Mott Ridge Charters – Oriental

Join Captain Bud Bishop and Mott Ridge Charters on one of their trips and you’ll be in for some fun and productive time on the water. Whatever your skill level may be, the local fishery will provide you with a challenge fit for your needs. Fishing inshore as well as nearshore this charter offers you the ability to try out various types of fishing and target a rather long list of species that call these waters their home.

Captain’s vessel of choice is a 24’ Skeeter bay boat, powered by a powerful 300 HP Yamaha engine. The boat’s equipped with all the necessary safety equipment, as well as navigation, communication, and fish finding electronics. Additionally, it features a wireless trolling motor and a live bait tank. Still, the boat has enough room to accommodate 4 anglers fishing comfortably at the same time.

Fishing with Captain Bud, you’ll get a chance to visit some of the most productive fishing spots in the area and target local favorites like Rockfish, Speckled Trout, and Puppy Drum. Once the Redfish season gets fully going, challenge your skills and join him for a trip targeting trophy Redfish that the charter is best known for. On trips venturing further offshore, you can expect to target Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish.

You’ll be equipped with top-notch Shimano, Penn, and Daiwa rods, plus a wide range of artificial lures and live bait – depending on the target. On the day of the trip, all you’ll need to bring are a valid fishing license, food, drinks, and sunscreen.

Now, set aside a date, check the captain’s calendar and book your next fishing adventure today!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    Anglers who want to target a specific species and go after the catch of a lifetime will find this trip to be the best option for them. You’ll give yourself enough time to get as many shots at your target as you may need. You’ll be able to target any species available in these waters, just make sure to check with the captain ahead of time to make sure it’s in season at the time of your trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Half-day trips are well-suited for families bringing the young ones along for the trip. You'll have enough time to see some action and get after it for a while without being on the water for longer than the kids would be able to handle. The species available include inshore all-stars like Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum and more!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    This trip offers anglers new to the local fishing a chance to get a good taste of what the fishery is like. Visit some rich nearshore spots and target your choice of popular species like Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, Speckled Trout or Bluefish.
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About the Captain

Bud Bishop
Oriental, North Carolina, United States
Angler's Choice
33 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since February 2019
Captain Bud has been fishing since he was a kid. No matter the time of the year or what the weather outside looks like you can find him on the water. His favorite fish to target are Redfish, Bluefish, King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, and Sheepshead. He loves being around people and takes pride in helping people land the catch of their dreams.

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Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Bass (Striped)
Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Skeeter (Bay boat) originally built in 2008. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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 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 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

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VERIFIED   May 16, 2020
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