Native Son Guide Service

36 reviews
In demand!

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
    $650
    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
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $550
    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
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 15 - Sep 10
    $450
    up to 4 persons
    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 15 - Sep 15
    $450
    up to 4 persons
    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
Angler's Choice
5 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
36 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!

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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
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
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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.93
out of 5 stars from 36 reviews
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
94%
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John R.
Nicholasville, KY
 5.00
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   July 23, 2019
Got to the pick up spot this morning and met up with Captain Mike. Mike had already caught the bait for the day and we were...
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Chris S.
Wallingford, VT
 5.00
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We where early and so was Capt. Mike, 1 Hour early departure.

VERIFIED   June 28, 2019
Could not have scripted a better day. Captain Mike kept us on fish the whole trip. The shark was my special request for...
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Tony W.
Charlotte, NC
 5.00
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Full day trip

VERIFIED   August 22, 2019
Mike suggested a day earlier as weather getting worse and he had a free slot. Some time off shore and then behind the islands....
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Len W.
Sanford, NC
 5.00
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August fishing trip

VERIFIED   August 6, 2019
Capt mike was very knowledgeable, great attitude, and did all that he could to put us on the fish, he was a super nice guy...
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Douglas W.
Apex, NC
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September fishing trip

VERIFIED   September 27, 2019
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