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 your captain regarding the 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, the captain 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 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
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $475
    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
    $475
    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!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $575
    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
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
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About the Charter Operator

Mott Ridge Charters
Manteo, North Carolina, United States
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111 Customer reviews
Response time 10 hours
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) Striped Bass
Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Redfish Redfish

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
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Adults and kids ages 12 and up

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Penn, Shimano, and Daiwa
Live Bait
Caught before the trip
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 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

Not included in the trip

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 89 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
96%
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Bill K.
Washington, District Of Columbia
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

The only charter I will ever do in OBX

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 2, 2022
This is now the second time I’ve been out with captain Bud. There are a lot of fishing charters that will take any tourist...
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Steve G.
Charlotte, NC
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Awesome half day trip catching Stripers!!!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 16, 2022
This charter was absolutely AWESOME. Went in the middle of March, so there were not a whole lot of great fishing options in...
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Aaron D.
Avon, North Carolina
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with Capt. Bud

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on July 19, 2022
Our trip was cut short due to a storm, but Bud put us right on the fish. We caught 9 red drum and lost 1. It was my wife and...
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David S.
Charles Town, WV
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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6 hr Trip

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip on July 18, 2022
This was by far our best fishing experience in OBX in 10 yrs. Captain Bud put us on the fish. Reached our limit on red drum...
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Samuel F.
High Point, NC
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OBX Fishing Trio

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 30, 2022
Scheduled a trip for my brother, my son and myself. Scheduling is fast and easy. Capt Bud contacted me within a day to ask...
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FAQs about Mott Ridge Charters – Manteo

Mott Ridge Charters – Manteo offers the following trips to customers:
  • $475 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $475 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $575 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $650 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Mott Ridge Charters – Manteo, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box
  • Life Jackets Adults and kids ages 12 and up

Trips booked with Mott Ridge Charters – Manteo include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn, Shimano, and Daiwa)
  • Live Bait (Caught before the trip)
  • Lures

Mott Ridge Charters – Manteo offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing

Mott Ridge Charters – Manteo offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Mott Ridge Charters – Manteo include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Black Drum
  • Bluefish
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout