Albemarle Sound

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Albemarle Sound Fishing Charters

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Albemarle Sound: 106 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(323 reviews)
Wanchese
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
Wanchese
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trips from $250
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(42 reviews)
Nags Head
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trips from $275
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(121 reviews)
Wanchese
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trips from $300
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(57 reviews)
Manteo
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trips from $500
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(177 reviews)
Wanchese
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trips from $275
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(296 reviews)
Manteo
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trips from $450
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(47 reviews)
Manteo
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trips from $495
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(82 reviews)
Nags Head
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
(278 reviews)
Wanchese
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Albemarle Sound

According to customer reviews, **Cutawhiskie Charters** #1, Old North State Fishing, and Poorridge Fishing Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Albemarle Sound. Full list of top fishing charters in Albemarle Sound.

The average price for a private 4 hour Albemarle Sound fishing trip is $519, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,483 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

**Cutawhiskie Charters** #1, Old North State Fishing, and Poorridge Fishing Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Albemarle Sound.

The most popular fish species you can target are Bluefish, Redfish, and Spanish Mackerel. Top fishing techniques include Light Tackle, Bottom Fishing, and Trolling. Inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and wreck fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

The Albemarle Sound is overflowing with exciting fish. The brackish waters at the confluence of several rivers are protected from the sea by the Outer Banks, creating a wealth of fishing opportunities. Come fishing in the Albemarle Sound and you’ll discover stunning nature, calm waters, and thrilling action!
 

Types of Fishing

With the Atlantic waters just on the other side of the OBX, there’s no end to what you can target when fishing in and around the Albemarle Sound. Whether on the Sound itself, fishing the surf, or heading offshore, you’re in for a treat

Inshore Fishing

The Sound itself boasts plenty of fish for a productive day out. The still waters are a great place to get to grips with a rod and reel, while avid anglers can also get their fix of fishing by filling the boat. 
 
Hit the backcountry’s shallows and you’ll come across some tough-fighting Largemouth Bass and delicious Crappie, or fish the main basin for Flounder, Redfish, Weakfish, and many more. Follow the prized Striped Bass all over the place, with winter being a particularly fruitful season. 

Nearshore Fishing

Head south from the sound and, after navigating Roanoke Island, you’ll come to Oregon Inlet. Fish here or along the Outer Banks’ famous beaches and you’ll take advantage of the Gulf Stream’s incredible effect on local marine life. Some true monsters inhabit these waters, so try bottom fishing the reefs or troll the open waters and you could find yourself battling it out with Cobia, False Albacore, Mackerel, and more.

Offshore Fishing

If you’ve got some experience with a rod and reel in your hand, then the chance to go offshore is irresistible. With the Gulf Stream just over 30 miles out from the inlet, you’ll get to test your skills and strength against some of the ocean’s most prized creatures on an 8-hour trip! 
 
Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna, and Mahi Mahi all call these waters home at some point during the year. Troll the open waters for the bite of these beasts and get ready for the fight of a lifetime.
 

When to Go

With excellent fishing year-round, there’s never a bad time to go fishing in the Albemarle Sound. While the offshore waters may be a little choppy in winter, the calm inshore waters will cater to your fishing needs.
 
Peak season hits in summer when the pelagics make their way along the Gulf Stream and the inshore fish fill up the sound. Find a charter that suits you and get on the Albemarle Sound for a true summer getaway! 
Albemarle Sound
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 27693 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January
Escape the January blues with a trip on the productive waters of the Albemarle Sound. Delicious Flounder and Striped Bass will be the order of the day, ensuring a warming meal to look forward to. 
February
Make the most of the quiet seas, if you can, and take a trip offshore to battle it out with Bluefin Tuna. Don’t worry if the weather’s bad, though, as Bluefish join the Flounder and Stripers inshore, too. 
March
Spring has sprung and the fishing is starting to warm up too. Tuna season really takes off and a trip out to the deep waters of the Gulf Stream and beyond will see you filling the boat with some tasty treats.
April
You can feel the season start to kick in as April dawns. Get your practice in for high season as you bottom fish the surf or sound, or troll the offshore waters to land anything from a Flounder to a Wahoo.
May
Mahi Mahi joins the offshore party, giving you an even better chance of landing something delicious to take home from the deep, while the Drum run kicks off inshore, leaving you with a dilemma of where to fish. 
June
There’s no doubt that peak season is upon the Sound, as the bay is crowded with boats. With plenty of fish to go round, there’s no need to worry, and you can even catch a glimpse of a Marlin offshore. 
July
Push yourself to the limit in July as you go after White Marlin, Blue Marlin, and Sailfish offshore. These tough-fighting Billfish will do anything to get off the end of your line, so get ready for the fight of your life. 
August
There’s a reason why Manteo’s Pirate’s Cove Billfish Fishing Tournament is held in August. Head out to the deep and join in the serious fishing as you try to land a trophy-sized catch for big rewards.
September
Go after the last of the pelagics offshore as the season reaches its climax. Monster Kingfish and Spanish Mackerel will offer great angling options just beyond the surf, so come and extend your summer.
October
It’s not over yet! In fact, the inshore fishing is better than ever before. Join the annual Manteo Rotary Inshore Slam and go after Stripers, Flounder, Drum, and Trout as you test your bottom fishing skills.
November
While the weather may be getting colder, the fishing is still red-hot. Hit the shallows of the Albemarle Sound in November and you’ll find plenty of delicious fish to take home for the holiday season.
December
Just because it’s the end of the year, there’s no need to give up on fishing. Fishing the sounds in December is as good as ever, so don’t miss out on the chance to see out the year with a boatful of tasty fish. 

Albemarle Sound Fishing Calendar

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fishing on a boat your best bet but for fishing has lots of fun bites. used artificial cut bait
Excellent
5.0 / 5
fishing on a boat your best bet but for fishing has lots of fun bites. used artificial cut bait
Clifton  G.
Clifton G. Lake Frederick, VA
This was the first time fishing in the ocean - it was a calm day and we caught enough fish for many meals. Sound fishing in the past was excellent as well - but we were very satisfied being on the ocean side of the OBX.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This was the first time fishing in the ocean - it was a calm day and we caught enough fish for many meals. Sound fishing in the past was excellent as well - but we were very satisfied being on the ocean side of the OBX.
Christine  F.
Christine F.
The best time to fish Manteo is April May and June. You might need to dodge high winds and hurricanes after July through November. Good news though, Manteo has inshore opportunities in the sound for anglers who love to bring home tasty catches. Speckled Trout and Red Drum are GREAT eating fish. So are sheepshead and Striped Bass.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The best time to fish Manteo is April May and June. You might need to dodge high winds and hurricanes after July through November. Good news though, Manteo has inshore opportunities in the sound for anglers who love to bring home tasty catches. Speckled Trout and Red Drum are GREAT eating fish. So are sheepshead and Striped Bass.
Robert  M.
Robert M. Crossville, TN
Be prepared to get wet and wear swimwear and bring a camera to capture the experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared to get wet and wear swimwear and bring a camera to capture the experience
Justin  S.
Justin S.
Fish on! The fish like every where tend to move but the locals communicate to let everyone know where the fish are at.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fish on! The fish like every where tend to move but the locals communicate to let everyone know where the fish are at.
Amy  M.
Amy M. Strasburg, VA
Always choose a well equipped and comfortable boat for your outing, and Captain with long time experience in the area.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Always choose a well equipped and comfortable boat for your outing, and Captain with long time experience in the area.
Prince  R.
Prince R. Quinton, VA
Absolutely. All sorts of species. Surf, pier, sound, several offshore/inshore options.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Absolutely. All sorts of species. Surf, pier, sound, several offshore/inshore options.
Joe  F.
Joe F.
Unfortunately we were here a week after the hurricane which had the fish out of sorts but based on what we have been told by others, the fishing is normally quite good
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Unfortunately we were here a week after the hurricane which had the fish out of sorts but based on what we have been told by others, the fishing is normally quite good
Joann  A.
Joann A. Harwood, MD
Be open to the Captains suggestions as to what would make your trip most productive.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be open to the Captains suggestions as to what would make your trip most productive.
Raymond  L.
Raymond L. Greensboro, NC
Yes, Its always good when you can get out on the water, even better when you can bring home dinner.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes, Its always good when you can get out on the water, even better when you can bring home dinner.
Fred  C.
Fred C. Vint Hill Farms, VA
Recommend fishing with some one familiar of the area like Cutawhiskie Charters!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Recommend fishing with some one familiar of the area like Cutawhiskie Charters!
Kristin  F.
Kristin F. Homer City, PA
These guys were fantastic. Explained in depth, every detail. We wish we booked the full day experience with them. Next time for sure.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
These guys were fantastic. Explained in depth, every detail. We wish we booked the full day experience with them. Next time for sure.
Aj  S.
Aj S. Mint Hill, NC
Remember it's called fishing and not catching, so some days you win, some days you don't. But if you're looking for a great experience go offshore fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Remember it's called fishing and not catching, so some days you win, some days you don't. But if you're looking for a great experience go offshore fishing.
Edwin  M.
Edwin M.
Booked out of Wanchese because we were staying in the area, and wanted a marina that was close to the inlet. The marina is right along the main road, parking right at the boat, and when we got back the fish cleaning service picked up our catch and took care of it for us. Pretty easy overall.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Booked out of Wanchese because we were staying in the area, and wanted a marina that was close to the inlet. The marina is right along the main road, parking right at the boat, and when we got back the fish cleaning service picked up our catch and took care of it for us. Pretty easy overall.
Matthew  S.
Matthew S. Rohrerstown, PA
Inshore would be Red Drum. Out a little Amberjack, Almaco Jack, Spanish Mackeral and King Mackeral.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Inshore would be Red Drum. Out a little Amberjack, Almaco Jack, Spanish Mackeral and King Mackeral.
Jerry  D.
Jerry D. Middle River, MD
Your not always going to catch all fish in ocean so be happy with what you have
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Your not always going to catch all fish in ocean so be happy with what you have
Thomas  H.
Thomas H. Sanford, NC
I liked fishing in September better, more of a variety of fish. But not the captains fault. It all depends on what's running.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I liked fishing in September better, more of a variety of fish. But not the captains fault. It all depends on what's running.
Dana  A.
Dana A. Burlington, WY
Captain Hank adjusts to your style and experience level. Great Captain and knows how to get kids involved. Has a lot of tackle to meet conditions.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain Hank adjusts to your style and experience level. Great Captain and knows how to get kids involved. Has a lot of tackle to meet conditions.
Jeff  M.
Jeff M. Bristow, VA
Wear long pants, long-sleeved shirt and big hat and show up on time. These guides work hard to make sure you get a great experience and they have a short time to get it done.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Wear long pants, long-sleeved shirt and big hat and show up on time. These guides work hard to make sure you get a great experience and they have a short time to get it done.
Shawn  N.
Shawn N. Breezewood, PA
The summer water was very warm this year. I think it may have slowed down the fishing but the trip itself was very nice.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
The summer water was very warm this year. I think it may have slowed down the fishing but the trip itself was very nice.
Patricia  O.
Patricia O. Delanco, NJ

Old North State Fishing
Old North State Fishing
Fishing charter in Wanchese
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
Showed us various good fishing spots, knew the water and fishing tactics well and was exceptionally kind and helpful throughout! Caught a nice speckled trout.
Dylan  S.
Dylan S. Scottsville, VA
X-Spearmint Sportfishing
X-Spearmint Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Manteo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(310 reviews)
Great morning fishing with Captain Ryan. Great guy, and knowledgeable fisherman. Great trip.😎
Phillip  D.
Phillip D. Mount Sidney, VA
Hayden Express Charters
Hayden Express Charters
Fishing charter in Wanchese
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(85 reviews)
Captain Ralph and Mason delivered an experience that far exceeded our expectations! He was able to get us on the fish very quickly. Albacore, Spanish Mackerel, Flounder and Blues found the ice! I would highly recommend, The Hayden Express if you're looking to book a charter while in OBX.
Chris  L.
Chris L. Butler, PA
Old North State Fishing
Old North State Fishing
Fishing charter in Wanchese
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
Had an amazing day on the water for my friends 21st birthday and we managed to have an amazing day filling the box with lots of fish and even hooked into a massive redfish on light tackle. Captain Andy is a super fun guy to be around and his knowledge of the waters around OBX are Apperent. Over all amazing and will come back again for sure.
Andrea  S.
Andrea S. Ivyland, PA
OBX Inshore Fishing – Stumpy Point
OBX Inshore Fishing – Stumpy Point
Fishing charter in Manteo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(296 reviews)
Wow! Amazing day! Caught all kinds of fish and had a blast with Captain Terry. He knew right where to go, how to catch them, and was just a blast to hang out with. Great with kids too. The experience was beyond all expectations. We will be back.
Daniel  F.
Daniel F. Readfield, ME
JW Charters
JW Charters
Fishing charter in Nags Head
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(82 reviews)
Captain John is very knowledgeable and took time to answer our questions and gave great tips for future fishing too. We saw other boats not catching and sitting. Captain John worked until he got us on fish. Caught a ton! Will definitely book again. Highly recommend!
Michael  T.
Michael T. Frame, WV
Artemis Sportfishing
Artemis Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Manteo
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(72 reviews)
Great boat and equipment The Captain and Mate were awesome I wish we had a few more fish but we weren’t skunked. Good trip will do again.
James  C.
James C. Rhoadesville, VA
Poacher  Sportfishing Charters
Poacher Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Nags Head
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(339 reviews)
We had 6 adults in our party. We caught fish as soon as the lines were in and kept catching. The first mate was busy! We would highly recommend this boat and crew. Hope to come back someday!
Christine  F.
Christine F.
Stick Em Fishing Adventures
Stick Em Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Wanchese
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(95 reviews)
Capt. Vinnie was delightful to have as our guide! Always positive, even when the bite was slow. He communicated openly and honestly as to what was, or was not, happening at any given moment. Very good at instructing the different methods of fishing. We boated nearly 20 fish during our trip and just missed a Citation for a sea trout by 1”!! We will be getting back with Captain Vinny on our next trip to the OBX!!
Jeff  S.
Jeff S. Chaska, MN
Poacher  Sportfishing Charters
Poacher Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Nags Head
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(339 reviews)
Great 4 hours fishing. The captain and first mate were friendly, informative and ensured we fished as much as possible. Would definitely recommend and will do it again.
Warren  B.
Warren B. Efland, NC
OBX Inshore Fishing – Stumpy Point
OBX Inshore Fishing – Stumpy Point
Fishing charter in Manteo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(296 reviews)
Captain Terry ordered up the perfect day. Blue skies calm waters, all kinds of fish and lots of laughs. Best charter trip we’ve ever been on. See you next year. Thanks Captain, Mike and Donna
Michael  S.
Michael S. Union Hall, VA
Jill Louise Headboat – 50' Evans
Jill Louise Headboat – 50' Evans
Fishing charter in Wanchese
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
We had great weather and an awesome experience with tuis trip. All family caught fish. Flounder, sea trout, trigger and pig fish. Crew was super accommodating with us and the other 6 people on the boat. Even saw dauphins heading out fishing. Thanks from the entire Neiderer family!!!!!
Troy  M.
Troy M. Hanover, PA
OBX Inshore Fishing – Stumpy Point
OBX Inshore Fishing – Stumpy Point
Fishing charter in Manteo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(296 reviews)
We throughly enjoyed our time fishing with Terry! Such a laid back experience and we felt like we were fishing with a long time friend! Thanks again Terry for a great trip!
William  B.
William B. CHRISTIANSBRG, VA
Waymaker Charters - F.V. Revival (29' cc)
Waymaker Charters - F.V. Revival (29' cc)
Fishing charter in Wanchese
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(121 reviews)
Capt. Lewis treated us great and put us in some great spots. We caught some speckled trout early and chased some flounder and drum late. He was knowledgeable about the areas and connected with other fisherman to give us the best intel on the conditions of the day. Very personable and easy going. Super time.
JONATHAN  M.
JONATHAN M. Kitty Hawk, North Carolina
Captain Froggy's Charter Fishing
Captain Froggy's Charter Fishing
Fishing charter in Manteo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(454 reviews)
We had a group of six with two kids. Captain Froggy was a delight to spend time with. He had everything we needed on board. I would highly recommend.
Katy  H.
Katy H. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Captain Froggy's Charter Fishing
Captain Froggy's Charter Fishing
Fishing charter in Manteo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(454 reviews)
Captain Froggy's charter was a great experience! We enjoyed the ride, the scenery, the Captain's company and the fishing time. Captain Froggy worked hard to find us a good fishing location, coordinating with other captains to locate good areas. He was fantastic with our 12 year old who really liked him and wants to repeat the experience at the first opportunity. Awesome charter!
Kris  W.
Kris W. Concord, VA
Hayden Express Charters
Hayden Express Charters
Fishing charter in Wanchese
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(85 reviews)
Everyone had a great day fishing with Captain Ralph and first mate Mason. They were focused on making our day a success and made our experience a lot of fun.
Howard  C.
Howard C. Wellsboro, PA
OBX Inshore Fishing – Stumpy Point
OBX Inshore Fishing – Stumpy Point
Fishing charter in Manteo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(296 reviews)
Had a great trip. Captain Terry is a great guy to fish with. Pretty windy day and water was a little off color but we still caught fish. We wound up catching 10 reds, 1 real nice spec. 5 black drum and 5 stingrays. I will fish with Terry again on our next trip for sure.
Charlie  W.
Charlie W. Livingston, TX
Jill Louise Headboat – 50' Evans
Jill Louise Headboat – 50' Evans
Fishing charter in Wanchese
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
The captain and deck hand were determined and persistent about us catching the best fish and having the best time.
Renee  L.
Renee L. Lake Of The Woods, VA
Vicarious Charters
Vicarious Charters
Fishing charter in Manteo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(155 reviews)
Captain Dave was amazing. There were 3 of us and Dave and we caught some bait fish and moved on to catch our limit of Red Drum, we also caught 2 stingrays which we threw back and 2 Red drum that we threw back due to having our limits and we a sea Robin. It was an all around amazing Day. We would recommend Dave to anyone.
Elizabeth  M.
Elizabeth M. Waynesboro, Virginia