Leverdrag Charters

If you’re thinking of North Carolina, excellent sportfishing, and a friendly captain who wants you to have a great fishing trip, you’re thinking Leverdrag Charters.

Hop aboard their 26’ Seafox center console, capable of holding 4 anglers comfortably at the same time. She’s powered by a 300 HP Yamaha engine, giving her enough juice to develop a cruising speed of 24 knots. Outriggers, downriggers, and a live bait well are available on board, to ensure your trolling can go without a hitch, so you can just focus on catching the fish.

The fish targeted on this charter are very varied, and you can pick out what fits your fishing style and desire. If you’re up for some shallow-water action, species such as Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, and others are available. For those who prefer the deep blue, you can go after King and Spanish Mackerel, Great Barracuda, Amberjack, Mahi Mahi, even a Sailfish if you come across one.

Captain Joe is a seasoned fishing veteran, and his preferred technique is trolling. He won’t shy away from other styles though, light and heavy tackle, drift fishing and spinning are all on the menu. The charter provides all the necessary fishing equipment. Customers are advised to bring sunscreen, a long-sleeved shirt, and polarized sunglasses.

Fish cleaning and filleting is available free of charge. A fishing license is included as well. There is no minimum age policy for children and Captain Joe encourages young anglers to come aboard. Pickup is available from hotels, but customers are advised to get in touch with the charter to confirm if pickup is available from their location.

The Captain and crew are fully vaccinated against Covid-19.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 7 - Oct 29
    US $450
    On this trip, you will be going up to 5 miles offshore. The targeted species are Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, False Albacore, possibly Sharks, and other fish you run into. All required equipment is provided by the charter.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Shark (Hammerhead)
    Hammerhead Shark
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Apr 7 - Oct 27
    US $450
    Join Captain Joe as he takes you fishing for Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, False Albacore, Sharks, and other species on this nearshore trip. The required equipment is supplied by the charter operator.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Shark (Hammerhead)
    Hammerhead Shark
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 15 - Nov 14
    US $750
    This fun near shore and offshore trip will take you fishing up to 10 miles off the coast. The targeted species are King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, bluefish , false albacore and maybe a slim possibility of a mahi . All equipment needed is provided by the charter....
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    Bluefish
    Bluefish
    Shark (Hammerhead)
    Hammerhead Shark
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 20 - Nov 15
    US $950
    Captain Joe will take you for some serious offshore sportfishing as you go up to 25 miles offshore. The species you will target are prestigious, such as Mahi Mahi, King Mackerel, Amberjack, Barracuda, Sailfish, and other larger species.
    Types of fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Deep Sea Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 247 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Great family trip
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Angler rating
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
94%
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Jaynean S.
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Father’s Day fishing trip a huge success

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 15, 2024
This Father’s Day, we had the pleasure of embarking on an unforgettable fishing trip with LeverDrag Charters, and it exceeded...
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Heather W.
Excellent
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Captain Joe is AWESOME!!!!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on May 18, 2024
If I could rate this Trip more than 5 stars, i most certainly would. I booked this trip months ago for my boyfriend and brother...
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Gus C.
Excellent
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Captain joe

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on July 6, 2024
Trip was great!!! We caught plenty of Spanish even caught 2 different sharks a hammer head and a sand bar shark. Captain joe...
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Scott F.
Excellent
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Great Early June Spanish Bite

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on May 31, 2024
Spent a great morning out with Capt. Joe for our 1st trip in Wrightsville Beach. Capt Joe met us on the dock and we left on...
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Charles E.
Excellent
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Trip of a lifetime!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on April 20, 2024
Capt. Joe was fantastic. He got us on fish in a matter of minutes, and it never stopped from there. My son (who had never caught...
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FAQs about Leverdrag Charters

Leverdrag Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $450 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $450 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $750 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • US $950 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Leverdrag Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS Dual Garmin units
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Leverdrag Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (menhaden or shad when ready available)
  • Lures (frozen ballyhoo or cigar minows)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fishing License

Leverdrag Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing (Half-Day and 3/4 Day Trips)
  • Offshore Fishing (3/4 Day and Full Day Trips)

Leverdrag Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Leverdrag Charters include:
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Bluefish
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  • Sailfish
  • Shark (Hammerhead)
  • Spanish Mackerel

Meet the Captain

Joe Currie
Wilmington, North Carolina, United States
23 Fishing Reports
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247 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since February 2018
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Hello,, I am Captain Joe Currie. Growing up in Wilmington N.C at the age of 10, I started fishing the waters of Wrightsville beach N.C., primarily off of johnny mercers fishing pier . At the age of 12 i started fishing the off shore waters of Wrightsville and Carolina beaches .After several years of fishing these waters, It inspired me to become a USCG licensed captain, So i could share my love and knowledge of this great sport with others . Whether you're a seasoned veteran or have never been fishing in the ocean, My goal is to make sure you have a great time and enjoy your fishing experience..

About this listing

Targeted species

Barracuda (Great) Great Barracuda
Bluefish Bluefish
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Boat specs

Seafox (Center console) originally built in 2008. Powered by a 300HP Yamaha 2024 engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 24 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Half-Day and 3/4 Day Trips
Offshore Fishing
3/4 Day and Full Day Trips

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Dual Garmin units
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
menhaden or shad when ready available
Lures
frozen ballyhoo or cigar minows
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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