Book your next trip with Tradition Fishing and come discover endless possibilities in Hatteras, North Carolina! These waters have something for everyone, from the dedicated angler to the adventurous family. Trips are run by Captain Cameron Whitaker, a Hatteras Island native who has been fishing these waters for most of his life. His goal is to give everyone on board the experience of a lifetime!

Step aboard a 25’ Ricky Scarborough, a fishing machine built in 2018 and ready to go. Powered by a 250 HP Suzuki engine, this craft has a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots. She comes equipped with a flybridge and advanced fishing technology, including Garmin electronics and a live bait well. There is room on board for up to four passengers and children of all ages are welcome.

You will find no shortage of opportunities while exploring the inshore and nearshore waters of Hatteras. A half day trip takes you around the inlet and into the backwaters of the Pamlico Sound, where you can catch Bluefish, Flounder, Cobia, slot Red Drum, and even trophy Red Drum on occasion.

A full day trip allows you to cast lines in many different areas, with a chance to reel in the same species (only more of them!) and perhaps even some which live farther out in the ocean. Even those who are not avid fishermen can enjoy these waters while clamming and sand dollaring.

Capt. Cameron provides fishing gear by Innovative Reel Technology and Meat Hog Fishing. Depending on the species, you might target your catch using any technique from trolling and drift fishing to popping. You can also target some species on fly, or by spearfishing and bow fishing. Anglers intent on using these specialized techniques should bring their own equipment.

Tradition Fishing provides a fishing license and spinning gear. Depending on the species and local regulations, you are welcome to keep your catch.

Come aboard today for an unforgettable experience!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    Full day trips target the same species as a half day but allows more time on the fish, and the opportunity to cover more spots and fish areas farther away from the dock. Hatteras is very unique and offers many different areas to fish that can be covered on a full day trip. This trip is tailored for the fishermen that want to create an experience of a lifetime. Weather permitting will also allow us to pursue species that live deeper out in the ocean. This trip also offers options like fishing to Ocracoke.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    This is a light tackle trip that focuses on inshore fishing around the inlet and ocean, and back water fishing in the Pamlico Sound. Targeted species change with the seasons, but primarily on half day trips we catch slot size Red Drum, trophy Red Drum, Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, Trout, Cobia, and Flounder. Half day trips are full of amazing things to see and all kinds of wildlife. Half day trips can also be split between clamming, fishing, and there is also options for sand dollaring.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $400
    This trip focuses on inshore fishing around the inlet and ocean, in addition to back water fishing in the Pamlico Sound. Targeted species change with the seasons, but we primarily catch slot size Red Drum, trophy Red Drum, Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, Trout, Cobia, and Flounder. Half day trips can also be split between clamming, fishing, and or sand dollaring.
  • Private trip
    Clamming Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $250
    This trips is a 2 hour trip to the sand shoals to rake a limit of clams. Clamming is a great family fun activity that is action packed and good for all ages. Clamming is filled with all kinds of cool things like horseshoe crabs, Blue crabs, hermit crabs, sand dollars, and NC Clams. In NC clams are limited to 200 clams per boat per trip. Best thing about clamming is they always bite and they never run.
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About the Captain

Cameron Whitaker
Hatteras, North Carolina, United States
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Member since September 2016
Captain Cameron Whitaker is a Hatteras Island native. He started fishing with his father at a young age, and got his first boat when he was just 10 years old! He learned the local waters by navigating through the Pamlico Sound. At 16, he began his career as a first mate aboard a local inshore head boat called Cap’n Clam. He also spent many days working aboard the offshore head boat Miss Hatteras. Fishing was only a summer job at the time, while Cameron started studying at East Carolina University. By the age of 20, he was a first mate for Captain Rick Caton aboard the Free Agent. In 2015, Capt. Cameron decided to chart his own course and purchased his first inshore charter boat. He says, "Since my dad is a charter fisherman, it seemed only natural that I follow suit!"

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Targeted Species

Bluefish Bluefish
Clam Clam
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder

Redfish Redfish
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Weakfish Weakfish

Boat Specs

Ricky Scarborough (Center console) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 250HP suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Bowfishing
Spearfishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
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 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on April 15, 2021
Great trip! Thank you very much capt. Cameron. We had an awesome trip, with excellent weather and plenty of fish to...
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on May 28, 2019
We had an amazing time! Never a dull moment! Cameron put us on fish every time. My seven year old son had more fun with than...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 21, 2019
We had a great trip with Cameron. He put us on nice fish all morning even a citation size 29”-6 lb trout! Thank you Captain...
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Great half day

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 19, 2018
Guide was great. He found fish and two of us caught two 45” Red drums. Some blues were caught also. We had a couple of beginners...
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Statesville, NC
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on June 22, 2018
Captain Cameron is very good at what he does! Had a great time, cought alot of fish, was a very well guided ecperience! Will...
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FAQs about Tradition Fishing

Tradition Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $250 per group - Clamming Trip (2 hours)
  • $400 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $800 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Tradition Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS (Garmin )
  • Fishfinder (Garmin)
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System (Stereo )
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Tradition Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Innovative Reel Technology, Meat Hog Fishing)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Fishing License

Tradition Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Tradition Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing (BYO fly rod)
  • Drift Fishing
  • Bowfishing (BYO bow)
  • Spearfishing (BYO spear)

Top targeted fish species with Tradition Fishing include:
  • Bluefish
  • Clam
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout
  • Weakfish