WELCOME TO ON POINT FISHING CHARTERS

Welcome to On Point Fishing Charters! I, Captain Johnathan Garrett, am a USCG, fully insured, licensed captain and the founder of On Point Fishing Charters.  I operate a inshore/nearshore charter fishing guide service that serves the Emerald Isle and Swansboro areas.  I have had the experience of fishing the coastal waters of North Carolina my whole life.  As a native of the Crystal Coast, fishing is my passion!  Here at On Point Fishing Charters we would like to share that passion with others and show you all the great waters we have to offer here in Eastern North Carolina.

My services accommodate to anglers of any skill level, from the hardcore tournament fishermen to the family with kids who has never fished before!

What Will You Catch?

When you book your charter with On Point, you will have the opportunity to catch Red Drum, Flounder, and Trout year-round! Other fish you will catch in season are Sheepshead, Black Drum, Bluefish, Ladyfish, Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Cobia, Black Sea Bass, and many more! 

 

ECO TOURS
We also offer Eco Tours which includes: Scenic boat rides through downtown Swansboro, dolphin watching, clamming, cast netting, shrimping, looking for sharks teeth, and crabbing!

 

About Our Boat:

Pathfinder 2200V Bay Boat
Powered by a Yamaha 250hp 4 Stroke Engine
Power Pole Shallow Water Anchor
Minn Kota Trolling Motor
Top of the line fishing gear
Fusion Radio
Garmin GPS/Fish Finder
 All adequate safety gear
Blanket fishing license for everyone on board
Can accommodate up to 6 passengers




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FISHING REPORT

Tuesday, September 17, 2019
Author: Johnathan Garrett  

September 2019 Report

Fishing has been fantastic here in the Swansboro and Emerald Isle areas for the month of August and early September!  We have been catching Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Speckled Trout, Red Drum, Flounder, Grey Trout, Grouper, Sea Bass, and much more!!  We are starting to see some cooler weather which means Fall fishing is right around the corner.  Speckled Trout  and King Mackerel fishing is only going to get better as the water cools!  The Redfish have already started to stack up in the surf zones, this can be some excellent fishing when the weather cooperates!  Fall is my favorite time of year to fish.  You don't want to miss out on this action. 

Give me a call to book your Swansboro or Emerald Isle Fishing Charter !

252-670-4523

onpointfishingcharters@gmail.com 

Capt. Johnathan Garrett

Thursday, July 25, 2019
Author: Johnathan Garrett  

Summer 2019 Report

Fishing this Summer has been excellent and we have been very busy running charters!

Our main catches so far this Summer have been Redfish, Flounder, Grey Trout, Bluefish, King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Amberjack and much more!
Give me call to book your Swansboro or Emerald Isle Fishing Charter before summer is over!

Capt. Johnathan Garrett  

252-670-4523

Thanks!! 


Tuesday, June 04, 2019
Author: Johnathan Garrett  

May 2019 Report

The month of May provided us with some incredible inshore and nearshore fishing around Emerald Isle and Swansboro.

We caught everything from Speckled Trout, Redfish, Bluefish and Flounder inshore to King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Flounder, Cobia, Amberjack, Sea Bass and much more within a few miles of the beach!!!

This action will stay hot all Summer long.

Give me a call if you wish to book your Swansboro or Emerald Isle fishing charter!

252-670-4523

Capt. Johnathan Garrett

Monday, April 29, 2019
Author: Johnathan Garrett  

April 2019 Fishing Report

With the warming temperatures the fish are chewing in the inshore and nearshore waters around Emerald Isle and Swansboro!

Sight fishing for Redfish is has been excellent in the back waters of Swansboro and Emerald Isle! We have been catching plenty of Bluefish as well while fishing for Red Drum and Speckled Trout.  A few bonus Flounder are starting to show up, these should only become more abundant all Summer long! 

The Cobia should be showing up any day now with the water temperatures warming up  and right behind them should be Amberjack, Spanish Mackerel, more Flounder, Sheepshead, Black Sea Bass, Grey Trout and too many more species to name. 

Give me a call to book your Swansboro or Emerald Isle fishing charter! (252) 670-4523 or email me at onpointfishingcharters@gmail.com

Capt. Johnathan Garrett

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Author: Johnathan Garrett  

Winter Fishing Report

Winter is here and fishing in North Carolina around Emerald Isle and Swansboro is "On Point" right now. 

We have been mainly targeting Redfish on the flats, this can be some exciting sight fishing this time of year.  The water is crystal clear and the fish are schooled up on the flats.

On most days the Speckled Trout fishing has been excellent as well, the warmer afternoons have been producing the most fish as they come to the shallows and feed aggressively.

Some of the deeper mainland creeks have been producing both Red and Black drum. These fish are being caught on carolina rigs fished with shrimp.

Winter Black Sea Bass fishing is also excellent within a few miles of Bogue Inlet right now as well!  There are some nice Grouper mixed in with the Sea Bass but they are catch and release only until May.

Give me a call to get out and do some Winter fishing. Winter days can be some of the best fishing of the year! 

We are also selling Gift Certificates, these make the perfect gift for any occasion!

