Ben and his boys from Dallas, NC had the chance to get in on some of the tailing Redfish and were also rewarded with a nice Flounder to round out the evening dinner. The fishing for Redfish and Flounder will only be getting better in the coming months with September, October and November being prime times to fish the lower CFR area. Reel Busy Fishing Charters, also known as Fishing 101 Charters and Oak Island Charter fishing, is ready up for the new year.
In addition to providing you with the perfect low costing Southport fishing charter, Capt Steve will supply all the necessary rod and reels, tackle, bait, ice, and fishing licenses while onboard the Reel Busy.
Capt Steve will guide you through the many bodies of water around the Oak Island area, including the Southport, Oak Island, Lockwood Folly River, and Cape Fear River, and throughout the Intracoastal Waterway.
The Reel Busy Fishing Charters is a family friendly charter boat with Captain Steve Keifer.
Wilmington has one of the BEST Brackish Water Fisheries in the State via the Cape Fear River!
Note: This fishery is available as an option for our Carolina Beach Charters as well due to the accessibility of the Cape Fear River using Snows Cut!

Recent trips have produced good catches of Redfish on Topwater plugs, DOA paddle tails and Gulp Shrimp.
We have gone to a 23 ft Tidewater Bay boat for nearshore and now a better experience in the backwaters of Oak Island and Southport NC areas. The Cape Fear River Headwaters begin in the Piedmont of NC and flow out to the Atlantic Ocean between Baldhead Island and Southport. The recent new moon and onshore winds produced some extra high tides flooding the mashes and presenting excellent opportunities to sight cast to tailing Redfish.
We offer family trips, friends and wedding parties, and corporate outings and real estate searching.
A favorite fishery among many of the Wilmington locals, the Cape Fear River routinely gives up limits of Red Drum, Flounder, Speckled Trout and Striped Bass (aka Stripers)!
The unique complexity of the water in the Cape Fear River (turbidity, salinity and differing levels of clarity) allow for an endless quest for what YOU want to catch next! Trev fishes from the Mouth of the Cape Fear around Baldhead Island and Southport in search of BIG Flounder and Red Drum all the way up past Down Town Wilmington in search of Big Striped Bass.

We strive to put safety first and make sure you and your crew have a very enjoyable adventure. Trev has fished the Cape Fear River since his early years and built on his knowledge of these waters through Internships and Work-Studies with the North Carolina Department of Marine Fisheries.
The backwater bays of Fort Fisher at times offer schools of Red Drum by the hundreds which are easily caught by sight casting artificial baits and can really provide some non-stop fishing action. We fish a 22 foot Tidewater bay boat that is a dry safe ride, powered with a new Yamaha 150 to get us to the local fishing holes of Oak Island, Southport, Bald Head Island, and other rivers as well as the ICW. Geographically, the Cape Fear River contains numerous wetlands, sandbars, river cliffs, scarps, oxbows, flats, marshes, creeks, inlets, channels and backwaters. Trev will take you to his rarely fished backwater creeks and old shipping docks lining the Cape Fear in search of Monster Flounder and Black Drum as this estuary as a whole is teaming with life and Fishing Action!

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