Inshore/Nearshore/Backwater Trips
with Jennings Smith

Power Boat

About this trip

22' 2014 Shearwater Bay Boat and all Top Shelf Equipment.
Shimano, Star, Fenwick, Crowder, all live bait, drinks, and lunch provided on full days.

($20 pickup fee for Bald head Trips)

What's included

Fishing License
Rods & Reels
Live Bait

Boat amenities


What to bring

Food and beverages.


Catch and Keep
Catch and Release

Cancellation Policy

About Jennings Smith

Explore the beautiful backwaters of the lower cape fear river with Capt Jennings Smith.   Southport/Oak Island/Bald Head Island area offer some of NC best saltwater inshore fishing in the state.  Remember; it’s your day, so please inform us of your fishing type preferences.

While fishing inshore we target; redfish, flounder, speckled trout, and sheepshead.  During afternoon/evening trips, we target ladyfish, sharks, and even a chance at a huge cape fear tarpon. Near shore target species include spanish mackerel, bluefish, spadefish, fall false albacore, spring Bonita, gray trout and of course big sharks! 

No matter what your skill level, our goal is to teach you the “how to’s” and have you hooking and catching your own fish. Kids are always welcome and we encourage their participation. 

For your convenience, we provide  pickup service from most area marinas, including Bald Head Island.  Check out the fishing reports to see what’s biting and let’s go fishing! 

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