Pamlico & Pungo River Light Tackle

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Tar-Pam Guide Service offers light tackle fishing trips on the Pamlico and Pungo Rivers for Speckled Trout, Redfish (Puppy Drum), and Flounder throughout the year.  These trips are excellent for light tackle enthusiasts who like to catch a variety of saltwater species in one outing.   We primarily use light action spinning tackle, but depending on the time of year and the conditions, we also target these species on fly tackle. Come catch a Pamlico River Grand Slam, which is 3 different species all in one day.  The beauty of fishing the Pamlico estuary is that sometimes you just don’t know what your next bite will be!  Fishing changes from year to year in the abundance of different species and the best location for fishing, so we follow the bite and fish a variety of locations up and down the river throughout the year.

A limit of Speckled Trout and some Stripers to Boot!

A limit of Speckled Trout and some Stripers to Boot!

1/2 Day: $400

Our half day trips are 4-5 hour trips beginning at 6:30 a.m. for the mornings and 12:30 p.m. for the afternoon trips.  Hours may fluctuate slightly depending on the bite and are subject to change depending on seasonal fishing conditions.  We strive to put you on the water during the best bite. The rate is $400 for the boat for the day.  This is not a per person rate. (Max 3 anglers)

3/4 Day:  $500

Our 3/4 Day trips are 6-7 hour trips beginning at 6:30 a.m.  Hours may fluctuate slightly depending on fishing conditions.  We strive to put you on the water during the best bite. The rate is $500 for the boat for the day.  This is not a per person rate. (Max 3 anglers)

Full Day:  $600

Our full day trip is an 8 plus hour trip beginning at 6:30 a.m.  Hours may fluctuate slightly depending on fishing conditions.  We strive to put you on the water during the best bite. The rate is $600 for the boat for the day.  This is not a per person rate. (Max 3 anglers)

Light Tackle Redfishing awaits you in the marshes of the lower Pamlico River

Light Tackle Redfishing awaits you in the marshes of the lower Pamlico River

Deposit Policy: To confirm bookings, a $250 deposit is required within 7 days of booking the trip. Deposits are non-refundable (except weather cancellations left solely to the discretion of the Capt. NOT THE CLIENT) but can be used as a credit for a rescheduled trip if canceled greater than 21 days before the trip. If the trip is cancelled less than 21 days before the trip, the deposit will be forfeited) In case of cancellations due to inclement weather, all efforts will be made to reschedule the trip and if that’s not a possibility, the deposit will be refunded.

A Paypal link is available on the homepage for you to make an online reservation and deposit. You may also mail a check made payable to Tar-Pam Guide Service to 105 Glebe Creek Landing Rd.  Bath, NC  27808.

What We Provide for Your Trip: All tackle, equipment, and baits for fishing are provided.  We have ample cooler space with ice for your drinks and snacks as well as separate cooler space with ice for your fish.

Fishing License:   On any given day, we may be fishing in coastal and inland jurisdictional waters.  2 separate licenses are needed for each body of water (Inland and Coastal). You will need to purchase an INLAND FISHING LICENSE.  The easiest way to purchase a license is to use the NC Wildlife Resource Commission’s online licensing system by clicking HERE or you can call 1-800-662-7137.  When fishing in Coastal Waters, you will be covered under Tar-Pam Guide Service’s blanket coastal fishing license (CRFL) for charter vessels.  If unsure, ask me and I will advise accordingly.

What To Bring:    All that you need to bring is your food and drink for the day, sun protection (sunglasses, hat, sunscreen), and appropriate clothing. A light rain jacket is recommended as well as a camera for some great fishing pictures.  If you plan on keeping fish, please bring a cooler with ice to take your fish home.

Suggested Lodging: The Washington/Bath/Belhaven area has a variety of accommodations within 15-30 minutes of where we will be fishing. Click on the links below for more info:

Hampton Inn (Washington) (252)940-4556

Bath Harbor Marina (Waterfront in Bath)  252-943-4650

Flower’s Landing (Waterfront on the Pungo River) 252-531-9855