Kure Beach Fishing Charters

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Kure Beach Fishing Charters

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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Kure Beach


The average price for a private 4 hour Kure Beach fishing trip is $535, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,061 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Kure Beach that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Kure Beach are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in Kure Beach are:

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Many fishing charters in Kure Beach provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in Kure Beach are:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Kure Beach are:
  • 2-hour fishing trips – $275
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $333
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $455
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $497
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $617
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $1,005
  • 10-hour fishing trips – $1,550
  • 13-hour fishing trips – $2,400
  • 14-hour fishing trips – $2,100

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!
Kure Beach
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 27954 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

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.

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Bring warm clothing and rain gear during the winter months...even when it is supposed to be in the 60s.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring warm clothing and rain gear during the winter months...even when it is supposed to be in the 60s.
Sarah  M.
Sarah M.
Use fish witch 2 captain Nick and first mate I'm telling you it's worth every penny you pay these guys know where the fish is and you will not find any better people then these two guys they really go above and beyond they really do deliver
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Use fish witch 2 captain Nick and first mate I'm telling you it's worth every penny you pay these guys know where the fish is and you will not find any better people then these two guys they really go above and beyond they really do deliver
Thomas  L.
Thomas L.
It's a great area for inshore, nearshore and offshore fishing and there's something to target all year long. If you are really specific on catching one certain species, I'd suggest contacting a charter captain to see when he suggest the best time of year to go out for them.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It's a great area for inshore, nearshore and offshore fishing and there's something to target all year long. If you are really specific on catching one certain species, I'd suggest contacting a charter captain to see when he suggest the best time of year to go out for them.
Chris  S.
Chris S.
Remember in North Carolina, the weather is very unpredictable. Last relax and very a great time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Remember in North Carolina, the weather is very unpredictable. Last relax and very a great time.
Scott  D.
Scott D.
Morning trips in September produce a little more from what I understand. But we caught some and missed alot on our evening charter. Not used to having bait sucked off the hook being a bass guy from Pa. Lol
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Morning trips in September produce a little more from what I understand. But we caught some and missed alot on our evening charter. Not used to having bait sucked off the hook being a bass guy from Pa. Lol
David  H.
David H.
Contact captain Mason for a great day on the water and also check out the Musicman he will put you on fish also!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Contact captain Mason for a great day on the water and also check out the Musicman he will put you on fish also!
Bob  R.
Bob R. Kenova, WV
Be ready for a busy day of fishing. I landed around 30 fish of varying species on my 4 hour trip. The fish are definitely out there and a quality guide is key to getting you on them.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be ready for a busy day of fishing. I landed around 30 fish of varying species on my 4 hour trip. The fish are definitely out there and a quality guide is key to getting you on them.
Wayne  S.
Wayne S. Maiden, NC
