Capt. Austin's Guide Service in Beaufort, North Carolina

Guided by Austin Goodwin

Flats Inshore Jetty

About Your Guide

10 Years of Experience

Captain Austin has been on the water since before he can remember, fishing with his folks around eastern North Carolina. He knows the best fishing grounds like the back of his hand, and loves showing newcomers his backyard waters. Whether you're already an experienced angler or still learning the ropes, Captain Austin knows how to put together a great trip and make sure you're in the best position to get some huge bites.

Capt. Austin's Guide Service Trips

Get out there and get after one of North Carolina's premier sportfish in the blue waters off of Beaufort, NC with Captain Austin! Redfish are among the most popular inshore saltwater fish in the U.S., and for good reason—they're common, give a great fight, and provide a challenge for every level of angler. These fish inhabit a range of water types, so you'll fish a it all, from inshore shallows to deeper nearshore areas with plenty of underwater structure. Expect to practice a variety of techniques, from jigging and bottomfishing to sightcasting, depending on what the fish are doing that day. You'll get off the dock aboard your guide's 24' Carolina Skimmer center console—a great type of boat for fishing everything from flats to estuaries to nearshore structure. It's powered by a 300 HP Suzuki 4-stroke engine, so you'll be on the fish in no time at all. Captain Austin will come prepared with everything you need for a great day, including rods, reels, bait, and tackle. He's an expert in these waters and will do everything he can to get you hooked up on a personal best! Bring along proper clothing, sunscreen, and a pair of polarized sunglasses to maximize your time on the water. Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Beaufort

Trophy Red Drum Trip

100% (7)
24 ft 1 - 6 People From $125 / person

Get ready to explore the inshore waters off of Beaufort, NC with Captain Austin! This trip is perfect for those looking to tackle the classic North Carolina inshore sportfish—Redfish, Spotted Trout, Bluefish, sharks, Spanish mackerel, Black Drum, and Flounder—while also enjoying the beautiful scenery. This trip is a perfect opportunity to practice your cast and retrieve with a variety of different lures and bait. You'll get to test out jigging, top-water retrieves, and some bottom fishing while you try Captain Austin's best spots and "honey holes". You'll get off the dock aboard your guide's 24' Carolina Skimmer—the ideal type of vessel for fishing everything from flats to estuaries to inshore structure. It's powered by a 300 HP Suzuki 4-stroke engine, so you'll be on the fish in no time at all. Captain Austin will come prepared with everything you need for a great day, including rods, reels, bait, and tackle. He's an expert in these waters and will do everything he can to get you hooked up on a personal best! Bring along proper clothing, sunscreen, and a pair of polarized sunglasses to maximize your time on the water. Read More

Flats, Inshore, Jetty Fishing Charter in Beaufort

NC Inshore Slam

100% (7)
24 ft 1 - 6 People From $117 / person

Recent Reviews of Capt. Austin's Guide Service

Scott B.

Fishing

No plans, but Captain Austin put us on the redfish, doormat flounder and some fighting chomped blues. Great day on the water.

Amanda B.

Fishing

Austin worked so, so hard trying to give our family a great experience even though Mother Nature was working against us. Thank you Austin!

Stan L.

Fishing

Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish. We can’t wait to go again! Captain Austin was great and found us the perfect spot.

Jack T.

Fishing

An excellent morning with Captain Austin. His knowledge and expertise guaranteed us a massive haul of fish to take home for the grill!

Brent L.

Fishing

We picked a great day to be on the ocean today with Capt Austin. We were able to catch several fish and the kids enjoyed their time on the water. Austin was very professional and knew some great spots to keep them busy. His equipment was great and we enjoyed his knowledge of the area. I’d highly recommend him to anybody looking for a charter and a great day of fishing and site seeing.

Tanner E.

Fishing

Excellent display of knowledge and professionalism from Captain Austin that far surpassed my expectations. We went from catching them on a fly rod, to catching them on a spinning rod, to hanging out and just talking as we trolled. Couldn’t keep the fish off the line no matter what we did. I would highly recommend Capt. Austin to anyone who is looking to learn new techniques and catch fish with a deeply passionate and experienced angler. 10/10!

Missy D.

Fishing

Captain Austin had scouted out a location in advance, and right off the bat we had sharks coming in. We ended up hooking into some 12 foot sharks, which was amazing! They were swimming right up to the boat, and the water was clear enough we could see them easily. We did land some 5 foot ones, and at one point we had 3 of the 4 lines all fighting good size sharks. We also caught a huge stingray which seemed to take forever to get to the boat, but it was so much fun. I would highly recommend him anytime!

Species

Black Drum, Black Seabass, Flounder, Redfish, Speckled Trout

Techniques

Artificial Lure Fishing, Bottom Fishing, Cut Bait Fishing, Drift Fishing, Jigging, Light Tackle Fishing, Live Bait Fishing, Sight Casting, Surf Fishing, Trolling

Types of Fishing

Flats, Inshore, Jetty

Start Location

2400 Lennoxville Road, Beaufort, NC 28516, United States

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