Kure Beach

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Kure Beach: 37 fishing charters available

Port City Inshore Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(81 reviews)
Carolina Beach
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trips from $400

Grandslam Inshore Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(137 reviews)
Carolina Beach
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trips from $400

Musicman Charters Sportfishing

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(70 reviews)
Carolina Beach
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trips from $525

Long Bay Fishing Company

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(68 reviews)
Southport
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trips from $425

Tried And True Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(34 reviews)
Carolina Beach
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trips from $600

S. S. Fish Witch II Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(216 reviews)
Carolina Beach
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Fish Whistle Chartering

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(108 reviews)
Carolina Beach
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Fugitive Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(83 reviews)
Southport
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trips from $650

Dos Cervezas Dos

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(44 reviews)
Carolina Beach
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trips from $700

Xcessive Risk Sportfishing

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
Carolina Beach
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trips from $750

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Kure Beach

The average price for a private 4 hour Kure Beach fishing trip is $588, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,152 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Port City Inshore Charters, Grandslam Inshore Fishing Charters, and Musicman Charters Sportfishing are some of the most popular fishing charters in Kure Beach. Full list of top fishing charters in Kure Beach.

Port City Inshore Charters, Grandslam Inshore Fishing Charters, and Musicman Charters Sportfishing all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Kure Beach.

The most popular fish species you can target are Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel (Kingfish), and Dolphin (Mahi Mahi). Top fishing techniques include light tackle, bottom fishing, and trolling. Nearshore fishing, offshore fishing, and wreck fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

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 24785 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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The real story getting out of your circle, Atlantic ocean such a beautiful sight to see
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The real story getting out of your circle, Atlantic ocean such a beautiful sight to see
Kenneth  C.
Kenneth C. Shelby, NC
Yes we would go on Fillet and Release boat every time we come to the beach.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes we would go on Fillet and Release boat every time we come to the beach.
Harold  B.
Harold B. Lewisberry, PA
If experienced be specific what you want to catch. Otherwise trust the captain and boat.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If experienced be specific what you want to catch. Otherwise trust the captain and boat.
David  B.
David B. Apex, North Carolina
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
Jeff  B.
Jeff B. Winston-Salem, NC
Use a guide and team who is experienced and knowledgeable. We did, and it was awesome!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Use a guide and team who is experienced and knowledgeable. We did, and it was awesome!
Kenneth  M.
Kenneth M. Sanford, NC
We had an exceptionally hot week but as BHI owners I can say that heat index over 100 is uncommon.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We had an exceptionally hot week but as BHI owners I can say that heat index over 100 is uncommon.
Kenneth  B.
Kenneth B. Kingston, NY
Check out the great time with your family fishing off the coast with a seasoned ship's crew. I'm ready to go again.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Check out the great time with your family fishing off the coast with a seasoned ship's crew. I'm ready to go again.
Steven  D.
Steven D. Cookeville, TN
The fish are there, you just have to go after them. Prepare for your trip, and stay hydrated.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
The fish are there, you just have to go after them. Prepare for your trip, and stay hydrated.
Boyd  M.
Boyd M. Lexington, NC
Ray will welcome you onto his boat if it's the first time you have fished or if you are a seasoned expert.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Ray will welcome you onto his boat if it's the first time you have fished or if you are a seasoned expert.
Dan  H.
Dan H. Monroe, NC
It was our first . one member was sick most of the trip so plan ahead and take your meds
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was our first . one member was sick most of the trip so plan ahead and take your meds
Joey  P.
Joey P. Fayetteville, NC
4 hour trips stay close to shore. Expect blues and potentially spanish mackerel. Weather can be a potential issue. We had a great trip. Many blues and a few spanish mackerel.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
4 hour trips stay close to shore. Expect blues and potentially spanish mackerel. Weather can be a potential issue. We had a great trip. Many blues and a few spanish mackerel.
David  J.
David J. Wilmington, NC
Captain snow will provide everything you need for a good day of fishing. All you need to take and something to eat, dress for the weather, and don't forget the motion sickness pills.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain snow will provide everything you need for a good day of fishing. All you need to take and something to eat, dress for the weather, and don't forget the motion sickness pills.
Denny  H.
Denny H. Wilmington, NC
Had a great time fishing the area. November may be a little slower but we still had a great time and got some fish. Hey it's better than working.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Had a great time fishing the area. November may be a little slower but we still had a great time and got some fish. Hey it's better than working.
Dale  B.
Dale B. Monroeville, OH
Some lightweight fishing gloves would be useful, as you will grab the lines with your bare hands to pull the fish in for the last few yards. Do that 40 times like we did, and my soft hands got pretty sore. Plus reeling them in. A small towel for sweat-wiping!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Some lightweight fishing gloves would be useful, as you will grab the lines with your bare hands to pull the fish in for the last few yards. Do that 40 times like we did, and my soft hands got pretty sore. Plus reeling them in. A small towel for sweat-wiping!
Tom  M.
Tom M. Durham, NC
The captain and crew knew what they were doing and where the fish were hanging out! I know other fishing waters but not these, so going with them was a blessing!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The captain and crew knew what they were doing and where the fish were hanging out! I know other fishing waters but not these, so going with them was a blessing!
James  S.
James S. Hendersonville, NC
I would recommend a four-hour trip and fishing on the Cape Fear River or just offshore.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would recommend a four-hour trip and fishing on the Cape Fear River or just offshore.
Eric  Z.
Eric Z. Charlotte, NC
Book a trip with Fish Witch, they won't only take you fishing, they teach you and let you do the fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book a trip with Fish Witch, they won't only take you fishing, they teach you and let you do the fishing.
Joe  M.
Joe M. Lillington, NC
The fishing locations were impressive. Not crowded. Scenic. Clean. The difficulty was due to recent rains and river "stained." Shrimp was better than mudminnows. Carolina rigs and bombers utilized.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
The fishing locations were impressive. Not crowded. Scenic. Clean. The difficulty was due to recent rains and river "stained." Shrimp was better than mudminnows. Carolina rigs and bombers utilized.
Kevin  S.  M.
Kevin S. M. Yorktown, VA
The experience is all up to the captain. Find a charter that will meet your expectations. Read the reviews and book early. Then go out and enjoy yourself!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The experience is all up to the captain. Find a charter that will meet your expectations. Read the reviews and book early. Then go out and enjoy yourself!
Walter  S.
Walter S. Carolina Beach, NC
The day was hotter than expected. I would recommend to bring plenty of sunscreen. Fishing is great though. Expect to catch fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The day was hotter than expected. I would recommend to bring plenty of sunscreen. Fishing is great though. Expect to catch fish.
Daniel  B.
Daniel B. Beaver, WV

