Fishing Guides

Capt. Richard Andrews — Tar-Pam Guide Service


Tar-Pam Guide Service is a year-round guide service specializing in light tackle fishing on the Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds and their tributaries. Based in “Little Washington”, the name “Tar-Pam” represents the confluence of the freshwater Tar River and the brackish estuarine waters of the Pamlico River. Our service area includes most of North Carolina’s Inner Banks Region consisting of the Pamlico, Pungo, Neuse, and Roanoke Rivers. Come explore these waters and experience excellent fishing for native inshore saltwater species on a 22-foot Pathfinder Bay Boat. “All equipment is provided and we utilize high quality conventional and fly tackle to maximize your fishing experience,” Capt. Andrews said.

Capt. George Beckwith — Down East Guide Service


George has been guiding since 1994, specializing in Roanoke River stripers, sight casting for cobia, Cape Lookout near shore fisheries, giant red drum, tarpon and false albacore. He fishes out of a 21-foot Southern Skimmer and a 23-foot Parker center console with a sight-casting tower. Other than fishing, George likes hunting ducks and dove, photography and traveling with his wife, Anna. He also plans trips for international anglers and hunters.

Capt. Mitchell Blake — Fish IBX


Welcome aboard! FishIBX offers the best charter adventures in eastern NC with its premiere guided fishing service.  Charter services targeting  Striped Bass, Tarpon, Red Drum, Flounder and more will provide amazing experiences for you, your family or for a corporate retreat. Specializing in the pursuit of high volume fisheries on the fly and light tackle, FishIBX offers experiences for the weekend warriors and the seasoned anglers.

Capt. Phil Byrd — Arctic North Guides


Our remote Alaska fishing lodge located on Upper Ugashik Lake, in the world famous Bristol Bay region of Alaska offers discriminating anglers access to some of the world’s best rainbow trout, salmon, and Arctic char fishing. Our location on Upper Ugashik Lake offers anglers access to hundreds of miles of fishable rivers with a short flight. The Ugashik Narrows are a five-minute flight or 30-minute boat ride from main camp. This infamous body of water is chock full of salmon, char, and grayling. Within a short plane ride from camp are many remote rivers that will ensure world-class fishing. Arctic North Guides also offers big game hunting in the remotest regions of Alaska. Although a resident of King Salmon, AK, Capt. Byrd is a native of Greenville and has been a presenter at the CCA NC winter fishing school seminar.

Capt. Dale Collins — Fish or Die Charters

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Fishing the beautiful waters of Swansboro NC, targeting red drum, flounder, speckled trout, Spanish and king mackerel along with several other species. Fish Or Die is adding something new this year. I will be running flounder gigging charters and bow fishing charters, o give me a call and lets set up your day on the water.

Capt. Jason Dail — Silver Spoon Charters


Welcome to SILVER SPOON CHARTERS where our goal is to show you where the fish are and ensure you have a great time catching them. Above anything else, SILVER SPOON CHARTERS is focused on providing high-quality services. At the end of the day, we want you walk away completely satisfied. With our home port being located at Wrightsville Beach, NC, we have multiple fishing options to chose from. If you’re interested in casting flies to tailing reds in the pristine back waters of the Cape Fear, throwing top water lures to redfish and speckled trout on the intertidal flats, drifting for flounder or bull red drum in the sounds, fishing for stripers in the river or trolling for dolphin, king mackerel and many others species in the wide open ocean, then you have come to the right place. We provide daily services in and around New River/Jacksonville, North Topsail, Surf City, Topsail Beach, Figure Eight, Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach, Bald Head, Southport, Oak Island, Holden Beach, Ocean Isle Beach and Sunset Beach, as well as the Pamlico Sound.

Capt. Chad Davis — Lucky Dawg Guide Service


We can chase red drum in the marshes, or speckled trout in the creeks to flounder all along our inland waters. Either way we will have a great time fishing our inland waters. All are welcome, kids included. Weather permitting we can cruise just outside the inlets and troll for Spanish mackerel, bonita, kings and blues. Shark fishing trips are available as well.  Six people max.

Capt. Robbie Hall — Hall’em In Charters


Hall’em In Charters is docked at Casper’s Marina located in the heart of Swansboro, North Carolina also known as the “Friendly City by the Sea.” This water-oriented city is situated on the Intracoastal Waterway and along the mouth of the White Oak River, with the Atlantic Ocean easily accessible through Bogue Inlet. “I would love the opportunity to show you firsthand what our area offers and for you to experience what I call “PARADISE!”, said Capt. Hall, who has been a featured instructor at CCA NC winter fishing school seminars.

