FAQ Fishing Charters

Have a question or want to learn more about what to expect on your charter? Check out our frequently asked questions!  Below is a list of our FAQ Fishing Charters, so customers can know what to expect before they show up.  If your question is not answered below, please contact Al’s Gal owner, Stuart Foreman, and he’ll be glad to help: 910-231-9353 or Stforeman11@gmail.com

We have a lot of questions asked about our charter boat, because for some people, they’ve never been offshore fishing.  Our fishing charters have taken 20,000+ people offshore fishing, so please don’t be hesitant.  We put together this fun charter boat tour video to help give folks a good idea on how our boat is laid out.  Another popular question is where the boat is located.  The bottom of this page is dedicated to help folks find our charter boat.

We wake up bright and early every morning with anticipation of making customers happy.  We enjoy what we do, because it is very rewarding to see our customers smile.  If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate reaching out to us.  We are here to help!  Our crew has a lot of experience and love to take folks fishing.

FAQ Fishing Charters

This is the hardest question to answer, because weather on the Outer Banks can change quickly.  Oregon Inlet Captains reserve the right to cancel charters based on weather conditions.  We try our best to cancel as early as possible, because we understand that each party’s travel plans our different.

We’ve provided this charter weather forecast link to help our charters understand how we gather weather information.  This is a forecast from the general area that we typically fish.  This forecast is based upon multiple variables including wind, wave height, and wave period.  Our general rule is we DO NOT FISH IN DARK PURPLE.  Red and Orange forecasts are fishable, but not recommended for children, elders, novices, and those prone to getting seasick.

When you turn on Oregon Inlet Road, hang a left just after the median. Continue South and then hang a right at the fuel dock. The Fishing Center Building will be on your right hand side. Our slip is just past the building, but on the opposite side of the parking lot. You can park left or right of the parking lot. If you’re standing on the steps of the Fishing Center, our boat is about 1-2 o’clock. We’ll be sitting proud within slip #12.

The physical address to the fishing center is:

8770 Oregon Inlet Road, Nags Head – NC 27959

Some mapping programs will find us:

98 NC Highway 12 South, Nags Head – NC 27959

We supply all of your fishing equipment and licenses.  Just basically take what you would bring to the beach.  Food, Beverages, Sunglasses, Sunscreen, Cooler, Medications/Motion Sickness, Tip for the Mate.

The type and quantity of fish caught will depend upon the type of charter, time of year, weather and sea conditions. While there are no guarantees on type and number of fish, our Captains do their best to maximize your time on the water. The table below will give you an idea of what is traditionally caught throughout the year.

Seasonality Chart

Species

Peak Months

Activity Range

Comments

Blue Marlin

June – September

March – November

The Atlantic Ocean’s premier gamefish. Many are caught each year in excess of 700 pounds.

White Marlin

July – October

March – November

These acrobatic marlin are caught frequently off our coast with multiple hookups occuring often.

Sailfish

May – October

March – November

This spectacular billfish is highly prized as a mount. Mounts can be obtained without killing the fish.

Yellowfin Tuna

September – May

Year-Round

These hard fighters are excellent table fare and are a year-round resident of our waters.

Dolphin

June – September

March – November

One of the most beautiful of all gamefish and delicious with a firm, white, flaky meat.

Wahoo

June – September

March – November

These speedy gamefish grow to great sizes off our coast and are excellent when grilled.

Please don’t blame Mick for a bad day of fishing. That’s why it’s called fishing and not catching. Mick works incredibly hard each season before the first charter steps on the boat. He spends a lot of time maintaining the tackle and preparing for each fishing season. 15% gratuity is appreciated, but if you feel that Mick went the extra mile, 20% gratuity would mean a lot to him.

Our For-Hire Permit is licensed for 6 passengers. If you don’t have a group that big, you’re welcome to take advantage of our “Makeup Trips”.  A makeup group is put together by us or the fishing center and allows you to partner up with other small groups to split the costs.

We like for at least 1/2 of the boat to be booked before we block out a specific date.  We can then easily add on 1, 2, or 3 other anglers to “make-up” a full 6-pack-charter.  We have a Facebook Group that is dedicated towards bringing small groups together for their fishing charter.

No. Our vessel is equipped with a “6-Pack” blanket license that covers charters up to 6 passengers. We also have appropriate permits that allow you to keep the fish you catch. Of course, we follow all local/state/federal guidelines for catching limits and sizes.

Oregon Inlet Fishing Center has a full-service fish cleaning crew. We leave the dock early, so we can get in early. This allows you to beat the crowd to the fish cleaner and avoid a long wait. The fishing center charges $.40 per pound of the pre-cleaned fish.

Captain Roger recommends that if you’re scared about getting sea-sick, start taking the seasickness medication the day before around noon and before you go to bed. Don’t take an entire pill, but maybe nibble at it. Also don’t exceed the medication’s label recommendation. Doing this allows you to get a good night’s rest. In the morning you can continue to nibble at it as you feel necessary. If you wait until the morning to take the recommended dosage, you’re likely to sleep or be droisy all day. Some folks also have great success with the little motion sickness patches.