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Katfish Kayak and Fishing Adventures

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Hampstead NC

Phillip Loughlin, Captain at Katfish Kayak and Fishing Adventures

Explore the waters off Hampstead North Carolina for a premier sportfishing experience with Katfish Kayak and Fishing Adventures. Explore inshore, nearshore, or offshore and target many different species while enjoying the beautiful natural sights this area offers. Captain Phillip Loughlin has fished these waters for over 40 years, and will be your host to deliver a great fishing experience for everyone in your group.


Charter fishing trips run on Captain Phillip's 2018, 23’ Parker boat that can accommodate up to 4 anglers. Powered by a 300 HPowered P Yamaha engine he'll get you to the fishing grounds quickly, with a cruising speed of 35 knots, and with top quality GPS, radar, and fishfinder systems he'll get you to the right spot with complete safety. There’s an onboard live well you can use to store your bait, and coolers for drinks throughout the trip.


All the fishing gear will be waiting for you when you arrive on the boat. Captain Phillip provides you with rods, reels, tackle, as well as live bait and lures. You will want to make sure you have your NC Coastal Recreational Fishing License (CRFL), as well as a cooler with some drinks and snacks for lunch in case you get hungry. Sun screen, a hat, and of course your camera will complete the outfit.


Aside from traditional charter fishing, Captain Phillip also offers customizable and flexible mothership kayak fishing trips. He can take you to those places you always wanted to fish which are just too far to paddle to. This is a unique service where you bring your own kayak and fishing gear, board the mothership, and let the crew take you where you want to go. As kayak trips are not guided, you need to be an experienced kayak angler, able to handle your boat and your gear in open-water conditions. These kayak trips can accommodate up to 3 anglers.


The fish targeted on this charter vary by season, and you can pick a trip that fits your fishing style and technique. If you’re up for some shallow-water action, species such as Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, Red & Black Drum, Flounder, Speckled Trout and others are available. For those who prefer the deep blue, you can go after King and Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, Amberjack, Mahi Mahi, even a Sailfish if you come across one.


Book your next adventure with Katfish Kayak and Fishing Adventures and spend a day full of fishing excitement surrounded by the beauty of the North Carolina coast and waterways.

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Katfish Kayak and Fishing Adventures Gulfstream Fishing Charters | 12 Hour Charter Trip fishing Offshore

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Gulfstream Fishing Charters | 12 Hour Charter Trip

Topsail Beach, NC

Fishing - Offshore

Targeted Fish Species: Atlantic Sailfish Blackfin Tuna King Mackerel Mahi Mahi or Common Dolphinfish Wahoo Fish

This is our longest trip, contingent upon favorable weather and sea conditions. Running beyond 50 miles, we'll target the edges of the Gulf Stream for big fish, where even Sailfish are possible! Ideal for smaller groups of 2-3 fishermen, this adventure promises thrilling deep-sea fishing action. Don't miss the chance to embark on this exhilarating journey to reel in trophy catches in the Gulf Stream. Book your trip today and prepare for an unforgettable fishing experience with Katfish Kayak and Fishing Adventures!

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Katfish Kayak and Fishing Adventures Gulfstream Fishing Charters | 12 Hour Charter Trip fishing Offshore

Gulfstream Fishing Charters | 12 Hour Charter Trip

Topsail Beach, NC

Offshore

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Katfish Kayak and Fishing Adventures Fishing Charters In Topsail NC | 10 Hour Charter Trip fishing Offshore

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Fishing Charters In Topsail NC | 10 Hour Charter Trip

Topsail Beach, NC

Fishing - Offshore

Targeted Fish Species: African Pompano Gag Grouper Hogfish King Mackerel Mahi Mahi or Common Dolphinfish

This is a special trip, the greatest highlight for any kayak fisherman. The mothership allows you to go kayak fishing right in the shadow of the Frying Pan Tower, a former light tower converted to a unique B&B. Fish for pelagics with one line, and bottom fish with the other. The Frying Pan Shoals provide a variety of fishing habitat from rocky shallows to shipwrecks, to deepwater ledges. Because of the long ride there and back, and to provide the most comfort to our anglers, this trip is limited to two kayaks. Kayaks and gear are not provided. Secure your slot now!

