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, Yellow Perch, 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 Cancelation 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 Cancelation 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 Cancelation 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 Cancelation 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 this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Largemouth) Bass (Largemouth)
Perch (White) Perch (White)
Perch (Yellow) Perch (Yellow)
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 Cancelation
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

About the Captain

David Ward
Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, United States
Member since April 2018
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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.
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

Customer Reviews

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5.00
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
100%
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Jim B.
Williamsburg, VA
 5.00
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Best guide ever.

VERIFIED   April 27, 2019
My half-day trip with Dave Ward was my best ever experience with a fishing guide. Before the trip, Dave’s communication...
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Sam P.
Rocky Mount, NC
 5.00
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Half day with Cap David.

VERIFIED   September 2, 2018
David guided us to a terrific time of seeking Largemouth Bass which was fruitful as Trent and I each landed beautiful fish....
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Matt E.
Kitty Hawk, NC
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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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Sharon C.
Kill Devil Hills, NC
 5.00
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Great trip!

VERIFIED   May 20, 2019
For my son’s 15th birthday we took the four hour trip and he caught two bass and learned so much about fishing from Dave. ...
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Robert K.
Holly Ridge, North Carolina
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Half day trip with Capt Dave.

VERIFIED   September 10, 2018
Three says before the hurricane and had a GREAT time. Boat is beautiful,  gear top notch, and great company.  We...
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Fishing Reports

Bass fishing 30 minutes from the beach!!

June 28, 2019

Enjoyed a super half day trip with Ben and his father John. Ben and John caught a bunch of fish on topwater and soft plastics. Thanks guys for a great day!! Read Full Report →


Hot Weather Big Ones!!!

June 27, 2019

I enjoyed a half day trip with Kevin and Jesse on June 27. Kevin caught a couple nice fish. Thanks Kevin and Jesse for a great day!! Read Full Report →


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