Emerald Isle

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Emerald Isle Fishing Charters

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Emerald Isle: 114 fishing charters available

At Ease Charters Inc.

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(9 reviews)
Emerald Isle
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trips from $450

First Due Charters-Family Day

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Emerald Isle
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Pirates Life 4 Us Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.7 / 5
(159 reviews)
Emerald Isle
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trips from $500

Buck Nasty Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(6 reviews)
Emerald Isle
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trips from $500

Venture Charters NC

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(11 reviews)
Atlantic Beach
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trips from $450

See Ya Outdoors – Saltwater

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(13 reviews)
Emerald Isle
trips from $600

First Due Fishing Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Emerald Isle
trips from $700

Reel Time Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(59 reviews)
Atlantic Beach
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trips from $500

Coastal Carolina Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(79 reviews)
Atlantic Beach
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trips from $500

Bogue Sound Charters

Emerald Isle
trips from $450

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Emerald Isle

The average price for a private 4 hour Emerald Isle fishing trip is $483, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $667 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, At Ease Charters Inc., First Due Charters-Family Day, and Pirates Life 4 Us Fishing Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Emerald Isle, North Carolina. Full list of top fishing charters in Emerald Isle.

At Ease Charters Inc., First Due Charters-Family Day, and Pirates Life 4 Us Fishing Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Emerald Isle.

The most popular fish species you can target are King Mackerel (Kingfish), Redfish, and Spanish Mackerel. Top fishing techniques include light tackle, bottom fishing, and trolling. Inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and wreck fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Emerald Isle is a textbook example of a thriving tourist hotspot. It’s situated on the northern end of the Golden Coast and its residential population never exceeded more than 4,000 people. However, come summer and peak tourism season, there’s likely to be more than ten times that number of people staying there. This interest extends to Emerald Isle fishing charters as well, since the location is very well suited for offshore fishing trips to the Gulf Stream.

The breathtaking vistas are best enjoyed on the numerous bike paths that cover most of the coastline. Once you’re done with your fishing trip, make sure to visit Emerald Isle Woods Park — you wouldn’t want to miss the dune trails and kayak trips.

Emerald Isle Fishing Spots

Bogue Sound

Bogue Sound separates Emerald Isle from the mainland, and it’s a popular inshore fishing location to boot. You’re bound to see plenty of people on kayaks fishing for Flounder and Speckled Trout, especially during fall and early winter. If you fish near the USMC Auxiliary Airport, you might be treated to a nice look at military jets going out to the Atlantic for drills.

Emerald Isle Pier

The Emerald Isle Pier is where all sorts of adventures take place, beloved by both anglers for its length and fishing opportunities as well as tourists for the breathtaking sights it offers. You’ll see plenty of anglers on boats nearby, not just on the pier itself. If you get to visit it only once we recommend doing so at sunset. You can thank us later! Fish caught here can vary depending on the time of day and season, with anything from simple Bluefish to Spanish Mackerel and Sharks being fair game. Make sure to dress in layers because it can get very windy at times.

The Point

As far as Emerald Isle surf fishing goes, The Point is the number 1 spot you need to visit. It’s located on the westernmost tip of the island, and has almost a mile of pristine surfing area to navigate. What most newcomers to The Point won’t notice is that behind it lies a 3-sided island hole that’s brimming with quality bait for you to use.  A good Flounder bite is almost guaranteed in autumn, and evening casts for Reds are the way to go if you want to relax after a long day.

Gulf Stream

Travelling 40 miles out to sea will bring you to the Gulf Stream, which is teaming with game fish. See if you can find a comfortable boat, because fishing the Gulf Stream is very rewarding but takes time. Getting on a good boat shouldn’t be too much of a problem since Emerald Isle is a popular launching point for offshore charters and plenty of captains specialize in providing the finest experience. Once you’re finally there, you can fish until you drop for some of the North Atlantic's favorite big game fish like Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Marlin, and more.

If you don’t have too much time on your hands you can visit the closer artificial wrecks like AR 285 or AR 330. Not more than 15 miles away, you can have a quick 5 or 6-hour trip and be back in time for lunch.

Fishing Techniques

When fishing on the surf there’s a couple of things to bear in mind, especially if you plan on fishing Bogue Inlet from The Point. Most importantly, be wary of very long casts because you can easily get a strong bite out of nowhere, and the prospective catch bolts off with 100 yards of line before you know it. If you’re proficient with C-rigs, you’ll make great use of them in these waters.

For those more interested in deep sea fishing from Emerald Isle, you’re sure to have fun on longer trips to the Gulf Stream. Trolling is likely to be your go-to for Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, Blue and White Marlin, Tuna, and other big game fish. Make sure to check what the best time is to go fishing for your dream fish. You can’t expect to go after both Bluefin Tuna and Sailfish at the same time, so plan accordingly.

Need to Know

Going out with a professional charter service is generally the most hassle-free way to go fishing, and it means you will not need to buy any sort of fishing license. In all other cases you will need to acquire a valid North Carolina Fishing license, including when fishing from a pier or beach.

Make sure to keep your eye out for the latest regulations when it comes to species caught in the Atlantic that have opened and closed seasons, most notably Red Snapper and Spanish Mackerel. Some fishing seasons will close early once the annual catch limit is met.

Emerald Isle
Excellent
4.1 / 5
Based on 24785 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

Fish will start moving near the beachfront thanks to the cooling waters, so anglers on the surf should get their Minnows and Shrimp bait ready.

February

You should consider longer offshore trips only if you’re after Bluefin Tuna, in all other cases nearshore wrecks are a much better option for getting your hands full at this time of year.

March

You don’t need to stay out long before reaching your limit for the day, especially if you’re willing to go out a bit further to spots like AR-285.

April

Bogue Sound should have enough Redfish and Trout to tide you over, but this is when offshore fishing starts getting good, with Wahoo, Yellowfins, and Blackfins coming over.

May

Mahi Mahi should be making their way down to the artificial reefs. Use smaller deep diving lures when trolling to have the best chance of success.

June

Nearshore fishing this time of year can be a source of great fun. Family trips for Spanish Mackerel are very popular with the local fishing charters.

July

The Trout bite should be great in most parts of Bogue Sound. For optimal results, get started early in the morning and make good use of topwater plugs.

August

Redfish and Flounder will be the main targets of anyone fishing in the marshland, while the Billfish bite should be amazing in the Gulf Stream.

September

Schools of Spanish Mackerel can be found right off the beach, which means The Point is ripe for the taking. The bigger specimens will be further off near the reefs.

October

Kingfish will be feeding near the Bogue Inlet around this time, presenting you with a chance to go after them without trekking too far for too long.

November

The False Albacore bite is very strong nearshore, with metal jigs being used by most anglers around. The Kings are still around for latecomers.

December

While the Wahoo bite might taper off, this is a booming time to be going after Bluefin Tuna and Kingfish in particular. Sailfishing will be a hit-or-miss affair most of the time.

Emerald Isle Fishing Calendar

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We surf fish every time we come down. We had another great successful trip! ( This is actually the reason we come down is to surf fish)
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We surf fish every time we come down. We had another great successful trip! ( This is actually the reason we come down is to surf fish)
Kim  H.
Kim H. Delaware, OH
learn to pop a jig and you will catch fish but size in April may not be a keeper but close.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
learn to pop a jig and you will catch fish but size in April may not be a keeper but close.
Jason  L.
Jason L. Hubert, North Carolina

At Ease Charters Inc.
At Ease Charters Inc.
Fishing charter in Emerald Isle
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(9 reviews)
Really good experience. The captain was very attentive in helping us when needed and providing tips. He went through several baiting options and moved us around to the best spots to fish.
Jeff  M.
Jeff M. Fort Mill, SC
Buck Nasty Fishing Charters
Buck Nasty Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Emerald Isle
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
Capt. Tommy provided an excellent experience and special day for Father’s Day for my husband and son. They both came back so hyped up and loved every hour of it! He worked extremely hard to put them on the fish today and caught a slew.
Rebecca  W.
Rebecca W. New Hill, NC
Buck Nasty Fishing Charters
Buck Nasty Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Emerald Isle
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(6 reviews)
Great experience. Had good time fishing and learning about fishing in saltwater as I had no prior experience. Captain seemed very knowledgeable on fish spots and setting up gear for bottom or jigging. Would book again.
David  C.
David C. Burlington, NC
Pirates Life 4 Us Fishing Charters
Pirates Life 4 Us Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Emerald Isle
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(159 reviews)
This trip was a surprise Father's Day present for my spouse and father-in-law. They both thoroughly enjoyed the trip. Captain Tim has great knowledge about fishing and he has jokes too! We would definitely recommend taking a trip with Captain Tim on Pirates Life 4 Us!!
Amanda  I.
Amanda I. Marion, NC
Pirates Life 4 Us Fishing Charters
Pirates Life 4 Us Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Emerald Isle
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(159 reviews)
Fishing with Captain Tim was fantastic. The Captain was at the dock waiting on us early, equipment and boat were excellent and he knows some great spots!
Matthew  L.
Matthew L. Mooresville, NC
Buck Nasty Fishing Charters
Buck Nasty Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Emerald Isle
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
We had an amazing trip. Caught over 30 for the day with 7 coming home with us. Also got to see dolphins throughout the day as well as wild horses. Captain Tommy was ready for an fishing situation and had us on top of fish the entire day. We had so much fun that we extended our trip to a full day!
Natalie  R.
Natalie R. Tennerton, WV
First Due Charters-Family Day
First Due Charters-Family Day
Fishing charter in Emerald Isle
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Our family (1 child age 7 and 5 adults) had a great day. We got to do everything we wanted: digging for clams, finding shells and shark teeth and pulling crab pots. The captain is awesome: great personality and very knowledgeable about everything we did and the history of the area. We fully enjoyed the day and took home enough crab and clams to feed our extended family of 10. As my granddaughter said, 'It was the best day ever.".
Betty  S.
Betty S. Oak Ridge, TN
At Ease Charters Inc.
At Ease Charters Inc.
Fishing charter in Emerald Isle
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Fantastic trip. We have never caught Flounder and hooked 5 or so… will be fishing with Cpt. Canada more in the future!
Gavin  B.
Gavin B. Charlotte, North Carolina
At Ease Charters Inc.
At Ease Charters Inc.
Fishing charter in Emerald Isle
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
My family and I had a wonderful experience today with Captain Heath. We will definitely be back out on the water with him again.
Drew  J.
Drew J. Charlotte, NC
At Ease Charters Inc.
At Ease Charters Inc.
Fishing charter in Emerald Isle
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Had a great time on this trip. Captain Health was a pro. Hit many different spots. Caught a few keepers and many more to catch another day. He was professional, friendly and very easy going. Always felt safe and in great hands. Highly recommend.
Robert  H.
Robert H. Swansboro, North Carolina
Pirates Life 4 Us Fishing Charters
Pirates Life 4 Us Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Emerald Isle
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(159 reviews)
Capt Tim sure did put us on some fish ! Very fun day! Great experience! Some big fish!!
Vance  G.
Vance G. CHRISTIANSBRG, VA
Pirates Life 4 Us Fishing Charters
Pirates Life 4 Us Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Emerald Isle
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(159 reviews)
Windy day Captain Tim worked very hard to get on some fish..I would go back out fish again with Captain Tim ..I check weather first. Captain Tim was entertaining with his jokes helping to pass the time on a rough and windy day of fishing...
Tony  L.
Tony L. Randleman, NC
At Ease Charters Inc.
At Ease Charters Inc.
Fishing charter in Emerald Isle
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Captain Heath was great! Very patient with inexperienced fishermen as well as equipping everyone with what they needed to land a catch. The winds were strong but a beautiful afternoon to find some Spanish Mackerel and learn some history along the trip! If you are thinking about it, do it!
Tammy  B.
Tammy B. Jamestown, NC
Pirates Life 4 Us Fishing Charters
Pirates Life 4 Us Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Emerald Isle
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(159 reviews)
Top notch boat and gear. Captain Tim put us on the fish on the first cast. Cannot thank him enough on having a relaxing day of fishing. Captain Tim kept us entertained with his knowledge of the area we were fishing along with some great humorous stories. Next time I fly in from Kansas City I will already have booked my spot onboard Pirates Life 4 Us Fishing Charter.
Randy  L.
Randy L. Eudora, KS
Pirates Life 4 Us Fishing Charters
Pirates Life 4 Us Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Emerald Isle
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(159 reviews)
We picked a cold and windy day to go, and he still made our trip enjoyable. We caught plenty fish and a crab. He also told great jokes and even went back to get our daughters hat when she accidentally flung it into the water. He was very helpful and knowledgable. 10/10, would highly recommend.
Chris  T.
Chris T. Zionville, NC
Pirates Life 4 Us Fishing Charters
Pirates Life 4 Us Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Emerald Isle
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(159 reviews)
Our Cold February day on the boat with Captain Tim was great found the fish and had a few laughs along the way. Tim’s a great personality to have on the trip. See you again soon captain!
Eric  V.
Eric V. Wake Forest, NC
Pirates Life 4 Us Fishing Charters
Pirates Life 4 Us Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Emerald Isle
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(159 reviews)
Excellent Captain from the start with boat safety and introduction. Awesome with the kids (6&10) and he is also quite the photographer. Fine job!!!!👍
Daryll  S.
Daryll S. Zebulon, NC
First Due Fishing Charters
First Due Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Emerald Isle
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(10 reviews)
Cought almost our limit. Captain kept us on fish all day. I've been on two other charts and this was by far the best in my opinion
Jason  B.
Jason B. Hardy, VA
Pirates Life 4 Us Fishing Charters
Pirates Life 4 Us Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Emerald Isle
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(159 reviews)
Had a great time & caught a variety of fish. Capt Tim is very knowledgeable, has top-notch equipment and boat, and is a hard worker. Also enjoyed the scenery, birds, and wildlife - saw a black bear swim across an inlet from a sandbar to a small barrier island.
Bill  W.
Bill W. Greensboro, NC
First Due Charters-Family Day
First Due Charters-Family Day
Fishing charter in Emerald Isle
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Celebrated my son’s 13th birthday and it was awesome! Captain Andrew did everything we wanted to do. We will definitely do a trip with him again!
John  W.
John W. New Bern, North Carolina

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