Archived Fishing Reports / Fishing Blog

4-2-13 Half Day Nearshore

4-2-13  Today I had the opportunity to run a Half Day charter with 5 kids and their mom... And let me tell you these kids were tough!!! The winds were a steady 15 to 20 knots but it didn't bother them one bit. Once we arrived and set the anchor it wasn't long and they were hooking up as fast as they could drop it to the bottom..  Needless to say they kept me on my toes... What a wonderful group this was and looking forward to seeing them soon.

4-1-13 Half Day Seabass Adventure

4-1-13   Today Zack, Tyler and their father David Tilley from Charlotte joined me for a Half Day Fishing Charter out of Bluewater Pointe Marina in Oak Island N,C,. The ocean had calmed down just enough to make fishing pleasurable, and Black Seabass was the species we were looking for. These boys kept me busy with each of them catching and releasing over 200 Seabass and 8 Sharks.4-1-13

3-30-13 Full Day Offshore Fishing

3-30-13    Today's fishing was non-stop action.  Joining me was Earl, Kory, and Mark. Our mission was to head offshore in search of King Mackerel and a species know as the False Albacore. We were hooked up the whole time and could only use one or two rods. After we were extremely tired of catching the False Albacore we started jigging for Grouper, Amber Jacks, and what ever else might decide to bite. We ended the day with 436 lbs of Albacore and caught and released Grouper, Sea Bass, and Jacks. Fishing Offshore can be extremely fun and if that's what you're looking for don't hesitate to call me. 3-30-13


If your looking for a Gulf Stream Trip without having to pay full price give me a call and lets get this trip LOCKED DOWN.  The weather looks good with winds light and slight. Wahoo and Blackfin Tuna will be the targeted species.. Give me a call 910-448-3474 Looking for 2 more people with strong backs.... Captain Kevin Sneed 910-448-3474

Reservations & Policies

HOW TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS 4-17-12 Give Captain Kevin a Call: 910-448-FISH (3474) Or Email Him: Communication is an important part of each charter that ensures Capt. Kevin provides you with a courteous, professional, enjoyable and memorable fishing experience. As a result if you require access to facilities, have special needs or want to target a specific fish please let him know. Remember, you normally catch more fish if you go after what is biting. So, to help make your trip a success, please communicate your wishes and needs to the Captain prior to the trip. Additionally, please be sure to read over all of the policies below prior to booking your charter. Booking your charter with Rigged and Ready Charters means you accept the terms and conditions outlined on this page.


Deposit Information A deposit of $200 per day is required at the time of booking. Once your deposit is received that date is held for your private charter and any other inquiries for that date or time are denied. We are unable to hold days unless a deposit has been received. If booking a multiple boat charter a $200 deposit per boat, per day is required Your credit card will be billed for this amount and the remaining balance will be paid on the day of your charter. Remaining Balance The remaining balance must be paid in cash on the day of the charter. We can run/ bill your card for the remaining balance but you will be subject to a transaction fee. Gratuities are never expected but greatly appreciated. If the captain did a good job, made the trip enjoyable and you had a good time you might consider rewarding those efforts. 15%-20% is standard. Cancellations Because that date is held for you and other possible trips for that date are turned away a 30 day notice of cancellation prior to your schedule date is required for all charters. Cancellations of less than 7 days and no-shows will be charged for the full price of their scheduled trip to the credit card used for deposit. If you cancel before the above deadlines your deposit will be refunded in full within 7 days. If your scheduled date is able to be rebooked, we will refund the entire amount paid.Every effort will be made to rebook any cancelled days. We are not looking to make money on cancellations.  


  1. Respect your Captain and the boat. If, at any time, a customer’s behavior is disrespectful, inappropriate, or dangerous to themselves or others, your Captain has the right to immediately terminate the charter and return to the closest commercial dock. No discounts will be given and full payment for the charter will be due immediately.
  2. Be on time for pickup.
  3. You should bring the following: -Hat -Sunglasses -Sun protective clothing -Non-Marking Shoes -Sunscreen (please not the spray bottle type) -Camera -Food, Beverages, and bottled Water
  4. Relax, Have Fun and Catch Fish!


Captain Kevin spends quite a bit of time preparing for each and every charter. You can have confidence that you’ll be fishing with first-class equipment that is perfectly Rigged & Ready. You’re going to be targeting fish that will look for any opportunity to gain the upper hand, and Captain Kevin does his best to give you every advantage.


Beer and wine are welcome in moderation. No hard alcohol will be permitted on the boat. Please do not arrive for your charter intoxicated–your charter will be cancelled and full payment will be due immediately. The safety of yourself and others is our top priority, so please be smart and limit your intake of alcoholic beverages while on your charter–remember sun and exercise increases the effects of alcohol in your system.


Charters can only be re-scheduled in case of unfavorable weather conditions at the Captain’s discretion. It is our discretion to go or not to go. The winds are bad to us when it is a small craft advisory. This means that the winds are over 25 knots and gusty, probably not the nicest day on the water. Rain is not considered unfavorable weather unless it is associated with thunderstorms and lighting. However, if the rain is so much that the captain thinks that you will not be able to enjoy your trip, then at his discretion he will cancel the charter. Rule of thumb, we generally do not go out on bad days. Should the determination be made that bad weather will be a factor for your fishing charter the Captain will call you about rescheduling. If we are forced to cancel your charter due to weather and are unable to reschedule, your deposit will be refunded in full within 7 days.


Mechanical failures are very rare for Captain Kevin but if your charter has to be cancelled due to unforeseen mechanical situations Captain Kevin will make every attempt to reschedule your charter at the next most convenient time, or, find another guide available for your originally scheduled time/date. If we are forced to cancel your charter due to mechanical failure and are unable to reschedule your deposit will be refunded in full within 7 days.

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