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

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AC Squires
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Went fishing with Crystal Dawn Fishing and Cruises on May 28, 2024
Book a smaller charter. This was a great day on the boat but they didn’t restock bathrooms with toilet paper after being asked to do so. Fishing was boring and hot because there were only small fish caught. Most were thrown back.

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Robert Moles
Crossville, TN
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Went fishing with Chasin' Tyde Charters on September 13, 2023
The best time to fish Manteo is April May and June. You might need to dodge high winds and hurricanes after July through November. Good news though, Manteo has inshore opportunities in the sound for anglers who love to bring home tasty catches. Speckled Trout and Red Drum are GREAT eating fish. So are sheepshead and Striped Bass.

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Sean Wargo
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Went fishing with **Above C-Level Charters** on July 13, 2023
It’s hot but there are fish biting. Just be clear about what species you want since you may be redirected to more easy to catch options like ribbon fish. Also might mean a longer slog with no fish for the species you want. But hey that’s fishing!

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Daniel Welch
Lincoln University, PA
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Went fishing with Artemis Sportfishing on July 6, 2023
Research the charter captains and their boats. Keep an eye on their catches and trip summaries and review. Talk to the captains- be honest, if u don’t fish much, tell them that- explain your expectations. The captains will let you know what they can deliver.

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Linda Burke
York, PA
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Went fishing with Captain Froggy's Charter Fishing on April 26, 2022
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.

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Adam Rumsey
Saint Paul, MN
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Went fishing with OBX Inshore Fishing – Stumpy Point on March 10, 2022
If you are there as early in the season as we are, note that you can get some action but less with the listed fish. We landed 25 2-4lb blue catfish in the 3+ hours on the water at the spot he guided us to. That was plenty of action to keep my 10 year old engaged and happy.

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Gregory T.Boggs
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Went fishing with Sandy Bottom Charters OBX on May 26, 2024
Finding the right captain with knowledge and experience in the area is definitely the number one goal anyone should follow

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Kim Harrison
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Went fishing with Captain Froggy's Charter Fishing on May 17, 2024
Uncertain weather in the area during this time of year.. Our captain still found the fish though.

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Charles Quental
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Went fishing with Speechless Sportfishing on February 18, 2024
Not sure. Booking a trip like this is expensive. The boys have been super excited for the day. It ended like kids waiting for Christmas, coming down looking under the tree and there were no presents.

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Robert Taylor
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Went fishing with Salty Charters on October 25, 2023
Expect changing fishing conditions. Weather conditions can be great, but tide flow will ultimately determine fishing success.

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Steve Miles
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Went fishing with Willy C Charters on October 27, 2023
Take the time and money to charter a guide who knows the area. You'll have a much better time and learn the area.

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Palmer Randall
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Went fishing with Crystal Dawn Fishing and Cruises on September 30, 2023
kids are fine. bring warm clothing. if you don't bring food, the captain has some on board that you can purchase.

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Edwin Mills
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Went fishing with Artemis Sportfishing on August 22, 2023
Remember it's called fishing and not catching, so some days you win, some days you don't. But if you're looking for a great experience go offshore fishing.

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Jeff Mahoney
Bristow, VA
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Went fishing with Flying Fish Charters OBX – Manteo on August 16, 2023
Captain Hank adjusts to your style and experience level. Great Captain and knows how to get kids involved. Has a lot of tackle to meet conditions.

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Bradley Krout
Wethersfield, CT
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Went fishing with OBX Inshore Fishing – Stumpy Point on August 11, 2023
Fish with experienced captain. It can be hard to track fish. So, all the local knowledge helps to have the best day possible. Remember, it’s still called fishing. Lol

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David Rabil
Richmond, VA
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Went fishing with Captain Froggy's Charter Fishing on July 24, 2023
Fishing inshore can be tricky this time of year. Make sure you check reports and look at reviews. Find a guide who's experienced and knows how to catch a variety of fish.

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Jeff Lunglhofer
Vint Hill Farms, VA
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Went fishing with Blue Chip Sportfishing on August 3, 2023
Offshore is great, but sound side can produce as well! Trout fishing is great if you want to stay in the sound.

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Eric Burchfield
Cary, NC
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Went fishing with Absolut Fishing Charters on July 6, 2023
The OBX isn't always the best time to catch fish in July, but Manteo has always delivered great Speckled Trout this time of year.

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DAVID HABEEB
Middlesex, NJ
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Went fishing with **Above C-Level Charters** on July 5, 2023
THIS IS MY SECOND CHARTER TRIP. BRINGS SNACKS, WATER SUN SCREEN AND EXPECT TO CATH FISH AND HAVE FUN.

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Nick Nichols
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Went fishing with T-Time Charters on June 19, 2023
Ask the locals what they are using ,and how they are using it ,and never underestimate how close fish are in the surf.

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Courtney Shartzer
Frankford, DE
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Went fishing with Willy C Charters on June 24, 2023
We had a great time, weather was awesome and the area is beautiful. There’s many species of fish to catch and many friendly charters to help you get on some fish.

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Keith Sipe
Waynesboro, VA
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Went fishing with X-Spearmint Sportfishing on June 15, 2023
Check out X Spearmint charters at Pirate Cove marina. He will show you the ropes and get you on the fish

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Treavis Taylor
Woodfin, NC
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Went fishing with Captain Froggy's Charter Fishing on June 14, 2023
Definitely go with a guide who has good reviews or from recommendations from a local. A guide will greatly improve you chances of catching fish.

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Garret Govin
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Went fishing with Chasin' Tyde Charters on May 9, 2023
Water temp and cold northern air definitely put a damper on the fishing activity, next time I’ll be coming when it’s warmer. Seems to change year to year, but it’s not dependably good.

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James Rehmus
Peninsula, OH
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Went fishing with OBX Inshore Fishing – Stumpy Point on April 12, 2023
Manteo is a bit quite and less tourist-y than much of the banks. I would think fishing from here would be great for novices.

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Bryan Hepner
Fort Valley, VA
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Went fishing with Flying Fish Charters OBX – Manteo on April 4, 2023
There weren't a lot of fish biting on the day we went out but Captain Hank still made sure we had a great time. Even if the fish aren't biting you can enjoy a nice day out on the water.

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Karl Buter
Waterford Township, MI
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Went fishing with Mott Ridge Charters – Manteo on March 26, 2023
It's not great in the off season but we got on the Stripers since they were still schooled up deep in the bay.

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William Minner
Kansas City, MO
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Went fishing with Salty Charters on September 14, 2022
Shifting winds can make finding the fish challenging, but that is what fishing is all about. Great little town to explore before or after the fishing is over.

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Chris Engles
Lansdowne, VA
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Went fishing with Captain Froggy's Charter Fishing on August 10, 2022
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.

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Mark Wannemacher
Moyock, North Carolina
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Went fishing with Captain Froggy's Charter Fishing on August 3, 2022
Great area for the novice and experienced anglers. There is so many different types of fish to pursue.