Flatland Charters

Flatland Charters operates out of the famous sportfishing town of Hatteras, NC. This area is known for its skilled guides and huge fish, and Captain Ross is determined to prove the rumors right! Spend your day battling inshore favorites like Redfish, Trout, and Flounder, with plenty of other species showing up over the course of the year.

You will be fishing aboard a 23’ Carolina Skiff loaded with everything you’ll need for the perfect day on the water. The boat is equipped with GPS and fishfinder to get your locked onto the biggest fish, and she has a livewell full of fresh live bait for when you find them.

With anything from Bluefish to Weakfish and Cobia to Clams on the menu depending on your trip, you’ll need a variety of equipment to match the huge range of species. That’s exactly what you get, with the option to spin, drift, troll, and jig your day away.

Clamming trips are great for families and kids. They focus on bagging as many of these tasty shellfish as possible while having a great time doing so.

All Flatland Charters trips come with tackle, bait, and fishing licenses included. All you need to bring is some food and drinks to keep you going. Captain Ross can show you where to get your fish filleted at the end of the trip too. So remember to bring a big cooler to haul it all home in!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    up to 4 persons
    Spend the whole day on the water, targeting the best range of species to head home with a huge haul of delicious fish! Depending on the time of year and the weather, you could be fishing for Trout, Redfish, Flounder, Cobia, Bluefish, Weakfish, Spanish Mackerel, and more.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $325
    up to 1 person
    + $25
    each additional person
    Spend the morning targeting a range of great-tasting and hard-fighting fish, depending on weather and seasons. Species include Trout, Redfish, Flounder, Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, and more.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $325
    up to 1 person
    + $25
    each additional person
    Spend the afternoon battling inshore game fish like Redfish and Trout, as well as some delicious Flounder and seasonal specialties like Cobia and Bluefish.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip - Clam (AM) NO FISHING
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $200
    up to 4 persons
    Spend the morning out on the water on this fun and productive clamming trip. Bag yourself a ton of tasty clams and have a great time doing so. Start time can be flexible depending on other bookings. This trip does not include rod and reel fishing, just clamming.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip - Clam (PM) NO FISHING
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $200
    up to 4 persons
    Head out onto the water and get into it too! Splash about on this family-friendly clamming trip, heading out to bag some tasty clams for dinner. This trip does not include conventional fishing, just clamming. Trip times are flexible depending on other bookings on the day.

About the Captain

Ross Kingery
Hatteras, North Carolina, United States
Angler's Choice
30 Fishing Reports
42 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since January 2018
Captain Ross has grown up in Hatteras since he was 12 years old. Starting at a young age, captain Ross started working on local charter boats and learning new skills every day. Before long, he started operating his own skiff and learning the waters of the Pamlico Sound. Captain Ross welcomes anglers of any age or experience level aboard his boat and is happy to teach new anglers or work with your preferences if you're a pro.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bluefish Bluefish
Clam Clam
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder

Redfish Redfish
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Weakfish Weakfish

Boat Specs

Carolina Skiff (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2004. Powered by a 115HP Yamaha Four Stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.85
out of 5 stars from 42 reviews
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
95%
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Ashley L.
Boston, MA
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Excellent and flexible Captain, tons of fish!

VERIFIED   July 19, 2019
We somehow got mixed up and ended up running super late, Captain Ross was very flexible and laid back. We ended up having a...
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Sunny F.
Winder, GA
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Half Day with Captain Ross

VERIFIED   July 17, 2019
Mr Ross couldn’t have made our day any better!  My husband and I took our two boys out with Captain Ross and every single...
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Justin H.
Des Moines, IA
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Half Day Trip with Captain Ross

VERIFIED   June 25, 2019
Thanks again to Captain Ross of the Bushwhacker. He took my 7 year old son and I out for a half day. We caught 19 Blue Fish....
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Lewis Center, OH
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Great day of fishing

VERIFIED   June 17, 2019
Captain Ross was great and put us on the fish.  Even better was his help with my daughter who got sea sick.  We first...
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Carrie M.
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Clamming trip with Captain Ross

VERIFIED   August 6, 2019
We want to thank Captain Ross for a beautiful day of Clamming and Shelling. My three teenagers and myself loved it! We got...
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