Poacher Sportfishing

116 reviews
In demand!

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
    Full Day Trip - Inshore
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $1,200
    price breakdown
    $1,200
    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.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $575
    price breakdown
    $575
    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 and come back around 11.30. 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 12:00 PM
    $575
    price breakdown
    $575
    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.
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About the Captain

Devin Cage
Nags Head, North Carolina, United States
Angler's Choice
63 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
116 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2017
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
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Bass (Striped) Bass (Striped)
Bluefish Bluefish

Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Little Tunny (False Albacore) Little Tunny (False Albacore)

Redfish Redfish
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

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
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Flybridge

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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

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

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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.83
out of 5 stars from 116 reviews
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Experience
Near Shore on Poacher
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
98%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
89%
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Jody S.
Moneta, VA
 5.00
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The Storm Didn’t Rain on Us.

VERIFIED   NEW  October 24, 2020
With a half day booked from months ago we were two days away with a hurricane about 650 miles off of the coast.  I didn’t...
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Faye W.
Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
 5.00
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Morning charter with Captain Devin and Ross

VERIFIED   NEW  October 24, 2020
This was the best! I’ve been on charters before but this is so personal… not a million other people packed on to a...
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Jack B.
Annapolis, Maryland
 5.00
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Awesome Half day in-shore trip

VERIFIED   August 11, 2020
What a fun morning this turned out to be! Knowing mid-summer is never a huge fishing time… capt and the first mate did...
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Shannon J.
Greencastle, PA
 4.67
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Half day near shore with Captain Devin and Ross

VERIFIED   July 11, 2020
If you’re like me and wondering if the cost of a half day trip is worth the experience then trust this skeptic and go. I...
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Benjamin R.
Bethesda, MD
 5.00
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Half Day Trip With Captain Devin

VERIFIED   August 12, 2020
This trip was unreal! Captain Devin knew exactly how to put us on the fish and the first mate worked non stop to help us bring...
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Fishing Reports

Still getting them! Open dates next week

October 24, 2020

Albacores, Spanish mackerel,bluefish, ribbon fish sea mullet and a few king mackerel are still being lalanded here out of Oregon inlet fishing center in nags head. Half day trips have been producing good catches. Lets go!! Read Full Report →


Still getting it done! New report oct 6

October 07, 2020

Still getting out into the ocean between storms and hooking up! False albacores to 8lbs, Spanish mackerel,ribbon fish and a scattered blue fish. Striper season opened in the sound with 2 per person. I look for king mackerel catches… Read Full Report →