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The Kure Beach fishing scene is a fantastic combination of different angling opportunities, all available in one welcoming coastal town. Come here to enjoy the superb river fishing, cast your line off the legendary Kure Beach Pier, or head to the offshore waters to target a slew of game fish.
 
The town offers access to the mouth of the Cape Fear River and its productive backwaters, where you can go after Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Cobia, and Flounder.
 
The shores of the Tar Heel State are known for their offshore and bottom fishing. This means you can easily find guides in Kure Beach that will take you to the diverse world of offshore fishing. Bull Mahi Mahi, Grouper, Wahoo, Tuna, Marlin, and Sailfish are all on the to-catch list.
 
When booking a fishing charter in Kure Beach, the only limit to choosing your trip is your imagination. Half day excursions are excellent for exploring the inshore bite, while longer expeditions will take you to the offshore realm.
 
Competitive anglers will also have a lot of fun here – there’s a variety of tournaments that take place in the summer. The “Annual East Coast Got Em On King Mackerel Classic” in July and the “Cape Fear Disabled Sportsman Fishing Tournament” in May are popular ones.
 
Most guides will meet you at the Kure Beach Pier. If you’re going backwater fishing, your captain will give you detailed directions to the departure point. One of the many upsides to fishing with an experienced charter captain is that all the gear and fishing licenses are included in the price. 
 
Wherever you decide to go in the area, you’ll fall in love with the fishing in Kure Beach!
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January
Winter fishing in Kure Beach is more productive than most anglers know. Even though the ocean can be fickle, backwater fishing for Speckled Trout, Redfish, and Black Drum is going strong.
February

Bull Redfish are loving February, and this is a great time to hit the water and see if you can catch your next record. Black Drum also prefer colder waters, and Speckled Trout won’t shy away from the right setup either.

March

The temperatures are rising and so is the excitement. Flounder are becoming active around the mouth of the river, and on the piers, the Bluefish and Whiting bite is getting better and better.

April
Springtime brings good fishing on all fronts. Whether it’s Redfish or Trout in the river, Flounder or Bluefish around the pier, or Mackerel and Mahi Mahi in the offshore waters, there’s solid action all around.
May

If you’d like to prowl the waters of the Gulf Stream, May is one of the best months to do it. You’ll need to book a full day expedition to get to the playground of Marlin, Tuna, Sailfish, and Wahoo, but the trip will be well worth it.

June

Inshore fishing is excellent, offshore fishing is even better, and Cape Fear River is as productive as ever! Whatever you decide to target in June, chances are, you’re going to be successful.

July

Enjoy the heat of the summer while casting your line from the Kure Beach Pier, where you could hook a wide array of brag-worthy fish. King Mackerel, Sheepshead, and Redfish are biting, and for the ultimate fight, target Tarpon and Sharks.

August

You can hit the offshore waters and do some bottom fishing for Grouper and Black Seabass, or hit the surf to entice Bluefish, Black Drum, and Whiting. If you don’t know what to choose, stay a couple of days and do both!

September

It’s no secret that fishing around Kure Beach in the summer is phenomenal, but fall action is just as good. Redfish and Speckled Trout are hungry in the backwaters, as well as Flounder and King Mackerel swimming close to shore.

October

As the weather cools down, Black Drum come out to play. Speckled Trout fishing, though spotty in the summer, is picking up in October, and Redfish are big, active, and hungry.

November

Pier fishing is excellent in November! There’s a good variety of species that you could catch – Flounder, Redfish, Bluefish, as well as Speckled Trout and rare Striped Bass.

December

Redfish and Speckled Trout are the stars of the show in December. If the weather serves you, there are plenty of these good-sized fish swimming around, so get your fill of fishing thrills just before the holidays.

Kure Beach Fishing Calendar

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Deep ocean fishing
Niki H. fished with Fish Witch II Charters on March 28, 2021
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Don’t forget the pills for the sea sick.
rain rain go away
Stan S. fished with Tail Chaser Charter Fishing on August 8, 2020
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pick from this website they have many selections
June fishing trip
David B. fished with Fillet And Release Fishing Charters on June 25, 2020
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If experienced be specific what you want to catch. Otherwise trust the captain and boat.
8 hour trip
Lewis C. fished with Fish Witch II Charters on June 13, 2020
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As long as the weather holds off it’s great!
afternoon trip with Cpt. Dave
Jeff B. fished with Let's Roll Charters on July 25, 2019
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I would highly recommend using Cpt. Dave and Let's Roll Charters. I have been on a few charters and were as enjoyable as his was.
Half Day Trip With Chip and Fred
Kenneth M. fished with S. S. Fish Witch II Charters on July 22, 2019
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Use a guide and team who is experienced and knowledgeable. We did, and it was awesome!
Half day trip...
Kenneth B. fished with Fugitive Fishing Charters on July 17, 2019
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We had an exceptionally hot week but as BHI owners I can say that heat index over 100 is uncommon.
4 he trip in the afternoon with Captain Keith.
Steven D. fished with Wet N Wild Sportfishing on July 16, 2019
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Check out the great time with your family fishing off the coast with a seasoned ship's crew. I'm ready to go again.

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Kure Beach

According to customer reviews, Grandslam Inshore Fishing Charters, Carolina Beach Sportfishing, and S. S. Fish Witch II Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Kure Beach. Full list of top fishing charters in Kure Beach.

Grandslam Inshore Fishing Charters, Carolina Beach Sportfishing, and S. S. Fish Witch II Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Kure Beach.

The best way to experience fishing in Kure 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 Kure Beach.

The top 8 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Kure Beach are:

Springtime brings good fishing on all fronts. Whether it’s Redfish or Trout in the river, Flounder or Bluefish around the pier, or Mackerel and Mahi Mahi in the offshore waters, there’s solid action all around. Check availability for local fishing charters in Kure Beach.