Watch for the weather breaks, we were two days after a hurricane Idalia, inshore the water was still very murky, offshore was beautiful.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Watch for the weather breaks, we were two days after a hurricane Idalia, inshore the water was still very murky, offshore was beautiful.
Michael  O.
Michael O.
Go with Capt Tony if you want a super great fishing g experience with a super local guy! Reel Teal charters was a blast thanks again for the adventure:)
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go with Capt Tony if you want a super great fishing g experience with a super local guy! Reel Teal charters was a blast thanks again for the adventure:)
Jon  E.
Jon E. Charlotte, North Carolina
Go early as it gets hot late morning. There are so many opportunities to catch a variety of fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go early as it gets hot late morning. There are so many opportunities to catch a variety of fish.
David  A.
David A. Houston, TX
Keep an open mind about what you catch. There are no guarantees. Hope for calm seas.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Keep an open mind about what you catch. There are no guarantees. Hope for calm seas.
Clint  B.
Clint B. Trumbull, CT
Start with local marsh fishing, get a comfortable feeling and do a 1/2 day to start, especially if you are not a very seasoned fisherman. I will be bringing my granddaughters with me next time. Captain Jones is a great person and it will be wonderful time for them
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Start with local marsh fishing, get a comfortable feeling and do a 1/2 day to start, especially if you are not a very seasoned fisherman. I will be bringing my granddaughters with me next time. Captain Jones is a great person and it will be wonderful time for them
Robert  S.
Robert S. Laconia, NH
It was high tide and a full moon, so we didn't have the best of luck, but we still had a ton of bites and caught some great fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was high tide and a full moon, so we didn't have the best of luck, but we still had a ton of bites and caught some great fish.
Timothy  K.
Timothy K. Dublin, OH
We usually fish from Nags Head, but we've caught as many as with Capt. Mike.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We usually fish from Nags Head, but we've caught as many as with Capt. Mike.
Charles  R.
Charles R. Lake Frederick, VA
Captain Mason had us on the fish for the entire trip. We got about 15 pounds of Red Fish. We also caught Black Drum, White Drum, Sheepshead, Croakers and a Black Tipped Shark. My arm is still a little soar from reeling in those huge Red Fish. Worth the money.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain Mason had us on the fish for the entire trip. We got about 15 pounds of Red Fish. We also caught Black Drum, White Drum, Sheepshead, Croakers and a Black Tipped Shark. My arm is still a little soar from reeling in those huge Red Fish. Worth the money.
Charles  R.
Charles R. Lake Frederick, VA
Make sure you take food and water for the trip. The boat was nice enough to give us some water. When we ran out as it was a very hot day. The fishing was great.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you take food and water for the trip. The boat was nice enough to give us some water. When we ran out as it was a very hot day. The fishing was great.
Jason  J.
Jason J. Efland, NC
Book Captain Zane! He will help you wrap your head around all the amazing fishing available at BHI.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book Captain Zane! He will help you wrap your head around all the amazing fishing available at BHI.
Rob  S.
Rob S. Southport, North Carolina
Listen to your guides and their knowledge, ask their techniques, have fun while doing so.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Listen to your guides and their knowledge, ask their techniques, have fun while doing so.
Troy  B.
Troy B. Florence, SC
Wait until you're allowed to keep the flounder. We caught multiple, but had to throw them back by NC law.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Wait until you're allowed to keep the flounder. We caught multiple, but had to throw them back by NC law.
Nicole  L.
Nicole L. Waynesboro, Virginia
The ocean was amazing with how smooth it was. Be sure to check the wind forecast. Trolling to us was not exactly "fishing", but it was still fun.
Very good
4.0 / 5
The ocean was amazing with how smooth it was. Be sure to check the wind forecast. Trolling to us was not exactly "fishing", but it was still fun.
Nathan  M.
Nathan M. York, SC

