Victory Charters is operated by Captain Chuck Bishop (Coach). Coach Bishop has been a teacher and coach in the Wilmington area for over 30 years now. Coach is an avid outdoorsman: he tried his hand at fishing, hunting, and scuba diving, to name a few.

Nowadays, he has turned over his whistle for his second passion – fishing. Coach has been fishing and diving on wrecks and reefs off Wrightsville Beach for many years and has the experience needed to lead you to the fish.

You will be fishing on a 26’ Maycraft center console powered by a 300 HP Yamaha outboard with closed transom. The boat has plenty of room for family and friends to enjoy a great day of fishing. Coach welcomes all passengers including children. It can accommodate 4 passengers comfortably and up to 6 on near shore trips.

The waters off Wrightsville Beach provide some of the best fishing on the North Carolina Coast. There are so many reefs and wrecks that attract a wide variety of fish. Trolling nearshore will produce the likes of Bluefish, Spanish and King Mackerel, and the occasional Cobia.

On offshore trips you’ll be going after King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Cobia, Barracuda, Sharks and more. Bottom fishing in these waters is usually for the likes of Flounder, Black Bass, Snapper, and Grouper.

Trips with Coach include your fishing license, rods and reels, bait and all the gear needed to catch your desired fish. He will also clean and fillet all the fish you wish to take home with you. All you need to bring is some snacks, drinks, sunscreen, and a pair of polarized sunglasses. When you’re all packed and good to go, get ready for a great time on the waters off Wrightsville beach!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 31
    $800
    A full day allows for more time to get to the offshore fishing grounds at up to 30 miles out. You will be targeting larger Kingfish, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish and other game fish.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 31
    $600
    This is a six-hour trip aimed at finding Kingfish, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, and others. You will be fishing the 10-20 mile range and may elect to make it an extended nearshore trip depending on where fish are.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 31
    $400
    This trip features four hours of nearshore fishing up to the 5-mile range. You'll be targeting Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, Kingfish and the occasional Cobia.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 31
    $400
    If you like to have a late breakfast, then a later fishing trip is just for you. You'll be fishing waters up to 5 miles away from shore, where you can find Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, Kingfish, and more.
  • Private trip
    1/4 Day Trip – Scenic Cruise
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $250
    Enjoy a relaxing and enjoyable ride around the beautiful Wrightsville Beach. This trip features stunning views of the local landscape from the water. Starting times are flexible and you can also do some fishing along the way if you'd like to.
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About the Captain

Chuck Bishop
Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, United States
79 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since July 2018
I have always enjoyed and excelled in various sports since I was a kid. I was also introduced to hunting and fishing by my grandfather at a very early age. Later, I moved to the coast where I enjoyed scuba diving and fishing. My neighbor was a commercial fisherman and charter captain and fishing with him on occasions influenced me to get my captain's license. Being a scuba diver also has given me a first-hand look at the structure and reefs I am fishing and the fish that inhabit these areas.

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Targeted Species

Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Flounder Flounder

Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Sailfish Sailfish
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)

Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Boat Specs

Maycraft (Center console) originally built in 2003. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days 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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
82%
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Eric V. S.
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Amazing half day trip with Victory charters

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on May 26, 2021
We had an amazing trip today, the Captain was amazing. He was very friendly and very knowledgeable about the fishing...
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The captain canceled

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Apex, NC
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Great day on the water

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) on May 15, 2021
Six fish, four guys, three whistles and one laid back captain making sure we didn’t have a care in the world. It was one...
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Catlettsburg, KY
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Fishing with Chuck

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 17, 2020
We enjoyed our trip on Victory Charters and getting to know Coach Bishop throughout the day. Our trip was a last minute booking...
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Charlotte, NC
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Half day trip with Coach

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 28, 2020
Even though we didn’t catch much, we had a great time with Coach. He is a personable captain and was great with The kiddos....
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FAQs about Victory Charters

Victory Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $250 per group - 1/4 Day Trip – Scenic Cruise (2 hours)
  • $400 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $800 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Victory Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Porta potti)
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Victory Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Victory Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Victory Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling

Top targeted fish species with Victory Charters include:
  • Bluefish
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Flounder
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Sailfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spanish Mackerel