North Carolina Spearfishing Charters

North Carolina Spearfishing Charters

Best Spearfishing Fishing Charters in North Carolina

Spearfishing in North Carolina

With over 13,000 miles of diverse coastline, North Carolina boasts incredible access to shallow inshore waters and the deeper waters of the Atlantic. It’s no surprise that North Carolina’s spearfishing industry is developing rapidly, with such a range of fishing grounds to explore. Hop aboard a spearfishing charter and get your kicks targeting anything from Flounder to Tuna!

What kind of trip is for me? 

Hop aboard an inshore spearfishing charter and hit the skinny waters in search of beauties like Flounder, Redfish, Mackerel, Trout, and Seabass. These trips can last anywhere from 4 to 8 hours and are usually the best bet for beginners who want to feel the rush of spearfishing. 
 
A nearshore trip will take you to the reefs up to 20 miles out into the Atlantic, where Snappers, Groupers, and Cobia rub shoulders with some bigger seasonal creatures. You’ll usually need at least 6 hours on the water, with many trips lasting much longer You can indulge in a range of different kinds of fishing to land some delicious creatures. 
 
But the real action is in the deep waters offshore. You’ll need at least a full day to reach the Gulf Stream and the continental shelf, with some trips lasting several days. Experienced spearfishers will relish the chance to go face-to-face with predators like Tuna and Mahi Mahi, and land the catch of a lifetime. You’re welcome to bring a whole group aboard to mix up your spearfishing adventure with some trolling too. 

Where to Go

The beauty of fishing and spearfishing in North Carolina is that it’s available all along the Atlantic coast. From the north of the Outer Banks in Wanchese, down to Hatteras, and all the way round to Morehead City and Wilmington, you’ll have a wealth of North Carolina spearfishing charters to take you out to sea. 

How to Prepare

Most spearfishing guides in North Carolina also offer other forms of fishing, so you can expect all the amenities you’d get on a regular fishing charter. When heading offshore, you’ll likely be aboard a large offshore sportfishing boat, while inshore trips may take place aboard lighter and smaller vessels. 
 
Wherever you go, though, you’ll need to bring some drinks and snacks with you in order to stay refreshed and energized throughout the day.
 
You should also check with your captain to see if they provide the spearfishing gear as, more often than not, you’ll need to bring your own. Some captains may also ask you to bring some ID for insurance purposes. But don’t worry – this won’t cost a thing, as your fishing license is covered aboard all NC saltwater fishing charters!
 
And that’s it. Now you know what you need to do, why not make North Carolina your next destination for a spearfishing adventure? 
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What anglers said about Spearfishing in North Carolina

