Capt. Snag Sportfishing

Welcome to Capt. Snag Sportfishing charters, launching out of Hatteras, North Carolina. Captain Dale Layne and first mate Derek Wood strive to provide their customers with a successful and pleasurable experience on the water. They both enjoy their job very much and love to share their passion with new and experienced anglers alike.

Captain Dale and his mate take great care of their boat and gear. When they aren’t fishing, they are hard at work cleaning and prepping for the next charter. You’ll get to see the results for yourself when you step aboard their spotless 52’ Buddy Cannady offshore sportfishing boat powered by an 850 HP Caterpillar C15 engine.

The vessel comes with top-notch marine electronics and safety gear, a flybridge, outriggers, a fighting chair, a live bait tank, and an icebox. It also features a full restroom, AC, and even a multimedia system.

The crew understands that customers are looking to have a great time and catch fish, and with that in mind, they know every day is different. Dale will not take anyone out there if he feels like the conditions are too rough. He likes to make sure that his party is safe and has a great time. The Snag has one motto: “We snagg’em, you bagg’em!”

And you’ll be bagging a variety of game species including Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and Billfish. You’ll also get to go bottom fishing for the likes of Tilefish, Gray Triggerfish, Groupers, and Vermilion Snapper. The charter will cover the best professional fishing gear by Penn and Shimano, lures, and fishing licenses. During fall, you might even get a chance to fish for your own bait.

There are no age restrictions but the crew prefers prior notice when bringing younger kids (especially on longer trips). Life jackets for your little ones will be provided and Capt. Snag Sportfishing will make sure their day on the water is educational and unforgettable!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Offshore – Gulf Stream
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,600
    up to 6 persons
    On this trip, you'll mostly be targeting sport fish such as Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and Billfish. The captain will take you up to 23 miles from the shore and you'll reach the best fisheries within an hour. When the troll bite is slow, the crew often tries to bottom fish for Tilefish, Gray Triggerfish, Groupers, and Vermilion Snapper.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $800
    up to 6 persons
    This morning trip is perfect for all those early risers out there. The captain will take you testing the bite of the coastal line, including King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, and this is just the beginning.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $800
    up to 6 persons
    This afternoon trip will see you exploring the coastal line, targeting Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Bluefish, and much more.
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About the Captain

Dale Layne
Hatteras, Carolina del Norte, Estados Unidos
29 Fishing Reports
5 Customer Reviews
Response time 5 hours
Member since Octubre 2018
Captain Dale Layne "The Snag" is the owner and the operator of Capt. Snag Sportfishing. He has been a captain for a quarter of a century and participated in various fishing tournaments. His main priority is that the customers have a good time and catch fish – he would never take the customers out just to take them out.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Barracuda (Great)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Snowy)

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (Blue)
Sailfish
Tilefish

Tuna (Blackfin)
Tuna (Bluefin)
Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo

Boat Specs

Buddy Cannady (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 1988. Powered by a 850HP Caterpillar C15 engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 26 knots.

Length
52 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Kite Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
First Mate
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 1 day before the trip date. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.87
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Full day gulfstream with Captain Dale and Mate Derrick
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100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Paul Z.
Meadville, PA
 5.00
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VERIFIED   Abril 29, 2019
What a great experience with Dale and first mate Derrick. After being called off the day before because of high seas we went...
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Jesse Y.
Hot Springs, NC
 4.67
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Full day gulfstream with Captain Dale and Mate Derrick

VERIFIED   Julio 1, 2019
Nothing but good things to say about our first offshore charter with   Capt Snag and crew. Professional, friendly, helpful,...
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Kris R.
Peyton, CO
 4.67
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Full day with Capt Snag

VERIFIED   Agosto 13, 2019
We had a great time on the Capt Snag. It was a relatively slow day for the whole fleet. But we ended up with a wahoo, dozen...
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Doug Z.
Buxton, North Carolina
 5.00
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Full Day Offshore

VERIFIED   Julio 29, 2019
Crew was professional, friendly, and accommodating. The fishing was slow today, but the captain and mate worked hard to make...
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Ron Y.
Farmville, Virginia
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Full day trip with Captain Snag

VERIFIED   Junio 5, 2019
My wife and kids (9, 11) and I had a great day fishing with Dale and Derrick. They were patient with us and Dale put us on...
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