Tar-Pam Guide Service offers winter fishing charters on the lower Roanoke River and in the Western Albemarle Sound near Plymouth, N.C. from January through March. Fishing in the winter can be a fun and rewarding way to rid yourself of cabin fever and North Carolina’s mild temperatures create just the place for excellent winter fishing. During the winter months, vast stocks of striped bass congregate in the shallow waters of the western sound and the deeper river channels of the lower Roanoke, Eastmost, and Cashie Rivers. These stripers are many of same fish that travel to Weldon to spawn in April and May. The area is one of the most beautiful, natural, and remote areas of our state and is known as the “3 sisters”. It is host to some of the most amazing striped bass fishing anywhere and 100+ fish days are not uncommon. Get a jump start on some incredible Roanoke River striper fishing. Why wait til the spring when you can catch these fish before they get there!
3/4 Day 6-7 Hour: $500
Our 3/4 Day trips are 6-7 hour trips from 8:30 a.m. to at least 2:30 p.m. We will be meeting at the Shipyard Landing boat ramp off the Cashie River on the north end of the HWY 45 Bridge over the Roanoke/Eastmost/Cashie Rivers (see interactive Google Map below). The rate is $500 for the boat for the day. This is not a per person rate. (Max 3 anglers) If you feel the captain has worked hard for you and exhibited professionalism and a good attitude, it is customary to tip your captain 15-20% of the cost of the trip.
Deposit Policy: To confirm bookings, a $250 deposit is required within 7 days of booking the trip. Advanced bookings are encouraged because we get full. Trips booked within 2 weeks of the date of the trip must be paid in full to secure the reservation. Deposits are non-refundable but can be used as a credit for a rescheduled trip if canceled greater than 21 days before the trip. In case of cancellations due to inclement weather, the trip will be rescheduled to a later date.
A Paypal link is available on the homepage for you to make an online reservation and deposit. You may also mail a check to:
Tar-Pam Guide Service 107 Riley Place Washington, NC 27889
What We Provide for Your Trip: All tackle, equipment, and baits for fishing are provided. We have ample cooler space with ice for your drinks and snacks as well as separate cooler space with ice for your fish.
Fishing License: On any given day, we may be fishing in coastal and inland jurisdictional waters. 2 separate licenses are needed for each body of water (Inland and Coastal). You will need to purchase an INLAND FISHING LICENSE. The easiest way to purchase a license is to use the NC Wildlife Resource Commission’s online licensing system by clicking HERE or you can call 1-800-662-7137. When fishing in Coastal Waters, you will be covered under Tar-Pam Guide Service’s blanket coastal fishing license (CRFL) for charter vessels. If unsure, ask me and I will advise accordingly.
What You Should Bring: Since we will be fishing in the winter, a little preparation goes a long way. You will need to bring is your food and drink for the day and warm clothes including a toboggan, gloves, and windproof jacket or coat with insulating underlayers such as fleece. Dressing in layers is the best way to prepare, as the mid-day temperatures can get quite warm. If keeper season is in and you plan on keeping any fish, please bring a cooler to take your fish home.
Launch Location/Where to Meet: Shipyard Landing Boat Ramp 109 Shipyard Landing Rd. Windsor, NC 27983
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Suggested Lodging: The closest place to stay with quality accommodations is the Holiday Inn Express in Plymouth, which is about 10 minutes away. Click on the link below for more info:
Holiday Inn Express Plymouth 877-863-4780