Capt. Allen Jernigan — Breadman Ventures


Fishing the inshore coastal waters from Swansboro to Wrightsville, Capt. Jernigan works hard to put you on the fish! Breadman Ventures is your guide to the Topsail Island/Sneads Ferry area. He specializes in redfish, speckled trout and flounder in the shallow backwaters of the area. “Whether you are a beginner, hardcore, or just looking for a relaxing day on the water, we can customize a trip to meet your needs,” Capt. Jernigan said. He has been a presenter at the CCA NC winter fishing school seminars.

Capt. David Johnson — Striper Xpress


Striper Xpress Inshore Fishing Charters is the premier striper and speckled trout guide charter boat in Eastern North Carolina. Covering the Neuse River near New Bern, the New River near Jacksonville, and the area inlets, Capt. David Johnson has years of experience providing the best fishing outing that will exceed your expectations. Each fishing trip can be customized to fit your needs, and of course if the fish are biting we keep fishing until they stop!

Capt. Jake Jordan — Jake Jordan’s Fly Fishing


Jake Jordan’s Fishing Adventures offers a variety of fly fishing trips from Guatemala and Costa Rica to the Florida Keys and Cape Lookout, N.C. With more than five decades of experience fishing all over the world, Capt. Jordan perfected a technique for catching blue marlin and Pacific sailfish on a fly. He also operates a night-time tarpon school on Marathon Key in the spring then ventures northwest to Alaska in the fall hunting big rainbow trout and silver salmon. Jake also offers late fall fly fishing charters for false albacore and red drum aboard his Jones Brothers cape fisherman “Fly Reel” near his home in Havelock, N.C. He is a frequent speaker at The Fly Fishing Show that stops in cities across the country.

Capt. Ricky Kellum — The Speckled Specialist


Capt. Ricky Kellum, also known as the “Speckled Specialist” by fellow fishermen, guides your fun-filled day of exciting inshore fishing for speckled trout, flounder, red drum and other species. You’ll fish the Carolina coast from Morehead City, NC to Little River, SC in a sleek 22′ Triton LTS powered by a 250 HPDI Yamaha. Captain Ricky delivers more than just a boat ride as he engages you and your guests in the spirit of fishing. He’ll teach you the tricks of the trade and will guarantee you make a great catch!

Capt. Dean Lamont — Crystal Coast Adventures


Crystal Coast Adventures specializes in fly fishing and light tackle guided charters as well as sightseeing in the Cape Lookout, Morehead City, Beaufort, Atlantic Beach, Harkers Island and Emerald Isle areas of North Carolina. We offer a unique variety of services utilizing two boats; an 18-foot Maverick Flats Boat used for redfish and trout and a 24-foot Hydra Sports CC used for inshore and offshore fishing. Captain Dean also specializes in spring trips on the Roanoke River for shad and striped bass. All levels of experienced anglers as well as families with children are welcome aboard our boats. Captain Dean Lamont is a USCG Master Captain, Orvis Endorsed and Insured Guide, former president of the Cape Lookout Flyfishers and member of the N.C. Marine Fisheries Central Advisory Board. The captain will provide an environment conducive to ladies and children.

Capt. John Mauser — Tailing Tide Guide Service


Capt. John Mauser specializes in fly fishing and light tackle charters from the New River area to Beaufort and everywhere in between. Sight fishing for redfish is his specialty but he offers trips for many other saltwater species, as well as inland trips for shad and striped bass. Captain John Mauser is USCG licensed and fully insured.

Capt. Luke Moser — Coastline Charters

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Captain Luke Moser of Coastline Charters specializes in year round inshore, light tackle fishing for flounder, red drum, and speckled trout; as well as Spanish mackerel and king mackerel just off the beach. Offering charters out of Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach, and the Cape Fear River regions.

Mike McDonald — Gul-R-Boy Guide Service, S.C.


I specialize in shallow saltwater fishing trips from Myrtle Beach, Georgetown, McClellanville and more fishing spots in South Carolina’s Grand Strand. I fish for red drum, flounder, speckled sea trout, ladyfish and tarpon. I use light to medium spinning tackle and fly tackle. Make your vacation complete. Take a trip with Gul-R-Boy Guide Service’s highly rated fishing charters in Myrtle Beach, Georgetown and more. This truly is where fishing at its finest. When you call for reservations, feel free to ask about local accommodations. Remember, the last word in our company name is SERVICE, and I aim to please.

Capt. Jeff Onley — Albemarle Fishing Charters


For over 20 years, residents and visitors of Elizabeth City, Hertford, Edenton and surrounding areas in northeastern North Carolina have been guided by Captain Jeff. Jeff has spent most of his life fishing these waters for species like flounder, croaker, large mouth bass, striped bass, white perch, crappie and trout. With him, you can expect a fishing trip that you, your friends and your family will remember for years to come. Whether you are a hard core fishing angler or novice fisherman, we can accommodate you!

