Topsail Beach

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Native Son Guide Service

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Topsail Beach
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trips from $450

Fish Topsail

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Topsail Beach
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trips from $350

South End Anglers

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Topsail Beach
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trips from $450

Dialed In Fishing Charters

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Surf City
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trips from $400

Carolina Flats Fishing

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Hampstead
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trips from $400

Grassy Sound Outdoors

4.9 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (5)
Hampstead
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trips from $250

Spring Tide Guide Service

4.9 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent (100)
Surf City
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trips from $450

Nautical Mile Charters – Regulator

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Wilmington
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trips from $425

Katfish Kayak And Fishing Adventures, Llc

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Hampstead
trips from $400

Leverdrag Charters

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Wrightsville Beach
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trips from $400

When it comes to charter fishing, Topsail NC is in a great position to take advantage of it. Located smack dab in the middle of what’s known as the Golden Coast, it’s home to some incredible fishing opportunities. Keep in mind that the local fishing hub is Topsail Beach on Topsail Island, rather than the town of Topsail that’s a few miles inland. The numerous Topsails have caused confusion among out-of-state anglers a number of times.

Known For

There are two main things you should be doing when you’re looking to fish Topsail Beach. The first is to check out all the creeks, marshlands, and flats that are dotted all over the island. The second option is to head out into the deep blue and either hit the nearshore reefs or the waters of the Gulf Stream. The latter, while especially rewarding, involves longer trips and is better suited for more experienced anglers.

Wherever your passions lie, Topsail Beach is sure to keep you very busy in both deep and shallow waters.

Inshore Fishing

The town lies on the southernmost end of Topsail Island, which has many more flat areas than the northern parts. This has made it very attractive for sight casting, especially in late fall. You’ll find plenty of Redfish, Bluefish, and other inshore species in popular hotspots like Black Mud Channel and Topsail Sound.

This part of the island is also a hit with surf anglers, both due to the sprawling beach as well as the vicinity of hotels and residential areas. The Topsail Beach Pier is another good choice for those anglers who prefer to keep their feet on solid ground.

Reef Fishing

The Golden Coast in general is a great place for it, but  Topsail Beach reef fishing really takes the cake! You won’t need to go much more than half a dozen miles to get some good bites going. Reefs like the AR 360 hold the likes of Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, Black Seabass and more besides.

Deep Sea Fishing

Deep sea fishing in this part of the East Coast involves going at least 60 miles offshore. These are long trips, so make sure you’ve got the time for such an adventure. If you do, look forward to big Mahi Mahi, White Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna, Wahoo, and more. We can safely say that this is the absolute best way to spend a day fishing in the summer if you’re a fan of a good angling fight.

Need to Know

While fishing is the main reason for anglers to visit Topsail Beach, it doesn’t have to be the only one. Be sure to check out the Missiles and More Museum and its many exhibits if you find the time for a mix of fun and education.

Regulations

Anyone fishing with a licensed charter captain will have the necessary fishing licenses included in the price of the trip package. More importantly, the captain will know all about the local size and bag limits, allowing you to enjoy the fishing without any worry or fuss. If you plan on fishing from a pier, be sure to check whether the entrance fee covers the fishing license as well.

Budget

Inshore and nearshore prices tend to run around $100 per hour pretty much anywhere on Topsail Beach. Longer trips usually net a discounted rate, something to keep in mind when shopping for the best offer. Deep sea fishing trips are the only exception to this rule. They run for at least 10 hours and will set you back around $1,200–$1,300 for the whole group.

Getting There

Seeing as Topsail Beach is located on the southern end of Topsail Island, it comes as no surprise there’s only a single way of getting there. First, you’ll need to take the U.S. Route 17 (also known as the Coastal Highway) and make the switch to either NC 50 or NC 210. Both will take you to Surf City, after which it’s just a short ride southwest to Topsail Beach. It’s a very scenic route, so you’ll get a good look at the waters you’re about to fish in. Good luck and tight lines!

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January

Plenty of anglers will be spending the start of the year fishing for Tuna in the Gulf Stream. Bluefins will be the main target, and the trips are long but very rewarding.

February

Hurry up if you’re interested in fishing for Bluefin Tuna, as they won’t be around much longer. Bluefins and Blackfins are the order of the day.

March

Nearshore fishing is making a comeback in March, so you’ll be seeing more and more Kingfish in the local reefs. Definitely a good time for trolling action.

April

Bluefish are absolutely on fire this time of year, making any inshore trip a busy one. Add to that some Black Drum and Bonito, and spring fishing really starts to blossom.

May

Offshore fishing really starts hitting its stride around May. Deep sea fishing trips become very viable, but staying inshore is never a bad option either.

June

Trolling for Mahi Mahi, Marlin, and Sailfish has never been more fun! Summer is your chance to have an unforgettable time at Topsail Beach.

July

The summer bonanza continues in waters deep and shallow! It might be hot outside, but it’s more than worth it because the bite is absolutely on fire.

August

Fishing for Wahoo is especially good in August. If that’s not really your thing, there’s plenty of Billfish in the deep blue, as well as Yellowfin Tuna.

September

Peak offshore fishing is about to end soon, so be sure to have your fair share of adventure before it’s too late! Alternatively, inshore fishing is as good as it gets.

October

Schools of Redfish in the flats are a common sight this time of year. Deep sea fishing is less popular in October, with the exception of Yellowfin and Blackfin Tuna trips.

November

Clear shallow waters make inshore fishing a treat during winter. A quick inshore trip is a great opportunity for you to test your casting skills against Redfish, Black Drum, and more besides.

December

The way you end the year in Topsail Beach is completely up to you. Will you be hitting the reefs in search of Kingfish? Or will you stay inshore and look for Spotted Seatrout and Black Drum?

Topsail Beach Fishing Calendar

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Charter Fish Topsail as Captain Orr and Brett provided all the tackle and bait.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Charter Fish Topsail as Captain Orr and Brett provided all the tackle and bait.
Kenneth  M.
Kenneth M. Plymouth, MI
Sun screen, water , and a hat. Spend the day and enjoy some of the sites and food. Don't forget the ice cream.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Sun screen, water , and a hat. Spend the day and enjoy some of the sites and food. Don't forget the ice cream.
Chris  S.
Chris S. Wallingford, VT
I would definitely recommend a fishing trip on Top Sail for anyone. It was a great day for myself and both my son's.
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
I would definitely recommend a fishing trip on Top Sail for anyone. It was a great day for myself and both my son's.
Jeff  W.
Jeff W. Canton, OH
Read the reviews for the Captains. The right Captain makes all the difference in the world
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Read the reviews for the Captains. The right Captain makes all the difference in the world
John  S.
John S. Dunn, NC

Native Son Guide Service
Native Son Guide Service
Fishing charter in Topsail Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 123 reviews
Great day on the water!! Capt Mike put us on the fish and gave us the tools to land keepers! Well kept boat and gear and an intimate knowledge of the area added to our great experience. Highly recommend this guide for any trip you would take!
Robert  B.
Robert B. United States
Native Son Guide Service
Native Son Guide Service
Fishing charter in Topsail Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 123 reviews
Had a great day of fishing and laughs with capt Mike can't wait to do it again highly recommend this trip
Joseph  L.
Joseph L. Raleigh, NC
Native Son Guide Service
Native Son Guide Service
Fishing charter in Topsail Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 123 reviews
Captain Mike was a great guide. Bite was tough but he still managed to get us on a few fish.
James  M.
James M. Norton, OH
Native Son Guide Service
Native Son Guide Service
Fishing charter in Topsail Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 123 reviews
Captain Mike was great with my kids. We all caught some fish and had a blast! Thanks Captain Mike
Joseph  S.
Joseph S. Decatur, GA
Native Son Guide Service
Native Son Guide Service
Fishing charter in Topsail Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 123 reviews
A few guys I might be cool with wanted to fish and we went with Native Son. IT...WAS...AWESOME!! We caught plenty of fish and the Captain joined in on our jokes and cracks on each other! Great knowledge about the area and just a good dude!! We might be known as the White Claw Crew!! We WILL be back!! Thanks for a great time!
Aaron  B.
Aaron B. Raleigh, North Carolina
Native Son Guide Service
Native Son Guide Service
Fishing charter in Topsail Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 123 reviews
Captain Mike made sure our fishing trip was enjoyable. Mike got my daughter involved almost immediately. He kept her engaged in fishing. Mike knows how to make a family fishing trip exciting for everyone on the boat. Mike is very friendly and helps you any way he can.
James  B.
James B. BRUSHY FORK, WV
Native Son Guide Service
Native Son Guide Service
Fishing charter in Topsail Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 123 reviews
Excellent guide worked very hard for us to catch fish I would do it again!
Shawn  O.
Shawn O. United States
Native Son Guide Service
Native Son Guide Service
Fishing charter in Topsail Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 123 reviews
Great trip! Really enjoyed Mike, he seemed very knowledgeable on where and when to fish and that was shown too by now many fish we caught and how many different species as well. He was very helpful, but at the same time just let us fish. We would definitely go with him again.
Mark  P.
Mark P. Ellwood City, PA
Native Son Guide Service
Native Son Guide Service
Fishing charter in Topsail Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 123 reviews
Captain Mike was at the dock a hour earlier than expected, very knowledgeable and friendly guy , we had a good run on Spanish and wrapped up the day on Red fish , he’s not a clock watchers and I’m definitely planing on booking with him again
Raymond  L.
Raymond L. Ruffin, NC
Fish Topsail
Fish Topsail
Fishing charter in Topsail Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 40 reviews
My Father, Father in Law, two boys ages 8 and 6, and myself went on a half day charter with Fish Topsail. Captain Jake and first mate Brett did a great job and put us onto fish almost immediately upon leaving the dock. We finished up coming home with a ton of Spanish Mackerel and one lesser amberjack, and we caught two sharks and bunch of Sea Bass. The captain and first mate made the whole day fun and exciting. Highly recommend!
Jason  H.
Jason H. Latrobe, PA
Fish Topsail
Fish Topsail
Fishing charter in Topsail Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 40 reviews
Once we dropped the lines in it was non stop!! Great crew. Next year plan on doin a half day or hopefully a full day!
Cam  H.
Cam H. Sanford, North Carolina
Fish Topsail
Fish Topsail
Fishing charter in Topsail Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 40 reviews
This was a great fishing trip! We caught many pounds of filets of sea bass keepers, large grunts, and Spanish mackerel. Jake and Brett were extremely friendly, helpful, and informative. We learned a lot about fishing technique and the topography and fish population of southern NC.
Stephen  J.  M.
Stephen J. M. LUTHVLE TIMON, MD
Fish Topsail
Fish Topsail
Fishing charter in Topsail Beach
4.0 Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good Very Good 40 reviews
Jake was a great captain enjoyed the trip Jake made sure we caught enough fish for dinner great Time. Thanks Joe
Joseph  S.
Joseph S. Bessemer, PA
Fish Topsail
Fish Topsail
Fishing charter in Topsail Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 40 reviews
Captain Jake and his first mate were awesome with my 11 yr old son and I. I have never hit a fishing limit before but Captain Jake and his first mate it possible!
Christopher  W.
Christopher W. Syracuse, OH
Fish Topsail
Fish Topsail
Fishing charter in Topsail Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 40 reviews
We had a fantastic day out the fishing was a little thin but this is a great boat- very comfortable- and Capt Jake and Brett worked hard all the way out and in to put us on fish. Highly recommend.
Kenneth  B.
Kenneth B. Alexandria, Virginia
Native Son Guide Service
Native Son Guide Service
Fishing charter in Topsail Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 123 reviews
Highly recommend this charter for anyone that wants to get on fish. My kids and I had a great day and thank Native Son for giving us just that
Thomas  M.
Thomas M. Douglassville, PA
Fish Topsail
Fish Topsail
Fishing charter in Topsail Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 40 reviews
Jake and Brett were awsome. Would definitely recommend them. Very professional and courteous. Had a great time and caught some good fish. Thanks Jake and Brett.
Logan  S.
Logan S. Broadway, VA
Native Son Guide Service
Native Son Guide Service
Fishing charter in Topsail Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 123 reviews
Our trip was fantastic. Captain had great advice on changing our departure time which proved to be a day-saver. We all caught plenty of fish including some species I’d never even heard of. He is wonderful with kids and infinitely patient with newbies- a born teacher. I would highly recommend this guide to anyone.
Roxane  C.
Roxane C. Warren Park, IN
Fish Topsail
Fish Topsail
Fishing charter in Topsail Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 40 reviews
Captain Orr and his 1st Mate Brett provided a fun afternoon. Initially the fish weren't biting but, they persevered in trying other spots until the fish were found. We kept three nice fish which provided 6 nice fillets. I have enjoyed grilling them in two different batches. I recall Brett told me they were Black drum. We hooked some other fish including a couple of small sharks which were released.
Kenneth  M.
Kenneth M. Plymouth, MI
Fish Topsail
Fish Topsail
Fishing charter in Topsail Beach
5.0 Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent 40 reviews
Jake and Brett were awesome. They made our trip an awesome experience. We caught several nice fish and landed a few as pictured. Highly recommend Fish Topsail Charter.
Chris  B.
Chris B. Oxford, NC

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Topsail Beach

To give you an idea of how much a fishing trip in Topsail Beach costs, the average price for a 4 hour private trip is $517, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $597. 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 Topsail Beach is 27 ft and the most common vessel type is a Bay boat.

According to customer reviews, Native Son Guide Service, Fish Topsail, and South End Anglers are some of the most popular fishing charters in Topsail Beach, North Carolina. Full list of top fishing charters in Topsail Beach.

Native Son Guide Service, Fish Topsail, and South End Anglers all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Topsail Beach.

The best way to experience fishing in Topsail Beach 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 Topsail Beach, North Carolina.

The most popular fish species you can target are Amberjack, Little Tunny (False Albacore), and Seabass (Black). Top fishing techniques include bottom fishing, light tackle, and jigging. Nearshore fishing, reef fishing, and wreck fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Plenty of anglers will be spending the start of the year fishing for Tuna in the Gulf Stream. Bluefins will be the main target, and the trips are long but very rewarding. Check availability for local fishing charters in Topsail Beach.

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