Pamlico Sound

184 Fishing Charters

Pamlico Sound Fishing Charters

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Pamlico Sound: 184 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

Back Sound Fishing Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(33 reviews)
Beaufort
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $450

Reel Time Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(59 reviews)
Atlantic Beach
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $500

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

Hawk Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(229 reviews)
Beaufort
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $440

Riptide Charters

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

Coastal Carolina Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(79 reviews)
Atlantic Beach
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $500

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Pamlico Sound

The average price for a private 4 hour Pamlico Sound fishing trip is $530, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,396 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 Pamlico Sound. Full list of top fishing charters in Pamlico Sound.

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

The most popular fish species you can target are Cobia, Spanish Mackerel, and Redfish. Top fishing techniques include light tackle, trolling, and jigging. Nearshore fishing, inshore fishing, and wreck fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

It’s no surprise that the largest lagoon on the US east coast is a hotspot for angling. Fishing the Pamlico Sound is a joy to behold. Protected from the choppy waters of the Atlantic by the Outer Banks (OBX), these calmer fishing grounds offer fun for everyone. Use it as a base for an offshore adventure or come and wet your line in the sound itself, the options are endless!
 
If Inshore fishing is what springs to mind when you hear the word “sound,” you’d be right. These shallow waters are home to exciting Bluefish, Striped Bass, and Black Drum, as well as delicious Redfish and Flounder. Tough-fighting Tarpon even make their way through in summer, so there’s no end to what you can catch without even leaving the sound.
 
Many captains here do offer the chance to go into the Atlantic, however, and the temptation of Kingfish, Cobia, Snappers, and Groupers is hard to deny. Add Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, Billfish, and Tilefish, and you’ll surely want to come. Trips beyond the inlets last from eight hours to a few days so if you only have a few hours to spare, then an inshore trip is for you.
 
One of the beauties of fishing the Pamlico Sound, though, is that you can’t go wrong. Take a charter out of anywhere from Wanchesee down to Hatteras and you’ll get what you want. This area was built on fishing, and locals are only too proud to keep that tradition going strong.
 

Rules & Regulations

In some other good news, you won’t need a license when fishing with a professional guide in saltwater. Beware of strict seasons and limits, especially for Flounder and Grouper, but rest assured your captain will make sure you're fishing within the law.
Pamlico Sound
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Based on 24785 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January
With the disruptive weather, a trip offshore could be too dangerous. Despite the disappointment of missing out on the Tuna, you’ll have plenty of Striped Bass to target on the sound, so come fill the boat.
February
Bluefin Tuna is the aim if you find a day with clear weather to go out to the deep waters. Head offshore on a productive trip as you hunt these delicious beasts along with Yellowfins and Bigeyes, too!
March
While the Tuna remain a prized target offshore, you’ll also get to take advantage of the inshore coming into its own in March. Black Drum, Redfish, Flounder, and Bluefish join Striped Bass for a thrilling day out.
April
Both inshore and offshore fishing really start to hit their stride in April and you can sense that the peak season is on its way. Go after Yellowfins along the Gulf Stream or take advantage of the “Drum run” inshore.
May
Head south to Ocracoke for the famous fishing tournament that’s been running since 1983, as the Drum run continues on the sound, and Mahi Mahi and Wahoo join the offshore party. 
June
The beaches of the Outer Banks start filling up with tourists, and captains prepare to be fully booked throughout the summer. Book early to make the most of the fishing on the sound and beyond in June.
July
Nearshore fishing gets going in July and you’ll see why this is the peak season, with incredible fishing everywhere. Go after monster Cobia and Mackerel on the surf, target Tarpon inshore, or hunt Marlin offshore. 
August
It’s full steam ahead in August as tourists flock to the Atlantic coast and charter boats fill the sound. Whether it’s inshore, nearshore, or offshore action you want – this is the time to try all three.
September
As the crowds die down, the fishing heats up! Hit up the Hatteras Village Invitational Surf Fishing Tournament for some nearshore action and show off your skills for the chance to win a great reward.
October
Nags Head is the place to be in October. While it may seem that the fishing is quietening down, it’s far from it. Discover your senses at the Surf and Seafood Festival that is sure to make it feel like peak season.
November
Despite the waters getting choppier and the weather turning, fishing is still thrilling. The Cape Hatteras surf fishing competition has been running every November since 1957, so come and join in the fun.
December
See out the year in style with plenty of fishing trips. Head offshore when conditions are good and land a hearty Tuna, or fish the sounds throughout the winter for Stripers, Trout, Drum, and many more.

Pamlico Sound 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
Get a sea sickness patch. Find the boat the day before so you can get there on time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get a sea sickness patch. Find the boat the day before so you can get there on time.
Rhonda  W.
Rhonda W. Melbourne, KY
Plan for any kind of weather! We had beautiful sun and 65* but were prepared for cold weather too.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Plan for any kind of weather! We had beautiful sun and 65* but were prepared for cold weather too.
Barbara  R.
Barbara R. Monroe, NC
Take snacks and water. Only fish with the locals recommended because they are experienced and know where the fish are. If its early take a light wind breaker because it is a bit chilly in the morning.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take snacks and water. Only fish with the locals recommended because they are experienced and know where the fish are. If its early take a light wind breaker because it is a bit chilly in the morning.
Edson  V.
Edson V. Gering, NE
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
Just remember that it is what it is when fishing. Great weather doesn't always present fish. That's why they call it fishing and not "catching!"
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Just remember that it is what it is when fishing. Great weather doesn't always present fish. That's why they call it fishing and not "catching!"
Roger  H.
Roger H. Denver, NC
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
Do a trip with captain Eric on the offshore outlaw it's well worth it awesome guy.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Do a trip with captain Eric on the offshore outlaw it's well worth it awesome guy.
Patrick  C.
Patrick C. Akron, OH
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

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
Get UnWound with UnWind Charters
Get UnWound with UnWind Charters
Fishing charter in Hatteras
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
Capt John was fantastic. We have 3 boys, not all like to fish, and Capt John had a day planned that all 3 of our boys enjoyed. Clamming, fishing, swimming off a sandbar and collecting some really cool shells. Ended the day with dolphins and a huge sea turtle. John let our boys ride on top with him as well giving them a whole different perspective. Highly recommend, especially for any families looking for something for everyone. Thanks John!!
Thomas  O.
Thomas O. Dighton, MA
Local Knowledge Charters
Local Knowledge Charters
Fishing charter in Atlantic Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
A great day of fishing with a knowledgeable captain! Ages 8-40+ all had a fun day while catching a lot of fish!! We
Linda  S.
Linda S. Naperville, IL
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
Godspeed Charters
Godspeed Charters
Fishing charter in Hatteras
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(88 reviews)
We were looking for a family friendly fishing trip and Dave and Jim delivered. It was exactly as advertised. Captain Dave found plenty of fish and Jim made sure all the lines were running and the fish got landed. A great trip.
Randy  S.
Randy S. Buxton, North Carolina
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
Tombstone Charters
Tombstone Charters
Fishing charter in Atlantic Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(129 reviews)
Captain Jared was awesome. He was patient and encouraging and worked hard to provide a memorable experience for our family, especially my daughter that was on her first salt water fishing trip. We caught mahi, trigger fish, beliners, porgys, sea bass, almaco jacks, and amberjacks.
Brian  M.
Brian M. Raleigh, NC
Bonehead Charters
Bonehead Charters
Fishing charter in Hatteras
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(76 reviews)
Best day we could ever hope for! Captain Jimmy and his mate Mitch got us on the fish from the start. We pulled in over 36 fish… Spanish Makerel , Blues and even a Tuna. Our group was having so much fun, catching we were afraid we didn't leave any fish in the sea for anyone else. Captain Jimmy and Mate Mitch are the best! Can’t wait to go out with them again!
George  G.
George G. Duncan, South 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
Under Pressure Charters
Under Pressure Charters
Fishing charter in Hatteras
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(48 reviews)
Great captain and mate ! The fish gods were with us all day !! Thanks guys .the pucks don’t do this trip justice .the captain was on the fish all day ! Thanks Jt the boys loved and we will see you next year
Chris  B.
Chris B. Virginia Beach, VA
Island Saltwater Adventure
Island Saltwater Adventure
Fishing charter in Hatteras
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Jeffrey was real good and also gave us a little history throughout the trip about the outerbanks. He was good with the kids. I highly recommend them
John  M.
John M. Nashville, Tennessee
Offshore Outlaw Fishing Charters
Offshore Outlaw Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Morehead City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(66 reviews)
We were fishing with young kids (3 under 8). We had a great time and the kids stayed busy with fish always on the line! Would go again!
Jessica  K.  S.
Jessica K. S. WSHNGTN CT HS, OH
Godspeed Charters
Godspeed Charters
Fishing charter in Hatteras
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(88 reviews)
We had a great time with Captain David and Jim. They were determined to help my daughters catch some dinner. Captain David goes above and beyond to make sure everyone is enjoying there time on the water.
Matt  D.
Matt D. Washington, District Of Columbia
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
Get UnWound with UnWind Charters
Get UnWound with UnWind Charters
Fishing charter in Hatteras
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
My step son caught an amazing trout. It was an amazing fishing trip and Capt John was amazing and patient. I will book again with him
Davin  D.
Davin D. Sartell, MN
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
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)
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
Tombstone Charters
Tombstone Charters
Fishing charter in Atlantic Beach
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(129 reviews)
This is by far the best charter I have been on, Captain Jared is awesome, we caught Mahi, Amberjack, Black Sea Bass, Trigger Fish, Albacore jack, ring tale, scup, a15 pound red snapper we had to release, three small sharks, and a limit of the biggest vermillion snapper I have ever seen. I highly recommend you book a trip with Tombstone Charters you wont be disappointed. Thanks again Captain Jared. See you soon, Brad
Bradley  B.
Bradley B. Benton Harbor, MI
Seas The Day NC
Seas The Day NC
Fishing charter in Hatteras
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(167 reviews)
Captain Ethan was great! Knew exactly where to go and helped my boyfriend and I catch some big fish! A few boat problems but... he was on top of it and we had a wonderful trip!! Would recommend him and his boat for a great day of fishing!! Will def use him next time we are in NC!!
Christi  C.
Christi C. Lewis Center, OH