Fishy Bizness Sportfishing

Enjoy a fun-filled fishing adventure around the Outer Banks of North Carolina! Captain Frank Riddick has been guiding since 1996, and he loves taking people out to his favorite spots and helping them catch fish.

You’ll be fishing aboard a 23’ May-Craft center console that was built locally, with North Carolina’s open inshore waters and inlets in mind.
You will find rods, reels, and tackle already waiting for you on board, as well as a range of artificial lures and fresh bait.
You will always be fishing within sight of the beach, where you could target a range of species such as gray trout, bluefish, whiting, spots, croakers, sheepshead , Red Drum, Speckled Trout, Bluefish, Flounder, Striped Bass, and more. This is a hands-on experience, even for the kids, All equipment and licenses are included in the price of the trip, so all you have to think about is enjoying the trip! there’s a good chance you all see dolphins, pelicans, osprey, and other wildlife.
Get out on the beautiful waters of the Outer Banks and let your personal guide Capt Frank show you and your family a great time fishing!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    2 Hour Family of 5 Adventure (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 1 (Tue, Thu, Sun)
    US $300
    There’s no better way to introduce your younger anglers to fishing than taking them on one of my family-friendly fishing charters. The Outer Banks has an abundance of exciting fishing action for the entire family. Action-packed is usually key and keeping the kids reeling something in. We will be fishing where the waters are calm and the fish is easier to catch. The kids will be casting their own line and baiting their own hooks in no time. We will probably see dolphins, ospreys and other wildlife.
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Popping
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
    Weakfish
    Weakfish
    Whiting
    Whiting
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Family of 5 Adventure (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 11:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 1 (Tue, Thu)
    US $300
    There’s no better way to introduce your younger anglers to fishing than taking them on one of my family-friendly fishing charters. The Outer Banks has an abundance of exciting fishing action for the entire family. Action-packed is usually key and keeping the kids reeling something in. We will be fishing where the waters are calm and the fish is easier to catch. The kids will be casting their own line and baiting their own hooks in no time. We will probably see dolphins, ospreys and other wildlife.
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Popping
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
    Weakfish
    Weakfish
    Whiting
    Whiting
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Family of 5 Adventure Am
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Oct 1 (Tue, Thu, Sun)
    US $400
    Introduce your younger ones and inexperienced to fishing by taking them on one of Fishy Bizness's family-friendly fishing charters. The captain knows how to make fishing fun and keep everybody interested and entertained. It is usually key to have an action-packed adventure reeling something in constantly. It will keep them smiling and entertained. Anglers will be shown how to cast and bait hooks and net your catch. These trips are in calm with lots to see like pelicans dolphins and more.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Spinning
  • Private trip
    4Hour Family of 5 Adventure (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 1 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    US $400
    This fishing adventure is for the younger anglers that want to learn the techniques of fishing, baiting hooks, cutting bait, casting, and so forth. Their families are welcome to fish along with them, everybody onboard gets to catch fish, it’s all about family fun.
    Targeted fish
    Cobia
    Cobia
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Inshore/Nearshore 4Max (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Tue, Thu)
    US $450
    This is an afternoon trip fishing in and around Oregon Inlet and the Pamlico Sounds. You'll target Bluefish, Red Drum, Speckled Sea Trout, Sheepshead, Flounder, Striper Sea mullet , depending on the weather. These trips are great for whatever level of fishing experience you have.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Popping
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    4Hour Inshore/Nearshore 4 Max am
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Tue, Thu, Sun)
    US $450
    This is an afternoon fishing trip which includes insure and nearshore in and around Oregon Inlet and the Pamlico Sounds. You'll target Bluefish, Red Drum, Speckled Sea Trout, Sheepshead, Flounder, Striper Sea mullet , depending on the weather. These trips are great for whatever level of fishing experience you have. The goal of these trips are to catch and pursue the largest and most popular sport Fish.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Popping
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Striped)
    Striped Bass
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spotted Seatrout
    Spotted Seatrout
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 39 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Good experience
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
87%
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David A.
Excellent
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VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Inshore/Nearshore 4Max (PM) on July 9, 2024
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VERIFIED   NEW  4Hour Inshore/Nearshore 4 Max am on June 25, 2024
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Lacey K.
New Market, VA
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VERIFIED   Half Day – Inshore/ AM) on September 14, 2023
We had a great time! Captain Frank was super nice and we had good weather!
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Ken F.
Penn Run, Pennsylvania
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Half day trip with captain Frank

VERIFIED   4 Hour Inshore/Nearshore 4Max (PM) on August 9, 2021
My sons and I had the best day with captain Frank! He made it so much fun for my boys. The big water was to rough for shark...
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Rachel H.
Norfolk, Virginia
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VERIFIED   2 Hour Family of 5 Adventure (PM) on June 9, 2021
We had a wonderful trip today with Captain Frank. He was an excellent host: highly knowledgeable, flexible and great with our...
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FAQs about Fishy Bizness Sportfishing

Fishy Bizness Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $300 per group - 2 Hour Family of 5 Adventure (AM) (2 hours)
  • US $300 per group - 2 Hour Family of 5 Adventure (PM) (2 hours)
  • US $400 per group - 4 Hour Family of 5 Adventure Am (4 hours)
  • US $400 per group - 4Hour Family of 5 Adventure (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $450 per group - 4 Hour Inshore/Nearshore 4Max (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $450 per group - 4Hour Inshore/Nearshore 4 Max am (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Fishy Bizness Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Fishy Bizness Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Fishing License

Fishy Bizness Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing (As wind and weather permits)
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Fishy Bizness Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing (Bring your own fly rods and flys)
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Fishy Bizness Sportfishing include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bluefish
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Sheepshead
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout
  • Spotted Seatrout

Meet the Captain

Frank Riddick
Manteo, North Carolina, United States
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40 Customer reviews
Response time 6 hours
Member since March 2016
Capt. Frank is a fully licensed US Coast Guard captain guiding these waters since 1996. He's 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. "Hi my name is Frank, 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."

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder

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
5 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
As wind and weather permits
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Bring your own fly rods and flys
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 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

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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.

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