Do your homework. Know how to get a licence before you go NC FISH and wildlife website is not user friendly
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Do your homework. Know how to get a licence before you go NC FISH and wildlife website is not user friendly
ReelFowl Charters
ReelFowl Charters
Communicate with the Captain and they will respond quickly to your questions and request.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Communicate with the Captain and they will respond quickly to your questions and request.
Fish Witch II Charters
Fish Witch II Charters
just sit back and watch and listen to deiter very good at what he does, you can learn alot by by paying attention to the captain he will answer any question you have great guy
Excellent
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just sit back and watch and listen to deiter very good at what he does, you can learn alot by by paying attention to the captain he will answer any question you have great guy
Dieter Melhorn Fishing – Belmont
Dieter Melhorn Fishing – Belmont
Water seems to be so colgado this days and many species are not on yet. It seems after May there is mor variety.
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Water seems to be so colgado this days and many species are not on yet. It seems after May there is mor variety.
Catherine Anne Sportfishing and Excursions
Catherine Anne Sportfishing and Excursions
We can’t say enough good things about our time fishing in Wrightsville Beach! We had a blast spending the afternoon on the water catching Spanish Mackerel and several other fish! Captain “Big Fish” Monty and 1st Mate Kyle Fox were absolutely awesome and we can’t wait to come back and do it again!!!! Highly Recommended!!!! Neil and Lana Thrasher Nashville TN
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We can’t say enough good things about our time fishing in Wrightsville Beach! We had a blast spending the afternoon on the water catching Spanish Mackerel and several other fish! Captain “Big Fish” Monty and 1st Mate Kyle Fox were absolutely awesome and we can’t wait to come back and do it again!!!! Highly Recommended!!!! Neil and Lana Thrasher Nashville TN
Captain Big Fish
Captain Big Fish
It’s a little early but we still caught our limit on the fish , that where bitting ..
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It’s a little early but we still caught our limit on the fish , that where bitting ..
Catherine Anne Sportfishing and Excursions
Catherine Anne Sportfishing and Excursions
Check ahead with what's biting in the area if you have some flexibility in your travels to the area. Depending on the warmth of the water, you may have different experiences. We just missed spanish mackerel season by a week!
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Check ahead with what's biting in the area if you have some flexibility in your travels to the area. Depending on the warmth of the water, you may have different experiences. We just missed spanish mackerel season by a week!
Ava Lynn Fishing Charters
Ava Lynn Fishing Charters
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.
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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
The sea sting is the top right boat 42 ft cubby cabin nice toilet area spacious comfortable seating and to get up and move Captain Jess's knowledgeable of the reefs and we had a great time. And as a former first mate my first job was on a diet boot fishing boat I wish we had a boat nice as his can't wait to go back
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The sea sting is the top right boat 42 ft cubby cabin nice toilet area spacious comfortable seating and to get up and move Captain Jess's knowledgeable of the reefs and we had a great time. And as a former first mate my first job was on a diet boot fishing boat I wish we had a boat nice as his can't wait to go back
Seas The Sting
Seas The Sting
We had a cold morning that wasn’t optimal for fishing but it could just as easily have been warmer.
Excellent
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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
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!
Excellent
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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!
Grandslam Inshore Fishing Charters
Grandslam Inshore Fishing Charters
Don't forget a jacket. It was warm the morning of, but got colder during the day.
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Don't forget a jacket. It was warm the morning of, but got colder during the day.
FinchasersUSA Charters
FinchasersUSA Charters
The trip was on calm water, because the Captain communicated prior to the trip and adjusted the trio time. We caught many fish throughout the day, most were undersized but it was a great day and we were always catching fish.
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The trip was on calm water, because the Captain communicated prior to the trip and adjusted the trio time. We caught many fish throughout the day, most were undersized but it was a great day and we were always catching fish.
Carolina Traditions Fishing Charters
Carolina Traditions Fishing 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
Good because we caught fish, would have liked to catch more, but we had fun
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Good because we caught fish, would have liked to catch more, but we had fun
Old School Fishing Charters
Old School Fishing Charters
Bring warm clothing and rain gear during the winter months...even when it is supposed to be in the 60s.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring warm clothing and rain gear during the winter months...even when it is supposed to be in the 60s.
Reel Teal Charters – 22' Bull's Bay
Reel Teal Charters – 22' Bull's Bay
"What would you recommend to anglers fishing in Hatteras for the first time?" - The weather isn't always going to cooperate and give you a nice day. Talk to your captain ahead of time and they will tell you how to prepare yourself for when you are on the boat. They want you to be comfortable and have a great time, so listen to what they say.
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"What would you recommend to anglers fishing in Hatteras for the first time?" - The weather isn't always going to cooperate and give you a nice day. Talk to your captain ahead of time and they will tell you how to prepare yourself for when you are on the boat. They want you to be comfortable and have a great time, so listen to what they say.
Dunn Deal Sportfishing
Dunn Deal Sportfishing
I really wasn’t sure what to expect for it being early November but the weather was perfect and mid 70s.
Excellent
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I really wasn’t sure what to expect for it being early November but the weather was perfect and mid 70s.
Carolina Traditions Fishing Charters
Carolina Traditions Fishing Charters
I can't answer that it was my first time fishing this time of year and in the outer banks
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I can't answer that it was my first time fishing this time of year and in the outer banks
Old School Fishing Charters
Old School Fishing Charters

Top Targeted Spearfishing Species in North Carolina