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Fishing charters in Manns Harbor, NC

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Manns Harbor is an excellent fishing destination for those who want to experience backcountry, fly fishing, and deep sea fishing.

Manns Harbor fishing charters target variety of fish including species like Redfish, Bluefish, Cobia, Spanish Mackerel, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in Manns Harbor

Manns Harbor is famous for its inshore fishing grounds. From the fishing on the flats to the Founder gigging, there’s something for anglers of all tastes and budgets.

These waters will yield anything from Redfish and Bluefish to Cobia and Spanish Mackerel.

Inshore fishing trips are very popular with families, couples, and small groups of friends.

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Inshore fishing trip prices

$436 is the average base price for a private 4-hour inshore fishing charter and 2 anglers. Add $50 for an each additional person. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.

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

You can find about 41 fishing charters in Manns Harbor and nearby cities. It’s easy to book your next fishing retreat in Manns Harbor.

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Best time for inshore fishing

June, July and August are the best months for inshore fishing near Manns Harbor.

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Offshore fishing charters in Manns Harbor

Manns Harbor offers some of the best offshore fishing in the country. With knowledgeable guides, you'll be sure to have a great time.

Manns Harbor fishing charters will put you on Cobia, Mahi Mahi, King Mackerel, Amberjack, 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 base price for a private 4-hour offshore fishing charter and 2 anglers. Add $50 for an extra angler. Fishing charters can accommodate 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.

$350 is the lowest price for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip in Manns Harbor.

You can find about 29 fishing charters in Manns Harbor and nearby cities. It’s easy to book your next fishing break in Manns Harbor.

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 Manns Harbor are June, July and August.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Manns Harbor

Manns Harbor family-friendly fishing charters offer unique fishing options for novice anglers of all ages. The Captain will show you and your family various fishing techniques and teach you about different fish species.

In-shore fishing refers to inland waters like creeks, flats, and small bays. Because of the shallower depths, the calm inland waters are great for family fishing.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

Take a quick 4-hour inshore fishing trip. The journey won’t be exhausting, so your kids will learn more about fish species and fishing techniques.

On average, the base price for a private 4-hour family-friendly fishing charter is $436 for 2 anglers. An extra angler fee is $50. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.

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Shark fishing charters in Manns Harbor

A wide variety of sharks are found in the waters near Manns Harbor, making it a perfect destination for shark fishing. If you want to target these famous ocean predators, then hire a Manns Harbor shark fishing charter.

Manns Harbor shark fishing charters can help you reel in Blacktip Shark, Scalloped Hammerhead Shark, and many more.

Note: not all shark species can be caught or landed in North Carolina. Some species are considered prohibited. These sharks have to be released. Fishing charter Captains will help you with shark identification.

Sharks reside in waters of continental shelves over sandy and coral bottoms. Juveniles are typically found in shallow water, while adults are located at greater depths.

The best bait for shark fishing is any fresh bloody fish. The perfect live or dead bait for targeting sharks could be Mullet, Little Tunny, Landyfish, or Blue Runner. Fishing charters prepare the bait depending on what shark species you want to catch.

Shark fishing trip prices

On average, the price for a 4-hour shark fishing trip is $522 for 2 guests. Add $50 for each additional guest. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.

There are about 13 fishing guides in Manns Harbor 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 Manns Harbor

Sharks are active all year round. The best months for targeting sharks in Manns Harbor are from March through October.

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Tarpon fishing charters in Manns Harbor

Tarpon are one of the top species you can target in Manns Harbor waters. Many local charters specialize in putting anglers on Tarpon. They will show you all the spots, techniques, and provide you with the best bait.

Tarpon are primarily found in coastal waters, bays, and shallows. Crabs, pinfish, and mullet would be the ideal bait.

Note: Tarpon is a catch-and-release-only fishery. Tarpon must remain in the water if its length is greater than 40 inches. So be very delicate with your trophy, take a few photos, and let it go.

Tarpon fishing rates

On average, the base price for a 6-hour Tarpon fishing charter is $580 for 2 anglers. Add $50 for each additional person.

In Manns Harbor and nearby cities, there are around 15 fishing guides specialized in Tarpon fishing.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Manns Harbor

Late spring and summer are the best seasons to catch Tarpon in Manns Harbor. The ideal months are September, August, and July.

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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 the catch for free.

The trip price includes a saltwater fishing license. 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 deposit could be refunded if you cancel the trip 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 Manns Harbor?

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

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