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trip description for Inshore Fish Frenzy in Wanchese

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

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Inshore Fish Frenzy

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41 ft 1 - 4 People From $1,000
Fishing in Manteo
Fishing in Manteo
Fishing in Manteo
trip description for Outer Banks Inshore Slam in Manteo

Get out there and get after it with Captain Tom, one of the Outer Banks' best guides for all levels of angler, from kids to experienced fish-fighters. On this trip, you'll fish the inshore waters around the OBX, hunting a variety of species across several different habitats. The opportunities are endless, from sightcasting for Cobia or trolling for Mackerel to fishing shallows for Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Black Drum, and more. You'll employ a range of techniques to find and hook up on these fish, and then practice your strength, stamina, and skill as you fight them onto the deck. On the day of the trip, you'll head out aboard Captain Tom's beautiful 26' Privateer centerconsole, a fast and versatile boat meant to handle anything from inshore to offshore waters. She can really kick when needed, powered by a 300hp Yamaha outboard. Captain Tom will bring everything you need for a perfect day, including rods, reels, bait, and tackle. To maximize your experience on the water, remember a pair of polarized sunglasses, weather-appropriate clothing, a hat, and sunscreen. Read More

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Outer Banks Inshore Slam

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26 ft 1 - 4 People From $500
Fishing in Manteo
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trip description for Prizewinner Inshore Trip in Manteo

Get out there and get fishin' with Captain Ryan, an experienced angler, top guide, and expert on the inshore waters of the Outer Banks. Everything is available to you, from sightcasting for Cobia off of his boat's upper station or trolling for Mackerel to bottom fishing for Drum. Captain Ryan is great with anglers of all levels, from kids enjoying their first-ever catch to hardcore fish-fighters looking to hook a new personal best. Depending on the season and your preferences, you'll target a range of species, including Cobia, King and Spanish Mackerel, Ribbonfish, Redfish, Black Drum, Spotted Seatrout, and others. You'll employ a range of techniques to find these fish, and then practice your strength, stamina, and skill as you fight them onto the deck. On the day of the trip, you'll head out aboard Captain Ryan's 30' Custom Carolina centerconsole, a fast and versatile boat meant to handle anything from inshore to offshore waters. She can reach up to 40 knots, powered by twin 300hp 4-stroke Yamaha engines. Captain Ryan will bring everything you need for a perfect day, including rods, reels, bait, and tackle. To maximize your experience on the water, remember a pair of polarized sunglasses, weather-appropriate clothing, a hat, and sunscreen. Read More

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Prizewinner Inshore Trip

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30 ft 1 - 6 People From $650
Fishing in Manteo
Fishing in Manteo
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trip description for Offshore Fishing Trip in Manteo

These trips are more adventure than fishing trip, adventures are what keep anglers up at all hours of the night, these monsters will haunt you. This adventure tests your C-Legs, leaving the dock before sunrise and usually returns 10-12hrs later running to grounds that are 35-60miles from the inlet. The life, scenery and remoteness will mesmerize you, until that rod doubles over and has you wondering if you’re “Tough Enough”. Depending on the time of year the species will change, Yellowfin, Bigeye, Blackfin and Giant Bluefin Tuna, White and Blue Marlin, Wahoo and Mahi. We can include bottom fishing on this trip as well if desired, just let us know beforehand. On the day of the trip, you'll go aboard Captain John's 28' Carolina Classic sportfisher. Captain John says it best himself: "She is known for 2 things, a serious offshore sportfishing vessel with one HELLOVA ride, and a little something to keep mama happy. Weighing in at over twice most boats here size (16,000lb), coupled with a 24-degree deadrise means she keeps that sexy bottom in the water, not bouncing off of it. How do we push that, with the most reliable name in the diesel market…CUMMINS. With twin 330hp Cummins diesels she sports a cruising speed of 27kts, making a short ride to even the offshore grounds. 2nd…Mac Privott didn’t forget to add a few comforts when he designed this boat. Heating/AC, fully electric head, fridge and microwave, as well as a little space down below to recuperate after fighting that monster. The boat is decked out with the latest in electronics, a full SIMRAD suite from 4G Radar down to Chirp sounders for finding those monsters that lurk in the deep. When it comes to gear, she is decked with the latest from Okuma, Penn and Shimano to handle anything from flounder and croaker to the offshore big boys that haunt your dreams and will test your metal. But most importantly, the boat is loaded with good times." To make the most of the day, make sure to bring the essentials: Polarized Sunglasses, Hat, Weather-Appropriate Clothing, Sunscreen, and a Camera! Don't forget your Fishing License either—you can't get on the water without one. Read More

