Sneads Ferry

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Sneads Ferry is a charming beach community with a long history of fishing. It boasts a vibrant inshore fishery and offers easy access to the deeper waters of the Atlantic Ocean and the Gulf Stream. With this in mind, Sneads Ferry fishing charters offer different trips to suit everyone’s taste.

If you set out to explore the local inshore waters, you’ll likely fish for Red Drum, Flounder, Black Drum, Spotted Seatrout, and Bluefish. These trips are a fantastic option when the weather doesn’t allow you to head further out. A half day trip will usually give you enough time to reel in some fish, making inshore fishing great for families with children.

Just a few miles off the beach, the list of targets starts expanding. On nearshore trolling trips, you’ll find King and Spanish Mackerel biting the end of your line. Alternatively, bottom fishing can be a great way to put some Black Seabass, Snapper, Grouper, Grunt, or Porgy in the cooler.

Experienced anglers, however, may want to hop on a full day trip and head into the Gulf Stream. These waters provide a migratory path for some of the most prestigious pelagics out there. Fishing here will take you after Marlin, Bluefin Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, and more. Often, there’s also the option of deep dropping for Swordfish.

Local charter captains can often pick you up at Sneads Ferry Boating Access. You can also find charters by visiting one of the marinas in the area, such as New River Marina or Old Ferry Marina.

Rules & Regulations

If you’re fishing with a licensed charter captain, you won’t need to worry about getting a fishing license. Otherwise, each angler aged 16 or older will require a North Carolina fishing license whether they’re fishing from a boat, shore, or pier.

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January

During winter, big Bluefin Tuna are visiting the North Carolina coast, making this a great time to be targeting them. Closer to shore, bottom fishing can be very productive.

February

Inshore, you may find Red Drum biting the end of your line. Offshore, Bluefin Tuna are still making their way along the Gulf Stream.

March

Bottom fishing for Grouper and Snapper is a good way to put some dinner on the table at this time of the year. Offshore, you’ll start seeing Yellowfin Tuna, with Bluefin Tuna still going strong.

April

April usually marks the end of Bluefin season, only to be replaced by Yellowfin and Blackfin Tuna. As the waters are warming up, you could be fishing for Wahoo and Bonito.

May

More pelagics start showing up during this period. Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin Tuna, or Cobia can all be caught offshore. Reef fishing for Amberjack can also be a good option.

June

June marks the start of the Billfish season. Blue and White Marlin are migrating along the Gulf Stream so make sure to jump onto the action if you’re looking for a trophy. 

July

The offshore Billfish bite is still going strong with Sailfish showing up. Closer to shore, the waters are filled with Snapper, Grouper, and a variety of other table fare. 

August

This is one of the best times to go trolling for Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and King Mackerel. Nearshore, you’ll often be hooking into Spanish Mackerel. Bottom fishing could get you some Black Seabass, Amberjack, and more

September

During this time, the Billfish bite is slowly starting to drop off. However, September is a great time to be fishing for Yellowfin and Blackfin Tuna, as well as King and Spanish Mackerel.

October

Inshore, the Red Drum bite should be heating up. If you’re going after Spanish and King Mackerel, they’ll usually be lurking a few miles from the coast. 

November

As the water temperature starts dropping, Bluefin Tuna will once again start migrating offshore. Wahoo are also still present in the area, as well as an assortment of bottom fish. 

December

As the winter hits, most offshore charters will be focusing on Bluefin Tuna. Nearshore, you’ll be targeting King Mackerel or bottom fishing for Snapper and Grouper.

Sneads Ferry Fishing Calendar

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7 Hour Trip with Captain Joe
Craig J. fished with Atlantic Sportfishing on October 15, 2021
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Atlantic Sportfishing Charters are highly recommended.
7 hour trip
Jaime Z. fished with Atlantic Sportfishing on June 18, 2021
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Bring lots of fluids and be prepared for lots of fun!!!
Half Day
Nick W. fished with Reel Cranky Charters on June 16, 2021
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Yes and I will be back in August to go out for a full day.
A great birthday
David S. fished with Reel Cranky Charters on May 23, 2021
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As long as the ocean isn’t quite as ruff then we could have gone out further. But the capitan was looking out for our best interest. We have a great time.. My son the LIZARD FISH KING!!!
Nearshore trip with captain John
Les P. fished with Pelagic Hunter Sportfishing on May 29, 2019
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Nearshore is better offshore wasn't doing as well the week we were there.
Half day, early morning
Robin B. fished with Reel Cranky Charters on April 3, 2019
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It can be very very chilly early spring break time pants and a hoodie. don't forget to bring bags and coolers take your fish home.
The captain and 1st mate were great guys and very experienced, the sea was rough and we still caught fish ,
Jeffery C. fished with Pelagic Hunter Sportfishing on August 24, 2018
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Listen to the captains advice , when told the seas are rough there not kidding , if they say seas are good there on point . Rough seas are for hard core fishermen .
3/4 day trip
Cary R. fished with Reel Cranky Charters on July 3, 2018
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To find a good charter boat surf fishing wasn't that great!

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Sneads Ferry

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Sneads Ferry costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $632, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $949. 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 Sneads Ferry is 27 ft and the most common vessel type is a Center console.

According to customer reviews, Rigged Right Charters, OMC Fishing Adventures, and Reel Cranky Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Sneads Ferry, North Carolina. Full list of top fishing charters in Sneads Ferry.

Rigged Right Charters and Reel Cranky Charters received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Sneads Ferry.

The best way to experience fishing in Sneads Ferry 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 Sneads Ferry, North Carolina.

The most popular fish species you can target are King Mackerel (Kingfish), Amberjack, and Dolphin (Mahi Mahi). Top fishing techniques include bottom fishing, light tackle, and trolling. Offshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and reef fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Inshore, the Red Drum bite should be heating up. If you’re going after Spanish and King Mackerel, they’ll usually be lurking a few miles from the coast.  Check availability for local fishing charters in Sneads Ferry.

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