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Fishing charters in Kure Beach, NC

Top 5 fishing charters in Kure Beach, NC

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Whether you are looking for a fly fishing trip or a nearshore fishing adventure, Kure Beach fishing will give you an experience of a lifetime.

You can reel_in Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Bluefish, Mahi Mahi, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in Kure Beach

Kure Beach inshore fishing charters offer easy access to some of the best fishing grounds. Anglers favorite Kure Beach for its backcountry rivers, bays, and shallow flats.

There are a lot of options for your next fishing trip near Kure Beach. These waters a home to 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

$436 is the average price for a 4-hour inshore fishing trip and 2 people. An extra person fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.

The most affordable 2-hour inshore fishing trip in Kure Beach costs $200 for 2 anglers.

There are about 41 fishing guides in Kure Beach and nearby cities. You will have plenty of choices to find your next fishing outing.

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Best time for inshore fishing

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

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Offshore fishing charters in Kure Beach

If you're looking for an offshore fishing trip that will take your breath away, Kure Beach fishing is the perfect place for you. You'll never run out of places to fish with miles of open water to explore.

Local fishing charters will do whatever it takes to reel in 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

$682 is the average price for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip and 2 people. An extra angler fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.

The cheapest 4-hour offshore fishing trip in Kure Beach found on our platform costs $350 for 2 anglers.

There are more than 29 fishing companies in Kure Beach and nearby cities. It’s easy to book your next fishing retreat in Kure Beach.

Keep in mind that it takes time to get to the best offshore fishing spots. It’s better to take a 6-hour offshore fishing trip if you want more fishing action.

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 months for offshore fishing near Kure Beach are July, June and September.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Kure Beach

Kure Beach family fishing charters provide young and novice anglers an opportunity to experience the day on the water. Your Captain will show you how to use the tackle and catch different species of fish.

Inshore fishing takes place in calm waters like bays and creeks. Your family can focus on peaceful fishing, thanks to the clear inshore waters.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

A half-day inshore fishing trip is a perfect trip for a family. The kids will learn more about fish species and won’t get bored.

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

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Shark fishing charters in Kure Beach

A wide variety of sharks are found in the waters near Kure Beach, making it a perfect destination for anglers who want to catch game fish. Kure Beach shark fishing charters will help you target famous ocean predators of all sizes.

You can have an amazing fishing outing and a chance to catch 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. But don't worry about shark identification. Your Captain will assist you.

Coastal, shelf, and island waters are home to various species of sharks. Juveniles are typically found in shallow water, while adults are located at greater depths.

Fresh bait is used for shark fishing. Some of the most popular are Ladyfish, Bonita, Mullet, and Blue Runner. Fishing charters prepare the best bait depending on the targeted shark species.

Shark fishing trip prices

On average, the price for a 4-hour shark fishing trip is $522 for 2 guests. An extra person fee is $50. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.

You can find more than 13 fishing companies in Kure Beach 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 Kure Beach

Sharks are active all year round in Kure Beach, though they are more plentiful from March through October.

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Tarpon fishing charters in Kure Beach

Tarpon is one of the most desired trophy fish in Kure Beach. You can experience Tarpon fishing by hiring one of the local guides. They will show you all the productive spots and efficient methods.

Tarpon can be found in inlets, shallows, and bays. The perfect bait for targeting the silver king could be crabs, shrimps, mullet, or pinfish.

Note: Catch-and-release-only when fishing for Tarpon. By law, Tarpon over 40 inches must remain in the water. So be very delicate with your trophy, take a few photos, and let it go.

Tarpon fishing rates

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

We found 15 fishing companies specialized in Tarpon fishing in Kure Beach.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Kure Beach

Tarpon season starts in late spring and lasts until the end of summer. 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 rods, reels, tackle, bait, and a cooler with ice. Usually, Captains clean anything that you catch.

A Saltwater fishing license is included in the price. This license 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 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 majority of the fishing charter deposits are refundable if you can cancel before the cancellation deadline. The cancellation deadline is usually 2-14 days before your trip date. Keep in mind that some of the bookings could be non-refundable.

What are the closest boat ramps and marinas to Kure Beach?

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

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