Katfish Kayak And Fishing Adventures, Llc

Katfish Kayak And Fishing Adventures have a simple motto: If you don’t want someone to bring the fish to you, let them take you to the fish. They offer traditional fishing charters but also provide a mothership for Kayak fishermen. They can take you to those places you always wanted to fish which are just too far to paddle to.

Captain Phillip Loughlin welcomes you aboard his 23’ Parker boat. This cuddy cabin is powered by a 300 HP Yamaha engine that can reach a maximum speed of 35 knots. This means you will reach your fishing spots very fast and save traveling time. If you choose to fish from the boat, the crew can accommodate up to 4 guests. However, if you want to go kayak fishing, there’s enough room for 3 anglers.

When it comes to kayak fishing trips, note that this charter offers only mothership service but not the kayaks. You need to bring your own kayak, board the mothership with it, and let the crew take you where you want to go. As kayak trips are not guided, you need to be an experienced kayak angler, able to handle your boat and your gear in open-water conditions.

The boat typically leaves from the NC Wildlife Boat Ramp in Hampstead. However, the crew can pick you up from nearby waterfront locations. Depending on the season and which fishing grounds you choose, your main targets will be King Mackerel, Redfish, Flounder, Cobia, Speckled Trout, Spanish Mackerel, and Mahi Mahi.

Captain Philip will prepare your rods, reels, lures, and live bait (when available). Make sure to purchase your fishing license before the trip and bring food and drinks you like. Also, if you’re going on a kayak trip, you’ll need to bring your own fishing equipment.

The best solution would be to get in touch with the captain before the trip and check what you need to bring.

Save your paddling energy for fishing and finally reach those fishing spots that were always too far for the kayak! Katfish Kayak And Fishing Adventures can customize each trip, you only need to say when.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Gulf Stream – Boat
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,500
    price breakdown
    $1,500
    This is the longest trip with this charter, and is completely dependent on weather and sea conditions. You'll be running beyond 50 miles to fish the edges of the Gulf Stream for big fish. Even Sailfish is possible! This is also a good trip for a smaller group (2–3 fishermen).
  • Private trip
    Frying Pan – Kayak (3 MAX)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,200
    price breakdown
    $1,200
    Kayak Mothership Trip. This is a special trip, the greatest highlight for any kayak fisherman. The mothership allows you to go kayak fishing right in the shadow of the Frying Pan Tower, a former light tower converted to a unique B&B. Fish for pelagics with one line, and bottom fish with the other as you work your way over the infamous shoals. It's a long ride there and back, but worth it for an experience that few kayak fishermen will ever get.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Offshore – Boat
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Dec 1
    $1,200
    price breakdown
    $1,200
    This is a trip for the hardcore fisherman. You'll run offshore (weather and seas permitting) from 25 to 40 miles, looking for the warm, blue water of the Gulf Stream. You'll be chasing Mahi Mahi, King Mackerel, and maybe even Sailfish. It's a very long day, but rewarding!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Offshore – Kayak (3 MAX)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 1
    $1,000
    price breakdown
    $1,000
    Kayak Mothership Trip. This is a trip for the more experienced kayak fisherman. Ever wanted to get outside the breakers for the bigger fish? This full-day trip will take you offshore to pursue Spanish and King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, Albacore, and various bottom species. Depending on weather and water conditions, this may go offshore as far as 25 miles. Maximum of 3 kayak fishermen on this trip.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Offshore Fishing – Boat
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Nov 30
    $750
    price breakdown
    $750
    This trip provides a little extra time to head a little further offshore (out to 25 miles) for an opportunity on big King Mackerel or Mahi, with the flexibility to move to where the fish are.
  • Private trip
    Full Day – Kayak (3 MAX)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $750
    price breakdown
    $750
    This is a full day of inshore kayak fishing from the mothership. This trip allows you to move more and go further in search of those inshore species, including Red Drum, Flounder, Trout, and Sheepshead. This is for a maximum of 3 kayaks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Offshore – Kayak (3 MAX)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 30 - Nov 1
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    Kayak Mothership Trip. Ever wanted to get outside the breakers for the bigger fish? This half day trip is intended for the more experienced kayak fishermen and will take you offshore to pursue Spanish and King Mackerel, Albacore, Amberjack, and various bottom species. Depending on weather and water conditions, this may go offshore as far as 20 miles. Maximum of 3 kayak fishermen on this trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Boat
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Nov 1
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    This is a traditional charter for up to 4 fishermen. It's a great opportunity for families, as you can target nearshore species, like Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, King Mackerel, and Cobia without ever leaving sight of land. You can also go a little further out to get to Kingfish, Mahi Mahi, and Amberjack.
  • Private trip
    1/2 Day Inshore – Kayak (3 MAX)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Kayak Mothership Trip. Kayak trips can accommodate up to 3 anglers. The crew will take you to various locations along the Inland Waterway and coastal sounds, where you can pursue Flounder, Redfish, Speckled Trout, and other inshore species. Bring your own kayaks.
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About the Captain

Phillip Loughlin
Hampstead, North Carolina, United States
20 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
5 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since March 2019
I have been fishing for as long as I can remember, starting as a toddler and never really stopping. I grew up on the water, up and down the East Coast. I learned about kayak fishing while living out in California, and experienced fishing the Pacific, as well as the Sea of Cortez off of the Baja peninsula. Now that I'm back in North Carolina, I knew that I needed to find a way to share my love of fishing and the ocean with both experienced fishermen as well as folks new to the sport, and a charter and mothership operation seemed like a great way to do it.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Flounder Flounder
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Parker (Cuddy cabin) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
First Mate

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the dates of your booking.

Listing Policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
PayPal

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.93
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3\/4 Day Fishing
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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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Barbara B.
Charlotte, North Carolina
 4.67
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3/4 Day Fishing

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Offshore Fishing – Boat on June 21, 2020
Had a great time fishing with Captain Phillip and his wife Julia. Looking forward to another adventure and hoping to run into...
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Michael B.
Fort Mill, SC
 5.00
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Half Day Topsail Trip- Amazing!

VERIFIED   Half Day Offshore – Kayak (3 MAX) on July 5, 2020
Had a great day, captain Phillip was awesome.  We caught all that we asked for. King, Shark, and a lot of Spanish. ...
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Michael F.
Garner, NC
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8 Hour Trip with Captain Phillip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Offshore Fishing – Boat on May 23, 2020
Great day all around, water was a bit rough but we caught some fish.  The whole experience was outstanding, would definitely...
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Erich S.
Hampstead, NC
 5.00
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Half a day Trip with Captain Philip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Boat on August 24, 2019
This was my first Charter saltwater fishing trip. Captain Philip and his crew was very friendly and explained what to do and...
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Devon B.
Hagerstown, Maryland
 5.00
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Half day with captain Phillip

June 3, 2019
It was a great experience ! Talking of going again ! Very nice boat and captain Phillip is very helpful . Highly recommend.
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