Brannin Charters, LLC

Brannin Charters offers exceptional services in inshore fishing charters. Starting out of Kure Beach, North Carolina, all charters will take place in the backwaters of Fort Fisher and the Bald Head area. The area is beautiful, full of bays and creek channels that wind for miles and make for productive fishing grounds. Captain Michael Brannin is waiting for you to join him aboard and have a great time together on the water!

The vessel you’ll be fishing from is an 18’ 2010 East Cape Lostmen flats boat. It can take up to 3 anglers and is extremely versatile, allowing for almost any style of fishing. The boat runs on a 70 HP Yamaha engine and uses modern electronics for efficient navigation. Also, there’s an onboard wireless trolling motor, an ice-box, a fighting chair, and a livewell. On top of all, the vessel is even accessible to guests in wheelchairs.

The captain offers sight fishing, fly fishing, bottom fishing, spinning, jigging, as well as bow fishing. Light tackle will be used on all the trips. You’ll have a fun time chasing Flounder, Speckled Trout, Redfish, and Black Drum.

Kids are welcome aboard and you’re free to keep the fish you catch.

Captain Michael will provide all of the gear, bait, and tackle needed to make your experience amazing. Foul weather gear such as bibs and rain jackets will also be provided in the event of poor weather and pop-up rain. The only things you should bring are snacks and drinks.

Join Brannin Charters, LLC and have an unforgettable fishing trip in North Carolina!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $400
    This trip lasts 4.5 hours. and is perfect for those who want to see the beautiful backwaters of the Wilmington area and catch some fish! The start time of charters will depend on the style of fishing you would like to do and the tides. It gives plenty of time to get to the fishing grounds, be immersed in the area, and find some fish.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $498
    The 3/4 day trip is perfect for those that want to spend some extra time on the water. Lasting for 6.5 hours, it gives guests the opportunity to spend most of their day on the boat and fishing. This trip is perfect for those that want to try different styles of fishing. For example, you can begin the day fly fishing or bait fishing, and then switch the styles depending on your preference throughout the day.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    A full day 8-hour trip on North Carolina's bountiful grounds. This trip is great for the anglers who want to spend an entire day on the water fishing. You and Captain Michael will depart at 8:00 a.m. and return at 4:00 p.m. Just bring some snacks and enjoy the adventure.
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About the Captain

Michael Brannin
Kure Beach, North Carolina, United States
4 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
7 Customer reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since May 2022
Captain Michael Brannin has been fishing the waters of North Carolina for over ten years and he decided he wanted to get his captain's license in order to make fishing a career. He loves it so far and is eager to take you out on the water.

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat specs

East Cape (Flats boat) originally built in 2010. Powered by a 70HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Bowfishing

Amenities

Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible
The dock allows wheelchairs to be lowered in boat.

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and avoid unnecessary hassle with carrying extra cash.

No additional fees.
Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
PayPal
Checks

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Recent Fishing Reports

Inshore Slam!!!! July 12th
Inshore Slam!!!! July 12th
July 12, 2022
Great fishing trip!! We were able to pull off the inshore slam and had some great weather. Started off the day throwing top waters in the backwaters and picked up some beautiful speckled trout. Seeing those fish come out of the water and smoke those jigs was awesome to see as the sun was coming up. As the tide switched, we moved out into some creek mouths and caught some nice slot red drum to fill the cooler. Although flounder are not in season, we caught some nice ones while jigging through some creek channels to end the day!!!

Customer reviews

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Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 7 reviews
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Excellent
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Excellent
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Experience
Excellent
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Half Day Trip With Captain Michael Brannin
Half Day Trip With Captain Michael Brannin
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Davis L.
Goldsboro, North Carolina
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Half Day Trip With Captain Michael Brannin

NEW  3/4 Day Trip on August 8, 2022
Recently chartered Brannin charters with my family. It was a great experience, we caught a large mix of redfish, flounder,...
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Barrett S.
Wilmington, North Carolina
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Half Day trip with Capt. Mike

NEW  Half Day Trip on July 31, 2022
Overall was an amazing experience. Capt. Mike was very safe and professional guide. We ended up catching 8 drum on our half...
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Mike A.
Bedford, KY
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Family fun

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on July 27, 2022
Captain Michael is an amazing young man very knowledgeable of the area and all the wildlife in the area. Fishing was slow on...
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Craig J.
Carolina Beach, North Carolina
Excellent
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Half day trip with Captain Michael Brannin

NEW  Half Day Trip on August 6, 2022
Started off the morning with a sight-casted redrum. Had an inshore-slam by 9 AM. We caught fish using artificial as well as...
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Annette B.
Garner, NC
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Half day trip with captain Brannin

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip on August 5, 2022
He was so helpful with my grandpa’s needs and made sure we had a great trip. Definitely will be going back. Very nice young...
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FAQs about Brannin Charters, LLC

Brannin Charters, LLC offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $498 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $600 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Brannin Charters, LLC, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Brannin Charters, LLC include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Brannin Charters, LLC offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Brannin Charters, LLC offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing
  • Bowfishing

Top targeted fish species with Brannin Charters, LLC include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Speckled Trout