Chocolate Lab Charters

Get yourself out fishing on the Pamlico Sound. This Atlantic archipelago provides calmer waters to fish upon and Captain Butch Barber is here to help you do that.

To get the job done he has a Carolina Skiff center console which is perfect for the nearshore fishing that you’ll undertake. It’s a nimble craft that can skip around the sound up to 40 knots meaning you can drive around to Captain Butch’s favorite spots in no time at all. 

When you’re out with Captain Butch you’ll be using light tackle to try and reel in the likes of Red Drum, Speckled Trout, Flounder, and Striper. Bottom fishing, trolling
jigging, popping, drift fishing, and flounder gigging are the types of techniques you’ll use with butch and he’ll demonstrate how. You won’t fish too far off the shore as the fish like to stay just by the island water. Additionally, Butch also offers clam digging and shelling trips if you ask him beforehand.

Captain Butch use Ugly Sticks rods and Penn reels to get the job here. You won’t be using live bait to tempt them but lures instead. Your fishing license is also covered on this trip. If you’re not too used to gutting your fish then it can be done at the marina for around $40 extra

Stock up on some food and drinks and prepare yourself for a fantastic day of lagoon fishing out on the Pamlico Sound!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    up to 4 persons
    If fishing is your passion then a Full Day Trip with Captain Butch is a great way to see what fishing on the Pamlico Sound is all about. He uses various techniques such as trolling, jigging, popping, drift fishing, and flounder gigging to take in the likes of Flounder Red Drum and Striper. If you're interested you can even get up to some clam digging or shelling around the flats here.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip AM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    up to 4 persons
    This early start will take you for a morning on the nearshore fishing grounds of the Pamlico Sound. Depending on the season Captain Butch will use techniques such as Bottom fishing, trolling, jigging, popping, and drift fishing to get the fish in. The fish you're likely to pull in consist of Red Drum, Speckled Trout, Flounder, and Striper, although there can always be other ocean delights.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip PM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    up to 4 persons
    If this is your first time fishing or you're looking to get your kids enthusiastic about the sport then this is an ideal trip for you. You'll spend the afternoon going by the nearshore waters of the Pamlico Sound searching out for the likes of Red Drum and Speckled Trout. If there's anything that you're unsure of then Captain Butch is by your side to explain everything.
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About the Captain

Butch Barber
Hatteras, North Carolina, United States
ID & License verified
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2019
Fishing is Captain Butch Barber's family trade thus he has been fishing his whole life. He started out on rivers, lakes, and ponds. This passion ensued and it led to him becoming a commercial fisherman after which he ended up gaining his Captain's license. Since then he's been running both freshwater and saltwater fishing charters. He loves to take people out on the water, particularly when it's their first time, and seeing them catch their first fish.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Flounder Flounder
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Carolina Skiff (Center console) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 175HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

24 ft
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing
Flounder Gigging


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
First Mate
Fishing License


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 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 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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


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:
American Express

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