Native Son Guide Service

out of 5 stars from 17 reviews See all 17 reviews
Carolina Boulevard
Topsail Beach NC, United States

Native Son Guide Service specializes in fishing trips in Topsail Beach and anywhere from Swansboro down to the Mouth of the Cape Fear. Captain Michael and his crew catch a variety of species indigenous to the area. They welcome anglers of all skill levels but especially enjoy watching children reeling in their first fish.

Capt. Michael comes from a family of fishermen who owned Old Topsail. He grew up fishing the area and can show his guests the best grounds. With him, you will be able to taste fishing with a local like a local.

When Native Son Guide Service is concerned, every fishing trip is all about you. Capt. Michal will help you decide what Is best for the weather conditions and the tides. If you want, you can begin your day by catching bait and sit in the creeks for Flounder and Red and Black Drum. You can troll for Kingfish and Spanish Mackerel.

If you wish, you could venture right out of the Inlet to go for Sharks of Black Bass. You could spend your day going after Cobia, Bonito, False Albacore, and Sheepshead. The opportunities abound!

All trips come inclusive with the tackle by Crowder rods and Quantum reels, along with Accurate reels for bottom fishing and trolling and Sage fly rods. A fish cleaning service is also available at no extra cost. You will have to bring your own snacks and drinks with you if you want.

Capt. Michael will take you, your friends, or family aboard his 22’ Lake and Bay boat. Built in 2010, this spacious fishing machine comes powered by a single 250 HP Suzuki engine and is outfitted with the latest technologies for a productive day out.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 600
    up to 4 persons
    This full-day trip allows you all the time in the world to get as many great catches as possible. You will be fishing for Seabass, Sharks, Mackerel, Drum, and many more.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 500
    up to 4 persons
    Add a few more hours to your time on the water. Sit in the creeks for Flounder and Drum. Head a bit further out for Spanish and King Mackerel. Check the bite for Cobia or target Sharks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US$ 400
    up to 4 persons
    This half-day trip is a great opportunity to introduce your kids to fishing. You will be able to stay close to shore or head a bit further out, depending on the weather and the tides. The list of your potential catches includes Redfish, Flounder, Mackerel, and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    US$ 400
    up to 4 persons
    This afternoon/evening trip will take you fishing for a large variety of species, including but not limited to Sharks, Black Seabass, Redfish, Flounder, Black Drum, and more. You will be provided with the finest tackle depending on your type of fishing.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Grouper (Gag)

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

Shark (Blacktip)
Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Lake and Bay (Bay boat) originally built in 2010. Powered by a 250HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

22 ft
4 persons

Types of Fishing

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

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 14 days before the trip date.
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:
American Express

About the Captain

Michael Oppegaard
Topsail Beach, North Carolina, United States
Member since January 2018
Captain Michael Oppegaard comes from a fishing family. His grandparents owned a “fish camp” on Lea Island (Old Topsail) before WWII so the family ties started before the island was even developed. Michael’s grandfather expanded the Sound Pier only three years after he purchased it in 1963. The family ran it successfully for four decades. So saying that Michael grew up with a fishing pole in his hand would be an understatement!
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Topsail Beach Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.92 out of 5 stars from 17 reviews

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My husband my son and I ventured out out with Capt Mike for a great day of fishing. Mike was very friendly, knowledgable and worked very hard to make sure we caught fish. We would highly recommend Native Son Guide and Service if you are in this area and will use again when we return !!! Thank you Mike !!!!

Fished July 17, 2018
Michael Oppegaard (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 21, 2018
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The water was extremely warm, ocean was really rough, we stayed in the sound, was beautiful scenery, everyone caught some fish, flounder, black bass, croakers, etc. Great time, will definitely book again with captain Mike Oppegard

Fished July 3, 2018
Michael Oppegaard (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 21, 2018
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Fishing with captain Mike was like fishing with an old friend. We met at the launch jumped in the boat and went fishing. Mike is very friendly and willing to share his fishing experience in easy to understand terms. We went out for six hours and caught fish everywhere Mike said we would. sea bass, snappers, croaker, King Mackerel, sharks, and Mahi- mahi. We even had a shot at schooling False Albacore just for fun. Lots of fun and well worth the trip.

Fished July 2, 2018
Michael Oppegaard (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 21, 2018
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