Welcome to Captain Bates Guide Service - your ultimate destination for thrilling fishing charters and duck hunting expeditions along the stunning waters of Atlantic Beach, Morehead City, Cape Lookout, Oriental, New Bern, Harkers Island, Beaufort, and the Neuse River in North Carolina. With a wealth of expertise, state-of-the-art equipment, and personalized teaching techniques, Captain Bates ensures unforgettable experiences tailored to your skill level. Unleash your inner angler or ace hunter – while learning new techniques and having some laughs and memories that last a lifetime.
Captain Andy Bates, a seasoned outdoorsman, leads Captain Bates Guide Service with 20 years of experience in fishing and waterfowl hunting in the North Carolina waters. His adventures started at an early age, cultivating his expertise as a dedicated North Carolina waterman since 2003. Captain Andy's adaptability, instructional skill, and commitment to creating memorable experiences enrich each expedition for all skill levels. Embark with Captain Bates for a day filled with learning, laughter, and cherished memories as he expertly navigates nature's bounty.
Captain Bates Guide Service specializes in various angling techniques, including sight fishing, fly fishing, and light tackle casting. Captain Andy uses his vast experience to utilize many diverse methods, such as trolling, jigging, and live bait, to maximize your chances of a successful catch. Employing techniques like popping corks, artificial lures, and flies, you can master topwater throwing, slow fishing light jigs and unlock the secrets of prolific angling. With Captain Andy, you can expect a memorable fishing adventure full of different techniques and impressive catches.
Captain Bates Guide Service targets a diverse range of impressive fish species, including prized Trophy Red Drum, elusive Speckled Trout, and tasty Flounder. Expect adrenaline-filled encounters with ferocious False Albacore, King and Spanish Mackerel, aggressive Chopper Bluefish, and a trio of formidable sharks – Blacktips, Sharpnose, and Spinner Sharks.
Captain Bates Guide Service offers a variety of exciting charter options, perfect for adventure-seekers and anglers of all experience levels. Choose between Morning or Afternoon Half Day Inshore trips, or explore vibrant Nearshore waters with Half Day (Morning, Mid-Day or Evening) or 3/4 Day excursions. For a thrilling challenge, embark on a Trophy Drum adventure with Half Day or Full Day options. Complete your nautical expedition with a heart-pumping Shark Evening trip guided by the experienced Captain Bates.
For the duck hunter Captain Bates Guide Service offers exhilarating sea duck hunting on North Carolina's breathtaking Pamlico Sound and Neuse River. Acquire prized Black Scoter, Surf Scoter, and Blue Bills amidst enchanting sunrises. Opt for the spacious float blind or heart-pounding Core Sound Layout boats, and navigate Atlantic Beach, Morehead City, Oriental, New Bern, and Beaufort. Whether seeking a wall adornment or the thrill of open water hunting, indulge in the perfect adventure with Captain Bates.
Experience the ultimate Captain Bates Guide Service, where exceptional fishing and duck hunting excursions await on North Carolina's pristine waters. Our skilled guides, state-of-the-art equipment and unmatched local knowledge, make it an unparalleled adventure for avid anglers and first-timers alike. Uncover hidden fishing hotspots, and master innovative techniques, as you soak in the captivating scenery. Create unforgettable memories and catch the finest fish that Atlantic Beach, Morehead City, and beyond have to offer.