Waterdog Guide Service

Waterdog Guide Service welcomes you aboard for a day of great fishing, combing the inlets and shallow bays for top inshore species like Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, Jacks, Bluefish, and more. All this while enjoying and learning about this beautiful part of the world.

You will be spending the day aboard Captain Tom Roller’s 19’ Pathfinder flats boat. The vessel was built in 2010 and has tons of deck space, allowing groups of three anglers to enjoy fishing without fighting each other for elbow room. The vessel also boasts a top speed of 50 knots, getting you to the best spots before you even realize you have left the dock!

The vessel is equipped with GPS and fishfinder to sound out the murky waters beneath your feet, a trolling motor to stalk silently through the shallows, and a live bait tank to tempt in even the fussiest of fish. The boat is specifically designed for getting into the skinniest of waters, meaning no fish is ever out of reach.

Trips range from four to eight hours, each tailored to suit your wishes. Captain Tom is happy to welcome anglers of any age or experience level aboard, and will talk you through all the techniques he has developed over his long career as a guide. You will be provided with quality light and fly tackle and while Captain Tom specializes in using lures, he will happily provide you with bait is that is more your style.

So whether you are after a short morning catching Trout with the kids, or a full day battling big Bull Reds in search of a personal record-breaker, you can trust Captain Tom to take you to the best spots around and to always have a trick up his sleeve if the bite drops off.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    Spend the whole day on the water, targeting Redfish, Flounder, Spanish Mackerel, Speckled Trout, and more.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    The extra couple of hours allow for even better hook-ups of Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    All our inshore trips utilize the tide so departure times vary - we target primarily Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel and whatever fish are running seasonally.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $400
    Spend the afternoon targeting Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, Bluefish, Spanish Mackerel and whatever fish are running seasonally.

About the Captain

Tom Roller
Atlantic Beach, North Carolina, United States
11 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since September 2017
As a lifelong outdoorsman, I am drawn to the water through my love not just of the outdoors, but for the conservation of our natural resources, and my philosophy that guides are teachers and stewards. Simply put, I am a guide because I want to share my love of the ocean and estuaries with others.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bluefish Bluefish
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)

Redfish Redfish
Seabass (Black) Seabass (Black)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Pathfinder (Flats boat) originally built in 2010. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
19 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Fly 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
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 60 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 60 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
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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September fishing trip

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on September 6, 2020
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VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on July 5, 2020
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Hurdle Mills, NC
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 17, 2018
Put me on fish AND taught like he really wanted me to be successful in the future.  Great guy to hang out with on a boat...
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VERIFIED   August 5, 2021
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Clemmons, NC
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Fishing with Tom

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on April 5, 2018
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FAQs about Waterdog Guide Service

Waterdog Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group, additional $25 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $25 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $25 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $25 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Waterdog Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Waterdog Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Waterdog Guide Service offers the following type of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing

Waterdog Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Waterdog Guide Service include:
  • Bluefish
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout