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Nearshore and Offshore Fishing Trips

Dive into a world of diverse fishing experiences with LeverDrag. Choose your preferred style and target from a variety of species, including Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, King Mackerel, Great Barracuda, Amberjack, Mahi Mahi, and even the thrill of a Sailfish. Captain Joe, a seasoned fishing veteran, leads the way with expertise in trolling and a willingness to cater to various styles like light and heavy tackle, drift fishing, and spinning. Our charter ensures a hassle-free experience by providing all necessary fishing equipment. Join us for a customizable and exciting fishing adventure!

Fishing Trip Rates

*3.5%  Processing Fee if a Credit Card is used for payment ​


What to Expect on our Fishing Trips

4 hour Fishing Trips

1/2 Day trips we go out up to 5 miles nearshore to catch fish.  Those fish may include: Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, False Albacore, Atlantic Bonito (late April early May), sharks and possibly King Mackerel.

6 hour Fishing Trips

3/4 Day Trips we go out as far as 10 miles if needed to catch fish.Those fish may include: Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, False Albacore, Atlantic Bonito (late April early May), sharks, King Mackerel, and a slim chance of Mahi Mahi (Dolphin fish).

8 hour Fishing Trips

Full Day Trips we go out up to 23 miles offshore to catch fish. We fish for King Mackerel, Barracuda, Mahi Mahi (Dolphin fish), and a very slim chance for a Sailfish encounter.

All About Fishing

Experience hassle-free fishing! Enjoy complimentary fish cleaning and filleting services, along with an included fishing license.


We welcome anglers of all ages, and Captain Joe encourages young enthusiasts to join the adventure. Convenient hotel pickup is available, but we recommend reaching out to confirm pickup options from your specific location.


Contact Captain Joe and book now for a seamless and enjoyable fishing excursion! 910-386-3733

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What to Bring and FAQs

Anglers are advised to bring sunscreen, a long-sleeved shirt, and polarized sunglasses. Outriggers, downriggers, and a stocked live bait well are available on board, so you can focus on catching fish and reeling in the big ones!

See more Frequently Asked Questions below.

  • What are the trip rates for LeverDrag Charters?
    $450 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours) $450 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours) $750 per group - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours) $950 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • What types of fishing trips are offered?
    Nearshore Fishing (Half-Day and 3/4 Day Trips) Offshore Fishing (3/4 Day and Full Day Trips) All trips are in the ocean.
  • What is included in the price trip with LeverDrag?
    GPS Dual Garmin units Fishfinder Live Bait Well Ice Box Rods, reels & tackle Live Bait (menhaden or shad when ready available) Lures (frozen ballyhoo or cigar minows) Catch cleaning & filleting Fishing License
  • Am I guaranteed to catch fish?
    The short answer is no. Captain Joe's knowledge of the area, the best fishing spots and professional equipment are all helpful for a successful day on the water. However, when nature and maritime weather are involved, anything can happen.
  • What kind of fish can I catch?
    Barracuda (Great) Bluefish Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) King Mackerel (Kingfish) Little Tunny (False Albacore) Sailfish Shark (Hammerhead) Spanish Mackerel
  • What kind of fishing techniques can I expect?
    Light Tackle Heavy Tackle Trolling Spinning Drift Fishing Deep Sea Fishing
  • I've never been on a fishing charter, do I need a fishing lisence?
    A fishing license for all anglers on the boat is included in the price.
  • What else do I need to bring with me?
    All bait, tackle, and fishing rods are provided. You can bring snacks, drinks, and a small cooler. Space is limited on the boat so the cooler must not exceed 15" x 18" (often called a 12 pack cooler). Other things recommend are: sunscreen, dramamine (for motion sickness), sunglasses and a hat.
  • Is there a cancellation policy?
    All trips are reserved with a credit card deposit. Free cancellation with 7 days notice. The deposit is non-refundable within 7 days of the trip. We fish rain or shine. The only time we cancel is inclement weather with thunder or lightening or very rough conditions.
  • What forms of payment do you accept?
    Cash, Visa, or MasterCard Additional 3.5% for credit processing fees
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