Blue Heron Guide Service

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It’s time to plan your Hampstead, NC fishing trip! Why book with Blue Heron Guide Service? Led by a Captain that’s been fishing since he was 6 years old? Check. Patient, friendly environment on board? Check. Local knowledge and a top of the line boat? Check! Captain Jim Hardy will be at the helm...
It’s time to plan your Hampstead, NC fishing trip! Why book with Blue Heron Guide Service? Led by a Captain that’s been fishing since he was 6 years old? Check. Patient, friendly environment on board? Check. Local knowledge and a top of the line boat? Check! Captain Jim Hardy will be at the helm as you shove off the dock to take advantage of the incredible fishery that is Hampstead, NC. Throughout the year Captain Jim will have you fishing for Bluefish, Flounder, Black Drum, King Mackerel, Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, Seatrout, Bluefish, and more! All legal fish are heading back to the dock with you. Captain Jim will help you identify every catch to ensure it’s of legal sizing and seasonal requirements. Any fish caught under sized or out of season will be safely released! Book your family friendly Hampstead, NC fishing charter today… Captain Jim Hardy and the Blue Heron Guide Service team are excited to meet you!

Popular Features:

  • Fishing License Included
  • Fishing Tackle Included
  • First Mate
  • Fishing Trips with Blue Heron Guide Service start at: $450.00

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  • Your Captain will provide:

    • Fishing License
    • Fresh or Live Bait
    • Lures
    • Rods Reels Terminal Tackle
    • Digital Photos

    You’ll need to bring drinks (no glass bottles), snacks, weather appropriate clothing, sunglasses, sunscreen, etc.

  • Weather cancellations are at your Captain’s discretion, your safety is their number one priority! You will receive a refund for any weather cancellation, or you can choose to reschedule your trip for a different date.

  • 579 Lewis Rd Hampstead, NC

    • Black Drum
    • Bonito
    • Flounder
    • Little Tunny (False Albacore)
    • King Mackerel
    • Bluefish
    • Redfish
    • Spotted Seatrout
    Your Captain will have you targeting the species biting most frequently on the days leading up to your trip!

Trips:

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3/4 Day Trip- Inshore

$750.00

Price includes up to 4 guests

+$80.00 per additional guest, max 6 guests

8:00am - 2:00pm EST (6 hours)
Deposit refundable up to 3 Days before the trip
Trip Details

Fall is upon us and you will be targeting inshore species such as Red Drum, Speckled Trout, and Flounder in and around the Topsail Island area. Options include using artificial lures, live bait, and cut bait. The Captain typically uses a combination based on the circumstances and your preference. This trip is designed for more hardcore anglers who want that extra time out there to chase fish. Some folks put their rods away this time of year, but some of the best fishing in this area occurs in October, November, and even December!

Half Day Trip (AM)

$450.00

Price includes up to 4 guests

+$60.00 per additional guest, max 6 guests

8:00am - 12:00pm EST (4 hours)
Deposit refundable up to 3 Days before the trip
Trip Details

Fall is upon us and you will be targeting inshore species such as Red Drum, Speckled Trout, and Flounder in and around the Topsail Island area. Options include using artificial lures, live bait, and cut bait. The Captain typically uses a combination based on the circumstances and your preference. Some folks put their rods away this time of year, but some of the best fishing in this area occurs in October, November, and even December!

Half Day Trip (PM)

$450.00

Price includes up to 4 guests

+$60.00 per additional guest, max 6 guests

1:00pm - 5:00pm EST (4 hours)
Deposit refundable up to 3 Days before the trip
Trip Details

Fall is upon us and you will be targeting inshore species such as Red Drum, Speckled Trout, and Flounder in and around the Topsail Island area. Options include using artificial lures, live bait, and cut bait. The Captain typically uses a combination based on the circumstances and your preference. Some folks put their rods away this time of year, but some of the best fishing in this area occurs in October, November, and even December!

Half Day Trip- Nearshore

$450.00

Offered 10/10/24 - 11/30/24

Price includes up to 4 guests

+$90.00 per additional guest, max 5 guests

8:00am - 12:00pm EST (4 hours)
Deposit refundable up to 3 Days before the trip
Trip Details

Fall is upon us and that means the false albacore, Spanish mackerel and king mackerel are in the neighborhood. This nearshore trip is designed for pelagic species enthusiasts who want to hunt these speed demons in open ocean water. We typically will be within three miles of land hunting for schools using a combination of trolling, sight casting and jigging methods. This trip is dependent upon weather and tidal conditions at the Captain’s discretion. My crew’s safety is my top priority! Some folks put their rods away this time of year, but some of the best fishing in this area occurs in October, November, and even December!

3/4 Day Trip- Inshore/Nearshore

$700.00

Offered 10/10/24 - 11/30/24

Price includes up to 4 guests

+$80.00 per additional guest, max 5 guests

8:00am - 2:00pm EST (6 hours)
Deposit refundable up to 3 Days before the trip
Trip Details

Fall is upon us and you will be targeting inshore species such as Red Drum, Speckled Trout, and Flounder in and around the Topsail Island area. Weather permitting, we can also venture out into the nearby ocean and hunt for false albacore, Spanish mackerel and king mackerel. This trip gives you the opportunity to target a combination of both inshore and nearshore species or additional time to really focus on the target fish of your choice ! Options include using artificial lures, live bait, and cut bait. The Captain typically uses a combination based on the circumstances and your preference. Some folks put their rods away this time of year, but some of the best fishing in this area occurs in October, November, and even December!
Customer Reviews
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Half Day Trip (AM)
Memories for a lifetime. I can not thank Jim enough for the experiences he provided during our time. We will be back.
Memories for a lifetime. I can not thank Jim enough for the experiences he provided during our time. We will be back.
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Half Day Trip (PM)
From the booking until the trip Jim kept in touch confirming and instructing us ahead of time. Well prepared and had a very nice trip. 7 fish. Great captain.
From the booking until the trip Jim kept in touch confirming and instructing us ahead of time. Well prepared and had a very nice trip. 7 fish. Great captain.
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Half Day trip (PM)
The weather did not want to cooperate !! However , since we were down for the week. Our schedule was pretty flexible. The Capt stayed in contact with me daily with possible times to fish and the weather broke for several hours which allowed us to go out. We had and excellent time ! Thank you Blue Herron Guide Service
The weather did not want to cooperate !! However , since we were down for the week. Our schedule was pretty flexible. The Capt stayed in contact with me daily with possible times to fish and the weather broke for several hours which allowed us to go out. We had and excellent time ! Thank you Blue Herron Guide Service
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Additional Features:

  • Saftey Equipment

  • Life Jackets
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • First-aid Equipment
  • Cpr-trained Crew
  • Epirb
  • Flares
  • Vhf Radio
  • Navigation

  • Gps
  • Fish Finder
  • Price Includes

  • Fishing License
  • Fresh Or Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Rods Reels Terminal Tackle
  • Digital Photos
  • First Mate

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