Carolina Flats Fishing

The community of Topsail Island, North Carolina, offers some nice fishing opportunities in the marsh flats or out on the sea. So when you’re in the neighborhood be sure to contact Carolina Flats Fishing. Captain Adam Wallace will show you around, so you can have a fun fishing session and luckily you will bag some fresh fish.

You’ll be cruising the coastal waters on board a 22ft Pathfinder , which can accommodate groups of up to 5 guests per trip.

This charter covers inshore and nearshore locations along with wrecks and flats hotspots. Whenever you arrive to coastal North Carolina you can encounter Black Drum or Spotted Seatrout, as they bite all year round. Depending on the season you might also catch Redfish and delicious Sheepshead. When it comes to fishing techniques you can test your skill with light tackle, bottom fishing, and trolling, among others.

Families with kids will be glad to know that children are allowed. You don’t have to worry about special preparations for the trip as all the fishing gear, lure, and baits will be waiting for you on board. What’s more, the charter covers your North Carolina fishing license. If you get lucky you can keep your catch. However, if you get a big one, the crew will kindly advise you to release it so you can help their breeding.

Have a wonderful trip and we hope to see you out there!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Poling Skiff
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $450
    Push the flooded grass and shallow waters chasing redfish on light tackle. THIS TRIP IS LIMITED TO 2 PEOPLE MAX!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $450
    Start your 4-hour trip bright and early. We will be covering the area from flatlands to nearshore locations. You can go after Black Drum and Spotted Seatrout. If you're lucky you might end up bagging Sheepshead. Trips are priced 1-3 people. It is an additional $50 per person.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    US $450
    An afternoon trip lasting for 4 hours.
  • 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)
    US $650
    Get yourself some additional time whether you want to soak up the scenery, or if you want to bag more fish. During this 6 hour trip, will be covering the area ranging from Hampstead flatlands to nearshore locations. Trips are priced 1-3 people. It is an additional $50 per person.
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 41 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Appropriate for children
91%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
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Jim D.
Mohnton, PA
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Half day trip with Carolina Flats.

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on September 15, 2023
Great experience. Captain worked hard to ensure my son and I both caught redfish. We caught several flounder, a couple redfish...
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Cherie J.
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Great Day

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on April 5, 2024
Our family had a great day fishing. We range in age from 16 to 76 and all enjoyed the day.  Captain Adam tried many spots...
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Joel N.
Oak Park, IL
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Capt. Adam

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on September 20, 2023
My son and I had a good time . We both are green city folk at fishing . Capt. Adam gave us a good education on the area and...
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Jeff K.
Denver, CO
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Great day on the water with Captain Adam

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 29, 2023
The best way to describe the time we had with Captain Adam and Carolina Flats Fishing is by saying we can’t wait to book...
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Kevin V.
Moseley, VA
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Half day with Capt Adam

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 17, 2023
Fishing was slow but my son did catch a couple small blues and his friend caught a small stingray. Adam did his best to find...
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FAQs about Carolina Flats Fishing

Carolina Flats Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $450 per group - Half Day Trip – Poling Skiff (4 hours)
  • US $450 per group, additional US $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $450 per group, additional US $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $650 per group, additional US $50 per person after 3 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Carolina Flats Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with Carolina Flats Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water only)
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Carolina Flats Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Carolina Flats Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Carolina Flats Fishing include:
  • Black Drum
  • Bonito
  • Flounder
  • Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout

Meet the Charter Operator

Carolina Flats Fishing Llc
Surf City, North Carolina, United States
16 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
42 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since June 2021
Angler's Choice
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Adam Wallace loves fishing and he likes sharing his passion with other people. He'll provide you with guidance across the local waters, and he'll help you bag some delicious fish.

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Bonito Bonito
Flounder Flounder
Little Tunny (False Albacore) Little Tunny (False Albacore)

Boat specs

Pathfinder (Bay boat) originally built in 2002, and restored in 2018. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha vmax 200 engine.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Water only
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

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 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
This is encouraged on larger fish to help breeding

Payment

Book with 25% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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

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