Bounty Hunter Guide Service

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
    Full Day Trip – Albie Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Oct 1
    $700
    up to 2 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
    Throw your fly or jig into the blitzing fish and get bit at 30mph and you'll know why people come from all over the country to experience the blitz. Fly fisherman are welcome to bring their own gear or use the captain's gear. Be ready to fish hard and cast quickly! Sometimes these fish make us look like heroes and sometimes like zeros! Every day chasing these fish is fun. Come see what it's all about!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Giant Red Drum
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - Sep 30
    $700
    up to 2 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
    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.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $650
    up to 2 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
    This is the best trip for anglers targeting big fish! The longest range and fishing time allows more opportunities to find Cobia, Amberjack, King Mackerel, False Albacore, Mahi Mahi, and more!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $550
    up to 2 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
    On this trip you will be fishing in the ocean waters around Cape Lookout. These couple of extra hours allow you to expand the range of your fishing grounds, meaning you can target Cobia, Amberjack, Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, False Albacore, Atlantic Bonito, and more!
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $500
    up to 2 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
    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
    5 Hour Trip – Giant Red Drum
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 1 - Sep 30
    $500
    up to 2 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
    On this trip you will be fishing on the Lower Neuse River and Pamlico Sound for adult Red Drum that can reach up to and over 50 lbs! These giants make their way into the inlets and are aggressively feeding on everything they see. We target them on artificial lures and are very successful. It's a great trip for a big-fish-on-light-tackle junky!
  • Private trip
    5 Hr – Albie Light Tackle/Fly Fish
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - Oct 1
    $500
    up to 2 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
    Throw your fly or jig into the blitzing fish and get bit at 30mph and you'll know why people come from all over the country to experience the blitz. Fly fisherman are welcome to bring their own gear or use the captain's top-quality inventory. Be ready to fish hard and cast quickly! Sometimes these fish make us look like heroes and sometimes like zeros! Every day chasing these fish is fun. Come see what it's all about!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Inshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
    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 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
    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
    Half Day Trip – Nearshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
    On this trip you will be fishing the inlets, shoals, beaches, and nearshore reefs around Cape Lookout! Common species caught on a half day include Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, sharks, Jack Crevalle, False Albacore, and more!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Nearshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $400
    up to 2 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
    This half day trip takes you around the inlets, shoals, beaches, and nearshore reefs of Cape Lookout. You are likely to catch Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, sharks, Jack Crevalle, False Albacore, and much more!
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About the Captain

Will Jones
Beaufort, North Carolina, United States
Angler's Choice
13 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
17 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 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!"

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Targeted Species

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

Flounder Flounder
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Little Tunny (False Albacore) Little Tunny (False Albacore)

Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Triton (Bay boat) originally built in 2004. Powered by a 225HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Popping
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Beaufort to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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4.84
out of 5 stars from 17 reviews
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Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
76%
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Russell T.
Fayetteville, NC
 5.00
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VERIFIED   June 16, 2019
Straight shooter, worked hard the entire trip!  Planning my next trip.
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Aaron R.
Greensboro, NC
 4.67
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Full day trip with Captain Will

VERIFIED   May 18, 2019
We had a great day. Captain Will was a great guide very professional and knows the water well.
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Derek M.
Moseley, VA
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Half day trip inshore with Captain Will

VERIFIED   August 27, 2018
We had a half day inshore trip with Captain Will.  We left the marina early and took in the beautiful sites.  I had...
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Karl T.
Wilmington, NC
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3/4 day near shore trip with captain Will

VERIFIED   August 24, 2018
Had good time out. Rite off the bat captain Will got us on a school of Blue fish which was great entertainment we kept a few...
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Larry D. B.
Beaufort, North Carolina
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Half Day Trip with Captain Will Jones.

VERIFIED   June 21, 2017
Will worked real hard to put us on fish.  We targeted blues.  We all caught fish and Captain Will did a nice job...
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