Oregon Inlet Fishing Charters

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Oregon Inlet: 96 fishing charters available
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(31 reviews)
Wanchese
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trips from US $350
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(185 reviews)
Wanchese
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trips from US $275
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(126 reviews)
Wanchese
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trips from US $300
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(308 reviews)
Manteo
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trips from US $450
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(47 reviews)
Manteo
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trips from US $495
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(53 reviews)
Nags Head
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trips from US $275
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(70 reviews)
Manteo
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trips from US $500
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(282 reviews)
Wanchese
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trips from US $325
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(121 reviews)
Wanchese
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trips from US $330
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(315 reviews)
Manteo
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trips from US $625

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Oregon Inlet


The average price for a private 4 hour Oregon Inlet fishing trip is US $512, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you US $1,525 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Oregon Inlet that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Oregon Inlet are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in Oregon Inlet are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Oregon Inlet are:

Many fishing charters in Oregon Inlet 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 Oregon Inlet are:

Who are the top awarded captains in Oregon Inlet?

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Oregon Inlet are:
  • 2-hour fishing trips – US $289
  • 4-hour fishing trips – US $463
  • 6-hour fishing trips – US $649
  • 7-hour fishing trips – US $800
  • 8-hour fishing trips – US $864

Fishing in Oregon Inlet

Positioned in the heart of the Outer Banks, Oregon Inlet fishing charters can take you on all kinds of angling adventures. Whether you'd like to explore the epic coastal waters of the OBX or head into the Gulf Stream, it's all possible here. But most importantly, you'll be in for some of the best fishing in the world whichever way you turn.

Inside the inlet, there are numerous creeks, sounds, and marshes you can explore. These calm waters provide hiding places for Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, Flounder, Sheepshead, and other inshore species. The action takes place throughout the year, but if you want to reel in Bull Reds, it's best to visit during late summer and fall.

Exit Oregon Inlet and you'll have access to various reefs a few miles offshore. These house Black Seabass, Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, and other bottom dwellers. Depending on the season, you'll also spot Cobia, Barracuda, Sharks, and King Mackerel on the reefs.

For deep sea enthusiasts, the Gulf Stream lies only 35 miles from shore. Beginning in May, pelagics such as Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Sailfish, and Marlin can be hooked in these waters. Yellowfin and Blackfin Tuna can also be caught from spring to late fall, while big Bluefin can be wrestled during wintertime.

All in all, there'll be fish to catch no matter when you visit this part of North Carolina. You can find charter captains offering trips both from Oregon Inlet itself and nearby Wanchese and Manteo. Half day trips will give you enough time for inshore fishing, but you'll need more time for offshore outings.

Rules & Regulations

In North Carolina, anglers aged 16 and up will need licenses if fishing solo. On charter boats, your captain will cover you so you can focus on fishing. Most fish species have size and bag limits, so make sure you keep only what's legal.

Oregon Inlet Fishing Seasons

January

After welcoming the new year, things get a bit quiet around the inlet. This means you can peacefully fish inshore, or head out to go after some big Bluefin Tuna – if the weather allows.

February

February is still well within Tuna season! It’s your best chance to go deep sea fishing after huge Bluefin Tuna, as well as Yellowfin. Be ready for a longer trip to reach the honey holes, though.

March

As winter finally draws to a close, you can see the inshore action picking up. If you’re late for the Tuna party, don’t worry, there are still Yellowfins out there in the Gulf Stream.

April

Redfish are biting inshore! You’ll also have a good time if you decide on tackling Black Drum and Trout. Offshore, Yellowfin Tuna will be biting, with the occasional Mahi or Wahoo taking the bait, too.

May

As we’re getting ready for summer, you’ll notice that the offshore bite is improving quite a lot. Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Yellowfin, and Blackfin Tuna are all great fishing options.

June

Summertime brings some excellent fishing with it. Anything from Mahi Mahi and Amberjack to Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, and many, many more. The inshore bite is also on fire, so there'll be fish to catch wherever you go.

July

Offshore fishing is still at its peak, with Billfish, King Mackerel, and Mahi Mahi all biting. Inshore, Spotted Seatrout and Bluefish are the way to go, though you can expect other species to gobble up your bait as well.

