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Fishing charters in Holly Ridge, NC

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Holly Ridge fishing charters have unique access to inshore and offshore fishing grounds.

Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Bluefish, Mahi Mahi, and Spanish Mackerel can be your next catch.

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Inshore fishing charters in Holly Ridge

Holly Ridge waters give a unique inshore fishing experience all year round. Bays, inlets, and shallow flats provide excellent fishing opportunities for a great trip.

Local fishing charters will do whatever it takes to reel in Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, Cobia, Redfish, and many more.

Inshore fishing trips are very popular with families, 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. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.

The cheapest rates start at $200 for a 2-hour inshore fishing trip near Holly Ridge.

There are more than 41 fishing companies in Holly Ridge and nearby cities. It’s easy to book your next fishing retreat in Holly Ridge.

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Best time for inshore fishing

July, June and September will be your next best months for inshore fishing in Holly Ridge.

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Offshore fishing charters in Holly Ridge

If you're looking for a unique offshore fishing experience, Holly Ridge is the place to be. With world-class fishing charters available, you're sure to reel in a big catch.

Depending on the season, you can catch 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 person 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 Holly Ridge found on our platform.

You can find 29 fishing charters in Holly Ridge and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing trip in Holly Ridge.

Tip: It takes some time to get to the offshore fishing spots. So it’s better to take a 6-hour or 8-hour offshore fishing trip for the best fishing experience.

The average tips are 15-20% of the total fishing charter price.

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Best time for offshore fishing

The best months for offshore fishing near Holly Ridge are July, June and September.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Holly Ridge

Holly Ridge family-friendly fishing charters will help you experience a memorable fishing trip with your family. The fishing charter Captain will teach you about different species of fish and show you various fishing techniques.

Inshore fishing could be your next choice if you prefer to be close to land and away from the wild seas. When you’re fishing inshore, you’ll usually be within a few miles of the coast.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

Take a short half-day inshore fishing trip. This short trip is perfect for kids because they will learn something new and won’t get tired.

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

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Shark fishing charters in Holly Ridge

Holly Ridge waters have one of the most productive shark fisheries in the US. Holly Ridge shark fishing charters are committed to providing you with an exciting fishing experience.

Holly Ridge shark fishing charters will put you on 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 tropical to subtropical coastal, shelf, and inland waters. Depending on the size, sharks could be found from the shallow grounds to the offshore waters.

Live or dead baits are great for shark fishing. Top bait for shark fishing would be Mullet, Ladyfish, Bonita, and Blue Runner. Usually, fishing charter Captains prepare the bait depending on the season and targeted shark species.

Shark fishing trip prices

$522 is the average base price for a private 4-hour shark fishing charter and 2 anglers. Add $50 for each additional guest. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.

You can find more than 13 fishing charters in Holly Ridge and nearby cities. You will have plenty of choices to find your next fishing outing.

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Best time for shark fishing in Holly Ridge

You can catch sharks all year round. The months of March and October could be considered as the best time for shark fishing in Holly Ridge.

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Tarpon fishing charters in Holly Ridge

Tarpon are one of the top species you can target in Holly Ridge waters. Holly Ridge guides specialize in Tarpon fishing. They will show you various fishing methods and productive spots.

Tarpon are primarily found in coastal waters, bays, and shallows. Top fishing bait would be mullet, carb, pinfish, and shrimp.

Note: Catch-and-release-only when fishing for Tarpon. Tarpon must remain in the water if its length is greater than 40 inches. So be careful with your trophy, take a few photos, and let it go.

Tarpon fishing rates

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

We found 15 fishing companies specialized in Tarpon fishing in Holly Ridge and nearby cities.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Holly Ridge

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

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FAQ

What is included in the price?

Most trips are all-inclusive. Captains provide rods, reels, tackle, bait, and a cooler with ice. Usually, Captains clean anything that you catch.

Captains provide a saltwater fishing license. It covers all the people on the vessel.

An offshore fishing charter has to have a federal permit 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 make a reservation with a 10-30% deposit.

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

The majority of the fishing charter deposits are refundable if you can cancel before the cancellation deadline. On average, a free cancellation deadline is 2-14 days before the trip date. Keep in mind that some of the bookings could be non-refundable.

What are the closest boat ramps and marinas to Holly Ridge?

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