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At the east end of Bogue Banks, the small town of Atlantic Beach punches well above its weight. Not only has it been listed as home to one of the best beaches in the whole country, it also boasts an incredible angling scene. Come fishing in Atlantic Beach, NC, and you can explore creeks and bays, nearshore reefs, and deep waters offshore.
 
As you should know, North Carolina’s bays and sounds are home to some of the most prized inshore fish in the US. Redfish, Bluefish, Black Drum, Seabass, Sheepshead, Trout, and Flounder all call the waters out of Atlantic Beach home at one time or another throughout the year. 
 
Head to the reefs just 15 miles out, and there’s an abundance of Jacks, Mackerel, Barracuda, Cobia, Grouper, and even Blackfin Tuna. You can also head offshore where the Big Rock, of legendary tournament fame, attracts some even bigger creatures. Target Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, and Billfish, and try to land yourself a trophy catch!
 
With such a range of fishing opportunities on offer, it’s no surprise that there’s a charter to suit you. From a couple of hours on the bay to a few days offshore, there’s a variety of options to choose from. Beginner and pros alike are welcome to come and see what fishing in Atlantic Beach is all about. 
 

Rules & Regulations

One other benefit of fishing with a charter is that you won’t need to worry about the license. Each licensed guide will have you covered, and will also make sure that you’re always fishing within the law.
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January

The reefs are usually a great way to start the new fishing year in Atlantic Beach. Spots like AR-315 and AR-330 are hotbeds for Flatfish, so head out with a guide and get yourself a warming meal!

February

The conditions are still tough for heading offshore, but if you find a calm day there's the chance of landing a monster Yellowfin in the deep. Otherwise, the bays and reefs continue to yield great rewards. 

March

If you’re anywhere near Cape Lookout, make sure you’re prepped for some big Reds coming your way. The docks and pier areas should are a great place to fish for these beauties and their black cousins.

April

Hatteras Blues should be moving around near Cape Lookout at about this time. Stingsilvers and spoons are the weapons of choice, with the topwaters being useful for bigger specimens, so get ready for a boatful!

May

If you’ve been patiently waiting for Cobia to make an appearance, wait no more! Live eels or jigs should do the trick depending on your preferences, as you head to the reefs and get your fish on.

June

A summer hits Atlantic Beach, the fishing really hits its stride. Head out to the Gulf Stream for Marlin and Mahi Mahi, as you look to fill the coolers with plenty of action as well. Just don't forget to stock up on bait. 

July

Trolling the easternmost side of Cape Lookout is sure to result in plenty of Kingfish bites, while its cousin – Spanish Mackerel – provides plenty of action near the inlet, alonf with plenty of other prized creatures.

August

Peak season is in full flow in Atlantic Beach come August. Along with the Billfish bite offshore, delicious fish nearshore, and the usual suspects inshore, the Shrimp boat wrecks attract plenty of Sharks for real action. 

September

Summer's on its way out, but there's no end to the fishing. Attention shifts inshore, where Sheepshead can be found near most local bridges. Fill up on Crabs and Sea Urchins as bait, and land yourself some dinner.

October

The crowds have died down but there's no sign of the fishing going anywhere. Redfish return to centre stage inshore, with plenty of monsters biting at the end of your line. Meanwhile Wahoo will tempt you offshore.

November

Early winter is still a fantastic time for offshore fishing if you have the time and energy – and if the weather permits. Wahoo, Sailfish, and all sorts of Tuna are in store, with plenty of action inshore if the water is choppy.

December

Come winter, Redfish will be schooled up in the backcountry. Watch out for their tails just cutting through the water tops, as you go after meat and action in equal measure. See out the year in style!

