, you'll go aboard Captain Justin's 30' Contender center console—a perfect boat for finding, chasing, and landing Tuna. It's equipped with two 300HP Yamaha engines, so you'll spend less time cruising and more time fishing. You'll be set up with everything you need—but when the rod is in your hands, it's just you versus the fish! To make the most of the day, make sure to bring the essentials: Polarized Sunglasses, Hat, Weather-Appropriate Clothing, Sunscreen, and a Camera! Read More
Great - enjoyed every minute.
My son and I had a wonderful time today! He’s only 6 and Justin was amazing with him. We will definitely go out with Justin again next time we’re around!
Our crew had a great day with Captain Justin. Wonderful Captain! Caught some great fish and he was awesome with our little ones. Highly recommend
We booked a trip in December right before Christmas as our family gift. We have never been deep sea fishing before. I was worried, being so chilly in December, that the fishing would be slow. Justin did a FANTASTIC job for us. We caught more fish than we could count. Justin made sure we always had the right bait/lure we needed and found the “sweet spots” frequently! When things slowed down, action wise, he would move us to another location. The afternoon was well spent…..So were our arms from all the fish we caught.!!! It was an amazing experience! Justin even cleaned and fillet the fish we kept. He made our first experience an absolute joy! Highly recommend this Charter when you’re ready to hit the open water any time of year! …
YOU.HAVE.TO.GO.WITH.CAPTAIN JUSTIN!!! This man is awesome to fish with. It’s not about the fishing, it’s all about YOU and what will make YOU happy. Truly a wonderful day of fishing and catching. I’ve been chartering boats off the NC coast for about 8 years and this is the first time I can say, “I’ll be back to charter with you again”. He put us on the fish immediately and a bite within the first 30 SECONDS of casting the first reel. At times, we had to catches at the same time….kept us busy! …
Captain Justin was a delight that interacted well with all of our family members. He is a great guy with a good sense of humor and loved helping the novices in our party catch fish, He is also knowledgeable about the area and shared much knowledge about the marine life of the area. His boat was clean, very capable and well equiped. He got us on fish quickly and we caught a bunch. We couldn’t he happier or more satisfied with our experience. We highly, highly recommend booking a trip with him. You won’t be sorry. …
We caught several fish, from sharks, blues, spanish mackerel and juvenile grouper to 4 flounder that weighed 18 lbs. Two of those were my first citations and I have been fishing flounder for over 30 years. Captain Justin spent 2 hours catching bait and didn’t count that time towards our fishing time. We had a 9 year old that the Captain took under his wing and he couldn’t stop talking about the trip. We will definitely be calling Justin in the near future and I strongly endorse him for all potential charter needs. …
Bottom Fishing, Drift Fishing, Heavy Tackle Fishing, Live Bait Fishing, Sight Casting, Surf Fishing, Trolling
610 Atlantic Beach Causeway, Atlantic Beach, NC 28512, United States