Old School Fishing Charters

Spring is here, and Summer is close behind it! Migrations of many species of fish are occurring now, and the bite has been spectacular. We are catching a variety of species including Speckled Trout, Red Drum, Striped Bass, Flounder and more! Book a trip now, and we can customize it for your exact needs!

Explore the gorgeous waters of North Carolina and have a great fishing experience with Old School Fishing Charters! Captain Michael Rosso will meet you in Wanchese and take you to some of the best inshore and nearshore fishing spots. Experienced and friendly, Captain Michael will make sure you enjoy your stay on board and return with a good catch. Join in and create some great memories fishing!

Old School Fishing Charters features a 21’ Carolina Skiff Ultra Elite Series boat called Touch of Grey. She can fit 6 guests and is equipped with a 150 HP Suzuki four stroke outboard engine. It also boasts a Minnkota Terova trolling motor, an 8’ Power Pole shallow water anchor, Simrad Pro 9 GPS / fishfinder / depth finder, and a Northstar VHF radio. There’s also an ice-box you can use and a livewell.

You’ll go after Black Seabass, Flounder, Weakfish, Sheepshead, Striped Bass, Redfish, and many more species. To attract them, you can use light tackle bottom fishing, trolling, spinning, jigging, popping, and drift fishing. Feel free to bring kids on your trip as well as to keep the fish you catch.

Captain Michael provides all the fishing tackle manufactured in the US by Penn, live bait, lures, and he also covers you for fishing licenses. Just bring your favorite food and drinks before you depart and you’ll be set to go.

Feel free to message the captain about when you want to fish and how long you want to fish. He’s flexible and reasonable! Having lived and worked on the water for 20 years, the captain can give you a tour of the Nothern OBX from the perspective of the Sound waters.

Join Old School Fishing Charters and experience a fishing adventure in North Carolina!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (11:00 AM) MAX 2 Crew
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    US $340
    Your party (2 or less) will be fishing from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. These times can be adjusted if desired once you have booked your trip. Your crew will be targeting what's biting in the Sounds at the time of the charter. The trip includes fishing tackle, bait, ice and licenses. Just bring the food and drinks of your choice. This same trip is available from 7:00 to 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM. All trips can be customized or adjusted to suit the needs of your party once your trip has been booked.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (3:00 PM) MAX 2 Crew
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    US $340
    Your party (2 or less) will be fishing from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM. These times can be adjusted if desired once you have booked your trip. Your crew will be targeting what's biting in the Sounds at the time of the charter. The trip includes fishing tackle, bait, ice and licenses. Just bring the food and drinks of your choice. This same trip is available from 7:00 to 11:00 AM and 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. All trips can be customized or adjusted to suit the needs of your party once your trip has been booked.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Popping
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (7:00 AM) MAX 2 Crew
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $340
    Your party (2 or less) will be fishing from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. These times can be adjusted if desired once you have booked your trip You and the crew will be targeting what's biting in the Sounds at the time of the charter. The trip includes fishing tackle, bait, ice and licenses, so just bring the food and drinks of your choice. There is also the same trip from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM and 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM. All trips can be adjusted or customized to suit the needs of your party once it has been booked.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Popping
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (11:00 AM) MAX 4 Crew
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    US $420
    Your party (4 or less) will be fishing from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. These times can be adjusted if desired once you have booked your trip. Your crew will be targeting what's biting in the Sounds at the time of the charter. The trip includes fishing tackle, bait, ice and licenses. Just bring the food and drinks of your choice. This same trip is available from 7:00 to 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM. All trips can be customized or adjusted to suit the needs of your party once your trip has been booked.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Popping
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (3:00 PM) MAX 4 Crew
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    US $420
    Your party (4 or less) will be fishing from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM. These times can be adjusted if desired once you have booked your trip. Your crew will be targeting what's biting in the Sounds at the time of the charter. The trip includes fishing tackle, bait, ice and licenses. Just bring the food and drinks of your choice. This same trip is available from 7:00 to 11:00 AM and 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. All trips can be customized or adjusted to suit the needs of your party once your trip has been booked.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Popping
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (7:00 AM) MAX 4 Crew
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $420
    Your party (4 or less) will be fishing from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. These times can be adjusted if desired once you have booked your trip You and the crew will be targeting what's biting in the Sounds at the time of the charter. The trip includes fishing tackle, bait, ice and licenses, so just bring the food and drinks of your choice. There is also the same trip from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM and 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM. All trips can be adjusted or customized to suit the needs of your party once it has been booked.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Popping
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (11:00 AM) MAX 6 Crew
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    US $520
    Your party (6 or less) will be fishing from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. These times can be adjusted if desired once you have booked your trip. Your crew will be targeting what's biting in the Sounds at the time of the charter. The trip includes fishing tackle, bait, ice and licenses. Just bring the food and drinks of your choice. This same trip is available from 7:00 to 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM. All trips can be customized or adjusted to suit the needs of your party once your trip has been booked.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Popping
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (3:00 PM) MAX 6 Crew
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    US $520
    Your party (6 or less) will be fishing from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM. These times can be adjusted if desired once you have booked your trip. Your crew will be targeting what's biting in the Sounds at the time of the charter. The trip includes fishing tackle, bait, ice and licenses. Just bring the food and drinks of your choice. This same trip is available from 7:00 to 11:00 AM and 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. All trips can be customized or adjusted to suit the needs of your party once your trip has been booked.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Popping
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (7:00 AM) MAX 6 Crew
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $520
    Your party (6 or less) will be fishing from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. These times can be adjusted if desired once you have booked your trip You and the crew will be targeting what's biting in the Sounds at the time of the charter. The trip includes fishing tackle, bait, ice and licenses, so just bring the food and drinks of your choice. There is also the same trip from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM and 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM. All trips can be adjusted or customized to suit the needs of your party once it has booked. .
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Popping
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 146 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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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
99%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
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Harold F.
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Epic Morning with Captain Mike Russo