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Katfish Kayak and Fishing Adventures Fishing Charters In Topsail NC | 10 Hour Charter Trip fishing Offshore

Fishing Charters In Topsail NC | 10 Hour Charter Trip

Topsail Beach, NC

Offshore

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Katfish Kayak and Fishing Adventures Gulf Stream Fishing NC | 10 Hour Charter Trip fishing Offshore

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Gulf Stream Fishing NC | 10 Hour Charter Trip

Topsail Beach, NC

Fishing - Offshore

Targeted Fish Species: Atlantic Sailfish King Mackerel Mahi Mahi or Common Dolphinfish

Prepare for the ultimate fishing adventure with Katfish Kayak and Fishing Adventures! Join us on an offshore excursion tailored for the hardcore fisherman, weather and seas permitting. This thrilling trip will take you 25 to 40 miles out in search of the warm, blue waters of the Gulf Stream. Experience the exhilaration of chasing Mahi Mahi, King Mackerel, and possibly even Sailfish in their natural habitat. While it's a long day, the rewards of this epic fishing experience are truly satisfying. Book your trip now and embark on a fishing adventure of a lifetime!

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Katfish Kayak and Fishing Adventures Gulf Stream Fishing NC | 10 Hour Charter Trip fishing Offshore

Gulf Stream Fishing NC | 10 Hour Charter Trip

Topsail Beach, NC

Offshore

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Katfish Kayak and Fishing Adventures North Carolina Fishing Charters | 6 Hour Charter Trip fishing Offshore

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North Carolina Fishing Charters | 6 Hour Charter Trip

Topsail Beach, NC

Fishing - Offshore

Targeted Fish Species: Atlantic Bonito Bluefish Cobia King Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Join us on our most popular trip, perfect for families and groups of up to 4 fishermen! This traditional trolling charter offers a great opportunity to target nearshore species like Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, King Mackerel, and Cobia, all within sight of land. Trips range from just off the beach to as far as 10 miles out, weather permitting. Whether you prefer a morning or afternoon departure, this trip promises a memorable fishing experience for all. Book now and enjoy a fantastic day of fishing with Katfish Kayak and Fishing Adventures!

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Katfish Kayak and Fishing Adventures North Carolina Fishing Charters | 6 Hour Charter Trip fishing Offshore

North Carolina Fishing Charters | 6 Hour Charter Trip

Topsail Beach, NC

Offshore

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Katfish Kayak and Fishing Adventures NC Charter Fishing | 6 To 10 Hour Charter Trip fishing Offshore

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NC Charter Fishing | 6 To 10 Hour Charter Trip

Topsail Beach, NC

Fishing - Offshore

Targeted Fish Species: Greater Amberjack King Mackerel Little Tunny Mahi Mahi or Common Dolphinfish Spanish Mackerel

Join us on our Kayak Mothership Trip, designed for the more experienced kayak fisherman! This adventure offers the opportunity to venture outside the breakers for bigger fish. Offshore, you'll pursue Spanish and King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, Albacore, and various bottom species. Please note that kayaks and gear are not provided for this trip. Don't miss this chance to take your kayak fishing skills to the next level. Reserve your spot now for an unforgettable offshore kayak fishing experience with Katfish Kayak and Fishing Adventures!

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Katfish Kayak and Fishing Adventures NC Charter Fishing | 6 To 10 Hour Charter Trip fishing Offshore

NC Charter Fishing | 6 To 10 Hour Charter Trip

Topsail Beach, NC

Offshore

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Katfish Kayak and Fishing Adventures North Carolina Fishing Charters | 6 Hour Charter Trip fishing Inshore

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North Carolina Fishing Charters | 6 Hour Charter Trip

Topsail Beach, NC

Fishing - Inshore

Targeted Fish Species: Redfish Sea Trout Sheepshead Summer Flounder

Join us for a unique day of inshore kayak fishing from the mothership with Katfish Kayak! This special trip allows you to cover more ground and explore further in search of inshore species like Red Drum, Flounder, Trout, and Sheepshead. Designed for a maximum of 3 kayaks, bring your own and prepare for an adventure like no other. Don't miss this opportunity to experience the thrill of inshore kayak fishing in Topsail Beach, NC, with Katfish Kayak. Book your trip now and create unforgettable memories on the water with Katfish Kayak!

