We offer a variety of trips depending on the time of the year, fishing conditions, and your personal preferences.
January and February:
OCEAN ROCKFISHING (Striped Bass): BIG ocean rock out of Oregon Inlet, North Carolina. Ocean going trips targeting fish in the 15-50 pound range… LOTS of ACTION. We also catch some chopper blues from time to time on these trips. Fishing over huge schools of bait and diving gannets makes for an adrenaline pumping adventure! 2 fish over 28 inches per person per day is the keepable limit. 6 person maximum. Full Day: $1125.00. 3/4 Day: $925.00.
March and April:
INSHORE ROCKFISHING (Striped Bass): Back to the Albemarle Sound casting the shallows for fish as large as 15 pounds… 100 fish days are fairly common this time of year with 50 fish days the norm. Beautiful warm days and calm waters predominate. This is another light tackle and fly rod time of year. Full Day, Half Day, and “Split” full day packages available for these trips as well. 4 person maximum, 3 recommended. Full day (no lodging): $750.00. Half day: $400.00. ”Split” Full day with lodging: $850.00.
May thru September:
NEARSHORE OREGON INLET: The Fistful is back in Manteo, North Carolina for the remainder of the summer. Half Day (4 hour), Three-Quarter Day (6 or 8 hour), and Full Day (10 hour) trips for SPANISH and KING MACKERAL, BLUEFISH, COBIA, DRUM, TRIGGERFISH, TILEFISH, AMBERJACK, SHARK, “Bailer” DOLPHIN, ALBECORE, BONITA, and SPADEFISH. Species targeted depends on the length of the trip. On a Half Day trip you can expect to have a great morning or afternoon catching SPANISH MACKERAL, BLUEFISH, TRIGGERFISH, and the occasional COBIA or DRUM. Full Day trips give you the option to choose your species. We can stay nearshore or travel up to 20 miles for larger species not mentioned in the Half Day trip. Trolling for DOLPHIN and targeting AMBERJACK, TRIGGERFISH, SPADEFISH, SHARK, and KING MACKERAL are all options on Full Day trips. 6 person maximum. Half Day (4 hour): $525.00. 3/4 Day (6 hour): $725.00. 3/4 Day (8 hour): $925.00 Full Day (10 hour): $1125.00.
October thru December:
INSHORE ROCKFISHING (Striped Bass): We offer several different options for our inshore Rockfishing packages. North Carolina experiences one of the longest and most productive Striped Bass fisheries in the world. These fish are a staple in our way of life. Half and full day trips on the Albemarle Sound are available. 3 fish over 18 inches per person per day is the keepable limit… everything else is catch and release. All light tackle gear and fly rods. Catching 30-50 fish a day is not uncommon… “School” size fish make this trip one of our favorites and most popular. Ask about our “split” full day packages that include lodging with an afternoon trip the first day and a morning trip on the second day. Two limits of fish for you plus a night’s stay on the Outer Banks… you’ll love it! 4 person maximum, 3 recommended. Full day (no lodging): $750.00. Half day: $400.00. “Split” Full day with lodging: $850.00.
We also offer sightseeing and nature tours, sunset cruises, and other trips customized to your specific needs and desires plus we have connections and relationships with other local charter captains – if we can’t match your needs with our boat – we can find someone who can. Just let us know what you are looking for… We love creating a trip that makes those memories you’ll never forget!