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (7:00 AM) MAX 2 Crew on June 21, 2024
This was our 3rd time fishing with Captain Mike out of Wanchese Harbor. We started out in Pirates Cove. We had some new anglers...
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3/4 Day Inshore Fishing Charter

VERIFIED   6 Hour Winter Trip 2 person max 8AM on February 18, 2024
If you are looking for a great inshore fishing experience in the Outer Banks, look no further! My girlfriend and I went out...
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Roger De La Rosa
Excellent
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Great experience

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (11:00 AM) MAX 4 Crew on June 17, 2024
Captain Mike was great!  We had a party of 3 very little fishing experience. Mike took the time to teach us how to use lures...
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Ashley T.
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1st time fishing on a boat in the Ocean

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (7:00 AM) MAX 2 Crew on May 27, 2024
My husband & I loved our trip with Captain Michael. he was very patient & Knowledgable. The boat was nice & clean. He taught...
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Jeremy H.
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Afternoon Trip with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (3:00 PM) MAX 4 Crew on July 6, 2023
We’re a family of four with two sons (19 and 16) who enjoy fishing. We booked the 3p-7p evening trip and had a great time...
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FAQs about Old School Fishing Charters

Old School Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $340 per group - Half Day Trip (11:00 AM) MAX 2 Crew (4 hours)
  • US $340 per group - Half Day Trip (3:00 PM) MAX 2 Crew (4 hours)
  • US $340 per group - Half Day Trip (7:00 AM) MAX 2 Crew (4 hours)
  • US $420 per group - Half Day Trip (11:00 AM) MAX 4 Crew (4 hours)
  • US $420 per group - Half Day Trip (3:00 PM) MAX 4 Crew (4 hours)
  • US $420 per group - Half Day Trip (7:00 AM) MAX 4 Crew (4 hours)
  • US $520 per group - Half Day Trip (11:00 AM) MAX 6 Crew (4 hours)
  • US $520 per group - Half Day Trip (3:00 PM) MAX 6 Crew (4 hours)
  • US $520 per group - Half Day Trip (7:00 AM) MAX 6 Crew (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Old School Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Old School Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Fishing License

Old School Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

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

Top targeted fish species with Old School Fishing Charters include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Black Drum
  • Bluefish
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Sheepshead
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Weakfish
  • Whiting

Meet the Captain

Michael Rosso
Wanchese, North Carolina, United States
11 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
146 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since September 2021
Angler's Choice
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Captain Michael started Old School Fishing Charters in 2004, a year after he earned his USCG Certified Captain's License. He got it so he could earn money during the summers off from his teaching position in Currituck County Schools. Captain Michael has retired from teaching and has now combined his two passions – teaching and fishing, by running a fishing charter boat.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Black Drum Black Drum
Bluefish Bluefish
Flounder Flounder

Boat specs

Carolina Skiff (Skiff) originally built in 2008. Powered by a 150HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 1 day 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
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
Bank Transfer

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