Guided by Justin Gilgo
Deep Sea Inshore Nearshore
Captain Justin writes: "I was born and raised on the water in Eastern NC and have been around fishing my whole life. I just love the water and the ocean. I'm a full time Fire Inspector and Fire Engineer for the town of Emerald Isle, and run fishing charters on my days off. I started my own fishing charter business in 2015 and love every minute of it!"
Captain Justin is a true local expert when it comes to fishing these waters, with years of recreational, charter, and commercial fishing under his belt! Whether you're an experienced angler going after a personal best, or just looking for a fun day of fishing with your family, you'll have a blast on the water with him.
North Carolina is one of the only places in the US where it's possible to catch Bluefin Tuna this close to shore! In certain seasons, these huge pelagic fish migrate north, and pass close to the beaches of the Outer Banks and barrier islands, giving fisherman an unmatched opportunity to hook these incredible fish without going hours offshore. Captain Justin is an experienced fisherman and a terrific guide who knows exactly how to put you on the fish and help you hook one. 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, which can weigh in at around 500 pounds, although 300-pounders are more common. Unsurprisingly, Bluefin are incredible fighters that can really wear you out, so bring your strength and stamina for this trip! On the day of the trip, you'll go aboard Captain Justin's 27' ProLine center console—a perfect boat for finding, chasing, and landing big Bluefin. It's equipped with twin 250-HP Susuki 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
If you're looking for some exciting offshore fishing, complete with screaming reels and giant fish, you've come to the right place. Captain Justin's Gulfstream Special trip is a must for avid anglers looking to hook up on big-league sportfish, including species such as Tuna, Dorado, Marlin, and Sailfish. The Gulfstream is a major trans-Atlantic current that runs from the Gulf of Mexico all the way to Europe. It carries warm weather, rain, and tons of nutrients across the Atlantic. This combination of factors attract tons of bait, which in turn lure giant fish with the promise of a feeding frenzy. If you've never fished this unique and challenging underwater environment, there's no better opportunity. You'll employ a range of techniques and plenty of gear to catch these trophy species, and when one takes the bait—get ready for the fight of a lifetime! On the morning of the trip, you'll head out on Captain Justin's 27' ProLin center console. She's powered by twin 25-HP Suzuki engines, so you'll be out to the fishing grounds in a hurry. On the way, you'll troll for species such as Cobia and Mahi—both great fighters and delicious eating fish to boot! Once you're out deep in the blue, you'll troll at different depths to attract various species of fish. When a big Sailfish or Tuna whacks that bait, be ready! Captain Justin will be prepared with everything you need for a blue-ribbon day, including rods, reels, bait, tackle, and most importantly, his years of experience hunting champion pelagic predators. To make the most of your experience on the water, make sure to bring Polarized Sunglasses, Weather-Appropriate Clothing, Hat, and Sunscreen. Get ready to have a blast! Read More
If you've been wanting to whack some big ones off the coast of North Carolina, this trip out of Sealevel, NC with Captain Justin is your ticket! On this trip, you'll focus on bottomfishing, going after a bunch of species, including Bluefish, Black Seabass, and Triggerfish. There's also topwater gamefish such as Spanish and King Mackerel. There's no better trip if you're looking for variety—if it swims, Captain Justin will help you hook it! You'll be spending the day aboard a fast, comfortable 27' ProLine center console. She's powered by twin Suzuki engines with a combined 500 horsepower. This versatile boat is perfect for fishing the different conditions around Sealevel, and is super comfortable as well. On board, Captain Justin has a fishfinder, GPS, a live well, and an ice box for your catch! He'll also provide everything you need for a perfect day on the water, including rods, reels, bait, and tackle. His goal is for everyone to have a blast and to catch a bunch of fish! Remember to bring proper clothing, a hat, and sunscreen. Read More
The NC inshore is prime territory if you want to hook up big-league Redfish! Join Captain Justin on the inshore waters off of Sealevel, NC, and search for big Reds, Speckled Trout, and even Flounder—all at night! At night, fish behave very differently, and many become more aggressive feeders once the sun sets. You'll chase these fish using classic light-tackle techniques and a combination of live bait and lures. Redfish are one of America's most popular saltwater gamefish for a reason, and they're a blast to catch for seasoned anglers and novices alike. You'll be fishing from Captain Justin's fast, comfortable 27' ProLine center console. She's powered by twin Suzuki engines with a combined 500 horsepower. This versatile boat is perfect for fishing the different conditions around Sealevel, and is super comfortable as well. On board, Captain Justin has a fishfinder, GPS, a live well, and an ice box for your catch! On this adventure, all you need to bring is some appropriate clothing, food, and drinks. There's no sunscreen needed on this night trip. Captain Josh will provide everything else including rods, reels, bait, and tackle. Everything you catch on this adventure will be released to protect the delicate balance of the estuary. This trip should be incredible! Read More
He got on the Red Drum at night. He knows the waters. Great boat and Captain.
We can’t thank Captain Justin and his deck hand enough for such a wonderful day! We caught mahi mahi and several blackfin tuna. The deck hand was so good about getting lines back out in the water, making sure we didn’t get tangled in each other’s lines, and gaffing the fish. We ended up seeing flying fish, dolphjns, and several large fish breaching the water. Once we were on the fish the caltain did a great job keeping us on them. They were both very patient with me when I got sea sick. There was a small toilet on the boat which was nice for us ladies who did the trip. Overall, it was a wonderful charter. I HIGHLY recommend them! …
Great Captian! Very accommodating and fun!! Looking forward to making a trip back again and doing the Gulf Stream with Justin!
Justin was awesome and willing to talk and share stories an experiences. He made the trip go so well. Oh, and we caught fish, too! Thanks, Justin!
Justin was amazing. Messaged me a few days in advance of the trip to let me know that weather would impact our scheduled trip and asked me if I wanted to move a day later. Glad we did. What a great day. Perfect weather, Justin kept us over fish all day! He is quite handy with a fillet knife too. …
Black Seabass, Blue Marlin, Bluefin Tuna, Bluefish, Kingfish, Mahi Mahi, Redfish, Sailfish, Spanish Mackerel, Speckled Trout, Triggerfish, Wahoo, White Marlin
Bottom Fishing, Heavy Tackle Fishing, Jigging, Light Tackle Fishing, Live Bait Fishing, Trolling
Deep Sea, Inshore, Nearshore
141 Cedar Creek Road, Sealevel, NC 28577, United States