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Take snacks and water. Only fish with the locals recommended because they are experienced and know where the fish are. If its early take a light wind breaker because it is a bit chilly in the morning.
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Take snacks and water. Only fish with the locals recommended because they are experienced and know where the fish are. If its early take a light wind breaker because it is a bit chilly in the morning.
Edson  V.
Edson V. Gering, NE
Do a trip with captain Eric on the offshore outlaw it's well worth it awesome guy.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Do a trip with captain Eric on the offshore outlaw it's well worth it awesome guy.
Patrick  C.
Patrick C. Akron, OH
Keep in mind it’s August. Hard fishing month with heat. Enjoy the experience
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Keep in mind it’s August. Hard fishing month with heat. Enjoy the experience
Troy  T.
Troy T. Raleigh, NC
Be prepared! Thankfully, we had a calm day and all was well, but be prepared for those days that are not calm. If you've never been out before- you never know if you will get sea-sick. Bring Dramamine just in case!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Be prepared! Thankfully, we had a calm day and all was well, but be prepared for those days that are not calm. If you've never been out before- you never know if you will get sea-sick. Bring Dramamine just in case!
Carolyn  B.
Carolyn B. Wilmington, NC
Research and contact several charters and speak with them. I had a captain ask me why I didn't choose him and I explained why and he asked who I chose and when I told him he replied told me we would have a great time on Corbett's boat.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Research and contact several charters and speak with them. I had a captain ask me why I didn't choose him and I explained why and he asked who I chose and when I told him he replied told me we would have a great time on Corbett's boat.
Mark  W.
Mark W. Elmira, NY
Still recovering from Hurricane Florence (and Michael!) but fishing is great! Try the boats or fish from pier or surf!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Still recovering from Hurricane Florence (and Michael!) but fishing is great! Try the boats or fish from pier or surf!
Emmett  W.
Emmett W. Morehead City, NC
Hire a charter if your time is limited. You can spend the money and have a great day fishing or spend three days figuring out that you could really use the experience of a local fisherman. There are great options in the intracoastal waterway, near shore or off-shore depending on the time and money that you have available.
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Hire a charter if your time is limited. You can spend the money and have a great day fishing or spend three days figuring out that you could really use the experience of a local fisherman. There are great options in the intracoastal waterway, near shore or off-shore depending on the time and money that you have available.
Joseph  K.
Joseph K. Stafford, VA
Make sure your hotel offers coffee in your room! Ours didn’t and if you’re leaving out at 5 am, you’ll need it!! :0)
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Make sure your hotel offers coffee in your room! Ours didn’t and if you’re leaving out at 5 am, you’ll need it!! :0)
Amy  S.
Amy S. Fayetteville, NC
Blue fish and spanish mackeral. If you can get a good day with calmer seas definitely go out to the blue water
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Blue fish and spanish mackeral. If you can get a good day with calmer seas definitely go out to the blue water
Brandon  M.
Brandon M. Raleigh, North Carolina
We fished first weekend in May. Third week probably would have been better
4.3 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
We fished first weekend in May. Third week probably would have been better
Allen  B.
Allen B. Boone, NC
Pick a day with good weather, know what species your are targeting and find the appropriate charter. Remember it's fishing, you may get skunked but it's fishing!
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Pick a day with good weather, know what species your are targeting and find the appropriate charter. Remember it's fishing, you may get skunked but it's fishing!
Robert  H.
Robert H. Swansboro, North Carolina
Find an experienced guide and stay away from the group boats and go with a smaller charter
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Find an experienced guide and stay away from the group boats and go with a smaller charter
Dennis  N.
Dennis N. Old Fort, North Carolina
Be aware of the weather because it can effect the trip. We were unable to go offshore.
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Be aware of the weather because it can effect the trip. We were unable to go offshore.
Chuck  G.
Chuck G. Fremont, North Carolina
Do your homework. Check weather, check recent fish activity and book with someone who knows the local waters.
4.3 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Do your homework. Check weather, check recent fish activity and book with someone who knows the local waters.
Kipp  C.
Kipp C. Charlotte, North Carolina