August

If you’re up for a longer trip, you’ll have a blast in the deep sea waters. Blue and White Marlin, Sailfish, along with different kinds of Tuna will keep you entertained. Inshore, you'll see Bull Reds enter Oregon Inlet!

September

The fact that the weather’s cooling a bit won’t impact your fishing experience at all! Billfishing is as great as ever offshore, while you’ve got plenty of Bull Reds inshore.

October

October is a good time to catch Bull Reds before they leave the inlet. Offshore, Yellowfin Tuna make a grand return, making this month one of the best times of the year to reel them in.

November

As the waters cool down, you can expect Redfish to bite even harder. Otherwise, you can go offshore for a chance at Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, King Mackerel, and maybe even an early Bluefin.

December

As the year draws to a close, you’ll see the Black Drum and Redfish bite staying strong inshore. In the Gulf Stream, the Bluefin Tuna season officially kicks off, setting stage for some of the most epic battles you can find.

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What anglers said about fishing in Oregon Inlet

Good because we caught fish, would have liked to catch more, but we had fun
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Good because we caught fish, would have liked to catch more, but we had fun
Old School Fishing Charters
Old School Fishing Charters
I can't answer that it was my first time fishing this time of year and in the outer banks
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I can't answer that it was my first time fishing this time of year and in the outer banks
Old School Fishing Charters
Old School Fishing Charters
Take the time and money to charter a guide who knows the area. You'll have a much better time and learn the area.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take the time and money to charter a guide who knows the area. You'll have a much better time and learn the area.
Willy C Charters
Willy C Charters
It sounds like the odds are better in the early (spring/summer) season for most species. I think the chamber of commerce may slightly exaggerate fall fishing opportunities.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
It sounds like the odds are better in the early (spring/summer) season for most species. I think the chamber of commerce may slightly exaggerate fall fishing opportunities.
STOLAT Fishing Charters
STOLAT Fishing Charters
The marina in Wanchese has a large selection for fishing guides. The marina has an excellent restaurant that is actually quite reasonable in price for the quality of food served. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the local community and was very instructive in the techniques used to fish artificial baits.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
The marina in Wanchese has a large selection for fishing guides. The marina has an excellent restaurant that is actually quite reasonable in price for the quality of food served. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the local community and was very instructive in the techniques used to fish artificial baits.
Stick Em Fishing Adventures
Stick Em Fishing Adventures
Capt Mike was awesome and very patient with me. Been to many years to remember since I fished and he was very sweet and patient. I recommend people of all ages and fishing levels. He will do his best to get on the fish
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Capt Mike was awesome and very patient with me. Been to many years to remember since I fished and he was very sweet and patient. I recommend people of all ages and fishing levels. He will do his best to get on the fish
Old School Fishing Charters
Old School Fishing Charters
Rain coat for possible weather changes, it's obx expect the unexpected and bring a smile !
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Rain coat for possible weather changes, it's obx expect the unexpected and bring a smile !
OBX Inshore Fishing – Stumpy Point
OBX Inshore Fishing – Stumpy Point
The wind and weather can effect the fishing this time of year but when its good its really good
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The wind and weather can effect the fishing this time of year but when its good its really good
Captain Duke Charters
Captain Duke Charters
kids are fine. bring warm clothing. if you don't bring food, the captain has some on board that you can purchase.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
