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trip description for NC Full Day Trip in Morehead City

Get ready to explore the inshore and nearshore waters off of Morehead City, NC with Captain Jeffrey! This trip is perfect for those looking to tackle a wide variety of species, from classic North Carolina inshore sportfish such as Redfish and Spotted Trout, alongside hard-fighting nearshore fish such as Cobia, Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Flounder, Bluefish, and Striped Bass. This trip will focus on trolling and bottomfishing for a huge range of species, so you'll get to put a bunch of different techniques to use. Captain Jeffrey knows how to put you where the fish are, but once that rod is out of the rod holder and 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 24' Carolina Skiff—a great type of boat for fishing everything from flats to estuaries to nearshore structure. It's powered by a 200 HP Suzuki engine, so you'll be on the fish in no time at all. Captain Jeffrey 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 Full Day Gulf Stream in Morehead City

On our full day trips we have the option of trolling for species such as mahi, wahoo, tuna, sailfish,blue marlin,king mackerel. OR bottom fishing for species such as grouper, snapper, trigger fish, seabass. Enjoy the day in the Bluewater! Read More

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trip description for Trophy red drum trip in Morehead City

Get out there and get after one of North Carolina's premier sportfish in the blue waters off of Morehead City, NC with Captain Jeffrey! Redfish are among the most popular 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 range a water types, including inshore shallows and deeper nearshore areas with 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 Skiff—a great type of boat for fishing everything from flats to estuaries to nearshore structure. It's powered by a 200 HP Suzuki engine, so you'll be on the fish in no time at all. Captain Jeffrey 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 Quick Trips Lots of Action! in Morehead City

4 HR-Morning, Lunch, Afternoon) On our 1/2 day trips we stay within sight of land and were generally trolling for target species such as spanish mackerel, Bluefish, bonito occasionally flounder, drum, and cobia. Our half days are perfect for the whole family as well as small children because we can always look for the wild horses and dolphins around our numerous islands while fishing! Read More

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trip description for Cape Lookout Custom Charter in Morehead City

Experienced Eastern North Carolina Captain for over 40 years. Retired from the Medical Field a year ago and now going nearly full time guiding and Charter . I’m experienced in everything from the rivers to 100 miles offshore and everything in between . I offer Custom Charters , meaning ,, if you can imagine the trip, I’ve already done it many times and can guarantee a uniquely gratifying experience . Unless the weather is surprisingly challenging, I can always adjust to the conditions to salvage a trip. Let your imagination lead you. I have 3 amazing vessels that offer a unique experience from the super shallow flats and beach access , to comfortable trolling , fishing , and ECO Tours . All Customizable to the clients needs . Available all week . Morning, midday, and sunset cruises. Pamlico, Craven , and Carteret Counties are ALL my backyard. I love to teach techniques of fishing and local lore . I’ve raised 5 daughters and numerous sons to the blessings of the salt water . I love youngins and their parents and catering to the next generations of anglers and Captains . Teaching everything I know and have experienced is an opportunity to leave a Legacy . I’m a very young 60ish Captain and fell like I’ve got 30 more years to impart experiences and knowledge . Let’s make Memories ! On this vessel particularly. .. fishing … Trout, Drum, Tarpon , Spanish, Bonito, Kings, Cobia , bottom species . Mahi as they move within 30 miles . Tuna in season. Commercial and For Hire is a unique opportunity to land a few coolers full of meat . Fly Rod, Casting, and Trolling are specialties available , and depending upon the experience of my clients , customizable to the day. ECO TOUR … limitless opportunities, I have a Permit to land on our National Seashores , ie, Cape Lookout and Shackleford Banks . I have the unique guarantee to be able to guide clients to the most amazing experiences to truly find all sorts of critters, shellfish, starfish , sanddollars, and virgin beaches in our area . Of course I’ll have to confiscate your cell phones and gps devices plus utilize blindfolds to and from the areas of paradise. Of course so that said areas remain anonymous. I specialize in personal private experiences , but I can also put the serious social beach goers in the middle of the “Fun” crowd . These ECO Tours can be customized to include some fishing as well for a combination . ECO plus Sunset fishing/cruising I has been a big request . And it’s amazingly fun . I have done weddings and funerals as well . Just mentioned that to verify ,,, I do it ALL respectfully. Read More

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trip description for Gulf Stream 10-Hour in Atlantic Beach

