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Fishing Charters Near Southport, Nc
Get out there and enjoy the atmosphere of Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, and discover what fishing opportunities await you. Captain Drew is family and kid-friendly and will make sure put to show you some awesome fishing! Captain Drew runs a 25' Maycraft Pilot House, which combines the serious fishing performance of a bay boat with the comfort and safety of a much larger vessel. You’ll have enough space to move around, and there’s also some shade against the sun. Plus, this boat is equipped with fish-finding sonar equipment, GPS navigation, and a 250HP Yamaha! Fishing will be primarily nearshore locations near Wrightsville Beach, over both sand and artificial reefs. You’ll get a chance to test your skills with light tackle and trolling. Typically, you'll mix it up and chase Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, Bonito, and Sharks, depending on the time of year! You won’t need a fishing license as the charter’s got you covered. All the necessary equipment, fishing rods, lures, bait, and ice will be provided. Drew will clean and bag any catch you would like to keep at the end of the trip. There is also FREE PARKING in a private lot during the charter! Clean restrooms and marina store with drinks, snacks, and ice for sale is located a few steps from the boat. Read More
Half Day Nearshore Trip
Get ready to explore the offshore and nearshore waters off of Wrightsville Beach, NC with Captain Jason! This trip is perfect for those looking to tackle classic North Carolina sportfish such as Cobia, Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, and Snappers. This trip is a perfect opportunity to practice your cast and retrieve with a variety of different lures and baits. You'll get off the dock aboard your guide's 26' Seahunt center console—the ideal type of vessel for fishing . 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
Nearshore/Offshore NC Special
Looking for a fun-filled fishing trip for the kids near Wilmington, NC? Look no further than this kid-friendly charter! Captain G's mission is to provide a fantastic experience for kids between 4 and 13 years old. Although adults can fish too, he'll prioritize catering to the kids' needs and making sure they have the time of their lives. On this trip, you'll head up to 2 miles offshore, where you'll use light tackle to bottom fish and catch a variety of species. Catch and release is a must on this trip, so we can preserve the fish population and the ecosystem. Our goal is to keep the kids engaged and excited throughout the trip, so expect to be busy with all the catches they'll reel in! We promise to make this a memorable experience for everyone involved, with plenty of laughter and fun on board. So, whether your kids are experienced anglers or beginners, our specialized charter is the perfect choice for a day of fishing that they'll never forget. Book your trip today and let us show your kids the time of their lives! Read More
Wilmington Kids' Fishing Trip
Book a trip today with Captain Keith for a fun and memorable day out with an accommodating and friendly captain! With over 30 years of experience, Captain Keith is one of the best in the business. Hit the water on his 38-foot center console and experience an action-packed day of fishing out of Little River, South Carolina! You can choose between a 4, 5, or 7-hour adventure. For the client seeking the “Light Tackle” experience, we offer Inshore Fishing Charters in the calm waters of the Intracoastal Waterway, backwater creeks, estuaries, jetties, and nearshore wrecks. If you select the 4-hour charter, you’ll be fishing the calm waters of the Intracoastal Waterway, backwater creeks, and estuaries. Expect to catch Red Drum (Redfish), Black Drum, Spotted Sea Trout, Flounder, and much more. While fishing the estuaries, you will see a unique perspective of the Little River area and wildlife. You will be fishing with artificial and live bait, which you will catch on the trip. This trip is perfect for families with kids (all ages welcome), beginners, or those that just want a chance to discover their sea legs. If you select the light tackle 5-hour or 7-hour inshore charter, expect to catch the same fish offered on the four-hour charter along with the Bull Redfish, Flounder, Spadefish, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, and Sharks that surround the nearshore wrecks and jetties. These fish are typically a lot bigger. You will be fishing light tackle with artificial and live bait that you will catch on the trip. Don’t forget to bring food and drinks for the day, a hat, sunscreen, and a cooler to take home your day’s catch. Captain Keith will provide all rods, reels, tackle, lures, and fishing licenses. He will also clean and fillet your day’s catch after the trip is over. You will use live bait (which you will catch for the first 20-30 min of the trip) throughout the day. Test your skills and strength and fill the boat on what promises to be an exhilarating day with Captain Keith! Read More
Little River On Light Tackle
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
If you're looking to try everything that the North Carolina coast can offer, then this trip is your ticket! Get out there with Captain Clint and spend the day casting, trolling, drifting, and jigging for a wide range of popular gamefish species, including King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, Amberjack, Snapper, Triggerfish, Grouper, Wahoo, Mahi, Sea Bass, Sailfish, Sharks, and more! These classic Carolinas gamefish offer a little bit of everything—hard fighting, delicious eating, and amazing pictures! Captain Chris has decades of experience catching these prizewinners, and he will do everything he can to put you on the fish and give you the best possible chance to catch a champion. However, once the fish is on, you'll have to be on your A-game! These fish are not happy to be hooked, and it takes strength, stamina, and skill to bring them in. You'll get off the dock aboard his 31' Contender center console—the ideal type of vessel for fishing everything from the inshore to the offshore. It's powered by twin 300 HP Yamaha engines, so you'll be on the fish in no time at all. Captain Clint will come prepared with everything you need for a great day, including top-of-the-line 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
NC Offshore Gamefish Trip
Looking for an awesome fishing adventure out of Wrightsville Beach, NC? Book a charter trip with Captain Chuck and get ready to experience some of the best sportfishing that the Carolinas have to offer! On this nearshore charter with Captain Chuck, you'll get 10-15 miles offshore, where you can catch a huge variety of nearshore sportfish! This trip is perfect if you want to hook some great fighters and also take home some delicious table fare. On this trip, you'll target Black Seabass and Gag Grouper near rocks and structure, plus Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, Redfish, and Bluefish towards the top of the water column. With this many different targets, this trip has something for everyone, regardless of your experience level! Captain Chuck operates a 26' Maycraft center console, which is a very versatile vessel made to handle anything from inshore to offshore. She's powered by a 300-HP Yamaha outboard, so you'll have no trouble getting out to the best fishing grounds. She also features a ton of additional gear and amenities to enhance your trip, including trolling gear, live well for your bait, GPS and depth-finders, plus and an icebox to keep your drinks and food cool throughout the day. Captain Chuck will supply everything you need for a top-tier day, including all the rods, reels, and tackle. Bring some sunscreen and a pair of polarized sunglasses, and ready for a fishing adventure like none other! Read More
Nearshore Sportfish Roundup
On this trip, you'll hit the nearshore waters around Wrightsville Beach, NC, fishing anywhere from 2-10 miles out! There are numerous inlets, jetties, reefs, wrecks, and more to explore, and a ton of species on the menu. You'll have the opportunity to catch a wide variety of popular gamefish species, including Kingfish, Cobia, Amberjacks, Bull Redfish, Albacore, Mahi Mahi, Sharks, and even more! The techniques are up to you; choose between sight fishing and casting artificial lures, to fishing live and cut bait, bottom fishing jetties and docks, or trolling near the beaches. Captain G will be your guide on this fishing trip, and he has years of experience fishing in these waters. He operates a 23' Sea Chaser center console, which is specifically designed for inshore fishing. The boat is equipped with all the necessary fishing gear and equipment, including fishing rods, bait, and tackle, to ensure that you have a successful trip. Your vessel for the day will be Captain G's 23’ Sea Chaser center console. It is one of the newest vessels in the area and is loaded with all the bells and whistles. Multiple live bait wells and fish tanks, along with comfortable seating, hidden rod storage, Bluetooth radio, deck lighting and much more mean that you'll be fishing comfortably all day! Captain G will provide you with expert guidance and tips on how to hook fish and land 'em, and he'll work hard to make sure that you have an enjoyable and productive day on the water. Whether you're an experienced angler or a beginner, Captain G's inshore charter is an excellent choice for anyone who wants to experience the thrill of fishing in Wrightsville Beach! So why wait? Book your inshore charter with Captain G today and get ready for an unforgettable day on the water! Read More
Nearshore Trolling And Bottomfishing
