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 Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 20 May - 5 Aug
    $800
    up to 5 persons
    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
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 20 May - 5 Aug
    $450
    up to 5 persons
    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 Cancelation 7 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 20 May - 5 Aug
    $450
    up to 5 persons
    This afternoon trip includes 5 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
    Family Fun Marsh Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 20 May - 5 Aug
    $300
    up to 5 persons
    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
    Sunset Cruise/Island Adventure
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 20 May - 5 Aug
    $300
    up to 5 persons
    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
Angler's Choice
3 Reports
ID & License verified
17 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 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!

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Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Bass (Striped)
Black Drum Black Drum
Bonito Bonito
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
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
5 persons

Types of Fishing

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

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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:
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PayPal

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Customer Reviews

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4.96
out of 5 stars from 17 reviews
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
73%
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Amanda R.
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Sunset Cruise with Captain Jennings.

VERIFIED   July 27, 2019
THE ABSOLUTE BEST DAY EVER! Way better than I imagined, seriously. Cpt. Jennings was amazing! Very helpful, FANTASTIC service....
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Bridget B.
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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Half Day with Captain Jennings

VERIFIED   June 16, 2019
Captain Jennings is awesome! He Took our family fishing for the day and made it a trip we will never forget. We’ve been deal...
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Mickey S.
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Half Day Trip with Capt Jennings Rose

VERIFIED   July 5, 2019
Booked a half day trip on July 5th. We had very bad rainstorms and had to cancel. He was able to shift his schedule around...
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Greensboro, NC
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Half day trip with Capt. Jennings Rose

VERIFIED   July 5, 2019
Had a fantastic time with my son and his girlfriend. The fishing was slow, but we caught fish at every stop. Capt Jennings...
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Kathy R.
Wilmington, North Carolina
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Full day charter with Captain Jennings

June 3, 2019
Left dock at 6:00 am. Good breeze, moderate chop.His 23ft Rose Bay"Lady Luck” was a strong, dry and comfortable ride...
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