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Fishing charters in Hampstead, NC

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Hampstead fishing charters have easy access to the salt marshes, grassy shallows, bays, nearshore reefs, and deep sea waters.

There are a lot of options for your next fishing trip near Hampstead. These waters a home to Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Bluefish, Mahi Mahi, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in Hampstead

Hampstead is popular with anglers, who come to explore the calm inshore waters. Bays, inlets, and shallow flats provide excellent fishing opportunities for an experience of a lifetime.

You can reel_in Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, Cobia, Redfish, and many more.

Inshore fishing trips are good for families with kids, couples, and small groups of friends.

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Inshore fishing trip prices

On average, the base price for a private 4-hour inshore fishing charter is $436 for 2 anglers. An extra person fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.

$200 is the lowest price for a 2-hour inshore fishing trip in Hampstead found on our platform.

You can find 41 fishing charters in Hampstead and nearby cities. So you'll have plenty of options to find your next fishing break.

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Best time for inshore fishing

The best months for inshore fishing near Hampstead are July, June and September.

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Offshore fishing charters in Hampstead

Hampstead offshore fishing charters offer easy access to some of the best fishing grounds in the open water: from nearshore reef fishing to offshore fishing at the Continental Shelf.

Hampstead fishing charters will help you to land King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Cobia, Black Sea Bass, and many more.

Offshore fishing trips are good for experienced anglers, groups for friends, and those who want to reel in a bigger catch. Be ready to travel into the federal waters miles off the coast.

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Offshore fishing trip prices

On average, the price for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip is $682 for 2 people. An extra angler fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.

$350 is the lowest price for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip in Hampstead found on our platform.

There are about 29 fishing guides in Hampstead and nearby cities. It’s easy to book your next fishing retreat in Hampstead.

Tip: It’s better to take a 6-hour or 8-hour offshore fishing trip for the best fishing experience. Offshore fishing spots are away from the coast, so you will need some time to get there.

Standard tips are 15-20% of the price you paid for your charter if the crew did a good job.

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Best time for offshore fishing

The best time to go offshore fishing in Hampstead are considered to be July, June and September.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Hampstead

Hampstead family-friendly fishing charters offer a great opportunity to bring your family together and have a fun fishing trip. Your Captain will show you how to use the tackle and catch different species of fish.

Your party will enjoy fun fishing in waters like creeks, flats, and small bays. Since the waters are calm, your family can focus on relaxing fishing.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

A family-friendly 4-hour fishing trip could be a perfect choice for a group with kids. The journey won’t be exhausting, so your kids will learn more about fish species and fishing techniques.

$436 is the average base price for a private 4-hour family-friendly fishing charter and 2 anglers. An extra angler fee is $50. Captains can accommodate 4-6 persons depending on the capacity of the vessel.

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Shark fishing charters in Hampstead

A wide variety of sharks are found in the waters near Hampstead, making it a perfect destination for anglers who want to catch game fish. Hampstead shark fishing charters are experienced in targeting various species of sharks.

There are a lot of options for your next shark fishing trip near Hampstead. These waters are filled with Blacktip Shark, Bull Shark, Scalloped Hammerhead Shark, Bonnethead Shark, and many more.

Note: some shark species are considered prohibited in North Carolina and cannot be kept as a trophy. These sharks have to be released. Fishing charter Captains will help you with shark identification.

Sharks inhabit various waters, from shallow to deep. Shallows are a playground for juveniles, while deep waters are home to adult sharks.

The best bait for shark fishing is any fresh bloody fish. Ladyfish, Bonita, Mullet, and Blue Runner are the go-to bait for shark fishing. The Captain will prepare the bait depending on the type of shark that you want to catch.

Shark fishing trip prices

$522 is the average price for a 4-hour shark fishing trip and 2 guests. Add $50 for an extra angler. Fishing charters can accommodate 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.

There are about 13 fishing guides in Hampstead and nearby cities. You will have a lot of choices to book your next fishing retreat.

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Best time for shark fishing in Hampstead

You can target sharks all year round. March through October are the best months for shark fishing in Hampstead.

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Tarpon fishing charters in Hampstead

Hampstead is one of the best Tarpon fishing destinations. Local charters will help you to find the best fishing locations. They will show you all the spots, techniques, and provide you with the best bait.

Tarpon reside in shallows, bays, inshore waters, and even rivers. You can catch it on live bait with crabs, pinfish, or mullet.

Note: You won’t be able to land your catch because Tarpon is a catch-and-release-only fishery. And keep in mind that Tarpon over 40 inches must remain in the water. So be careful with your catch, take a quick photo, and let it go.

Tarpon fishing rates

$580 is the average price for a 6-hour Tarpon fishing trip and 2 guests. An extra angler fee is $50.

15 fishing guides can arrange Tarpon fishing near Hampstead.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Hampstead

Late spring and summer are the best seasons to catch Tarpon in Hampstead. September, August, and July are the best months for Tarpon fishing.

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FAQ

What is included in the price?

Most trips are all-inclusive. Captains provide all the necessary fishing equipment, bait, and cooler with ice. Usually, Captains clean anything that you catch.

The trip price includes a saltwater fishing license. It covers all the anglers on the boat.

A Fishing charter has to have a federal permit if you are planning to fish in the federal waters.

What to bring on a fishing charter trip?

Depending on the weather, Captains recommend bringing sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, long sleeve shirt, hat, windbreaker, waterproof jacket, waterproof pans, appropriate non-skid footwear, gloves, your medicines, bug bite cream, sanitizer, drinks, and snacks.

Bring your freshwater license if you are planning to fish in the freshwater.

Some Captains don’t recommend bringing spray sunscreen, liquor, weapons, fireworks, and inappropriate footwear.

How to book a fishing charter trip?

You can book a trip with a 10-20% deposit.

The remaining balance has to be paid directly to the Captain on the day of your trip or upon arrival.

The deposit could be refunded if you cancel the trip before the cancellation deadline. It's usually within 2-14 days of your trip date. Keep in mind that some of the bookings could be non-refundable.

What are the closest boat ramps and marinas to Hampstead?

Fishing charters launch from marinas or public boat ramps. Popular meeting points near Hampstead are:

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