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Wanchese is an excellent fishing destination for those who want to try inshore, flats, and offshore fishing.
You can land Redfish, Bluefish, Cobia, Spanish Mackerel, and many more.Show all fishing charters
Wanchese is famous for its inshore fishing grounds. From the exciting Tarpon fishing to the night Snook fishing trips, there’s something for anglers of all tastes and all ages.
These waters will yield anything from Redfish and Bluefish to Cobia and Spanish Mackerel.
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 take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.
$200 is the lowest price for a 2-hour inshore fishing trip in Wanchese.
There are about 41 fishing guides in Wanchese and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing trip in Wanchese.Check rates & availability
June, July and August are the best months for inshore fishing near Wanchese.
If you're looking for an offshore fishing trip that will take your breath away, Wanchese fishing is the perfect place for you. You'll never run out of places to fish with miles of open water to explore.
Depending on the season, you can catch 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.Show all offshore fishing charters
On average, the base price for a private 4-hour offshore fishing charter is $682 for 2 anglers. An extra angler fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.
$350 is the lowest price for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip in Wanchese found on our platform.
There are about 29 fishing guides in Wanchese and nearby cities. So you'll have a lot of options to book your next fishing trip.
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.
The average tips are 15-20% of the total fishing charter price.Check rates & availability
June, July and August are the best months for offshore fishing near Wanchese.
Wanchese family fishing charters provide young and novice anglers an opportunity to experience the day on the water. Your children will learn the best fishing techniques and catch various types of fish.
You can fish in the inland waters during the fishing trip. Inland waters provide consistent fishing even on windy days.
Select a 4-hour inshore fishing charter if you are planning a trip to Wanchese. Your family won’t get tired during a short outing.
$436 is the average price for a 4-hour family-friendly fishing trip and 2 guests. Add $50 for each additional guest. Fishing charters can accommodate up to 6 persons depending on the capacity of the boat.Check rates & availability
A wide variety of sharks are found in the waters near Wanchese, making it a perfect destination for shark fishing. Wanchese shark fishing charters are perfect for families with young children or those who are looking to try their hands at shark fishing.
You can have an amazing fishing outing and a chance to catch Blacktip Shark, Scalloped Hammerhead 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 various waters, from shallow to deep. 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. Live or dead bait may include Mullet, Ladyfish, Bonita, and Blue Runner. Usually, fishing charters prepare the bait before they take off on the water.
On average, the base price for a private 4-hour shark fishing charter is $522 for 2 anglers. An extra angler fee is $50. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.
In Wanchese and nearby cities, there are more than 13 shark fishing charters. You will have plenty of choices to find your next fishing outing.Check rates & availability
You can target sharks all year round. March through October are the best months for shark fishing in Wanchese.
Tarpon is one of the most desired trophy fish in Wanchese. Local fishing guides can help you to target Tarpon. They will show you various fishing methods and productive spots.
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: The best practice is never to bring your catch in the boat because Tarpon is a catch-and-release-only fishery. It is illegal to lift Tarpon out of 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.
On average, the base price for a 6-hour Tarpon fishing charter is $580 for 2 anglers. An extra guest fee is $50.
In Wanchese and nearby cities, there are about 15 fishing companies specialized in Tarpon fishing.Check rates & availability
Tarpon season starts in late spring and lasts until the end of summer. The best months are September, August, and July.
Most trips are all-inclusive. Captains provide everything you need for a fishing trip: tackle, rods, reels, bait, and a cooler with ice. Usually, catch cleaning is free of charge.
A Saltwater fishing license is included in the price. This license covers all the people on the vessel.
A Fishing charter has to have a federal permit if you are planning 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 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.
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