Port City Inshore Charters
Port City Inshore Charters
Fishing charter in Carolina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(81 reviews)
So max rating is 5 but Brian was a 7. Me and my brother in law are fresh water experienced anglers. But with us there was my dad and my stepdad who are city guys. Never catch a fish besides fish fillets at the seafood markets. Well Brian teach and made them catch a couple! Amazing experienced best guide Captain. Just go with Brian!
Alessandro  A.
Alessandro A. Monroe, NC
Musicman Charters Sportfishing
Musicman Charters Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Carolina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(70 reviews)
We all had a great time the boat was great tge crew was amazing it was worth it a great all around experience.
Lynden  H.
Lynden H. Portland, MI
Caught Up Fishing Charters
Caught Up Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Carolina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(73 reviews)
The entire trip was awesome. He was very knowledgeable and very down to Earth. He knew where to go to catch fish. My wife and I went and was sad to see it end. We had so much fun and can't wait to do this again. We highly recommend Captain Dennis.
Randy  R.
Randy R. Wilmington, North Carolina
Grandslam Inshore Fishing Charters
Grandslam Inshore Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Carolina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(137 reviews)
My son and I had a great time with Mason today! He is super knowledgeable, professional and a lot of fun. His boat and equipment are very nice as well. We caught lots of Red Drum and Flounder - I highly recommend booking your next fishing trip with him!
Jonathan  O.
Jonathan O. Raleigh, NC
Musicman Charters Sportfishing
Musicman Charters Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Carolina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(70 reviews)
This was an awesome experience. Capt. Dave found the fish and my 7 year old had the time of his life. We will be fishing with Musicman again. Highly recommend. Caught 20 Spanish and 2 bluefish even though weather made fishing slow for the first part of the trip. Plan on coming back every summer!
Aaron  C.
Aaron C. United States
S. S. Fish Witch II Charters
S. S. Fish Witch II Charters
Fishing charter in Carolina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(216 reviews)
It would have been nice to have a place to park instead of paying $25 to park. However, we did catch a good amount of fish.
Brian  H.
Brian H. Germantown, MD
Grandslam Inshore Fishing Charters
Grandslam Inshore Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Carolina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(137 reviews)
We had an awesome time! Caught a lot of different kinds of fish! Captain Mason was very patient and extremely knowledgeable. We could not have asked for anything more. Next year planning on 2 days. Thank you Captain Mason!
John  N.
John N. Harmony, PA
Fish Whistle Chartering
Fish Whistle Chartering
Fishing charter in Carolina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(108 reviews)
Captain Randy and mate Grady were great. They treated my kids, my wife,and I like family. Captain Randy's boat was great with more than enough room for all 5 of us. The fishing was a little slow but Captain Randy was able to find us plenty of Spanish for a couple of good meals. We were the only boat I saw catching anything. We are already planning another trip with Captain Randy.
Jacob  O.
Jacob O. Hays, NC
Musicman Charters Sportfishing
Musicman Charters Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Carolina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(70 reviews)
Had a great time caught a ton of fish. My boys barely had time to real one in before we got another bite. Would definitely go again.
Dorian  D.
Dorian D. Wilmington, North Carolina
Tail Chaser Charter Fishing
Tail Chaser Charter Fishing
Fishing charter in Carolina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(91 reviews)
Capt. Brandon and first mate Tyler are awesome!! Put us on the fish!! Tyler was great, very patient with people in our group new to this fishing. I would recommend this crew and boat for anybody lookin to catch some fish!!! Absolutely Great Day!! Definitely going to book again!!
Jeffrey  W.
Jeffrey W. Greenwood Lake, NY
