Oregon Inlet

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Oregon Inlet Fishing Charters

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Oregon Inlet: 76 fishing charters available

Croatan Charters – Crab & Shrimp

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(112 reviews)
Manns Harbor
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $400

OBX Inshore Fishing – Stumpy Point

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(171 reviews)
Manteo
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $425

Waymaker Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(55 reviews)
Wanchese
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $250

Chasin' Tyde Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(33 reviews)
Manteo
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $500

Righteous Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(9 reviews)
Wanchese
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $450

Riptide Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(179 reviews)
Wanchese
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $300

Captain Duke Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(256 reviews)
Nags Head
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $650

Stick Em Fishing Adventures

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
Wanchese
 Instant Confirmation

Outcast Fishing Charters OBX

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(48 reviews)
Wanchese
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $250

Salty Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(5 reviews)
Manteo
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $500

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Oregon Inlet

The average price for a private 4 hour Oregon Inlet fishing trip is $518, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,403 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Croatan Charters – Crab & Shrimp, OBX Inshore Fishing – Stumpy Point, and Waymaker Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Oregon Inlet. Full list of top fishing charters in Oregon Inlet.

Croatan Charters – Crab & Shrimp, OBX Inshore Fishing – Stumpy Point, and Waymaker Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Oregon Inlet.

The most popular fish species you can target are Cobia, Redfish, and Dolphin (Mahi Mahi). Top fishing techniques include light tackle, trolling, and bottom fishing. Inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and wreck fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Oregon Inlet is, without a doubt, one of the top fishing destinations that the Outer Banks can provide, some would say the best. A large number of both inshore and bluewater charters operate from here on a daily basis. Oregon Inlet fishing charters are among the best in the state, and they can easily prove that to you on the blue seas themselves.

Oregon Inlet Fishing Spots

The reason why this fishery is so popular with anglers is twofold. Firstly, it has some legendary inshore fishing. And by legendary, we mean legendary-size Redfish. When you’re done fishing here, it won’t be hard to see how North Carolina got all those world records for Red Drum.

Secondly, this part of the Outer Banks is among the closest to the really deep blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean. You can reach some real depths as quickly as 40-miles in, which you can’t beat almost anywhere on the East Coast.

Inshore

The main thing you’re bound to be doing when fishing the inlet itself, along with a number of other spots such as Croatan and Albemarle Sound, is going after the mighty Redfish. Anglers are just crazy about big Reds ‘round these parts, and for good reason. It’s best to go after them in the spring and fall, which is when the lauded Drum run happens.

Most anglers do prefer to stick to the Oregon Inlet rather than going elsewhere, because the deepest waters around are found right there. The most popular location is probably the co-called ‘pond’, which can be found near the ocean side of the Herbert C Bonner Bridge. For all the surfers out there, you’ll find nice catwalks along the bridge that you can use to great effect.

Offshore/Bluewater

While the inshore fishery is great on its own, the offshore one is what really gets people going. Oregon Inlet deep sea fishing helped many a captain make a name for himself thanks to its exquisite offer. Tournaments, such as the nearby Pirate’s Cove Billfish Tournament serve to show off the best and brightest among them, as well as the up and coming stars of big game fishing.

The best thing about fishing in the Gulf Stream at this range is that you can pretty much go at any time of the year and have a blast. The year starts you off with some amazing Bluefin Tuna fishing, with Yellofins holding the line from March onwards after their cousins have moved out. Come summertime, you’ll be knee deep in Billfish. Species such as Blue and White Marlin, and Sailfish will be ready and willing to give you a run for your money.

And to top it all off, you can indulge in some world-class trolling for Wahoo and Mahi Mahi while you’re getting to the deepest bluewater spots. No wonder Oregon inlet is one of the top deep sea fishing heartlands around.

Fishing Techniques

If you plan on fishing for Flounder in the Oregon Inlet, drifting on an an incoming tide can be a very productive endeavor. Make sure to use live Minnows, and you’ll have a bunch ready to go on the frying pan. Spotted Seatrout also love live bait, but you can have success with lures as well.

When it comes to deep sea fishing, however, this requires some heavy-duty fishing gear. Tackle in the 80-130 range will be optimal, along with heavy monofilament line and wide reels. You need equipment that can handle hours of struggle when a big Tuna decides to take the bait. Sea Witches are you best friend in this regard, along with skirted Ballyhoo.

Need to Know

It’s always a good idea to go out with a licensed charter captain when you’re exploring a fishery that’s new to you. This way you can only focus on the fishing while the captain is there to inform you about any particular size and bagging rules for the fish you catch. If you do decide to go at it all by yourself, make sure to get a North Carolina Fishing license.

Whether you’re a tournament-grade angler, or someone who’s looking to do a bit of leisure fishing, you can be sure Oregon Inlet will have something in store for you too.

Oregon Inlet
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Based on 24785 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

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 Tuna.

February

This time of the year is Tuna time! It’s your best chance to go deep sea fishing after huge Yellowfin and Bluefin Tuna. Be ready for a longer trip, 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.

April

Red Drum fishing is where the action is right now. You’ll also have a good time if you decide on tackling Black Drum and Trout.

May

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

June

Summertime has brought some excellent fishing with it. Anything from Mahi Mahi and Ambejack to Tarpon, Yellowfin Tuna, and many, many more.

July

Offshore fishing is still on fire, but you can also have a memorable time inshore if that’s your preference. In that case, Spotted Seatrout and Bluefish are the way to go.

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 make sure you’re not bored.

September

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

October

Spotted Seatrout are the first to make a grand entry inshore now that it’s a bit colder. The Bluefish and Black Drum bite is also up to the task.

November

There’s hardly a better time to go fishing if you’re after really big Redfish. Otherwise, you can also go offshore for a chance at Yellowfin and Bluefin Tuna.

December

As the year draws to a close, you’ll see the Black Drum and Bluefish bite staying strong inshore, while it’s still a good time to go after some Yellowfins.

Oregon Inlet Fishing Calendar

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Remember it’s not called catching, it’s called fishing and just enjoy the experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Remember it’s not called catching, it’s called fishing and just enjoy the experience.
Mike  S.
Mike S. Thornhill, VA
This was our first time fishing in Manteo, we caught a quantity of small fish that will be perfect for dinner, which was our goal. We also took and hour to go for another type after we had the quantity that we were looking for. It was a great experience, a little different than we expected, but a good time was had by all. We know it is early in the season so we did anticipate to have less options as far as what was biting.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This was our first time fishing in Manteo, we caught a quantity of small fish that will be perfect for dinner, which was our goal. We also took and hour to go for another type after we had the quantity that we were looking for. It was a great experience, a little different than we expected, but a good time was had by all. We know it is early in the season so we did anticipate to have less options as far as what was biting.
Linda  B.
Linda B. York, PA
We were hoping to catch a bit more fish, but the weather was maybe a bit too perfect with no current whatsoever. Still able to bring in speckled trout, gray trout, flounder, red drum and had a couple of blues get away.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We were hoping to catch a bit more fish, but the weather was maybe a bit too perfect with no current whatsoever. Still able to bring in speckled trout, gray trout, flounder, red drum and had a couple of blues get away.
Mark  M.
Mark M. Mechanicsville, Virginia
Big game fish are 40 miles out so plan an all day charter. Inshore fishing is fast and furious and fish are smaller. Fun nonetheless!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Big game fish are 40 miles out so plan an all day charter. Inshore fishing is fast and furious and fish are smaller. Fun nonetheless!
Jay  A.
Jay A. Mineral, VA
If you are a serious fisher I would not recommend this time of the year. I would wait until May or November time frame when there is a greater vary of fish,
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you are a serious fisher I would not recommend this time of the year. I would wait until May or November time frame when there is a greater vary of fish,
Dennis  S.
Dennis S. Fredericksburg, VA
Bring sunscreen and plenty of water. Fish are biting so expect to be out in the sun.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring sunscreen and plenty of water. Fish are biting so expect to be out in the sun.
James  M.
James M. Manteo, North Carolina
Ribbon fish are predators and scare other fish away…but great eating so that is a bonus.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Ribbon fish are predators and scare other fish away…but great eating so that is a bonus.
Pete  M.
Pete M. Rocky Point, NY
Plenty of charter options. Tiki bar was great. Filet guys were fast. Ships store was great. Friendly folks all around.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Plenty of charter options. Tiki bar was great. Filet guys were fast. Ships store was great. Friendly folks all around.
Scott  L.
Scott L. Rockville, MD
Read the reviews of the many different charters before you select schedule a trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Read the reviews of the many different charters before you select schedule a trip.
Chuck  M.
Chuck M. Moyock, North Carolina
The tiki bar after fishing was great, the guy cleaning the fish was very, very good!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The tiki bar after fishing was great, the guy cleaning the fish was very, very good!
Matthew  M.
Matthew M. LUTHVLE TIMON, MD
Relax! It’s fun even if you’re not hauling in as many as you think you are, and be prepared to use a lot of arm strength to reel in even small fish! Ha!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Relax! It’s fun even if you’re not hauling in as many as you think you are, and be prepared to use a lot of arm strength to reel in even small fish! Ha!
Taylor  A.  K.
Taylor A. K. Clarksville, TN
It's fishing, not catching. You never know how it's going to go. Our 1st time out in OB. Crew was fantastic.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It's fishing, not catching. You never know how it's going to go. Our 1st time out in OB. Crew was fantastic.
Chauncey  T.
Chauncey T. Auburn, PA
Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Captain Jeremy answered right away and was very professional.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Captain Jeremy answered right away and was very professional.
Heather  L.
Heather L. Mount Airy, MD
It would be a mistake to overlook this experience. The pricing is better than expected, and The experience of a lifetime could be passed up. This Captain covers all angles and very prepared for the unforeseen.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It would be a mistake to overlook this experience. The pricing is better than expected, and The experience of a lifetime could be passed up. This Captain covers all angles and very prepared for the unforeseen.
Bruce  W.
Bruce W. Manassas, VA
Sunscreen, and a place to bring home plenty of fish, and motion sickness pills.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Sunscreen, and a place to bring home plenty of fish, and motion sickness pills.
Mark  Z.
Mark Z. United States
Great trip with lots of fish. If waters rough take Dramamine or pray to the bucket gods
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great trip with lots of fish. If waters rough take Dramamine or pray to the bucket gods
Tony  J.
Tony J. Lindside, WV
We had a great time with Captain Randy and caught 50- 60 fish in three hours time. I would recommend fishing in Wanchese.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We had a great time with Captain Randy and caught 50- 60 fish in three hours time. I would recommend fishing in Wanchese.
Charles  T.
Charles T. Moneta, Virginia
Easy and quick to get to plenty different spots for lots of different kinds of fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Easy and quick to get to plenty different spots for lots of different kinds of fishing.
Seth  B.
Seth B. Richmond, VA
A little choppy but if you have a good captain, you’ll find the right trolling area.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
A little choppy but if you have a good captain, you’ll find the right trolling area.
Josh  M.
Josh M. South Lyon, MI
I would recommend it but know that the fish that most are wanting to catch may be difficult
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would recommend it but know that the fish that most are wanting to catch may be difficult
Johanna  F.
Johanna F. New York, NY

