Welcome to Hound Dog Fishing Charters!

Oak Island, North Carolina is home base for Hound Dog Fishing Charters and we can’t wait to show you around some of our favorite spots.

Captain Artie Phillips has been fishing for both fun and professionally for more than 30 years.  He is well versed in both fresh or saltwater fishing but these days inshore around Oak Island is where you’ll find him.

His 21-foot NauticStar 215 XTS is rigged and ready, so book your fishing adventure today and get ready to yell Fish On!

Wondering about the name Hound Dog Fishing Charters?  We couldn’t think of a more fitting one considering our hound dog Sammy just loves to be on the water with us.

Our Captain

Captain Artie Phillips has more than 30 years of both salt and freshwater fishing. He has competed as a professional in the Toyota Series and has more than 100 events under his belt with 17 top 10 finishes.

Our Boat

2018 NauticStar 215 XTS – 21’

The wider 98” beam of the 215 XTS makes a stable fishing platform and gets you in-and-out of those tight fishing spots. 3-across jump seats, 2-aerated livewells, 20 rod holders, built-in tackle storage and 2-insulated fish boxes are some of the “loaded out” features that make this our boat of choice.

Charter Locations

Charters available out of  Southport and Lockwood Folly River

Southport is a fishing town on the mainland near the mouth of the Cape Fear River.The main fish caught here are flounder, red drum and black drum. There are also occasional good runs of sheepshead and speckled trout. 

Lockwood Folly River is a short tidal river located between Oak Island and Holden Beach. Fishermen will find a variety of fish including summer flounder, spotted seatrout, and red drum.

Charter Rates

1/2 Day

1 to 3 People

$400 / 4 hours

3/4 Day

1 to 3 People

$500 / 6 hours

Rate includes: rods, reel, bait, tackle, ice and salt water fishing license.
Please note there is a $50 extra fee for one additional person if you want to bring four.

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