Gunny B Outdoors Swansboro/Emerald Isle

Gunny B Outdoors LLC offers inshore, nearshore, offshore fishing trips in North Carolina. Captain Brad will do his best to put you on the fish and make your trip enjoyable and fun.

You and the captain will be using light tackle while fishing. The charter is kids-friendly so bring along them as well and make the trip even more interesting. Those of you who want to keep the fish they catch are free to do so. Otherwise, you’ll release it back to the water.

Captain Brad uses a 24’ Blue Wave Pure Bay fishing boat which is powered by a 300 HP Suzuki engine. There’s enough room for up to 6 guests onboard. The boat’s got electronic navigation and fishfinder system and comes with an ice-box and a livewell.

The charter provides all the equipment you’ll need during the trip. This includes rods, reels, terminal tackle, lures, live bait, as well as fishing licenses. Also, the captain can clean and fillet your catch so you can bring it home and enjoy the delicious meals. If you’d like any snacks or drinks, you’re free to bring along whatever you wish. The captain will provide you with bottled water.

Hurry up and book a trip at Gunny B Outdoors LLC and let Captain Brad take you on a fishing adventure.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Your Custom Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $200
    You decided how we spend your trip on the water. Rather it be riding around, island/sand bar hopping, shelling, sharks teeth, sunsets, sunrises, dolphins, maybe some inshore bottom fishing or a mixture of it all. These trips are a 2 hour minimum
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Inshore Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $500
    Inshore light tackle fishing for a variety of inshore species. You can ride around and cast at fish or pitch live/cut bait and relax.
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Inshore Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US $500
    Inshore light tackle fishing for a variety of inshore species. You can ride around and cast at fish or pitch live/cut bait and relax.
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    Half Day Bull Red Drum Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - Sep 30
    US $600
    Fishing the Neuse River, Bay River, Pamlico River or Pamlico sound for the running of the bulls. Where we target trophy-sized redfish from 40 inches to 50+ inches. These trips leave from New Bern, Vandemere, or Auroa areas.
    Targeted fish
    Redfish
    Redfish
  • Private trip
    Half Day Bull Red Drum Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - Sep 30
    US $600
    Fishing the Neuse River, Bay River, Pamlico River or Pamlico sound for the running of the bulls. Where we target trophy-sized redfish from 40 inches to 50+ inches. These trips leave from New Bern, Vandemere, or Auroa areas.
    Targeted fish
    Redfish
    Redfish
  • Private trip
    Half Day Nearshore Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $600
    Fishing off the beach up 10 miles offshore. Chasing Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Bluefish, Amberjack, Grouper, and Sea Bass.
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Cobia
    Cobia
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Bonito
    Bonito
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Weakfish
    Weakfish
  • Private trip
    Half Day Nearshore Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US $600
    Fishing off the beach up 10 miles offshore. Chasing Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Bluefish, Amberjack, Grouper, and Sea Bass.
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Cobia
    Cobia
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Bonito
    Bonito
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Weakfish
    Weakfish
  • Private trip
    Night Time Bull Drum Experence
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - Sep 30
    US $600
    Don’t wanna get beat on in the heat of the summer. Come on out for a night time experince. Trips are on the Neuse or Bay rivers. We will meet right about sunset and travel to the fishing grounds. This is an experince you don’t wanna miss out on.
    Targeted fish
    Redfish
    Redfish
  • Private trip
    2/3 Nearshore Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $800
    Fishing off the beach up 10 miles offshore. Chasing Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Bluefish, Amberjack, Grouper, and Sea Bass.
    Targeted fish
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Bonito
    Bonito
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Weakfish
    Weakfish
  • Private trip
    8 Hour – Cryatal Coast Experience
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $800
    Island hopping, clamming, and just a good all-around local style boat day. You can dig your own Slam, just relax on a more secluded island, and search for Shark teeth. This trip is all about you and relaxing and enjoying your stay on the Crystal Coast. Fishing License included, just bring your favorite drinks and snacks for the day. Also can be catered to what you want. Ride by boat to see the lighthouse and horses. Maybe run up the river to see alligators. Can also do a little fishing
    Targeted fish
    Clam
    Clam
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $900
    Fishing up to 30 miles off the beach. The species include Grouper, Snapper, Seabass, Grunt, Amberjack, Porgy, and often pelagics.
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Seabass (Black)
    Black Seabass
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Snapper (Vermilion)
    Vermilion Snapper
  • Private trip
    Full Day – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $900
    Inshore light tackle fishing for a variety of inshore species. You can ride around and cast at fish or pitch live/cut bait and relax. This is for a full day of fishing, sightseeing, your best chances and catching a lot of fish. These trips leave from New Bern, Morehead or Swansboro
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trophy Red Drum Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - Sep 30
    US $1,000
    Fishing the Neuse River, Bay River, Pamlico River or Pamlico sound for the running of the bulls. Where we target trophy-sized redfish from 40 inches to 50+ inches. These trips leave from New Bern, Vandemere, or Auroa areas. Once you've had your fill of trophy fish, we can target smaller game fish.
    Targeted fish
    Redfish
    Redfish
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $1,200
    When the weather is right, you'll be running up to 45 miles out. Trolling and bottom fishing. Mahi, King, Tuna, Grouper, Grunt, Snapper, and Porgy. A 10+ hour trip.
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
    Snapper (Vermilion)
    Vermilion Snapper
    Grouper (Scamp)
    Scamp Grouper
    Grunt
    Grunt
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 28 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Angler rating
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
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Mark R.
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great time fishing with son

