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Whether you are planning an inshore fishing trip or a reef fishing, you’ll easily find a fishing charter in North Topsail Beach.
Depending on the season, you can catch Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Bluefish, Mahi Mahi, and many more.Show all fishing charters
If you’re wondering where to cast a line near North Topsail Beach to make the most of the inshore fishing, you’ll find there’s something to suit all tastes and budgets. From the fishing on the flats to the Founder gigging, there’s something for anglers of all tastes and budgets.
North Topsail Beach fishing charters will put you on Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, Cobia, Redfish, and many more.
Inshore fishing trips are good for families with kids, couples, and small groups of friends.Show all inshore fishing charters
On average, the price for a 4-hour inshore fishing trip is $436 for 2 people. An extra angler fee is $50. Captains can accommodate 4-6 persons depending on the capacity of the vessel.
$200 is the lowest price for a 2-hour inshore fishing trip in North Topsail Beach.
There are about 41 fishing guides in North Topsail Beach and nearby cities. It’s easy to book your next fishing break in North Topsail Beach.Check rates & availability
July, June and September will be your next best months for inshore fishing in North Topsail Beach.
While it might be famous for its inshore fishing trips, North Topsail Beach offshore fishing charters have plenty to offer offshore anglers.
King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Cobia, Black Sea Bass, and King Mackerel can be your next catch.
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.Show all offshore fishing charters
$682 is the average base price for a private 4-hour offshore fishing charter and 2 anglers. Add $50 for an each additional person. Fishing charters can accommodate 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.
The cheapest 4-hour offshore fishing trip in North Topsail Beach found on our platform costs $350 for 2 anglers.
You can find more than 29 fishing companies in North Topsail Beach and nearby cities. So you'll have plenty of options to find your next fishing break.
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.
Standard tips are 15-20% of the price you paid for your charter if the crew did a good job.Check rates & availability
July, June and September will be your next best months for offshore fishing in North Topsail Beach.
North Topsail Beach family-friendly fishing trips are great for beginners, kids, and families. This trip is more than just fishing; it offers education and fun for kids.
In-shore fishing refers to inland waters like creeks, flats, and small bays. Your family can focus on peaceful fishing, thanks to the clear inshore waters.
Select a 4-hour inshore fishing charter if you are planning a trip to North Topsail Beach. The kids will learn more about fish species and won’t get bored.
On average, the price for a 4-hour family-friendly fishing trip is $436 for 2 guests. Add $50 for each additional guest. Fishing charters can accommodate 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.Check rates & availability
North Topsail Beach waters are home to an abundant population of various shark species. You can target these famous ocean predators by hiring one of the North Topsail Beach shark fishing charters.
These waters will yield anything from Blacktip Shark and Bull Shark to Scalloped Hammerhead Shark.
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.
Coastal, shelf, and island waters are home to various species of sharks. Depending on the size, sharks could be found from the shallow grounds to the offshore waters.
There are many options for bait. It could be Mullet, Bonita, Blue Runner, or Ladyfish. Your Captain will provide the proper bait for your shark fishing trip.
$522 is the average price for a 4-hour shark fishing trip and 2 guests. Add $50 for each additional guest. Fishing charters can accommodate 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.
You can find 13 fishing charters in North Topsail Beach and nearby cities. It’s easy to book your next fishing break in North Topsail Beach.Check rates & availability
Most of the non-prohibited shark species can be caught any time of the year. The best months for shark fishing in North Topsail Beach are March through October.
Tarpon is a game fish that attracts anglers from all over the world. Local fishing charters specialize in Tarpon fishing. They will show you all the productive spots and fishing methods.
Tarpon inhabit flats, inshore, and backcountry waters. Crabs, pinfish, and mullet would be the ideal bait.
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 trophy, take a memorable photo, and release the fish.
On average, the base price for a 6-hour Tarpon fishing charter is $580 for 2 anglers. An extra angler fee is $50.
We found 15 fishing companies specialized in Tarpon fishing in North Topsail Beach.Check rates & availability
Tarpon season starts in late spring and lasts until the end of summer. The best months to catch Tarpon are September, August, and July.
Most trips are all-inclusive. Captains provide rods, reels, tackle, bait, and a cooler with ice. Usually, Captains clean anything that you catch.
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.
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.
You can reserve a trip 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. The cancellation deadline is usually 2-14 days before your trip date. Keep in mind that some of the bookings could be non-refundable.
There are several boat ramps and marinas near North Topsail Beach. Most of the fishing charters launch from: