Bogue Sound

90 Fishing Charters

Bogue Sound Fishing Charters

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Bogue Sound: 90 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(31 reviews)
Morehead City
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
(23 reviews)
Cedar Point
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trips from $400
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(18 reviews)
Morehead City
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trips from $400
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
Swansboro
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trips from $350
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(27 reviews)
Atlantic Beach
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trips from $450
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
Emerald Isle
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Excellent
4.8 / 5
(73 reviews)
Swansboro
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trips from $150
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(113 reviews)
Atlantic Beach
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trips from $500
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
Emerald Isle
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trips from $450
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(8 reviews)
Swansboro
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trips from $600

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Bogue Sound

According to customer reviews, Drum Roll Charters, Southern Tides Fishing Charters, and Prop-Wash Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Bogue Sound. Full list of top fishing charters in Bogue Sound.

The average price for a private 4 hour Bogue Sound fishing trip is $517, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,328 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Drum Roll Charters, Southern Tides Fishing Charters, and Prop-Wash Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Bogue Sound.

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

The Bogue Sound fishing scene is an inshore angler’s dream. Located on North Carolina’s “Crystal Coast,” it borders all of the area’s most coveted coastal towns. Casting your rod in the productive waters of the Bogue Sound is easy, and you’ll have one of the best views of the area’s well-known sunsets!

This inshore fishing haven earns its reputation on account of its year-round population of Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, and Black Drum. Seasonal visitors include the almighty Tarpon, as well as Cobia, Mackerel, Kingfish, and the occasional Sheepshead. And if you’re wondering why the fishing here is so good, it's thanks to the area's large-stock of baiting mullet.

When it comes to deciding what kind of trip to choose for your visit to the Bogue Sound, you’ll be happy to know you have plenty of options. A half day trip gives you more than enough time to land a few of the area’s year-round, inshore favorites. If you’re after larger seasonal visitors like Tarpon or Kingfish, opt for a full day on the water and you won’t be disappointed.

The Bogue Sound stretches over roughly 25 miles, and encompasses most of the area’s best-known vacation towns. These include Emerald Isle, Atlantic Beach, Beaufort, and angling hotspot Morehead City. These departure points are dotted with marinas and boat ramps that boast a selection of fishing charters for you to choose from.
 

Rules & Regulations

Anglers fishing the Bogue Sound with a licensed charter captain won’t need to worry about purchasing a fishing license. Your captain will also ensure that you’re staying within the area’s seasonality and bagging limits. 

Bogue Sound
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 27721 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

It doesn’t get all that cold on southern banks of North Carolina, meaning fishing in January can be both productive and comfortable. Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, and Black Drum could all be in the cards.

February

You’ll still be able to hook the sound’s year-round inshore fish. Moving into nearshore waters, however, may give you a shot at Kingfish and Spanish Mackerel, too.

March

The waters are definitely warming up and that means Redfish, Trout, and Black Drum fishing is only going to get better. It won’t take long to hook your limits!

April

There are enough Redfish, Trout, and Black Drum in the Bogue Sound to keep you entertained all day long. Bluefish join the party inshore and Mackerel fishing heats up nearshore.

May

We did mention that Redfish, Spotted Seatrout, and Black Drum are year-round targets, right? You can catch them now too, but Bluefish steal their thunder as they hit peak season.

June

It’s officially summer and the coastal towns along the Bogue Sound are brimming with locals and visitors. Be sure to book a charter early – especially if you plan on going after Tarpon!

July

Peak season continues on all fronts! The Spotted Seatrout bite is fantastic and the fishing is amplified by the addition of Redfish, Black Drum, Flounder, and Tarpon.

August

Inshore anglers are filling up their coolers with delicious Redfish and Flounder. Don’t worry, Spotted Seatrout is still here too! Tarpon season starts to wind down but you can still get in on some great action.

September

The shores start to empty out, but the waters are still bustling! Schools of Spanish Mackerel come right up to shore, making for exciting angling. This is also your best shot at getting your hands on Sheepshead.

October

The Kingfish are closer than ever, as they come right up to shore to feed before winter hits. There’s no better time to do some inshore game fishing in the Bogue Sound!

