Salty Roots Fishing

6338 Oleander Dr
Wilmington NC, United States

Salty Roots Fishing invites you on a fishing trip of a lifetime with an experienced and fun captain in the waters of Wilmington, North Carolina. Captain Scott has fished his waters his whole life, and as a native, he is able to provide a truly unique experience. Scott fishes year round, with waters of Wilmington bursting with inshore and offshore fish just waiting to bite!

Enjoy a day of nearshore fishing for Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish in the Spring, King Mackerel in the Fall, or go offshore for Black Seabass, Snapper, Grouper, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and Triggerfish if you want lots of fish. Alternatively, hook up a Flounder, Spotted Seatrout or Red Drum while fishing on these bountiful inshore waters.

Fishing is done aboard a beautiful 23’ Regulator Marine center console, originally built in 1999 and restored in 2018. Powered by twin 150 HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 39 knots, the boat slices through all sorts of weather and is comfortable on the ride out. It can accommodate up to four guests on offshore trips, and up to three on inshore trips.

The vessel has a t-top for shade, which comes in very handy when fishing in the Summer season; life jackets for adults and kids, a livewell for bait, a set of downriggers for trolling, twin GPS units of Garmin 740 & Garmin 741, and a fishfinder all used to locate the best fishing spots.

Salty Roots Fishing carries nothing but the best when it comes to fishing gear - their rods and reels are all Shimano and Penn, they have a wide variety of tackle and live and artificial bait. Once you return to the marina, Captain Scott will clean and fillet your fish so you can make a lovely dinner out of it. Trust us, there is no better feeling than eating your own catch! Enjoy!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Offshore
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    9 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 900
    up to 4 persons
    This is a trolling and bottom fishing trip that lasts nine hours and will allow you to target a variety of species such as Kingfish, Triggerfish, Grouper, Snapper (in season only), Tuna, Black Seabass, Bluefish, Mahi Mahi, and lots more. This trip will take you out to about 25 nautical miles offshore.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Offshore
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 600
    up to 4 persons
    This half day trip to the offshore waters is six hours long in order to give you enough time to get to the offshore spots and reefs where you can bottom fish. Targeted species include Grouper, Snapper, Triggerfish, Spanish Mackerel, and King Mackerel. On this trip, you will go out to about 20 miles offshore.
  • Private trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 375
    up to 4 persons
    This trip is for up to 4 guest and will target False Albacore, Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel and King Mackerel.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Inshore (MAX 4)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 350
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This is an inshore charter targeting Redfish, Flounder and Trout in the shallow waters of Wilmington.
  • Shared trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 hours trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    US$ 85
    per person
    2 persons minimum
    This is a UNIQUE opportunity for friends and families alike to stroll the pristine waterways of SE NC. You will be able to visit several Oyster Farms and get out of the boat to sample oysters on the half shell. Wine pairing available. It is truly a unique trip offered by no other captains in this area. Book full boat (up to 6) for $300 or book singles for $85/person (min 2). Families of 4 $260 but ride might be shared. Flounder rods will be on board but focus is on natural waters and oyster farming.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Little Tunny (False Albacore)
Seabass (Black)
Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel

Triggerfish (Gray)
Tuna (Albacore)

Boat Specs

Regulator Marine (Center console) originally built in 1999, and restored in 2018. Powered by 2 150HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 39 knots.

23 ft
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting


Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


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:

About the Captain

Scott Burrell
Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
Member since July 2017
Captain Scott was born and raised in Wilmington, North Carolina. He grew up fishing with his family and has spent 36 years on these waters. Scott likes to fish for Flounder and Gag Grouper, and enjoyed casting in the inshore waters and offshore jigging.
Response time: 3 hours
Response rate: 100%

Wilmington Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

5 out of 5 stars from 4 reviews

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Captain Dave was great, he got us on some fish and we had an awesome time! Highly recommend!

Fished June 30, 2018
Scott Burrell (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 2, 2018

Thanks for the review and we look forward to your next trip!

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Great experience.  Highly recommended

Fished June 9, 2018
Scott Burrell (The Captain)
Replied to this review on June 10, 2018

Thank you for your review. Hope to see you again soon.

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Fished September 3, 2017
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