Morehead City Fishing Charters

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Morehead City: 131 fishing charters available
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Morehead City

According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Morehead City, North Carolina are: Full list of top fishing charters in Morehead City

The average price for a private 4 hour Morehead City fishing trip is US $521, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you US $1,555 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Morehead City that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Morehead City are:

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The top 3 types of fishing in Morehead City are:

Many fishing charters in Morehead City provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in Morehead City are:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Morehead City are:
  • 2-hour fishing trips – US $400
  • 4-hour fishing trips – US $507
  • 6-hour fishing trips – US $770
  • 8-hour fishing trips – US $1,010
  • 12-hour fishing trips – US $1,750

Fishing in Morehead City

Morehead City fishing charters make their presence known as soon as you enter the city and pass by a sign welcoming you to this “Fisherman’s Paradise.” The local charter fleet is made up of world-class vessels, known for their success in chasing down trophy gamefish. This reputation draws in anglers from all over the globe – especially those eager to participate in the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament!

Trophy Marlin isn’t the only target in these waters. The Newport Marshes are a popular spot for Redfish, Trout, and Flounder, while Radio Island is rich with anything from Sheepshead to Sharks. Head to the nearshore reefs for exciting battles with the likes of Cobia, Barracuda, and Amberjack or go into the Gulf Stream. Here, you’ll target Yellowfin and Bluefin Tuna, as well as the local celebrities – Blue and White Marlin.

Well-positioned and accessible from Highway 70, Radio Island is ideal for anglers looking for a quick taste of the inshore fishery. The nearshore reefs and wrecks, where you can both fill your cooler and experience thrilling battles, are the perfect destination for extended half day trips. Full day packages are, of course, best spent in the Gulf Stream – one of the most likely places you can expect to hook a “Grander”!

The pier on the northmost side of Radio Island is the main departure point for most boats and is the best place to start your search for a vessel to suit all your needs. The pier itself is 575 feet long and has lots of parking space and other amenities for anglers planning to stick around for longer periods of time.
 

Rules & Regulations

Traveling with a licensed charter captain means you won’t need to worry about getting a fishing license. It’s also strongly recommended if you’re planning a Billfishing trip from Morehead City.

Morehead City Fishing Seasons

January

Taking it slow is the key when it comes to inshore fishing in winter. The colder temperatures make for sluggish Trout — keep that in mind when fishing the marshes.

February

February is a bit of a slow period for offshore fishing, so it might be best to stick to the backcountry. Sight casting for Redfish is always a good way to test your skill.

March

It’s time for some very hungry Black Seabass, and while you can hook them with almost anything, it might be best to stick to squid or clams.

April

Yellowfin Tuna is the catch of the month, but strong winds can be very problematic if you’re not on a big boat. 25-knot winds are nothing to scoff at.

May

May is the best time to catch Cobia, without exception. Go to your nearshore wreck of choice and you might hook a 70-pound Cobia before you know it.

June

Mahi Mahi are very likely to be found near ledges and wrecks of around 10 miles out, and are a tempting target if you’re up for some trolling action.

July

If you’re a tournament kind of person, why not go ahead and sign up for a Billfish tournament? The prime target is usually Sailfish, but expect some Blue and White Marlin as well.

August

Usually a good time for catching Spanish Mackerel nearshore, take a trip to the eastern side of Cape Lookout and prepare some big Mullet as bait.

September

It’s still a great time to be going offshore after Marlin. Areas like the Swansboro Hole and Big Rock should be your main targets during late fall.

October

The Redfish bite is bound to be absolutely blazing, especially near the rock jetty at Radio Island. It’s a great time to be fishing from the surf.

November

Fishing the AR-315 could prove very rewarding if you’re looking for bottom feeders such as Flounder. Otherwise, Trout fishing is more than productive this time of year.

December

Bluefin and Blackfin Tuna are present in the Gulf Stream, where they are due to spend the winter months. Stock up on Ballyhoo and go get ‘em.

