Full Day Bottomfishing Slam

Starting at $1400 | 9 Hour | Nearshore, Offshore | 1 - 4 People
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About Your Trip

This is a 8-9-hour trip that will have us anywhere from 20-30 miles offshore working depths from 180-350 foot. The primary targets will change depending on the season and your desires, but Tilefish, Seabass, Kingfish, Amberjack are the main targets with some suprises always lurking down there. This will have you doing the fishing, we will be fishing dead bait, live bait as well as jigging. This is a fun trip, you get to sleep in a little later and be back home in time for an afternoon siesta before frying up those tasty bottom fish you just caught.

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About Your Boat

Boat Type:
Boat Manufacturer: Carolina Classic
Boat Length: 28 ft
Year Built: 2002
Engine Manufacturer: Cummins
Number of Engines: 2
Total Horsepower: 660 hp
Additional Amenities: Heating/AC, fully electric head, fridge and microwave, as well as a little space down below to recuperate after fighting that monster. Mornin’ Glory 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 big boys that haunt your dreams offshore and will test your metal.

About Your Guide

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.

Start Location

1100 South Bay Club Drive, Manteo, NC, USA

Amenities and Information

Water Type

Offshore, Nearshore

Skill Levels

Advanced, Beginner, Intermediate


All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

Fish Cleaning

This guide will clean your catch for you.


Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.

Boat Restroom


Air Conditioning

This boat has air conditioning.

Live Bait

Yes, Included


You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.


No meal provided.


Amberjack, Black Seabass, Swordfish, Tilefish


Artificial Lure Fishing, Bottom Fishing, Cut Bait Fishing, Deep Dropping, Drift Fishing, Heavy Tackle Fishing, Jigging, Live Bait Fishing

Gear & Packing


Fishing License, Ice Box, Rods, reels & tackle, Fighting Chair

At an Additional Rate

No added costs.

Recommended Packing

Polarized Sunglasses, Hat, Weather-Appropriate Clothing, Sunscreen, Camera

Required Items

Nothing additional needed.

Things to Keep in Mind

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%).

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Yes, cancel for free up to 14 days before the trip.

Where to Buy a Fishing License

No license needed for this trip.

Pricing & Availability

To check pricing, please select duration and group size.

Please fill out Trip Date, Duration, Group Size, and Start Time before proceeding.


Austin C.


May 29, 2021



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

Nicholas B.


August 12, 2020



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

Jeff M.


August 15, 2020



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

First Time Booking with Us?

Captain Experiences is the home of over 1000 Damn Good fishing and hunting guides. Our mission is to unlock the outdoors for everyone, and we want to help you get out there through our no-hassle online booking experience and our team of outdoors experts.

We vet our guides to make sure they are the best of the best. We want guides who not only put you on 'em, but show you a great time, 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 get out there. 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.

Once you book the trip, we will connect you directly with the guide to go over any additional details. In the meantime, our location specialists are always available to answer your questions via email, text, chat, or call!