What would you recommend to anglers fishing in Carolina Beach, North Carolina for the first time?

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Lily Cekovic
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Went fishing with Clearlyhooked Fishing Charters on July 17, 2024
Keep and eye on the weather to ensure you pick the best day for your trip. Bad weather could possibly ruin your trip if it needs to be canceled for client safety. Take plenty of snacks / refreshments depending on how long your trip is. :)

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Travis Taylor
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Went fishing with Carolina Beach Sportfishing on June 17, 2024
Bring a grill or have one at the rental. Hydrate extra day before and day of. Have a frozen bottle of water handy it helped keep my head from getting too hot. Wear comfortable footwear. Rashguard shirt to limit sun exposure.

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Thomas Lawrence
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Went fishing with S. S. Fish Witch II Charters on October 19, 2023
Use fish witch 2 captain Nick and first mate I'm telling you it's worth every penny you pay these guys know where the fish is and you will not find any better people then these two guys they really go above and beyond they really do deliver

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Chris Stegall
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Went fishing with Still Waters Charters on October 7, 2023
It's a great area for inshore, nearshore and offshore fishing and there's something to target all year long. If you are really specific on catching one certain species, I'd suggest contacting a charter captain to see when he suggest the best time of year to go out for them.

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David Helmantoler
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Went fishing with Port City Inshore Guide Service on September 20, 2023
Morning trips in September produce a little more from what I understand. But we caught some and missed alot on our evening charter. Not used to having bait sucked off the hook being a bass guy from Pa. Lol

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Austin Adams
Raleigh, NC
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Went fishing with Fired Up Charters on August 12, 2023
I would NOT recommend fishing in August, particularly in the afternoon. The Captain told us that mornings were better on hot days, but the morning wasn't an option for us. If we were to go fishing again at Carolina Beach we would wait until October/November, which the Captain also recommended.

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Gerry Peereboom
Charlotte, NC
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Went fishing with Grandslam Inshore Fishing Charters on August 7, 2023
Overall very good experience. We did not have "great" fishing but Captain Mason was very intent on catching and tried various different spots. We did however catch enough to have our family of 8 enjoy a very good fish dinner in the evening. I would definitely recommend this trip for the first-timers coming to Carolina Beach.

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Charles Ritenour
Lake Frederick, VA
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Went fishing with Grandslam Inshore Fishing Charters on August 1, 2023
Captain Mason had us on the fish for the entire trip. We got about 15 pounds of Red Fish. We also caught Black Drum, White Drum, Sheepshead, Croakers and a Black Tipped Shark. My arm is still a little soar from reeling in those huge Red Fish. Worth the money.

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Eli Maness
Dunn, NC
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Went fishing with Wet N Wild Sportfishing on September 8, 2021
Be prepared to catch a variety of fish....depending on the time of year it makes a difference in what you are likely to catch and it also depends on how far out you go. For the first time charter or first time fisherman, you may want to consider a half day trip in-shore and then move up to a full day either in-shore or to the gulfstream (off shore). If you are an experienced fisherman, then the gulf stream trip would be my recommendation. Also, consider going with at nice large sportfishing boat (like the Wet N Wild) and the ride will be much better in the event you have some higher swells.

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Mark Bitzer
Cranberry Township, PA
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Went fishing with Tried And True Charters on May 31, 2023
Connect with pros like Tried and True Charters .The Capt and first mate were professional, friendly and knowledgeable. They knew their stuff and took us right where we needed to be to catch the fish. Sit back relax and they put you in the perfect position to have a great fishing adventure.

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James Norris
Edmond, OK
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Went fishing with Fish Whistle Chartering on May 21, 2023
I’m not an experienced fisherman by any means so my best recommendation is hire a professional to take you where the fish are! You can’t go wrong with Captain Randy & 1st Mate Nick with Fish Whistle fishing charter!

