Outer Banks Inshore Fishing Charters

Outer Banks Inshore Fishing Charters

Best Inshore Fishing Charters in Outer Banks

Top Inshore Fishing Charters in Outer Banks

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.

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Reviews of Fishing in Inshore Fishing in Outer Banks

Full day with Kenny
Jerry H. fished with Rabid Tuna Sportfishing Charters on November 7, 2020
Come earlier in the year to have better chance of catching targeted fish. Ours was Tuna
October fishing trip
Paul H. fished with Reel Thang OBX on October 17, 2020
Bring a long sleeve shirt or light jacket.
Full Day deep sea with Cap'n Tyler and 1st mate George.
Frederick W. fished with Sea Dream Offshore Charters on October 1, 2020
Load up & get there. The fish are hungry.
09/30/2020 Half Day Trip with Hitman Sportfishing
Chris H. fished with Hitman Sportfishing on September 30, 2020
Research what you want to fish for, and try to talk to the Boat Captain before going out. Captain Byrd of Hitman Sportfishing took time to listen to the kids, and after finding out my son dreamed of catching a shark, Hitman Sportfishing made it happen.
6hr trip
Johanna F. fished with Hitman Sportfishing on September 30, 2020
I would recommend it but know that the fish that most are wanting to catch may be difficult
Full Day with Jeremy and Watson
Debbie H. fished with Backin’ Up Sportfishing Charters on September 25, 2020
Weather was great for us, we had great weather. The fishing is great.
Half day trip with Capt. Barry Sweitzer and First Mate on Hallie M. Charter
Joseph C. fished with Hallie M Charters on September 23, 2020
Recommend to be ready for a great day and catch!!!!!
2 Hour Trip
Dima P. fished with Croatan Charters – Crab & Shrimp on September 16, 2020
It's small and a bit hard to find as my navigation app took us to the wrong place. But it's easy to get in and out.

Top Targeted Inshore Fishing Species in Outer Banks