Poacher Sportfishing

Poacher Sportfishing specializes in inshore fishing trips around the waters of Outer Banks. Whether you are a seasoned angler, or a novice fisherman, there is room for you aboard Captain Devin’s boat.

Captain Devin has been fishing his whole life. Spending his time in the local marina fishing, he’s mastered the trade, and knows how to put you on fish. He and his first mate will welcome you aboard 42’ Bruno boat made for offshore sport fishing. Up to six anglers can come along, and in summer months, it’s ideal for kids.

Captain Devin runs shorter trips that kids enjoy, as it gives them a chance to see how fishing works, how fish bite, and how drag screams. The boat is equipped with a flybridge, fighting chair, and outriggers. It also has a toilet, the required safety equipment, a live bait well, and an ice box.

You can stay inshore and fish for Striped Bass, Redfish, Cobia, Spanish Mackerel and Kingfish. You can also head a bit further out and get to Mahi Mahi, Barracuda, Little Tunny, or Amberjack. If you’re lucky, you might even see a Shark or two, or watch as turtles swim by. There are myriads of wrecks lying on the ocean floor, and also home to a lot of fish.

You can troll, spin, or jig, use light or heavy tackle, whichever you like better. Families will have a great time catching a variety of species, and can store their catch in the ice box, and later have a tasty family dinner.

The fishing gear is waiting for you onboard, along with live bait, and lures. The first mate will help out so that you have an enjoyable day on the water. Bring sunscreen,  a camera, take some snacks and drinks, and come where the action takes place!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    Rise and shine! Captain Devin will take you out on the water to go after some nice fish. If you have kids, bring them along, they're just going to love it. You'll set out just before 7:00 a.m. and come back around 11:30 p.m. The captain will supply you with rods, reels, tackle, and live bait. Bring sunscreen, a cap, take snacks and drinks, and enjoy!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    $600
    If you want to give your kids a trip to remember, why not take them fishing with Captain Devin? He and his first mate will make your outing memorable. The gear will wait for you onboard, and you'll get lures and live bait. Kids love this trip - it's just the right time, it's fast and fun. The boat is comfortable and lets you fish with precision. Summer time may be the best time to take your little ones out, grab snacks, drinks, sun protection and come along.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,275
    If you're a serious fisherman, this full day trip is the one for you. You'll go fishing inshore for a whole day. The captain and first mate will accommodate you and your fellow anglers, and you will have eight and a half hours to yourselves to catch the likes of Kingfish, Redfish, Striped Bass. The gear is on the boat, along with lures and live bait. Bring snacks and drinks, and come along.
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About the Captain

Devin Cage
Nags Head, North Carolina, United States
90 Fishing Reports
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278 Customer reviews
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Member since May 2017
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Captain Devin grew up fishing the Outer Banks of NC. He has also fished professionally all over the world, Africa, Panama, Costa Rica, Mexico, Bahamas just to name a few places. Since 1993, he's been running inshore trips on his charter boat Poacher out of Oregon Inlet Fishing Center. I've fished my whole life and still get excited from a bite whether it's a Spanish mackerel or a large cobia. I especially enjoy the families I take with small children seeing them running to the rods in a good bite!

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia

Boat specs

Bruno (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1980. Powered by a 450HP 450 cummins engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 18 knots.

Length
42 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 14 days days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 278 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
89%
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Brad L.
Waynesboro, PA
Excellent
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
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5.0 / 5
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Half day trips

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on August 20, 2022
Great half day trip! Ribbon fish were biting. Grabbed 23 ribbon fish(best tasting fish ever) and an albacore in the first hour....
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Sian B.
PERKIOMENVLLE, PA
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Devin

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 8, 2022
I would highly recommend Devlin and the Poacher. We did a half day AM trip and had a great time catching ribbon fish. The first...
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Kevin K.
Frederick, MD
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
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Great Day On the Water

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Inshore on August 15, 2022
POACHER, highly recommended boat, Captain and first mate. Captain Devin put us on the fish from the start, literally...
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Bob D.
Riverton, NJ
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on August 23, 2022
I’m not a person that usually writes reviews. But I’m going to this time. Captain Devin and his Mate Nick put us on the...
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Greg T.
Brookfield, IL
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Half day trip on Poacher

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 8, 2022
Captain Devin and first mate Nick were awesome. They led us to a bunch of Spanish Mackerel to start, then out to deeper water...
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FAQs about Poacher Sportfishing

Poacher Sportfishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $600 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $1,275 per group - Full Day Trip - Inshore (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Poacher Sportfishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Poacher Sportfishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Poacher Sportfishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Poacher Sportfishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Poacher Sportfishing include:
  • Amberjack
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bluefish
  • Cobia
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Spanish Mackerel