Reel 2 Grill Fishing Charters

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Next time you are planning a fishing adventure with your whole family in Carolina Beach, NC, give Reel 2 Grill Fishing Charters a try. Captain Desmond is excellent with younger anglers, beginners, and seasoned veterans alike and has all the experience needed to put you on fish.

Capt. Desmond and his first mate will ensure you go home not only with a box full of exciting catches but also with the knowledge need to catch fish in the future. Depending on your personal preferences and what’s bitting, you will be able to master your trolling and bottom fishing techniques and be a part of the team!

If you are after a quick ride along the beach, book a shorter trip. The crew will put you on Spanish Mackerel, False Albacore, and Bluefish, as well as Sharks, Mahi Mahi, Cobia, and Sharks on light tackle. A longer adventure will take you 15-25 miles out for the likes of Snapper, Black Seabass, Cobia, King Mackerel, and who knows what else.

For those who want to get those prolific waters all to themselves and venture 30-40 miles out, the crew has tailored an exciting all-day-long fishing trip. An offshore extravaganza, it will be full of trolling and bottom fishing action for anything from Red, Gag, and Scamp Grouper to Snapper and Amberjack.

Reel 2 Grill Fishing Charters operates a 32’ Thompson Marine center console, which was overhauled in 2010. It comes powered by a 375 HP Caterpillar engine and has modern electronics, technologies, accessories, and gear.

All you have to do is bring your food and drinks and show up!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,100
    up to 6 persons
    Add a few more hours to your time on the water and check more spots. You will be trolling up to 15 miles offshore, targeting Mahi Mahi, Albacore, and King Mackerel. If you're not interested in trolling, you can go bottom fishing for Black Seabass, Grey Snapper, Grouper, and Cobia.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $825
    up to 6 persons
    On this trip, you will be trolling 5-15 miles offshore for King Mackerel, Albacore, Mahi Mahi, and Cobia. This is a great trip for someone who wants to catch bigger fish but does not want to spend a full day on the boat.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $550
    up to 6 persons
    This five-hour trip will begin with trolling for Spanish Mackerel, Albacore, and Bluefish up to 5 miles out. You will finish the day with some Shark fishing.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    up to 6 persons
    This is an excellent family trip, which will see you trolling along the beach for Albacore, Bluefish, and Spanish Mackerel.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $500
    up to 6 persons
    Spend the afternoon trolling along the beach for Spanish Mackerel, False Albacore, and Bluefish. This is an excellent family trip.
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About the Captain

Desmond Starling
Carolina Beach, North Carolina, United States
Angler's Choice
8 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
42 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2018
Reel 2 Grill Fishing Charters is operated by Captain Desmond Starling. A North Carolina native, he grew up fishing in the area and has been doing that his whole life. Desmond especially enjoys teaching beginners and families and showing them how everything is done.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Snapper (Pink) Snapper (Pink)

Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Snapper (Vermilion) Snapper (Vermilion)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Triggerfish (Gray) Triggerfish (Gray)

Boat Specs

Thompson Marine (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 1988, and restored in 2010. Powered by a 375HP Caterpillar 3208 engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 15 knots.

Length
32 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Handline
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
First Mate
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 days before the trip. 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Visa
Mastercard
PayPal
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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4.59
out of 5 stars from 42 reviews
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Fishing with Desmond
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
95%
Recommend this charter
90%
Appropriate for children
90%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
87%
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Mousami G.
Raleigh, NC
 5.00
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Great morning fishing - despite the weather!

VERIFIED   NEW  June 13, 2020
This was a great experience! Captain Desmond and his first mate were so kind and did everything to ensure that our family has...
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Jake B.
Oxford, Ohio
 5.00
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Thanks guys

VERIFIED   NEW  June 11, 2020
Even though we had storms and rain the whole time our kids had a great time and caught over 10 mackerel. A+ thanks for taking...
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Ryan H.
United States
 5.00
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Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   NEW  July 2, 2020
We had a great trip with Cap’n Desmond and Dylan. They got us on the fish and taught the kids what to do. Great experience...
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David C.
Sanford, NC
 5.00
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Spanish mackeral

VERIFIED   NEW  July 5, 2020
We caught a good bit of Spanish mackeral and a couple of sharks on way in to boot. Good day of fishing.
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Jonathan M.
Sanford, NC
 4.67
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Cool crew with a lot of knowledge

VERIFIED   NEW  June 17, 2020
Great trip. Only downfall is weather threw the fish off a bit. No fault of the crew though. Still had our mackerel as an appetizer...
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Fishing Reports

2020 fishing season is here

June 11, 2020

Fishing has been great halfdays spanish mackerel and sharks, 3/4 days king mackerel and barracuda. Book a trip today for family fun Read Full Report →