Bogue Sound

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Bogue Sound Fishing Charters

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Bogue Sound: 74 fishing charters available

At Ease Charters Inc.

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(10 reviews)
Emerald Isle
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $450

Hawk Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(232 reviews)
Beaufort
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $440

Coastal Carolina Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(82 reviews)
Atlantic Beach
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $500

First Due Charters-Family Day

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Emerald Isle
 Instant Confirmation

Offshore Outlaw Fishing Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(69 reviews)
Morehead City
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $525

FinchasersUSA Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
Beaufort
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $350

Local Knowledge Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
Atlantic Beach
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $475

Tombstone Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(130 reviews)
Atlantic Beach
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trips from $550

Breakwater Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
Morehead City
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trips from $500

Swan Point Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(20 reviews)
Morehead City
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FAQs about Fishing Charters in Bogue Sound

The average price for a private 4 hour Bogue Sound fishing trip is $507, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,261 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, At Ease Charters Inc., Hawk Charters, and Coastal Carolina Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Bogue Sound. Full list of top fishing charters in Bogue Sound.

At Ease Charters Inc., Hawk Charters, and Coastal Carolina 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 Cobia. Top fishing techniques include light tackle, trolling, and spinning. 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
4.3 / 5
Based on 24785 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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Spanish Mackerel fishing is a good choice - close to shore, trolling or sight casting, great to eat.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Spanish Mackerel fishing is a good choice - close to shore, trolling or sight casting, great to eat.
Kenneth  B.
Kenneth B. United States
Get a sea sickness patch. Find the boat the day before so you can get there on time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get a sea sickness patch. Find the boat the day before so you can get there on time.
Rhonda  W.
Rhonda W. Melbourne, KY
Take snacks and water. Only fish with the locals recommended because they are experienced and know where the fish are. If its early take a light wind breaker because it is a bit chilly in the morning.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take snacks and water. Only fish with the locals recommended because they are experienced and know where the fish are. If its early take a light wind breaker because it is a bit chilly in the morning.
Edson  V.
Edson V. Gering, NE
Just remember that it is what it is when fishing. Great weather doesn't always present fish. That's why they call it fishing and not "catching!"
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Just remember that it is what it is when fishing. Great weather doesn't always present fish. That's why they call it fishing and not "catching!"
Roger  H.
Roger H. Denver, NC
Do a trip with captain Eric on the offshore outlaw it's well worth it awesome guy.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Do a trip with captain Eric on the offshore outlaw it's well worth it awesome guy.
Patrick  C.
Patrick C. Akron, OH
We surf fish every time we come down. We had another great successful trip! ( This is actually the reason we come down is to surf fish)
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We surf fish every time we come down. We had another great successful trip! ( This is actually the reason we come down is to surf fish)
Kim  H.
Kim H. Delaware, OH
Know what is in season and what you would like to fish for and know that it takes time to catch some species of fish.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Know what is in season and what you would like to fish for and know that it takes time to catch some species of fish.
Roger  R.
Roger R. Durham, ME
This was a great trip. Two of our group were first timers and they enjoyed it thoroughly!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This was a great trip. Two of our group were first timers and they enjoyed it thoroughly!
Regina  E.
Regina E. Winder, Georgia
My experience with the half day charter was excellent and exceeded my expectations. We tied a three day stay in Beaufort with the charter, which worked out well.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
My experience with the half day charter was excellent and exceeded my expectations. We tied a three day stay in Beaufort with the charter, which worked out well.
Paul  E.
Paul E. Durham, NC
Keep in mind it’s August. Hard fishing month with heat. Enjoy the experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Keep in mind it’s August. Hard fishing month with heat. Enjoy the experience
Troy  T.
Troy T. Raleigh, NC
I didn’t think we were going to catch that many sharks, but after eating some I wish I had kept more of them. They were delicious.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I didn’t think we were going to catch that many sharks, but after eating some I wish I had kept more of them. They were delicious.
Shelton  P.
Shelton P. Raleigh, NC
Research and contact several charters and speak with them. I had a captain ask me why I didn't choose him and I explained why and he asked who I chose and when I told him he replied told me we would have a great time on Corbett's boat.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Research and contact several charters and speak with them. I had a captain ask me why I didn't choose him and I explained why and he asked who I chose and when I told him he replied told me we would have a great time on Corbett's boat.
Mark  W.
Mark W. Elmira, NY
Still recovering from Hurricane Florence (and Michael!) but fishing is great! Try the boats or fish from pier or surf!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Still recovering from Hurricane Florence (and Michael!) but fishing is great! Try the boats or fish from pier or surf!
Emmett  W.
Emmett W. Morehead City, NC
It's a place that comes to life as far as fishing goes during May. You can catch so many different species of fish. I absolutely love Beaufort N.C. during May!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It's a place that comes to life as far as fishing goes during May. You can catch so many different species of fish. I absolutely love Beaufort N.C. during May!!!
Brent  M.
Brent M. Fayetteville, North Carolina
Get there early and get ready for an exciting day. Don't forget your sunscreen.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get there early and get ready for an exciting day. Don't forget your sunscreen.
Anthony  P.
Anthony P. New Bern, North Carolina
learn to pop a jig and you will catch fish but size in April may not be a keeper but close.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
learn to pop a jig and you will catch fish but size in April may not be a keeper but close.
Jason  L.
Jason L. Hubert, North Carolina
Morehead has everything you need for a great day of fishing, from tackle shop to charters.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Morehead has everything you need for a great day of fishing, from tackle shop to charters.
Randy  G.
Randy G. Raleigh, NC
Blue fish and spanish mackeral. If you can get a good day with calmer seas definitely go out to the blue water
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Blue fish and spanish mackeral. If you can get a good day with calmer seas definitely go out to the blue water
Brandon  M.
Brandon M. Raleigh, North Carolina
Pick a day with good weather, know what species your are targeting and find the appropriate charter. Remember it's fishing, you may get skunked but it's fishing!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Pick a day with good weather, know what species your are targeting and find the appropriate charter. Remember it's fishing, you may get skunked but it's fishing!
Robert  H.
Robert H. Swansboro, North Carolina
Find an experienced guide and stay away from the group boats and go with a smaller charter
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Find an experienced guide and stay away from the group boats and go with a smaller charter
Dennis  N.
Dennis N. Old Fort, North Carolina

Pogies Fishing Center
Pogies Fishing Center
Fishing charter in Swansboro
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(25 reviews)
We had a wonderful experience with Captain David today…we specifically requested that we get a captain that would show us how and where to catch Reds in the ICW in the Swansboro area and Captain David nailed it…even with the drenching rains we encountered!!! We learned so much and we had a great time! Thanks Captain David!!
Robin  F.
Robin F. Emerald Isle, NC
Hawk Charters
Hawk Charters
Fishing charter in Beaufort
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(232 reviews)
We had a great time. Staff was wonderful and helpful all day from start to finish even icing your cooler down before you leave. Thank you! 🙂
Dat  L.
Dat L. Clayton, NC
Reelax Fishing Charters
Reelax Fishing Charters "Wasabi"
Fishing charter in Morehead City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
The crew Rachel was fantastic fish and relaxed couldn't ask for a better time
Carl  G.
Carl G. Smithfield, NC
Young Co. Guide Service
Young Co. Guide Service
Fishing charter in Hubert
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Absolutely worth it! Hunter is an amazing guide. This was my first charter and he was very personable and informative. The trip was fun and very comfortable. We went after red fish and got our limit. Will definitely book again!
Joshua  K.
Joshua K. Altoona, Pennsylvania
Gunny B Outdoors LLC
Gunny B Outdoors LLC
Fishing charter in Swansboro
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(15 reviews)
This was an absolute blast. We had an amazing 🐚 shell search and some great clam digging. The captain was wonderful. Highly recommend.
Justin  K.
Justin K. Patton, PA
Pirates Life 4 Us Fishing Charters
Pirates Life 4 Us Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Emerald Isle
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(160 reviews)
Although the fish were hiding ( for all the boats) Captain Tim kept us all laughing and First Mate Don also provided great information about the marine life in Emerald Isle. He made sure my grandsons were busy and entertained and when the youngest caught a shark it made the day! Highly recommend a day with Pirate’s Life for me!
Margaret  S.
Margaret S. Sneads Ferry, North Carolina
Coastal Carolina Charters
Coastal Carolina Charters
Fishing charter in Atlantic Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(82 reviews)
Booked this for my son and a few other family members and they were in no way disappointed! Trip was great and they caught several fish, even saw a barracuda eat the tail off the king mackerel as they were reeling it in. Charlie was phenomenal with our son whose 12, loves fishing and has severe ADHD. He was patient and understanding, listened to all of his questions and excessive chatter. Would definitely recommend!
KENNETH  W.
KENNETH W. Swansboro, North Carolina
Tombstone Charters
Tombstone Charters
Fishing charter in Atlantic Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(130 reviews)
Great Time. Freezer is full. Mark is eating again. All is good for the PA boys! Thanks a million!
Levi  S.
Levi S. Butler, PA
Coastal Carolina Charters
Coastal Carolina Charters
Fishing charter in Atlantic Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(82 reviews)
We had a fantastic time, the fellas went above and beyond to make sure we got lots of fish! They had lots of patience with our 6 year old and his 50,000 questions!
Lisa  P.
Lisa P. Hardy, VA
Sound-N-Sea Charters
Sound-N-Sea Charters
Fishing charter in Morehead City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(59 reviews)
This was a perfect, casual tour around the area with so much to see - Beaufort waterfront, Harkers Island, Cape Lookout Lighthouse. On the way back we came out via the ocean and came upon Spanish Mackerel blitz and had to stop and reel in a couple ( big smile). Matt is very knowledgeable of the area, nice boat, nice dock.
Kenneth  B.
