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Fishing in Ogden
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trip description for Shark Fishing Trip in Ogden

Hop on board with Captain Judson and get ready to hunt the predators of the ocean in this exciting fishing adventure! Sand Tigers are found off the coast of North Carolina all year long and can grow up to 12 feet, so be ready to do some serious reeling! These beasts come out of the womb already 4 feet long and like to linger around wrecks and live-bottom habitats. Sporting small fins, pointed snouts and jagged teeth, Sand Tiger Sharks have menacing looks but are usually docile around humans, so no need to be intimidated! On this 4, 6, or 8-hour trip, Captain Judson will take you from Ogden to the nearshore waters off the coast of North Carolina where you'll be going after monstrous Tiger Sharks. You'll be using a couple of different methods to catch these big fish including light tackle, bottom fishing, and trolling. Whichever method, Captain Judson knows the waters and will get you properly set up for some bites! You'll be fishing aboard a 17’ Maverick skiff boat with a capacity for 6 people. Equipped with a 125 HP Yamaha engine, this boat is maneuverable and will get you to even hard to reach spots in the inshore and nearshore areas. This vessel comes with a trolling motor, elevated casting platforms, a push-pole and a power-pole to let you get those perfect casts! Captain Judson will provide all rods, reels, tackle, and live bait. Cold waters and a cooler full of ice will be on board with enough room to store your own food and drinks. All you need to bring are sunglasses, sunscreen, and any snacks or drinks you might need. Even if the weather does not show rain, a rain jacket is recommended. Come aboard and Captain Judson will make sure you get some picture-worthy fish! Read More

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trip description for Full Day Offshore in Wrightsville Beach

We will usually run about 20 miles offshore to where the higher relief ledges and wrecks can stretch for miles. Big depth changes offshore usually mean more schools of bait and more predator fish chasing them. I like to maximize fishing time so we will usually start on the inshore edge of where the best action has been and work our way further offshore. King Mackerel are the majority of what we will catch, with Amberjack, Barracuda, Mahi and possibly a Sailfish mixing in. This trip is for those who love to be far out to sea for an extended period of time. I will clean your fish and bag the filets when we get back to the dock. Read More

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trip description for Bottomfishing Trip in Wrightsville Beach

Get ready to explore the various bottomfishing options on the beautiful waters off of Wrightsville Beach, NC with Captain Jason! This trip is perfect for those looking to tackle a wide variety of species, especially fun and hard-fighting North Carolina deep-water targets such as Black Drum, Black Seabass, Sheepshead, Red Snappers, and Grunt. This trip will focus on jigging and bottomfishing for stubborn, bottom-dwelling fish. Once these lunkers take that bait, get ready for a great fight! Captain Jason knows how to put you where the fish are, but once that rod is in your hands, it's you versus the fish. Bring your strength, skills and stamina, because these fish will be on their A-game. You'll get off the dock aboard your guide's 26' Seahunt center console—a great type of boat for fishing everything around Wrightsville Beach. It's powered by twin Yamaha engines, so you'll be on the fish in no time at all. Captain Jason 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

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trip description for Wilmington Inshore Fishing Special in Wilmington

Let Captain Jamie be your guide to the rich inshore waters of Wilmington, North Carolina on this half-day trip. You'll get to chase a variety of inshore gamefish species on light tackle, including Carolina classics such as Redfish, Spotted Trout, and Flounder, plus the chance for cruising Cobia, Triggerfish, Striped Bass, and more. If you get a little further out, cross your fingers for Bluefish, Bonito, Spanish Mackerel, and other speedy fish. Captain Jamie is an extremely experienced fisherman—if it swims, he's probably hooked it, and would love to help you do the same. Captain Jamie's will take you out aboard his 21' SeaPro bay boat—a perfect vessel for the inshore waters you'll be fishing. It's equipped with a 150 HP Yamaha motor, so you'll be on the fish in no time, plus a trolling motor so you can sneak up on your targets. Captain Jamie will provide all the rods, reels, tackle, and live bait. All you need to bring are a pair of polarized sunglasses, sunscreen, and any snacks or drinks you might need. Book your trip today and let Captain Jamie take care of the rest! Read More

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trip description for Inshore backwater trips in Southport

