Capt Bobby Bourquin
"Let's Go Fishing"
Full Day-9 hours
Deposit for all Trips- $100
Half Day-6 hours
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Captain Bobby Bourquin
5:00am to 3:00pm or 5:00pm
We will take a trip stretching to the gulf stream, 50 to 60 miles offshore. Expect to catch Wahoo, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, King Mackerel, Sailfish, and Marlin. The combo trip can include a day of trolling in the gulf stream as well as bottom fishing for Red and Gag Grouper, Snappers, Black Sea Bass and Triggers.
5% Discount for Active & Retired Military
All rates are for up to 4 passengers. Price includes all bait, tackle, ice, and fish cleaning.
A $100 deposit is required for all charters. Refundable if you cancel within two weeks or if Capt. Bob cancels due to bad weather. If possible we can reschedule for better day.
Tips are appreciated (15% to 20%)
Fully Licensed and Insured
Prices are subject to change
What you need to bring
Sunscreen, sunglasses, and hat. Lunch, snacks, and drinks. Camera, video recorder, favorite CD's, and iPod. Soft sole shoes and comfortable clothing. Baggies or swim suit and a towel. It can get hot out there and you might want to cool off with the fresh or saltwater wash down! Bring a cooler to keep in your vehicle so you can take home your catch.
Out of state and NC residents need to have a State Coastal Recreational Fishing License
Full Day Gulf Stream or Full Day Combo-10 to 12 hours
We start this day an hour early because we have a longer boat ride to get to the the warm and beautiful blue waters of the gulf stream. This day is spent trolling ballyhoo and lures on 25, 30, and 50 lb. stand up tackle. We usually start fishing in about 130 to 150 foot of water and troll to find temperature breaks and eddies or rip's that hold concentrations of baitfish. This is normally where we will catch Wahoo, Kings, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and Sailfish. You may even raise a Blue or White Marlin. If your desire is to have a shot at a Marlin we would typically troll offshore to 50 to 100 fathoms of water and deploy larger baits or lures with 50 and 80 lb. tackle. With the combo trip we can also anchor up in the 130 to 150 foot of water range to target Red and Gag Grouper, Snapper, Black Sea Bass and Triggers. This is a long day of fishing and best suited for those that are truly up for a full day of fishing and adventure.
The events of this trip are the same as the half day and can have the option of anchoring up on some live bottom to do some bottom fishing and still fish live baits on float rigs and if we have a breeze, will also deploy the kite to get the baits further away from the boat. You can also decide if you want to extend a half day morning trip into a full day as long as there is not a scheduled afternoon trip.
We start the day with Capt. Bob catching menhaden ,aka pogies, with a large cast net in the inter coastal waterway and then head to the ocean seeing the morning sunrise. We aslo will stop at offshore bouys that attract bait fish like cigar minnows and spanish sardines. You get to catch the baitfish using light spinning tackle using sabiki rigs, a rig that consists of 5 or 6 small hooks. Then we will take our freshly caught bait to catch the big fish, using 15 lb. and 20 lb. live bait stand up tackle. If live bait is hard to find we will use dead cigar minnows. This is a great trip for the family or children. The morning trip gets you back at lunch and still gives you a chance to go hang out at the beach, take a swim, and prepare your freshly caught fish for a wonderful dinner, or if you want to sleep in and take the afternoon trip, it gives you a chance to catch the "afternoon bite" and watch the sun go down in the western sky!
6:00am to 12:00pm or 1:00pm to 7:00pm
A near-shore trip, typically fished within 5-20 miles of the beach. Expect to catch King/Spanish Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Cobia, Amberjack, Sailfish, Black Sea Bass, and Grouper.
6:00am to 3:00pm
A near to offshore trip, usually fished anywhere from 5-30 miles of the beach. Expect to catch King/Spanish Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Cobia, Amberjack, Sailfish, Black Sea Bass, and Grouper.