Captain Big Fish – Light Lines

Come to Wrightsville Beach and enjoy some great times on its inshore waters with Captain Big Fish charters! With miles of beautiful coast to explore and a wide variety of fish to target, anglers come here from all over the country to find out firsthand just how good the fishing is.

You’ll team up with Captain Monty Childers, who knows a thing or two about where to find the best bite and how to get that fish to take the bait. He’ll take you to the prolific backwaters of the Intercoastal Waterway to chase Bull Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, Tarpon, and many more, depending on your preferences.

If river fishing is more your game, then Capt. Monty will take you to the Cape Fear River where you can target all the local favorite species and enjoy stunning views. You can try different techniques to find what works best, and Capt. Monty will have top-notch Penn and Shimano rods and reels for you to use.

Fly fishermen are also welcome to test their skills here, and all the necessary fly fishing equipment will be provided. There are a lot of excellent places for snorkeling in the area, so you can make a “fishing & snorkeling combo” trip. Just let your guide know in advance, and he’ll prepare everything.

Your boat is a 19’ Triton center console that is stable and fast, thanks to the 140 HP Suzuki engine. There’s space on board for up to 3 anglers to cast their line. With reliable electronics to keep you on the fish, and a live bait well, the boat is always ready to take you out.

When you come back to land, Capt. Monty will clean and fillet everything you decided to keep so that you can have delicious fillets for your next meal. He’ll even provide drinks and snacks while you’re fishing, so you’re in for an all-inclusive expedition.

Booking a trip with Captain Big Fish means that everything is at your fingertips – superb fishing action, restaurants, and beaches. Once you get hooked on fishing here, chances are, you’ll always come back for more!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $325
    This 4-hour trip will take you fishing on both sides of the Intracoastal Waterway – in the jetties and the backwaters of the creeks. If you prefer river fishing, you can head out to the Cape Fear River for some serious action. Speckled Trout, Bull Redfish, Flounder, and many more are in the cards. You just have to take your pick.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $325
    On this afternoon excursion, you can explore the backwater and jetties of the Intercoastal Waterway or prowl the productive waters of the Cape Fear River. Whatever you choose, your guide will do his best to put you on the bite of Redfish, Mackerel, Flounder, Speckled Trout...the list goes on! You'll have everything you need on the boat, so you can hop aboard carefree.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $450
    The more time you have on the bountiful inshore waters of Florida, the better! When you book this trip, you'll have 6 hours to explore the best fishing spots around Wrightsville Beach in search of Black Drum, Redfish, Mackerel, Cobia, Speckled Trout, Tarpon...that's just to name a few. Your captain will provide the gear, drinks, and snacks, so all you have to do is show up and enjoy.
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About the Captain

Monty Childers
Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, United States
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249 Customer reviews
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Member since November 2018
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I started fishing when I was a little boy with my grandfather, coming down during the summers to Long Beach. Since 2012, I've been dedicating my time to truly becoming an offshore fisherman. I've been tying my own lures and trying new techniques, which have really paid off for landing larger fish. I like to do all kinds of fishing, bottom fishing, trolling, live baiting. It's just as much fun for me to go Spanish fishing right off the beach as it is to go Wahoo fishing 65 miles into the Gulf Stream.

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Bonito Bonito
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder

Boat specs

Triton (Center console) originally built in 2006. Powered by a 140HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
19 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Cape Fear River
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Popping
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Available on request, for 2 people
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Penn and Shimano
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

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
Min. age 10
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Inshore on May 16, 2020
We had an amazing time! Our captain had a great personality and knew where to put us on the fish. We will be back.
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FAQs about Captain Big Fish – Light Lines

Captain Big Fish – Light Lines offers the following trips to customers:
  • $325 per group - Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $325 per group - Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Inshore (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Captain Big Fish – Light Lines, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment Available on request, for 2 people
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Captain Big Fish – Light Lines include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn and Shimano)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Captain Big Fish – Light Lines offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing (Cape Fear River)
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Captain Big Fish – Light Lines offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Captain Big Fish – Light Lines include:
  • Black Drum
  • Bonito
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tarpon