Morehead City

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Morehead City Fishing Charters

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Morehead City: 122 fishing charters available
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5.0 / 5
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Atlantic Beach
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Morehead City

According to customer reviews, Top Shelf Sport Fishing, Offshore Outlaw Fishing Charters, and Coastal Carolina Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Morehead City, North Carolina. Full list of top fishing charters in Morehead City.

The average price for a private 4 hour Morehead City fishing trip is $541, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,445 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Top Shelf Sport Fishing, Offshore Outlaw Fishing Charters, and Coastal Carolina Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Morehead City.

The most popular fish species you can target are Spanish Mackerel, Dolphin (Mahi Mahi), and King Mackerel (Kingfish). Top fishing techniques include Trolling, Light Tackle, and Jigging. Nearshore fishing, wreck fishing, and inshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

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
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4.3 / 5
Based on 26014 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

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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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
Kevin  F.
Kevin F. 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.
Kenneth  B.
Kenneth B. 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!"
Roger  H.
Roger H. 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.
Patrick  C.
Patrick C. 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.
Paul  E.
Paul E. 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!!!
Brent  M.
Brent M. 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.
Anthony  P.
Anthony P. 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.
Randy  G.
Randy G. Raleigh, NC

Reelax Fishing Charters
Reelax Fishing Charters "Wasabi"
Fishing charter in Morehead City
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(22 reviews)
Good day of fishing with a great crew!!! The crew was very professional and fast to get fish off your line and re-baited to drop again!
Marc  T.
Marc T. Auburn, AL
Offshore Outlaw Fishing Charters
Offshore Outlaw Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Morehead City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(116 reviews)
We had an great time on going fishing for Tuna. Unfortunately the Tuna weren't biting, but the sharks were. After the fifth shark we decided to do some bottom fishing and killed the seabass until the trip was over. We definitely plan on using Offshore Outlaw again in the spring. I highly recommend this charter if your looking to catch some fish!
Carlo  S.
Carlo S. Charlotte, North Carolina
Drum Roll Charters
Drum Roll Charters
Fishing charter in Morehead City
Very good
4.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Great day on the water; however, the fish were not very cooperative. Capt. Tyler did his best under tough conditions. The water we fished looked great yet it was a slow day. That said, I would use him again.
Tom  W.
Tom W. Lynchburg, VA
Offshore Outlaw Fishing Charters
Offshore Outlaw Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Morehead City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(116 reviews)
Great fishing experience,.......caught a lot of fish in 4 hours, very comfortable boat as it was larger and more substantial so as not any bad "rocking and rolling" with heavier seas. Fen, the 1st mate, was great.....very knowledgeable, entertaining and attentive to our needs. The Captain was congenial and attentive. Sunrise (Morning excursion) was beautiful.......a big plus that had a bathroom for use. Price was right.
Ron  W.
Ron W. Dallas, NC
Offshore Outlaw Fishing Charters
Offshore Outlaw Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Morehead City
Very good
4.0 / 5
(116 reviews)
It was a rough day and we couldn't go out very far BUT ....... Captain Eric tried and we at least got to go out and try. Thanks Captain Eric !!! Joe Hackett
Joseph  H.
Joseph H. Durham, NC
Cricket II – The JAWS Boat
Cricket II – The JAWS Boat
Fishing charter in Morehead City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
Excellent boat and crew! We were on fish all 4 hours. Captain Joe and 1st mate James were terrific and attentive, it was a memorable trip.
Patrice  V.
Patrice V. Kernersville, NC
Offshore Outlaw Fishing Charters
Offshore Outlaw Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Morehead City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(116 reviews)
We had the best time. We caught our limit of blue fish. Caught a few Spanish Mackerel. Would HIGHLY RECOMMEND Capt. Eric and Josh for any
Sherry  P.
Sherry P. Fredericksburg, VA
Offshore Outlaw Fishing Charters
Offshore Outlaw Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Morehead City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(116 reviews)
Josh and Captain did a great job finding the fish on our 1/2day trip. Will definitely book with them again.
Jim  C.
Jim C. Swansboro, North Carolina
Triple T Charters
Triple T Charters
Fishing charter in Morehead City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
We had a great time capt. Tim was awesome and knew all the fishing holes. We would return.
Miguel  M.
Miguel M. Rocky Mount, NC
Offshore Outlaw Fishing Charters
Offshore Outlaw Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Morehead City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(116 reviews)
Scheduled a surprise birthday party experience for the wife for her 41st birthday, and could not have been more impressed with the crew, the fun on the boat, and the 45 fish, we caught! The descriptions don’t do it justice! You have to try for yourself! Bring your sweaters and hats and sunglasses and get ready to get fishy! Best day ever!
Iani  P.
Iani P. Charlotte, North Carolina
Offshore Outlaw Fishing Charters
Offshore Outlaw Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Morehead City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(116 reviews)
We had a great half day trip with captain Eric and his first mate. Eric steered us to exactly where the fish were! Would definitely do a trip with Eric & Offshore Outlaw again — highly recommend.
Gregory  E.
Gregory E. Winhall, VT
Offshore Outlaw Fishing Charters
Offshore Outlaw Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Morehead City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(116 reviews)
We had a 10 year on his first trip. Eric and John were awesome they made sure my son had amazing time. Highly recommend with these guys.
Cliff  H.
Cliff H. Rocky Mount, VA
Breakwater Charters
Breakwater Charters
Fishing charter in Morehead City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(81 reviews)
The Captain put us on Spanish Mackerel & Blue Fish. We had great weather ( a little windy) but a beautiful day. First mate was first rate. Highly recommend this crew to anyone who likes good people good times and professional staff. My boy had his 13th birthday and loved the whole experience. CH
Charles  H.
Charles H. Clayton, NC
Offshore Outlaw Fishing Charters
Offshore Outlaw Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Morehead City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(116 reviews)
This trip was perfect! I surprised my husband for our anniversary. It was a little windy (hurricane out at sea), but Captain Eric worked hard for us! We caught more than enough fish and had fun while doing it! Already planning our next trip for an offshore trip in May 2023. See you soon!
Jessica  P.
Jessica P. Bluewell, WV
Sound-N-Sea Charters
Sound-N-Sea Charters
Fishing charter in Morehead City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(72 reviews)
I hadn’t been on a boat in close to 40 years and before knew it I was throwing lures at running Spanish mackerel from the bow. The boat was rock solid and Captain Matt has an eye for finding fish. He also had a few spots that turned up red drum. Had a blast.
Tammy  F.
Tammy F. Hedgesville, WV
Sound-N-Sea Charters
Sound-N-Sea Charters
Fishing charter in Morehead City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(72 reviews)
We enjoyed it, had a lot of fun, and learned a lot. We would definitely book again with Matt!!
Mary  F.
Mary F. Oak Ridge, North Carolina
Offshore Outlaw Fishing Charters
Offshore Outlaw Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Morehead City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(116 reviews)
Took my wife and son for their first trip on a chartered boat. Couldn’t ask for a better captain or mate. They both went above and beyond to make their first trip memorable. I know we will be back for more in the near future.
Jeff  M.
Jeff M. Fearrington, NC
Offshore Outlaw Fishing Charters
Offshore Outlaw Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Morehead City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(116 reviews)
Eric and crew were great. We had to switch up fishing the smaller varieties for King Mackerel. No Kings but caighrway too many fish. Good times.
DAVID  F.
DAVID F. Swansboro, North Carolina
Triple T Charters
Triple T Charters
Fishing charter in Morehead City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
We had a wonderful day fishing for flounder with Tim. He was warm and helpful. What really stood out is how great he was with my kids. My one daughter is terrified of fish and he was completely understanding and considerate of her feelings. She even said she really liked him because he made her feel included even though she didn't really fish. When we are back in the AB beach area we would definitely fish with Tim again!
JOSH  F.
JOSH F. Mooresville, NC
Breakwater Charters
Breakwater Charters
Fishing charter in Morehead City
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(81 reviews)
We charted the boat not to fish but to spectate for the Crystal Coast Powerboat races, Captain Ashely and First Mate Zach are first class. They were there if we needed anything but stayed in the background and let us just do our thing. We will definitely charter the Break Water again. Thanks, DO and Group
David  O.
David O. Chesterfield, VA

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