VERIFIED   Your Custom Trip on March 27, 2024
My 15 year old son and I had a great time fishing with Captain Brad.  The fish were not biting early on, but he found another...
Mark R. recommends Gunny B Outdoors Swansboro/Emerald Isle
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Eric G.
Excellent
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Graduation present

VERIFIED   NEW  2/3 Nearshore Fishing on May 25, 2024
Gunny did an awesome job getting us on fish. The boat was great and we all had a blast. Looking forward to doing it again....
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Michael T.
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Great day on the water

VERIFIED   Full Day – Inshore on October 22, 2023
All day charter looking for fish inshore.  The captain worked hard to locate and help us pull in fish the entire day.  Highly...
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Jose C.
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Half Day Nearshore

VERIFIED   Half Day Nearshore Fishing (PM) on July 1, 2023
Awesome experience, Captain Brad put us on some big fish to start the trip. Then finished with some trolling for Spanish Mackerel.
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Fred M.
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Half day trip with Captain Brad

VERIFIED   Half Day – Inshore Fishing (AM) on May 22, 2023
Beautiful morning on the water although a bit windy and cool. Captain Brad took us to all of the hotspots but the fish weren’t...
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FAQs about Gunny B Outdoors Swansboro/Emerald Isle

Gunny B Outdoors Swansboro/Emerald Isle offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $200 per group - Your Custom Trip (2 hours)
  • US $500 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day – Inshore Fishing (AM) (5 hours)
  • US $500 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day – Inshore Fishing (PM) (5 hours)
  • US $600 per group, additional US $100 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Bull Red Drum Fishing (AM) (5 hours)
  • US $600 per group, additional US $100 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Bull Red Drum Fishing (PM) (5 hours)
  • US $600 per group, additional US $100 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Nearshore Fishing (AM) (5 hours)
  • US $600 per group, additional US $100 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Nearshore Fishing (PM) (5 hours)
  • US $600 per group, additional US $100 per person after 2 guests - Night Time Bull Drum Experence (5 hours)
  • US $800 per group, additional US $100 per person after 2 guests - 2/3 Nearshore Fishing (8 hours)
  • US $800 per group - 8 Hour – Cryatal Coast Experience (8 hours)
  • US $900 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Offshore (8 hours)
  • US $900 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day – Inshore (9 hours)
  • US $1,000 per group, additional US $100 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trophy Red Drum Fishing (8 hours)
  • US $1,200 per group, additional US $100 per person after 4 guests - 10 Hour Trip – Offshore (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Gunny B Outdoors Swansboro/Emerald Isle, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Gunny B Outdoors Swansboro/Emerald Isle include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (for addational fee)
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License

Gunny B Outdoors Swansboro/Emerald Isle offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Gunny B Outdoors Swansboro/Emerald Isle offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Bowfishing
  • Flounder Gigging
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Gunny B Outdoors Swansboro/Emerald Isle include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Black Drum
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Flounder
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Sheepshead
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout

Meet the Captain

Brad Smith
Cedar Point, North Carolina, United States
15 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
32 Customer reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since July 2020
Captain Bradley is an avid angler and a retired marine who puts his heart into helping others fish and making their trips the best experience possible. "Fishing is a great passion of mine, and I really enjoy teaching and helping others."

About this listing

Targeted species

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Black Drum Black Drum
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Flounder Flounder

Boat specs

Blue Wave (Bay boat) originally built in 2016. Powered by a 300HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 55 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Bowfishing
Flounder Gigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Radar

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
for addational fee
Drinks
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.