Hitman Sportfishing in Wanchese, North Carolina

Guided by James Byrd

Inshore Nearshore

About Your Guide

Captain James is a North Carolina local, having grown up in the Outer Banks. He spent his childhood fishing, and then proceeded to make his life about fishing as well. He has over two decades of angling under his tackle belt, with 15 years as a licensed Captain. His greatly enjoys being able to take people out on the water and show them the best fishing experience they've ever had in their life! A day on the water with Captain James is sure to be fun, safe, and exciting for the experienced saltwater angler or the first-timer.

Hitman Sportfishing Trips

Join Captain James for an unforgettable fishing adventure out of Wanchese, North Carolina! This exciting trip will take you out to the rich fishing grounds off the coast of North Carolina, where you'll have the opportunity to target a variety of species, including Redfish, Bluefish, Gag Grouper, Spanish Mackerel, and Black Seabass. Captain James is a skilled and experienced angler who knows the waters of Wanchese like the back of his hand. He will take you out on his purpose-built 41' Hatteras sportfisher, a top-of-the-line vessel that is designed specifically for fishing the coastal waters of North Carolina. As you journey out to the fishing grounds, you'll have the chance to take in the stunning natural beauty of the area. The crystal clear waters and picturesque coastline provide the perfect backdrop for a day of fishing. Once you arrive at the fishing grounds, Captain James will provide you with all the necessary gear and tackle, as well as expert instruction to help you land these elusive and powerful fish. Whether you are an experienced angler or a novice, this fishing adventure is sure to be an exciting and memorable experience. So come join Captain James and experience the thrill of fishing out of Wanchese, North Carolina! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Wanchese

Outer Banks Action

100% (6)
41 ft 1 - 4 People From $188 / person

This is a perfect trip for families and new anglers. In addition to fishing a range of inshore habitats for a wide variety of species, you’ll get to see landmarks such as the Bodie Island Lighthouse, Duck Island Club, the old commercial fish houses, and secluded sand islands fish camps. Usually, you’ll also get to see pods of dolphin. Let Captain James be your guide to some of the best inshore fishing in the Outer Banks as you troll for Bluefish and Spanish Mackerel, drift for Croaker, Flounder, Spotted Seatrout, and Triggerfish, and cast out for Redfish in the beautiful Oregon Inlet area. You'll get to use several different techniques, and with some luck you'll pull up a champion fish from one of Captain James' secret holes. On the morning of the trip, you'll head out Captain James' recently-revamped 41' sportfisher, built for speed, performance, and comfort. He'll bring everything necessary for a blue-ribbon fishing experience, including rods, reels, tackle, bait, and most importantly, his expertise for catching prizewinners. To maximize your experience on the water, make sure to remember a pair of Polarized Sunglasses, a Hat, Weather-Appropriate Clothing, and Sunscreen! Read More

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Wanchese

Inshore Fish Frenzy

100% (6)
41 ft 1 - 4 People From $250 / person

Recent Reviews of Hitman Sportfishing

Kris S.


The captain and deckhand went above and beyond to get us in the tuna we were after. They didn’t hesitate if we had to move to different area to get us on the tuna. Highly recommend this trip.

Tim F.


Had an awesome day on the water. Perfect conditions and the Captain and first mate put us on the big ones!

Daniel V.


A beautiful sunrise on the way to Oregon Inlet set the mood for the rest of the day. No sooner had we slowed to trolling speed and the mate get all four lines in the water that we had our first “fish on”. As we took turns reeling in the first we each had time to ask questions and get interesting facts in return from the mate, Charles. Wonderful trip, plenty of action and advice.

Matt S.


Our crew had a great time on the boat even know that this isn’t a good time to go fishing this time of the year but they put us on some fish and we had a great time. The boat was nice an clean and really roomie for 6 of us . Minus the dumb girl that was on the boat before us should have known better then to flush a tampon down the toilet but nope she did it so the toilet was broken but the captain hooked us up with a bucket for us if we needed it. My son an I will definitely be back to go out on the boat with these guys again probably next year . I would definitely recommend these guys to take ya out on the boat to catch some fish an to have a good time. Thanks again for a great time!

Bryce D.


My family had a wonderful trip with Captain James and first mate Charles. We went on a 12p-6p trip and definitely had a good time. We started the trip cobia hunting and trolling but with no real success they decided to take us to a more tried and true place so that we could at least get some action. After we caught some Seabass bottom fishing we went back out trolling for the last few hours and managed to snag a few Spanish Mackeral. James and Charles were extremely friendly and answered any questions we had. They still managed to put us in a position to catch fish when the biting wasn’t as regular as some other days. Would highly recommend this charter for anyone on the fence. Will absolutely take this trip the next time we are in the area.

Justin K.


Capt. James is no BS tells you what’s biting and leaves decisions up to you. Put us on a giant pile of King Fish was non stop action. The boys had a blast and First mate is top notch. I am a fisherman, crabber and, avid hunter. These guys are top of the mark. They know their craft and are extremely good at what they do. Looking very much forward to some deep sea trips on Hitman and I am telling you. You want to have a great time with two great guys. Book this boat!


Black Seabass, Bluefish, Flounder, Gag Grouper, Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, Speckled Trout


Artificial Lure Fishing, Cut Bait Fishing, Drift Fishing, Light Tackle Fishing, Live Bait Fishing, Trolling

Types of Fishing

Inshore, Nearshore

Start Location

708 Harbor Road, Wanchese, NC 27981, United States | Bodies of water fished: Outer Banks

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