Salty Charters
Salty Charters
Fishing charter in Manteo
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(5 reviews)
This day had high winds out of the north, not a lot of fish in the boat. Captain John worked all his spots. It was a good morning fishing!! I would recommend this Captain, he knows the area well.
Bill  D.
Bill D. Laughlintown, PA
Artemis Sportfishing
Artemis Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Manteo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
Captain Seth and first mate Graham did an outstanding job with our trip. It was a very enjoyable fishing trip. The Artemis is a very nice and comfortable boat to take a trip on
Dennis  F.
Dennis F. Sharpsville, PA
OBX Inshore Fishing – Stumpy Point
OBX Inshore Fishing – Stumpy Point
Fishing charter in Manteo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(171 reviews)
We had an amazing time fishing with Terry. Although the weather and the fish didn't cooperate with all of us, Terry kept our family laughing and very entertained! Recommend 1000%
Julie  W.
Julie W. Bradford, PA
Stick Em Fishing Adventures
Stick Em Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Wanchese
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
I just wanted to recommend Vincent since he’s very friendly and professional. It was great experience being onboard with Captain Vincent. He definitely knows what he’s doing. If I come at outer banks again I’d definitely contact him again!
Asim  I.
Asim I. Moyock, North Carolina
Outcast Fishing Charters OBX
Outcast Fishing Charters OBX
Fishing charter in Wanchese
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(48 reviews)
2,000 percent recommend to anyone. Very professional and knowledgeable. Got us on where some red drum were. My Mom and I couldn't have asked for any better trip. Will use Outcast again if I find myself in OBX. Awesome time.
Krista  K.
Krista K. North Lewisburg, OH
Mott Ridge Charters – Manteo
Mott Ridge Charters – Manteo
Fishing charter in Manteo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(77 reviews)
My fiancé and I had a great day onboard Mott Ridge Charters! The captain brought us to where all the fish were and was making sure we met our limit and had an awesome day.
Victoria  F.
Victoria F. Charlotte, North Carolina
Outcast Fishing Charters OBX
Outcast Fishing Charters OBX
Fishing charter in Wanchese
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(48 reviews)
We had a blast on our trip! caught red drum and sheepshead. Will be be back!
Cameron  J.
Cameron J. Graham, NC
STOLAT Fishing Charters
STOLAT Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Wanchese
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(75 reviews)
These guys were amazing! They were great with the kids and answered at least a dozen questions lol. Will definitely be going back for future adventures
Christy  B.
Christy B. United States
Captain Duke Charters
Captain Duke Charters
Fishing charter in Nags Head
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(256 reviews)
Had a great time with Captain Duke- too rough to go out on the ocean, especially with three 8-9 year olds- Captain Duke recommended we stay soundside and put us on the bluefish… kids had a great time and we hauled in 36 and had a terrific fish dinner when we got home! Thank you Captain Duke!
Kurt  N.
Kurt N. Corolla, NC
Sea Era Charters
Sea Era Charters
Fishing charter in Nags Head
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(71 reviews)
We had a great time. Capt Dean and his grandson did an awesome job and made us feel welcome. Definitely coming back again.
Mike  F.
Mike F. RUSCMBMNR Township, PA
Haley Adyson Sportfishing
Haley Adyson Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Manteo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
Had an outstanding time on the trip! Crew were great. Beautiful boat. 4 yellowfin in the box. Who could ask for more?
Michael  V.
Michael V. Suffolk, VA
Outcast Fishing Charters OBX
Outcast Fishing Charters OBX
Fishing charter in Wanchese
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(48 reviews)
The Captain did his homework and made sure to take us to a place that the fish were biting. Nice guys with lots of experience that they gladly shared to make our trip better. Fun morning on the water in good company. We would (and will) book another trip!
Richard  J.
Richard J. Corolla, North Carolina
Captain Duke Charters
Captain Duke Charters
Fishing charter in Nags Head
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(256 reviews)
Fantastic trip captain and first mate were great with the children, caught 14 fish!!
John  C.
John C. Morgantown, WV
Haley Adyson Sportfishing
Haley Adyson Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Manteo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(27 reviews)
What a great experience, fantastic boat and crew, would definitely book again. Captain Lee and his Mate Allen were awesome! Action was spotty in the AM but they kept at it all day and in the last 2 hours we hit them pretty good. A lot crews would have given up. Great job guys! Book it you won’t be disappointed!
William  F.
William F. Roanoke, VA
OBX Inshore Fishing – Stumpy Point
OBX Inshore Fishing – Stumpy Point
Fishing charter in Manteo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(171 reviews)
We had an AMAZING time with Terry. He is fun, very knowledgeable about the fish, their habits, the area, and cares greatly about the experience for his customers. Great captain!
Sara  Y.
Sara Y. Weston, OH
Sounds Good Charters
Sounds Good Charters
Fishing charter in Wanchese
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
The bite was slow but he tried getting us on fish. A good time with the family
Kerry  L.
Kerry L. Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
Salty Charters
Salty Charters
Fishing charter in Manteo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Had a great time, captain John and Brad did a unbelievable effort to put us on the fish!! Definitely will be fishing with them again!!!
Greg  B.
Greg B. Virginia Beach, Virginia
Virginia Dare Sportfishing
Virginia Dare Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Manteo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
We enjoyed a 1/2 day trip with Captain Marcus and First Mate Evan. This was the first outing for most in our group so a great time was had by all. Marcus put us on the Spanish Mackerel, Bullet Tuna and Blues. Evan was hard at work helping us bring them in. I would definitely recommend booking with the crew of Virginia Dare!
Travis  M.
Travis M. Lexington, NC
Carolina Style Sportfishing
Carolina Style Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Wanchese
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(121 reviews)
Went on a 4 hour trip with Caption Jason and Mate Mason of Carolina style sport fishing. The crew was on time and ready as well as very accommodating. We had a great time and I would highly recommend going!
Christopher  N.
Christopher N. Dixie, WV
**Cutawhiskie Charters**  #1
**Cutawhiskie Charters** #1
Fishing charter in Manteo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(224 reviews)
It was a beautiful day on the water! We only caught a few small fish but that happens some times. We still had a lot of fun!
Nicholas  G.
Nicholas G. Lake Park, NC