For inshore fishing we target several areas: fresh and brackish waters in the rivers and creeks and saltier water in the marshes and sound. We catch a variety of fish but the four main target fish are: speckled trout, redfish, flounder and stripers. Flies, topwater, popping corks, artificial and live bait are our offerings to the fish.
For nearshore fishing we leave from the Beaufort Inlet and fish within site of the beaches. Some days it might be close to the surf and other days it will be further out. False albacore, spanish mackeral, cobia, bluefish, bonita, and sharks are our main targets. Site casting with spinning and fly rods, trolling and bottom fishing are our methods of presenting bait.
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A $200 deposit is required to reserve a trip. If I have not received a deposit within 7 days of booking the trip, I reserve the right to rebook that date without notice. I accept credit cards and cash. No checks.
The captain reserves the right to cancel the trip due to dangerous conditions and a full refund is available. If the client cancels a trip outside of 30 days, a full refund is available. If a client cancels a trip inside of 30 days, the deposit will be applied for a future trip within the same calendar year.
My "for hire" license will cover you for the inshore / coastal waters that we fish. Individual licenses will be required for some areas of New Bern, Weldon and the Tennessee rivers.
Top of the line quality rods, reels, and tackle. For refreshments I will have water and some snacks.
You will need to dress for the weather: clothing, hats, sunscreen, sunglasses. Cameras are a good option. You are welcome to use my 65 qt. boat cooler for food or drinks.
Some days of fishing are better than other days, but I will guarantee I will work hard from the time we leave the dock until we return to provide you a memorable trip.