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Fishing charters in Shallotte, NC

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

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

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Inshore fishing charters in Shallotte

If you’re wondering where to cast a line near Shallotte to make the most of the inshore fishing, you’ll find there’s something to suit all tastes and budgets. Bays, inlets, and shallow flats provide excellent fishing opportunities for a great trip.

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. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.

The cheapest 2-hour inshore fishing trip in Shallotte found on our platform costs $200 for 2 anglers.

In Shallotte and nearby cities, there are more than 41 inshore fishing charters. You will have a variety of choices for your next fishing getaway.

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Best time for inshore fishing

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

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Offshore fishing charters in Shallotte

If you’re looking for offshore fishing adventures, you’ll find that there are some excellent fishing opportunities miles off the coast. Shallotte offshore fishing charters can take you there for a whole day.

Shallotte 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

$682 is the average base price for a private 4-hour offshore 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.

The most affordable 4-hour offshore fishing trip in Shallotte costs $350 for 2 anglers.

You can find more than 29 fishing companies in Shallotte and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing adventure in Shallotte.

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.

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Best time for offshore fishing

July, June and September will be your next best months for offshore fishing in Shallotte.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Shallotte

Shallotte family-friendly fishing charters will help you experience a memorable fishing trip with your family. Your Captain will show you how to use the tackle and catch different species of fish.

Usually, family-friendly fishing trips take place in calm waters like creeks and small bays. These waters generally remain calm even on windy days.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

A family-friendly 4-hour fishing trip could be a perfect choice for a group with kids. The kids will learn more about fish species and won’t get bored.

$436 is the average price for a 4-hour family-friendly fishing trip and 2 guests. An extra person fee is $50. Captains can take 4-6 persons depending on the length of the craft.

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Shark fishing charters in Shallotte

A wide variety of sharks are found in the waters near Shallotte, making it a perfect destination for shark fishing. Shallotte shark fishing charters are an excellent option for anglers looking for an actionable and affordable fishing trip.

Shallotte is home to many different shark species: Blacktip Shark, Bull Shark, Scalloped Hammerhead Shark, Bonnethead 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.

Good shark fishing is along the coral or the sandy bottoms, river mouths, bays, and offshore waters. Depending on the size, sharks could be found from the shallow grounds to the offshore waters.

Sharks will eat almost any live bait. Top bait for shark fishing would be Mullet, Ladyfish, Bonita, and Blue Runner. Usually, fishing charters prepare it in advance.

Shark fishing trip prices

On average, the base price for a private 4-hour shark fishing charter is $522 for 2 anglers. An extra person fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.

There are about 13 fishing guides in Shallotte and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing trip in Shallotte.

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Best time for shark fishing in Shallotte

You can target sharks all year round. March-October tends to be the best time to catch sharks in Shallotte.

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Tarpon fishing charters in Shallotte

Tarpon is one of the top trophy fish you can target on Shallotte fishing charters. Local charters will help you to find the best fishing locations. They are ready to share the best fishing practices with all the customers on their charter.

Tarpon prefer to reside in shallows, bays, flats, and rivers. The best fishing baits are shrimp, pinfish, mullet, and crabs.

Note: Tarpon fishing is catch-and-release-only. Tarpon over 40 inches must stay in the water. So be careful with your trophy, take a memorable photo, and release the fish.

Tarpon fishing rates

$580 is the average base price for a private 6-hour Tarpon fishing charter and 2 anglers. An extra person fee is $50.

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

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Shallotte

Late spring and summer are the best seasons to go after Tarpon in Shallotte waters. 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 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 anglers on the boat.

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 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 Shallotte?

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

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