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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!



About the Captain

Steven Davis
Sneads Ferry, North Carolina, United States
31 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
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) Gag Grouper

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
Trolling
Offshore Fishing
Trolling, bottom fishing
Reef Fishing
Bottom fishing
Wreck Fishing
Bottom fishing and trolling

Fishing techniques

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

Amenities

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

Trip includes

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

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
Love having the kids aboard
You Keep Catch
You keep the catch
Catch and Release Allowed
You can release fish if you desire

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
American Express
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 43 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (63)
3\/4 day trip with Captain Matt
AM trip on July 21,2021
Fishing with Steven
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
89%
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John C.
Fouke, AR
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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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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William G.
Hampstead, North Carolina
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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3/4 Day Trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) on September 1, 2020
Captain Davis and his team, Captain Dan and first mate Zack met us at the boat and was ready. We departed on time. Dan and...
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Billy W.
Sophia, NC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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3/4 day trip with Captain Matt

VERIFIED   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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Nick W.
Richlands, NC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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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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Janet K.
Sanford, NC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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4 hour near shore with Cap. Mark and Matt Aug 2, ‘19

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Nearshore (PM) on August 1, 2019
My family of 5, 3 boys ,17-22, had a wonderful experience with these guys. Captain Steve was wonderful with all communication...
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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) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - Half Day Nearshore (AM) (copy) (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
  • Radar

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