Reelax Fishing Charters
Reelax Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Atlantic Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 162 reviews
This was a great experience. Captain Brantley and his crew mate Brandon did an excellent job. The conditions were less than ideal on the water but they still managed to get us on some fish and provide a good day on the water!
Aaron  J.
Aaron J. Kinston, NC
Breakday Charters – 30' Ragtime
Breakday Charters – 30' Ragtime
Fishing charter in Atlantic Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 112 reviews
Captain Justin is a superior guide who advise us to stay near shore due to conditions. Best advice as we limited out on speckled trout, caught red and black drum and a Spanish Mackerel. A great day with a guy who keeps you moving so you catch fish!
Steve  S.
Steve S. Georgetown, KY
Local Knowledge Charters
Local Knowledge Charters
Fishing charter in Atlantic Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 4 reviews
Captain Will brings local experience and southern hospitality to fishing. Great experience fishing with him. So fun and educational along the way. He really knows what he’s doing!
Jason  D.
Jason D. Raleigh, NC
Tombstone Charters
Tombstone Charters
Fishing charter in Atlantic Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 112 reviews
Jusr book with tombstone you will not regret it if you desire to catch fish this is the boat and captain for you i hate i booked half day never again from here on it will be full days thanks captain jared for a great time
Steven  H.
Steven H. Charlotte, NC
Tombstone Charters
Tombstone Charters
Fishing charter in Atlantic Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 112 reviews
Captain Jared knows what he is doing! We had a great trip , caught 17 fish in 1/2 day , Spanish mackerel King Mackerel and Albacore. We will go with him again! This is what it is all about!
Andrew  M.
Andrew M. Lancaster, OH
Offshore Outlaw Fishing Charters
Offshore Outlaw Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Atlantic Beach
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 50 reviews
Captain Eric and Josh were fantastic! Fishing was strong. Can’t wait to return!
Andy  C.
Andy C. United States
Offshore Outlaw Fishing Charters
Offshore Outlaw Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Atlantic Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 50 reviews
Awesome day. Phenomenal people. Thank you both for making one for the memory book. Cheers
Chris  V.
Chris V. Raleigh, NC
Reelax Fishing Charters
Reelax Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Atlantic Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 162 reviews
Fantastic experience. Honestly, we caught more fish than anyone would ever need too. Definitely a day to remember.
Jerry  L.
Jerry L. Sarasota, FL
S and C Fishing LLC
S and C Fishing LLC
Fishing charter in Atlantic Beach
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 62 reviews
Awesome outing with my son-in-law and grandson Scotty and his son were very attentive to our needs and fishing experience
Ken  T.
Ken T. Wake Forest, NC
Offshore Outlaw Fishing Charters
Offshore Outlaw Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Atlantic Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 50 reviews
We had a great experience with Offshore Outlaw. The boat is a beautiful, older lady with character for days. Captain Eric was very friendly and knowledgeable. First Mate Josh was laid back and awesome. Josh was also very good at getting the youngest of our group involved and allowed him to help with pulling in lines. We enjoyed getting to talk to both guys, shoot the breeze, and hear stories about the local fishing and area. We would highly recommend Offshore Outlaw!
Richard  C.
Richard C. Greensburg, PA
Tombstone Charters
Tombstone Charters
Fishing charter in Atlantic Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 112 reviews
I just got back from a trip where I fish with 3 different guides in North Carolina. Tombstone charters was hands down the best by a long shot. He makes sure you have a good time, you spend quality time fishing, and if you like catching fish hes your guy.. The other thing to keep in mind he is not a guide that Tries to burn up the clock. He has as much fun watching you catch fish fish as you will have catching them. 5 🌟 zero complaints!
Matthew  C.
Matthew C. Loveland, CO
Local Knowledge Charters
Local Knowledge Charters
Fishing charter in Atlantic Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 4 reviews
Capt. Will knows knows where the fish are and the best way to catch them. He's an exceptional guide readily sharing tips and knowledge to make your fishing experience awesome. If you want to catch fish and learn about the local waters Capt. Will's your man.
Nancy  F.
Nancy F. Morehead City, North Carolina
Offshore Outlaw Fishing Charters
Offshore Outlaw Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Atlantic Beach
