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4-10-14 Commercial King Mackerel Fishing With Capt. Kevin Of Rigged and Ready Charters
First day commercial King Mackerel fishing this year and the fish were chewing the props off the motors. Great fishing this time of year offshore and Grouper season opens up May first. Also coming up in May we will be running 6 to 10 hour Cobia Fishing Trips. Don't miss out on this years Cobia run. It's awesome fishing and they are even better on the grill. Check out pictures from today's trip!!!!
4-7-14 Easter Week Specials
Hello my friends. Just a quick note. We have had some very exceptional weather the past week with temp. staying in the 70's and it looks like the long range forecast is getting better by the day. I have April 15th, 16 and 17th open for Backwater Fishing, Nearshore Fishing and Offshore Fishing. Don't wait, give me a call today at 910-448-3474.
4-5-14-----20 ft Backwater and 31 ft Nearshore and Offshore Boat Info.
4-5-14. Hello and thank you visiting www.riggedandreadycharters.com I've recently had several request for me to advertise more info and in detail what trips we offer. We have a system that helps our clients choose what trip might work best for them and there is no high pressure to choose a trip that's not suited for you. I personally want you to have the best time you can for your money. I'm on the water nearly everyday and network with several charter boat captains all up and down the coast to ensure that we stay on the fish.
31ft Prokat for Nearshore and Offshore Fishing
Capt. Kevin always goes the extra mile to make sure his clients catch fish and have a good time. The 31ft Prokat is one of the most stable fishing boats on the market. These boats feature huge fishing and lounging areas with an overall length of 31feet and a 10 foot beam. They are smooth, dry, fast and offer the conveniences of a larger boat and the fishability of a small boat (360 degree walk around fishing). We truly believe these are THE BEST all around boats that we can offer. Join us for a fishing trip of a lifetime!!!!!
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31ft PRO KAT
Twin Suzuki 225 4 stroke outboards
Cruise Speed 30kts/35mph
Latest fish-finding equipment- GPS, Loran, Fish Finder
Latest safety equipment- EPIRB, Survival Kit, First-Aid Kit
Ample shade for up to 6
Ample seating for up to 6
Bathroom upon request
** RATES ARE FOR UP TO 4 FISHERMEN-- $50 EACH ADDITIONAL FISHERMEN OVER 4 UP TO 6 MAX **
Rates: (6 passengers max.)
KIDS INTRO (2 hours) $300
Half Days: Join Rigged and Ready Charters for a near shore adventure chasing a wide range of species. Some of the fish we expect to catch are Spanish Mackerel,Flounder, Sharks,King Mackerel and Bluefish. This is a great family trip as we will be fishing off Holden Beach and Oak Island, NC or if the wind is blowing we will ride to Carolina Beach NC so we can stay out of the rough water. A 15% tip is customary for the Captain if you have a good trip!
4 hours nearshore-$440
5 hours nearshore-$550
6 hours offshore --$660
3/4 Days: Rigged and Ready Charters will take you on an offshore adventure you will never forget. We have so many options while we are in the deep water that range from trolling for Mahi-Mahi, King Mackerel to Bottom fishing for Big Amber Jack, Grouper, Black Bass, Big Cobia and Snapper. This trip will typically range out to 35 miles offshore. A 15% tip is customary for the Captain if you have a good trip!
7 hours offshore--$770
8 hours offshore--$880
9 hours offshore--$990
Full Days: Capt. Kevin will take you on an offshore adventure you will never forget. We have so many options while we are in the deep water that range from trolling for Sailfish, Mahi-Mahi, Wahoo, King Mackerel to Wreck Fishing for Big Amber Jack, Grouper, African Pompano, Big Cobia, and Snapper. This trip will typically range out to 50 miles offshore. A 15% tip is customary for the Captain if you have a good trip!
10 hours offshore-$1100
11 hours offshore-$1200
12 hours offshore-$1300
Gulf Stream: 12 to 15 hours-$1600
This trip will take you to the edge of the Gulf Stream and continental shelf, over 60 miles offshore where you will likely encounter some of the biggest, strongest and best eating game fish in the ocean. Total fishing time is roughly 9 hours. The trip typically includes trolling to target top-water trophy game fish with an option to also deep-water, vertical jig for big bottom fish. This trip is for serious fishermen as the ride offshore will take 2-3 hours. However, the bounty of the Gulf Stream can be very rewarding. TARGETED SPECIES: Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi, Sailfish, Marlin, Grouper, Snapper, Amberjack. A 15% tip is customary for the Captain if you have a good trip!
20 ft Carolina Skiff for Backwater Fishing:
Backwater 3 to 4 people max:
Ok folks if you're looking for a light tackle experience this trip can be extremely fun. Enjoy a relaxing trip with Rigged and Ready Fishing Charters while we navigate the winding creeks and Lockwood Folly River looking for Flounder, Trout and Red Drum. At times this trip can take your breath away just by the views alone. Remember whether you are a Beginner or Seasoned pro we will take care of you.
Half Day: 4 to 5 hours- $400
Full Day: 7 to 8 hours- $700
4-1-14 Gulf Stream Fishing Aboard The Rigged and Ready!!!!!!!
Today we had an incredible adventure. We left the dock at 5am sharp and pointed the bow offshore in search of Wahoo some 78 miles from the dock!!! Our crew consisted of some very good fishermen and when it comes to fishing for Wahoo and Tuna it takes ( TEAM WORK). Our biggest fish came off the long line and absolutely blistered the line off the reel. One of the best runs I've heard in a awhile. Long story short it took 4 grown men taking turns to battle this one Wahoo. This fish had plans and he wasn't about to give up! The amazing part of this fish tale is he was only a mid 50 lb fish. All in all it was a great day and we were blessed with good weather and nice fish. Check out the pictures below
March 4th. Book your Holden Beach Fishing Charter with Capt. Kevin
Hey Guys and Gulls!!!!! I just wanted to take quick moment and go over a few details with you if your thinking about going fishing while you and your family are on vacation this year. First off I would like to say that if you book your fishing trip with Rigged and Ready Charters I will do everything I can to make sure you and your guests have a great time and catch some fish. We have added a new 30 ft cateraman with 450hp to give you the most comfortable, dry and stable ride that a boat in this size range can offer. This being said you and your guests will have plenty of room to move around while on your fishing trip.
Rigged and Ready Charters also specializes in Backwater Fishing. Come and enjoy light tackle fishing for Redfish, Flounder, and trout aboard our 20ft skiff.
All of our boats are equipped with the best tackle, electronics and safety gear on the market.
The month of March, April, May and June can offer some very great fishing in the Gulf Stream. Monster Wahoo, Black Fin Tuna, Mahi-Mahi and as always offshore jigging for Cobia, African Pompano, Jacks, and Grouper.
The King Mackerel fishing will also really heat up in late March, April, and May.
Backwater fishing can also offer some very good fishing for Redfish this time of year!!!!
To inquire or to book a trip call 910-448-3474