Surf City Fishing Charters

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Carolina Flats Fishing
Carolina Flats Fishing

Surf City • 22 ft • 5 persons

The community of Topsail Island, North Carolina, offers some nice fishing opportunities in the marsh flats or out on the sea.

"Our family had a great day fishing. We range in age from 16 to 76 and all enjoyed the day." —⁠ Cherie,
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trips fromUS $450
Spring Tide Guide Service
Spring Tide Guide Service

Surf City • 22 ft • 4 persons

Spring Tide Guide Service Specializes in shallow water angling on the flats, inshore, and nearshore areas of Topsail Island and New River. 

"We had the absolute best day out with Ray yesterday who owns Spring Tide Fishing Charters." —⁠ Kevin, VA
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trips fromUS $500
Blue Heron Guide Service
Blue Heron Guide Service

Hampstead • 23 ft • 5 persons

Blue Heron Guide Service and Captain Jim Hardy welcome you to Hampstead, North Carolina.
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trips fromUS $450
Falling Tide Fishing Adventures
Falling Tide Fishing Adventures

Surf City • 21 ft • 4 persons

Make some memories in Surf City and go fishing with Falling Tide Fishing Adventures.
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trips fromUS $450
Coastal Discovery Adventures
Coastal Discovery Adventures

Surf City • 21 ft • 5 persons

Coastal Discovery Adventures runs angling trips out of Surf City and offers to show you what the local fishery is all about.

"Went out with my son, his father in law, and 3 year old grandson." —⁠ Rick, NC
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trips fromUS $450
Grassy Sound Charters
Grassy Sound Charters

Hampstead • 31 ft • 6 persons

Grassy Sound Charters is based in Hampstead, NC and serves Wrightsville Beach, Topsail, Surf City, Sneads Ferry, and Jacksonville.

"Even though the fishing was tough which is typical this time of year the Captain put us on some fish which was great." —⁠ Chad,
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trips fromUS $575
South End Adventures
South End Adventures

Topsail Beach • 31 ft • 6 persons

Based out of Topsail Beach, South End Adventures is your ticket to a memorable time on the Atlantic Ocean Captain Taylor Horrell will do his best to make sure you have a fun day full of fishing.

"The captain and first mate were tremendous.  It’s a little early in the season and the fishing was slow but they made sure to put my 11 year old son on some fish and he had a blast." —⁠ Dan,
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trips fromUS $600
Native Son Guide Service
Native Son Guide Service

Topsail Beach • 22 ft • 4 persons

Native Son Guide Service specializes in fishing trips in Topsail Beach and anywhere from Swansboro down to the Mouth of the Cape Fear.
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trips fromUS $550
Topsail Inshore Charters
Topsail Inshore Charters

North Topsail Beach • 22 ft • 6 persons

Kids under 12 fish for free! Book your next trip with Topsail Inshore Charters and find out what you're missing in North Topsail Beach.
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trips fromUS $300
Breadman Ventures Guide Service
Breadman Ventures Guide Service

North Topsail Beach • 22 ft • 4 persons

Based in Sneads Ferry, NC, Breadman Ventures Guide Service offers year-round adventures!

"Conditions were far from perfect. Cold morning,  windy, and had a lot of cold rain coming off of a cold front last night." —⁠ Shawn,
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Fishing in Surf City

Planning an inshore trip? Itching to hunt for your next trophy? Whatever you’re after, you’re in safe hands with Surf City fishing charters. Nestled right in the middle of Topsail Island, Surf City features a prolific inshore fishery, as well as access to the Atlantic Ocean.

The calm, protected waters inside the barrier island offer plenty of excitement. Inshore, you’ll find year-round populations of Red Drum hiding in the creeks and flats. Chasing these, along with Spotted Seatrout, Black Drum, and Flounder is always fun, no matter your age or skill level.

To expand your list of targets, try heading nearshore. A few miles off the beach, you can go trolling for Spanish and King Mackerel, Bonito, or False Albacore. Alternatively, hit the reefs and wrecks, and fish for Black Seabass, Grouper, or Sharks.

For those looking to scratch some pelagics off their bucket lists, the Gulf Stream is the place to go. During wintertime, North Carolina’s offshore waters turn into a world-famous Bluefin Tuna fishery. Over summer, Billfish migrate along the East Coast, making it a great time to fulfill your sportfishing dreams!

Half day trips will allow anglers to explore the inshore or nearshore grounds, while offshore fishing trips require more time. Surf City charter captains often like to pick up their guests at Soundside Park, giving them a great starting point for inshore trips.

Rules & Regulations

Fishing aboard a charter will save you the effort of getting a fishing license, as the captain will have you covered. Anglers aged 16 or older who are looking to fish from a beach, pier, or their own boat will need a valid North Carolina fishing license.

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Surf City Fishing Seasons

January

During winter, you’ll often find Red Drum, Trout, and Black Drum hiding in the marsh. Miles offshore, it's Bluefin Tuna season! If you're planning on battling one of these monsters, now's the time.

February

It’s still a good time to be fishing for Bluefin Tuna in the Gulf Stream. Close to shore, you’ll be catching Spotted Seatrout and Red Drum. You can also see some Whiting in the surf.

March

Fishing the nearshore reefs and wrecks could put you some on Black Seabass and Porgy this time of year. Offshore, the Bluefin Tuna season will soon be ending.

April

A few miles off the beach, Bonito and False Albacore are showing up in larger numbers. Inshore, the Spotted Seatrout bite should be heating up as the water gets warmer.

May

If the weather is warm, try trolling for Spanish Mackerel along the beaches. Or head nearshore and try fishing for smaller King Mackerel, False Albacore, and more. 

June

With the beginning of summer, King Mackerel make their way closer to shore. Trolling for Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish is also a good option, while bottom fishing could hook you up with some Black Seabass and Snapper.

July

If you’re looking to hunt a Marlin, grab the opportunity while they’re migrating along the Gulf Stream. Or try trolling for Mahi Mahi around the 20-mile range. Inshore, you can hook into Red Drum and Trout. 

August

Flounder are showing up in bigger numbers, but make sure to check the regulations before you go fishing. You can also try trolling along the beach for Spanish Mackerel.

September

The recreational Flounder season is usually open around September. This means it’s prime time to be harvesting these delicious flatfish. Nearshore, Spanish Mackerel are still biting.

October

The Spotted Seatrout bite is picking up as the waters cool down. Larger numbers of Redfish can be found anywhere from the local creeks to the inlets.

November

Trolling in the 12–15 mile range is a good option if you’re keen on catching some Spanish or King Mackerel. If you’re eager to put some fish in the cooler, try hitting the nearshore structure for Black Seabass.

December

In the Gulf Stream, big Bluefin Tuna are starting to show up once again, and bottom fishing for Grouper and Snapper is typically productive. Inshore, try sight fishing for Red Drum or targeting Spotted Seatrout.

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