Captain
Russell Firth

Member since May 2017 Wanchese, United States
Background
I started commercial fishing with my grandfather and fell in love with it. My family goes way back, with many generations working as fishermen. I became a charter captain so I could show others how to fish and enjoy the bounty of our oceans.

Hey, I'm Captain Russell Firth

Wanchese, United States
Background
I started commercial fishing with my grandfather and fell in love with it. My family goes way back, with many generations working as fishermen. I became a charter captain so I could show others how to fish and enjoy the bounty of our oceans.

My Charter Listings

Grandpa Charters

12 reviews
Wanchese
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trips from $500

Grandpa Charters - Shrimp & Crab

24 reviews
Wanchese
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trips from $300

Fishing Reports

Back in the water after Hurricane Dorian

September 08, 2019

She's back in the water after Dorian! Have small things to get her back right for Charters but will be ready for ya this week after visitors are allowed reentry! Yall keep Ocracoke, Hatteras Island, all those involved with… Read Full Report →


Loaded with Shrimp & Crabs

August 09, 2019

Another great week shrimping and crabbing with Grandpa Charters! As always merry sone awesome Families and hope you all enjoy that fresh catch! Thank you for booking with us! Dont miss out on the fun, educational, fresh dinner providing… Read Full Report →


Shrimping Family Fun

July 09, 2019

Another great catch of Shrimp & Crabs. Thanks to the Welch Family (3rd time charter guest) and the Pinto Family for chartering with us! Enjoy all those shrimp, see ya next time! Don't miss out on this Family, Fun,… Read Full Report →


All Day Fishing

July 06, 2019

Ok so this crew....pure tee hoots! Had a blast with yall yesterday shrimping and on all day fishing trip today! On the boat and at the dock, good times. Looking forward to catching up with yall for some hunting.… Read Full Report →


Ocean wreck fishing

June 26, 2019

Exciting and beautiful day on the water, ocean wreck bottom hole fishing with great company, the Bright Family and Tiny from Elizabeth City! Maxed out on Tile fish and 4 citations, along with dolpin, albacore, king mackerel and a… Read Full Report →


Shrimp for Family of 18!

June 25, 2019

Set out this morning with the Short family in hopes of getting enough shrimp and crabs for their family of 18 on vacation! Worked out pretty good, should have shrimp for all, for at least a few months. Hope… Read Full Report →


Shrimp&Crabs for days!

June 24, 2019

Beautiful Monday morning on the water with the Lamb Family from West Virginia! One tow produced 185lbs of Shrimp and nice basket of blue crabs. Enough to put up for a lot of future dinners! Grandpa Charters would to… Read Full Report →


Baskets of Shrimp

June 21, 2019

Was a pleasure shrimping and crabbing this morning with the Cotton Family from Kanasas! Have fun camping! Thank you for booking with Grandpa Charters..... Read Full Report →


Shrimp for Dinner!!

June 19, 2019

We had a fantastic week for shrimp chartering! Looking forward to another great week. Charters went home with anywhere from 25 to 125 lbs. This pic is from the Grimwood Family, enjoying those shrimp! Give us a call to… Read Full Report →


Shrimp Crab & Fish

June 19, 2019

Shrimping, Crabbing and Fishing! 120plus lbs of shrimp, a bushel of crabs and plenty of Spanish mackerel to fill the freezer. Awesome day on the water with the Eubanks Family from Tulsa Oklahoma. Y'all feel like family, can't wait… Read Full Report →


100bs of Shrimp!

June 18, 2019

SHRIMP ARE HERE!!! Changed out gear last night and it paid off! 100lbs plus Shrimp and a nice basket of crabs on a 4 hour charter. Great morning with the Schmidt Family! You guys and lady were awesome! Thank… Read Full Report →


Clamming for Fathers Day

June 16, 2019

Had a great Fathers Day Clamming trip today, 197 Clams in 4 hours. Looking forward to a tasty dinner! Happy Fathers Day to Captain Russell, Mate Mike and all the Dads who have Chartered with us! Give us a… Read Full Report →


Rainy day catching!

June 11, 2019

Weather today weren't good for catching a sun tan but worked out pretty nice for a early morning fishing with the Lennicks Family! Looking forward to seeing yall next time for a Shrimp Trip! Read Full Report →


Year 2 with Awesome Family!!

June 05, 2019

Fun day crabbing with the Cosmato, Smith and Christiani Families! Thanks Patty and Charlie for bringing the whole crew this time and thanks for booking with us again this year! It was great to see ya! Hope you enjoy… Read Full Report →


Huge catch this morning!!

June 02, 2019

Great morning fishing for Spanish and Blues with the Loving's from VA. No shortage of fish for dinner! Happy Birthday to Mr. Loving. Thanks for being repeat customers, looking forward to seeing yall again when the shrimp show up! Read Full Report →


Spanish and Blues!

