Chocolate Lab Charters

Get yourself down onto the Roanoke River for a great day of fishing with Chocolate Lab Charters. You’ve got yourself a great pair of hands with Captain Butch Barber who has been river fishing around North Carolina since he was a kid. If you’re new to the sport of you’re taking your kids along with you then he’s more than happy to show you guys the ropes.
He’ll take you out on his trust 24’ Carolina Skiff center console. This is ideal for wide banks of the Roanoke River and can get you through the tight spots. It’s big enough to take 6 of you on comfortably as you make your way around the best fish grounds on the river.

Striper are the target catch on this trip and Captain Butch knows just where to find them. Using light tackle and live bait you will aim to reel these tasty fish in by adopting trolling, jigging, popping, and drift fishing to lure them in.

Live bait is provided for you on this trip as are Ugly Sticks rods, and Penn reels. Captain Butch also includes a North Carolina fishing license so you’re covered for that.

Take some food and drinks and weather appropriate clothes along with you. Apart from that, you’re ready for a fantastic day of chasing Striper down the Roanoke River.

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
    Seasonal trip Mar 15 - May 15
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    If you've got a few fishing trips under your belt then this is the trip for you. North Carolina's rivers are stooped in Striper and Captain Butch is here to take you to them. When your fishing with him he can also teach you a trick or two if you're not used to some of the styles of fishing. Trolling, jigging, popping, and drift fishing are some of his favorite ways of getting the Striper to bite!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip AM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 15 - May 15
    price breakdown
    Nothing beats a morning's fishing. By the time the days began you've already got yourself a bag load of fish ready to enjoy for the rest of the day. Captain Butch will take you out to show you the best places he knows down the Roanoke River. You'll be targeting the Striper that can be found in abundance up and down its banks on this North Carolina River adventure.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip PM
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 15 - May 15
    price breakdown
    If you plan to take your kids along with you then this is the recommended trip for you. By making turning this adventure into an easy-going afternoon there's no chance that they'll get fed up on this adventure. Not only will they be learning they'll also be reaping the rewards as Butch teaches them how to reel in a Striper.

About the Captain

Butch Barber
Weldon, North Carolina, United States
ID & License verified
1 Customer Reviews
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

Bass (Striped) Bass (Striped)

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
6 persons

Types of Fishing

River 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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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 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