Backwater Adventures

If you are an enthusiastic angler looking to explore the Outer Banks of North Carolina, Backwater Adventures has you covered. Join Capt. David and let him show you the most productive spots and local honey holes, where you will be able to make a great catch possible.

Your day out on the water will see you fishing North River, along with other tributaries of the Albemarle Sound. You will be light tackle spinning or fly fishing, depending on the species you’d like to go for.

Speaking of which, your main target will be anything from Largemouth Bass to Bluegill, White Perch, Sunfish, and other Panfish. Please note that Capt. David and his Backwater Adventures run strictly catch and release trips.

You will be fishing aboard a 21’ Ranger Bass boat, which has plenty of seating and casting space for a couple of anglers. The boat comes powered by a 250 HP Yamaha engine and is rigged with a Side Scan and a Humminbird 360, along with an ice box for the catch.

All trips with Capt. David come with the use of quality fly fishing equipment, as well as rods, reels, tackle, lures, water, and Gatorade. Fishing licenses will need to be purchased before the trip.

Experienced to beginner angler, everyone is welcome to join in the adventure. Bring your fishing buddy with you, have a father-and-son day on the water, and enjoy fishing.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $300
    up to 2 persons
    This eight-hour trip allows you to fish with light tackle or a fly rod for Largemouth Bass, Panfish, Sunfish, Bluegill, White Perch, and Yellow Perch. Please, note, that the trip is catch-and-release.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $250
    up to 2 persons
    Enjoy a light tackle or fly fishing adventure for a large variety of species that can be found in the rivers and tributaries of the Albemarle Sound. Please note, that all Sunfish, Panfish, Perch, and Bass caught will be released back into water.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $200
    up to 2 persons
    The 4-hour trip half day trip will see you going for Largemouth Bass, as well as light tackle or fly fishing for all species, including Sunfish, Panfish, and Prrch.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $200
    up to 2 persons
    This afternoon trip will take you fishing for Largemouth Bass, as well as White and Yellow Perch, Panfish, and Sunfish. The fishing grounds include the North River and other tributaries of the Albemarle Sound in the Outer Banks.
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About the Captain

David Ward
Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, United States
Angler's Choice
18 Fishing Reports
16 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since April 2018
Captain Dave Ward is not only a professional guide with almost four decades of experience. He is also an enthusiastic angler who never stops mastering the cast. Dave has dozens of local tournament wins and enjoys sharing his wealth of knowledge with whoever steps aboard. He specializes in fishing for Bass.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Largemouth) Bass (Largemouth)
Perch (White) Perch (White)
Sunfish Sunfish

Boat Specs

Ranger (Bass boat) originally built in 2013. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha SHO engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 65 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Drinks
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.98
out of 5 stars from 16 reviews
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
87%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Randy L.
Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
 5.00
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OBX bass fishing

VERIFIED   August 6, 2019
Fished the North River with David and my son. A storm blew through the night before our trip raising the water level and the...
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Matt E.
Kitty Hawk, NC
 5.00
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Half day drip with Captain David

VERIFIED   June 17, 2019
My 11-year-old son and I had an excellent time with Captain David. He was friendly, knowledgeable and really wanted my son...
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Gregory P.
Buxton, NC
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September fishing trip

VERIFIED   September 10, 2019
We took this trip just days after a hurricane. was not sure were or what the effect on the bass would be but Dave found them...
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Craig M.
Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
 5.00
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3/4 day with captain David

VERIFIED   August 5, 2019
Awesome trip! David is very accommodating and easy to get along with.He is also knowledgeable on bass fishing and...
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Brian G.
Manteo, NC
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Half Day Trip with Captain David

VERIFIED   August 16, 2019
My son and I had an amazing time and caught about eight largemouth bass and a bowfin. Will definitely come back again and request...
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