November

Early winter is here, but local captains don’t show any signs of slowing down. They’ll take you into the sound for Redfish, Black Drum, and Spotted Seatrout galore.

December

What better way to end of the year than with a cooler full of delicious Redfish? North Carolina fishing is open for business year-round and local captains are more than happy to take you out on the water.

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It's off the tourist season so there are definitely less people here. As far as the fishing itself, I think circumstances today were unique as there was a tropical storm a couple days before. Didn't seem to negatively impact anything, and I saw other people were successful out on the water during this time as well.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It's off the tourist season so there are definitely less people here. As far as the fishing itself, I think circumstances today were unique as there was a tropical storm a couple days before. Didn't seem to negatively impact anything, and I saw other people were successful out on the water during this time as well.
Alex  B.
Alex B.
Be flexible. We fished for albie but we saw others catching flounders and drum. We did catch a dozen small fish in the surf.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be flexible. We fished for albie but we saw others catching flounders and drum. We did catch a dozen small fish in the surf.
Darrel  J.
Darrel J. Sioux Falls, SD
Book an all day trip if you can because you won’t want to get off the water! Hydrate hydrate hydrate
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book an all day trip if you can because you won’t want to get off the water! Hydrate hydrate hydrate
Karen  B.
Karen B. Madison, WI
To go thru buck nasty charters. Will teach u and tell u everything u need to know
Excellent
5.0 / 5
To go thru buck nasty charters. Will teach u and tell u everything u need to know
Nick  S.
Nick S. Bruceton Mills, WV
August winds down the season but experienced crews like Offshore Outlaw still make a great outing
Excellent
5.0 / 5
August winds down the season but experienced crews like Offshore Outlaw still make a great outing
Ray  B.
Ray B. Hubert, North Carolina
It's hot. Drink lots of water. Some days are better than others but that's why it's called fishing and not catching
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It's hot. Drink lots of water. Some days are better than others but that's why it's called fishing and not catching
Michael  L.
Michael L. Greenville, NC
Windy and swells didn't allow us to off-shore fish but it was a great time and Capt Eick was super!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Windy and swells didn't allow us to off-shore fish but it was a great time and Capt Eick was super!
Barbara  J.
Barbara J. Swansboro, North Carolina
As expected it was a hot day and the seas were rough due to incoming summer storms. But the crew found us a spot sheltered behind an island. Was a gorgeous spot…
Excellent
4.7 / 5
As expected it was a hot day and the seas were rough due to incoming summer storms. But the crew found us a spot sheltered behind an island. Was a gorgeous spot…
Jennifer  G.
Jennifer G. Elkton, VA
Totally ? would go fishing with this man ???? put u on so red drum or whatever!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Totally ? would go fishing with this man ???? put u on so red drum or whatever!
Devin  J.
Devin J.
Go early in the AM the bite is better than the afternoon. Can be slightly cool early in the AM would recommened a hoodie and light pants for the first hour or so.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go early in the AM the bite is better than the afternoon. Can be slightly cool early in the AM would recommened a hoodie and light pants for the first hour or so.
Gordon  W.
Gordon W. Apex, NC
It would be good idea to have a guide - knowing where, when and what opportunities there is a plus with only minimal time available.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It would be good idea to have a guide - knowing where, when and what opportunities there is a plus with only minimal time available.
Dennis  M.
Dennis M. Altoona, PA
Fishing in July was hot. Be ready for the sun and wear appropriate clothing and sunscreen. Also be ready to have a great day on the ocean.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing in July was hot. Be ready for the sun and wear appropriate clothing and sunscreen. Also be ready to have a great day on the ocean.
Caleb  S.
Caleb S. Morehead City, North Carolina
Bring some water and snacks aboard. The Captain knows best for where to find the best catch! We caught two spotted drum on our trip!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring some water and snacks aboard. The Captain knows best for where to find the best catch! We caught two spotted drum on our trip!
Lindsay  M.
Lindsay M.
Fish the Sound for some sharks and rays. Big fish don't bite much during the summer.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fish the Sound for some sharks and rays. Big fish don't bite much during the summer.
Ben  M.
Ben M. Moneta, VA
Be prepared for windy days and choose your charter wisely! Changed plans and went inshore back country river fishing instead of running offshore.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared for windy days and choose your charter wisely! Changed plans and went inshore back country river fishing instead of running offshore.
Scott  W.
Scott W. Springfield, VA
Just sign up and go out. Rain or shine, fish or no fish, life is too short not to go out and give it a shot.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just sign up and go out. Rain or shine, fish or no fish, life is too short not to go out and give it a shot.
Michael  L.
Michael L.
heat of summer is not the best fishing. Better fishing in June and fall but my guests could only be here in July.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
heat of summer is not the best fishing. Better fishing in June and fall but my guests could only be here in July.
George  E.
George E. Morehead City, NC
Bring a six cord and sunscreen and a cooler of drinks and snacks. Going with Cody and Holden is making good choices.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring a six cord and sunscreen and a cooler of drinks and snacks. Going with Cody and Holden is making good choices.
Brent  G.
Brent G. Havelock, North Carolina
Bring plenty of cold water & drinks, chapstick, and sunblock. Then, go with flow.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring plenty of cold water & drinks, chapstick, and sunblock. Then, go with flow.
Richard  E.
Richard E. Clayton, NC
Check the weather we lucked out it was towards the end of a bad weather week and got to go it was still bumpy out on the water but still had a great experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Check the weather we lucked out it was towards the end of a bad weather week and got to go it was still bumpy out on the water but still had a great experience
Ashtob  W.
Ashtob W.

Play Money Charters LLC
Play Money Charters LLC
Fishing charter in Swansboro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
By far the best day of our vacation so far! Captain Dalton was awesome! He was very knowledgeable about everything ocean! He even understood all our smart@ss banter with each other! If you get the chance book with him!!!
Mike  W.
Mike W. Charleston, WV
Drum Roll Charters
Drum Roll Charters
Fishing charter in Morehead City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(31 reviews)
My dad and I went on a fishing trip with Travis this morning. He was very knowledgeable with his fish and where to find them. We caught a few different types of fish and were able to see a group of dolphins. Great experience, will do again.
Stephanie  C.
Stephanie C. Mesa, AZ
Fin Chaser Charters NC
Fin Chaser Charters NC
Fishing charter in Atlantic Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(79 reviews)
We have been fishing all over the east coast for the 25 plus years. I can honestly say that Captain Keith Smith and his first mate Alan were the most prepare charter we have ever been on. All lines and lures were prepped and bait were ready to go and we never had to stop to set up the lines trolling. Very polite and professional. I would highly recommend the Fin Chaser!!
James  M.
James M. Belleville, NJ
Hawk Charters
Hawk Charters
Fishing charter in Beaufort
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(289 reviews)
We had a great time with Captain David and his crew mate “Shaggy”! Both were very kind and very knowledgeable. We caught around 50 fish in just 4 hours! Even brought back some good fish to cook up later! Highly recommended!
Andrew  O.
Andrew O.
Southern Tides Fishing Charters
Southern Tides Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cedar Point
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(23 reviews)
4 people and Jacob was very courteous couldn’t have been more knowledgeable and helpful and professional. Had plenty of bait and caught 14 keepers.
JOHN  G.
JOHN G. Grand Rapids, MI
Drum Roll Charters
Drum Roll Charters
Fishing charter in Morehead City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(31 reviews)
The bite was very slow but we still had a good time. The captain had been in touch with us and was on time for the trip.
Darrel  J.
Darrel J. Sioux Falls, SD
Reel Time Charters
Reel Time Charters
Fishing charter in Atlantic Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(113 reviews)
Captain Cody and First mate Grant were super good with my kids and we had a great time. These guys know how to find the fish. Caught 36 fish and we all had a great time. Will be back for sure.
Jason  T.
Jason T. Raleigh, NC
Southern Tides Fishing Charters
Southern Tides Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cedar Point
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(23 reviews)
Captain Jacob Boucher made the day. Very knowledgeable, very affable and engaging. Took us to several spots looking for different species and knew just when to change things up to keep the day moving. We had a very nice haul.
John  D.
John D. Apex, North Carolina
Southern Tides Fishing Charters
Southern Tides Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Cedar Point
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(23 reviews)
Such an awesome experience! We all loved it and we are all definitely planning another trip!
Ashley  R.
Ashley R. Harlingen, TX
Prop-Wash Charters
Prop-Wash Charters
Fishing charter in Morehead City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(18 reviews)
We set out on time and started trolling once we hit the fishing grounds which didnt take long. We caught some Spanish Mackeral and Blues. It was a smooth ride from start to finish and the crew was very accomodating. When we got back the first mate filleted our fish for us and they bagged it up in a ziplock. Very nice trip. I plan to go out on a full day with them in the future. I want to try out their fighting chair.
Christopher  M.
Christopher M. UPPR CHICHSTR, PA