Get out on the water for a Flounder-focused fishing adventure with Captain Devin! On this trip, you'll explore the inshore waters off Carolina Beach, NC, jigging and bottomfishing for Flounder, a fish that's as fun to catch as it is delicious to eat. Captain Devin knows how to put you on the fish fast, so with some luck you'll be hooking up almost as soon as you leave the dock. Everything you need for a successful day is included: rods, reels, bait, tackle, and most importantly, your Captain's expertise. On the morning of the trip, you'll head out in his custom 25' Tidewater bay boat, powered by a 350HP Mercury Verado engine. With an impressive top speed of 60 knots, you'll be at the best fishing grounds and secret hot spots before you even know it. The boat is perfect for fishing these inshore and nearshore waters, and includes all the necessary safety gear and navigation electronics needed for a productive trip, as well as a wireless trolling motor for when you need to sneak up on your catch. All you need to bring is a smile, proper clothing, a hat, and sunscreen—Captain Devin will do the rest! Read More
Inshore Flounder Special
Get the kids hooked on fishing with this special inshore trip, guided by Captain Jason—a highly experienced angler who'll love to show them the ropes! You'll check out a range of inshore spots, looking for Redfish, Speckled Seatrout, Sheepshead, and anything else that will take the bait. Let Captain Jason direct you to his best areas and "honey holes" for these fun and exciting inshore species, but be prepared to have the kids begging you to take them out again as soon as you're back on the dock! On the morning of the trip, you'll head out aboard his 26' Seahunt center console—a versatile, comfortable boat perfect for this types of fishing. It's equipped with a twin Yamaha engines to get you on the fish smoothly and quickly. Captain Jason will bring everything necessary for a blue-ribbon fishing experience, including rods, reels, tackle, bait, and most importantly, his expertise for catching prizewinners—whether that's Dad's personal best or your kid's first-ever fish. To maximize your experience on the water, make sure to remember a pair of polarized sunglasses, a hat, proper clothing, and sunscreen. Read More
Wrightsville Beach Kid's Trip
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
Wilmington Inshore Fishing Special
Looking for a deep-sea fishing excursion out of Wrightsville Beach, NC? Book a full day offshore charter trip and get ready to experience some of the best sportfishing that the Carolinas have to offer! A full-day trip with Captain Chuck will get you at least 30 miles out, where you can catch just about anything! Your target fish will consist of Gag Grouper on the reefs and rocks, Cobia in the nearshore water, and Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, and Sailfish once you're far out there. To draw bites from all of these different species, you'll use different techniques including bottomfishing, trolling, and drift fishing. This variety is perfect for full-day trips, because you can take a breather in between fighting trophy fish, while bringing home a bunch of different keepers. Captain Chuck operates a 26' Maycraft center console, which is a very versatile vessel made to handle anything from inshore to offshore. She's powered by a 300-HP Yamaha outboard, so you'll have no trouble getting out to the best fishing grounds. She also features a ton of additional gear and amenities to enhance your trip, including trolling gear, live well for your bait, GPS and depth-finders, plus and an icebox to keep your drinks and food cool throughout the day. Captain Chuck will supply everything you need for a top-tier day, including all the rods, reels, and tackle. Bring some sunscreen and a pair of polarized sunglasses, and ready for a fishing adventure like none other! Read More
Full Day Offshore - 26' Maycraft
Head out with Captain Jordan for an awesome day out on the water! You will be fishing from a custom-rigged 26 ft C-Hawk, Equipped with the latest electronics package and safety gear, and provides a comfortable and quick ride to the fishing grounds. As a second-generation fisherman, fishing is in Captain Jordan's blood and the proof is in the pudding when you hop aboard his boat. Launching from Wrightsville beach, Captain Jordan specializes in a variety of nearshore and offshore gamefish including Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, Sailfish, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, King Mackerel, and an assortment of bottom fish. You are welcome to bring snacks and drinks. Children of all ages are welcome. Starting times are flexible and custom charters are available to meet your needs. Read More
Fishing Charter Special - 26’ C-Hawk
Launch aboard a 23' Regulator with Captain Dave for an epic nearshore adventure out of the Wilmington area. Captain Dave welcomes up to 4 guests aboard his safe, fast, and comfortable boat and is ready to take you and your party to some of North Carolina’s finest game fish. Get ready to chase Kingfish, Cudas, Bluefish, Redfish, or even head a little further offshore for some Mahi and Bonito when the conditions are right. Off the southern coast of North Carolina. there is a lot of nearshore and inshore bottom fishing available as well as trolling the nearshore and further offshore waters. The fish you catch is yours to keep if you wish, Captain Dave will clean them for you at the end of your trip. Captain Dave will provide all the gear and bait you’ll need, along with licenses, ice and water as well, the only things he recommends you bring are your favorite snacks and drinks, your sun protection, and your kids if you'd like as well! Read More
Wilmington Mixed Bag
On this trip, head out with Captain Devin and take a crack at the wide variety of inshore species that Carolina Beach has to offer! You can try your hand at hooking many different fish, including Bluefish, Grouper, Redfish, Spotted Trout, Weakfish, Black Seabass, and Mackerel—among many others! You'll chase these fish with different techniques, from trolling to jigging to bottomfishing. Captain Devin will point you in the right direction, tackle-wise, and do everything he can to help you reel in a personal best. He also knows how to put you on the fish fast, so with some luck you'll be hooking up almost as soon as you leave the dock. Everything you need for a successful day is included: rods, reels, bait, tackle, and most importantly, your Captain's expertise. On the morning of the trip, you'll head out in his custom 25' Tidewater bay boat, powered by a 350HP Mercury Verado engine. With an impressive top speed of 60 knots, you'll be at the best fishing grounds and secret hot spots before you even know it. The boat is perfect for fishing these inshore and nearshore waters, and includes all the necessary safety gear and navigation electronics needed for a productive trip, as well as a wireless trolling motor for when you need to sneak up on your catch. All you need to bring is a smile, proper clothing, a hat, and sunscreen—Captain Devin will do the rest! Read More
Carolina Beach Inshore
If you're looking for some exciting offshore fishing, complete with screaming reels and giant fish, you've come to the right place. The Gulfstream is a major trans-Atlantic current that lures 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 for avid anglers looking to hook up on prizewinning sportfish, including species such as Marlin, Tuna, Dorado, Wahoo, and Sailfish. You'll employ a range of techniques and plenty of gear to catch these fish, and when one takes the bait—get ready for the fight of a lifetime! Captain Clint has been fishing these waters for decades, so you can trust that you'll be in experienced and professional hands. On the morning of the trip, you'll head out aboard his 31' Contender center console, an ideal offshore fishing boat built for speed, performance, and comfort. You won't have to cruise for more than a couple of hours before you reach the prime fishing grounds and start haulin' 'em in. On the way, cross your fingers for a Dorado! Captain Clint will come prepared with everything you need for a great day, including top-of-the-line 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
NC Gulfstream Special
Everything to Know About Booking a Fishing Charter in Southport
What are the best fishing charters in Southport?
Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 22 trip in Southport: Inshore backwater trips guided by Parks.
Our guides in Southport are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 9590 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.
Looking for kid friendly charters in Southport? Check out our beginner and family friendly charters in Southport.
What types of fishing charters are common in Southport?
Deep Sea fishing is the most popular in Southport as well as nearshore fishing, inshore fishing, and jetty fishing.
The most commonly sought after species in Southport are: 1. redfish, 2. kingfish, 3. spanish mackerel, and 4. cobia.
The most common fishing techniques in Southport are light tackle fishing, live bait fishing, and bottom fishing but trolling and drift fishing are popular as well.
How much do Southport fishing charters cost?
in Southport prices can range anywhere from an affordable $300 to $2,495, but the average price for a half day trip in Southport is $550. The average price for a full day trip in Southport is $1,097.
What month is best for fishing in Southport?
The most popular season for fishing in Southport is summer, and most anglers book their trips 15 days in advance.
Do I need a Southport fishing license and what are the bag limits in Southport?
You’re in luck! Our fishing tours in Southport 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 Southport.
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