NEW FOR 2023 – BOOK OUR NEW 27 FT. SKIFF ON A 3-HR KID’S TRIP DESCRIBED BELOW
Follow Me Charters: Serving The Ocean Isle Beach Area Since 1992
*We pick up from the dock behind Sheffield’s Sonoco Station on Ocean Isle or possibly your private dock depending on location.*
We have an 8 ft. top on our Coastal 21 ft. boat and a wonderful 17 ft. top on our big new Coastal 27 ft. boat, providing tons of shade. We are the only inshore boats at Ocean Isle to offer a big top for shade and allow for more than 4 fishermen. Our Coastal boats have tons of space with a large beam so six folks can easily fish. Contact Captain Fred at 910-612-5343 or Captain Forest at 910-473-7219 or simply book online. We use the 21 ft. boat for 2 hr. charters, and the 27 ft. boat for 3 hr. charters; the 3 hr. charters range further and offer music, live well, etc. and offer more time for more variety of fish to be caught. (Limit is 6 passengers) See list below.
Kids (or kids-at-heart) Inland Fishing on the FOLLOW ME
3-Hour Kid’s Trip (7:00, 10:15, 1:30 and 4:45 start times daily)
We really enjoy taking groups of up to six persons on kid’s fishing trips. Our kid’s fishing trips (or kids-at-heart) focus on catching pinfish, croakers, pufferfish, perch, toadfish, ribbonfish, bonnethead sharks, pigfish, and spots in the Inland Waterway but we also sometimes catch, whitings, small black drum, red drum, trout, spadefish, and flounder but they are not the main target. Sometimes we catch little sharks, stingrays, moray eels, sea bass, grouper, snapper, and cobia. You just never know what you will bring up as the juveniles of many ocean fish spend their first few years in the backwaters. We generally leave the dock with a combination of 6 zebco’s and 6 small spinning reels and everyone casts their own rods and have an enjoyable time. This is a major distinguishing feature with Follow Me, you get to cast the rods and hold your rod at all times if desired and kid’s usually end up with great confidence being able to operate both zebco and spinning reels after the trip. We may even see dolphin in the waterway. It is not uncommon to catch 10 different species on this trip and in 2023 we have probably caught 30 different species in total on these trips. This skiff inshore trips do not go into the ocean although we may go near the inlet to the ocean. All fishing license, rods, tackle and bait are included and provided. The Captain will take off 50+ fish for you and bait all hooks, you just enjoy fishing. Forest and Fred stay rigged and ready to go fishing all the time. This trip is also great for kid’s-at-heart customers ages 3 to 103 who just want to to catch a bunch of fish and control your own rod. We can normally catch over 10 fish per person on the 2 hr. trip – not normally big fish keepers just constant small fish action, with big fish possibility – and even more on the 3 hr. trip on our new 27 ft. Coastal skiff that ranges further, even going up scenic Shallotte River when fishing is good in that area. Even grown men and women love fishing on our inshore kid’s trips.
The 3-hr trip is the same business model as the 2 hr. trip, EXCEPT THERE ARE SIX MAJOR UPGRADES IF YOU BOOK THE 3 hr. TRIP:
1) We go on the big 2023 year model 27 ft. Coastal which has a nice stereo system, live well, trolling motor, and a 17 ft. X 8 ft. TOP FOR SHADE
2) We have an extra hour to fish to catch more fish.
3) We run the boat further from the dock to more fishing spots, perhaps even up scenic Shallotte River
4) We offer the 27 ft. boat 3 hr. trip for booking online at three different start times daily (or call to book)
5) The big new 27 ft. boat with the new 200 hp Suzuki is faster than our 21 ft. boat; everyone likes speed
6) A few more and different rods are taken for larger fish but 90% of the business model remains focused on lots of action.
Most children age 5 and up are never ready to quit fishing, so the 3 hr. trip is a great option. Price $350 for up to 6 people, plus tip if you had a good time.
If you do not see a time slot for this trip to book online that fits your schedule, please call Fred or Forest (910-612-5343; 910-473-7219). We can likely fit you in depending on our schedule.
All trips include: bait, tackle, ice for fish, NC saltwater fishing licenses, 20 minutes of fish cleaning, and free bottled water and soft drinks. Be sure to bring your sunglasses, sunscreen (please no spray on, it makes the boat very slippery), hat, and what you wish to eat or drink (other than water and soft drinks). Tips are appreciated if you have a good time.
*** No fuel surcharges, no credit card processing fees, no captain’s fees, and no extra person charges ***
2-Hour Kid’s trip (12:30 start time) – same trip as described above but on 21 ft. boat and only one start time, 12:30 – 2 hrs is about the ideal time for children ages 2 to 4. Price $250 for up to 6 people, plus tip if you had a good time.
If the 27 is already rigged from a morning 3 hour trip and not in service during your time slot, I will likely surprise you with this boat for your 2 hour trip for the same price as the 21 foot boat.