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
    price breakdown
    $300
    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
    price breakdown
    $250
    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
    price breakdown
    $200
    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
    price breakdown
    $200
    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
18 Fishing Reports
26 Customer Reviews
Response time within an 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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

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
Photos by reviewers (31)
4.99
out of 5 stars from 26 reviews
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Half Day Trip with Captain David
Half Day Trip with Captain David
OBX bass fishing
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Angler Rating
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
91%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Mike B.
Kitty Hawk, NC
 5.00
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Relaxing Trip

VERIFIED   August 4, 2020
My son & I enjoyed today’s fishing trip.  Yesterday’s hurricane stirred up the waters so the bite wasn’t very...
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Doug C.
Durham, NC
 5.00
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Half Day trip with David

VERIFIED   June 8, 2020
David took my daughter and I out for a half day and we both enjoyed the experience very much.  There was lots of good...
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Dean L.
Pen Argyl, PA
 5.00
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Great half day trip

VERIFIED   NEW  August 24, 2020
Caught some big bass. Great boat and captain.
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Justin W.
McDonald, PA
 5.00
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Half day with captain David

VERIFIED   July 13, 2020
The captain was awesome very nice and relaxed. Got a few big fish but he definitely knows his way around to some great spots....
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Teri T.
Roanoke, VA
 5.00
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Half Day Trip on Intercoastal

VERIFIED   July 1, 2020
We chose the afternoon fishing trip, so the bass were not biting.  However, the peaceful, relaxing experience away from...
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