Capt. Mike Oppegaard — Native Son Guide Service

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My family’s ties to Topsail began before the island was developed. My grandparents had a “fish camp” on Old Topsail (Lee Island) before WWII. In 1963, my grandfather purchased the Sound Pier and expanded it in 1969. As a family, we ran the pier until its sale in 2004. To say that I grew up on the water with a fishing pole in my hand would be an understatement! I was lucky to grow up on Topsail when we were just a small fishing village. I had a chance to fish with some of the local legends and work for some great captains. Whether we are catching in the sound or out in the inlet, let me use my local knowledge to make your day enjoyable and fun.

Capt. Mike Pedersen — No Excuses Charters


NC Fishing Charters from Topsail Island through Wrightsville Beach, Figure Eight Island, Carolina Beach, and the Cape Fear River. We specialize in custom light tackle saltwater Inshore, near shore and offshore (out to 25 miles) fishing charters serving the Cape Fear Region of North Carolina. We’re a year round fishing charter and captain-for-hire service based in Wilmington, NC.  Be sure to check out the variety of charters we offer on the Rates & Booking page.

Capt. Tom Roller — Waterdog Guide Service


Serving all of the Crystal Coast (from Beaufort and Morehead City to Atlantic Beach, Pine Knoll Shores and Emerald Isle), Capt. Tom Roller specializes in light tackle and fly fishing charters. The main boat, a dry, stable and smooth-riding Parker 23-foot Deep-Vee, is equipped with the latest electronics and equipment to provide comfortable charters in all conditions. Capt. Roller is president of a saltwater guides group and a presenter at the CCA NC winter fishing school seminars.

Capt. Dave Stewart — Knee Deep Custom Charters


Knee Deep Custom Charters offers a variety of exciting charter tours and trips. We guarantee fun! Aboard my 23 Key West Bay Reef, we can customize to fit your needs. The only things you need to bring are food, drinks, weather-appropriate clothing, and a fishing license (if needed). I provide on-boat coolers, tackle, bait, ice and a good, safe time. We target rock, trout, drum, flounder and cobia. I love patiently working with kids’ to get their first catch. I guarantee a fun, safe trip using correct baits and presentation in an attempt for you to catch fish. Capt. Stewart has also been a presenter at the CCA NC winter fishing school seminar.

Capt. Joey Van Dyke — Outer Banks Fishing Charters


In 1990, when he was 18, Capt. Joey started mating on charter boats out of Hatteras Inlet and began his dream of offshore fishing for a living. You can say he’s been hooked on fishing all his life. Captain Joey prides himself in knowing and learning all he can about fish.  He studies their habitats, feeding habits, growth cycles, and life cycles. He’s always seeking new ideas and techniques to catch fish and has always been eager to learn from those who are willing to share their knowledge. With Joey’s vast knowledge of the history of fishing coupled with his in-depth understanding of new fishing techniques, you are sure to have one of the most exciting, entertaining, and educational fishing trips of your life.  Capt. Joey is eager to share his knowledge and fishing experiences with all his customers.  He loves helping others become better anglers.  If you’re looking to learn about fishing or to fill your freezer (or both), Capt. Joey VanDyke will work hard to ensure your trip is successful.

Capt. Seth Vernon — Double Haul Guide Service


The Cape Fear coast is a sight-fisherman’s dream-come-true. With miles of “flats” for redfish, trout, flounder and more… there is never enough time to fish it all in one season. What makes the waters around Wrightsville Beach/Wilmington, NC so unique is the diversity of game fish and water quality depending on your fishing location. South of Wrightsville Beach the waters can be stained with nutrient-rich waters flooding in from the Cape Fear River through Snow’s Cut and providing great opportunities for tailing, backing and shrimp-busting redfish in merely inches of water. To the north from Figure Eight Island to Topsail Island, the water is clear and the bottom sandy, covered with turtle grasses providing a picturesque background for sight-fishing for redfish. Come and test your skills on the wild fish of the Cape Fear coastal waters where adventure happens at sea level.

Capt. Mike Webb — Pelagic Sportfishing


We are a full time, owner-operated charter service in Atlantic Beach, NC. The beautiful 61-foot Pelagic is ready to go offshore for tuna, dolphin, wahoo and billfish. Also, near shore half-day trips for Spanish mackerel, blue fish, king mackerel and cobia. The 31-foot Pelagic Too fishes for grouper, snapper, black bass, triggerfish, king mackerel, amber jack, cobia, dolphin, etc. The 28-foot Sea Angel in Guatemala targets Pacific sailfish, marlin, dolphin and roosterfish. Capt. Mike has been fishing the waters off Atlantic Beach and Hatteras since 1987. He will do all that is possible to make your fishing day productive and fun for lasting memories.