Kenneth B. United States
Reel Time Charters
Reel Time Charters
Fishing charter in Atlantic Beach
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(62 reviews)
Captain Cody and his first mate were knowledgeable and very friendly. We had a good day of fishing. We caught Spanish mackerel, bluefish, a shark, and a grouper. I recommend Reel Time Charters for your charter fishing experience!
David  P.
David P. Richmond, VA
At Ease Charters Inc.
At Ease Charters Inc.
Fishing charter in Emerald Isle
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
What a fantastic trip! Heath was amazing. Incredibly communicative before the trip and even better to fish with. Took us to several places trying to find the best spots. Careful and attentive. Couldn’t have asked for better. Can’t wait to book again
Lance  F.
Lance F. Hubert, North Carolina
Local Knowledge Charters
Local Knowledge Charters
Fishing charter in Atlantic Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
A great day of fishing with a knowledgeable captain! Ages 8-40+ all had a fun day while catching a lot of fish!! We
Linda  S.
Linda S. Naperville, IL
Pogies Fishing Center
Pogies Fishing Center
Fishing charter in Swansboro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(25 reviews)
This was the best fishing trip we had, Capt David and Capt Ethan are really great! We had a great time catching as many fish as we could pull in!I would recommend renting a kayak here also!
Sonia  G.
Sonia G. La Center, KY
Tombstone Charters
Tombstone Charters
Fishing charter in Atlantic Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(130 reviews)
Captain Jared was awesome. He was patient and encouraging and worked hard to provide a memorable experience for our family, especially my daughter that was on her first salt water fishing trip. We caught mahi, trigger fish, beliners, porgys, sea bass, almaco jacks, and amberjacks.
Brian  M.
Brian M. Raleigh, NC
Offshore Outlaw Fishing Charters
Offshore Outlaw Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Morehead City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(69 reviews)
We were fishing with young kids (3 under 8). We had a great time and the kids stayed busy with fish always on the line! Would go again!
Jessica  K.  S.
Jessica K. S. WSHNGTN CT HS, OH
On Deck Charter Fishing
On Deck Charter Fishing
Fishing charter in Atlantic Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
My wife and I had a great time! We caught fish and had fun on our 3 hour adventure. Daniel was very knowledgeable of the area and a pleasant captain.Well worth the money!
William  L.
William L. Henrico, Virginia
Tombstone Charters
Tombstone Charters
Fishing charter in Atlantic Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(130 reviews)
This is by far the best charter I have been on, Captain Jared is awesome, we caught Mahi, Amberjack, Black Sea Bass, Trigger Fish, Albacore jack, ring tale, scup, a15 pound red snapper we had to release, three small sharks, and a limit of the biggest vermillion snapper I have ever seen. I highly recommend you book a trip with Tombstone Charters you wont be disappointed. Thanks again Captain Jared. See you soon, Brad
Bradley  B.
Bradley B. Benton Harbor, MI
Pogies Fishing Center
Pogies Fishing Center
Fishing charter in Swansboro
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(25 reviews)
I booked this trip for 3 of my nephew's are starting to fish. I wanted to give them the experience of a life time some no one in my family ever did for me. They have a great time. Ethan was amazing.
Jessie  B.
Jessie B. Scotland Neck, NC
Offshore Outlaw Fishing Charters
Offshore Outlaw Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Morehead City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(69 reviews)
I couldn’t have asked for a better first ocean fishing trip. The captain and his mate were entertaining, knowledgeable and went out of their way to help me catch some fish! 10/10 recommend!
Krista  V.
Krista V. Charleston, WV