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Great time of year for short trips! Week
Great time of year for short trips! Week
June 1, 2024
Don't have a whole day to spend on the water? This is a great time of year for fishing nearshore, with Spanish mackerel running right off the beach. We can have lines in as soon as we clear the inlet, and seldom have to go more than a couple of miles to find the fish. We have half-day trips that can have you back at the dock in time for lunch. Or, if you're really tight on time, book one of our 3 hour Fun trips. These short trips are especially great if you have youngsters. What can you do in a couple of hours? On our last 8 hour trip, we fished offshore in hopes of dolphin (mahi) or king mackerel. Fish were boiling the surface all around, and the sonar was marking all sorts of stuff, so things looked better than they turned out. We found some mahi that were a bit too small, and dealt with some pesky (but tasty) sharks, but after most of the day and covering over 40 miles of ocean, we didn't have much to show for our efforts. It was a beautiful day and everyone was having fun, but the fish just weren't cooperating. These guys were hoping for at least a fish fry, and I didn't want them to go home empty-handed. I offered to head inshore and see if we could throw some Spanish mackerel in the cooler before I took them home. We were already almost out of time on the trip and we were in the hottest part of the day (not a great time for fishing), but I was confident we could pick up some fish for them... and we did. In 45 minutes we had put six fish on ice, lost several others, and had a good bit of action with the lizard fish (we throw these back) as well. So give us a call. We have plenty of weekend dates open right now and the fishing is only getting better over the next several weeks.
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What anglers said about fishing in Onslow County

Sure would recommend fishing in the Atlantic, know what months your fish are biting and book a trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Sure would recommend fishing in the Atlantic, know what months your fish are biting and book a trip.
Fin Chaser Charters NC
Fin Chaser Charters NC
If you don’t have polarized sun glasses, it is highly recommended to get some. Cuts the glare from the water and improves your visibility.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you don’t have polarized sun glasses, it is highly recommended to get some. Cuts the glare from the water and improves your visibility.
At Ease Charters Inc.
At Ease Charters Inc.
Great for first timers! Morning trip was a nice 4 hour trip. We fished for 2 hours in the sun and then for an hour in shade. I don’t know if that was planned but it made the trip extremely comfortable! We didn’t have to reapply sun screen or need to drink a lot of extra water.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great for first timers! Morning trip was a nice 4 hour trip. We fished for 2 hours in the sun and then for an hour in shade. I don’t know if that was planned but it made the trip extremely comfortable! We didn’t have to reapply sun screen or need to drink a lot of extra water.
Southern Tides Fishing Charters
Southern Tides Fishing Charters
We had a great time Captain Taylor and his first mate did a great job during the whole trip. We had our 2 boys and their cousin and first mate drew did a great job teaching them all about fishing. It was a great first trip for our family.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
We had a great time Captain Taylor and his first mate did a great job during the whole trip. We had our 2 boys and their cousin and first mate drew did a great job teaching them all about fishing. It was a great first trip for our family.
South End Adventures
South End Adventures
Be understanding that it is fishing and you may not catch alot of fish, but enjoy the scenery and being able to live in a free country where you can have fun like this.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be understanding that it is fishing and you may not catch alot of fish, but enjoy the scenery and being able to live in a free country where you can have fun like this.
At Ease Charters Inc.
At Ease Charters Inc.
Fishing is good from Morehead Pier and also Radio Island. You can catch a multitude of species using squid for bait.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing is good from Morehead Pier and also Radio Island. You can catch a multitude of species using squid for bait.
Hawk Charters
Hawk Charters
Book with captain Chadwick Crawford (south end anglers) the pier/beach fishing is nothing compared to his charter! 100% worth the price!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with captain Chadwick Crawford (south end anglers) the pier/beach fishing is nothing compared to his charter! 100% worth the price!
South End Anglers
South End Anglers
Understand the weather forecast for your time on the water so you can be prepared. If you’re chartering a boat, plenty of good ones out there but remember they are not miracle workers. Just like anything else there are good days and not so good days when it comes to “catching” fish.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Understand the weather forecast for your time on the water so you can be prepared. If you’re chartering a boat, plenty of good ones out there but remember they are not miracle workers. Just like anything else there are good days and not so good days when it comes to “catching” fish.
Family Time Fishing Charters
Family Time Fishing Charters
Take the 3/4 day trip if you can. Cost extra but we thought it was worth the trip to go further out.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take the 3/4 day trip if you can. Cost extra but we thought it was worth the trip to go further out.
Coastal Carolina Charters
Coastal Carolina Charters
First time on a charter? Captain William is your best choice. Experienced, knowledgeable and helpful in making your fishing experience fun.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
First time on a charter? Captain William is your best choice. Experienced, knowledgeable and helpful in making your fishing experience fun.
Bogue Sound Charters – Emerald Isle
Bogue Sound Charters – Emerald Isle
This time of year is tricky due to the weather. Bring a positive attitude. I would recommend rain gear. You may get wet on the way out depending on the ocean. Gloves , hat, jacket will be needed in the cold months.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This time of year is tricky due to the weather. Bring a positive attitude. I would recommend rain gear. You may get wet on the way out depending on the ocean. Gloves , hat, jacket will be needed in the cold months.
Family Time Fishing Charters
Family Time Fishing Charters
We had a cold morning that wasn’t optimal for fishing but it could just as easily have been warmer.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We had a cold morning that wasn’t optimal for fishing but it could just as easily have been warmer.
Falling Tide Fishing Adventures
Falling Tide Fishing Adventures
Don't forget a jacket. It was warm the morning of, but got colder during the day.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Don't forget a jacket. It was warm the morning of, but got colder during the day.
FinchasersUSA Charters
FinchasersUSA Charters
Check out Southern Tides can’t wait for summer, we have big plans with Captain Jacob and the Southern Tides crew.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Check out Southern Tides can’t wait for summer, we have big plans with Captain Jacob and the Southern Tides crew.
Southern Tides Fishing Charters
Southern Tides Fishing Charters
For this time of year wear layers and a sock hat, and gloves, bring some hand warmers for your pockets,
Excellent
5.0 / 5
For this time of year wear layers and a sock hat, and gloves, bring some hand warmers for your pockets,
Sound-N-Sea Charters
Sound-N-Sea Charters
Be prepped for anything. There are so many species traveling the waters in October.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepped for anything. There are so many species traveling the waters in October.
Hawk Charters
Hawk Charters
Be ready to catch fish. We caught fish the whole time out on three different spots. It was a good day of fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be ready to catch fish. We caught fish the whole time out on three different spots. It was a good day of fishing.
Southern Tides Fishing Charters
Southern Tides Fishing Charters
You can’t go into fishing expecting to catch anything. That’s why they call it fishing. So anything that you catch just makes for a bonus.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
You can’t go into fishing expecting to catch anything. That’s why they call it fishing. So anything that you catch just makes for a bonus.
Tombstone Charters
Tombstone Charters
It's off the tourist season so there are definitely less people here. As far as the fishing itself, I think circumstances today were unique as there was a tropical storm a couple days before. Didn't seem to negatively impact anything, and I saw other people were successful out on the water during this time as well.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It's off the tourist season so there are definitely less people here. As far as the fishing itself, I think circumstances today were unique as there was a tropical storm a couple days before. Didn't seem to negatively impact anything, and I saw other people were successful out on the water during this time as well.
Cape Crusader Charters
Cape Crusader Charters
Be flexible. We fished for albie but we saw others catching flounders and drum. We did catch a dozen small fish in the surf.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be flexible. We fished for albie but we saw others catching flounders and drum. We did catch a dozen small fish in the surf.
Drum Roll Charters
Drum Roll Charters Sioux Falls, SD