Long Bay Fishing Company

Long Bay Fishing Company invites you to spend a day fishing in Southport, North Carolina and create many fine moments on the water. You will be in the safe hands of Captain William Goss who can take you both nearshore and offshore and help you have an enjoyable fishing experience you will wish to relive. Pick a day and have a memorable day fishing in gorgeous nature!

Your trip will start on a 24’ Cape Horn center console that runs on twin 200 HP Yamaha L4 engines. The boat has got enough space to sit 4 anglers, uses modern GPS and fishfinder technology for navigation, and is equipped with a livewell to supply you with live bait. You will also have an ice-box so you can store fish and drinks.

You can go after Scamp and Gag Grouper, Mahi Mahi, Vermilion Snapper, Black Seabass, Mackerel, Blacktip Shark, and more. Using light tackle, you and the captain will chase them by bottom fishing, deep sea fishing, as well as trolling. Kids are welcome to join your trip and you can keep all the fish you want to.

Captain William covers you for all the tackle, lures, live bait, as well as fishing licenses. Before you go, just make sure you have your food and drinks packed.

Come visit Southport and have a great time fishing with Long Bay Fishing Company!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Extended Full Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,500
    A great trip to fill the freezer! Lots of good-eating fish will be chased on this trip, mainly bottom fish such as Vermillion Snapper, Triggerfish, and Grouper. The trip runs from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and comes with all the gear you will need.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,250
    Starting at 7:00 a.m., you and the captain will be trolling for King Mackerel, Cobia, and the occasional sailfish for 8 hours. This is also a great trip for bottom fishing within the 40-mile range. You will also have a good shot at Snapper and Grouper.
  • Private trip
    Tarpon trip mid June- august
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 15 - Aug 24
    $750
    Have a chance to catch a North Carolina Tarpon! These will be 5 hour trips, start at 6am until 11am or 5pm until 10pm!
  • Private trip
    5 hour afternoon
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $675
    We will be targeting spanish mackerel king mackerel and sharks
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $675
    Running from 7:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., this trip will see you go 1-20 miles offshore. You and the captain will be targeting sharks, Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Cobia, as well as bull Red Drum in the fall. You will just need some snacks and drinks for the trip.
  • Private trip
    4 hour
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $525
    Mainly fishing for Spanish mackerel, red drum, king mackerel and Sharks!
  • Private trip
    3 hour
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $425
    Mainly fishing for Spanish mackerel, Bull red drum and Sharks!
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About the Captain

William Goss
Southport, North Carolina, United States
28 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2021
Captain William has always had a passion for fishing and he likes to help people learn more about how to catch fish.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper

Grouper (Scamp) Scamp Grouper
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Seabass (Black) Black Seabass
Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark

Snapper (Vermilion) Vermilion Snapper
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Triggerfish (Gray) Gray Triggerfish

Boat Specs

Cape Horn (Center console) originally built in 2017. Powered by 2 200HP Yamaha engines.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
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

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Nicholas S.
Lancaster, SC
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Awesome Trip

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip on July 3, 2021
Took my dad on a 1/2 day fishing trip for King Mackerel and had an awesome time.  Bill Goss knows his offshore fishing and...
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Tangela J.
United States
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Half day trip with Captain William Goss

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip on June 27, 2021
The captain seemed very knowledgeable. Didn’t take him long to catch bait. He quickly had us to a location that put us on...
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BLNG SPG LKS, NC
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 26, 2021
Had a great time.  Rainy and rough with a slow start but after a change of fishing spots my Grand Son caught a 28 lb. King. ...
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Brent F.
Cary, NC
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1/2 day trip with Cpt Billy

VERIFIED   5 hour afternoon on September 5, 2021
We were the envy of the weekend. The guy knows his shit. We will definitely be back. Our 5 year old loves to fish and she even...
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Leicester, NC
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Half day trip with Captain Goss.

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip on August 9, 2021
We had a great time. Captain Goss was very helpful and very knowledgeable.  I would book with him anytime.  I would and will...
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FAQs about Long Bay Fishing Company

Long Bay Fishing Company offers the following trips to customers:
  • $425 per group - 3 hour (3 hours)
  • $525 per group - 4 hour (4 hours)
  • $675 per group - 5 hour afternoon (5 hours)
  • $675 per group - 5 Hour Trip (5 hours)
  • $750 per group - Tarpon trip mid June- august (5 hours)
  • $1,250 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,500 per group - Extended Full Day Trip (10 hours)

When you book a trip with Long Bay Fishing Company, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Long Bay Fishing Company include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Fishing License

Long Bay Fishing Company offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Long Bay Fishing Company offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Long Bay Fishing Company include:
  • Amberjack
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Scamp)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Triggerfish (Gray)