Reel Cranky Charters specializes in nearshore and offshore fishing in North Carolina. Captain Steven cannot wait to get you, your friends, family, or fishing buddies on the water!

Join Reel Cranky Charters for a fun day out. Troll the nearshore waters up to 10 miles out for Bluefish, King Mackerel, and Spanish Mackerel. Bottom fish for Seabass, Grouper, Pink Snapper, Vermilion Snapper, Jack Almaco, Triggerfish, Porgy, and many reef species within the 25 miles from the shore. Or head up to 40 miles out and combine both!

Explore the Atlantic Ocean aboard the “Reel Cranky”. She is a 2016 24’ Robalo center console with a single 300 HP Yama outboard engine. The Reel Cranky is outfitted with tastes navigational electronics and other professional accessories. There is plenty of space aboard for up to five anglers to fish in comfort and style. Plus, there is a toilet - a much-needed thing when spending your day on the water.

All trips come with quality rods, reels, tackle, bait, and lures. You won’t have to worry about getting a license either, the captain got you covered. Just bring your own food and drinks, and step onboard!

Whether you want to have a go at bottom fishing or test yourself in trolling, your captain will work hard to make sure you learn a thing or two and have a productive and memorable day on the water. Reel Cranky Charters is your best choice for an ultimate Atlantic fishing experience!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day offshore PM
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $950
    fish for king Mackeral, Mahi Mahi when available, grouper, Snapper, sea bass, porgies and more this is an excellent trip and produces very well
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $950
    This trip combines the full and half day and lets you get out a little further (up to 30 miles out) to get into deeper water where there are a lot more fish! Target Seabass, Snapper, Grouper, King Mackerel, and many more. Trolling can also be arranged.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Offshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $700
    This trip is 5 hours but we will be going out to 15 miles from shore. Trolling or bottom fishing customers preference. Things you will have an opportunity to catch are Grouper, Snapper, Sea Bass, King Mackerel, and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Offshore (Late AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    $700
    This trip is 4 hours but you will be going out to 15 miles from shore. Trolling or bottom fishing based on your preference. The species you will have an opportunity to catch are Grouper, Snapper, Sea Bass, King Mackerel, and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Offshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $700
    Same as the morning trip just leaving at 2 pm. Troll for Spanish Mackerel, Kings, Cobia, Amberjack, and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Nearshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 10 - Oct 15
    $600
    Spend 4 hours trolling for Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, as well as Bonito (when in season).
  • Private trip
    Half Day Nearshore (AM) (copy)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 10 - Oct 15
    $600
    Spend 4 hours trolling for Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, as well as Bonito (when in season).
  • Private trip
    Half Day Nearshore (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Oct 15
    $600
    Head out later in the day and spend the afternoon fishing for Bluefish and Spanish Mackerel. This is a great trip for anglers of all ages and skill levels and makes for a great introduction to the world of saltwater fishing.
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About the Captain

Steven Davis
Sneads Ferry, North Carolina, United States
31 Fishing Reports
47 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since May 2017
I am a retired United States Marine that has been fishing off the coast of North Carolina for over 10 years. My father got me into fishing as a young boy in the State of Michigan, there we fished for King Salmon and Walleye. I have to say I became a fisherman because of my dad and was hooked the first time I went. I moved to NC in 1996 and started fishing offshore and have to tell you I have been hooked on it ever since.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Bluefish Bluefish
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)

Jack (Almaco) Jack (Almaco)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Snapper (Vermilion) Snapper (Vermilion)

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Triggerfish (Gray) Triggerfish (Gray)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Robalo (Center console) originally built in 2018. Powered by 2 300HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

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 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal

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

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
89%
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John C.
Fouke, AR
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"Reel Pros," took care of Salt Water Rookies

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Offshore (AM) on July 5, 2021
Reel Cranky communicated before the trip to learn about us. My son and I love to fish, but are Salt Water Rookies. Reel Cranky...
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Sophia, NC
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3/4 day trip with Captain Matt

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip (AM) on September 13, 2021
We got a late start from the start but captain Matt did everything he could to make up the time. He put us on the fish very...
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Richlands, NC
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Half Day

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Offshore (PM) on June 16, 2021
Had a blast with Friend’s and family 1st time out sea fishing would recommend 3/4 to full day. Still it was a great time....
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Tara K.
Loysville, PA
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AM trip on July 21,2021

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Offshore (AM) on July 21, 2021
Had a great time!  Captain was fantastic!  Gave lots of instruction and patience. Will definitely book again when in North...
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David S.
Jacksonville, NC
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A great birthday

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Offshore (AM) on May 23, 2021
This was for my son’s birthday and both the captain and mate were outstanding!
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FAQs about Reel Cranky Charters

Reel Cranky Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $600 per group - Half Day Nearshore (AM) (copy) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - Half Day Nearshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - Half Day Nearshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - Half Day Trip – Offshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - Half Day Trip – Offshore (Late AM) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - Half Day Trip – Offshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • $950 per group - 3/4 Day offshore PM (6 hours)
  • $950 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (AM) (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Reel Cranky Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Spacious and easy to access)
  • GPS (Two units)
  • Fishfinder (Two units)
  • Live Bait Well (If live bait is available)
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box (Keeps your drinks cool while fishing )

Trips booked with Reel Cranky Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (If available)
  • Lures
  • First Mate (Works for tips 15 to 20 percent of charter )
  • Fishing License (You do not need a fishing license you are covered )

Reel Cranky Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing (Trolling)
  • Offshore Fishing (Trolling, bottom fishing)
  • Reef Fishing (Bottom fishing )
  • Wreck Fishing (Bottom fishing and trolling)

Reel Cranky Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Reel Cranky Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Bluefish
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Jack (Almaco)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Snapper (Vermilion)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Triggerfish (Gray)
  • Wahoo