Lady Faye Sportfishing Charters

Treat yourself to a day of angling fun and go explore the super-productive wrecks, reefs and hard-bottom fish havens around Morehead City. With Captain Bobby Ballou at the helm, good weather, and a sturdy boat to take you to the best fishing spots, you’re in for a reel adventure.

Capt. Bobby spent his whole life fishing in this area, so you better believe he knows exactly where to take you to cast your line and have fun doing it. His trusty companion and your ride is ‘Lady Faye’ – a 55’ custom built Willis craft his father designed himself.

She’s powered by twin 350 HP Detroit Diesels and is perfectly suited for up to 6 persons to fish at the same time. You’ll have complete freedom to walk around but also the latest navigation and fishfinding electronics on board as well. There’s also a fishfinder in the cabin for customers to view structures, baitfish, and gamefish while waiting for the fish to bite, which makes the whole experience much more fun!

The boat has a spacious cabin and lounge, with comfortable, cushioned seating and an easily accessible, clean toilet. She also boasts the widest transoms of the fleet, providing a better ride, and a solid fishing platform with room for everyone to have their own space while fishing. A license, rods, reels, and tackle are provided by the captain, as well as an icebox to keep your catch fresh. Just bring snacks and drinks!

There are several trips you can choose from, depending on what you’d like to target. If you love inshore fishing, Capt. Bobby has plenty of options to put you on the trail of Spanish Mackerel, as well as Black Seabass. If you’re more of an offshore aficionado, the captain offers full day offshore extravaganza where you’ll be going after the A-listers like Mahi Mahi, King Mackerel, Grouper, Snapper, and occasional Sailfish.

Lady Faye Sportfishing Charters always goes the extra mile to get you to the catch you’ll want to brag about, all you have to do is show up and let them show you a good time!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Offshore Gulfstream
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $1,750
    up to 6 persons
    On this trip, you'll be fishing up to the Gulf Stream waters targeting Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, Sailfish and more! Bottom fishing is an option also targeting Snapper, Grouper, Triggerfish, Almaco Jacks, and many more species. Enjoy Garmin Color Fishfinder while hunting for your hot spot, which adds more FUN to the whole fishing experience! Aye, book this trip soon while dates are still available!
  • Private trip
    11 Hour Trip Offshore Gulfstream
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    11 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,450
    up to 6 persons
    On this trip you'll be fishing up to 45 miles out targetting,mahi mahi,tuna,wahoo,sailfish and more!Bottomfishing is also an option with catches of Blackseabass,snapper,triggerfish,grouper,plus many more bottom species, See What The Captain sees while Enjoying Garmin Color FISHSCOPE indicating rocks,ledges,dropoffs and Anywhere else fish Try to hide!You'll be Impressed with THIS FEATURE, ONLY LADYFAYE HAS TO OFFER,customers have Their OWN FISHFINDER TO ENJOY! Just bring along your Favorite food and drinks
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,250
    up to 6 persons
    On this 10-hour trip, you'll be fishing up to 30 miles offshore and even further! Your main target species will be Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, Sailfish, and King Mackerel. You can also bottom fish over deep ocean water structures for Grouper, Snapper, and Black Seabass as well.
  • Private trip
    9 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $950
    up to 6 persons
    Head up to 30 miles offshore on this 9-hour, action-packed adventure! Once you hit the spot, you'll be chasing Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Albacore Tuna, and King Mackerel. You can also bottom fish along the way and go after species such as Black Grouper, Black Seabass, Flounder, and more.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $850
    up to 6 persons
    With this 8 hour trip, you can go even further offshore! Head more than 15 miles from the coast to target Mahi Mahi, King Mackeral, Albacore Tuna and Sailfish. You can also bottom fish along the way for Black Seabass, Grouper, French Grunts, Flounder and many more!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Inshore/Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $800
    up to 6 persons
    On this trip you'll stay within the sight of land,and be fishing for Spanish and King Mackeral,Bluefish,Bonito and more,on the numerous structures and reefs off Atlantic Beach and Cape Lookout.Bottom Fishing is also an option,targeting Black Bass,Flounder,Porgys,and more if conditions permit.A great nearshore trip for the entire family!
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $750
    up to 6 persons
    This 7-hour trip is full of heavy action and lots of fun for the whole family! Get ready to go after big game fish like Spanish and King Mackerel and Bonito. You'll also have the opportunity to bottom fish over numerous wrecks, reefs and other fish havens. Here you will have a chance to reel in Black Seabass, Flounder, Sharks, and more!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Nearshore/Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $650
    up to 6 persons
    On this trip,you"ll fish the structures and reefs off Atlantic Beach,and Cape Lookout targeting Kingfish,Spanish Mackeral,Bluefish,and Little Tunny,just to name a few.Bottom Fishing is also an option,conditions permitting,where you"ll target Black Sea Bass,Porgys,Flounder,and many more species.An awesome trip for all ages!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $550
    up to 6 persons
    On this trip, you'll be fishing up to 12 miles from the shore towards Cape Lookout while targeting Spanish and King Mackeral, Bluefish, Redfish, and more! The captain will also take you bottom fishing for Seabass, Flounder, Trout, and other species. Join Lady Faye Sportfishing Charter on this awesome adventure and experience the thrill of a lifetime!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $550
    up to 6 persons
    Head out 12 miles from the inlet of Atlantic Beach towards the Cape Lookout lighthouse. Once you reach your destination, you'll be targeting Spanish Mackeral, Kingfish, Bluefish, and Red Drum if conditions allow. You can also go bottom fishing for Black Seabass, Sharks, Flounder and more!
  • Private trip
    3.5 Hour Trip – Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    up to 6 persons
    On this trip,you'll target Bluefish,Spanish and King Mackeral,and other nearshore species,fishing around the inlet and Blackbeards Wreck,The Queen Anne's Revenge! Wild Horses,Porpoises,Seaturtles,and a wide variety of seabirds are often seen on this trip.A great trip for all ages!
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About the Captain

Bobby Ballou
Morehead City, North Carolina, United States
Angler's Choice
9 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
16 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since August 2018
Captain Bobby Ballou has over 30 years experience and started fishing when he was a teenager with his father, who owned commercial fishing boats. Capt. Bobby served as his dad's first mate for a while, learning all the tricks of the trade and how to be the best guide. It didn't take long before he decided to follow in his dad's footsteps and continue the family tradition. He got his USCG 100ton Masters license in 2001 and has been taking people fishing ever since. With his knowledge and love of the sport, you can rest assured that you will have an outstanding time on the water. One of the most respected, longest running charter fishing business on the Morehead City Waterfront. He also has numerous other credentials in superior seamanship skills, celestial navigation, commercial assistance towing, and red cross first aid medical training. He and his crew are in compliance with the USCG drug testing program.A perfect safe-passage history while running his fishing trips! Family Heritage!

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Targeted Species

Bonito
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jack (Almaco)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Pompano
Sailfish
Seabass (Black)
Snapper (Red)

Snapper (Vermilion)
Spanish Mackerel
Tuna (Blackfin)
Tuna (Bluefin)

Boat Specs

Willis Boat Works (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1986, and restored in 2015. Powered by 2 350HP Johnson-Towers, 671 GM Detroit Diesels engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 22 knots.

Length
57 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
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
Disabled Accessible

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
Checks

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.75
out of 5 stars from 16 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
5 hour AM trip
Half day with Capt Bobby
3 1\/2 hr trip
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
93%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
43%
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Deborah R.
Dayton, OH
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5 hour AM trip

VERIFIED   October 11, 2019
Captain Bobby and Doug provided my dad and I an excellent experience! Captain Bobby went above and beyond to make sure my dad...
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Cruising with Capt's Bobby and Charley

VERIFIED   July 18, 2019
Booked a 3.5 hr fishing trip during my vacation.  Unbeknownst to me, the weather for fishing was not ideal.  Capt....
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Clayton, NC
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Half Day Fishing Trip with Capt. Bobby

VERIFIED   July 8, 2019
  Our Fishing trip was scheduled for Monday, 7/8 However, due to bad weather conditions our Captain Bobby Ballou moved...
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Karli F.
Delta, PA
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VERIFIED   June 13, 2019
Captain Bobby has to cancel our trip because of bad weather, but he made sure we were able to go out! He work around our...
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John G.
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VERIFIED   August 30, 2019
First time sea fishing with my sons.  Capt Bobby and his crew made it easy and fun. Boys caught more fish than they ever...
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