Based out of the Oak Island, this is your ticket to a memorable time on the water. Come on aboard with Capt. Parks, whose main priority is to get you on some fish. He specializes in light tackle, and fly fishing, depending on the species you’re targeting. Speaking of which, you have the option of 4 to 8-hour trips, where you’ll be fishing for the likes of Spanish Mackerel, Redfish, Flounder, Spotted Seatrout, Tarpon, or Bonito, depending on the specific season and the day’s weather. Your adventure begins on board a 22’ Simmons Custom boat that can fit a maximum of 4 anglers. The boat is fitted with a wireless trolling motor and power poles . When it comes to rods, reels, and terminal tackle, everything you need is included in the price. I have a blanket fishing licenses to cover everyone onboard. You will not need a fishing license. You’ll be able to keep any legal species caught during the trip. All Children are welcome aboard and fish for free under the age of 13. I look forward to helping get the young ones started early. Book your trip now and hit the water! Read More

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trip description for 3/4 Day King Mackerel in Wrightsville Beach

We’ll be trolling from 7 to 12 miles offshore for King Mackerel, still within sight of land for the most part. There is a large area of hard bottom that holds bait in this area, and that is what attracts the larger predator fish. Sometimes we have to cover a lot of ground before we find a good bite, but that is the advantage of my style of trolling, we keep moving until we find the fish. This is what I recommend for folks who want to catch big fish without having to go a long way offshore or spend a long day on the boat. I will clean your fish and bag the filets when we get back to the dock. Read More

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Everything to Know About Booking a Fishing Charter in Carolina Beach

What are the best fishing charters in Carolina Beach?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 22 trip in Carolina Beach: Carolina Beach Inshore guided by Devin.

Our guides in Carolina Beach are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 2732 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.

All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.

Other popular cities nearby for booking a charter include Wrightsville Beach, Wilmington and Ogden.

Looking for kid friendly charters / fishing lessons in Carolina Beach? Check out our beginner and family friendly charters in Carolina Beach.

What types of fishing charters are common in Carolina Beach?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular in Carolina Beach as well as nearshore fishing, inshore fishing, and flats fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in Carolina Beach are: 1. redfish, 2. spanish mackerel, 3. kingfish, and 4. black seabass.

The most common fishing techniques in Carolina Beach are trolling, light tackle fishing, and bottom fishing but live bait fishing and drift fishing are popular as well.

How much do Carolina Beach fishing charters cost?

in Carolina Beach prices can range anywhere from about $450 to $1,000, but the average price for a half day trip in Carolina Beach is $503. The average price for a full day trip in Carolina Beach is $855.

What month is best for fishing in Carolina Beach?

The most popular season for fishing in Carolina Beach is summer, and most anglers book their trips 13 days in advance.

Do I need a Carolina Beach fishing license and what are the bag limits in Carolina Beach?

You’re in luck! Our fishing tours in Carolina Beach don’t require you to purchase a fishing license – your group is covered by your boat’s captain. See here for more information on bag limits and fishing season regulations in Carolina Beach.

Popular Types of Fishing In Carolina Beach

Carolina Beach fishing charters offer a variety of options for anglers of all levels. The most common types of fishing charters in Carolina Beach are inshore, nearshore, and offshore. Inshore charters are perfect for those who want to stay close to the shore and catch fish like red drum, flounder, and speckled trout. Nearshore charters take you a bit further out to catch fish like Spanish mackerel, king mackerel, and cobia. Offshore charters are for the more adventurous anglers who want to go out to the Gulf Stream and catch big game fish like tuna, mahi-mahi, and wahoo.

Some of the most common fish to catch in Carolina Beach include red drum, flounder, speckled trout, Spanish mackerel, king mackerel, cobia, tuna, mahi-mahi, and wahoo. Carolina Beach fishing charters often visit landmarks like the Carolina Beach Fishing Pier and the Masonboro Inlet. So, whether you're a seasoned angler or a beginner, there's a Carolina Beach fishing charter that's perfect for you.

The Best Places To Fish In Carolina Beach

Carolina Beach, North Carolina is a popular destination for fishing enthusiasts. With its miles of coastline and abundant marine life, there are plenty of great spots to cast a line. Here are some of the best places to fish in Carolina Beach, whether you're looking to go on a fishing charter or just cast from the shore:

1. Carolina Beach Fishing Pier - This iconic pier is a great spot for both novice and experienced anglers, with a variety of fish species to catch.

2. Freeman Park - This beachfront park offers plenty of space to fish from the shore, with opportunities to catch flounder, red drum, and more.

3. Masonboro Island - This undeveloped island is accessible only by boat, but offers some of the best fishing in the area, with a variety of species including speckled trout and Spanish mackerel.

4. Fishing Charters - For those looking for a more guided experience, there are plenty of fishing charters available in Carolina Beach, offering trips to offshore reefs and wrecks for a chance to catch larger game fish like tuna and mahi-mahi.

5. Kure Beach Fishing Pier - Just a short drive from Carolina Beach, this pier offers a similar experience to the Carolina Beach Fishing Pier, with a variety of fish species to catch and a great view of the ocean.

Other Things To Do In Carolina Beach

While Carolina Beach fishing charters are a popular attraction, there are plenty of other things to do in this vibrant city. Take a stroll down the Carolina Beach Boardwalk, where you can enjoy carnival rides, games, and delicious food. For a more laid-back experience, visit the Carolina Beach State Park, where you can hike, bike, or kayak through the beautiful natural surroundings. If you're looking for a bit of history, check out the Fort Fisher State Historic Site, which played a crucial role in the Civil War. And of course, no trip to Carolina Beach is complete without a visit to the beach itself. With miles of pristine coastline, you can swim, sunbathe, or simply relax and take in the stunning ocean views.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    Had a great half-day trip fishing with Capt Jamie near Wrightsville Beach and Masonboro Island. We caught a few fish and learned a lot about the fishery and habitat. Knowledgeable and patient captain. Saw some dolphins, too.

    Tom D. with Jamie R. of Wilmington, North Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    Great experience. Caught 30 fish in about 3 hours. Captain Joe was phenomenal.

    Jason M. with Joe C. of Wilmington, North Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    Great day with Cap. Joe super friendly guy, very knowledgeable and we caught fish left and right. Highly recommend him and we'll definitely book with him again next time.

    Luis G. with Joe C. of Wilmington, North Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    We booked a trip with captain Jaime for two days in the beginning of our trip. My fiancé is an avid fisherman, and was able to pick captain Jamie‘s brain for information on the area, and he gladly shared. Captain brought us to some great spots, and there were some fish caught. We even got to fish one of the shipwrecks from the Civil War, which was amazing. We couldn’t of asked for a more hospitable and kind and knowledgeable guide for this trip.

    Richard G. with Jamie R. of Wilmington, North Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    My son and I had such a fun trip with Captain Jamie! He was great with my son, a patient teacher, and he navigated the area with ease. He even tried to hook us a shark! We also saw dolphins and lovely wildlife, and we caught some interesting fish. My son can’t wait to go back and is counting down the days until we see Jamie again!

    Heather B. with Jamie R. of Wilmington, North Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    Jordan was a great captain! By gosh, by dern, he was going to find some fish for us. Nearly defeated, he found a spot at the end of our trip. He was kind enough to let us fish a bit longer than scheduled so we could pull in a few. Thank you!

    Macy C. with Jordan V. of Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    I enjoyed the trip and would like to go back out for grouper and mahi

    Leanna S. with Jordan V. of Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    Great trip! Captain Chuck was terrific and really worked hard to ensure our 10 yo grandson had ax great time and even got him some fish. Highly recommended.

    James D. with Chuck B. of Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Dave was amazing! We went to a few different spots and caught a good bit of fish. Youre guaranteed to have a great time out there!

    Adri P. with Dave W. of Wilmington, North Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    Great time! Can't wait to go back.

    Kyle G. with Drew Z. of Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    Captain G is the man! We had a blast on our trip chasing reds on soft plastics and fly inshore, hammering flounder at G's secret spot, loading up on Spanish Mackerel at the jetties, running the beaches for cobia and catching bluefish and a 6' Blacktip Shark, and then running a few miles off to try our luck on some amberjack. This trip was a wild nonstop adventure and I came away amazed at the variety of fishing opportunities Captain G can line up at the drop of a hat. There was never a dull moment and G's setup is perfect for skinny water, zipping down the coast, and fishing open water offshore. His gear is top of the line and he was super quick to re-rig tackle when needed so we were keeping lines wet. 10/10 and can't wait to fish with G again sometime soon. -Jonathan with Captain Experiences

    Jonathan N. with Guion L. of Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    Capt Joe was the best captain we could ask for.. He put us right on the fish and was hitting almost not stop for the duration.. Highly-qualified and great personality ...

    Kevin L. with Joe C. of Wilmington, North Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    It was a great trip and the kids caught fish.

    David H. with Guion L. of Wilmington, North Carolina

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