On inshore trips we leave the docks at 7am. Sometimes we will first catch live bait like croaker, bluefish, spot and other baitfish for targeting species like striped bass and trout in the sounds and coastal waters, or some of the bigger fish we go for in the ocean. Once the bait well is full, we break out the light spinning tackle, Penn and Shakespeare rods and reels, for inshore fishing, or heavy duty Penn and Shakespeare rods and reels, for the big ones in the ocean.
Inshore charters on the Outer Banks may consist of a variety of types of fishing, weather permitting. The day may start out in the sounds, fishing for various bottom feeders like spot, croaker, sea mullet, drum, trout, flounder and more. We often fish different structures throughout the sounds. If it's striper season we may fish the Manns Harbor bridge or the new Hwy 64 bridge for striped bass (rockfish), a favorite in these areas. Some days we may fish half in the sound and the second half in the ocean, so our customers get to experience a little bit of both.
In the ocean when trolling we catch fish like Spanish mackerel, Bluefish, and False Albacore. If the fish are schooling this can make for some very fast paced fishing! When they bite you often get 3 or 4 fish on at once. If the customer is interested and the season is right, we may go shark fishing. If conditions are favorable, sometimes deeper water species like Dolphin (Mahi-Mahi) can be caught near-shore in the ocean.
Whether you are a novice or life long fisherman we do our best to give our customers choice in the different types of fishing available on the Outer Banks. Often, depending on season, the winds and water temperatures, we will make suggestions on what fishing is best. If there is a specific fish your want to catch, let us know when booking and we will do our best to accommodate you!