Bounty Hunter Guide Service – 22' Bay Boat

Bounty Hunter Guide Service offers inshore and nearshore fishing charters in the area surrounding Cape Lookout and the Neuse River. They serve Harkers Island, Beaufort, Morehead City, Atlantic Beach, and the rest of North Carolina’s Crystal Coast.

Guiding your experience is Captain Will Jones, a lifelong fisherman who grew up casting lines in these waters. Whether you prefer light tackle or fly fishing, he’ll help you reel in a catch to remember!

Step aboard a 22’ Triton powered by a 225 HP Yamaha engine. This craft is fitted with the latest fishing technology, including GPS, fishfinder, a wireless trolling motor, and a live bait well. There’s room on board for up to four passengers and children are welcome.

While fishing the waters of Cape Lookout you will have the chance to catch a wide variety of species. The local flats, marshes, and creeks are home to Red Drum, Flounder, Speckled Trout, Jack Crevalle, sharks, and more.

If you enjoy catching big fish on light tackle, look no further than fishing for Red Drum in the Neuse River. You can join Capt. Will for six to eight hours and target monster Red Drum weighing 50 lbs and above!

A nearshore trip allows you to cast lines in the ocean, fishing the wrecks and reefs for Spanish Mackerel, False Albacore, Bluefish, and many other species. When the weather allows, you can venture out a little farther and add larger fish to your list, such as Amberjack, Mahi Mahi, Cobia, and King Mackerel.

Bounty Hunter Guide Service provides a fishing license and top of the line gear, featuring the likes of Penn, Shimano, Orvis, and more. You are welcome to keep your catch and Capt. Will can clean and fillet it for you.

Come aboard today for some drag screaming action and a catch to remember!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Jul 31
    $450
    On this trip you will be fishing the flats, creeks, and marshes around Cape Lookout, targeting Red Drum, Speckled Trout, and Flounder. Other commonly caught species are sharks, Bluefish, and Jack Crevalle.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Jul 31
    $450
    Come fish the flats, creeks, and marshes around Cape Lookout for Red Drum, Speckled Trout, and Flounder. While casting lines you might also catch sharks, Bluefish, and Jack Crevalle.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Jul 31
    $600
    Similar to a half day inshore trip, you will fish flats, creeks, and marshes for Red Drum, Speckled Trout, and more. Adding a couple of extra hours give you more opportunities to find targeted species.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Jul 31
    $750
    8 hour trip on the 22' bay boat fishing in the sound, marshes, and creeks for a variety of species including Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, Bluefish, Mackerel, Sharks, and more!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Giant Red Drum
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - Sep 30
    $850
    The best way to find the giant Red Drum is to cover lots of water, and this trip will allow you to do just that! You will be fishing with artificials for these massive specimens while they feed aggressively on any and all baitfish in the area.
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About the Captain

Will Jones
Beaufort, North Carolina, United States
15 Fishing Reports
37 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2016
Captain Will Jones spent many days of his childhood fishing the Harkers Island area. His favorite fishing style is inshore fishing for Red Drum and Speckled Trout, but he also enjoys fishing the ocean for Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, and everything in between. He has been guiding since Spring 2016. He says, "When I caught my first Red Drum, it was all over!"

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia

Boat specs

Triton (Bay boat) originally built in 2004. Powered by a 225HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
0-5 miles
Nearshore Fishing
Within 15 miles
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Popping
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Minn Kota Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
TFO rods, Penn and Shimano reels
Live Bait
Caught during the trip
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment
Orvis and Redington

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 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
Recommended for age 5 and above
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 3% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 26 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (50)
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
80%
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John A.
Durham, NC
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Great trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM) on May 31, 2022
Capt. Will was great, very knowledgeable of the fishing waters we covered and what worked best to catch fish. We had to work...
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Michael C.
McKinney, TX
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Great experience

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM) on April 17, 2021
Captain will loves his job and it really shows. He was just as enthusiastic about our catches as my friend and I were. It felt...
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Colleen B.
Harrisonville, MO
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3/4 day trip - great guide, found some fish & had very good time!!!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip – Inshore on May 13, 2021
The very knowledgeable Captain Will gave us a great tour! Relaxed, had fun, learned a few things, saw a few things and caught...
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Lonnie B.
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Half Day with Nearshore

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) on June 9, 2020
I booked two back to back half days. The trips were great. We had a lot of fun. The captain was layback but stayed...
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Tom H.
Holly Springs, NC
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BOUNTY Hunter - will slayed it

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) on June 2, 2021
It will provide a great experience that was balanced in instruction and encouragement. Excellent captain. We caught all the...
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FAQs about Bounty Hunter Guide Service – 22' Bay Boat

Bounty Hunter Guide Service – 22' Bay Boat offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group, additional $25 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $25 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip – Inshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $25 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip – Inshore (6 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $25 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip – Inshore (8 hours)
  • $850 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip – Giant Red Drum (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Bounty Hunter Guide Service – 22' Bay Boat, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor Minn Kota Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Bounty Hunter Guide Service – 22' Bay Boat include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (TFO rods, Penn and Shimano reels)
  • Live Bait (Caught during the trip)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment (Orvis and Redington)

Bounty Hunter Guide Service – 22' Bay Boat offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (0-5 miles )
  • Nearshore Fishing (Within 15 miles)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Bounty Hunter Guide Service – 22' Bay Boat offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Bounty Hunter Guide Service – 22' Bay Boat include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Bluefish
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout