Oregon Inlet

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Oregon Inlet Fishing Charters

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Oregon Inlet: 83 fishing charters available

Righteous Fishing Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(38 reviews)
Wanchese
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trips from $450

Salty Charters

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

Waymaker Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(92 reviews)
Wanchese
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trips from $250
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trips from $425
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trips from $400
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trips from $300

In Debt Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(15 reviews)
Nags Head
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trips from $550

Chasin' Tyde Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(54 reviews)
Manteo
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trips from $500

Riptide Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(210 reviews)
Wanchese
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trips from $300

Haley Adyson Sportfishing

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(38 reviews)
Manteo
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trips from $2,600

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Oregon Inlet

The average price for a private 4 hour Oregon Inlet fishing trip is $525, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,421 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Righteous Fishing Charters, Salty Charters, and Waymaker Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Oregon Inlet. Full list of top fishing charters in Oregon Inlet.

Righteous Fishing Charters, Salty Charters, 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 Redfish, Cobia, and Bluefish. 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 24798 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.

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Talk to the captain prior and get some ideas about your trip. It's all about communication.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Talk to the captain prior and get some ideas about your trip. It's all about communication.
Victor  M.
Victor M. Kill Devil Hills, NC
Got a little more wet than I thought but it was a hot day so it worked out perfectly
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Got a little more wet than I thought but it was a hot day so it worked out perfectly
Patrick  T.
Patrick T. Richmond, Virginia
Be prepared for a long day on the water. Pack snacks, sun block, and something to drink. Be patient. Fishing is an experience and will be fun.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared for a long day on the water. Pack snacks, sun block, and something to drink. Be patient. Fishing is an experience and will be fun.
Chris  E.
Chris E. Lansdowne, VA
Be ready for a good time. This marina has everything, included plenty of boats and captains that will catch whatever is in season.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be ready for a good time. This marina has everything, included plenty of boats and captains that will catch whatever is in season.
Tyler  M.
Tyler M. Washington, District Of Columbia
Get ready for some beautiful scenery as well as plenty of areas to search for multiple species. Very well maintained parking lot and boat ramp.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get ready for some beautiful scenery as well as plenty of areas to search for multiple species. Very well maintained parking lot and boat ramp.
Jonathan  L.
Jonathan L. High Point, NC
Captain Kenny and Brandon his first mate really know their business. The Carrisma is a great boat to fish from and we had an awesome fishing trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain Kenny and Brandon his first mate really know their business. The Carrisma is a great boat to fish from and we had an awesome fishing trip.
Mike  L.
Mike L. Lorton, VA
Manage expectations. Every trip is different- sometimes you catch, sometimes don’t.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Manage expectations. Every trip is different- sometimes you catch, sometimes don’t.
Lendell  P.
Lendell P. Herndon, VA
Great area for the novice and experienced anglers. There is so many different types of fish to pursue.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great area for the novice and experienced anglers. There is so many different types of fish to pursue.
Mark  W.
Mark W. Moyock, North Carolina
Let the captain guide you in planning a trip most appropriate for your party.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Let the captain guide you in planning a trip most appropriate for your party.
Karl  B.
Karl B. Syria, VA
Try to get a morning trip weather for shrimp with the family or fishing mornings are always better i have been on many characters.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Try to get a morning trip weather for shrimp with the family or fishing mornings are always better i have been on many characters.
John  H.
John H. Orwigsburg, PA
Nags Head has always provided great fishing, but don’t expect it to be easy in the middle of summer. The better fishing, in my experience has been in the spring or later in the summer/fall.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Nags Head has always provided great fishing, but don’t expect it to be easy in the middle of summer. The better fishing, in my experience has been in the spring or later in the summer/fall.
John  M.
John M. Columbia, NC
What a great place to set out on a Sportfishing trip. The weather is great, great location and the fish are biting.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
What a great place to set out on a Sportfishing trip. The weather is great, great location and the fish are biting.
John  D.
John D. Chesapeake, VA
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

T-Time Charters
T-Time Charters
Fishing charter in Manteo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(71 reviews)
Weather wasn't the best, very windy but captain Toby was nice and I caught a few fish would definitely recommend and use again.
Francis  T.
Francis T. NEW LONDN Township, PA
Salty Charters
Salty Charters
Fishing charter in Manteo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
This was great! Captain John is a super knowledgeable and great guy! Will absolutely book this again next year!
Raj  R.
Raj R. Vestal, NY
Salty Charters
Salty Charters
Fishing charter in Manteo
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(28 reviews)
We had a great time fishing and just family time. There was a slight scarcity of fish, but that was just fine. The one negative was the end and the fish, as advertised, were not cleaned and filleted. Overall, the trip was great.
George  M.
George M. Rockville, VA
Waymaker Charters
Waymaker Charters
Fishing charter in Wanchese
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(92 reviews)
We had a great time! My two girl's ages 6 and 9 are already beginning to go back.
Duane  L.
Duane L. New Market, VA
Miss Nell Sportfishing
Miss Nell Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Wanchese
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
I had a good day of fishing with a large catch of 80 pounds of fish. Some tuna and mackerel. We will book again.
Victor  M.
Victor M. Kill Devil Hills, NC
Poacher Sportfishing
Poacher Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Nags Head
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(255 reviews)
Had the first mackerel on within a minute of the lures hitting the water. Good day of fishing.
Brian  H.
Brian H. Hamburg, NY
Hitman Sportfishing
Hitman Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Wanchese
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(125 reviews)
This was my first charter fishing trip and I was not disappointed. The crew was awesome. Our Captain Charles new exactly where to take us and our Mate Derek was amazing. We had 4 polls out trolling and he never missed anything. For our next OBX vacation we will definitely use Hitman Charters. Thank you Charles and Derek. We had a blast and brought home 90 lbs of fish, mostly Spanish Mackerel.
Sherrie  P.
Sherrie P. Washington, DC
Riptide Charters
Riptide Charters
Fishing charter in Wanchese
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(210 reviews)
We weren't knowing what to expect as we have never fished in OBX before. Captain Randy was AWESOME!!! Right from the start he put us at ease and gave us the confidence we needed. From catching bait fish to catching trout is was a memorable experience. Thank you so much Captain Randy!!! We will be back.
Peter  O.
Peter O. Lisbon, CT
OBX Inshore Fishing – Stumpy Point
OBX Inshore Fishing – Stumpy Point
Fishing charter in Manteo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(192 reviews)
Captain made this day special for the kids, keeping them excited and interested the entire trip. We caught a variety of fish both on bait and lures. We had a great time and looking forward to your next trip!
Sam  A.
Sam A. Great Falls, VA
Waymaker Charters
Waymaker Charters
Fishing charter in Wanchese
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(92 reviews)
Great day on the water. Capt. Ryan worked hard to find us fish. Caught enough for everyone to take home some filets. Going out again in 2 days.
Donald  M.
Donald M. Seekonk, MA
OBX Inshore Fishing – Stumpy Point
OBX Inshore Fishing – Stumpy Point
Fishing charter in Manteo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(192 reviews)
Awesome trip, took my 2 sons out for a 4 hour trip. We had a great time catching fish and telling stories.
Jeff  C.
Jeff C. Fuquay-Varina, NC
Righteous Fishing Charters
Righteous Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Wanchese
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(38 reviews)
We had a great day out there even though the weather didn’t let us get out to the ocean. Captain Lewis and Megan were both great with the kids and we had a great time.
Jason  K.
Jason K. Stone Ridge, VA
Outcast Fishing Charters OBX
Outcast Fishing Charters OBX
Fishing charter in Wanchese
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(82 reviews)
A great afternoon on a beautiful boat 😎Listened to music, relaxed and the captain went out of his way to give us the best chance to catch fish. We had a blast and can’t wait to go again next summer!
Susan  F.
Susan F. United States
Stick Em Fishing Adventures
Stick Em Fishing Adventures
Fishing charter in Wanchese
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(27 reviews)
Excellent captain. Worked hard to put us on the fish and chased the schools around as they moved. Was a big help and was just as excited to fish as we were.
Donald  S.
Donald S. East Greenville, PA
Chasin' Tyde Charters
Chasin' Tyde Charters
Fishing charter in Manteo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(54 reviews)
We had an amazing time today and I can’t wait to book a full day next year!!!!
Taylor  S.
Taylor S. Paradise Valley, PA
Wet Kitty Charters – High Water Adventure
Wet Kitty Charters – High Water Adventure
Fishing charter in Wanchese
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(71 reviews)
It was a rainy day but Tom took us on an adventure. We had been told that the fish haven’t been biting due to the heat but we caught 12 total (ribbon fish, pig fish, and a SHARK!) Our boys had a great experience.
An  M.
An M. South Orange, NJ
Captain Duke Charters
Captain Duke Charters
Fishing charter in Nags Head
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(287 reviews)
Went out with Captain Duke and first mate Gavin and my boys had a great time. Caught ribbon fish, trout, trigger fish and my boys each caught a shark. First mate Gavin was making sure my boys were ready with their rods
Nick  P.
Nick P. Emerson, NJ
Blue Chip Sportfishing
Blue Chip Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Manteo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(55 reviews)
The boat is extremely clean and fast! Jonathan and Devlin are great guys who know their stuff and really hussle. We had 4 poles bent within 10 minutes! Unfortunately we had a 7 hour dry spell and then a finale rally in the last few minutes. According to the fishing reports, it was a tough day and we did better than most. We would have loved a little more action but we know that the guys would have liked the same. We still had a great day and would highly recommend Blue Chip!
Jen  B.
Jen B. Washington, DC
Salty Charters
Salty Charters
Fishing charter in Manteo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(28 reviews)
Captain John was awesome. We caught our legal limit, and had it prepared around the corner for the ultimate lunch! 🥰🥰🥰
Jonathan  G.
Jonathan G. Medfield, MA
Captain Duke Charters
Captain Duke Charters
Fishing charter in Nags Head
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(287 reviews)
Amazing experience! First time going for Ribbon fish and we killed it. Highly recommend this trip!
Scott  G.
Scott G. Glen Cove, NY