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What anglers said about fishing in Morehead City

For this time of year wear layers and a sock hat, and gloves, bring some hand warmers for your pockets,
Excellent
5.0 / 5
For this time of year wear layers and a sock hat, and gloves, bring some hand warmers for your pockets,
Sound-N-Sea Charters
Sound-N-Sea Charters
Be flexible. We fished for albie but we saw others catching flounders and drum. We did catch a dozen small fish in the surf.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be flexible. We fished for albie but we saw others catching flounders and drum. We did catch a dozen small fish in the surf.
Drum Roll Charters
Drum Roll Charters Sioux Falls, SD
August winds down the season but experienced crews like Offshore Outlaw still make a great outing
Excellent
5.0 / 5
August winds down the season but experienced crews like Offshore Outlaw still make a great outing
Offshore Outlaw Fishing Charters
Offshore Outlaw Fishing Charters Hubert, North Carolina
Totally ? would go fishing with this man ???? put u on so red drum or whatever!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Totally ? would go fishing with this man ???? put u on so red drum or whatever!
Drum Roll Charters
Drum Roll Charters
Bring some water and snacks aboard. The Captain knows best for where to find the best catch! We caught two spotted drum on our trip!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring some water and snacks aboard. The Captain knows best for where to find the best catch! We caught two spotted drum on our trip!
Reel Tight Adventures
Reel Tight Adventures
Be prepared for windy days and choose your charter wisely! Changed plans and went inshore back country river fishing instead of running offshore.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared for windy days and choose your charter wisely! Changed plans and went inshore back country river fishing instead of running offshore.
Sound-N-Sea Charters
Sound-N-Sea Charters Springfield, VA
Just sign up and go out. Rain or shine, fish or no fish, life is too short not to go out and give it a shot.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just sign up and go out. Rain or shine, fish or no fish, life is too short not to go out and give it a shot.
Reel Tight Adventures
Reel Tight Adventures
Bring plenty of cold water & drinks, chapstick, and sunblock. Then, go with flow.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring plenty of cold water & drinks, chapstick, and sunblock. Then, go with flow.
Offshore Outlaw Fishing Charters
Offshore Outlaw Fishing Charters Clayton, NC
Captain Corbett and his First Mate, Jeremy were Awesome, and The Wasabi was a great fishing vessel! ,They were professional and courteous and very knowledgeable about fishing the waters around Morehead City and surrounding areas! I highly recommend them to both amateur anglers and seasoned fishermen!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain Corbett and his First Mate, Jeremy were Awesome, and The Wasabi was a great fishing vessel! ,They were professional and courteous and very knowledgeable about fishing the waters around Morehead City and surrounding areas! I highly recommend them to both amateur anglers and seasoned fishermen!
Reelax Fishing Charters
Reelax Fishing Charters "Wasabi" FERNANDINA, FL
Good Near / Inshore fishing in Morehead City has great clean water and populous fishery. Pretty tame waters for an easy fishing day. We didn't fish off-shore because the gulf stream/deep waters are 40+ miles off shore. Morehead City has several local restaurants to cook your catch. Always contact the captain to set and receive expectations for your best fishing day.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Good Near / Inshore fishing in Morehead City has great clean water and populous fishery. Pretty tame waters for an easy fishing day. We didn't fish off-shore because the gulf stream/deep waters are 40+ miles off shore. Morehead City has several local restaurants to cook your catch. Always contact the captain to set and receive expectations for your best fishing day.
