Reel Obsession Fishing Charters

Treat yourself with a great day of fishing and visit some of the best fishing grounds in North Carolina. Based in Swansboro, NC, Reel Obsession Fishing Charters and Captain Ryan Dolph invite you to join them on inshore and nearshore trips and enjoy yourself on the water.

You’ll fish on a restored 22’ Blackjack flats boat powered by a 250 HP Yamaha engine, with the maximum speed of 55 knots. Up to 6 persons can be on board. The boat features GPS and fishfinder systems, a wireless trolling motor, and a livewell.

Using light tackle, you and Captain Ryan will target Black Drum, Spanish Mackerel, Speckled Trout, Redfish, and some other species. You’ll be bottom fishing, jigging, and popping. You can keep all the fish you catch and the captain will clean and fillet it for you free of charge. Or, if you prefer, you can return the fish to the sea. Kids are welcome on these trips, so bring them along as well and have a great time with your family.

The charters will provide you with all the fishing gear, meaning rods, reels, terminal tackle, live bait, and lures. You’re also covered with fishing licenses, so there’s nothing you’ll need apart from some snacks and drinks perhaps.

Don’t hesitate and book a trip at Reel Obsession Fishing Charters, and embark on North Carolina’s finest sea adventures.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    On this trip you'll be able to fish from several different locations: Sneads Ferry, Hubert, Swansboro, Cape Carteret, Stella, Morehead City, Neuse River, Pamlico, and Jacksonville.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    Between half day and full day trip, this is a great choice when you want to spend some fine time fishing but you don't have too much time. Visit various inshore and offshore spots and target many different fish.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    If you're in for a full day of fishing excitement, look no more. This 8-hour trip will see you experience fishing adventure to the fullest.
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About the Captain

Ryan Dolph
Cedar Point, North Carolina, United States
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
31 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since September 2020
Captain Ryan Dolph was born and raised near the sea and has always loved the coastal life. Fishing was his first love. He started fishing as soon as he was able to walk and hold a pole and has owned his own boat since he was 12 years old. For him, living near the water is heaven on earth. He knows the local and surrounding waters better than the highways. Fishing and being on the water is his way of clearing his mind and relieving stress. His firm belief is, it's not work when you love what you do. Let him show you a little piece of his, Heaven on earth.

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder

Boat specs

Hewes Redfisher (Flats boat) originally built in 2003, and restored in 2022. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 55 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Yeti Cooler

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
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 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 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 31 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (29)
Half Day with Captain Ryan
Half Day with Captain Ryan
A hard day to find fish.
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
93%
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Jonathan H.
Camp Lejeune, NC
Excellent
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Experienced and Fun!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on July 5, 2022
Captain Ryan was tremendously experienced and knowledgeable.  He taught our teen many fishing tips and tricks to prep the...
Jonathan H. recommends Reel Obsession Fishing Charters
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Belinda P.
Townsend, DE
Excellent
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Half Day with Captain Ryan

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip on September 25, 2022
We had an amazing day with Ryan!! He came through 100% and saved our weekend after driving 8 hrs to a last minute cancelled...
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Kevin P.
Herndon, VA
Excellent
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4 hour fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip on September 13, 2022
Excellent time fishing with Ryan. Told us he would find us fish and he did!  Tons of good info and history of the area. Will...
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Raymond B.
Little Rock, AR
Excellent
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3/4 day fishing trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on June 23, 2022
Captain Ryan was prepared, experienced and extremely knowledgeable about the local area fishing.  He was very helpful and...
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Clinton J.
RONOK RPD AFS, NC
Excellent
4.3 / 5
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A hard day to find fish.

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip on September 24, 2022
Ryan, A good Captain I’ll give the man his dues. I think he is good at what he does. It just was not my cup of tea, on a...
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FAQs about Reel Obsession Fishing Charters

Reel Obsession Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group, additional $40 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $40 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $40 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Reel Obsession Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box Yeti Cooler

Trips booked with Reel Obsession Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Reel Obsession Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Reel Obsession Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Reel Obsession Fishing Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Bluefish
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Shrimp
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tripletail
  • Weakfish
  • Whiting