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Pamlico Sound Fishing Charters

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Pamlico Sound: 233 fishing charters available
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4.8 / 5
(36 reviews)
Morehead City
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
Oriental
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
(24 reviews)
Morehead City
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trips from $400
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(126 reviews)
Wanchese
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trips from $300
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(306 reviews)
Manteo
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trips from $450
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(185 reviews)
Wanchese
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trips from $275
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(70 reviews)
Manteo
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trips from $500
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(76 reviews)
Hatteras
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trips from $400
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(24 reviews)
Hatteras
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trips from $450
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Wanchese
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Pamlico Sound

According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Pamlico Sound are: Full list of top fishing charters in Pamlico Sound

The average price for a private 4 hour Pamlico Sound fishing trip is $527, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,497 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Pamlico Sound that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Pamlico Sound are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in Pamlico Sound are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Pamlico Sound are:

Many fishing charters in Pamlico Sound 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 Pamlico Sound are:

Who are the top awarded captains in Pamlico Sound?

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Pamlico Sound are:
  • 2-hour fishing trips – $307
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $375
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $485
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $650
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $700
  • 7-hour fishing trips – $850
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $911

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
4.5 / 5
Based on 27942 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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"What would you recommend to anglers fishing in Hatteras for the first time?" - The weather isn't always going to cooperate and give you a nice day. Talk to your captain ahead of time and they will tell you how to prepare yourself for when you are on the boat. They want you to be comfortable and have a great time, so listen to what they say.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
"What would you recommend to anglers fishing in Hatteras for the first time?" - The weather isn't always going to cooperate and give you a nice day. Talk to your captain ahead of time and they will tell you how to prepare yourself for when you are on the boat. They want you to be comfortable and have a great time, so listen to what they say.
James  D.
James D.
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
RONALD  N.
RONALD N.
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.
Steve  M.
Steve M.
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.
Donna  B.
Donna B.
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.
Eddie  M.
Eddie M.
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
Cheryl  K.
Cheryl K.
Dress warm and wear semi water proof gear. Have the fish cleaning service filet your catch. Bring extra coolers to take your catch home.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Dress warm and wear semi water proof gear. Have the fish cleaning service filet your catch. Bring extra coolers to take your catch home.
Jim  H.
Jim H.
Be prepped for anything. There are so many species traveling the waters in October.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepped for anything. There are so many species traveling the waters in October.
Todd  G.
Todd G.
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 !
Francis  G.
Francis G.
You can’t go into fishing expecting to catch anything. That’s why they call it fishing. So anything that you catch just makes for a bonus.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
You can’t go into fishing expecting to catch anything. That’s why they call it fishing. So anything that you catch just makes for a bonus.
Sherry  F.
Sherry F.
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
Bill  L.
Bill L.
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.
Palmer  R.
Palmer R.
The weather is the determining factor. But if you can get out there is some really good fishing.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
The weather is the determining factor. But if you can get out there is some really good fishing.
Stephen  M.
Stephen M.
Absolutely It’s a perfect first time fishing experience. Pleasant relaxing day.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Absolutely It’s a perfect first time fishing experience. Pleasant relaxing day.
Nancy  T.
Nancy T.
Be open and flexible if things don't go as planned. And don't get discouraged if the bite isn't as good as was hoped for. Being on the water on a beautiful day is the cake and catching fish is the icing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be open and flexible if things don't go as planned. And don't get discouraged if the bite isn't as good as was hoped for. Being on the water on a beautiful day is the cake and catching fish is the icing.
Constant  C.
Constant C.
Go to Jack Hatters tackle shop and have them rig you up with what’s working at the moment.
Very good
4.0 / 5
Go to Jack Hatters tackle shop and have them rig you up with what’s working at the moment.
Jared  T.
Jared T. Hatteras, North Carolina
It's off the tourist season so there are definitely less people here. As far as the fishing itself, I think circumstances today were unique as there was a tropical storm a couple days before. Didn't seem to negatively impact anything, and I saw other people were successful out on the water during this time as well.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It's off the tourist season so there are definitely less people here. As far as the fishing itself, I think circumstances today were unique as there was a tropical storm a couple days before. Didn't seem to negatively impact anything, and I saw other people were successful out on the water during this time as well.
Alex  B.
Alex B.
I would recommend you try a little of every thing. Inshore fishing was great and offshore was great!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would recommend you try a little of every thing. Inshore fishing was great and offshore was great!
Gary  K.
Gary K. Raven, VA
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
Clifton  G.
Clifton G. Lake Frederick, VA
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.
Christine  F.
Christine F.

Gambler Sportfishing
Gambler Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Hatteras
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
We couldn’t have imagined we would have such a blast. Four adults and two children under 6. Everyone caught fish. Captain Stephen put us on a bunch of king mackerel and mate Bob worked his butt off to keep lines in the water so we could keep reeling em in. Would definitely book with the Gambler again during mahi season in the summer.
Andy  K.
Andy K.
Willy C Charters
Willy C Charters
Fishing charter in Manteo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 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.
Dunn Deal Sportfishing
Dunn Deal Sportfishing
Fishing charter in Hatteras
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(67 reviews)
All I can say is that we had a great day with Shaun and Clayton! Dunn Deal is a fast and comfortable boat with really nice guys working it. My group had a fun time filling the box (Plus a few more for good measure)! I hope to be seeing more of them in my future. Thanks for a very memorable trip Shaun!
James  D.
James D.
Pamlico Pirate Fishing Charters
Pamlico Pirate Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Oriental
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
Captain Dave is a true gentleman. Very nice boat and gear. I will be back again and again.
Kevin  D.
Kevin D.
Willy C Charters
Willy C Charters
Fishing charter in Manteo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 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.
Got-em Charters
Got-em Charters
Fishing charter in Hatteras
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(76 reviews)
My son and I had an incredible experience with Got ‘Em Charters. Capt. Jerry was a joy to fish with. Despite a very windy and rainy morning, he quickly got us on a school of sheephead and then a school of red drum! We caught our drum limit! His knowledge of the waters, fish habits, and warm personality were second to none. Couldn’t recommend Capt Jerry and Got ‘Em Charters more highly. Book ‘Em!
Hayne  G.
Hayne G.
#1 Old North State Fishing
#1 Old North State Fishing
Fishing charter in Wanchese
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(30 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
(114 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.
Laid Back Fishing
Laid Back Fishing
Fishing charter in Marshallberg
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
This was the most fun and relaxing fishing trip we have ever been on. We cannot wait to get back here to do it all again. Jodi And Andi work together so well to make this a enjoyable and memorable trip
Lisa  S.
Lisa S.
Willy C Charters
Willy C Charters
Fishing charter in Manteo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 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
(92 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.
Back Sound Fishing Charters
Back Sound Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Beaufort
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(83 reviews)
I learned a lot on this trip with Jason. This was my first charter and I had a blast. He told me to be patient and it really does pay off when fishing. My husband and I had a great four hour trip and caught some nice fish.
Lisa  S.
Lisa S.
Got-em Charters
Got-em Charters
Fishing charter in Hatteras
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(76 reviews)
Jerry is a great guy. Even if you don’t catch many fish you will enjoy your time with Captain Jerry. Dr. Charles D Cook
Charles  C.
Charles C.
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.
Old School Fishing Charters
Old School Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Wanchese
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(114 reviews)
We had a great time, the water was glassy on the way out. We had plenty of bites, plenty of misses, caught a few trout. Overall a great day! The captain is very personable and a all around good guy. I will fish with him again.
Jason  M.
Jason M.
Old School Fishing Charters
Old School Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Wanchese
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(114 reviews)
One of the best fishing trips I have been on, and I didn't even catch a fish! The Captain of this little boat Taught us a different fishing cast than we were used to. He gave us a wealth of information about the Outer Banks, History, and some folklore, and he was just a great person to spend your day with and enjoy great conversation and fish.
RONALD  N.
RONALD N.
OBX Inshore Fishing – Stumpy Point
OBX Inshore Fishing – Stumpy Point
Fishing charter in Manteo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(306 reviews)
We had a party of four and had an absolute blast with Terry. We caught several fish, a few were keepers. He kept us laughing the entire time. The water was perfect. I would suggest bug spray as we were attacked by mosquitos as soon as we opened the vehicle door at the dock. We will definitely be returning to fish with Terry!
Brent  H.
Brent H.
Willy C Charters
Willy C Charters
Fishing charter in Manteo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
Drew was great. New the area, knew what times were going to be best to fish. Had good conversation can't say enough good. We'll book again. Thanks
Steve  M.
Steve M.