Ahoy Boat Rentals Beaufort, NC 28512
Ahoy Boat Rentals Beaufort, NC 28516
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Fishin'

Q. Do we need a fishing license? How much does it cost? How long is it valid?

A. Yep, you can get a license at our shop at Town Creek Marina or call 888.248.6834. A license is just $10.00 per person for out-of-state visitors, and $5.00 for in-state residents (free for anyone under 16) plus a 2 dollar one-time processing fee. The license is good for 10 days.

Q. Are the fishing rental rates the same as regular rental rates?

A. Yes! Fishing rentals are the same. Call us for multi-day rental pricing. Now is the perfect time to book your fishing expedition!

Q. What if the weather stops us from fishing?

A. If bad weather prevents the boat from setting off, not only will you not pay for the day you can't take but you will still get any multi-day rental discount - even if you don't go out for the additional day.

Q. How do I find the up-to-date local fishing reports?

A. Local fishing reports that cover inshore fishing can be found at Chasin' Tails Outdoors and the Fisherman's Post. These fishing reports cover the entire Crystal Coast area, including Beaufort, Emerald Isle, Morehead City, Atlantic Beach, Shackleford Banks and Cape Lookout.

Q. What's the catch?

2015 Type Tackle Bait
Sept.
On the Hook:

Spot Croaker

Speckled Trout

Red Drum

Flounder

Bottom Rig

Live Rig

Carolina Rig

Founder Rig

Blood Worms

Live Bait (shrimp, finger mullet, mud minnow)

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Oct.
On the Hook:

Speckled Trout

Sea Mullet

Red Drum

Flounder

Live Rig

Live Rig

Carolina Rig

Flounder Rig

Live Bait (shrimp, finger mullet, mud minnow)

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Nov.
On the Hook:

Sea Mullet

Speckled Trout

Red Drum

Live Rig

Live Rig

Carolina Rig

Live Bait (shrimp, finger mullet, mud minnow)

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Dec., Jan., Feb.
On the Hook:

Speckled Trout

Live Rig

Live Bait (shrimp, finger mullet, mud minnow)

Q. How do I find the best fishing spots?

A. We will provide you with a local water chart with suggested fishing spots for Beaufort, Morehead City, Atlantic Beach, Emerald Isle, and Shackleford banks. For the best possible experience on the water, we also have guides available for a nominal fee that will show you the best spots to drop your line.

Q. Where can I find a reliable weather report?

A. The National Weather Service provides a detailed marine zone forecast.

Q. Where can we fish?

A. Fishing is available anywhere within the intercoastal waterway (ICW.) That includes: Beaufort, Morehead City, Atlantic Beach, Emerald Isle, Shackleford Banks and the surrounding areas.

Q. What about the tides?

A. Tide tables are readily available at our location. We also have this handy widget (right) so you can check the tides online.