Ali-Kat Too
Ali-Kat Too
Fishing charter in Emerald Isle
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
We had a wonderful experience for my family. 5 out of 6 of us had never been fishing on the ocean. It was a great way to spend time with the family. Caught fish for dinner....yeah! Captain and Ben were very personable and we will be back to book again.
Jo  T.
Jo T. Fort Valley, VA
FinchasersUSA Charters
FinchasersUSA Charters
Fishing charter in Beaufort
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(33 reviews)
We spent the evening with Captain Jack for Red Drum. He took us to multiple sites, each one more successful. We eventually found where the fish were hiding and caught multiple large Drum for a great experience. Jack is very personable and had all we needed to have a successful fishing trip.
Jim  C.
Jim C. Morehead City, North Carolina
Offshore Outlaw Fishing Charters
Offshore Outlaw Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Morehead City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(151 reviews)
We had a great out with the crew. I have been coming to Emerald Isle for vacation for nearly 20 years and fished with many charters and head boats but the offshore outlaw guys have by far been my best time. They put us on the fish most of the day, and during down time were fun guys to be around.
Darien  B.
Darien B. Partlow, VA
Lizardfish Charters and Island Adventures
Lizardfish Charters and Island Adventures
Fishing charter in Cedar Point
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Took the wife and kids out with captain Rick and his wonderful wife. All the kids (and adults) had a great time catching fish and looking for shark teeth. Already planning a trip for next year and will be spending more time with captain Rick. The negative… we only booked for 2 hours! We can’t recommend them enough! You’ll want to book more than 2 hours!
Robb  H.
Robb H. Hampstead, North Carolina
Ali-Kat Sportfishing
Ali-Kat Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Emerald Isle
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(32 reviews)
Wonderful time! Jason and Ben were very, very nice and very enthusiastic. Caught enough fish enough for dinner and some to take home. Will be going again when we come back!
Cynthia  W.
Cynthia W. Talbott, TN
Reel Pirates Fishing Charters And Adventures
Reel Pirates Fishing Charters And Adventures
Fishing charter in Emerald Isle
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
Great experience with Capt. Will, very knowledgeable about the area and a very nice guy. I will definitely book with him again. 5 stars all the way around. Thanks Capt. Will, look forward to seeing you again.
Glenn  G.
Glenn G. Pilot Mountain, NC
Play Money Charters LLC
Play Money Charters LLC
Fishing charter in Swansboro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
Had a great time out on the water with the boys. Even when the fish weren’t biting, we were having a great time
Gage  N.
Gage N. Raleigh, NC
Top Shelf Sport Fishing
Top Shelf Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Atlantic Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(59 reviews)
Great crew on boat and easy to deal with, very professional as always, would highly recommend them
Timothy  W.
Timothy W.
Buck Nasty Fishing Charters
Buck Nasty Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Emerald Isle
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
We had a great day fishing. He put us on fish. He is very professional and keeps you busy on the water. No wasted time. All learning and fishing for different species. Thanks Captain Tommy, Buck Nasty Charters.
Silvia  G.
Silvia G. Centerville, NC
Top Shelf Sport Fishing
Top Shelf Sport Fishing
Fishing charter in Atlantic Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(59 reviews)
We had a great trip. Boat was very comfortable and First Mate Cody was super friendly and helpful. He worked very hard for all of us to get fish on hooks.
SHANNON  D.
SHANNON D. Morehead City, North Carolina