kids are fine. bring warm clothing. if you don't bring food, the captain has some on board that you can purchase.
Crystal Dawn Fishing and Cruises
Crystal Dawn Fishing and Cruises
This was the first time fishing in the ocean - it was a calm day and we caught enough fish for many meals. Sound fishing in the past was excellent as well - but we were very satisfied being on the ocean side of the OBX.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This was the first time fishing in the ocean - it was a calm day and we caught enough fish for many meals. Sound fishing in the past was excellent as well - but we were very satisfied being on the ocean side of the OBX.
Poacher  Sportfishing Charters
Poacher Sportfishing Charters
fishing on a boat your best bet but for fishing has lots of fun bites. used artificial cut bait
Excellent
5.0 / 5
fishing on a boat your best bet but for fishing has lots of fun bites. used artificial cut bait
Poacher  Sportfishing Charters
Poacher Sportfishing Charters Lake Frederick, VA
Have realistic expectations. Somedays the fishing is amazing and others you’re lucky to get a bite. I highly suggest having and experienced local as your guide.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Have realistic expectations. Somedays the fishing is amazing and others you’re lucky to get a bite. I highly suggest having and experienced local as your guide.
Riptide Charters
Riptide Charters
The best time to fish Manteo is April May and June. You might need to dodge high winds and hurricanes after July through November. Good news though, Manteo has inshore opportunities in the sound for anglers who love to bring home tasty catches. Speckled Trout and Red Drum are GREAT eating fish. So are sheepshead and Striped Bass.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The best time to fish Manteo is April May and June. You might need to dodge high winds and hurricanes after July through November. Good news though, Manteo has inshore opportunities in the sound for anglers who love to bring home tasty catches. Speckled Trout and Red Drum are GREAT eating fish. So are sheepshead and Striped Bass.
Chasin' Tyde Charters
Chasin' Tyde Charters Crossville, TN
Be prepared to get wet and wear swimwear and bring a camera to capture the experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared to get wet and wear swimwear and bring a camera to capture the experience
Poorridge Fishing Charters
Poorridge Fishing Charters
Always choose a well equipped and comfortable boat for your outing, and Captain with long time experience in the area.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Always choose a well equipped and comfortable boat for your outing, and Captain with long time experience in the area.
Poacher  Sportfishing Charters
Poacher Sportfishing Charters Quinton, VA
Absolutely. All sorts of species. Surf, pier, sound, several offshore/inshore options.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Absolutely. All sorts of species. Surf, pier, sound, several offshore/inshore options.
OBX Inshore Fishing – Stumpy Point
OBX Inshore Fishing – Stumpy Point
Unfortunately we were here a week after the hurricane which had the fish out of sorts but based on what we have been told by others, the fishing is normally quite good
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Unfortunately we were here a week after the hurricane which had the fish out of sorts but based on what we have been told by others, the fishing is normally quite good
Old School Fishing Charters
Old School Fishing Charters Harwood, MD
Be open to the Captains suggestions as to what would make your trip most productive.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be open to the Captains suggestions as to what would make your trip most productive.
Waymaker Charters - F.V. Revival (29' cc)
Waymaker Charters - F.V. Revival (29' cc) Greensboro, NC
Yes, Its always good when you can get out on the water, even better when you can bring home dinner.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes, Its always good when you can get out on the water, even better when you can bring home dinner.
Flying Fish Charters OBX – Manteo
Flying Fish Charters OBX – Manteo Vint Hill Farms, VA
These guys were fantastic. Explained in depth, every detail. We wish we booked the full day experience with them. Next time for sure.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
These guys were fantastic. Explained in depth, every detail. We wish we booked the full day experience with them. Next time for sure.
Sea Hag Sportfishing
Sea Hag Sportfishing Mint Hill, NC