On this trip, you'll head deep offshore towards the Gulf Stream, a huge current that carries warm, rich water from the Gulf of Mexico all the way to Europe! There's no better place to hook up all kinds of pelagic fish, and Captain Bradley is the man for the job! On board his 35' Down East Cruiser, you'll be able to hook up some thrilling sportfish including Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Wahoo, and White Marlin. Captain Bradley will provide you with all the necessary fishing equipment, including rods, reels, bait, and tackle, and will give you a quick rundown on the different types of fish that you might catch. As you venture deeper into the Gulf Stream, you'll be surrounded by the deep blue waters of the ocean, and the sun will shine down on you as you search for your next big catch. With Captain Bradley's guidance and expertise, you'll have a good chance of catching some fish and experiencing the thrill of reeling them in. Captain Bradley's 35' Down East Cruiser is a comfortable and spacious vessel, with plenty of room for you and your group to relax and enjoy the ride. You'll have access to a cabin with seating and a restroom, as well as a deck with ample space for fishing and taking in the stunning views of the open ocean. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a first-time fisherman, a fishing trip in the Gulf Stream with Captain Bradley is a thrilling and unforgettable experience that you won't want to miss! Read More

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Everything to Know About Booking a Fishing Charter in Morehead City

What are the best fishing charters in Morehead City?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 34 trips in Morehead City, and the most popular trips in the area are Disabled Vet Fishing Project guided by Joseph, NC Bluewater Special guided by Ashley, and 1/2 day inshore guided by Jeffrey.

Our guides in Morehead City are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 2712 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 Atlantic Beach, Beaufort and Harkers Island.

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

What types of fishing charters are common in Morehead City?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular in Morehead City as well as inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and jetty fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in Morehead City are: 1. redfish, 2. spanish mackerel, 3. speckled trout, and 4. black drum.

The most common fishing techniques in Morehead City are trolling, light tackle fishing, and live bait fishing but bottom fishing and heavy tackle fishing are popular as well.

How much do Morehead City fishing charters cost?

in Morehead City prices can range anywhere from about $500 to $1,550, but the average price for a half day trip in Morehead City is $557. The average price for a full day trip in Morehead City is $1,143.

What month is best for fishing in Morehead City?

The most popular season for fishing in Morehead City is summer, and most anglers book their trips 23 days in advance.

Do I need a Morehead City fishing license and what are the bag limits in Morehead City?

If you’re thinking about a saltwater trip, you’re in luck! Our saltwater fishing tours in Morehead City don’t require you to purchase a fishing license – your group is covered by your boat’s captain. For freshwater trips, you’ll still need to purchase a license. See here for more information on fishing licenses, bag limits, and fishing season regulations in Morehead City. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations.

Morehead City Fishing Overview

Morehead City, North Carolina is a renowned destination for fishing enthusiasts, with a charter fleet consisting of top-notch vessels that are highly successful in catching trophy gamefish. The city's reputation for exceptional fishing draws anglers from all over the world, particularly those eager to participate in the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament.

While trophy Marlin is a popular target in these waters, the Newport Marshes are also a favorite spot for Redfish, Trout, and Flounder, while Radio Island is rich with a variety of fish species, including Sheepshead and Sharks. Nearshore reefs offer exciting battles with Cobia, Barracuda, and Amberjack, while the Gulf Stream is home to Yellowfin and Bluefin Tuna, as well as Blue and White Marlin.

Radio Island is easily accessible from Highway 70 and is ideal for anglers seeking a quick taste of the inshore fishery. Extended half-day trips to the nearshore reefs and wrecks are perfect for filling your cooler and experiencing thrilling battles, while full-day packages are best spent in the Gulf Stream, where you're most likely to hook a ""Grander.""

The pier on the northmost side of Radio Island is the primary departure point for most boats and offers ample parking space and other amenities for anglers planning to stay for extended periods.

Traveling with a licensed charter captain eliminates the need for a fishing license and is strongly recommended for Billfishing trips from Morehead City. It's important to adhere to all rules and regulations to ensure a safe and enjoyable fishing experience.

Morehead City Inshore Fishing

Inshore fishing lets you explore the inlets, miles of shoreline, and sounds that Morehead City has to offer. The major bodies of water commonly fished are the Beaufort, Barden, and Drum inlets, and the Bogue, Back, and Core sounds as well as the Newport River. This provides plenty of inshore fishing opportunities and spots to target the species you are after. The inshore species you can expect to catch are redfish, black drum, spotted sea trout (speckled trout), and sheepshead. There are so many options, it is easy for our guides to tailor a trip based on your needs.

