Caught Up Fishing Charters

Caught Up Fishing Charters specializes in guided inshore and nearshore trips for Red Drum, Black Drum, Speckled Trout, Flounder, and many more. Based out of Carolina Beach, North Carolina, the company is owned and operated by Captain Dennis. If you looking for a family vacation on the beautiful waters of Carolina Beach or you are a seasoned angler, Dennis is your guide.

Captain Dennis will take you out aboard a brand-new 19-foot Blue Wave bay boat, which is a stable fishing platform. It comes powered by a 115 HP Suzuki and is well-prepared for the current bite. Perfect for accommodating up to three anglers, the boat is fully equipped with state-of-the-art navigational electronics. There is a Minn Kota I-pilot trolling motor fitted, as well as a Power Pole anchor and a live well loaded with bait.

Fishing charters in Carolina Beach is an exciting adventure for any angler, no matter the age and expertise. If you have an itch to fish, you will be able to enjoy the rod-bending action minutes after you cruise out of the marina. The local waters teem with Red Drum, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, Flounder, Sheepshead, Spanish Mackerel, Little Tunny, Bonito, and King Mackerel to top the list. If spinning, light tackle or even Flounder gigging action is not your main priority, you will be able to take in all the beauty of the southern North Carolina while sipping your favorite drink.

Trips come with all you need to make a great catch possible. Captain Dennis will provide you with quality gear, tackle, lures, and bait. When you return to the shore, your catch will be cleaned and ready to go home with you. You won’t have to worry about purchasing a license either! Just bring your favorite food, drinks, and the desire to have fun!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 500
    up to 3 persons
    The full day trip is 8 hours long. This trip will allow you to fully experience everything on offer. Usually you will grab lunch on the water during this trip. You will be fishing for Redfish, Flounder, Speckled Trout, Sheepshead, and more.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 400
    up to 3 persons
    3/4 day trips are 6 hours in length and are good for those wanting to catch a lot of fish. You will be fishing for a variety of species, such as Redfish, Flounder, Sheepshead, Speckled Trout, and even nearshore species when the weather is calm.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 400
    up to 3 persons
    Spend the whole afternoon fishing the local inshore waters, bringing in a boatload of Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Black Drum, Sheepshead, and more! You may also be able to hit nearshore spots if the weather is calm.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 300
    up to 3 persons
    On a typical half day trip, you will be fishing in and around Cape Fear River in search of Redfish, Flounder, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, and Sheepshead. You can also head to nearshore waters on days with favorable conditions, which could produce Spanish Mackerel, Bonito, Cobia, and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US$ 300
    up to 3 persons
    Spend the afternoon fishing the waters around the Cape Fear River, targeting Redfish, Flounder, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, and Sheepshead. When the weather is favorable, you can also head further out and fish for Spanish Mackerel, Bonito, Cobia, and more.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum
Bonito
Flounder
Little Tunny (False Albacore)

Redfish
Sheepshead
Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Bluewave (Flats boat) originally built in 2016. Powered by a 115HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
19 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Flounder Gigging

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
PayPal
Checks

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

About the Captain

Dennis Spangler
Kure Beach, North Carolina, United States
Member since May 2017
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Ever since I could walk I was on the water, whether it was the lake in our back yard or going 70 miles offshore. By the age of 16 I was allowed to take our 16 ft Johnboat out by myself and I never looked back. By the age of 21 I was competing in several fishing tournaments a year. I have been fortunate enough to win 1 tournament. I also have several second place finishes and countless top 10 finishes. I have recently slowed down with tournament fishing to concentrate more on my charters. One of the biggest reasons I became a guide is to share the absolute beauty, amazing wildlife, and great fishery with those who rarely, if ever, get to witness the outdoors. There is nothing better then the look on a persons face after they catch their first fish. I also really enjoy sharing the knowledge i've gained over the past 15 years and also learning new things from my clients.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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4.87
out of 5 stars from 55 reviews
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Half-day trip with Captain Dennis
Don't second guess...just book this trip!
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
92%
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Paul Malocha
Angier, NC
 5.00
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Fabulous day fishing with Captain Dennis!

VERIFIED   August 26, 2018
What a wonderful day we had on our all day charter with Captain Dennis.  Besides being helpful all along the way, we found...
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Philadelphia, PA
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VERIFIED   August 24, 2018
I have been fishing for forty years now and consider myself a fairly capable fisherman. I was taught by my grandfather from...
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Daniel Bowling
Beaver, WV
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Fishing Trip With Captain Dennis Spangler

VERIFIED   June 25, 2018
Had an excellent time with Dennis fishing Monday. He made the trip fun and kept the action going all day. Dennis knows how...
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David Espositp
Indian Trail, NC
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Half day trip with captain Dennis

VERIFIED   June 14, 2018
My son & I had a very enjoyable 1/2 day trip with captain Dennis.  He suggested what time of day to leave and what...
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Marco Zach
Thiensville, WI
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VERIFIED   April 2, 2018
Captain Dennis made our fishing outing with our two teenage boys so much fun! he was knowledgable and worked hard to make sure...
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