Pamlico River Stripers

Striper Fishing in the Pamlico River is one of our most exciting fisheries. We can catch Pamlico River stripers using a variety of artificial baits; however, our specialty is catching these brutes on topwater. Anglers will consistently have shots on 25-30 inch stripers on topwater baits. Those fish range in size from approx. 7-15 pounds. There is nothing more exciting than watching a 10+ pound striper crash your topwater lure again and again. This fishery is one of my personal favorites, and highly recommended for anyone who like topwater fishing or just catching striped bass on light tackle in shallow water. We target and catch stripers year-round on the Pamlico River; however, peak fishing is during the spring (March-June) and fall (Sept-Nov).
Travis Leager from Raleigh with a Pamlico River Topwater Striper

Travis Leager from Raleigh with a Pamlico River Topwater Striper

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)

Capt. Richard with a 25 incher caught on top.

Capt. Richard with a 25 incher caught on top.

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