Fishy Bizness OBX

U.S. 64 Bypass
Manteo NC, United States

Join Captain Frank Riddick aboard the ‘Fishy Bizness’ and enjoy a fun filled fishing adventure around the outer banks of North Carolina. Stalk Speckled Trout and Red Drum in the flats or target Cobia in the Atlantic Ocean and Oregon Inlet, throwing top water lures, jigging, or fishing with live bait to pull up the fish of a lifetime.

You will be fishing aboard a 23 ft May-Craft center console that was built locally, with North Carolina’s open inshore waters and inlets in mind. The boat was totally refurbished in 2015, when it was given a custom sight fishing tower fitted with controls to allow the captain to spot fish far away from the boat. A new 225 HP Evinrude outboard motor and new Garmin sounder with a side scan sonar were also added, making the boat hard to match as a nearshore fishing machine. A private toilet on board completes the package and is particularly appreciated by female anglers.

You will always be fishing within sight of the beach, where you could target a range of species such as King Mackerel, Cobia, Tarpon, Red Drum, Amberjack, Striped Bass, Sharks and more. All equipment and licenses are included in the price of the trip, so all you have to think about is enjoying the trip!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day - Inshore/Nearshore
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Wed, Thu, Sun)
    US$ 600
    up to 4 persons
    Six hour charters can cover more territory and range of little farther in pursuit of a more of a variety of fish.
  • Private trip
    Half Day - "Family with Kids" (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 1 Nov (Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun)
    US$ 400
    up to 4 persons
    There’s no better way to introduce your kids to fishing than taking them on one of my family friendly fishing charters. I know how to make fishing fun for kids and keep them interested and entertained. Action packed is usually key and keeping them reeling something in constantly will keep them smiling and entertained. However, some children will get on the boat and spend more time playing in the baitwell with the baitfish than fishing! 5 Persons Max
  • Private trip
    Half Day - "Family with Kids" (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 11:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 1 Nov (Wed, Thu, Sun)
    US$ 400
    up to 4 persons
    There’s no better way to introduce your kids to fishing than taking them on one of my family friendly fishing charters. I know how to make fishing fun for kids and keep them interested and entertained. Action packed is usually key and keeping them reeling something in constantly will keep them smiling and entertained. However, some children will get on the boat and spend more time playing in the baitwell with the baitfish than fishing! 5 Persons Max
  • Private trip
    Half Day - Inshore/Nearshore (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Wed, Thu, Sun)
    US$ 400
    up to 4 persons
    We will be fishing in and around Oregon Inlet. For bluefish redrum speckled trout Spanish mackerel sheepshead possibly shark fishing as weather permits. These trips are great for whatever level of fishing experience you have.
  • Private trip
    Half Day - Inshore/Nearshore (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 11:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Wed, Thu, Sun)
    US$ 400
    up to 4 persons
    We will be fishing in and around Oregon Inlet. For bluefish redrum speckled trout Spanish mackerel sheepshead possibly shark fishing as weather permits. These trips are great for whatever level of fishing experience you have.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped)
Bluefish
Cobia
Flounder

Redfish
Shark (Blacktip)
Shark (Bull)
Shark (Hammerhead)

Sheepshead
Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

May Craft (Center console) originally built in 2001, and restored in 2015. Powered by a 225HP evinrude engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Fishing License Included

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
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 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

About the Captain

Frank Riddick
Manteo, North Carolina, United States
Member since March 2016
9
. A FULLY LICENSED US COAST GUARD CAPTAIN GUIDING THESE WATERS SINCE 1996 AND IS A PEOPLE PERSON AND ENJOYS HELPING THEM, ESPECIALLY CHILDREN, CATCH FISH. HE SPECIALIZES IN FISHING CHARTERS FOR FAMILIES, AND FOR ANGLERS OF ALL SKILL LEVELS. I've been fishing and boating all my life my family lived on the water crabbing fishing and hunting it's just all I've ever known for recreation and now I enjoy taking other people and showing them the joys of being outdoors
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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.85
out of 5 stars from 9 reviews
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Half day trip
Half day with captain Frank and the Lycoming boys
Half day with captain Frank and the Lycoming boys
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
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100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Bradley Staeb
Utica, MI
 5.00
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Fishing with Frank

VERIFIED   NEW  August 23, 2018

Captain Frank was very helpful and knowledgeable and we enjoyed the trip. Fished by the pilings on the bridge and caught a...

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Mcbride Mac
Suffolk, VA
 4.67
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3/4 day trip with Capt Frank

VERIFIED   NEW  September 6, 2018

We booked on short notice and wanted to target bull redfish and sheepshead with possibility left open for cobia. Within the...

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Charles Morgenweck
Lynchburg, VA
 5.00
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Half Day AM Trip

VERIFIED   August 16, 2018

Was an awesome trip. Caught a ton of Spanish mackerel and bluefish when we were trolling. Great weather. Capt. Frank was very...

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Scott Zukowski
Lynchburg, VA
 5.00
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VERIFIED   NEW  August 23, 2018

Went for a half day trip, with a friend and my son. Captain Frank is a great guy and I highly recommend him. We caught a few...

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Greggory Dean
Taylors, SC
 5.00
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Tight lines, fun times

VERIFIED   July 26, 2018

It had rained for four straight days but Captain Riddick found some fish that were blighting!  Frank made sure we had...

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