Fishy Bizness OBX

25 reviews
In demand!

Join the Fishy Bizness OBX and 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 some big 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. The boat was refurbished in 2015, and now it has 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. You’ll find rods, reels, and tackle already waiting for you on board, as well as a range of artificial lures.

Stalk Speckled Trout and Red Drum in the flats or target Cobia in the Atlantic Ocean and Oregon Inlet. You’ll be throwing topwater lures, jigging, or fishing with live bait to pull up the fish of a lifetime.

You will always be fishing within sight of the beach, where you could target a range of species such as King Mackerel, Cobia, Red Drum, Speckled Trout, Bluefish, Flounder, 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!

Get out on the beautiful waters of North Carolina, and let Fishy Bizness OBX show you a great time fishing!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Striper Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Apr 30
    $440
    price breakdown
    $440
    Striper season opens October 1. You will be fishing around Roanoke Island in the Croatan sound trolling or casting. This type of fishing is great for all ages and abilities. Most of the time the fishing here is all fall and winter and well into spring.
  • Private trip
    Half Day – Inshore/Nearshore (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    We will be fishing in and around Oregon Inlet and the Atlantic Ocean for Bluefish, Red Drum, Speckled Trout, Spanish Mackerel, Sheepshead, and possibly Shark 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 Hour Trip, starts at 11:30 AM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    This is an afternoon trip fishing in and around Oregon Inlet and the Atlantic Ocean. You'll target Bluefish, Red Drum, Speckled Trout, Spanish Mackerel, Sheepshead, and possibly Shark depending on the weather. These trips are great for whatever level of fishing experience you have.
  • Private trip
    Junior Angler Adventure (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Introduce your kids to fishing by 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. It is usually key to have an action-packed adventure reeling something in constantly. It 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
    Junior Angler Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 11:30 AM
    $350
    price breakdown
    $350
    There’s no better way to introduce your junior 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 them reeling something in. We will be fishing where the waters are calm and the fish are easier to catch They will be casting their own line and baiting their own hooks in no time. We will probably see dolphins, ospreys and other wildlife.
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About the Captain

Frank Riddick
Manteo, North Carolina, United States
ID & License verified
26 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 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) Bass (Striped)
Bluefish Bluefish
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish

Sheepshead Sheepshead
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

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
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
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
Lures
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

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
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
American Express
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (14)
4.85
out of 5 stars from 25 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Captain Frank, knew where we needed to go
Captain Frank, knew where we needed to go
Captain Frank, knew where we needed to go
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Angler Rating
21
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
89%
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Ray R.
Kitty Hawk, NC
 5.00
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Half Day Fishing with Frank

VERIFIED   NEW  September 3, 2020
Great day today! He put us on the fish and he was very helpful and very professional. Would recommend this Captain to anyone!...
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Benjamin W.
Manteo, NC
 5.00
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Great first charter for kids!!!

VERIFIED   July 16, 2020
Can not say enough good about the trip and Captain Frank.  Great at coaching my seven year old daughter - you can tell...
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Briaunna K.
Washington, DC
 5.00
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   June 10, 2020
Knowledgeable captain and very nice to all of us! We didn’t catch much big fish because of the weather, which he warned us...
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Kyle T.
Hickory, North Carolina
 4.33
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Half Day Inshore

VERIFIED   NEW  August 26, 2020
Frank did a great job of helping when needed and just letting us fish otherwise. Unfortunately the fishing was not great. We...
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Bill B.
Moneta, VA
 5.00
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Fishing with Frank

VERIFIED   July 22, 2020
Had a great day out on the water with Captain Frank. He took us right where we needed to be to enjoy catching fish. He i very...
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