Fish-N-Fool Charters

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North Carolina 12
Nags Head NC, United States

Fish-N-Fool Charters offers nearshore fishing trips out of Oregon Inlet Fishing Center, the closest marina to the Atlantic Ocean. They are proud to bring you a quality, family friendly experience while fishing the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

Meet your captain, Bobby Smith, who has been fishing this area for more than 30 years. He welcomes you aboard the Fish-N-Fool, a 36’ custom Carolina built vessel powered by twin 300 HP Cummins engines. This boat is well suited to local waters and fitted for the best nearshore fishing. On board you will find the latest electronics to locate the fish below.

Rods, reels, and tackle are provided. Standing by is a professional, respectful deck hand who is wonderful with children and provides an enjoyable experience no matter what angling skills you possess. Up to six passengers can join Capt. Bobby on board, and children of all ages are welcome.

Half day trips run on a daily basis, and these are especially fun for families. You can stay close to shore and target various species depending on the season, including Spanish Mackerel, False Albacore, Red Drum, Cobia, and an assortment of bottom fish. If you’re looking for more of a challenge, book a full day trip and let Capt. Bobby take you as far as 35 miles from shore, where even more variety is available. With many fish and techniques to choose from, you will soon discover why the Outer Banks earned its reputation for phenomenal fishing!

Fish-N-Fool Charters provides all bait, tackle, and a fishing license. You can keep your catch and clean it yourself or have the marina clean it for a nominal fee. You are encouraged to bring sunscreen, proper clothing, a camera, and any food or drinks you need.

Book your trip today and treat your family to a memorable fishing experience in the Outer Banks!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 1150
    up to 6 persons
    If you feel like half a day just isn't enough or you want a little tougher of a fight, the full day trip is right for you. Full day trips usually take place anywhere from just off the beach to 30 miles out, depending on species available, weather conditions, and time of year.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 550
    up to 6 persons
    This is our most popular trip and we offer it daily. We are usually in the ocean but close to shore. Our normal catch consists of one or more of the following: Taylor Blues, Spanish Mackerel, False Albacore, Cobia, Red Drum, and assorted bottomfish. Catches vary daily, totally dependent upon weather,ocean conditions, and seasons.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US$ 550
    up to 6 persons
    Half day trips are popular with families and kids, available every day. Common catch includes Taylor Blues, Spanish Mackerel, False Albacore, Cobia, Red Drum, and assorted bottomfish. Catches vary daily, depending on the weather, ocean conditions, and seasons.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

  Bass (Striped)

  Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  King Mackerel (Kingfish)

  Seabass (Black)
  Spanish Mackerel
  Triggerfish (Gray)

Boat Specs

Custom built boat (Flybridge) originally built in 1971, and restored in 2010. Powered by 2 300HP Cummins engines.

36 ft
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing


Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
First Mate
Fishing License Included


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 7 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Disabled Accessible


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:
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 1% fee.

About the Captain

Bobby Smith
Nags Head, North Carolina, United States
Member since May 2017
Capt. Bobby Smith has proudly operated out of Oregon Inlet for more than 30 years. He began at the Oregon Inlet Fishing Center pumping gas before climbing his way up the ladder to Captain, eventually building one of the marina's quality fishing businesses. Captain Bobby is joined by his daughter and First Mate, Zoe. Together they will guide you to the fish you've always dreamed of!
Response time: 2 hours
Response rate: 98%

Nags Head Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.95 out of 5 stars from 7 reviews

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My and I had a great day and the crew ws fantastic!

Fished June 10, 2018
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Fished June 4, 2018
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Captain Bobby, was unable to take us out on the day we booked and had to attend a funeral the only other day we had available. But, Captain Bobby, was able to find another Captain to take us out fishing.  Thank you Captain Bobby for going the extra mile!

Fished April 4, 2018
Bobby Smith (The Captain)
Replied to this review on April 16, 2018

Thanks Jake.Im sorry we didn’t get to fish together but hope to have a great trip next time you are in town!

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