Prop-Wash Charters
Prop-Wash Charters Jacksonville, FL
When you are researching a boat to fish with, contact the Captain and get their opinion when it would be best to go fishing for what you want to catch. I talked often with my Captain so we could plan for a great trip on the water.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
When you are researching a boat to fish with, contact the Captain and get their opinion when it would be best to go fishing for what you want to catch. I talked often with my Captain so we could plan for a great trip on the water.
Breakwater Charters
Breakwater Charters Mechanicsburg, PA
Charter a short local trip or go out with a friend who has some knowledge of fishing in the area. The best way to learn is from someone that already knows what they are doing, especially if you have never fished much. Once you learn a few basic skills and have some simple equipment, it can be pretty easy and excellent fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Charter a short local trip or go out with a friend who has some knowledge of fishing in the area. The best way to learn is from someone that already knows what they are doing, especially if you have never fished much. Once you learn a few basic skills and have some simple equipment, it can be pretty easy and excellent fishing.
Reel Tight Adventures
Reel Tight Adventures Elkader, IA
Stay inshore. Fish migration makes trophy fishing challenging unless you go way off-shore
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Stay inshore. Fish migration makes trophy fishing challenging unless you go way off-shore
Breakwater Charters
Breakwater Charters Lowell, MI
Spanish Mackerel fishing is a good choice - close to shore, trolling or sight casting, great to eat.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Spanish Mackerel fishing is a good choice - close to shore, trolling or sight casting, great to eat.
Sound-N-Sea Charters
Sound-N-Sea Charters United States
Just remember that it is what it is when fishing. Great weather doesn't always present fish. That's why they call it fishing and not "catching!"
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Just remember that it is what it is when fishing. Great weather doesn't always present fish. That's why they call it fishing and not "catching!"
Aqua Therapy Fishing Charters
Aqua Therapy Fishing Charters Denver, NC
Do a trip with captain Eric on the offshore outlaw it's well worth it awesome guy.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Do a trip with captain Eric on the offshore outlaw it's well worth it awesome guy.
Offshore Outlaw Fishing Charters
Offshore Outlaw Fishing Charters Akron, OH
My experience with the half day charter was excellent and exceeded my expectations. We tied a three day stay in Beaufort with the charter, which worked out well.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
My experience with the half day charter was excellent and exceeded my expectations. We tied a three day stay in Beaufort with the charter, which worked out well.
Aqua Therapy Fishing Charters
Aqua Therapy Fishing Charters Durham, NC
It's a place that comes to life as far as fishing goes during May. You can catch so many different species of fish. I absolutely love Beaufort N.C. during May!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It's a place that comes to life as far as fishing goes during May. You can catch so many different species of fish. I absolutely love Beaufort N.C. during May!!!
Aqua Therapy Fishing Charters
Aqua Therapy Fishing Charters Fayetteville, North Carolina
Get there early and get ready for an exciting day. Don't forget your sunscreen.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get there early and get ready for an exciting day. Don't forget your sunscreen.
Sound-N-Sea Charters
Sound-N-Sea Charters New Bern, North Carolina
Morehead has everything you need for a great day of fishing, from tackle shop to charters.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Morehead has everything you need for a great day of fishing, from tackle shop to charters.
Shallow Minded Charters
Shallow Minded Charters Raleigh, NC