How did anglers rate fishing charters in Oregon Inlet?

Old School Fishing Charters
Old School Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Wanchese
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(121 reviews)
We new it was going to be cold out there but it was a sunny day so my three boys and I took on the challenge we didn’t catch any fish the winds were strong we had a blast and Captain Rosso worked very hard to find a calm enough spot to fish “ that’s why it’s called fishing not catching”!!
David  B.
David B.
Speechless Sportfishing
Speechless Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Manteo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(33 reviews)
We left at 4 a.m. and captain Ron, and 1st mate Trent put us on the fish the whole day. This was my retirement - bucket list trip for Tuna with the hope of catching a small fin but we landed and released a 110" 800 blue fin. We also caught alot of black and yellow fin tuna.
Norb  G.
Norb G. Durham, NC
Capt BC Sportfishing
Capt BC Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Nags Head
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
Couldn’t have asked for a better fishing trip. Our group had an absolute blast. The perfect weather and top notch captain and mate made this an enjoyable trip for everyone. We can’t wait for our next trip out on the Captain BC!
Michael  S.
Michael S.
Old School Fishing Charters
Old School Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Wanchese
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(121 reviews)
Even though no fish were caught , we thoroughly enjoyed the time on the water and the captain!
Amanda  S.
Amanda S.
Old School Fishing Charters
Old School Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Wanchese
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(121 reviews)
Captain Mike did a great job!! He worked hard to get us on fish. We had an awesome time. He is full of wonderful stories. If we come back to OBX we will definitely fish with him again!!!
Jennifer  G.
Jennifer G.
OBX Inshore Fishing – Stumpy Point
OBX Inshore Fishing – Stumpy Point
Fishing charter in Manteo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(308 reviews)
Yeah, we did that. Terry is a great captain and even better fishing buddy. Thanks for an unforgettable day from two old geezer brothers!
Bill  N.
Bill N.
Willy C Charters
Willy C Charters
Fishing charter in Manteo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
Went out in late December. Cold, stayed near shoreline moved around regularly looking for fish. Did what we could with the weather we were given. Caught a fish few bites. Good time with the family and friends.
Xavier  P.
Xavier P.
Blue Chip Sportfishing
Blue Chip Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Manteo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(93 reviews)
Capt and first mate great guys . Worked hard to make trip great. Boat and gear was clean , up to date and well maintained.
William  P.
William P.
Old School Fishing Charters
Old School Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Wanchese
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(121 reviews)
Great trip, The captain was good company and very knowledgeable. The area he chose had amazing views and big fish!! We will be back!
Karan  W.
Karan W.
OBX Inshore Fishing – Stumpy Point
OBX Inshore Fishing – Stumpy Point
Fishing charter in Manteo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(308 reviews)
We had a great time and experience. Captain was a pleasure to spend the morning with.
Michael  D.
Michael D.
Old School Fishing Charters
Old School Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Wanchese
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(121 reviews)
Thought Capt. did a great job trying to get on the fish. Attitude was great and we found areas in OBX we never knew about. We caught some nice trout too.
Kevin  R.
Kevin R.
Willy C Charters
Willy C Charters
Fishing charter in Manteo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
Our captain Drew Creef grew up in the area, knew the fishing grounds and knew the fellow anglers that helped us get on the fish. He was very personable, operated the vessel in a safe manner and gave us a great late fall adventure on the OBX. Thank you Drew!
Joseph  R.
Joseph R.
Willy C Charters
Willy C Charters
Fishing charter in Manteo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
This was the best day of our trip, and we had an amazing week! But this topped it off perfectly. Drew was the perfect captain. He knows the waters and the area and exactly where to find the fish! It was choppy and chilly but he was willing to take us out for an adventure. The perfect catch and release, all the fun and adventure and great pics and still set them free. We’ll be back!
Michelle  S.
Michelle S.
Poorridge Fishing Charters
Poorridge Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Nags Head
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(53 reviews)
Highlight of our weekend at the outer banks. We did the four hour trip and Captain Jonathan was very knowledgeable and took us to several different spots to catch a variety of fish. We plan on booking with him on our next visit.
Michael  Y.
Michael Y.
#1 Old North State Fishing  20’ HS
#1 Old North State Fishing 20’ HS
Fishing charter in Wanchese
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(31 reviews)
Capt Andy is extremely knowledgeable. He is down to earth and a great host and guide. He worked hard to find fish for us. The day started slow but ended with decent action with speckled trout. I would definitely take this trip again and would recommend it to others.
Ken  T.
Ken T.
Old School Fishing Charters
Old School Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Wanchese
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(121 reviews)
Capt. Mike got us on fish all day long. He is very knowledgeable about the waters and the type of bait to use. He kept in contact with me up until the trip and answered any questions we had. We also had a lot of laughs on our trip! Great time and I would recommend Capt. Mike and fish with him again when I'm in OBX.
Matt  M.
Matt M.
Willy C Charters
Willy C Charters
Fishing charter in Manteo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
Capt. Drew is great, can't recommend him strongly enough! Decades of local knowledge = lots of action! Thank you Capt. Drew, we had an awesome time!
Ed  C.
Ed C.
Blue Chip Sportfishing
Blue Chip Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Manteo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(93 reviews)
We had a blast. We caught 3 tuna . The fish were not bitting but captain and 1st mate tried and did everything they could. Boat is spacious and very clean. I would recommend this boat to anyone.
Willard  D.  J.
Willard D. J.
Absolut Fishing Charters
Absolut Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Manteo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(70 reviews)
Fantastic trip. Had a great time on the water and learned so much about fishing the outer banks. Would absolutely recommend!
Michelle  T.
Michelle T.
Poorridge Fishing Charters
Poorridge Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Nags Head
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(53 reviews)
Capt. Jonathan went out of his way to make sure we caught the fish we wanted! He knows the waters and is a great guy!
James  B.
James B.

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