Fin Chaser Charters NC – Inshore

If you want to experience the best inshore fishing that Cape Carteret, NC has to offer, then come aboard Fin Chaser Charters NC and hook yourself some world-famous species. Captain Keith Smith II has over 20 years of local tournament experience, and he uses his wealth of knowledge to provide his guests with first-class, year-round angling adventures. Whether you’re a seasoned fisherman or a budding angler, get ready to reel ‘em in!

Capt. Keith has fished a huge variety of fishing grounds around NC, including inshore, nearshore, and offshore waters. When you join him for your adventure, he’ll have you exploring a variety of hotspots, including the waters around Swansboro, Hubert, Stella, Bouge Sound, Emerald Isle, and more. In addition to helping you land your dream catch, he’ll also teach you the best techniques to use, as well as the many tips and tricks he’s picked up over the years!

You’ll be fishing from your captain’s 22’ Sea Hunt bay boat. She can accommodate up to 3 guests, and you’ll all be able to fish at the same time. She’s perfectly built to cruise inshore waters, and is equipped with top-of-the-line navigational gear to get you on fish quickly and efficiently. On board, you’ll also find all the necessary safety equipment. She’s decked out with a wireless trolling motor for smooth and silent cruising, so you won’t spook your dream catch!

As for the species you’ll be targeting, depending on when you visit, you can expect to reel in Spotted Seatrout, Redfish, Sheepshead, Flounder, Black Drum, Striped Bass, and more. Your captain will have you trying out a variety of techniques to land your dream catch, including jigging, trolling, and spinning, so get ready to test your skills!

Your trip includes top-quality rods and reels, tackle, live bait, and a valid fishing license for all guests. Capt. Keith warmly welcomes anglers of all ages and abilities on board. Come join Fin Chaser Charters NC to experience the best inshore fishing that NC has to offer!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $350
    Join your captain for this 5-hour trip, which will see you targeting the plentiful inshore waters around Cape Carteret. Depending on when you visit, you'll have the chance to reel in Striped Bass, Black Drum, huge Flounder, and plenty more. Your captain will have you trying out a variety of techniques to land your catch, including trolling, spinning, and jigging. You'll be provided with top-quality rods and reels, live bait prepared in advance, and a valid fishing license. Anglers of all ages welcome!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $350
    Treat yourself to a lie-in and an afternoon of first-class inshore fishing! Capt. Keith will take you out to the hottest inshore fishing grounds of Cape Cape Carteret, and you'll have the chance to reel in anything from huge Flounder, to Black Drum, to Redfish, and plenty more depending on when you visit. You'll be provided with top-notch rods and reels, live bait to tempt your catch, and a valid fishing license. Anglers of all ages and skill levels are welcome on board.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $650
    What could be better than spending a full day cruising these waters for some inshore superstars? On this 9-hour trip, Capt. Keith will take you out to the most productive fishing grounds around. You'll have the chance to hook Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, Sheepshead, Flounder, and plenty more – what you reel in depends on when you choose to visit! Anglers of all ages and skill levels are welcome. Your captain will provide you with top-quality rods and reels, live bait, and a valid fishing license.

About the Captain

Keith Smith II
Cape Carteret, North Carolina, United States
66 Customer reviews
Member since August 2018
Captain Keith Smith II is the owner and captain of the Fin Chaser out of Cape Carteret, NC. Captain Keith has been fishing inshore, nearshore, offshore, and in local fishing tournaments for over 20 years. He will do his best for you to have a great time on the water and learn a thing or two about fishing.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish

Boat specs

Sea Hunt (Bay boat) originally built in 2012. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
American Express
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 3 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
67%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Tim G.
Winder, GA
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September fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on September 8, 2020
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Chris P.
Hubert, NC
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 29, 2019
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The captain canceled

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FAQs about Fin Chaser Charters NC – Inshore

Fin Chaser Charters NC – Inshore offers the following trips to customers:
  • $350 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $350 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (5 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (9 hours)

When you book a trip with Fin Chaser Charters NC – Inshore, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Fin Chaser Charters NC – Inshore include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Fishing License

Fin Chaser Charters NC – Inshore offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing

Fin Chaser Charters NC – Inshore offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping

Top targeted fish species with Fin Chaser Charters NC – Inshore include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Spotted Seatrout