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Offshore Fishing Trip

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28 ft 1 - 4 People From $1,800
Fishing in Manteo
Fishing in Manteo
Fishing in Manteo
trip description for Nearshore Adventure in Manteo

These trips are 7-8 hours and will find us venturing anywhere from 3-20 miles out of the inlet. We will be doing everything from live baiting and jigging the towers to trolling for faster game species. These trips target numerous species, Amberjack, Blackfin Tuna, Kingfish, Mahi and some possible Sailfish encounters. These are fun trips with lots of action and hard pulling fish on light tackle, some of my favorite trips. Read More

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Nearshore Adventure

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28 ft 1 - 4 People From $1,200
Fishing in Beaufort
Fishing in Beaufort
Fishing in Beaufort
trip description for OBX Inshore Adventure in Beaufort

Get ready to explore the inshore waters of North Carolina's Outer Banks with Captain Austin! This trip is perfect for those looking to tackle the classic North Carolina inshore sportfish—Redfish, Spotted Trout, Black Drum, and Flounder—while also enjoying the beautiful scenery. This trip is a perfect opportunity to practice your cast and retrieve with a variety of different lures and bait. You'll get to test out jigging, top-water retrieves, and some bottom fishing while you try Captain Austin's best spots and "honey holes". You'll get off the dock aboard your guide's 22' KenCraft Bay Rider—the ideal type of vessel for fishing everything from flats to estuaries to inshore structure. With a rigorously-maintained 4-stroke, 115 HP Yamaha motor, you'll be on the fish and hooking up in no time! Captain Austin 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

Inshore Fishing Charter near Wanchese

OBX Inshore Adventure

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22 ft 1 - 4 People From $650
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Everything to Know About Booking a Fishing Charter in Wanchese

What are the best fishing charters in Wanchese?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 14 trips in Wanchese, and the most popular trips in the area are OBX Nearshore Adventure guided by Randy, OBX Inshore Adventure guided by Randy, and Inshore Fish Frenzy guided by James.

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.

Another popular city nearby for booking a charter is Manteo.

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

What types of fishing charters are common in Wanchese?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular in Wanchese as well as inshore fishing and nearshore fishing.

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

The most common fishing techniques in Wanchese are light tackle fishing, trolling, and bottom fishing but cut bait fishing and artificial lure fishing are popular as well.

How much do Wanchese fishing charters cost?

in Wanchese prices can range anywhere from about $500 to $1,385, but the average price for a half day trip in Wanchese is $556. The average price for a full day trip in Wanchese is $1,126.

What month is best for fishing in Wanchese?

The most popular season for fishing in Wanchese is summer, and most anglers book their trips 66 days in advance.

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

You’re in luck! Our fishing tours in Wanchese 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 Wanchese.

Wanchese Fishing Overview

Wanchese, located on Roanoke Island, is a prime destination for fishing enthusiasts. With its close proximity to Oregon Inlet and the Atlantic, Wanchese offers a variety of fishing charters run by experienced captains from generations-long fishing families. These charters take you to the inshore sounds and beyond to the deep seas, providing opportunities to catch a variety of fish species.

Inshore charters are ideal for families, offering the chance to catch Panfish, Flounder, and Red Drum in the sheltered sounds. Skilled anglers can stay out longer to take on big Bull Reds and more. Offshore charters offer even more excitement, with wrecks providing opportunities to catch Seabass, Tilefish, Cobia, Mackerel, and Bluefish. The Gulf Stream offers Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, and Marlin all summer long, while Bluefin Tuna weighing over 500 pounds can be caught in colder weather.

For those seeking a challenge, local tournaments are available, including the Pirate’s Cove Billfish Tournament in nearby Manteo. Wanchese fishing charters can even help prepare for these events. It's important to note that many species have strict closed seasons, which may change annually. Your captain will have up-to-date information on every species and ensure that you adhere to all rules and regulations during your trip.

Wanchese Inshore Fishing

Wanchese inshore fishing is top notch with tons of habitat and rich waters that are teeming with different fish species. The inshore geography is made up of beaches, inlets, bays, rivers, and interconnected inshore sounds that are protected from the open ocean. With so many types of habitat, the bite will move from spot to spot but it’s always on fire.

The most popular inshore species on the Outer Banks are redfish, speckled trout, tripletail, flounder, and rockfish (also known as striper.) These fish are the most prominent but only make up a fraction of the potential species you can catch. While fishing the Outer Banks surf, sounds, bridges, and piers anglers can also catch bluefish, black drum, pompano, Spanish mackerel, sheepshead, sea mullet, spot, croaker, tarpon, and cobia.

