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 25 - Aug 10
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
    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 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 25 - Aug 10
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    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 25 - Aug 10
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    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 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 25 - Aug 10
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    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 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 25 - Aug 10
    $300
    price breakdown
    $300
    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
6 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
31 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
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
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers

Trip Includes

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

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
Checks
PayPal

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.88
out of 5 stars from 31 reviews
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96%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
81%
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Joseph D.
Marine Corps Base Camp Le, NC
 5.00
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VERIFIED   July 11, 2020
Great experience, fish weren’t biting but Capt. Jennings didn’t give up and kept trying get us more bites. Ended up catching...
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Chris H.
Wellington, CO
 5.00
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Half day trip (pm)

VERIFIED   May 24, 2020
We had a great day fishing with Captain Jennings. He had us on the Spanish Mackerel our whole trip. His boat was very clean,...
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Josh B.
Sanford, North Carolina
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Full day trip

VERIFIED   June 23, 2020
That water was a bit choppy and hard to get on fish at first. Conditions improved and captain kept us on fish even when the...
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Jacob A.
Sanford, NC
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4-hour trip with Cap Jennings

VERIFIED   June 13, 2020
Captain Jennings was incredibly friendly and made sure that we had a great time despite the weather being less than ideal....
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Brant K.
Wilmington, NC
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Jennings got it done!

VERIFIED   June 30, 2020
My father and I went out for a half day trip with Jennings and had an awesome time. Jennings is a great guy. He had a plan...
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