Old School Fishing Charters

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.

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 (AM) MAX 6
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    You'll be fishing from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. You and the crew will be targeting what's biting in the Sounds at the time of the charter. The trip includes all the fishing tackle, bait, and licenses, so just bring the food and drinks of your choice.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM) MAX 6
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $450
    You'll be fishing from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. You and the crew will be targeting what's biting in the Sounds at the time of the charter. The trip includes all the fishing tackle, bait, and licenses, so just bring the food and drinks of your choice.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM) MAX 4
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $375
    You'll be fishing from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. You and the crew will be targeting what's biting in the Sounds at the time of the charter. The trip includes all the fishing tackle, bait, and licenses, so just bring the food and drinks of your choice.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM) MAX 4
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $375
    You'll be fishing from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. You and the crew will be targeting what's biting in the Sounds at the time of the charter. The trip includes all the fishing tackle, bait, and licenses, so just bring the food and drinks of your choice.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM) MAX 2
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $300
    You'll be fishing from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. You and the crew will be targeting what's biting in the Sounds at the time of the charter. The trip includes all the fishing tackle, bait, and licenses, so just bring the food and drinks of your choice.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM) MAX 2
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $300
    You'll be fishing from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. You and the crew will be targeting what's biting in the Sounds at the time of the charter. The trip includes all the fishing tackle, bait, and licenses, so just bring the food and drinks of your choice.
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About the Captain

Michael Rosso
Wanchese, North Carolina, United States
4 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
9 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since September 2021
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

Redfish Redfish
Seabass (Black) Black Seabass
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Weakfish Weakfish
Whiting Whiting

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
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 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

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
71%
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Cameron G.
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Half Day Trip with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) MAX 2 on October 7, 2021
The weather was challenging with strong winds and choppy waters but that didn’t stop us from catching fish using a variety...
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Randy S.
Nashville, Tennessee
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Great evening!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) MAX 2 on November 3, 2021
I went out at 3 pm with high winds so I didn’t expect much- boy was I WRONG! We had a blast! Caught a lot with it being 5...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) MAX 2 on October 14, 2021
Great morning fishing trip. Caught keeper trout and sheepshead.  Used one of the rigging tips that Captain Mike showed me...
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Leslie A.
Staunton, VA
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Half day trip with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) MAX 2 on October 15, 2021
My husband and I had a great morning with Captain Mike. He was very patient with teaching the different types of fishing and...
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Walden A.
Waldorf, MD
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Evening trip with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) MAX 4 on October 25, 2021
Captain Mike was excellent.  Very knowledgeable of fishing in the sound.  Ensured we all caught fish and had an enjoyable...
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FAQs about Old School Fishing Charters

Old School Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $300 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) MAX 2 (4 hours)
  • $300 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) MAX 2 (4 hours)
  • $375 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) MAX 4 (4 hours)
  • $375 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) MAX 4 (4 hours)
  • $450 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) MAX 6 (4 hours)
  • $450 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) MAX 6 (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