Shallow Minded Charters

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Pensacola Avenue
Morehead City NC, United States

Shallow Minded Charters invites you to experience fishing in a little place Captain Michael Willis likes to call Paradise. The place is Morehead City, which is considered to be one of the finest fishing destinations in eastern North Carolina. The area you’ll fish offers the most beautiful scenery in the region with lots of wildlife to be seen.

Captain Michael Willis will take you fishing aboard his 22’ Hewes saltwater fishing boat ideal for the local waters. Powered by a 225 HP Yamaha VMAX engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots, it can reach the inshore and the nearshore fishing grounds very easily.

The vessel’s Lowrance HDS 12 GPS & Fishfinder unit is available to help you locate the finest fishing spots, and the wireless trolling motor will ensure you move quietly over the shallow waters in order not to spook the fish.

Shallow Minded Charters offers inshore and nearshore fishing, often catching various types of fish all on one trip. The species include Redfish, Flounder, and Speckled Trout in the shallow waters. These species are especially good in the Summer months when you can top water fish for the.

If you like traveling a little further off the coast, you can target Bluefish, which is present year-round, Cobia, which is here in May, and Sheepshead, Spanish Mackerel, and Black Drum, which are around for the summer time.

Captain Michael likes to work one-on-one and teach anglers how to work artificial lures and to perfect their cast. You can also use live bait when the bite gets slow, but most times lures do the job well. Fishing gear provided on the trip includes Penn International rods and reel, and tackle.

Shallow Minded Charters is a family oriented company and they enjoy having children above the age of five on board! Please bring children’s life jackets, which are to be worn throughout the trip for the safety of your children.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 600
    up to 3 persons
    On the full day trip, you get eight hours to do both inshore and nearshore fishing. Or you can just concentrate on one. Targeted species can include Redfish, Flounder, Trout, Bluefish, Sheepshead, Cobia, Black Drum, Spanish Mackerel, and more. Your catch can be cleaned at the dock and will cost you extra.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 400
    up to 3 persons
    This trip can be inshore or nearshore. Targeted species are Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Sheepshead, Spanish Mackerel, and more. Your catch can be cleaned at the dock and will cost you extra.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    21 hours trip, starts at 3:30 PM
    US$ 400
    up to 3 persons
    This trip can be inshore or nearshore and will target the afternoon bite. Targeted species are Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Sheepshead, Spanish Mackerel, and more. Your catch can be cleaned at the dock and will cost you extra. Departure time is flexible.
  • Private trip
    Night
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    3 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US$ 400
    up to 3 persons
    Monster trout feed at night or we can go for a shark!
  • Private trip
    Two Hour Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 hours trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    US$ 300
    up to 3 persons
    This this is great if you have a limited amount of time but need to get you fishing fix.Your targeted species will beTrout, Redfish, and Flounder. Your catch can be cleaned at the dock and will cost you extra. The trip can leave in the early evening to catch the evening bite of Flounder, Redfish, or Trout.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

  Flounder
  Redfish
  Sheepshead
  Spanish Mackerel

  Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Hewes (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2007. Powered by a 225HP Yamaha VMAX engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Handline

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date.
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 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

About the Captain

Michael Willis
Morehead City, North Carolina, United States
Member since May 2017
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Captain Michael has been on the water ever since he was a little boy. Fishing with his family has always been something to look forward to, and he made sure he took every chance he had to get on a boat. Over the years, he realized his true calling was to be a captain, so he started his own business in order to share that love and passion with like minded anglers. Michael loves topwater fishing for Trout.
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

Morehead City Fishing Calendar

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