Captain Big Fish

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When you’re thinking of the North Carolina coast, one thing comes to mind: extreme fishing. With the Gulf Stream whizzing past, these waters are home to incredible nearshore and offshore fishing opportunities. Take advantage with Captain Big Fish. Operated by Captain Monty Childers, try your hand at a range of fishing. Having fished since he was a little boy, he gets the same thrill watching you reel in anything from a Mackerel to a Mahi.

Step aboard a 30’ Grady White center console and get ready to make your dreams come true. Powered by twin 300 HP Yamaha offshore engines, you’ll reach speeds of up to 33 knots, getting you on the fish faster than the rest. Restored in 2018, she also comes equipped with Garmin and Furuno navigational equipment. You’ll have a private bathroom on board, an essential on longer trips, especially as you make use of the free water on board.

You’ll take advantage of the live bait well on board, with bait prepared before your trip, and outriggers will also help you troll. On the reefs, try jigging and bottom fishing, while further out, wait for the reels to start screeching and jump to the rods to start reeling in a big one. Expect to go after Snappers, Groupers, Mackerels, and Cobia when hitting the nearshore. While offshore, you could catch anything from a spectacular Sailfish to a delicious Mahi Mahi.

Head up to 65 miles offshore to be at one with the marine life around you. The biggest fish live here and you’ll be amazed as you gaze upon these monsters. With snacks provided on board, you’re in for a treat throughout with Captain Big Fish. Let the captain know if you want to go scuba diving, and then all you need to do is bring your license, some sunscreen and towels. Settle in for a fun-filled fishing experience and book now.



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  • Private trip
    Full Day – Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $1,400
    up to 6 persons
    This is the ultimate trip for experienced anglers and novices alike. The fishing is unbeatable and it gives you a real taste of Gulf Stream fishing Expect to catch beautiful Sailfish, delicious Mahi Mahi and Blackfin Tuna, as well as the exciting Wahoo. You may even hook an elusive Marlin. This is a full day trip from before sunrise through the afternoon. Come prepared for an unforgettable day out.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Nearshore
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $750
    up to 6 persons
    Work your way around the shallow creeks, rivers, and inlets, or head up to 10 miles off the coast fishing for spectacular inshore and nearshore species. This 8-hour trip will give you plenty of time to go after exciting game fish, such as Sharks, Mackerels, Cobia, and Bluefish. Prepare for a workout as you try to hook one of these aboard.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Nearshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    up to 6 persons
    Stay in the inshore or nearshore waters up to 5 miles from the coastline. You'll spend 5 hours going after exciting species such as King and Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, Cobia, and even Sharks. Try bottom fishing and jigging and you may just get to take a tasty treat home with you.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Nearshore (PM)
    Just booked! Last booked: 41 minutes ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $450
    up to 6 persons
    The inshore creeks and shallow waters of North Carolina are home to some exceptional game fish. Go after Sharks, Cobia, Bluefish, and Mackerels, and you'll even get to take the tastiest of your catch home with you. Use all your strength to reel in one of these tough fighters on the boat during this 5-hour trip. Start time may vary depending on the season.
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About the Captain

Monty Childers
Wrightsville Beach, Carolina del Norte, Estados Unidos
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41 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since Noviembre 2018
I started fishing when I was a little boy with my grandfather, coming down during the summers to Long Beach. Since 2012, I've been dedicating my time to truly becoming an offshore fisherman. I've been tying my own lures and trying new techniques, which have really paid off for landing larger fish. I like to do all kinds of fishing, bottom fishing, trolling, live baiting. It's just as much fun for me to go Spanish fishing right off the beach as it is to go Wahoo fishing 65 miles into the Gulf Stream.

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Targeted Species

Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)
Hogfish Hogfish

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Little Tunny (False Albacore) Little Tunny (False Albacore)
Marlin (Blue) Marlin (Blue)
Sailfish Sailfish

Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Grady White (Center console) originally built in 2004, and restored in 2018. Powered by 2 300HP Yamaha Offshore engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Spearfishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. 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 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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:
PayPal
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.98
out of 5 stars from 41 reviews
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Good experience
97%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
92%
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Colin M.
Wilmington, NC
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Half day trip with Captainbigfish

VERIFIED   NEW  Marzo 19, 2020
Had a great time from the start with Captain Monty and his first mate. Went out and started a little slow then all of the sudden...
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Kayla T.
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Amazing Day with Monty!

VERIFIED   Septiembre 15, 2019
We went out on a 5 hour excursion with Monty. He was a blast from the start- amazing attitude and so fun to be around! A few...
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April W.
Fayetteville, North Carolina
 5.00
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Three Quarter Day with Captain Monty

VERIFIED   Junio 17, 2019
My family had a wonderful day of fishing with Captain Monty! My husband and I took our three children and my dad fishing, and...
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Christopher S.
Winder, GA
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Half Day trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Marzo 20, 2020
My daughters and I had an excellent time with Captain Monty and Trey. We caught some fish and did well for the time of year...
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Steven T.
Chester, South Carolina
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12 Hour Gulf Stream Trip

VERIFIED   Octubre 19, 2019
Had a great and productive day considering we did not make it all the way to the Gulf Stream due to a cold front arriving in...
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