Carolina Girl Sportfishing OBX

Carolina Girl Sportfishing OBX is operated by 32 year US Coast Guard certified Captain Troy Salmon. He runs a staggering range of trips out of Wanchese, NC, targeting anything from Bluefish to Bluefin Tuna and everything in between.

Located in the Roanoke Sound, you will be heading into prime fishing waters as soon as you leave the dock, and things just get better and better the further you head out – all the way out to the Gulf Stream!

The “Carolina Girl” is a 54’ Custom Carolina-built Alex Willis boat. Built in 2005, it is powered by a Cat C30 engine with a whopping 1550 HP that will take you and your group to the fishing ground with speed and comfort. It comes equipped with GPS, fishfinder, a fighting chair, outriggers, and downriggers.

The vessel also boasts a fully heated and air-conditioned interior complete with galley, cabin, bathroom, and plenty of space to relax in between bites.

Capt. Troy offers a variety of trips, starting with family-friendly inshore and nearshore days targeting Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Bluefish, and others. Trips range all the way up to offshore marathons heading out to the Gulf Stream to test your strength and resolve again huge Blue and White Marlin, as well as Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Sailfish, and more.

With such a range of trips, you will naturally be offered the best tackle money can buy, tailored to the trip you have chosen. Bottom fishing, trolling, spinning, popping, jigging, kite fishing and more – whatever your style, you are sure to find a trip just right for you!

Join Carolina Girl Sportfishing OBX and explore the waters off the coast of North Carolina for a memorable experience!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Giant Bluefin Tuna
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 4:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Mar 31
    $2,100
    Head offshore to the Gulf Stream in the comforts of a totally heated vessel and test yourself with the giants of the sea. These Giant Bluefin Tuna range from 100–1000 pounds and are very common to catch 400–600 lb range daily. These fish are only in our waters during the winter months of January through April. These fish require very heavy tackle and all of our tackle is the best money can buy and is all provided by us. All you need to bring is your camera, food and beverages
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Offshore Big Game
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 4:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Dec 31
    $2,050
    Head 40 miles Offshore to the Gulf Stream do battle with the best the Atlantic can throw at you! where we set out a spread & you will get the chance to target Blue Marlin, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Mako Sharks, White Marlin, Sailfish, and many more big game species – maybe even a Bluefin Tuna! This is a amazing trip and every day is different you may even see whales and dolphins feeding in this awesome place .
  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Swordfish
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 4:30 AM
    $2,050
    Come aboard with Captain Troy for an action-packed 12-hour day where you will head offshore 45–50 miles and get rigged up and drop 1200 feet down for the Swordfish and Giant Golden Tile, Blueline Tile and evening Giant Bigeye Tuna. This fishery has been untouched for many years and produces very good eating. Sometimes the bite happens as soon as you get it down and other times It is a waiting game for the bite but when it happens get ready for some serious action and eating you will never forget.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Giant Shark
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,950
    Want to catch Jaws and feel the power of these awesome eating machines and see those teeth up close. Jump on board and head offshore for an action-packed day. We will arrive at the location near the temperature change, stop the boat, put in a few heavy tackle rods and get ready for a fight. We will tire you out in no time. Most Sharks are protected so they will not be harmed unless there is one that is legal to keep and you want to keep to eat. The rest of them will be released unharmed.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour (8 AM) – Deep Drop
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Aug 31
    $1,800
    Join Captain Troy for an enjoyable and family-friendly Offshore Deep Drop Trip, where you will be targeting fish like Tilefish, Trigger fish, Sea Bass, Grouper, Snapper, and Amberjack. All these fish are delicious eating! Everyone gets to fish at the same time. We also offer conventional reels for you that want to crank and pull that fish up from 300 feet, and also offer electric reels for the ladies and smaller children that may struggle. Either way, this trip always has lots of action.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip (6 AM) – Deep Drop
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Aug 31
    $1,750
    Join Captain Troy for an enjoyable and family-friendly Offshore Deep Drop Trip, where you will be targeting fish like Tilefish, Trigger fish, Sea Bass, Grouper, Snapper, and Amberjack. All these fish are delicious eating! Everyone gets to fish at the same time. We also offer conventional reels for you that want to crank and pull that fish up from 300 feet, and also offer electric reels for the ladies and smaller children that may struggle. Either way, this trip always has lots of action.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip (8 AM) – Tower/Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Dec 15
    $1,375
    Spend 8 hours fishing the waters 1 to 10 miles offshore. Capt. Troy will take you after species such as Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Bluefish, Triggerfish, Ribbonfish, and others.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip (6 AM) – Tower/Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Dec 15
    $1,275
    Come aboard with Captain Troy for an 8 hour trip where you will head out into the Atlantic 1 to 10 miles offshore. You'll search for species such as Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Triggerfish, Ribbonfish, and more.
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About the Charter Operator

