Captain Bates Guide Service

Captain Bates Guide Service

108 Atlantic Beach Causeway, Atlantic Beach, NC, USA | (252) 888-4868

Eastern North Carolina’s premier fly fishing guide service. Depending on the season, we tailor our trips to ensure customers have the highest likelihood of catching fish. Whether you are looking for your first Trophy Drum, want to fish for sharks at night or just want a fun day learning from the best fisherman, we will make it happen! Our head guide, Andy Bates, is one of the region’s top guides and has decades of experience. If you want to go fishing in NC, we would love to be your guide! Our charter fishing adventure features sight fishing, fly fishing, and light tackle excitement for the whole family. From November to February Captain Bates specializes in guided trophy sea duck hunts on the open water of the Pamlico Sound and Neuse River of North Carolina. Enjoy beautiful sunrises over the water while hunting ducks like Black Scoter, Surf Scoter, Blue Bills and more! Captain Bates trips feature hunting from the roomy and comfortable float blind or the adrenaline-pumping “in your face action” of the Core Sound Layout boats!! Whether you’re looking for a trophy bird for your wall, or want to experience the thrill of open water hunting, the Crystal Coast of North Carolina is the place to be!