Based out of Southport, Hounddog Fishing Charters is your ticket to a memorable time on the water.

Come on aboard with Capt. Artie, whose main priority is to get you on some fish. Expect to use techniques like light tackle, bottom fishing, trolling, jigging, and spinning, based on the species you’re targeting. Speaking of which, you have the option of 4 to 6-hour trips, where you’ll be fishing for the likes of Spanish Mackerel, Redfish, Flounder, and Black Drum, depending on the specific season and the day’s weather.

Your fishing adventure starts on a 21’ Nauticstar boat that can safely take up to 4 anglers. This boat features an ice box and a wireless trolling motor.

All the necessary fishing gear is included in the price of your trip. All that’s up to you is to use it as best you can. As for fishing licenses, everything will be taken care of by the captain so you don’t have to worry about it.

You’re welcome to keep all legal species caught during the trip.

Want to bring the rest of the family along for the ride? Kids are welcome aboard, so you’re free to make it a family adventure.

Book your trip now and hit the water with Hounddog Fishing Charters.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Off Season
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 15 - May 15
    $350
    Off-season trip, 4 hour trip.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore/Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    Half-day trip of fishing includes a saltwater fishing license, bait, tackle, and ice included.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Inshore/Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    3/4 day inshore/nearshore fishing. Saltwater fishing license, bait, tackle, and ice included.
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About the Captain

Artie Phillips
Southport, North Carolina, United States
ID & License verified
9 Customer reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since May 2022
I have fished for 40 plus years cutting my teeth fishing bass tournaments. Also have fished salt water during this same time and decided to become a charter captain! Inshore/Nearshore fishing. Specialized in catching Black Drum, Redfish, Flounder, and whatever wants to bite!

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Boat specs

Nauticstar (Bay boat) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
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 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

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 9 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (11)
Great trip with Artie!
Great trip with Artie!
Great trip with Artie!
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
88%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
75%
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Ann D.
WESLEYAN COL, NC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great trip with Artie!

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Inshore/Nearshore on August 11, 2022
This was our first time fishing in the Oak Island / Southport area, and we had a great time with Artie. He had really nice...
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Doyle M.
Gastonia, NC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

4 hr inshore

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Off Season on September 15, 2022
The bite was a little slow on the day of our trip. Capt Philips worked his rear-end off to make sure we found and caught fish. ...
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Beverly P.
Roseboro, NC
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
Overall

Half day

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip – Inshore/Nearshore on September 4, 2022
This was a great trip. I gave it an overall a 4 because of weather NOT because of capt. He tried HARD,  but it rained last...
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Colby C.
Spencer, WV
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half day trip with capt artie

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Inshore/Nearshore on August 5, 2022
Had a good time.  Capt artie put us where the fish were, the bite just wasn’t great this morning.  Capt artie was very...
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David L.
Clemmons, NC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Half Day

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Inshore/Nearshore on July 30, 2022
Had a great time with Captain Artie. He got us on some fish early and we caught plenty.
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FAQs about Hounddog Fishing Charters

Hounddog Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $350 per group, additional $25 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Off Season (4 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore/Nearshore (4 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Inshore/Nearshore (6 hours)

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

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

Hounddog Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing

Hounddog Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with Hounddog Fishing Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Spanish Mackerel