Fish Insight Guide Service

Captain Jon Hulcher of Fish Insight Guide Service has been a fishing guide in Alaska for the last 8 years; Beaufort North Carolina for 4 years. He’s working hard to make sure his clients have the best experience possible while catching some extraordinary fish! He has fished all over the place including the flats of Mexico and Belize, the jungle of Nicaragua and the Florida Keys. Those experiences have shaped the way he’s fishing.

His fall NC fishing trips revolve around False Albacore, which is one of the most exciting targets in this area. When you’re not on a False Albacore blitz trip, you’ll be catching Redfish, Bluefish, Speckled Trout, and Weakfish. Jon has been fly fishing since the age of 10 and he currently is spending over 200 days a year guiding anglers and fishing for fun! In case fly fishing doesn’t sound interesting to you, Capt. Jon also offers spin fishing and other conventional tackle.

You’ll be fishing on a 20’ Sea Hunt bay boat that accommodates up to 3 guests. The boat has plenty of dry storage for your stuff and she’s powered by a reliable and quick 150 HP Yamaha engine. There’s a big cooler for your drinks and snacks but you can also bring your own.

Capt. Jon uses top of the line rods and reels and he also covers your fly fishing equipment. After the trip, he’ll clean your catch free of charge. You only need to bring snacks and drinks. To make fishing more successful, you can also bring polarized sunglasses and rain gear.

Let Capt. Jon show you around the waters that he grew up fishing in eastern NC. Fish Insight Guide Service is at your service.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day – Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 8 - Dec 31
    $450
    Target Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, Gray Trout, and Bluefish. You'll head out to marshes, creeks, and flats. If you're using fly fishing equipment, note that only 2 guests can book this trip. If you're interested in other fishing techniques, the boat accommodates up to 3 guests.
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 8 - Dec 31
    $450
    Inshore trips in the area involve fishing the marshes, creeks, and flats. You'll mainly target Speckled Trout, Red Drum, Flounder, Gray Trout, and Bluefish. If you're planning to go fly fishing, note that only 2 guests can come. Trips with conventional tackle accommodate 3 guests.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour – Albie Fly Fishing / Light
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 10 - Dec 1
    $650
    This trip targets False Albacore at Cape Lookout with fly and light tackle gear. These little rockets are some of the fastest fish you can catch on the fly and Cape Lookout is one of the premier destinations to chase these fish. Average fish are 10-15 lbs with some topping 20+ certain times of the season. Come test your fly fishing abilities on these speedy fish! This trip is tide-dependent and will mainly be a morning trip. Also can do afternoon/evening if tides are right.
  • Private trip
    Full Day – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 8 - Dec 31
    $700
    Fishing the Crystal Coast typically involves fishing the marshes, creeks, and flats with light tackle spinning and fly rods. You'll target various species, including Speckled Trout, Red Drum, Flounder, Gray Trout, and Bluefish. Capt. Jon mainly uses artificial lures (they can be very productive!), but he'll bring bait if you prefer that style of fishing.
  • Private trip
    Full Day – False Albacore Blitz
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 8 - Dec 31
    $800
    This is one of the most fun types of fishing that you can do on the East Coast! False Albacore begin their fall migration down the coast around late September and this continues through early December in most years. As November comes the bigger albacore (15-25lbs) begin to show up, these “buffalo” will show you where they get their nickname! ***Fly anglers 2 people max, spinning anglers up to 3 people.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Nearshore Mixed Bag
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 8 - Dec 31
    $800
    Nearshore fishing around Cape Lookout can have a number of different species, including Redfish, Speckled Trout, False Albacore, Bluefish, Gray Trout, and Shark. If the weather allows, we will go to some nearshore wrecks and artificial reefs to target bottom fish. You'll target whatever is fishing best according to fishing reports and conditions. You'll mainly be using light tackle spinning and conventional gear with artificial lures. Captain Jon will bring bait if needed.
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About the Captain

Jonathan Hulcher
Beaufort, North Carolina, United States
1 Fishing Report
1 Customer reviews
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Member since January 2019
Jon started fishing as soon as he could hold a rod in his hand...and he was hooked immediately! In the beginning, those were family trips with his brother, dad, and grandpa. As he got older, the passion for fishing took him around the world. He fished everywhere from the jungle of Nicaragua, the flats of Belize, to the glacial waters of Alaska. He always comes back to NC during the fall to catch False Albacore. His main fishing technique is fly fishing.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Bluefish Bluefish
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Little Tunny (False Albacore) Little Tunny (False Albacore)

Boat specs

Sea Hunt (Bay boat) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Life Jackets

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Shimano, TFO, and G Loomis
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment
Hatch, Nautilus, Tibor, Scott, Sage

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
At least 5 years old; life vests provided
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
if legal by federal and state regulations
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory

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

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VERIFIED   Full Day – False Albacore Blitz on November 4, 2019
Excellent trip john worked hard to put us on fish.
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FAQs about Fish Insight Guide Service

Fish Insight Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day – Inshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day – Inshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour – Albie Fly Fishing / Light (6 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Full Day – Inshore (8 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Full Day – False Albacore Blitz (8 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip – Nearshore Mixed Bag (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Fish Insight Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box
  • Life Jackets

Trips booked with Fish Insight Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano, TFO, and G Loomis)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment (Hatch, Nautilus, Tibor, Scott, Sage)

Fish Insight Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Fish Insight Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Fish Insight Guide Service include:
  • Amberjack
  • Bluefish
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  • Redfish
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout
  • Weakfish