The seasonality of these fish can be hard to pin down but in general cobia peaks in the spring with trout, redfish, black drum, and bluefish. During the summer months, Spanish Mackerel and tarpon move into the area with flounder also beginning to heat up. Heading into fall, trout, redfish, black drum, and bluefish are hot again but rockfish are the main attraction. For anglers that love catching rockfish the winter months are the best time to hit the Outer Banks. These fish are firing on all cylinders once the water drops below 60 degrees and stay hot until the water drops below 45.

With such a wide variety of inshore species visiting the Outer Banks throughout the year, there are endless methods and techniques used to catch fish. Depending on the type of trip you’re looking for, you can choose from trolling, drifting, bottom fishing, and even fly fishing. If you’re looking for a high-caliber inshore trip the Outer Banks have you covered.

Wanchese Deep Sea Fishing

Deep sea fishing is the first thing that comes to mind for most anglers when they think of the Outer Banks. With easy access to the Gulf Stream, some of the best offshore fishing in the world is only a short boat ride away. The Gulf Stream is the primary hunting grounds and migration corridor for some of the biggest, fastest, and most powerful fish. Offshore from the Outer Banks, you can catch monster fish like blue marlin, white marlin, yellowfin tuna, and bluefin tuna.

The giant fish aren’t the only ones that pack a punch with sailfish, wahoo, mahi mahi, and kingfish also dominating these waters at different times. These fish may be smaller but their speed and agility will make your reel smoke. Cobia are also caught in the Outer Banks but they can range from nearly inshore waters out to the open waters depending on the season. These delicious fish can be seen swimming near the surface either in schools or by themselves but if you hook into one prepare for a formidable fight.

While trolling and drifting are the most popular ways to target offshore fish, bottom fishing the reefs and shipwrecks is also a great way to spend a day on the water. Amberjack, snapper, and grouper hunt and take shelter around structure in deep water. With hundreds of shipwrecks, great fishing spots are everywhere.

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Popular Types of Fishing near Wanchese

Wanchese fishing charters offer a variety of options for anglers of all levels. The most common types of fishing charters in Wanchese are inshore, offshore, and nearshore. Inshore charters are perfect for those who want to stay close to shore and catch fish like red drum, speckled trout, and flounder. Offshore charters take you further out to sea where you can catch larger fish like tuna, mahi-mahi, and marlin. Nearshore charters are a great option for those who want to catch a mix of inshore and offshore fish.

Some popular landmarks that Wanchese fishing charters visit include the Oregon Inlet, Roanoke Island, and the Pamlico Sound. Depending on the type of fishing charter you choose, you can expect to catch a variety of fish. Inshore charters typically catch red drum, speckled trout, and flounder. Offshore charters can catch tuna, mahi-mahi, and marlin. Nearshore charters can catch a mix of inshore and offshore fish like Spanish mackerel, bluefish, and cobia.

No matter what type of fishing charter you choose, Wanchese offers some of the best fishing in North Carolina. So, grab your gear and get ready for an adventure on the water!

The Best Places To Fish near Wanchese

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

1. Oregon Inlet Fishing Center - This popular fishing charter hub offers access to some of the best offshore fishing in the area, including tuna, marlin, and mahi-mahi.

2. Wanchese Marina - Located on the Roanoke Sound, this marina is a great spot for inshore fishing for species like flounder, red drum, and speckled trout.

3. Jennette's Pier - This iconic pier offers both inshore and offshore fishing opportunities, as well as a tackle shop and educational exhibits.

4. Bodie Island Beach - This beach is a great spot for surf fishing, with opportunities to catch species like bluefish, pompano, and sea mullet.

5. Roanoke Island Marshes - These marshes offer excellent kayak fishing opportunities for species like striped bass, flounder, and blue crabs.

Whether you're a seasoned angler or a beginner, Wanchese has plenty of options for a successful fishing trip. Consider booking a fishing charter for the best chance at a big catch.

Other Things To Do near Wanchese

While Wanchese fishing charters are a popular attraction, there are plenty of other things to do in this charming North Carolina city. Take a scenic drive along the Outer Banks Scenic Byway, explore the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, or visit the historic Roanoke Island Festival Park. For a taste of local culture, check out the Dare County Arts Council or the Island Farm living history site. And of course, no trip to Wanchese is complete without a visit to the beautiful beaches of the Outer Banks. Whether you're looking for adventure or relaxation, Wanchese has something for everyone.

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