We offer a variety of trips depending on the time of the year, fishing conditions, and your personal preferences. Full Day Offshore trips start at 5:00 am.  Full Day Cobia trips (May and June only) start at 6:00 am.



Duck season is still in full swing… we start fishing in February!



Half Day and Full Day trips on the Albemarle Sound and multiple tributaries are available. We use our 23 foot Maycraft for these trips to allow access into the shallower backwaters of our waterways. 2 fish over 18 inches per person per day is the keepable limit… everything else is catch and release. All light tackle gear and fly rods. Catching 30-50 fish a day is not uncommon… “School” size fish make this trip one of our favorites and most popular. We offer Half Day trips (with the option to extend), Full Day trips, and “Split” Full Day packages that include lodging with an afternoon trip the first day and a morning trip on the second day. Two limits of fish for you plus a night’s stay in our inland lodge (Fully restored 1850 farmhouse, 4 BR/2.5 BA, more information and pictures available on request). 4 person maximum, 3 recommended.

  • Half Day
    4 hours
  • Trip Extension
    $100 / hr
  • Full Day
    8 hours, no lodging
  • "Split" Full Day
    with 1 night lodging


The Fistful is located in Pirate’s Cove Marina in Manteo, NC for the the summer fishing season… come see us in slip 29!


Our Full Day Near-Shore COBIA trip is a specific trip offered ONLY in May and June (during our peak COBIA season). This trip is catered to our clientele that is interested in targeting this one particular species. Trips typically stay within sight of the beach but may roam 30 miles or more north or south depending on where the fish are.

  • Full Day Cobia
    $2,500 cash / $2,600 cc
    10+ hours


6 person maximum (USCG regulation)

Our Full Day Off-Shore trips travel all the way out to the Gulf Stream (35 miles or more) in search of deep water Billfish, Pelagics, etc… species such as BLUE MARLIN, WHITE MARLIN, SAILFISH, TUNA (Yellowfin, Blackfin, and BigEye), WAHOO, DOLPHIN (MAHI MAHI), SHARKS, BOTTOM FISH and MORE. These trips are hard core adventures and you never know what you will see out there!

  • Full Day
    $2,500 cash / $2,600 cc
    10+ hours



This is when the Fistful gets a much deserved rest and we switch gears to WATERFOWL hunting through January. We run all our hunts through our outfitting service: ALBEMARLE OUTFITTERS. Hunting season updates and pictures can be monitored through our facebook pages (Albemarle Outfitters and Fistful Sportfishing). We will be back to the fish in February!


We also offer sightseeing and nature tours, sunset cruises, and other trips customized to your specific needs and desires plus we have connections and relationships with other local charter captains – if we can’t match your needs with our boat – we can find someone who can. Just let us know what you are looking for… We love creating a trip that makes those memories you’ll never forget!