Blue Catfish | Outer Banks Inshore Light Tackle Fishing | Nags Head | Manteo | Manns Harbor

OBX Inshore Fishing

Red Drum, Redfish, Flounder, Albacore, Bluefish

North Carolina’s Outer Banks is perfect for the inshore light tackle fisherman. With OBX light tackle fishing, we have an abundance of speckled trout, redfish, flounder, and bluefish available virtually year round. We employ different methods depending on what fish we are on, using live bait or artificials, whichever you prefer. Come here for your OBX light tackle fishing.

Make your next experience at the Outer Banks one to remember! With our fishing charters, we provide guests with the opportunity to fish for giant red drum, flounder, albacore, bluefish, shark and so much more. We’ll head out for a morning fishing trip on the Pamlico Sound, where we’ll be casting lines shortly after the sun comes up. Imagine the memories as you see the line go tight catching that red drum or one of the many other fish species that thrive in these waters. Book your OBX fishing trip today.

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Flounder | OBX Inshore Fishing | Nags Head | Manteo | Manns Harbor

Upfront Prices & Great Service

What We Provide

We want to ensure that you make fishing memories of a lifetime. Therefore, we provide all the rods, reels and bait that we will need to haul in a big catch. if you would like to bring your own rods and reels, feel free. Our boats provide a blanket fishing license, so no need to purchase your own license when fishing with us.

What to Bring

The sun on the ocean can be exceptionally powerful so Plenty of Sunscreen is a must. Sunglasses, hat, camera, cooler with drinks, sandwiches, and snacks, and rain jacket (even if the weatherman says no rain in the forecast).

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OBX Inshore Light Tackle Fishing | Nags Head | Manteo | Manns Harbor


Deposit Policy

Don’t worry about mailing a check to reserve your spot. Click the Book Now button below to find and reserve now.

Cancellation Policy

Deposits are non-refundable; however, they are transferable if requested 30 days prior to the date of the trip.

Full refunds will be provided for cancellations due to weather or as determined by the captain.

Flounder | OBX Inshore Light Tackle Fishing | Nags Head | Manteo | Manns Harbor

Eastern OBX Guide Service

OBX Light Tackle Fishing

I’m Captain Jonathan. Come join me for your first or next inshore fishing charter in the Pamlico, Albemarle, Croatan, or Roanoke Sounds. I live, breath, and work on these waters. Through spring, summer, and fall, I’m out on these waters fishing. Over the winter, I guide waterfowl hunters. I make every effort to know the fishes’ behavior to lead you to where they are so you can reel them in and take them home for dinner. I’m located on the banks of the Croatan, between the Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds; near Manteo, Wanchese, and Mann’s Harbor. A short distance to superb fishing grounds that are not congested with other anglers. Most fishing charters will be in the Roanoke Sound and northeastern portion of the Pamlico Sound. Captain Jonathan has quick and easy access to the Croatan Sound, the northwestern side of the Pamlico, and the Ablemarle Sound. Here there are fewer anglers and more redfish, flounder, bluefish, and speckled trout. Here you will find some of the best OBX inshore fishing along the Outer Banks. I’m proud to be your captain on your next OBX light tackle fishing charter.

OBX Inshore Fishing | Nags Head | Manteo | Manns Harbor
Seasonal Fishing


Although seasonal, flounder fishing in September is amazing. The water is still warm following our summer here. The best tasting flounder is the one you catch. Some of the best fishing spots for flounder are here in the Pamlico or Albemarle Sounds.

These are a tasty fish but catching them is knowing where they are at. Knowing the lay of the bottom of the Sounds, is key to find where they are at. Also the technique to entice them to the bait. I provide the knowledge and experience the achieve both of these points.

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Light Tackle Fishing | Nags Head | Manteo | Manns Harbor


Based on minimum occupancy, we are upfront with our pricing, providing some of the best pricing for saltwater fishing in the Outer Banks and still retaining exceptional service. If needed, we will work to accommodate larger parties.

Our priority is to be open on what to expect. This is why we take time to ensure you know all of the facts up front. Hidden fees and surcharges aren’t our style.

Bookings are limited to a maximum of 6 anglers. The current listed rates: Morning Charter / 7-11am

  • $450 for the first 4 anglers
  • Each additional angler $25

3/4 Day Charter / 7-1pm

  • $675 for the first 4 anglers
  • Each additional angler $37

Full Day Charter / 7-3pm

  • $900 for the first 4 anglers
  • Each additional angler $50

Note: Pricing may change without notice and not be accurate. Please check the reservation system through the Book Now button to get the current pricing.

Outer Banks Inshore Fishing | Nags Head | Manteo | Manns Harbor


Call me at 910-990-5674 to answer any questions you may have in regards to your upcoming OBX inshore fishing charter.

Since I may be out with another group, please email me at:

The Outer Banks covers a large area from Corolla in the North to Ocracoke in the south. We are located in Manns Harbor, close to Manteo. You can see other attractions at

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