All rates below are for chartering the entire boat, with captain, not per person.

*We pick up from Sheffield’s or your private dock*

All trips include: bait, tackle, ice for fish,  NC saltwater fishing licenses, 20 minutes of fish cleaning, and bottled water. Be sure to bring your sunglasses, sunscreen, hat, and what you wish to eat or drink (other than water).  Mate works for tips. *** No fuel surcharges, no credit card processing fees, no captain’s fees, no extra person charges ***

$100 deposit required for all trips, 100% refundable if the trip is canceled due to weather or if canceled by you outside of 5 days of the charter.  Please see Charter Policies under Fishing at the top of this page.

Trips can be designed for any duration (4 hour minimum). Below are common trips run.

4 Hour Trip  – The 4 hour trip is designed as an introduction fishing trip that will range out to 10 nautical miles. On this trip we will fish for some combination of Spanish mackerel, sea bass, sharks with the possibility of a cobia, king mackerel, or barracuda.  Spanish mackerel fishing consists of trolling spoons with rods and hand lines at 5 to 7mph. Spanish are excellent eating fish and average 1 to 2 pounds. Sea bass will be targeted by drifting with squid on heavier tackle or by jigging artificial lures on 12 to 15 pound class light tackle rods. Shark fishing is commonly done in the middle of Summer, 500 yards off the beach, when the bite on Spanish and sea bass  slows down. Sharks can be up to 100 pounds and several species are good eating. Total fishing time is generally 3 hours. Price $500 for up to 6 people.

6 Hour Trip – On the 6 hour trip we will fish up to 20 nautical miles offshore. The 6 hour trip provides a much better opportunity to catch king mackerel, barracuda and at times amberjack and the trip is a significant upgrade over the 4 hour trip. Bottom fishing on the 6 hour trip is much better also. Big sea bass are likely along with possible, snapper and grouper during the summer and fall. Generally, we start out trolling on this trip and conclude the day by bottom fishing on the most promising spots we found while trolling. Total fishing time is around 4 hours. You will likely be having such a good time, that you will want to extend this trip to 7 hours (If I am not already booked up in the afternoon).  Price $750 for up to 6 people.

9 Hour Trip – Fishing up to 35 nautical miles offshore, this trip starts to become for serious fishermen and fisherwomen. Common fish caught on this trip include: larger sea bass, vermillion snapper, king mackerel, barracuda, amberjack, cobia, and the occasional grouper or mahi mahi. We will use artificial and natural baits as well as troll, drift, or anchor on this trip. Total fishing time is around 6 hours depending on sea condition and how far we have to run offshore to catch the fish. Price $1,125 for up to 6 people.

11 Hour Trip (Edge of the Gulfstream) – If you are interested in serious bottom fishing and trolling this may be the trip for you. Fishing primarily between 45 to 55 nautical miles offshore and allows us to fish some of the most fruitful fishing grounds in the area. Most of the Follow Me Two’s secret GPS fishing numbers are within range on this trip. Additional fish caught on the 11 hour trip that are not caught (as often) on the 9 hour trip include: grouper, mahi mahi, African pompano, gray snapper, pink snapper, hog snapper, and triggerfish. This trip offers an excellent chance to catch big gamefish over 30 pounds, and excellent eating bottom fish. Total fishing time is around 7 hours depending on sea condition and how far we have to run offshore to find fish.  The main difference between this trip and the Gulfstream, is the Gulfstream is best in April, May, early June, then again in October and November.  There is really no need to run another 10 miles (each way) to catch less fish during the Summer. Even on Gulfstream trips, we will fish this same area some as well because the fishing is so good.  This is the trip my mate and I run to fish personally if the weather is nice during the off season, even when the Gulfstream is productive. There have been many times, we have struck out on the mahi in the stream, come into this area and catch 20 mahi while bottom fishing.  Price $1,375 for up to 6 people.

Gulfstream (12 hours) – Typically on Gulfstream trips, if sea conditions allow, we will leave the dock before daylight and arrive 60 to 70 nautical miles offshore at day break to start trolling for big mahi mahi, wahoo, tuna, and if you are very lucky maybe a billfish. If the trolling bite is slow, we often start deep water jigging in water up to 240 feet for big grouper, amberjack up to 100 pounds, and many other bottom fish species. Often, we will spend the last 2 hours of fishing by anchoring up about 5 nautical miles inshore of the Gulfstream and catch triggerfish. Triggerfish are the best eating fish in the ocean and taste more like lobster than fish. They only average 3 to 5 pounds but can be caught in quantity. Total fishing time is generally 6 hours. Price $1,500 for up to 6 people.

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