4.7 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 50 reviews
Mother Nature gave us some rough waters, but that didn’t stop them. They just worked even harder to help us land some fish! Thanks for your hard work! We had a good time!
Layne  D.
Layne D. Pfafftown, NC
Reelax Fishing Charters
Reelax Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Atlantic Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 162 reviews
Great fishing day with an experienced captain. Put us on top of fish and ended up catching around 27 and releasing even more. Highly recommend this charter.
Kimberly  S.
Kimberly S. United States
Offshore Outlaw Fishing Charters
Offshore Outlaw Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Atlantic Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 50 reviews
We sent our son and 4 friends on a half day trip for his 18th Birthday. They had a great time, only regret was they didn't take a picture with them, their fish and Capt Price
K.  G.  H.
K. G. H. Peletier, NC
Reel Time Charters
Reel Time Charters
Fishing charter in Atlantic Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 47 reviews
Captain Cody and his first mate John were a class act!!! Knowledgeable and helpful and made our first experience deep sea fishing a blast!!!
Joanie  L.
Joanie L. Hookstown, PA
Offshore Outlaw Fishing Charters
Offshore Outlaw Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Atlantic Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 50 reviews
Offshore Outlaw is Great. Very educational and provided everything. They have 5 stars for a reason! We enjoyed our sons 16th Birthday today out on the water and they didn’t disappoint. Everyone caught several and enjoyed it from beginning to end. Thank you again to Offshore Outlaw for everything and making our sons Birthday very Memorable. Definitely will be booking another trip. (Wanna do a FULL day with these guys).
Doug  M.
Doug M. New Bern, NC
S and C Fishing LLC
S and C Fishing LLC
Fishing charter in Atlantic Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 62 reviews
We had a great time despite the threat of bad weather (60% chance of thunderstorms and winds). Luckily it turned out to be a pretty day, just a little windy. Our main goal was to catch flounder which we did even though there was only one keeper...plenty of blue fish though. Overall, we still had a great time and appreciate so much Captain Scotty and First Mate Charles taking such good care of us!!
Sharon  P.
Sharon P. Washington, NC
Reelax Fishing Charters
Reelax Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Atlantic Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 162 reviews
Guys had a great time and caught over 60 some fish and a 44 inch Wahoo, I myself was sea sick the whole time, won't forget ear patch next time. Captain Bentley and Mate Brandon were awesome guys, very friendly.... If we do it again, we will definitely do it with these guys...
Rachel  M.
Rachel M. De Soto, MO
Tombstone Charters
Tombstone Charters
Fishing charter in Atlantic Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 112 reviews
Wonderful, awesome fishing trip with Tombstone Charter. Captain Jared and First Mate Spencer did a fantastic job taking care of us and finding the fish. OUTSTANDING trip, recommend to all!!!
Joel  K.
Joel K. Havelock, NC

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Atlantic Beach

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Atlantic Beach costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $499, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,151. These prices are based on trips booked on our site recently.

Prices will vary depending on trip length, fishing technique, as well as the type and size of the boat you booked. However, to give you an indication, the average boat size in Atlantic Beach is 34 ft and the most common vessel type is a Center console.

According to customer reviews, Reel Time Charters, S and C Fishing LLC, and Tombstone Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina. Full list of top fishing charters in Atlantic Beach.

Reel Time Charters, S and C Fishing LLC, and Tombstone Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Atlantic Beach.

The best way to experience fishing in Atlantic Beach is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in Atlantic Beach, North Carolina.

The most popular fish species you can target are Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel (Kingfish), and Cobia. Top fishing techniques include light tackle, trolling, and heavy tackle. Nearshore fishing, inshore fishing, and offshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Come winter, Redfish will be schooled up in the backcountry. Watch out for their tails just cutting through the water tops, as you go after meat and action in equal measure. See out the year in style! Check availability for local fishing charters in Atlantic Beach.

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