Carolina Girl Sportfishing OBX
Wanchese, North Carolina, United States
94 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
63 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since January 2017
My Father started us boys fishing here on the Outer Banks of North Carolina when we were 5 years old and Captain Troy Salmon achieved 100 Ton master Captain at age 25 . We have been doing it ever since here on the Outer Banks of North Carolina with the same passion we had when we were kids! We know these waters like the back of our hands and fish over 200 days per year and have a great connection with all the other captains in our area so we know what and where it’s happening at all times . All of our staff is CPR certified and first aid certified and we are drug free work place and require all staff random testing. We strive fo customer service , comfort and quality and to for fill all you needs and fishing dreams .

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Marlin (White) Marlin (White)
Sailfish Sailfish
Swordfish Swordfish

Tilefish Tilefish
Tuna (Bluefin) Tuna (Bluefin)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Custom Carolina Alex Willis (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2005. Powered by a 1550HP Cat engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
54 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
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
Disabled Accessible

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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Almost Caught our Limit
August fishing trip
12 Hour Big Game Trip
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84%
Friendly captain
93%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
86%
Satisfied with the boat
95%
Catch intended fish
77%
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Paul M.
Hurricane, WV
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Fishing with Troy

VERIFIED   12 Hour Trip – Offshore Big Game on October 15, 2020
Captain and first mate were great and knew where the fish were and how to catch them!!
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12 Hour Big Game Trip

VERIFIED   12 Hour Trip – Offshore Big Game on August 8, 2020
Always an enjoyable day knowing that your going to fish. Wmsogned yo for big game fishing on gulf stream. We had a great start...
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Caleb B.
West End, NC
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Full day big game trip with Captain Troy

VERIFIED   12 Hour Trip – Offshore Big Game on August 1, 2020
Would recommend going out with Captain Troy. Definitely would do it again.
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Paul M.
Richmond, VA
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Almost Caught our Limit

VERIFIED   12 Hour Trip – Offshore Big Game on September 25, 2020
We had a great time on this trip.  Captain Troy was very professional.
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Annette C.
United States
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Deep Sea Trip

VERIFIED   12 Hour Trip – Offshore Big Game on October 8, 2020
Had a great time. We even got to catch and release a blue marlin and caught plenty of black fin tuna.
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FAQs about Carolina Girl Sportfishing OBX

Carolina Girl Sportfishing OBX offers the following trips to customers:
  • $1,275 per group - 8 Hour Trip (6 AM) – Tower/Inshore (8 hours)
  • $1,375 per group - 8 Hour Trip (8 AM) – Tower/Inshore (8 hours)
  • $1,750 per group - 8 Hour Trip (6 AM) – Deep Drop (8 hours)
  • $1,800 per group - 8 Hour (8 AM) – Deep Drop (8 hours)
  • $1,950 per group - 10 Hour Trip – Giant Shark (10 hours)
  • $2,050 per group - 12 Hour Trip – Offshore Big Game (12 hours)
  • $2,050 per group - 12 Hour Trip – Swordfish (12 hours)
  • $2,100 per group - 12 Hour Trip – Giant Bluefin Tuna (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Carolina Girl Sportfishing OBX, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge (Captain only allowed on bridge due to insurance re)
  • Refrigerator (For Crew only)
  • Multimedia System (Stereo)
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Carolina Girl Sportfishing OBX include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Provided by fish cleaning station for a small fee)
  • First Mate (Mate works for tips. 20% gratuity is expected.)
  • Fishing License (State and Federal)

Carolina Girl Sportfishing OBX offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing (within 8 miles of the shore)
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing (Offshore )

Carolina Girl Sportfishing OBX offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Kite Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Carolina Girl Sportfishing OBX include:
  • Amberjack
  • Bluefish
  • Cobia
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Marlin (White)
  • Sailfish
  • Swordfish
  • Tilefish
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo