Outer Banks Flounder Fishing Charters

Outer Banks Flounder Fishing Charters

Top Outer Banks Flounder Fishing Destinations

Best Flounder Fishing Charters in Outer Banks

Outer Banks: 53 fishing charters available
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(68 reviews)
Manteo
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $500
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(35 reviews)
Rodanthe
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $500
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(393 reviews)
Manteo
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $300
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(21 reviews)
Nags Head
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $550

Flounder Fishing in Outer Banks

Flounder
  • Size 1 to 5lbs
  • Food Value Excellent
  • Game Qualities Average
  • Habitats Inshore, Nearshore, Flats, Backcountry

(Paralychtis spp. / Pseudopleuronectes americanus)

If you want to put one of the nation’s favorite fish on the table, then look no further than the Outer Banks. The calm, shallow sounds are ideal for Flounder to call home. Step aboard an Outer Banks Flounder fishing charter and get ready to fill the boat. You’ll prove the theory that bottom-dwelling fish are tastier than the rest and have plenty of fun while doing it.

What to Expect

Flounders are hardly known for their game qualities. This reputation is slightly unfair to these strange-looking creatures. While not fussy eaters, and certainly not the sharpest tools in the ocean, they are pretty strong. They’ll pull away from you and make you work hard to get them aboard. Beginners can practice casting and reeling in over and over again, while avid anglers will love the chance to test their strength.
 
The beauty of Flounder fishing is that you can catch a bite at any time of day. One of the most effective ways of going after these creatures is night fishing. Hoovering up their food from the bottom of the sea, they also try to camouflage against predators. Using LED lights, you’ll be able to foil their trick and have a better chance of finding them in their scores. 
 
If you’d rather see the sounds in daytime, choose between half day, three-quarter day, and full day trips. The Outer Banks are located as such that you’ll get to the fishing grounds right away. You'll even get your fill on a four-hour trip! From the Albemarle Sound down to the Pamlico, the whole OBX caters to Flounder fishing, so there’s no reason to miss out!

How to Prepare

As fans of mild waters, Flounder season tends to come into its own in spring and fall. Book your Outer Banks Flounder fishing charter in the seasons for the best chance of going home with enough fish to fill the freezer.
 
Inshore charters in the OBX can take place aboard a range of different vessels. You can navigate the sounds in light bay boats, while some captains may use their offshore vessels. Whichever you find yourself aboard, you’ll have everything you need for a productive day. Your captain will set you up with all the latest rods and reels, along with live bait, and away you go to bottom fish. 
 
Bring some drinks and snacks aboard to make the most of your time on the water and everything else will be taken care of. Come and discover some of the nation’s most productive inshore waters in the Outer Banks and get your fill of Flounder! 

Outer Banks Flounder Fishing Seasons

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Seasonality

Flounder fishing in Outer Banks is highly variable throughout the year. High season is September. Closed season is January to July and October to December.
Outer Banks
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Based on 26,046 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Flounder Fishing in Outer Banks

Hire Captain Jeff with Island Saltwater Adventures. He caters to newbies and is extremely knowledgeable.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Hire Captain Jeff with Island Saltwater Adventures. He caters to newbies and is extremely knowledgeable.
Trey  H.
Trey H. Washington, District Of Columbia
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
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
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
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