May 31, 2019

This morning with Mrs. Yolanda and crew!!! Yall were a lot of fun, enjoy your dinner and hope to see ya on your next trip to the OBX. Thanks for booking with Grandpa Charters! Call us to book your… Read Full Report →


Mackeral and Blues

May 30, 2019

Yesterday after noon, good catch of bluefish with few spanish.....thanks for booking with us! Read Full Report →


Cobia Fun

May 25, 2019

Always fun scouting cobia swimming near the surface! Read Full Report →


Blue Crab Mornings!

May 21, 2019

Nice catch of crabs this morning with Mr. Curry..... had a great time, looking forward to the next trip! ???? Read Full Report →


Crabbing 2019

May 13, 2019

First charter of the 2019 charter season! Huge thanks to the Matts Family from PA for joining us! Hope yall have a great week here and enjoy kicking back with a cold drink and those blue crabs! Read Full Report →


Greentail Shrimp!

September 25, 2018

Almost 200lbs of greentail shrimp in 2 tows yesterday! Thank y'all for booking with Grandpa's Charters! No clue how long they will stick around, get on the books now with a shrimp charter or fishing trip while you can! Read Full Report →


GreenTails Shrimping

August 24, 2018

Shrimping & Crabbing with some good ole boys from VA. Read Full Report →


Shrimp & Crab

August 10, 2018

Shrimping & Crabbing Friday with Grandpa's Charters. First of the week, wasn't looking really promising but they showed back up! Seeing some signs of Greentails arriving as well. Met some great new people this week, get on the books… Read Full Report →


Shrimping

August 08, 2018

Nice catch of Shrimp with the Nicely Family. Next week booking quick, give us a call to get on the books. You don't want to miss these fun and educational family trips, and you don't want to miss out… Read Full Report →


2 Tows Loaded w/Shrimp!

July 30, 2018

Another one of those great tow nights on Grandpa! Filled everything we had available on the boat with Shrimp, with one of our favorite repeat charter families! Thanks to Rick and crew for joining us again, was a fun… Read Full Report →


89th Birthday!

July 25, 2018

On Thursday we had the honor of chartering with Mr. Shearer and his family. Held this picture until today, so we could wish him a HAPPY 89TH BIRTHDAY!!! Thank you so much for deciding to pre celebrate with Grandpa… Read Full Report →


Bad weather didn't stop this group!

July 25, 2018

The rain and wind didn't stop the Wei Family from joining us on a shrimp charter this morning and it paid off....nice cooler full of shrimp and a lil mess of Blue Crabs to snack on! Ya'll are troopers!!!… Read Full Report →


Happy 50th Robyn!

July 18, 2018

I missed these pics from a charter last week! Please allow this to be a BIG OLE little late HAPPY 50th BIRTHDAY to Mrs. Robyn!!! We are grateful you spent a few hours of it with us! Looking forward… Read Full Report →


Grandpa Shrimping!

July 11, 2018

So the weather this week may have put a damper on the fishing but it sure didn't slow down the shrimping! Great catches of shrimp and some crabs to sweeten the pot, the last 2 days! Thank you to… Read Full Report →


100+ lbs Shrimp

July 09, 2018

Late trip yesterday with the Rankin family (aka Frednecks!!) from Maryland! 100+ pounds of shrimp with a nice little catch of blue crabs for dinner. Hope ya'll enjoy the rest of your trip! Thanks for booking with Grandpa Charters.… Read Full Report →


Shrimping w/ the Brihns

July 02, 2018

Last nights shrimp charter with Grandpa's longest standing repeat customer! 11th year in a row with the Brihn Family, ya'll are awesome and we always look forward to your trip! Thank you for sticking with us! And from someone… Read Full Report →


Offshore Today

June 30, 2018

Today on Grandpa, Tilefish, SeaBass and Dolphin. Had a blast with the Birdsong crew from Kitty Hawk! See y'all in August! Read Full Report →


Shrimp & Ribbonfsh

June 28, 2018

Another great day on the water! No need to detail the catch, pics speak for themselves. But once again Grandpa Charters had 2 awesome families join us for some great fishing & shrimping! Thank you both for booking with… Read Full Report →


Baskets of Shrimp!

June 27, 2018

Good day shrimping on the Grandpa. About 200lbs total between three charters. Which is great numbers for this time of the year. We had a great time with the Fazi, Henderson and Smith Families! Thank you for booking with… Read Full Report →


SHRIMP ARE HERE!