Reel Teal Charters – 22' Bull's Bay
Reel Teal Charters – 22' Bull's Bay
Fishing charter in Carolina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(69 reviews)
The 2 Tonys were amazing company and the greatest guides ever. We are definitely going with Real Teal Charters on our next trip!!
Sarah  M.
Sarah M.
Reel Teal Charters – 22' Bull's Bay
Reel Teal Charters – 22' Bull's Bay
Fishing charter in Carolina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(69 reviews)
We really enjoyed ourselves… He was very personable, and was very helpful on the boat… I would definitely recommend him in the future
Kathy  B.
Kathy B.
Ava Lynn Fishing Charters
Ava Lynn Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Oak Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(16 reviews)
This was the first time doing a Family fishing trip. Captain Gelet is very knowledgeable about the fish in the area. Worked well with my 11 year old Son and is very patient for those who's first time fishing in the sea. Will do future bookings with the Ava Lyn and it's crew.
Juan  R.
Juan R.
Tide On Inshore Charters
Tide On Inshore Charters
Fishing charter in Carolina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Captain Davison will put you on fish all day long. Great angler , awesome to be around, very cool guy and knows what he’s doing. He loves what he does and is very good at it. Highly recommend
Brandon  H.
Brandon H.
Reel Teal Charters – 22' Bull's Bay
Reel Teal Charters – 22' Bull's Bay
Fishing charter in Carolina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(69 reviews)
Put us on some sheepshead first then black bass and drum. Caught others too ,captain was chill even with my 14 year old getting caught up 7 times in a row. Great experience will for sure do it again. Only regret is we didn't do the 6 hour we did the 4.
Timothy  W.
Timothy W.
Fish Witch II Charters
Fish Witch II Charters
Fishing charter in Carolina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(110 reviews)
The whole process was quick and easy. It was the first time out for some and everyone had a great time. We've started planning our next trip with them it was such a good time. Thanks to Shane and his guys.
James  A.
James A.
Falling Tide Fishing Adventures
Falling Tide Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Bald Head Island
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(6 reviews)
Zane knew where to go to find the fish and what to use when we found them. We had a great day.
Matt  A.
Matt A.
Outta Line Fishing Charters
Outta Line Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Oak Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
Was on fish all day. Captain worked hard to make sure we always had lines in the water.
James  S.
James S.
Port City Inshore Guide Service
Port City Inshore Guide Service
Fishing charter in Carolina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(160 reviews)
I bought this trip for my husband as a bday present and boy did I do good!! He had the best time. Bryan knew where to go to find fish n we caught so many we had to cull our catch to keep to the limit. Bryan was an amazingly captain. He knew his fishing and taught my husband some new tricks. My hubby is already ready to do this again next year. This is extremely worth your money!!! Will definitely be back.
Michelle  B.
Michelle B.
Grandslam Inshore Fishing Charters
Grandslam Inshore Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Carolina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(257 reviews)
What a great experience. Would definitely book with Captain Mason again. He was very knowledgeable about the area. He did everything he could to make it as enjoyable as possible. 👍👍
John  W.
John W.
Reel Teal Charters – 22' Bull's Bay
Reel Teal Charters – 22' Bull's Bay
Fishing charter in Carolina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(69 reviews)
This was an awesome experience caught s 30 plus pound amber jack and hooked up on a large shark best charter ever.
Dennis  Z.
Dennis Z.
Hounddog Fishing Charters
Hounddog Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Southport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
Two days fishing with Captain Artie. Boat was well equipped and clean kept us on fish both days. Lots of fun Look forward to going again with Hound Dog!
Stephen  F.
Stephen F.
Take Up The Slack Guide Service
Take Up The Slack Guide Service
Fishing charter in Oak Island
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(22 reviews)
We had a great morning with Capt. Kirk! We caught quite a few fish and were able to take a few home for dinner.
Krystal  T.
Krystal T.
Grandslam Inshore Fishing Charters
Grandslam Inshore Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Carolina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(257 reviews)
Met Captain at launch area. He was friendly and prepared for the day. He took us to multiple spots to target in season fish. We caught over 20 fish. 7 of those were in the “slot” to keep. Red Drum , Black Drum and Speckled Trout. All his supplies were fresh for catching fish. My son and I recommended him to people on the dock as he filet our catch.
Scottie  E.
Scottie E.
Carolina Beach Sportfishing
Carolina Beach Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Carolina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(112 reviews)
3 of my good friends and I went out. Hit them hard and had a great time doing so! Captain and crew were super professional! Can't wait to book again!
Adrian  M.
Adrian M.
Driftin’ Along Charters
Driftin’ Along Charters
Fishing charter in Carolina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
My girlfriend and I had a great trip with Driftin’ Along Charters this past weekend. Although it was a cold, windy morning, TC made sure to get us on the fish. He is very knowledgeable, experienced, and he knows how to make for a fun, enjoyable trip. We definitely look forward to booking with him again.
Nate  M.
Nate M.
Reelin Pelican Fishing Charters
Reelin Pelican Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Southport
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(21 reviews)
CaptIn Capps was informative, on time and knew where the fish would bite. He explained all the questions we had and supplied everything we need in the cost of the charter. Very fun fishing trip. Caught about 8 fish. Captain Capps fished with us and we kept all the fish he caught. Recommend
Douglas  D.
Douglas D.
Carolina Beach Sportfishing
Carolina Beach Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Carolina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(112 reviews)
Captain Jame’s team (Ryan and Jack) put us on fish all morning. They’re fun dudes who know their stuff. Our biggest was a 15 pound king that put up a hell of a fight. This trip exceeded our expectations. If you wanna catch fish, book with captain james and his crew.
Chris  T.
Chris T.
S. S. Fish Witch II Charters
S. S. Fish Witch II Charters
Fishing charter in Carolina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(267 reviews)
We booked two consecutive eight hour trolling trips for me, two adult sons and two grandsons under twelve. Nick and Sean were wonderful with the kids, very social with the adults and put us on more fish than we could handle. King Mackarel, Spanish Mackarel and Albacore. They were very attentive and did a great job at the end of the day cleaning fish and taking photos.
Robert  R.
Robert R.
Port City Inshore Guide Service
Port City Inshore Guide Service
Fishing charter in Carolina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(160 reviews)
Bryan was the best fishing guide I’ve had. He’s very knowledgeable of the area and knows how to put you on the fish. We caught red drum, speckled trout, and a croaker. It was a great experience. He is very personable and helpful. He even cleaned and filleted the fish. We will use him again next time we visit for sure!
Emily  F.
Emily F.