Captain Froggy's Charter Fishing

Captain Froggy’s Charter Fishing is a sought after charter located in Wanchese, NC. Captain Froggy provides professional fishing trips that sell as hotcakes. If you want to place your bet on one charter to take you out and turn your day into a great fishing adventure, book your spot.

Wanchese overlooks some of the finest fishing spots in the area. Pamlico Sound lies nearby, and the waters of the Atlantic Ocean are a boat ride away. This means that Capt. Froggy knows how to put you on a variety of fish.

You’ll go fishing aboard a 25’ Carolina Skiff center console that can take up to 6 people. It is powered by a 250 HP Suzuki 4 Stroke engine and can reach speeds of up to 35 knots. In its lifetime, “Here Fishy Fishy” has taken numerous customers out on the water and provided memorable fishing excursions to many kids.

The boat is rigged with the standard safety and navigational equipment, and also has a flybridge, live bait well, and an icebox. For more precision, it is equipped with outriggers and downriggers. Whether you want to troll for Spanish Mackerel or cast a jig for Redfish and Flounder, Capt. Froggy knows how to go about it. He’s also a grandfather of 9 and simply adores when kids come along.

Depending on the season and fish biting, you will encounter the likes of Striped Bass, Amberjack, Mahi Mahi, Speckled Trout, Flounder, Redfish. Cobia and Tuna are not an uncommon sight. These fish swim at different distances from the shore, and that will determine what you’ll catch. One thing is sure, though – this charter is a safe choice wherever you fish.

When you step aboard, you’ll be greeted by the captain and his first mate. You’ll get rods, reels and tackle, lures, and live bait. No need to worry about the license, it’s been taken care of.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 31
    $750
    On this 6-hour trip, you'll go out to no more than 20 miles in the ocean, which will depend on the weather. You'll head out to catch Amberjack, Dolphin, King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, and other ones that swim around. You'll have more time for fishing, gear on board, and a professional crew.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM) – Nearshore
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 31
    $450
    This trip takes place in the ocean. You normally stay relatively close to the shore, and target Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, Cobia, and Redfish. It provides variety, so if that suits you, this might be just the perfect morning action. The gear is on board, pack your stuff, and come along.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM) – Shark Fishing
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 31
    $450
    This trip takes you out to the ocean. You'll target many species of Shark. Since most are protected, it is catch and release only, unless we are fortunate enough to catch Cobia along the way. It is great fun, good hard fights, and often lots of action.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM) – Nearshore
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 31
    $450
    A bit later start time, but still plenty of bite. You head out to the ocean, and usually target Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, Cobia, and Redfish. If you only have 4 hours and still want some variety of fish, this is an excellent match. No need to bring the gear, it's waiting for you on board.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (Evening) – Red Drum
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Sep 15 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $400
    You will fish in the evening until around sunset for large Red Drum. This is the best time of day to catch them generally using cut bait in the sound or on the sandbar in the inlet. It is catch and release, fish normally range from 30 to 50 inches, and weigh up to 70 pounds.
  • Private trip
    Evening Inshore Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 4:30 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $400
    Bet the heat and enjoy some prime time fishing. This trip is ideal for folks who don't want to bake in the sun during the hot part of the day. You'll focus your efforts on Trout, Red Drum, Sheepshead.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM) – Inshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 31
    $375
    Fishing in the sound for Flounder, Redfish, Trout, and bottom fish. Great trip for kids. If you want to gift them with an interesting morning action, this trip might be just what you need. The gear is onboard, and licence covered, so bring your necessities and hop on.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM) – Inshore
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 31
    $375
    If you want to have a later start, this trip allows just that. But, it also provides plenty of fishing opportunities. It's great for kids, especially if they want to try out fishing. You don't need to worry about the gear nor the license, just bring your camera, necessities, and hop on. Then go fishing in the sound for Redfish, Trout, Flounder, and bottom fish.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Inshore Trip (Evening)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 4:30 PM
    $300
    Inshore fishing for Trout, Redfish, Sheephead, or bottom fish. It's a fantastic option if you'd like to take your kids fishing.
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About the Captain

Froggy Thornton
Manteo, North Carolina, United States
Angler's Choice
7 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
225 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since June 2017
Born and raised right here in coastal North Carolina. I have fished ever since I was old enough to walk. Fishing and hunting are my passion, and I am blessed to be able to do it as a living. I am a grandfather of 9 and love kids. There is nothing like seeing the smile on a kid's face when they catch a fish.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Bass (Striped)
Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Little Tunny (False Albacore) Little Tunny (False Albacore)
Redfish Redfish
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)

Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Weakfish Weakfish

Boat Specs

Carolina skiff (Center console) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 250HP Suzuki 4 stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

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

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

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 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

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Recent Fishing Reports

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May 4, 2021
Fishing action is getting hot lots of Red drum trout and whiting in the sound. In the ocean cobia and black drum are starting to show up
Water warming up and fishing getting hot
Water warming up and fishing getting hot
April 25, 2021
Water is finally starting to warm up and the fishing is to lots of red drum some nice trout starting to bite I love this time of year

Customer Reviews

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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
82%
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Joshua M.
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4 hr trip with capt froggy

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (AM) – Inshore on April 19, 2021
Capt froggy and first mate were great. Friendly and gave good fishing tips. Fishing was slow this morning but capt froggy wouldn’t...
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Kill Devil Hills, NC
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7/9/20 Half Day Trip with Capt. Froggy

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) – Inshore on July 9, 2020
If you are looking for a great captain that will work to put you on fish, look no further than Captain Froggy. If any of you...
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The captain canceled

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Rainy Day Friday

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) – Inshore on June 12, 2020
It was a heavy down pour and after some time not getting on fish in the sound (we paid for an inshore charter) Captain Froggy...
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Takoma Park, Maryland
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May fishing trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) – Inshore on May 20, 2020
Great trip. Weather wasn’t the best.. but the capt worked with us on changing the time. We had some keepers. Lots of bites!...
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FAQs about Captain Froggy's Charter Fishing

Captain Froggy's Charter Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $300 per group - 2 Hour Inshore Trip (Evening) (2 hours)
  • $375 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM) – Inshore (4 hours)
  • $375 per group - 4 Hour Trip (PM) – Inshore (4 hours)
  • $400 per group - 4 Hour Trip (Evening) – Red Drum (4 hours)
  • $400 per group - Evening Inshore Trip (4 hours)
  • $450 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM) – Nearshore (4 hours)
  • $450 per group - 4 Hour Trip (AM) – Shark Fishing (4 hours)
  • $450 per group - 4 Hour Trip (PM) – Nearshore (4 hours)
  • $750 per group - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Captain Froggy's Charter Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Captain Froggy's Charter Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License

Captain Froggy's Charter Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Captain Froggy's Charter Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing (Bring your own fly fishing gear)
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Captain Froggy's Charter Fishing include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bluefish
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Speckled Trout
  • Weakfish