Fingeance Sportfishing

Fingeance Sportfishing is dedicated to Roanoke river fishing where the fish are plentiful and the nature is wild. This is where they will take you. Just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you can’t warm yourself up on some great Striper and Shad fishing! The Catfishing is great too in the Roanoke, and it will fill your coolers up!

The charter is operated by Captain Joey VanDyke who is not your usual captain. With a 4-year college degree in Aquaculture and AG Science, and years of fishing experience under his belt, he will show you a great time on the water and teach you about the marine life.

You will be fishing aboard his 24’ Carolina skiff performance fishing boat, powered by a 150 HP Honda engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots. This speedy boat is wide enough for 4 people who can all ride and fish in comfort. It contains the latest electronics being restored in 2015, and all the safety equipment you’ll need.

Capt. Joey will take you fishing on the infamous Roanoke River for wintertime school-sized Stripers on light tackle. You can catch multiple numbers as they migrate up the Roanoke River to their traditional spawning grounds.

You can also do winter Shad fishing charters on fly rods and light tackle as they migrate up the local rivers to spawn, too. Other species in the river include Crappie, Yellow Perch and Catfish.

What are you waiting for? Join Fingeance Sportfishing today and have your winter fishing adventure!

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  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Weldon Striper
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - May 6
    price breakdown
    You will be targeting Striper and Hickory Shad primarily but will also be fishing for Catfish and White Perch. Explore these beautiful waters and have a great time while reeling in some prized specimens. All you need to bring is your sense of adventure and you're all set!

About the Captain

Joey VanDyke
Weldon, North Carolina, United States
1 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
1 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since December 2016
Captan Joey VanDyke has been fishing since he was just a little boy, his love for the water formed his full time occupation of fishing for a living. He started his career fishing in 1985 mating on offshore boats and continued thru the summers until He graduated college and turned it to full time year round fishing. He fishes the rivers and the saltwaters, and knows exactly where to go to find fish. He is a calm and patient person who loves taking kids out and teaching them about the fisheries and how to preserve them. Captain Joey prides himself in knowing and learning all about fish by studiying their feeding habits, habitats, growth cycles, and life cycles.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Bass (Striped)
Catfish Catfish
Perch (White) Perch (White)
Shad Shad

Boat Specs

Carolina Skiff (Performance fishing) originally built in 1998, and restored in 2015. Powered by a 150HP Honda engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

24 ft
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the dates of your booking.

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
Disabled Accessible


Book with 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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:
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

Customer Reviews

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April fishing trip
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Friendly captain
Recommend this charter
Appropriate for children
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Kevin C.
Canyon Lake, TX

April fishing trip

VERIFIED   April 28, 2019
Afternoon trip I would not recommend unless your staying close by. Finished fishing and at the dock at 7 pm didn’t get...
Kevin C. recommends Fingeance Sportfishing
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