Kids under 12 fish for free! Book your next trip with Topsail Inshore Charters and find out what you’re missing in North Topsail Beach. Having logged many hours on these tides, Captain Mike knows them forwards and back. All prices are set for 4 people each additional people will be 50$ charge per person up to 6 Tight lines!

Depending on the time of year, you might hook into Bluefish, Redfish, Speckled Trout, Largemouth Bass, Ray, Sheepshead, Ladyfish, Bonito, Flounder, and who knows what else! On these trips, you can expect to drift using light tackle. Capt. Mike can also take you Flounder gigging. For the more adventurous among you, there’s bowfishing.

You’ll be casting lines from a 22’ Jones Brothers Skiff with space for 6 passengers. It has and everything else you need for a productive day on the water. What’s more, this vessel is wheelchair accessible.
Rods and reels are supplied for you, as well as all the necessary equipment for a great adventure.

Your fishing license is covered by the boat, so all you need to do is come aboard and enjoy the ride. Some species might be protected or require a tag to keep them, so make sure you know what to expect.

A few items to bring include sunscreen (non-spray), a hat, bottled water, and sunglasses. If you’d like to bring other drinks, just ask. Alcohol is allowed in moderation, just avoid hard liquor as well as glass bottles.

You could keep reading this, but wouldn’t you rather be fishing with Topsail Inshore Charters?



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  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $500
    4 hours of some of the best flats fishing in NC
    Targeted fish
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $600
    6 hours inshore near-shore flats or backwater.
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Customer reviews

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Excellent
4.9 / 5
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4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
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Fun Trip
Captain Mike & A good Trip
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Ed D.
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Captain Mike & A good Trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on June 12, 2024
Southern Hospitality at its finest. Captain Mike seems like a man that will adhere and adapt to any and all personalities.....
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John I.
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Fishing trip in July

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on July 31, 2023
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Kellen S.
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Captain Mike!!!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on May 10, 2024
Captain Mike is the man. Very knowledgeable and friendly. I was taking mental notes the entire time. The man has forgot more...
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Melissa H.
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip on June 27, 2024
Captin Mike was great, very knowledgeable.
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Steven C.
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6 hr Morning Redfish Bite w/ Capt Mike

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on September 3, 2023
Great experience with Capt Mike…Colton Clark and Cole Kester, two 13 yr olds had a beautiful morning of fishing, catching,...
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FAQs about Topsail Inshore Charters

Topsail Inshore Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $500 per group, additional US $75 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • US $600 per group, additional US $75 per person after 4 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)

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

Trips booked with Topsail Inshore Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (For an additional fee)
  • Fishing License

Topsail Inshore Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Lake Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Topsail Inshore Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Bowfishing
  • Flounder Gigging

Top targeted fish species with Topsail Inshore Charters include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Bluefish
  • Bonito
  • Flounder
  • Ladyfish
  • Ray
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Speckled Trout

Meet the Captain

Mike Hoffman
North Topsail Beach, North Carolina, United States
1 Fishing Report
ID & license verified
33 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since January 2016
Local Guide! I have been fishing since I was 5 and enjoy watching others catch and enjoy the sport.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Largemouth) Largemouth Bass
Bluefish Bluefish
Bonito Bonito
Flounder Flounder

Boat specs

Jones Brothers (Skiff) originally built in 2004. Powered by a 115HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 32 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Bowfishing
Flounder Gigging

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
For an additional fee
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 30 days 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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in North Topsail Beach to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express