Native Son Guide Service

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 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    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 (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $550
    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
    3/4 Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $550
    Spend the afternoon exploring the inshore waters for Flounder and Drum or ride out and fish for King and Spanish Mackerel. There's also the option of going for Cobia and Sharks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Sep 10
    $450
    A half day. These trips are perfect for adults with younger children.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Oct 31
    $450
    These are 4 hour trips. Perfect for Adults with younger children.
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About the Captain

Michael Oppegaard
Topsail Beach, North Carolina, United States
7 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
94 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
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!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Bonito Bonito
Flounder Flounder
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)

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

Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout 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
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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 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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
99%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
92%
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Wyatt K.
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Crappy weather, GREAT fishing

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (PM) on March 28, 2021
Cpt Mike was able to do what others cannot. One of the worst days of weather where you can still fish, cpt mike was able to...
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Jeffrey D.
Hampstead, North Carolina
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3/4 day wth Captain Mike

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip (AM) on September 8, 2020
We left out of Surf City at 7am on a beautiful,crisp September morning. First we left the inlet to troll for Spanish mackeral....
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Valerie A.
Chesterfield, VA
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AMAZING Half day trip with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on August 26, 2020
This was our families first charter fishing trip and we couldn’t have asked for a better Captain!! Captain Mike made our...
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Sanford, North Carolina
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on May 1, 2021
Hands down one of the best trips my Wife and I have been on! Capt Mike being a native was a very big plus for us, and it sure...
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Benson, NC
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Great Charter

VERIFIED   NEW  3/4 Day Trip (PM) on July 17, 2021
On a day when the bite was slow he still managed to put us on some great fish and shared some great tips and invaluable information.
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FAQs about Native Son Guide Service

Native Son Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $550 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $700 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Native Son Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well

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

Native Son Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Native Son Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Native Son Guide Service include:
  • Amberjack
  • Bonito
  • Flounder
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  • Redfish
  • Seabass (Black)
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout