North State Guide Service

Specializing in Eastern North Carolina fishing for inshore, nearshore, and offshore species, North State Guide Service prides themselves in ensuring that their customers have a trip to remember! They cover Wrightsville Beach, Carolina Beach, Topsail, New Bern, and Oriental, so you can pick what you want to catch and where.

Captain Jennings Rose invites you for an incredible day of fishing aboard his 23’ Custom Rose Bay center console that can take up to 5 anglers. Fresh on the water in 2018, it still has that new boat smell and comes with the latest marine electronics and safety gear. It features a 200 HP Yamaha engine, outriggers, downriggers, a wireless trolling motor, a live bait tank, and an ice-box. There’s also a wheelchair ramp available and a secured area onboard for the wheelchair.

You’ll get to try an incredible variety of techniques, including bottom fishing, trolling, spinning, jigging, popping, drifting, and more. Fly fishing, Flounder gigging, and even bowfishing and spearfishing are also options if you let the captain know in advance so he can prepare the needed gear (up to 2 guests can fish at the same time when it comes to these techniques). Snorkeling gear can also be made available upon request.

And what about the species you’ll be targeting? You can go after Mahi Mahi, Cobia, Mackerel, Bonito, Grouper, Trout, Drum, Flounder, Redfish, and much more.

North State Guide Service provides everything you need to have a fun day on the water – their equipment is top-notch and includes Temple Fork Outfitters rods and various reels. You’ll also be provided with live bait, lures, and licenses. The captain will even clean your catch after the trip, so tips for his hard work are appreciated. Bring sunscreen, food and drinks, and a camera to capture all those unforgettable moments!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact Capt. Jennings Rose and he’ll gladly tailor the trip to your needs!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 20 - Jul 31
    $850
    You will target fish species of your choice and have enough time to push further offshore or fish different areas on this 8-hour trip. Having more time to catch fish is always a good thing, be it Mahi Mahi, Cobia, Mackerel, Bonito, Grouper, Trout, or whatever else your heart desires.
  • Private trip
    Family Fun Marsh Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 20 - Jul 31
    $450
    Come explore what the local coastal resources have to offer. You will go clamming, crabbing, fishing for Redfish, Trout, and others, and stop at the remote islands to get away from the population for a bit. This is an excellent trip for bird watching also.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 20 - Jul 31
    $450
    On this trip, you'll have the opportunity to catch Flounder, Red Drum, Trout, Seabass, King Mackerel, Cobia, and the list goes on. You can also split the day up with both fishing and clamming/crabbing marsh adventures. This trip is great for families with children.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 20 - Jul 31
    $450
    This afternoon trip includes 4 hours of fun on the water catching a variety of inshore and nearshore species, including Flounder, Seabass, King Mackerel, Red Drum, Trout, Cobia, and more. You can also combine fishing with some crabbing/clamming marsh adventures on this exciting trip that's perfect for families.
  • Private trip
    Sunset Cruise/Island Adventure
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 20 - Jul 31
    $350
    Let the captain be your guide to the beautiful areas around Wrightsville Beach. This is a great trip if you want to get off land for a bit with the family or a nice getaway with that special someone and your favorite beverage. This trip can also include fishing.
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About the Captain

Jennings Rose
Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, United States
7 Fishing Reports
39 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2019
I grew up on the waters around Wrightsville, Carolina Beach, and Topsail. I’ve had a passion for fishing ever since I could hold a rod, and love sharing memories with both new and repeat clients. I have been guiding for 10 years now and have a lot of experience in tournaments and guiding anglers to catch the biggest fish of their life. We fish from the southern Outer Banks to Southport and follow the fish with seasonal migration. Book a trip with me – I’d love to share my experience with you, your family, or your clients!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Bass (Striped)
Black Drum Black Drum
Bonito Bonito
Cobia Cobia

Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish

Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Custom Rose Bay (Center console) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Bowfishing
Flounder Gigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

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

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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 21, 2021
We had a wonderful morning fishing with Captain Jennings. He communicated well before our trip so we knew what to bring and...
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 8, 2021
Captain Jennings took us on a half day trip and it was excellent. He kept us offshore and focused on bigger fish and it was...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on May 22, 2021
First trip but many to come with Captain Jennings! Surprised my husband with a half day charter but we both agreed on a full...
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Rocky Mount, VA
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Half Day Trip with Jennings Rose

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 24, 2021
VERY respectful captain - kept checking to make sure everyone was comfortable and having fun. Even adjusted hours of trip because...
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Pfafftown, NC
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VERIFIED   Sunset Cruise/Island Adventure on June 24, 2021
Captain Jennings was very knowledgeable. Very personable. I had a wonderful time.
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FAQs about North State Guide Service

North State Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $350 per group - Sunset Cruise/Island Adventure (3 hours)
  • $450 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group - Family Fun Marsh Trip (4 hours)
  • $450 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $850 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with North State Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with North State Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Temple Fork Outfitters rods, various reels)
  • Live Bait (Prepared before or caught during the trip)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Tips appreciated)
  • Fishing License

North State Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

North State Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing (2 anglers can fish at the time, available upon req.)
  • Drift Fishing
  • Bowfishing (2 anglers can fish at the time, available upon req.)
  • Flounder Gigging (2 anglers can fish at the time, available upon req.)
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with North State Guide Service include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Black Drum
  • Bonito
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Sheepshead
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout