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trip description for Bottomfishing/Trolling Combo in Wrightsville Beach

If you really want to see what the waters off of Wrightsville Beach, NC have to offer, this is your ticket. On this trip, you'll go after a bunch of species, including heavyweights like Amberjack (known as "reef donkeys" for the stubborn fighting), Black Seabass, Triggerfish, and Snappers that like to hang out near the bottom, as well as classic topwater gamefish such as Cobia, False Albacore, Kingfish, and Spanish Mackerel. There's no better trip if you're looking for variety—if it swims, Captain Jason will help you hook it! You'll be spending the day aboard a fast, comfortable 26' Seahunt center console. This versatile boat is perfect for fishing the different conditions around Wrightsville Beach, including the rich offshore waters. On board, Captain Jason has a fishfinder, GPS, a live well, and snorkeling equipment if you want to take a plunge! 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

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trip description for Half Day Spanish Mackerel in Wrightsville Beach

This is a good way to get a feel for your sea legs if you’ve never been offshore before, and it’s a great way to introduce young kids to fishing from a boat. Hop on the boat and it’s a short run to Masonboro Inlet, we’ll have lines in the water within 15 minutes of leaving the dock. We’ll troll for Spanish Mackerel anywhere from right on the beach to a mile or two offshore. On a good half day we can expect to catch well over twenty Spanish Mackerel. They are fun to catch and good to eat. 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 Fishing Special - 26’ C-Hawk in Wrightsville Beach

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

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trip description for Wrightsville Beach Kid's Trip in Wrightsville Beach

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

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Head out for this nearshore fishing expedition on the waters of Carolina Beach, North Carolina, Captain Brandon has a trip for you and your group. This is a family friendly fishing charter company that also takes serious anglers that are looking to fight big fish! With Captain Brandon at the helm, you’re in store for a lot of fun and a catch you’ll be proud of. Everything you need for a successful day of fishing is provided on the day of your Carolina Beach fishing charter. Please book ahead to make sure you get your preferred fishing dates. Read More

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trip description for Tower trip/ frying pan all day in Wrightsville Beach

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

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Everything to Know About Booking a Fishing Charter in Southport

What are the best fishing charters in Southport?

Why should I book a fishing charter in Southport with Captain Experiences?

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 3220 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 / fishing lessons 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 flats fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in Southport are: 1. redfish, 2. spanish mackerel, 3. kingfish, and 4. speckled trout.

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

How much do Southport fishing charters cost?

in Southport prices can range anywhere from about $450 to $1,000, but the average price for a half day trip in Southport is $500. The average price for a full day trip in Southport is $877.

Is booking a fishing guide worth the money?

Hiring a guide provides a number of benefits and many choose to book a fishing guide for a combination of experience, local knowledge, convenience, and cost-effectiveness.

Working with experienced fishing guides who know the best local spots and techniques can dramatically increase your odds of a great day. Having someone who is on the water every day and knows the area like the back of their hand is going to give you the best chances of success.

Booking a guide is also more cost effective, especially if you only get out a handful of times per year. When you consider all of the costs you would incur on your own such as the price of a boat, maintenance, insurance, gas, high-quality gear and tackle, repairs, and more, you’ll find that DIY is sometimes not worth the expense.

Even if you’ve got a great setup already in your home waters, booking a guide also provides a great opportunity to experience new techniques, new locations, or even a chance at a new target species to knock off the bucket list.

What month is best for fishing in Southport?

The most popular season for fishing in Southport is summer, and most anglers book their trips 14 days in advance.

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

See here for more information on fishing licenses in Southport, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Southport. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Southport.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    Had an absolutely amazing day with Captain Jamie. He's incredibly knowledgable about fishing and the area and super personable. The fish were a little slow to bite at first but Jamie went above and beyond to try different spots he knows and put us on some fish. The mackerel started biting and we ended with the day with a full cooler! All of us were new to fishing and he was very good with beginners and answered all of our questions. Couldn't recommend a day with him strong enough!

    Alexander A. with Jamie R. of Wilmington, North Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    My brother and I had a terrific fishing experience with Judd in mid-May. Great equipment, personable and clear communication - plus Judd's experience and judgement made the whole trip a relaxing and fun time all around for our early season exploration of inshore fishing opportunities now that we both live much closer together. We enjoyed a variety of fishing techniques - Judd knows a lot about fish and where to find them as well as when to go looking. Our inexperience showed, but Judd coaches well - patiently - until we got to connecting regularly with especially the many speckled trout opportunities. Sight-fishing for redfish, which Judd expertly located, was also new for us - we had a blast and definitely hope to try again! Kudos and thanks for the quality of this trip, Judd!

    Dwight G. with Judson B. of Ogden, North Carolina

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    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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