Pamlico Sound

195 Fishing Charters

Pamlico Sound Fishing Charters

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Pamlico Sound: 195 fishing charters available

Righteous Fishing Charters

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

OBX Inshore Fishing – Stumpy Point

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

Waymaker Charters

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

Somerset Charters – Crab and Shrimp

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(41 reviews)
Wanchese
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $300

Salty Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(45 reviews)
Manteo
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $500

Top Shelf Sport Fishing

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(18 reviews)
Atlantic Beach
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $600

Got-em Charters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(26 reviews)
Hatteras
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trips from $400

Hawk Charters

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(260 reviews)
Beaufort
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trips from $440

In Debt Charters

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

Chasin' Tyde Charters

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

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Pamlico Sound

The average price for a private 4 hour Pamlico Sound fishing trip is $541, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,410 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Righteous Fishing Charters, 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.

Righteous Fishing Charters, 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 Spanish Mackerel, Redfish, and Cobia. 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 25033 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.

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Trust your Captain he knows were to find the fish , don't eat alot before you go on your charter, an have fun beautiful wild life
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Trust your Captain he knows were to find the fish , don't eat alot before you go on your charter, an have fun beautiful wild life
April  O.
April O. Bealeton, VA
Driving from Emerald Isle to Sealevel puts you on fish faster rather than wasting time boating and fishing less time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Driving from Emerald Isle to Sealevel puts you on fish faster rather than wasting time boating and fishing less time.
Barry  B.
Barry B. Charlotte, NC
Spanish Mackerel and Blue Fish are what you're going to catch in August. Atlantic Beach is a family friendly town with a laid-back feel. The men went fishing this morning while the women had a spa day. A small price to pay for a summer day on the water.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Spanish Mackerel and Blue Fish are what you're going to catch in August. Atlantic Beach is a family friendly town with a laid-back feel. The men went fishing this morning while the women had a spa day. A small price to pay for a summer day on the water.
Joseph  K.
Joseph K. Fredericksburg, VA
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
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
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 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
Mid day trips get really hot in August so it's best to get out there early!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Mid day trips get really hot in August so it's best to get out there early!
Tiffany  M.
Tiffany M. Lexington, KY
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
Stay inshore. Fish migration makes trophy fishing challenging unless you go way off-shore
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Stay inshore. Fish migration makes trophy fishing challenging unless you go way off-shore
Kevin  F.
Kevin F. Lowell, MI
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
Spanish Mackerel fishing is a good choice - close to shore, trolling or sight casting, great to eat.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Spanish Mackerel fishing is a good choice - close to shore, trolling or sight casting, great to eat.
Kenneth  B.
Kenneth B. United States
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

FinchasersUSA Charters
FinchasersUSA Charters
Fishing charter in Beaufort
Very good
4.0 / 5
(25 reviews)
Great trip ! Super knowledgeable and genuine Absolutely will fish with Jack again
Kyle  R.
Kyle R. Salem, VA
Duck Hunter
Duck Hunter
Fishing charter in Manteo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(64 reviews)
Would definitely go out with Hunter again. We had a great time and he put forth a great effort to make sure we caught fish.
Tyler  K.
Tyler K. Upper Darby, Pennsylvania
Chasin' Tyde Charters
Chasin' Tyde Charters
Fishing charter in Manteo
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(67 reviews)
Had a great time. Fishing was a little slow but it was right before hurricane Ian hit, they tried there best to put us on fish and we did catch some just not legal fish lol. But over all it was a good trip would recommend. Thanks guys. Hope to fish with you next year
Vernon  D.
Vernon D. Altoona, PA
Longer Days Sportfishing Charters
Longer Days Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Hatteras
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Amazing day with over 50 fish in the boat! We would have had more if we knew what we were doing, but that was on us. Hunter worked all day for us and Tom put us where the fish were. It was a great trip. I can’t recommend them enough! Longer days is THE charter out of Hatteras!
Michael  L.
Michael L. Lynchburg, Virginia
Godspeed Charters
Godspeed Charters
Fishing charter in Hatteras
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(120 reviews)
Best fishing charter on the obx. Very knowledgeable and professional crew. This will be my yearly charter for now on. Thanks for a great time.
Michael  M.
Michael M. Pinnacle, NC
Rabid Tuna Sportfishing Charters
Rabid Tuna Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Hatteras
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(100 reviews)
Trip was great experience. Only issue was pre-storm weather arrived a day early! Still caught a few tuna.
Jeanann  N.
Jeanann N. Selbyville, DE
Island Saltwater Adventure
Island Saltwater Adventure
Fishing charter in Hatteras
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(18 reviews)
Captain Jeffrey was fantastic, super friendly, and incredibly knowledgeable. Having grown up here, he certainly knows the areas with fish! We all caught our share of Red Drum today and then so, catching and releasing the extras after a thrilling fight. The variety was great - Red Drum, Blue Fish, Trout, and more! We will be talking about this for years to come. A highlight of our family time for sure!! We look forward to fishing with him again!
Kimberly  F.
Kimberly F. High Point, NC
STOLAT Fishing Charters
STOLAT Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Wanchese
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(103 reviews)
The captain and crew were great we had 20 + fish and a great time. Both captain and crew were nice and informative. This was our second time out great time thank you!
John  D.
John D. Kitty Hawk, NC
Poacher Sportfishing
Poacher Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Nags Head
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(271 reviews)
Captain Devin and Nick were very professional, knowledgable, and fun! Both catered to our needs to ensure we had a positive experience. I would recommend Captain Devin to all.
William  W.
William W. Jacksonville, FL
Finn Charters
Finn Charters
Fishing charter in Hatteras
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(102 reviews)
Overall it was a great trip, took home a few nice size bluefish but alas did not land a drum. Captain did everything he could and took me to lots of different spots to hook a drum. Other crews didn’t have a lot of luck either but he tried his best! Will book with Finn charters again!
Duane  T.
Duane T. Fort Mill, SC
Captain Froggy's Charter Fishing
Captain Froggy's Charter Fishing
Fishing charter in Manteo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(392 reviews)
Caught a few, they said not much was being caught that day so they arranged it to where we could go out further and catch some good ones
Dylan  N.
Dylan N. Crooksville, OH
Offshore Outlaw Fishing Charters
Offshore Outlaw Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Morehead City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(106 reviews)
We had a 10 year on his first trip. Eric and John were awesome they made sure my son had amazing time. Highly recommend with these guys.
Cliff  H.
Cliff H. Rocky Mount, VA
Offshore Outlaw Fishing Charters
Offshore Outlaw Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Morehead City
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(106 reviews)
This trip was perfect! I surprised my husband for our anniversary. It was a little windy (hurricane out at sea), but Captain Eric worked hard for us! We caught more than enough fish and had fun while doing it! Already planning our next trip for an offshore trip in May 2023. See you soon!
Jessica  P.
Jessica P. Bluewell, WV
Nancy Cay Fishing Charters
Nancy Cay Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Nags Head
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(6 reviews)
Conditions were not the best but Captain Jason knew just where to go to put us on some big fish. He worked hard the entire trip and we all caught some really nice fish. Had a great time and would highly recommend to anybody. Thanks for a great day Captain Jason.
James  D.
James D. Livonia, NY
Riptide Charters
Riptide Charters
Fishing charter in Wanchese
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(228 reviews)
Captain Randy did a great job, worked hard to get us fish on the sound side due to ruff seas. Kept the wives happy with the fish dinner they rated 5 stars and we were kings for a day. They think we worked hard putting food on table. Just a great day on the water!!Will book with him again next time.
Greg  S.
Greg S. Washington, District Of Columbia
Hawk Charters
Hawk Charters
Fishing charter in Beaufort
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(260 reviews)
Had a great day with these guys! Myself and my 2sons all caught our pb fish( 1 adult sandbar and a nurse shark) and a pile of other fish. We also got to experience the swells from hurricane fiona, it was amazing. Shaggy always had something interesting to talk about. What a great captain and crew. My middle son commented to me that he couldn't believe how fast the day went by
Brent  S.
Brent S. Chilton, WI
Waymaker Charters
Waymaker Charters
Fishing charter in Wanchese
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(105 reviews)
Great trip with our 4 kids, Ryan helped each of our kids along the way. Great family fishing fun!
Sarah  W.
Sarah W. Stafford, VA
No Sweat Sportsfishing
No Sweat Sportsfishing
Fishing charter in Wanchese
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(84 reviews)
We had a great day on the water with Captain Doug and First Mate Ben. They made the experience easy, laid back, and fun. Even though the seas were rough and the fish weren't biting, they did all they could to give us a catch and we still wound up with a couple great fish.
Kristin  M.
Kristin M. Cary, NC
OBX Inshore Fishing – Stumpy Point
OBX Inshore Fishing – Stumpy Point
Fishing charter in Manteo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(207 reviews)
I took my parents and grandparent out for a half day trip so they could experience fishing for the first time on the East Coast. We went for speckled trout and drum. Terry was awesome, very knowledgeable, and has a good sense of humor. He kept us laughing and kept us on top of the fish. We caught 14 specks, 1 flounder, 1 brown and several puppy drums that we didn't keep because of size. We really enjoyed the trip and would highly recommend!
Lance  O.
Lance O. Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
Rabid Tuna Sportfishing Charters
Rabid Tuna Sportfishing Charters
Fishing charter in Hatteras
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(100 reviews)
Great day for our 4 boys catching LOTS of Spanish Mackerel and some blues various other species. Highly recommend to land lots of fish and keep kids interested. Or land lots yourself for a big meal.
Josh  H.
Josh H. Elysburg, PA