How did anglers rate fishing charters in Morehead City?

Capt. Brad VanLandingham
Capt. Brad VanLandingham
Fishing charter in Morehead City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Ocean beauty, relaxation and a great captain made for a wonderful afternoon fishing trip.
Whitney  C.
Whitney C. Opelika, AL
Prop-Wash Charters
Prop-Wash Charters
Fishing charter in Morehead City
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(24 reviews)
Captain Tripp did his best to put us on the fish. He and his first mate made sure we had a great experience. Looking forward to our next time.
James  H.
James H.
Offshore Outlaw Fishing Charters
Offshore Outlaw Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Morehead City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(158 reviews)
Rough seas but still caught a few fish. The captain and first mate were top notch and will probably go again soon
Mallie  P.
Mallie P.
Prop-Wash Charters
Prop-Wash Charters
Fishing charter in Morehead City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
We had a great time! Captains Tripp and Ashley had good knowledge of the area and took us to the fish!
Garth  H.
Garth H.
Capt. Brad VanLandingham
Capt. Brad VanLandingham
Fishing charter in Morehead City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
We had the best day fishing and island hopping! So many beautiful beaches and such a fun time. Captain Brad knew all the best places to go. 10/10 will definitely book again!
Tammie  F.
Tammie F. Morehead City, North Carolina
Offshore Outlaw Fishing Charters
Offshore Outlaw Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Morehead City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(158 reviews)
Capt Eric and 1st Mate Jackson knocked it out of the park! We hit fishing quotas for all anglers and had plenty of fun! The Offshore Outlaw was comfortable, spacious and well kept. The team cleaned our fish and sent us home with enough filets for an amazing fish fry and a well stocked freezer. We will be back!
Amy  H.
Amy H.
Drum Roll Charters
Drum Roll Charters
Fishing charter in Morehead City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(36 reviews)
Overall a fun trip. The boat was great and Travis worked hard to put us on fish but the fish didn't want to cooperate. We caught a couple but fishing was slow but that is how it goes sometimes. We had a great time, got see some porpoises along the way. Fishing is fishing. Sometimes its hot sometimes its not. We were more than pleased with Travis and all his equipment. Maybe next time we will get a day when the fish will cooperate a little better.
Terry  K.
Terry K.
Drum Roll Charters
Drum Roll Charters
Fishing charter in Morehead City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(36 reviews)
My dad and I went on a fishing trip with Travis this morning. He was very knowledgeable with his fish and where to find them. We caught a few different types of fish and were able to see a group of dolphins. Great experience, will do again.
Stephanie  C.
Stephanie C. Mesa, AZ
Drum Roll Charters
Drum Roll Charters
Fishing charter in Morehead City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(36 reviews)
The bite was very slow but we still had a good time. The captain had been in touch with us and was on time for the trip.
Darrel  J.
Darrel J. Sioux Falls, SD
Prop-Wash Charters
Prop-Wash Charters
Fishing charter in Morehead City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
We set out on time and started trolling once we hit the fishing grounds which didnt take long. We caught some Spanish Mackeral and Blues. It was a smooth ride from start to finish and the crew was very accomodating. When we got back the first mate filleted our fish for us and they bagged it up in a ziplock. Very nice trip. I plan to go out on a full day with them in the future. I want to try out their fighting chair.
Christopher  M.
Christopher M. UPPR CHICHSTR, PA
Offshore Outlaw Fishing Charters
Offshore Outlaw Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Morehead City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(158 reviews)
We had a great out with the crew. I have been coming to Emerald Isle for vacation for nearly 20 years and fished with many charters and head boats but the offshore outlaw guys have by far been my best time. They put us on the fish most of the day, and during down time were fun guys to be around.
Darien  B.
Darien B. Partlow, VA
Drum Roll Charters
Drum Roll Charters
Fishing charter in Morehead City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(36 reviews)
Had a 4 hour mother/ son trip just off shore on a beautiful sunny day! Travis and Tyler were more than helpful putting us on the fish even when other boats weren’t catching anything. We loved our trip and will definitely be back to do it again with Drum Roll Charters!
Shana  K.
Shana K. Greensboro, NC
Drum Roll Charters
Drum Roll Charters
Fishing charter in Morehead City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(36 reviews)
Great trip with Drum Roll and Travis Very knowledge about the waterways and good fishing spots Caught some big ones and had an awesome trip-def will book again!
Chris  M.
Chris M. Bon Air, VA
Drum Roll Charters
Drum Roll Charters
Fishing charter in Morehead City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(36 reviews)
We had an amazing time! Travis and Tyler are great guys! Very knowledgeable of the water and the fish and awesome to talk to. We will definitely do this again! Thanks Travis and Tyler for a great time on our anniversary!
Jody  T.
Jody T. United States
Offshore Outlaw Fishing Charters
Offshore Outlaw Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Morehead City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(158 reviews)
Captain Eric Price and his first mate Finn REALLY know their craft! It was my wife’s first time offshore fishing…and the rest of our family has been on numerous other offshore trips. The boat is beautiful and well equipped for a wide range of experiences. They know the target fish, where and how to get them! Will definitely book again!
Ray  B.
Ray B. Hubert, North Carolina
Prop-Wash Charters
Prop-Wash Charters
Fishing charter in Morehead City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
We had a great time with Prop Wash Charters! The captain and crew were great and very knowledgeable and friendly. My 10 yr old son loved it. And we caught a bunch of fish. Overall an awesome day!
Courtney  A.
Courtney A. Washington, District Of Columbia
Drum Roll Charters
Drum Roll Charters
Fishing charter in Morehead City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(36 reviews)
Excellent charter great captain and amazing fishing. Strongly recommend. Book without hesitation 5/5 all around.
Brett  G.
Brett G. Camillus, NY
Prop-Wash Charters
Prop-Wash Charters
Fishing charter in Morehead City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
Captain Trip and first mate are cool people… Had a great time and caught plenty of Spanish mackerel.
Warren  H.
Warren H. Durham, NC
Drum Roll Charters
Drum Roll Charters
Fishing charter in Morehead City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(36 reviews)
Crew were really knowledgeable about the area and fish. They worked really hard to provide our family the best experience possible. All in all it was a good trip and would recommend anytime!
Cody  C.
Cody C. Troy, OH
Drum Roll Charters
Drum Roll Charters
Fishing charter in Morehead City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(36 reviews)
We booked a last-minute shark fishing trip hoping to catch some fish. Our trip started off slow primarily because of the tides but in the end we caught some great fish. Would look again for sure. Thank you.
Justin  L.
Justin L. Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina

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