Pogies Fishing Center is located in Swansboro and offers to show you a memorable time in these waters.

Capt. Ethan will do his best to make sure you have a fun day full of fishing. This involves 4 to 5-hour trips, mainly fishing for Redfish, Sheepshead, Flounder, Black Drum and Spotted Seatrout, depending on the season and conditions on the day. On these trips you can expect to use techniques such as light tackle, bottom fishing, trolling, fly fishing, gigging and spinning.

Your fishing adventure starts on a 25’ Jones brother boat that can safely take up to 6 anglers. This boat comes with a ice box and wireless trolling motor.

Your trip will include all the necessary fishing licenses for the day. The crew will clean and fillet your catch for you to take home at the end of the trip. The boat will be supplied with drinks for your pleasure, be sure to let the captain know if you have any questions or want to bring your own.

Book your trip now and hit the water with Pogies Fishing Center.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Shared trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore Bottom (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $100
    Croaker, Spot, Hogfish, Blowfish, and more. This trip is designed for the angler who wants to have a fish fry, catch fish no matter the size, and for the kids/family’s just getting into fishing.
  • Shared trip
    4 Hour Trip–Inshore Bottom Fishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $150
    Croakers, Spots, Hogfish, Blowfish, and more. This trip is designed for the angler who wants to have a fish fry, catch fish no matter the size, and for the kids/family’s just getting into.
  • Shared trip
    5 Hour – Bear Island Surf Fishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $200
    We will be taking the boat out to bear island to hit the surf this fall for reds, blues, and more.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip–Express Inshore Fishing
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $250
    Inshore fishing targeting Redfish (Red Drum), Speckled Trout, and Sheepshead.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour–Inshore Bottom Private (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 AM
    $300
    Croaker, Spot, Hogfish, Blowfish, and more. This trip is designed for the angler who wants to have a fish fry, catch fish no matter the size, and for the kids/family’s just getting into fishing.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour–Inshore Bottom Private (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $300
    Croaker, Spot, Hogfish, Blowfish, and more. This trip is designed for the angler who wants to have a fish fry, catch fish no matter the size, and for the kids/family’s just getting into fishing.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Inshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $500
    Join our seasoned captains as they guide you around the beautiful local inshore channels and marshes on the hunt for Red Drum, Sea Trout, Sheepshead, Black Drum, Flounder, and more depending on the time of the year.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $500
    Join our seasoned captains as they guide you around the beautiful local inshore channels and marshes on the hunt for Red Drum, Seatrout, Sheepshead, Black Drum, Flounder, and more depending on the time of the year.
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About the Captain

Ethan Johnson
Swansboro, North Carolina, United States
41 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since October 2021
Join our seasoned captains as they guide you around the beautiful local inshore channels and marshes on the hunt for Red Drum, Sea Trout, Sheepshead, Black Drum, Flounder, and more depending on the time of the year.

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Boat specs

Jones brother (Skiff) originally built in 2001. Powered by a 90HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 27 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Fly Fishing
Flounder Gigging

Amenities

GPS
Live Bait Well
when needed
Wireless Trolling Motor
when needed for fishing
Ice Box

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing policies

Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Swansboro to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 30% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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
Checks
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 41 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (26)
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Angler Rating
37
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
91%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
94%
Catch intended fish
91%
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Riley P.
Clay, WV
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

4 hour bottom fishing trip with Captain Ethan

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip–Inshore Bottom Fishing on July 6, 2022
My family and I had a great experience on this trip and would highly recommend for family groups of all ages. We enjoyed it...
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Larry L.
Bogue, NC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great Day Fishing with Chris!

VERIFIED   NEW  5 Hour Trip – Inshore on September 2, 2022
We had a great time fishing with Chris from Pogies! He was patient, helped us find fish, and was knowledgeable about fish,...
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Kelli M.
Watson, IN
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Amazing time

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Inshore Bottom (AM) on August 3, 2022
We had such a fun time! Caught lots and lots of different fish! Having a fish fry tonight woot woot. Captain Ethan was very...
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Greg C.
Davidson, North Carolina
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Trip with Pogies

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip–Inshore Bottom Fishing on May 31, 2022
Great trip, Captain was great, caught lots of fish, Captain even took us to an island to look for shells. Captain went out...
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John C.
Flemington, New Jersey
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Inshore with Captain David

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Inshore on August 5, 2022
We will call on Pogies again the next time we visit the area. Captain David was resourceful, well prepared, knowledgeable,...
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FAQs about Pogies Fishing Center

Pogies Fishing Center offers the following trips to customers:
  • $50 per person - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore Bottom (AM) (4 hours)
  • $75 per person - 4 Hour Trip–Inshore Bottom Fishing (4 hours)
  • $100 per person - 5 Hour – Bear Island Surf Fishing (5 hours)
  • $250 per group - 2 Hour Trip–Express Inshore Fishing (2 hours)
  • $300 per group - 4 Hour–Inshore Bottom Private (AM) (4 hours)
  • $300 per group - 4 Hour–Inshore Bottom Private (PM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Inshore (4 hours)
  • $500 per group - 5 Hour Trip – Inshore (PM) (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Pogies Fishing Center, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Live Bait Well when needed
  • Wireless Trolling Motor when needed for fishing
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Pogies Fishing Center include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Pogies Fishing Center offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Pogies Fishing Center offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Fly Fishing
  • Flounder Gigging

Top targeted fish species with Pogies Fishing Center include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Spotted Seatrout