Take a break and check out Saywhenfishin charters for relaxing and fun time on the water. They are based in Vanceboro in North Carolina and they offer safe and quality fishing trips. Captain Don Ipock will make your experience on the sea one to be remembered.

The boat you’ll be using is a 22’ Sea Hunt Bay boat that can sit up to 3 guests. It’s powered by a 200 HP Yamaha engine and is equipped with navigation system, outriggers, and a livewell. It features toilet and an ice-box.

Whether you go river, sea, wreck or reef fishing, there will be a wide choice of species to catch. Some of them include Cobia, King Mackerel, Stripped Bass, Bluefish, and Black Seabass. Depending on the fish, you’ll use different techniques. When chasing Seabass, you’ll bottom fish. For King Mackerel and Wahoo you’ll use trolling. The species will also impact whether you’ll use light or heavy tackle. You can choose whether you’ll keep the catch or not. Children are allowed on board as long as they’re at least 10 years old. The captain likes to keeps things healthy and neat on his boat, so there will be no smoking and alcohol during the trip.

Rods, reels, terminal tackle, live bait, and lures are all included in the price. Drinks will await you as well, so you should only pack some food and fishing licenses.

Book a trip at Saywhenfishin and treat yourself to some great time on the waters of North Carolina.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $600
    These trips are excellent when the weather is fine and for offshore and wreck fishing. You'll be targeting King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and Seabass. The trip includes a military service 5% discount rate. Just show your military ID and you'll have the discount.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $400
    Have a great fishing experience in the local waters based on time and tide. Species that you'll target include Red Drum, Speckled Trout, Flounder, and Sheepshead. Fishing spots include New Bern, Morehead, and Swansboro. If you have a different place to offer, just tell it to the captain and you'll discuss it together. The trip includes a 5% discount rate for our war veterans. Just show your military ID and you'll have a lower price.
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About the Captain

Don Ipock
Vanceboro, North Carolina, United States
2 Customer Reviews
Response time 5 hours
Member since September 2020
Captain Don Ipock grew up in eastern North Carolina and has fished everywhere from the creek bank to the Big Rock. He has enjoyed all of his experiences on the water, appreciating each one for having it’s uniqueness. Whether he's alone on a trip, or with family or friends, he always wants everyone to have a great time. Although not every trip is going to be bountiful, he'll try to make your day a successful one.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Flounder Flounder
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Seabass (Black) Black Seabass

Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Sea Hunt (Bay boat) originally built in 2016. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 23 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks

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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
No Alcohol
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

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
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 1.5% charge will apply.

Customer Reviews

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Great day with captain Don!

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip on October 1, 2021
My husband and i had a long weekend in New Bern and did a 3/4 day inland with Captain Don. It was a really fun day. Lots of...
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VERIFIED   September 22, 2021
The charter operator canceled 7 days prior to the trip date. This is an automated posting
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FAQs about Saywhenfishin

Saywhenfishin offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $600 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Saywhenfishin, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Plastic toilet seat/bucket inside center console. )
  • GPS (EchoMap 74dv Chartplotter)
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well (Forward & Aft)
  • Wireless Trolling Motor (Minn Kota Riptide)
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box (Drinks & food, ice cooler and insulated fish bag )

Trips booked with Saywhenfishin include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks

Saywhenfishin offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Saywhenfishin offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (Trout, Puppy Drum & Flounder)
  • Heavy Tackle (For Trolling )
  • Bottom Fishing (Sea bass)
  • Trolling (Spanish, Kings & Wahoo)
  • Spinning (Old Drum )
  • Jigging
  • Popping

Top targeted fish species with Saywhenfishin include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bluefish
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Flounder
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Speckled Trout
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo