Holden Beach

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Holden Beach Fishing Charters

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Holden Beach: 132 fishing charters available

Shallotte Outdoors Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(172 reviews)
Holden Beach
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trips from $425

Hey Now Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
Holden Beach
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trips from $800

Trinity Fishing Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
Holden Beach
trips from $450

Sorta Salty Fishing Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Holden Beach
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trips from $350

High Tide Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(94 reviews)
Ocean Isle Beach
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $350

Reel Addicted Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(30 reviews)
Holden Beach
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trips from $450

Fin-Addict Fishing Charters

Holden Beach
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trips from $595

Captain Hook Outdoors

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(119 reviews)
Ocean Isle Beach
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trips from $325

Fellowship Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Ocean Isle Beach
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trips from $400

Capt. Shad's Coastal Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(140 reviews)
Calabash
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trips from $500

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Holden Beach

The average price for a private 4 hour Holden Beach fishing trip is $493, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $919 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Shallotte Outdoors Fishing Charters, Hey Now Charters, and Trinity Fishing Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Holden Beach, North Carolina. Full list of top fishing charters in Holden Beach.

Shallotte Outdoors Fishing Charters, Hey Now Charters, and Trinity Fishing Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Holden Beach.

The most popular fish species you can target are Cobia, King Mackerel (Kingfish), and Redfish. Top fishing techniques include bottom fishing, trolling, and deep sea fishing. Nearshore fishing, reef fishing, and wreck fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Surrounded on all sides by water, with the Intercoastal Waterway to the north, and the Atlantic Ocean to the south, Holden Beach fishing charters have their work cut out for them. It’s one of those places where the rest of the family can enjoy the sprawling beaches and numerous parks, while you’re out chasing proper game fish.

Holden Beach Fishing Spots

Thanks to its advantageous position, Holden Beach is able to host a variety of fishing charters that specialize in inshore, nearshore and offshore fishing, as well as combinations of the three. From dense marshes to the wide blue seas, you’re in for a treat either way.

Inshore

The Intracoastal Waterway is the lifeline of the local inshore fishing scene, owing to a great number of nearby sounds, creeks and inlets. The jetties and fishing grounds near Holden Beach Bridge are where you can easily get species like Flounder, Redfish, Black Drum, and Trout in large numbers during most of the year.

Right off the eastern coast of the island, you’ll find Lockwood Folly Inlet. Go further inwards and you’ll reach the Galloway Flats, probably the best location if you’re a determined inshore angler. For something a bit less crowded, you can visit the Shallotte River inlet that’s over on the western tip of the island. Both of these places are absolutely brimming with marshland that’s a prime fish retreat during colder months.

Another great thing about the backcountry near Holden Beach is that it’s well protected from harsh winds, and the waters will remain calm throughout the year. This makes it a very viable option for family trips if you want to show your kids how fun fishing can be.

If you’re someone who likes to go off the beaten path, Saucepan Creek might interest you. It’s no more than half a mile out from Shallotte River inlet, and boasts a commendable population of Redfish, Trout, and Black Drum. Most anglers prefer Shallotte Creek simply because it’s bigger, but it would be a shame to miss out on some potentially great fishing.

Offshore

One of the more popular Holden Beach attractions when it comes to fishing is the sheer variety of different offshore fishing options available. Local sportfishing captains have a variety of different packages to satisfy everyone, including trips anywhere from 6 to 12 hours and beyond.

Shorter trips won’t involve going past the 15 mile mark, but there’s plenty of fishing done at that range too. Species like Mahi Mahi, Cobia, Amberjack, and others can keep you going for hours at a time without respite.

As you get close to the edge of the Gulf Stream, more fishing options open up. At around the 40 mile mark, you have the famous Navy Wreck, a good spot for Wahoo, Bonita, and Mahi Mahi. The best time for Wahoo fishing around here is late summer through fall.

If you want to go after the really big boys, then get ready to go as far as 75 miles offshore. This is where you have the more determined anglers deep sea fishing for the likes of Sailfish, White and Blue Marlin, and some huge bottom feeders. Marlin are tricky to find even at the best of times, which is one of the reasons these trips will take a while, i.e. 12+ hours.

Fishing Techniques

One of the more entertaining ways to get started fishing the backcountry is by going on a Flounder gigging trip - best done after sunset. There are plenty of charter captains in Holden Beach who can show you the best gigging locations around (such as creek mouths). For the more conventionally-minded anglers out there, Minnows are the bait of choice for Reds, while Shrimp is a good option because Black Drum like them as well.

When you start going offshore and towards the Gulf Stream, trolling with live bait will be your weapon of choice. Wahoo and Sailfish are both big fans of Ballyhoo, so get ready for an adrenaline-pumping fight once the bait is set and ready.

Need to Know

If you plan on fishing with a licensed charter captain, you will not need a recreational fishing license. The crew will make sure the only thing you need to be focused on is the fishing itself, while the captain will be up to date with any relevant size and bagging limits. Otherwise, please take care to purchase a North Carolina Fishing license.

If you’ve never been on a longer offshore trip before, and would like to give it a go, it might be prudent to bring some motion sickness medication if you think it might be an issue during the trip. It’s always best to check with the charter captain and see what they have to say as well.

Holden Beach
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 25008 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

Redfish and Trout are the winter staples of the backcountry waters, providing you with some great sight casting opportunities in the northern flats.

February

The inshore bite is still on fire out in the marshes and other inshore locations, but you can get lucky offshore too. There might just be a Sailfish with your name on it.

March

With winter on the way out, you’ll find Trout in larger numbers along with Flounder as well. Offshore, get ready for some Wahoo and Cobia action.

April

April is when Spanish Mackerel usually start moving inshore. You’ll be able to find them in depths of anywhere from 30’ to 8’ of water, the latter being right at the inlets.

May

If you’re up for a longer trip, the Wahoo and Mahi Mahi bite is great some 30-50 miles offshore. Trolling ballyhoo is the way to go with these guys.

June

As summer sets in, offshore fishing starts ramping up rapidly. Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Amberjack, Kingfish, and more, just a boat ride away.

July

Just like the weather outside, the fishing is HOT! From Spanish Mackerel and Kingfish, to Blue and White Marlin, you simply can’t go wrong wherever you go.

August

If you’re looking for Black Drum, you’ll have the best odds of success if you check creeks over at the Intracoastal Waterway on both ends of the island.

September

Expect the Spanish Mackerel bite to be on fire nearshore. Local anglers like to use Clarkspoons for the best results when trolling the waters for them.

October

With summer out of the way, fishing along the Intercoastal Waterway will be picking up. The offshore bite is still strong, with Blackfin Tuna being the catch of choice.

November

This is one of the best times to be out trolling for Kingfish. The most effect way to do so is by targeting nearshore structure while slow trolling with live bait.

December

Things are cooling down in earnest, so it might be a good idea to switch things up and head to the flats. You’ll have no problems finding Reds there.

Holden Beach Fishing Calendar

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Action will depend upon the weather. Warmer days will bring more fish so if it is cold adjust your expectation accordingly. But remember that even a "bad" day fishing is great!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Action will depend upon the weather. Warmer days will bring more fish so if it is cold adjust your expectation accordingly. But remember that even a "bad" day fishing is great!
Gary  P.
Gary P. Marvin, NC
The half day trip is perfect for first timers. The morning trip will avoid the hot July sun and sea breezes that arrive in the pm.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The half day trip is perfect for first timers. The morning trip will avoid the hot July sun and sea breezes that arrive in the pm.
Barry  N.
Barry N. Calabash, NC
It's called fishing, not catching. Can't always know what's gonna be biting, but it's the memories you make along the way that makes it worth while.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It's called fishing, not catching. Can't always know what's gonna be biting, but it's the memories you make along the way that makes it worth while.
Tony  H.
Tony H. N MARTINSVLLE, WV
The weather is beautiful and not too hot in mid June. We used to come here in late July, not any more. Book your charter early, the good ones go fast.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The weather is beautiful and not too hot in mid June. We used to come here in late July, not any more. Book your charter early, the good ones go fast.
Brian  M.
Brian M. United States
Book with Hey Now! Great guys!! They will not let you down! Fishing was great even with out live bait!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with Hey Now! Great guys!! They will not let you down! Fishing was great even with out live bait!
Justin  W.
Justin W. Supply, NC

