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If you've been looking for a big-time fishing adventure out of Wilmington, NC, then this trip with Captain Joe has your name on it! With 4, 6, and 8-hour options, you can do it all, whether you want to stick to inshore fishing or venture further off and go after some bigger species....Read More
The North Carolina coast is rich fishery, and has a variety of habitats where you can catch everything from Spanish Mackerel to Bluefish, Barracuda, and King Mackerel! Captain Joe has been running trips here for decades, and he knows this water extremely well. Whatever species you want to target, he'll set you up with the right bait and tackle so that you can come home with a trophy, fill your cooler with keepers, or both!
On this trip, you'll use different techniques depending on the season, water conditions, and your target species. That will typically include trolling, drifting, and classic light-tackle cast-and-retrieve techniques. Let Captain Joe what you're looking for, and he's there to help you get after it!
You'll be fishing aboard his 26' Seafox center console, an ideal boat for all kinds of water. She's driven by a 300-HP Yamaha, and is decked out with electronics, gear, and amenities to keep you fishing hard all day. Captain Joe will supply everything you need, so just pack a snack and some sunscreen, and you'll be set to go!
Captain Joe has been fishing off of Wrightsville, NC since he was ten years old. He started off on Johnny Mercer's Fishing Pier, but by age twelve he was fishing offshore from Wrightsville and Carolina Beaches....Read More
After fishing these waters for so long, he decided to become a USCG licensed captain so he could share his love and knowledge of this great sport with others. Whether you're a seasoned veteran or have never been fishing in the ocean, Captain Joe's goal is to make sure you have a great time and enjoy your fishing experience!
Michael R.· ·
Captain Joe is an excellent fisherman. He brought us out to catch Spanish Mackerel at our request and he did not let us down. He knew right away when we put our lines in the water where the fish were. For the first hour and a half, we could barely ...Read More keep up with the fish on, but Captain Joe moved effortlessly to get our catch in and into the ice chest and lines out to catch some more. At the end of our lovely cruise, we had 28 Spanish and threw back a few lizard (ugly) fish. All in all, an enjoyable time and we will be back for more soon. Thank you Captain Joe for an excellent outing! Mike, Matt and Colleen Rogers
Shawn H.· ·
Outstanding morning on the water. Joe is an incredible and knowledgeable captain. He found the fish quick and kept after them. Boat marina was right near the inlet. We were in open ocean in a few minutes. We spent the morning trolling and would hit a run of fish ...Read More on several poles at the same time. Joe is knowledgeable and loves to fish. Left with a full cooler of Spanish mackerel. Highly recommend and will definitely use again. Was so busy fishing that only thought of getting pictures as fish were being filleted.
Nick S.· ·
We had a great time fishing with Captain Joe. He was professional, knowledgeable on the area and fishing, on time, and had everything we needed to make it a fun and successful day. We would definitely recommend going fishing with Captain Joe for the day. We would definitely come back ...Read More and recommend this trip to others.
John G.· ·
Over cast, NE wind, and 20+ Mackerel. Great first time charter in NC. Captain Joe is extremely knowledgeable in the area and kept us on the fish for as long as possible. Very personable and answered all questions about different species of fish in the area. I recommend a 6 ...Read More hour booking to go father out for larger game. I can’t wait to go back out and will be setting up another day with my boys. Again, Thanks for a great time Captain.
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.
You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.
No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.
No meal provided.
Fishing License, Ice Box, Rods, reels & tackle
At an Additional Rate
No added costs.
Nothing required, we always recommend sunglasses, sunscreen, water, and weather-appropriate clothing.
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 7 days before the trip.
Where to Buy a Fishing License
No license needed for this trip.
1418 Airlie Road, Wilmington, NC 28403, United States