Port City Inshore Charters
Port City Inshore Charters
Fishing charter in Carolina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(81 reviews)
Perfect trip and Captain Bryan was awesome. We caught ~30 fish on a 5 hour trip! Ton of big flounder and he even found us redfish/drum for dinner. We will definitely be back.
Kirk  R.
Kirk R. West Springfield, VA
Grandslam Inshore Fishing Charters
Grandslam Inshore Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Carolina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(137 reviews)
We came to get: Red Drum, speckle trout, flounder , we got those. Limited out, cooking up on grill now beach side. Capt. Mason filleted up our catch- we caught some bonus croaker, stingray, little shark. Our little guy loves to fish, had a blast. Young teen loved it too, all want to go again next year. Almost had the Grandslam! Pretty competive family, will try again next time for sure. Great boat, wicked knowledgeable, friendly, local captain. The Bartletts
Fish  B.
Fish B. Sandy, UT
Musicman Charters Sportfishing
Musicman Charters Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Carolina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(70 reviews)
Good Captain, knows how to get the spanish to bite. The mate was great at always making sure the 4 to 5 lines were always in the water.
Wesley  A.
Wesley A. Old Saybrook, CT
Fish Witch II Charters
Fish Witch II Charters
Fishing charter in Carolina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(83 reviews)
Had a great time on my 3rd charter with Fish Witch. Captain Shane and Parker worked non-stop to keep our lines clear of grass giving us more chances to hook up. We ended up catching some great fish and some new species for a few members of the group. We will to continue to use Fish Witch and recommend them for your next trip. Tight lines
Joseph  Z.
Joseph Z. Mebane, NC
Musicman Charters Sportfishing
Musicman Charters Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Carolina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(70 reviews)
We had a great trip. It was everything we asked for. We walked away with a weeks worth of dinner. And had a great time catching some shark. Dave and Hunter were personable and organized and we could’ve been more pleased with our trip.
Shannon  L.
Shannon L. Howell, MI
Brannin Charters, LLC
Brannin Charters, LLC
Fishing charter in Kure Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Recently chartered Brannin charters with my family. It was a great experience, we caught a large mix of redfish, flounder, and speckled trout. The captain was very patient with the younger kids and even spent extra time on the water with us to show us more areas and let us get the full experience.
Davis  L.
Davis L. Goldsboro, North Carolina
Second Sport Charters
Second Sport Charters
Fishing charter in Carolina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
Captain Daniel and his first mate, Cam, were great. They got us from dock, straight into some fish and back to the dock in one piece. The first mate helped us as much or as little as we needed. Planning on booking again soon!
Andrew  D.
Andrew D. Charlotte, North Carolina
Brannin Charters, LLC
Brannin Charters, LLC
Fishing charter in Kure Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Started off the morning with a sight-casted redrum. Had an inshore-slam by 9 AM. We caught fish using artificial as well as live bait. Top class outfit with expert knowledge of local fishery. Michael Brannin crushes it as a guide!
Craig  J.
Craig J. Carolina Beach, North Carolina
S. S. Fish Witch II Charters
S. S. Fish Witch II Charters
Fishing charter in Carolina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(216 reviews)
Great time with Capt Shane and RJ. They were very accommodating and did everything they could to keep us on the fish. We caught about a dozen Spanish mackerel on a 4 hour trip and they were quite tasty at home! Looking fwd to booking again in the fall.
Chad  P.
Chad P. Raleigh, NC
Musicman Charters Sportfishing
Musicman Charters Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Carolina Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(70 reviews)
Captain David and Hunter were great with two dads and their four boys. We had fun catching Spanish mackerel and helping us learn more about the offshore fishing at Carolina Beach
Kenneth  W.
Kenneth W. Cary, NC