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Katfish Kayak and Fishing Adventures North Carolina Fishing Charters | 6 Hour Charter Trip fishing Inshore

North Carolina Fishing Charters | 6 Hour Charter Trip

Topsail Beach, NC

Inshore

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Katfish Kayak and Fishing Adventures North Carolina Fishing Charter | 3 Hour Children Charter Trip fishing Inshore

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North Carolina Fishing Charter | 3 Hour Children Charter Trip

Topsail Beach, NC

Fishing - Inshore

Targeted Fish Species: Black Sea Bass Bluefish Pinfish Spanish Mackerel Summer Flounder

Introducing our Kids' Fun Fishing Trip, a 3-hour trip tailored for the little ones who may not be ready for a full day on the ocean or rough seas. This trip is designed with kids in mind, focusing on their enjoyment and safety. Our goal isn't to fill the cooler or chase trophy sportfish; it's all about creating a memorable experience for your children. For our youngest anglers, we recommend picking up a PFD that fits comfortably, as kids under 12 are required to wear. Treat your kids to a fun-filled fishing adventure with Katfish Kayak and Fishing Adventures—book your Kids' Fun Fishing Trip!

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Katfish Kayak and Fishing Adventures North Carolina Fishing Charter | 3 Hour Children Charter Trip fishing Inshore

North Carolina Fishing Charter | 3 Hour Children Charter Trip

Topsail Beach, NC

Inshore

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Katfish Kayak and Fishing Adventures Fishing Charters North Carolina | 8 Hour Charter Trip fishing Offshore

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Fishing Charters North Carolina | 8 Hour Charter Trip

Topsail Beach, NC

Fishing - Offshore

Targeted Fish Species: Cobia Greater Amberjack King Mackerel Mahi Mahi or Common Dolphinfish Spanish Mackerel

Experience the extended range of our half-day trip with the 3/4 day trip, offering a balance between time on the water and the offshore adventure. This trip typically begins nearshore early, then moves offshore to find fish as the day warms up. It's the perfect opportunity to explore waters beyond the 25-mile range, ensuring you have the best chance of hooking into some exciting catches. Join us for a 3/4 day trip and enjoy a fulfilling day of fishing with Katfish Kayak and Fishing Adventures! Reserve your spot now for an unforgettable experience.

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Katfish Kayak and Fishing Adventures Fishing Charters North Carolina | 8 Hour Charter Trip fishing Offshore

Fishing Charters North Carolina | 8 Hour Charter Trip

Topsail Beach, NC

Offshore

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Katfish Kayak and Fishing Adventures Hampstead Custom Fishing Trip fishing Offshore

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Hampstead Custom Fishing Trip

Topsail Beach, NC

Fishing - Offshore

Looking for a unique adventure? Let us customize a trip to your desires at Katfish Kayak and Fishing Adventures! Whether you're looking for a quick trip to wet a line, a serene sunset cruise along the Intracoastal Waterway, or a scenic run on the Cape Fear River to downtown Wilmington or Southport, we can make it happen. We offer flexible hourly rates or convenient package deals, so all you have to do is show up and enjoy the experience. Give us a call today to discuss your ideal trip and let us create an unforgettable adventure just for you!

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Hampstead Custom Fishing Trip

Topsail Beach, NC

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July 23, 2024

Captain Phillip was knowledgeable and experienced in the sport he knows the areas that we fish willing to share his knowledge very friendly and great guy to be guided by

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July 23, 2024

Captain Phillip put us on a sailfish with no crew. Plus some Mahi for dinner. One of our favorite captains.

July 23, 2024

Captain Mike was awesome. Went out for a half day with my three kids. We were catching fish all day. .We'll go back and book Katfish Kayak again!

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July 23, 2024

Had a great time. Captain Phillip was awesome.

July 23, 2024

Everyone were accommodating, the crew weresuper fun to be around! Took us to a couple different spots to fish and even jumped in the water and swam around for a little bit! Overall a ton of fun and kept everyone safe!

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July 23, 2024

CAPT Phillip was all out flexible, helpful, and knowledgeable. We had the best time out there and had enough fish to feed several people! Awesome time and highly recommend this charter.

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