Free Agent Sport Fishing

If you’re thinking about fishing the beautiful waters of Hatteras, you’re in the right place. Free Agent Sport Fishing do it all – they offer trips for all ages, skill levels, and various types of fishing. They’re full-time fishermen and have been in the business since 1985. These are professionals who will ensure you have a fun, safe, and memorable trip.

Captain Ricky Caton and his crew run trips from the blue waters of the Gulf Stream to the Back Waters of the bays and sounds. The trips depend on your skill level and fish you want to catch. “Inlet Adventure” and “Happy Crabber” trips are family-oriented trips. You’ll stay in the calm waters, so no one gets seasick and everyone has fun. The Blue Water trip will take you offshore, where you’ll be able to target Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and False Albacore.

You’ll be fishing from the “Free Agent”, a 42’ boat built by the Gutheries. She’s perfectly equipped for inshore and offshore fishing, having 3 bottom machines/fish finders, 4 GPS units, two VHF radios, a radar, and Sirus XM radio, so that you can listen to your favorite music. There’s also enough shade to keep you out of the sun, the carpeted floor inside, and private bathroom downstairs. As the trips are child-friendly, the boat is also equipped with children-sized life vests.

The crew will cover your fishing license, rods, reels, lures, and live bait. You need to bring food, drinks, sun protection, a cooler for the catch, a camera, and rain gear. Your catch can be cleaned at the marina for an additional cost.

Free Agent Sport Fishing is inviting you for an unforgettable day on the water. Join them and share an experience you and your loved ones will cherish forever!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Blue Water Trolling/Bottom Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Dec 31
    $1,350
    up to 6 persons
    On this trip, you'll troll high speed lures all the way out to the fishing grounds for Wahoo and Mahi Mahi. Once you get to the fishing spot, you'll troll for Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, King Mackerel, and False Albacore. On the second half of the trip, you'll go bottom fishing for Sea Bass, Triggerfish, Snapper, Cobia, Amberjacks, and Sharks. You'll go 16 to 25 miles offshore and 10 to 300 feet deep.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Happy Crabber
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Dec 31
    $1,100
    up to 6 persons
    On this trip, you start out fishing for Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, or Flounders. It all depends on what's biting. After that, you'll go after a bunch of Blue Crab Traps for Blue Crabs. The whole catch is yours to keep. Great fun and calm water.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Inlet Adventure
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Dec 31
    $1,100
    up to 6 persons
    The Inlet Adventures trip is designed for a crew that prefers to stay in sight of land. You will be trolling for Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish while looking for Cobia or bottom fishing and live baiting on some inshore wrecks for Triggerfish, Seabass, Amberjacks, and Sharks.
  • Private trip
    Happy Crabber Extended Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Dec 31
    $750
    up to 6 persons
    You'll start the trip by targeting King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, or Flounders...whatever's biting. After that, you'll target a bunch of Blue Crab Traps for Blue Crabs. The whole catch is yours to keep. This trip bring lots of fun in calm water.
  • Private trip
    Happy Crabber Extended Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Dec 31
    $750
    up to 6 persons
    Even though it's a Crab trip, you can also catch lots of other fish speceis. At the beginning, you'll target Flounder, Mackerels, Bluefish, or whatever is biting. After that, the captain will take you targeting Blue Crab Traps for Blue Crabs. You can keep the whole catch!
  • Private trip
    Inlet Adventure Extended Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Dec 31
    $750
    up to 6 persons
    If you don't want to go too far from the shore, this is the trip for you. You'll start by trolling for Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish. You can also target Cobia or try bottom fishing in the wrecks for Triggerfish, Seabass, Amberjacks and Sharks.
  • Private trip
    Inlet Adventure Extended Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Dec 31
    $750
    up to 6 persons
    This trip is designed for a crew that prefers to stay close to the land. You will start by trolling for Bluefish and Spanish Mackerel, looking for Cobia, or bottom fishing on the inshore wrecks for Seabass, Triggerfish, Amberjack, and Sharks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Happy Crabber (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Dec 31
    $625
    up to 6 persons
    Bring your kids along and see them catch their first fish...or Crab. You'll start by targeting Bluefish, Flounder, and Mackerel. Then, you'll switch to targeting Crabs. You can keep everything you catch. Cleaning is available in the marina, $1 per pound for bottom fish.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Happy Crabber (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Dec 31
    $625
    up to 6 persons
    All ages are welcome on the boat, so bring your whole family along! The trip starts by targeting Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel or Flounder. After that, you'll target Blue Crabs. You can keep the whole catch. The captain will supply everything you need for fishing.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip– Inlet Adventure (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Dec 31
    $625
    up to 6 persons
    Bring food and drinks, camera, sun protection, a cooler, and rain gear (just in case). You can keep the catch and have it cleaned at the marina after the trip. The cost is $1 per fish. The captain will prepare your fishing equipment. Great trip if you want to stay closer to the shore.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip– Inlet Adventure (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Dec 31
    $625
    up to 6 persons
    There's lots of different fish you can target on this trip - look for Cobia, bottom fish for Amberjack, Shark, Triggerfish, Seabass, or troll for Bluefish and Spanish Mackerel. This trip is great for you if you want to stay closer to the shore.
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About the Captain

Ricky Caton
Hatteras, North Carolina, United States
58 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
2 Customer Reviews
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Member since June 2019
I started fishing because my grandfather was a commercial fisherman and I used to go with him. As soon as I graduated from high school, I moved to Hatteras Island, NC and started mating. I have fished from the Maryland, VA, line to South Carolina, as well as Florida, and in the Bahamas. I fished offshore as a mate for some of the icons of the Offshore Fishing Industry out of Oregon Inlet, NC. Tony Tillett, Buddy Cannady, and John Bayliss were 3 of the truly notable ones.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Barracuda (Great)
Bluefish
Cobia

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Little Tunny (False Albacore)
Redfish

Seabass (Black)
Shark (Tope)
Spanish Mackerel
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Guthrie (Downeast) originally built in 1954. Powered by a 375HP Caterpillar 3208 engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 14 knots.

Length
42 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
First Mate
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
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Pay remaining balance to captain
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Cash
Checks
Mastercard
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When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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4.83
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Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Richmond, VA
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Birthday Fishin Trip for my son

VERIFIED   August 21, 2019
The Free Agent crew took my son and myself out for his 8th birthday. It was my son’s first time boat fishing and the...
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