Wrightsville Beach Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Wrightsville Beach Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Best Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Wrightsville Beach

Wrightsville Beach: 63 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(74 reviews)
Wilmington
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trips from $450
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Wrightsville Beach
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trips from $450
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(5 reviews)
Wilmington
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trips from $450
Excellent
4.6 / 5
(98 reviews)
Wrightsville Beach
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trips from $550
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(55 reviews)
Wrightsville Beach
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trips from $400
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Wilmington
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trips from $650
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(274 reviews)
Wrightsville Beach
trips from $650
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Wilmington
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trips from $580

Deep Sea Fishing in Wrightsville Beach

Wrightsville Beach is blessed with great deep sea fishing almost year-round. Throughout the summer, large numbers of Sailfish, Yellowfin Tuna, White Marlin, and even a few Blue Marlin show up offshore while in the winter huge Bluefin Tuna can be found well within sight of land – just ask the guys who caught a 900-pound Bluefin a mile off the coast in January 2017. 
 
Events like the Cape Fear Marlin Tournament and the Capt. Eddy Haneman Sailfish Tournament draw anglers from around the country to target the area’s awesome pelagic species. In fact, Saltwater Sportsman lists the Wrightsville Beach area as their number one destination for summer Sailfishing.
 
What can I expect from a deep sea fishing trip?
North Carolina is famous for its strong fishing pedigree and long trip times and Wrightsville Beach is no exception. The best blue water action happens out in the Gulf Stream, a good 60-mile ride from Mansboro Inlet. Here you’ll find any of a wide mix of big game pelagic species, depending on when you’re in town.This obviously means long travel times to get to the best waters. 
 
Don’t let the journey put you off the trip, though, as there’s plenty of great fishing to be had along the way. Deep-water reefs like 23-mile Rock and the Frying Pan Tower will give you plenty of action, with Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, and monster King Mackerel taking anything you throw their way. You may have to spend 12 hours on the water to enjoy the best deep sea fishing Wrightsville Beach has to offer, but since when was more water time a bad thing?
 
How much will it cost?
An 8-9 hour offshore trip will cost you just short of $1,000 and will get you on good catches of Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, and Tuna around the deepest wrecks and structures. Gulf Stream trips start at 10 hours long, with 12-hour, 14-hour, and overnight trips making a frequent appearance on the price lists of larger vessels. 
 
The longer trip times really are worth the money. Not only do they give you more fishing time out in the warm currents on the continental shelf, they also let you hit some of the awesome structures on the way out without constantly checking your watch. Our advice? Book a 12-hour trip in the summer (usually around $1,500), but keep an eye out for ¾ day “inshore Bluefin” charters in the winter. These can cost as little as $700, and make for a truly unique fishing experience if you get lucky.
 
Fishing techniques
Trolling really wins the day in the deep waters off Wrightsville Beach. You can expect some seriously heavy tackle when going after big Tuna (these are an important fishery in North Carolina and local charter captains don’t mess about.)  You will be pleased to find lighted tackle when fishing for White Marlin, though, and especially if you’re chasing the area’s awesome summer Sailfish migration. Expect Penn TLD 25s and 30s, or even spinning reels like Penn 560s. No matter what you’re targeting, dressed Ballyhoo are the go-to option for deep sea trolling, as is so often the case.
 
Need to know
Most local charter boats will come loaded for battle with everything you will need for the actual angling: tackle, bait, lures, and licenses (larger boats tend to have a license which covers anyone on board, although this is always important to check.) What you will need to bring is everything else you may want on your trip: food, drinks, extra layers, sunscreen etc. Big game fly fishing is not really catered for here but most captains will be happy to work with your preferences if you bring your fly gear along.
 
Wrightsville Beach
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 27,712 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Deep Sea Fishing in Wrightsville Beach

Go out with Capt. Jesse, Lumina Fishing Charters. You’ll have a great time and you’ll feel like a pro.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go out with Capt. Jesse, Lumina Fishing Charters. You’ll have a great time and you’ll feel like a pro.
Diane  K.
Diane K. Wilmington, NC
Take a half day fishing trip with Captain Jesse - this was our 1st time - we were visiting from NYC.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take a half day fishing trip with Captain Jesse - this was our 1st time - we were visiting from NYC.
Fred  P.
Fred P. New York, NY
Go early…i can’t imagine an afternoon charter is anything but hotter with higher risk of storms!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go early…i can’t imagine an afternoon charter is anything but hotter with higher risk of storms!
Everarde  C.
Everarde C. Charlotte, North Carolina
Everything was great Captain was excellent the boat and the equipment was excellent unfortunately my time frame and the weather did not match but you can't change Mother Nature
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Everything was great Captain was excellent the boat and the equipment was excellent unfortunately my time frame and the weather did not match but you can't change Mother Nature
Anthony  L.
Anthony L. Lumberton, NC
We fished in late April, we would recommend late May or June when bigger fish are running.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We fished in late April, we would recommend late May or June when bigger fish are running.
Dane  S.
Dane S. Sioux Falls, SD
We caught fish but not a variety that time of year. Would also recommend all day trip as fishing for variety may be better farther off shore.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We caught fish but not a variety that time of year. Would also recommend all day trip as fishing for variety may be better farther off shore.
John  J.
John J. Star Valley Ranch, WY
Look up Captain Big Fish charters! Make sure to apply and reapply lots of sunscreen.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Look up Captain Big Fish charters! Make sure to apply and reapply lots of sunscreen.
Amie  D.
Amie D. Unionville, TN
Just come and have fun, the fish will come. Also wear sunscreen because it’s hot hot!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just come and have fun, the fish will come. Also wear sunscreen because it’s hot hot!!!
Robert  D.  J.
Robert D. J. Clayton, NC
Definitely book your fishing trip with Captain Big Fish. You won't be disappointed.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely book your fishing trip with Captain Big Fish. You won't be disappointed.
Barbara  B.
Barbara B. Walkertown, NC
If you are looking for a Charter don’t look no further then Captain Big Fish!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you are looking for a Charter don’t look no further then Captain Big Fish!!!
Brian  H.
Brian H. Rivesville, WV
Research what fish are running at the time of your trip and make sure that's what you want to catch.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Research what fish are running at the time of your trip and make sure that's what you want to catch.
Michael  E.
Michael E. Kannapolis, NC
I would recommend a couple hour charter to find out whether you prefer short and sweet or longer further off shore fishing..
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would recommend a couple hour charter to find out whether you prefer short and sweet or longer further off shore fishing..
Jeffry  C.
Jeffry C. Apex, NC
Recommend an early morning outing rather than mid-day--particularly in July. If the fishing gets slow, Wrightsville is a beautiful area to view from the water.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Recommend an early morning outing rather than mid-day--particularly in July. If the fishing gets slow, Wrightsville is a beautiful area to view from the water.
Philip  A.
Philip A. Winder, GA
Definitely start with a half day trip, then if you have a blast like we did, you'll know what you'll want in the future and can make plans to meet your goals with the Captain.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely start with a half day trip, then if you have a blast like we did, you'll know what you'll want in the future and can make plans to meet your goals with the Captain.
Mike  D.
Mike D. Southern Pines, NC
It was a beautiful day definitely hot. The parking is a little difficult and I would recommend going early just for parking issues.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was a beautiful day definitely hot. The parking is a little difficult and I would recommend going early just for parking issues.
Esther  L.
Esther L. Cross Lanes, WV
Apparently the storm pushed the fish further off shore. Trolling wasn’t successful but we got some results from bottom fishing. It’s called fishing not catching.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Apparently the storm pushed the fish further off shore. Trolling wasn’t successful but we got some results from bottom fishing. It’s called fishing not catching.
Ross  H.
Ross H. Pinehurst, NC
Make sure to touch base with your Captain to review all the snacks, drinks, clothing items you might need or want to have with you on your trip.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Make sure to touch base with your Captain to review all the snacks, drinks, clothing items you might need or want to have with you on your trip.
Mike  B.
Mike B. United States
Get a guide that knows what they are doing so you can learn how to catch fish.
Very good
4.0 / 5
Get a guide that knows what they are doing so you can learn how to catch fish.
Charles  L.
Charles L. Charlotte, NC
Be prepared for hot weather and if possible be flexible. Weather and rough water can drastically alter your plans and level of success
Very good
4.0 / 5
Be prepared for hot weather and if possible be flexible. Weather and rough water can drastically alter your plans and level of success
Greg  G.
Greg G. Kernersville, NC
Get a hold of Victory Charters, Captain Chuck will give you an awesome experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get a hold of Victory Charters, Captain Chuck will give you an awesome experience.
Jim  M.
Jim M. Raleigh, North Carolina

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