Native Son Guide Service

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

Amberjack
Bonito
Flounder
Grouper (Gag)

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Little Tunny (False Albacore)
Redfish
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.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
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
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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

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

About the Captain

Michael Oppegaard
Topsail Beach, North Carolina, United States
Member since January 2018
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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%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.90
out of 5 stars from 26 reviews
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96%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
96%
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Half day trip with Captain Mike

June 19, 2018
Spent a great (hot) afternoon with Mike. As a freshwater bass angler, he knows I am more interested in having something pull...
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Shrub Sperry
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Half day trip with captain mike

June 24, 2018
Man let me tell you,  I always thought captain crunch was my favorite captain but that was before I met captain mike....
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Michael Pierro
Sanford, North Carolina
 5.00
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Fishing What Great!!

VERIFIED   July 2, 2018
Fishing with captain Mike was like fishing with an old friend. We met at the launch jumped in the boat and went fishing. Mike...
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Angelo Rossi
Coats, North Carolina
 5.00
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Time well spent

April 12, 2018
Capt Mike makes the most of your time. Service is in the name and he lives up to that in every aspect of your experience with...
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Nicky Purves
Chapel Hill, NC
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Half Day charter with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   August 9, 2018
We had a great charter with Captain Mike.  He knew where to find the fish, both trolling for mackerel and the bottom feeders....
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