Morehead City Nearshore Fishing

There are endless reefs, shipwrecks, and underwater structures off the coast holding tons of exhilarating fish. Various snapper and grouper species along with tilefish hang out around these deep structures and dropping baited lines is the best way to catch them. Trolling around the reefs and other nearshore structures will produce sea bass, amberjack, kingfish, and albacore all of which will put up an incredible fight. Nearshore fishing out of Morehead City is an ideal fishing trip with short travel times and plenty of formidable fish.

Offshore Fishing in Morehead City

Located in the corner of North Carolina, the area gets some incredible offshore fishing. Heading out to the vast offshore fishing grounds your options include sought-after sportfish like tuna, sailfish, mahi-mahi, and wahoo. If you are feeling adventurous, head here for the giant bluefin tuna run from December through February. For anglers that can’t get enough, take an overnight trip out to Ocracoke or Hatteras to hit remote waters that hold giant fish.

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Popular Types of Fishing In Morehead City

Morehead City fishing charters offer a variety of options for anglers of all levels. The most common types of fishing charters include inshore, offshore, and deep-sea fishing. Inshore fishing charters are perfect for those who want to stay close to shore and catch species such as flounder, red drum, and speckled trout. Offshore fishing charters take you further out to sea and target species such as tuna, mahi-mahi, and wahoo. Deep-sea fishing charters are for the most adventurous anglers and target species such as marlin, sailfish, and swordfish.

Some of the most common fish to catch in Morehead City include bluefish, Spanish mackerel, and king mackerel. Other popular species include black sea bass, grouper, and snapper. Depending on the type of fishing charter you choose, you may also have the opportunity to catch sharks, amberjack, and cobia.

When booking a Morehead City fishing charter, be sure to ask about landmarks such as the Cape Lookout Lighthouse and the Beaufort Inlet. These are popular spots for fishing charters to visit and offer some of the best fishing opportunities in the area. So, whether you're a seasoned angler or a beginner, there's a Morehead City fishing charter that's perfect for you.

The Best Places To Fish In Morehead City

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

1. Atlantic Beach Fishing Pier - This pier is a popular spot for both locals and tourists, offering a chance to catch a variety of fish including flounder, Spanish mackerel, and bluefish.

2. Beaufort Inlet - The inlet is a great place to fish for red drum, flounder, and speckled trout. Fishing charters are available for those who want to venture out into deeper waters.

3. Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier - This pier is known for its excellent fishing opportunities, with catches including king mackerel, cobia, and tarpon.

4. Cape Lookout National Seashore - This area offers a unique fishing experience, with opportunities to catch a variety of fish including bluefish, Spanish mackerel, and even sharks. Fishing charters are available for those who want to explore the deeper waters.

5. Morehead City Waterfront - Fishing from the waterfront is a popular pastime in Morehead City, with catches including flounder, red drum, and striped bass. Fishing charters are also available for those who want to venture out into the Atlantic.

Other Things To Do In Morehead City

While Morehead City fishing charters are a popular attraction, there are plenty of other things to do in this North Carolina city. Take a stroll through the beautiful waterfront Jaycee Park or visit the North Carolina Maritime Museum to learn about the area's rich maritime history. For a fun family outing, head to the nearby Atlantic Beach for a day of swimming, sunbathing, and beach games. If you're looking for a bit of adventure, try your hand at kayaking or paddleboarding in the calm waters of Bogue Sound. And don't forget to indulge in some delicious seafood at one of the many local restaurants, like Sanitary Fish Market and Restaurant or Ruddy Duck Tavern.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    Bought this trip for my husband and he cannot stop smiling. Captain Jack was great!!! Will definitely do again!!

    Tommy D. with Jack J. of Beaufort, North Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    Great - enjoyed every minute.

    Kevin J. with Justin R. of Atlantic Beach, North Carolina

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    We had an awesome time with capt. Joe. He worked extremely hard to put us on the fish. Water conditions weren't to our favor, But we will be back next year. Can't wait to fish with our new found friend again. And have another great day on the water. ☆☆☆☆☆

    Jackie B. with Joe T. of Harkers Island, North Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    Coordinating this trip was a nightmare. I got passed around 3x. Lacking clear communication & response time. Would rather have used another service or booked directly with captain

    Connie K. with Craig H. of Beaufort, North Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    Daneil is an amazing captain. He made sure that we got a large variety of fishing experiences, we caught so many that we loss count of how many fishes were caught...we just had such an amazing day. My 17 yr old grandson slept nearly the whole way home. Highly recommend him

    Susan T. with Daniel G. of Atlantic Beach, North Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    Great trip. Very knowledgeable guide and lots of fish caught!

    Jim B. with Joseph D. of Morehead City, North Carolina

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