Mott Ridge Charters – Manteo

Mott Ridge Charters invites you to join them for an action-packed day of fishing. Anglers of all skill levels and ages are welcome to come and explore the inshore and nearshore waters in search of a catch they’ll be proud of. Consult with Captain Bud regarding species you’d like to target so that he can customize the experience to best fit your wishes.

The boat you’ll be fishing on is a 24’ Skeeter bay boat, equipped with a 300 HP Yamaha engine. Up to 4 anglers can fish aboard comfortably at the same time. The boat’s shallow draft will allow you to get into all the hard to reach places while exploring the captain’s favorite fishing grounds in the area.

Get ready for a day full of fun as you cruise these crystal-clear waters targeting Trout, Puppy Drum, and Rockfish, or, if you’re up for a challenge, try going after a trophy Redfish that this charter made its name on. If you decide to take your trip further offshore, you’ll have the opportunity to target species like Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish. Whatever you decide, captain Bud will give you all the help you may need to land the fish you want, even if it’s your first time fishing.

Top-quality Penn, Shimano, and Daiwa rods and reels will be provided for you on each trip. Additionally, you’ll have access to various types of live and artificial bait to make sure your trip is as productive as possible. Mott Ridge Charter welcomes children of all ages, but parents should bring life vests for all kids under the age of 12.

You’ll be able to buy your fishing license and have access to free parking at the meetup location. There are also several shops nearby where you can buy any drinks or snacks you might need for the trip. The last thing to keep in mind is to dress for the season you’re fishing in and don’t forget your sunscreen.

All that’s left to do is to set aside a date and book a trip with Mott Ridge Charters today!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    Enjoy an experience tailored to your wishes! It’s entirely up to you whether the trip will focus on nearshore, inshore, offshore, or a mix of the three. Discuss the options with the captain and decide what you’d like to target. Once it’s settled, go after that personal best Redfish, Trout, Bluefish or any other species you decide.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    This trip is a great option for families and those new to the sport. If you'd like to get familiar with local inshore fishing, this trip is sure to give you a proper taste of it. Some of the species you'll be targeting include Trout, Bluefish and Spanish Mackerel.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Visit the best inshore and nearshore spots in the area and target a wide variety of species. The most popular ones include Drum, Sheepshead, Trout, Bluefish, and Redfish. Bring along the whole family and make this a truly memorable experience!
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About the Captain

Bud Bishop
Manteo, North Carolina, United States
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
47 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since February 2019
Captain Bud has been fishing since he was a kid. No matter the time of the year or what the weather outside looks like you can find him on the water. His favorite fish to target are Redfish, Bluefish, King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, and Sheepshead. He loves being around people and takes pride in helping people land the catch of their dreams.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Bass (Striped)
Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Skeeter (Bay boat) originally built in 2008. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.88
out of 5 stars from 34 reviews
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Great day fishing on light tackle, loved it!
Great day fishing on light tackle, loved it!
Great day fishing on light tackle, loved it!
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30
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
94%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
97%
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VERIFIED   July 19, 2020
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Ray H.
East Berlin, PA
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6hr day

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on June 26, 2020
We started at 5:30 instead of 7:00 due to fishing conditions.  Unfortunately, fishing wasn’t so good in AM but actually...
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Michael P.
Montville, NJ
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Evening trip with bud

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on July 15, 2020
I’ve been fishing for over 30 years and have been on numerous fishing boats. This was by far one of my best trips ever. I...
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Bruce W.
Mechanicsville, VA
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Fishing with Bud

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 6, 2020
Our day on the water with Bud was GREAT! He was very attentive to the oncoming weather, had us meet him early to beat the storms,...
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Jamie V.
Manteo, NC
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3/4 Day trip sound fishing

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on July 28, 2020
The captain stayed in touch the day before with weather related issues.  He did an excellent job with all the equipment...
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