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With 25 years of service in the US Army and a few more to go, I’ve found that fishing and enjoying it with others seemed to be almost therapeutic, so I decided that my retirement career shouldn’t be a job! I am very flexible, completely comfortable with a wide variety, from highspeed trolling for Wahoo to anchored up bottom fishing to stock the freezer.  Kid friendly and am also a certified Paramedic.



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  • Private trip
    12 Hour Gulfstream
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,500
    price breakdown
    $1,500
    This is an extended full day of Gulfstream trolling or combination of trolling/jigging/bottomfishing for a variety of species, such as Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, Grouper, Snapper, Sailfish, and more. You will be provided with everything but food and drinks. It is recommended to have a maximum of 4 anglers aboard.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,200
    price breakdown
    $1,200
    Enjoy a full day out on the water, trolling and bottom fishing for a variety of species that live 30+ miles offshore, including Amberjack, Kingfish, Mahi Mahi, Snapper, and more.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $850
    price breakdown
    $850
    This trip consists of either trolling or bottom fishing. You can troll for King Mackerel, Amberjack, Barracuda or bottom fish for Groupers, Snappers or Black Seabass. You will be supplied with all necessary equipment by the charter.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Afternoon
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    This quick trip will take you fishing up to 20 miles out, depending on your preferences and the weather. You will be able to target anything from Kingfish to Mahi Mahi. The departure time is flexible.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Morning
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    This quick trip will take you fishing up to 20 miles out, depending on your preferences and the weather. You will be able to target anything from Kingfish to Mahi Mahi. The departure time is flexible.
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About the Captain

John Sims
Southport, North Carolina, United States
Angler's Choice
7 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since April 2018
With 25 years of service in the US Army and a few more to go, I've found that fishing and enjoying it with others seemed to be almost therapeutic, so I decided that my retirement career shouldn't be a job! I am very flexible, completely comfortable with a wide variety, from highspeed trolling for Wahoo to anchored up bottom fishing to stock the freezer.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black) Grouper (Black)
Grouper (Broomtail) Grouper (Broomtail)

Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Grouper (Scamp) Grouper (Scamp)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)

Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Snapper (Vermilion) Snapper (Vermilion)
Triggerfish (Gray) Triggerfish (Gray)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Cape Horn (Center console) originally built in 2015. Powered by 2 300HP Yamaha engines.

Length
31 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Drinks
Fishing License

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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Southport to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Bank Transfer
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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5.00
out of 5 stars from 4 reviews
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Full day trip with John
July fishing trip
July fishing trip
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
75%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Jessica F.
Southport, NC
 5.00
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   July 1, 2020
Took a 6 hour charter. We were catching fish right off the bat. Ended up with a cooler full of fish. Had two people sea sick,...
Jessica F. recommends 9 Line Charters
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Murat G.
Southport, North Carolina
 5.00
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Full day trip with John

VERIFIED   NEW  July 22, 2020
Awesome captain.  Does everything right to put fish in the box.
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Charles P.
Charlotte, NC
 5.00
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   June 2, 2020
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Brandon B.
Dry Fork, VA
 5.00
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Fishing with John

VERIFIED   May 28, 2019
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