June 26, 2018

SHRIMP ARE HERE! This morning was the first Shrimp Charter this year for Grandpa Charters and the catch was a VERY promising start to the 2018 Season! 50lbs of shrimp and a basket of blue crabs! Thank you to… Read Full Report →


Another Good Day Inshore

June 25, 2018

Targetted Ribbonfish this morning and had a nice catch for a 4hr inshore trip. Thanks to the Johnson Family for booking with Grandpa Charters again. Read Full Report →


4hr Inshore Fishin!

June 23, 2018

Yesterdays 4hour inshore fishing charters.....bunch of great guys with both groups!! Spanish, Blues & Ribbon FIsh…. Thanks for booking with Grandpa Charters! Read Full Report →


Morning Mackeral!

June 22, 2018

Dock full of Spanish Mackeral this morning! Thanks to the Sheppard Family for booking with Grandpa Charters! Hope ya'll enjoy eating the catch! Read Full Report →


Inshore Fish & Crab Charters

June 20, 2018

Grandpa's midweek charters. Inshore Spanish and Blue bite has been great for morning charters. Blue Crab charters still producing great. Shrimp are showing up, their small and there aren't many yet, but their here, which hopefully is a good… Read Full Report →


Blue Crab Bushels

June 18, 2018

Todays charters taking home bushels of blue crab Read Full Report →


Offshore w/Grandpa!

June 17, 2018

Offshore yesterday with the Browns from Ahoskie, thanks for booking with us.....looking forward to seeing y'all soon for a shrimp charter! Read Full Report →


Good Times w/ Grandpa Charters

June 15, 2018

Grandpa Charters late week trips with a few shenanigans and lots of good memories made. Morning bite of blues and spanish much better than afternoon. Great catch of blue crab. Huge thanks to you all for booking with us!… Read Full Report →


Full Coolers of Crabs!

June 11, 2018

This morning's crab charter catch with the Gilga Family and Friends! 3 and a half coolers of blue crabs on a 4 hour trip! Read Full Report →


Fun Day Fishing!

June 08, 2018

Fun fishing today with the Jackson's! You guys were great company, thanks for booking with Grandpa Charters! Read Full Report →


Afternoon Blue Crabs

June 07, 2018

Good catch of Blue Crab on short late afternoon crab trawl charter today. Big thanks to the Cosmato Family for booking with us, ya'll were a complete hoot! Looking forward to seeing ya'll next year. Read Full Report →


Spanish and Blues!

June 07, 2018

Nice catch of Spanish Mackeral and a few Blues today. Little choppy inshore but had another great charter to catch em with! Thanks to Barry and crew for booking with Grandpa Charters! Read Full Report →


Loaded with Blue Crabs!

May 29, 2018

All the blue crabs we could handle on one tow! Great time this morning with the Jacobson Family! Thanks for booking a crab charter with Grandpa Charters. Read Full Report →


World Class Cobia Fishing!

May 24, 2018

Limited out on Cobia today with a great group of guys! Spots filling up and these big fish don't hang around long, book now why you can with Grandpa Charters. Thanks to M Collins and friends for joining us… Read Full Report →


Loaded with Bluefish!

May 16, 2018

Lots of tight lines this morning on Grandpa Charters, 92 to be exact! The Blues were thick! Huge thanks to the Sheldon Family for joining us! Read Full Report →


Blue Crabs are here!

May 15, 2018

Great start to the 2018 Charter Season. Happy Anniversary to Mr. & Mrs. Czarniak! We enjoyed your company, hope you enjoy all those hard crabs! The Shrimp will be here soon! Book soon, so your travel dates don't book… Read Full Report →


Shrimp and Crab

June 09, 2017

Scott and his family from Va. Had a good catch of crabs this morning. Around 2 bushels on the a.m. trip. Only one shrimp seen so far. Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

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4.99
out of 5 stars from 36 reviews
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August fishing trip
Half day trip with Grandpa!
2 hour crab and shrimping teip
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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Kevin M.
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 5.00
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6 am excursion for four hours

VERIFIED   July 1, 2019
This was an awesome trip.  Captain and crew made us feel right at home immediately, and the ride out to the trawl sites...
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Deborah R.
New England, WV
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Fishing with Russell

VERIFIED   July 31, 2019
Had a wonderful time.  My wife was limited in leg movement, the crew was first class in helping her aboard.  the...
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Etna, OH
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Fishing with Russell

VERIFIED   August 27, 2019
our group had a great time the experience was enjoyable and will be doing it again next year i would recommend the 6 hr trip.The...
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Russell S.
Moneta, VA
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2 hour crab and shrimping teip

VERIFIED   August 19, 2019
This was a perfect trip for our granddaughters that are 4 years old. Long enough to keep them entertained! They absolutely...
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Travis P.
Des Moines, IA
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2 hour trip

VERIFIED   June 27, 2019
Could not have been happier with my families experience with Grandpa Charters. The Captain and mate we’re very nice and very...
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