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
    Just booked! Last booked: 36 minutes ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $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
    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
    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)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $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
19 Fishing Reports
29 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
Fishfinder
Ice Box
GPS
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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
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

Recent Fishing Reports

Outer Banks Bass Fishing
Outer Banks Bass Fishing
March 30, 2021
The largemouth are starting to get active and the big girls are coming to the bank!! Here are a few trip photo's from a trip on March 30th with Emil and David from Virginia. Nice fish guys!!

Customer Reviews

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Fishing with David
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Angler Rating
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Mike M.
Mechanicsville, VA
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on March 27, 2021
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Edenton, North Carolina
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) on October 29, 2020
David is an excellent guide & a great person to hang with while catching bass. I highly recommend his services. Dr....
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Annapolis, MD
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on November 28, 2020
The fishing was slow but we still had a good time and captain David Ward put us on a few fish overall it was a good experience!
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Kitty Hawk, NC
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Relaxing Trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on August 4, 2020
My son & I enjoyed today’s fishing trip.  Yesterday’s hurricane stirred up the waters so the bite wasn’t very strong...
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Durham, NC
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on 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 areas...
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FAQs about Backwater Adventures

Backwater Adventures offers the following trips to customers:
  • $200 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $200 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $250 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $300 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Backwater Adventures, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS (Side Scan and Humminbird 360)
  • Fishfinder
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Backwater Adventures include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Drinks (Water and Gatorade)
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Backwater Adventures offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Backwater Adventures offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Backwater Adventures include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Perch (White)
  • Sunfish