FAQ

Trips can be booked on line or over the phone. We do accept Venmo and a deposit is required to secure your trip. If you have any questions about the trips, you can call 252.269.7810

We love fishing with kids! We don’t recommend trips for people under age 8. If you have a fishing fanatic under the age of 8, with a good attention span, don’t hesitate to call us for advice. Remember, fishing with kids is about accommodating their comfort and attention span.

The captain will call to discuss the weather options with you when bad weather is predicted. We will make contact the night before or the morning of the trip to discuss options when the weather is bad, so please leave a contact phone number when booking a trip. Safety first. The captain makes the final weather call. When trips are weathered out and can not be rescheduled, a full refund of the deposit is given.

If a trip is cancelled for weather and can not be rescheduled, your deposit is refunded. All other cancellation situations and deposits refunds are the captain’s decision.

Bring appropriate clothing, sunglasses, raincoats and warm layers. Also bring food, snacks, drinks and sunscreen. Please pack light! We have some room for small coolers. There is also room for your tackle if you choose to bring your own.

All tackle is provided. Each boat has a big cooler filled with bottled water for you and ice for additional drinks you bring. An additional cooler with ice is provided for fish you wish to keep.

We take a maximum of four passengers — no more. Please do not show up for your trip with more than four people.

We do not clean fish, but OIFC has a fast and inexpensive cleaning service.

Half day trips start at 6:00 am and return by 10:30 am. Afternoon half day trips start at 12:00 pm and return by 4:30 pm. Full day trips start at 6:00 am and return to the dock at 12:30 pm. If you are fishing a half day, we recommend booking a morning trip as they are cooler and less wind. Afternoons can be hotter/windier and there is always a chance of thunderstorms. Afternoon fishing is still excellent, just with more weather challenges.

Your captain will discuss the best options before you leave the dock. If you have a preference or issues with seasickness, please let us know.

Backcountry is in the sound for shallow water species like speckled trout, bluefish, puppy drum, stripers and assorted bottom fish. Nearshore trips are in the ocean, usually along the beaches up to 8 miles off shore. When fishing the ocean, we target bluefish, spanish mackerel, cobia and other seasonal species. Nearshore fishing is dependent upon ocean and weather conditions.