Outer Banks Inshore Fishing Charters

Outer Banks Inshore Fishing Charters

Best Inshore Fishing Charters in Outer Banks

Outer Banks: 104 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(42 reviews)
Corolla
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trips from $575
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
Hatteras
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trips from $400
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(399 reviews)
Manteo
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trips from $300
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(41 reviews)
Wanchese
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Inshore Fishing in Outer Banks

Outer Banks inshore fishing is diverse, everywhere, and is worth your while. Trust not just us, but numerous fishermen who head there throughout the year. If you have a limited time, or are bringing along your little ones, OBX still have a lot to offer near the coast line. This web of interconnected sounds, spared of swelled waters, winds and fogs, lets you use various techniques in hope of landing a juicy table fare.

And what a table fare it is

Inshore, sometimes even a half day trip is enough to reach the limits. Speckled Trout, Redfish, Flounder, Striped Bass, Black Drum, Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, Tarpon, Cobia... There are no choppy seas around here, and the landscape is beautiful. It is not uncommon to hit the inshore slam, and get Redfish, Specks, Flounder, and Black Drum on a single trip. Just because they’re inshore, these fish are no less feisty. You will need to present the lure right or the fish will quickly crush your hopes of landing them.

How to go about it

 

If you’re a novice fisherman, there are many things to bear in mind. The safest option to land a ‘slam’ is to hire a charter and let a local captain show you around. You can use the fly to entice Tarpon, choose live bait (mullet and co.), or go trolling with spoons. Another exciting thing is the Red Drum run that takes place in spring and fall.


Artificial lures work well with Speckled Trout. You will want to check out the Pamlico Sound and the Albemarle Sound to get the biggest specimens of these inshore waters. Although some months are hit and miss, the action takes place year round.

Outer Banks
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Based on 26,574 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Inshore Fishing in Outer Banks

Water is choppy but weather was great. Had a great time. Just hold on and enjoy the ride
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Water is choppy but weather was great. Had a great time. Just hold on and enjoy the ride
Thomas  G.
Thomas G. Moundsville, WV
Highly recommend Old North State fishing charter Great for family and kids aslo
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Highly recommend Old North State fishing charter Great for family and kids aslo
Steven  J.
Steven J. Roanoke, Virginia
Plan accordingly. Take motion sickness precautions. Talk to the captain for anything needed during trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Plan accordingly. Take motion sickness precautions. Talk to the captain for anything needed during trip.
Doug  M.
Doug M.
Contact the Captain you are booked with and get as much info as you can from him. Capt. Vinny knew what was coming with a late weather forecast change, and let us know the night before our trip what we were to expect. So we made a change of plans and set out on schedule to a different destination. May weather in North Carolina is somewhat unpredictable and changes fast. So keep in touch up to departure and they will put you on the fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Contact the Captain you are booked with and get as much info as you can from him. Capt. Vinny knew what was coming with a late weather forecast change, and let us know the night before our trip what we were to expect. So we made a change of plans and set out on schedule to a different destination. May weather in North Carolina is somewhat unpredictable and changes fast. So keep in touch up to departure and they will put you on the fish!
Jerry  C.
Jerry C. Greensboro, NC
Start with a shorter trip with an experienced captain (such as Captain Randy). These guys know the sound so well, you’re almost guaranteed to have a great time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Start with a shorter trip with an experienced captain (such as Captain Randy). These guys know the sound so well, you’re almost guaranteed to have a great time.
Paul  K.
Paul K. Cinnaminson, NJ
Yes, this was my first time. Despite the seas being a little rough we had a good time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes, this was my first time. Despite the seas being a little rough we had a good time.
Janet  S.
Janet S. Telford, PA
make sure pack sweatshirt weather can be little tricky . But water calm fish biting !
Excellent
5.0 / 5
make sure pack sweatshirt weather can be little tricky . But water calm fish biting !
Jack  K.
Jack K. Hanover, PA
Book with Tim (Rabid Tuna), trust him and his crew to deliver you a safe and rewarding experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with Tim (Rabid Tuna), trust him and his crew to deliver you a safe and rewarding experience.
Don  P.
Don P. Worthington Hills, KY
I would recommend waiting a little later in the year for the water temps to warm up a bit.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would recommend waiting a little later in the year for the water temps to warm up a bit.
Ernest  E.
Ernest E. Mount Sidney, VA
If a storm comes in and changes everything might want to reschedule because the water is too rough.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If a storm comes in and changes everything might want to reschedule because the water is too rough.
Christopher  A.
Christopher A. Lawton, WV
In our 4 hours, we casted in 4 different locations. It was a great opportunity to learn how to fish. Thanks
Excellent
5.0 / 5
In our 4 hours, we casted in 4 different locations. It was a great opportunity to learn how to fish. Thanks
Ellen  L.
Ellen L. Sharptown, MD
the bite was good for Mahi and Tuna. We had a blast and will be back in June. Captain Tom and Hunter were awesome and the best people we have ever fished with. Hard working and fun to be with.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
the bite was good for Mahi and Tuna. We had a blast and will be back in June. Captain Tom and Hunter were awesome and the best people we have ever fished with. Hard working and fun to be with.
Jimmy  J.
Jimmy J. Poquoson, VA
We took two vehicles. Google Maps got one vehicle there fine. Apple Maps was a disaster and sent my daughter miles out of the way. Put the campground across the street in your gps if you are unsure you are going to the right place.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We took two vehicles. Google Maps got one vehicle there fine. Apple Maps was a disaster and sent my daughter miles out of the way. Put the campground across the street in your gps if you are unsure you are going to the right place.
Rick  C.
Rick C. Mendon, VT
We have fished the surf and sound in the early season for years, but we would end up buying our fish at the seafood market. With the "Poacher" we went out 5 to 7 miles in the ocean and caught 25 sea bass. The 40 foot boat made us comfortable taking on large waves until we reached the fishing area. The captain and the first mate made fishing enjoyable for all. We are looking forward till we vacation again and book the Poacher for another fun time.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
We have fished the surf and sound in the early season for years, but we would end up buying our fish at the seafood market. With the "Poacher" we went out 5 to 7 miles in the ocean and caught 25 sea bass. The 40 foot boat made us comfortable taking on large waves until we reached the fishing area. The captain and the first mate made fishing enjoyable for all. We are looking forward till we vacation again and book the Poacher for another fun time.
Denton  S.
Denton S. Ellerslie, MD
The fish species change throughout the seasons, if you're targeting specific fish plan for the right time. April is awesome for plenty of regional inshore fish and no crowds, but next time we'll target mahi mahi, tuna and marlin in june-aug
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The fish species change throughout the seasons, if you're targeting specific fish plan for the right time. April is awesome for plenty of regional inshore fish and no crowds, but next time we'll target mahi mahi, tuna and marlin in june-aug
Dean  G.
Dean G. Anchorage, AK
I would give Seth on the artemis a call and you will have a great experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would give Seth on the artemis a call and you will have a great experience.
Aaron  B.
Aaron B. Milner, GA
It's all about timing. Unfortunately while we were here the drum weren't coming in quite yet and the fishing was slow.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It's all about timing. Unfortunately while we were here the drum weren't coming in quite yet and the fishing was slow.
Grant  S.
Grant S. Berryville, VA
Lance told us that April is a pretty "dry" fishing month, but we just wanted to get out and relax on the water. Mission accomplished.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Lance told us that April is a pretty "dry" fishing month, but we just wanted to get out and relax on the water. Mission accomplished.
Mark  F.
Mark F. Evans, GA
If your visiting from out of state or not familiar with fishing in the area, give Captain David Luke Lance a call. Great with kids and extremely knowledgeable about fishing in the area.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If your visiting from out of state or not familiar with fishing in the area, give Captain David Luke Lance a call. Great with kids and extremely knowledgeable about fishing in the area.
David  M.
David M. Leesburg, VA
Dress for colder then expected weather. You can always remove clothes when it warms up.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Dress for colder then expected weather. You can always remove clothes when it warms up.
Jim  S.
Jim S. Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina

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