Sorta Salty Fishing Charters
Sorta Salty Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Holden Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Keith was great! We were able to catch a lot of spanish mackeral and we tried fishing for flounder too. We had a great morning and would definitely come back and book Keith again.
John  S.
John S. Spring Hill, FL
Hey Now Charters
Hey Now Charters
Fishing charter in Holden Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
It was a great experience. Hey Now put us on the fish, highly recommend booking a charter with them . Captain Will is the best .
Michael  M.
Michael M. Concord, NC
Trinity Fishing Charters
Trinity Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Holden Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
Excellent Captain and crew. Would highly recommend these guys. I will definitely charter with them again!
Edward  C.
Edward C. Salem, OH
Hey Now Charters
Hey Now Charters
Fishing charter in Holden Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
The day started out great, but the fish stopped cooperating so we didn't catch many. Captain Bill and his father were excellent and did their best to find the fish. We hooked seven and brought 4 to the boat. Only one was worth keeping. We would go out with them again.
Mike  B.
Mike B. Southport, North Carolina
Hey Now Charters
Hey Now Charters
Fishing charter in Holden Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
Amazing captain, crew, boat and experience. And we hammered them (barracuda, cobra, amber jack). Highly recommend this charter.
Joshua  G.
Joshua G. Angier, North Carolina
Trinity Fishing Charters
Trinity Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Holden Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
Had a great on the water with Captain Jacob and Adrian. Fishing was slow but that’s just to be expected in August. Those guys were pros and I’d recommend to anyone!
James  A.
James A. Evington, VA
Trinity Fishing Charters
Trinity Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Holden Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
We had an awesome time! Captain Jacob is an awesome guy! Thank you very much!!
Ervin  B.
Ervin B. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Trinity Fishing Charters
Trinity Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Holden Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
Capt Mike was more than courteous and wonderful to be around, we caught plenty of Spanish Mackerel, and then we were able to take my Mother's ashes out and spread them at sea, I would recommend him to anyone for aa good trip.
Keith  F.
Keith F. Fairmont, North Carolina
Hey Now Charters
Hey Now Charters
Fishing charter in Holden Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
Capt. Will was awesome. Went with my 10 year old and 14 year old and they had a blast. Capt and Mate Maddie sure the boys had a great time. I would recommend Capt. Will for any trip!
Mike  K.
Mike K. Sanford, NC
Trinity Fishing Charters
Trinity Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Holden Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
Caught a lot of good sized fish! Capt. Jacob new where to go and how to fish it. I’ve been in MANY chartered fishing trips…. This one was the best to date! HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
Mark  R.
Mark R. Coeburn, VA
Hey Now Charters
Hey Now Charters
Fishing charter in Holden Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
Captain and mate was very knowledgeable and friendly, best fishing trip we have been on. Caught 7 fish and lost a couple but got 2 keepers a mahi and king. Will definitely be booking with hey now charter again.
Darren  S.
Darren S. Reidsville, NC
Hey Now Charters
Hey Now Charters
Fishing charter in Holden Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
Captain put us on a ton of bait fish early and we were able to get out about 20 miles quickly. Top notch boat and gear. The mate was very experienced and always looking out for our comfort. We took home a freezer full of Mackerel, Mahi-Mahi and a 45lb Cobia. Crew was attentive without being intrusive and worked well together. We’ll definitely be back next year!
Rob  T.
Rob T. Holtwood, PA
Hey Now Charters
Hey Now Charters
Fishing charter in Holden Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
Captain and mate were great. They have very nice equipment and they are very knowledgeable on the water. They put us on King mackerel almost instantly. Then it turned into shark fishing. They tried very hard to put us on fish in the afternoon but it definitely slowed down for everyone fishing. I will be booking with them next year. Thanks guys!
Matthew  S.
Matthew S. Magnolia, OH
Hey Now Charters
Hey Now Charters
Fishing charter in Holden Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
Great trip, ocean was a little on the choppy side but we still got on a couple nice fish. Even managed to do a little whale watching (not a joke) while we fished. I would 100% recommend Capt. Mullins for a fun, safe trip.
Jerry  C.
Jerry C. Southport, North Carolina
Trinity Fishing Charters
Trinity Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Holden Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
Half day fishing was great they took us were the fish was and it was fun catching them
Roberto  U.
Roberto U. United States
Hey Now Charters
Hey Now Charters
Fishing charter in Holden Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
Great experience. Easy to communicate with, accommodating, professional. Would highly recommend
Megan  H.
Megan H. Charlotte, NC
Trinity Fishing Charters
Trinity Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Holden Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
Captain Jacob done a great job at finding the fish and give us the opportunity to reel in some good ones. Thanks guys we definitely recommend and will be booking with them again.
Adam  B.
Adam B. Johnson City, TN
Trinity Fishing Charters
Trinity Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Holden Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
Awesome day fishing with Josh and Adran!! Had to work at it but put keepers in the cooler!! We will definitely fish with Trinity again in the future!!!!
Tim  P.
Tim P. Festus, MO
Trinity Fishing Charters
Trinity Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Holden Beach
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(49 reviews)
Although we didn’t catch many fish we still had a great time! Thank you Trinity fishing!
Daniel  M.
Daniel M. West Mifflin, PA
Trinity Fishing Charters
Trinity Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Holden Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(49 reviews)
Experience was excellent. Captain and crew were fun and knowledgeable. In 3 hours caught 7 sharks and lost 3 others.
Tim  E.
Tim E. Ellington, CT

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