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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.
Captain John Abel is USCG licensed with over 29 years charter experience and has adventurously fished from the African Coast to the various Alaskan seas, and just about every lake, river and ocean in between. He started deck-handing out on Lakes Erie and Ontario at the age of 9 with his father, learning to charter everything from walleye and yellow perch on Lake Erie to Kings, Steelhead and Coho on Lake Ontario. Joining the Coast Guard out of high school and expanding his knowledge, he began fishing commercially on the Chesapeake Bay and deck-handing out of Virginia Beach. During this time, he also took the opportunity to spend 5 months off the coast of Africa catching Marlin, Tuna and everything else the sea is home to. This experience fishing various places and learning techniques, tips and tricks put him on the fast track to being one of the best. He ventured out on his own in 2013, building a reputation as one of the best captains on Kodiak Island, AK. After 7 solid seasons chasing massive halibut, salmon and lingcod, the opportunity came to move back to the East Coast and to fulfill a burning desire to run with the best, chasing the monsters of the deep blue. Captain John eats, sleeps, and breathes fishing and has a knack for finding fish when no one else can. A day on the water with him is sure to be safe, fun, and exciting—no matter where you are on the open sea.
Captain John does an amazing job of puting you on the fish. He is motivated and loves what he does. Trolling was slow on our trip so he took us where we could get some action and meat. It was an awesome day on the water and he and his ...Read More mate made it a great trip. We all left with sore arms and full coolers. Thanks John, can’t wait to get down to fish with you guys again!
Overall awesome day with captain John and Eddy fishing for amberjack! We caught our live bait before heading about 20 miles offshore to where the magic happened. I had never experienced anything like it being from PA fishing streams. The amberjack bit often and fought hard. After blowing through ...Read More live bait we troll fished and caught some barracuda albacore and kingfish. John and Eddy are great guys who love what they do. Their level of excitement made it all the more exciting for us.
I took my son on the all day trip. We stopped and fished for tile fish on the way out, and then headed further out forMarlin. We had 2 Marlin hits but were not able to land them. Both my son and I had a great day, and I recommend ...Read More this trip if you are considering it. Due to the length of the trip and the run out and back, I would not recommend this for smaller kids.
We vet our guides to make sure they are the best of the best. We want guides who not only catch fish, but show you a great time on the water, keep you safe, and give you a memorable experience with your group.
Once you've paid your deposit at checkout, we'll send you a QR code (like a mobile boarding pass). Just show your guide your QR code on the day of the trip, they'll scan it, the remaining balance will transfer automatically, and you'll be all set to go fishing. Just make sure you bring a cash tip for the guide!
In the case of inclement weather, our guides will make the call and we'll work with you to reschedule your trip or issue a full refund. Your safety is our top concern.
We're always available to answer your questions via email, text, chat, or call!
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
All rods, reels, and tackle are included.
This guide will clean your catch for you.
Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.
This boat has air conditioning.
You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.
No meal provided.
Fishing License, Ice Box, Rods, reels & tackle, Fighting Chair
At an Additional Rate
No added costs.
Polarized Sunglasses, Hat, Weather-Appropriate Clothing, Sunscreen, Camera
Nothing additional needed.
Payment & Tipping
After paying the deposit, a QR Code will be emailed to you. On the day of the trip, your guide will scan your QR code to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is for a customary tip (we recommend 20%).
Yes, cancel for free up to 14 days before the trip.
Where to Buy a Fishing License
No license needed for this trip.
1100 South Bay Club Drive, Manteo, NC, USA