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Fishing charters in Varnamtown, NC

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Whether you are looking for a family getaway or an offshore fishing adventure, Varnamtown fishing charters will put you in the best spots.

Varnamtown fishing charters will help you to land Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Bluefish, Mahi Mahi, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in Varnamtown

Varnamtown 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 Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish to Cobia and Redfish.

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. An extra person fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.

$200 is the lowest price for a 2-hour inshore fishing trip in Varnamtown.

You can find about 41 fishing charters in Varnamtown and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing adventure in Varnamtown.

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Best time for inshore fishing

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

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Offshore fishing charters in Varnamtown

There are many different offshore fishing charters in Varnamtown, each offering its own unique experience. Some charters focus on specific catch, while others target various reef fish.

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

The cheapest rates start at $350 for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip near Varnamtown.

You can find about 29 fishing charters in Varnamtown and nearby cities. So you'll have a lot of options to book your next fishing trip.

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

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

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Varnamtown

Varnamtown is an excellent fishing destination for families with kids. Local Captains know a lot about the species of fish you will be targeting. They can answer your questions about fishing and show you various fishing techniques.

The beautiful inshore waters of Varnamtown allow for a great amount of fishing and fun. These waters generally remain calm even on windy days.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

The perfect choice for a family with kids will be an inshore fishing trip. The journey won’t be exhausting, so your kids will learn more about fish species and fishing techniques.

$436 is the average price for a 4-hour family-friendly fishing trip and 2 guests. Add $50 for an extra angler. Fishing charters can accommodate 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.

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Shark fishing charters in Varnamtown

Varnamtown waters are home to an abundant population of various shark species. Varnamtown shark fishing charters have vast experience in targeting different shark species.

Varnamtown shark fishing charters can help you reel in 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 inshore and deep water near reef dropoffs. Shallows are a playground for juveniles, while deep waters are home to adult sharks.

Fresh bait is used for shark fishing. Mullet, Ladyfish, Bonita, and Blue Runner would be the ideal bait for shark fishing. The type of bait depends on the shark species you want to catch.

Shark fishing trip prices

On average, the base price for a private 4-hour shark fishing charter is $522 for 2 anglers. Add $50 for each additional guest. Fishing charters can accommodate 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.

In Varnamtown and nearby cities, there are more than 13 shark fishing charters. It’s easy to find your next fishing adventure in Varnamtown.

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Best time for shark fishing in Varnamtown

Sharks are active all year round. March through October is the best time for shark fishing in Varnamtown.

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Tarpon fishing charters in Varnamtown

Tarpon fishing is the most exciting fishing trip you can have in Varnamtown. You should have a very good chance at catching Tarpon by hiring one of the local guides. They will show you various fishing methods and productive spots.

Tarpon inhabit flats, inshore, and backcountry waters. The perfect bait for targeting the silver king could be crabs, shrimps, mullet, or pinfish.

Note: Tarpon are a protected catch-and-release-only species. It is illegal to lift Tarpon out of the water if its length is greater than 40 inches. So be very delicate with your catch and release it as quickly as possible.

Tarpon fishing rates

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

In Varnamtown and nearby cities, there are about 15 fishing companies specialized in Tarpon fishing.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Varnamtown

Late spring and summer are the best seasons to go after Tarpon in Varnamtown waters. 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 all the necessary fishing equipment, bait, and cooler with ice. Usually, Captains clean the catch for free.

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 deposit could be refunded if you cancel the trip before the cancellation deadline. The average 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 Varnamtown?

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