Matt Lusk Fishing Charters

Premier light tackle and fly charters on the Outer Banks! Capt. Matt Lusk is US Coast Guard licensed and insured and has years of experience fishing the waters of the Pamlico, Croatan, Albemarle, and Currituck Sound, as well as the nearshore waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

You’ll be fishing aboard a 25’ Sea Hunt Bay Boat powered by a 300HP Yamaha motor and a 36V Minn Kota Trolling Motor. The boat also boasts a full tower with controls, and anglers are encouraged to enjoy the tower views. This boat is a true inshore/nearshore fishing machine!

The target species of the day depend on the weather/wind conditions of the day. Still, we often use spinning gear with artificial lures to target Speckled Trout, Red Drum, Bluefish, and Flounder in the sounds and Cobia, Amberjack, False Albacore, and/or Mahi inshore when conditions allow. The captain will provide all tackle and gear, but anglers can bring their own.

No need to purchase a fishing license, as Capt. Matt has a ‘‘blanket’’ license to cover everyone on the boat. Just show up ready to fish! You’re welcome to bring a small-medium size cooler with any food and drinks.
Captain Matt does not provide fish cleaning services. There’s a fish cleaning crew at Oregon Inlet Fishing Center, or anglers can bring the fish home. Bring a cooler/way to transport them home.

Whether you’re an amateur or a seasoned veteran angler, Capt. Matt will do everything he can to ensure you have a safe, fun, and memorable experience on the water!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US $525
    Half-day trip lasts 4 hours. Typically fishing in the sound.
    Targeted fish
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $725
    This 6-hour charter is a longer trip with more range and the potential to fish in the nearshore ocean.
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $950
    Full-day fishing in the ocean and/or sound! The trip lasts 8 hours.
    Targeted fish
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
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Customer reviews

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Eli D.
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Great guid

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip on June 19, 2024
Matt is a great guid for the inlet. He was ready bright and early with the boat in the water ready to go. He took us to several...
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March fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on March 4, 2024
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on October 5, 2023
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VERIFIED   December 29, 2023
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FAQs about Matt Lusk Fishing Charters

Matt Lusk Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $525 per group, additional US $50 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • US $725 per group, additional US $50 per person after 3 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • US $950 per group, additional US $50 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

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

Trips booked with Matt Lusk Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Matt Lusk Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Matt Lusk Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Matt Lusk Fishing Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Bluefish
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Flounder
  • Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  • Redfish
  • Speckled Trout
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Triggerfish (Gray)

Meet the Captain

Matt Lusk
Point Harbor, North Carolina, United States
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4 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since June 2023
Meet Captain Matt Lusk, a husband, father, and waterman residing on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Besides being an awesome fishing guide, he's also a skilled photographer, and his work has gained global recognition in magazines. His deep love for the ocean brought him to the Outer Banks in 2006, and he's dedicated countless hours to mastering the inshore and nearshore fishing spots in the area. With Captain Matt, your safety and creating unforgettable memories on the water are his top priorities. Get ready for an incredible adventure!

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Boat specs

Sea Hunt (Bay boat) originally built in 2011. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.