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Matt Butler
Mooresville, NC
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Went fishing with S. S. Fish Witch II Charters on May 21, 2023
CB is a great little beach town. Bracketed by Wilmington and Southport - it's a good place to stay, eat, fish & beach.. or drive 30 mins and explore some of the other local areas. Several very nice golf courses nearby too

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Larry Ipock
Helenwood, TN
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Went fishing with Clearlyhooked Fishing Charters on July 25, 2019
Experience helps. If you are a novice @ ocean fishing, don"t expect to catch a lot; [just hook a lot] Summer fishing is always tough. Austin did find fish. From what I heard on the radio, we were having better luck than others

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Katie Bignall
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Went fishing with Tried And True Charters on July 9, 2024
Try it, even if you’re nervous. Trust me it was worth it and the nervousness goes away. I loved it

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David Spross
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Went fishing with Fired Up Charters on July 3, 2024
Yes, great first time experience. Recommend doing a 3-hour trip for first timers -- plenty of time to catch plenty of fish.

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Jonathan Fisher
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Went fishing with Fish Witch II Charters on June 25, 2024
Stay hydrated. Take motion sickness pills appropriately along with the bands. Keep spf on and wear spf blocking active shirts.

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Eileen Mckay
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Went fishing with Wet N Wild Sportfishing on June 7, 2024
Bring a small cooler with drinks. Dramamine may be helpful morning of trip if motion sickness prone. Plenty of air conditioned space to get out of sun, if needed.

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Michael McFarland
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Went fishing with Grandslam Inshore Fishing Charters on May 22, 2024
Be open, let the captain choose what and where to fish. If you have a specific request- address it at time of booking, not boarding.

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Janel West
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Went fishing with Reel Teal Charters – 22' Bull's Bay on July 18, 2024
Take note of the wind, it will affect where you are able to fish per the vessel you are in.

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Nancy Adams
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Went fishing with Tried And True Charters on June 5, 2024
Highly recommend Tried and True Charters and would use them again in a heartbeat.

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Eric Springman
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Went fishing with Port City Inshore Guide Service on May 2, 2024
We actually fished closer to Wilmington, which is Captain's preference this time of year. It was a great choice.

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Mary Crawford
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Went fishing with Grandslam Inshore Fishing Charters on March 25, 2024
Wear added layers of clothing this time of year! The weather swings 30-40 degrees each day and on the water with wind can catch you by surprise!

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Sarah Martzahl
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Went fishing with Reel Teal Charters – 22' Bull's Bay on November 24, 2023
Bring warm clothing and rain gear during the winter months...even when it is supposed to be in the 60s.

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Cherie Whitman
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Went fishing with Reel Teal Charters – 22' Bull's Bay on September 28, 2023
Book with Reel Teal if you are interested in a charter. Captain Tony is great! Even though fishing conditions weren’t very good, we came home with enough catch for a fine meal.

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Bob Riggs
Kenova, WV
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Went fishing with Grandslam Inshore Fishing Charters on September 20, 2023
Contact captain Mason for a great day on the water and also check out the Musicman he will put you on fish also!

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Wayne Styer
Maiden, NC
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Went fishing with Reel Teal Charters – 22' Bull's Bay on September 5, 2023
Be ready for a busy day of fishing. I landed around 30 fish of varying species on my 4 hour trip. The fish are definitely out there and a quality guide is key to getting you on them.

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Michael Okuley
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Went fishing with Fish Witch II Charters on September 3, 2023
Watch for the weather breaks, we were two days after a hurricane Idalia, inshore the water was still very murky, offshore was beautiful.

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Jon Edwards
Charlotte, North Carolina
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Went fishing with Reel Teal Charters – 22' Bull's Bay on September 2, 2023
Go with Capt Tony if you want a super great fishing g experience with a super local guy! Reel Teal charters was a blast thanks again for the adventure:)

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Ben Strang
Dawsonville, GA
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Went fishing with Tried And True Charters on August 5, 2023
The water is warm and the weather is fickle. Getting a bite is tough but the fishing is still a lot of fun.

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Jason Joder
Efland, NC
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Went fishing with Tail Chaser Charter Fishing on July 27, 2023
Make sure you take food and water for the trip. The boat was nice enough to give us some water. When we ran out as it was a very hot day. The fishing was great.