Give me a call at (252) 670-4523 or email onpointfishingcharters@gmail.com to book your Swansboro or Emerald Isle Fishing Charter! 

Capt. Johnathan Garrett

Thursday, September 06, 2018
Author: Johnathan Garrett  

Late Summer Fishing 2018

Fishing has been fantastic here in the Swansboro and Emerald Isle areas for the month of August and early September!  We have been catching Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Speckled Trout, Red Drum, Flounder, Grey Trout, Grouper, Sea Bass, Mahi Mahi and much more!!  We are starting to see some cooler weather which means Fall fishing is right around the corner.  Speckled Trout  and King Mackerel fishing is only going to get better as the water cools!  The Redfish will start to stack up in the surf zones over the next few weeks.  Fall is my favorite time of year to fish.  You don't want to miss out on this action. 

We have also been fishing for Giant Trophy Redfish in the Neuse River on both artificial lures and dead baits.  This is the time of year to catch a Redfish of a lifetime!! These fish have all been ranging from 25-50lbs!  Fishing for Giant Trophy Redfish on the Neuse River with Popping Corks is a absolute adrenaline rush.  You have got to experience the fight of one of the massive Redfish atleast once in your lifetime!!!

Give me a call to book your Swansboro, Neuse River, or Emerald Isle Fishing Charter !

252-670-4523

onpointfishingcharters@gmail.com 

Capt. Johnathan Garrett

Friday, July 20, 2018
Author: Johnathan Garrett  

July 18 Report

Fishing is HOT!!! in the Swansboro and Emerald Isle areas right now.  We are catching some of everything that swims in the local waters. We are catching Red Drum, Flounder, Speckled Trout, Grey Trout, Sheepshead, Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, and the occasional Mahi Mahi! 

Give me a call to book your Swansboro Fishing Charter or Emerald Isle fishing charter!

252-670-4523

onpointfishingcharters@gmail.com

Thanks, Capt. Johnathan Garrett



Monday, June 18, 2018
Author: Johnathan Garrett  

June 18 Report

Fishing in the coastal waters around Emerald Isle and Swansboro has been excellent so far for the months of May and June!!

We have been catching fish from the ocean to the internal waters around Emerald Isle and Swansboro recently.   

The Red Drum bite has remained excellent over the last few weeks landing double digits on the Redfish in just a few hours of fishing. Most of these fish are falling for live mullet and cut menhaden fished on carolina rigs but we have been catching plenty on Gulp baits on the Fathom Inshore jig heads when the wind is not blowing.  There has been a decent number of Flounder mixed in with the Red Drum and they have been mainly falling for the same Gulp baits fished on Fathom jig heads. 

The Sheepshead bite has been great under the local bridges and docks! These fish have been eating fiddler crabs fished right next to bridge and dock pilings on light carolina rigs.

The Ocean has had a lot to offer here recently from King and Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, Flounder, Sea Bass, Amberjack, and the occasional Mahi within 10 miles of the inlet. The majority of these fish have been falling for live menhaden either fished on the surface or on the bottom.  

This summer has been great fishing so far. Give me a call to book your Emerald Isle Fishing Charter or Swansboro Fishing Charters!!

(252) 670-4523

onpointfishingcharters@gmail.com

Capt. Johnathan Garrett


Tuesday, May 01, 2018
Author: Johnathan Garrett  

April 2018 Report

With the warming temperatures the fish are chewing in the inshore and nearshore waters around Emerald Isle and Swansboro!

Sight fishing for Redfish continues to be excellent here in the back waters of Swansboro and Emerald Isle! We have been catching Hatteras (Chopper) Bluefish as well while fishing for Red Drum and Speckled Trout.

The annual spring migration of the Atlantic Bonito has started, these delicious fish will only be here for another week or two!  These fish can be caught sight casting to schools of breaking fish as well as trolling for them.

We have also been fishing the Neuse River some, it is possible to catch anything there from Stripers, Flounder, Redfish, Large Mouth Bass, Speckled Trout and more!!

The Cobia should be showing up any day now with the water temperatures warming up  and right behind them should be Amberjack, Spanish Mackerel, more Flounder, Sheepshead and too many more species to name. 

Give me a call to book your Swansboro or Emerald Isle fishing charter! (252) 670-4523 or email me at onpointfishingcharters@gmail.com

Capt. Johnathan Garrett


Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Author: Johnathan Garrett  

Spring 2018 Report

With the warming temperatures the fish are chewing in the inshore waters around Emerald Isle and Swansboro!

Sight fishing for Redfish remains incredible! There are schools of 25 to 500 fish cruising the flats behind the barrier islands and in the local rivers.  These fish are biting several different types of soft plastic baits and are taking an interest in topwater baits most days as well.  When the Redfish are picky live mud minnows and cut mullet has been getting the job done. This is some of our best Red Drum fishing of the year and you don't want to miss out on this great fishery!

The Speckled Trout are moving out of the local creeks and are making there way back into the rivers and sounds. Zoom and Gulp jerk baits and suspending Mirrolures have been the top producing baits for the Speckled Trout.  A few Flounder have been mixed in with the Speckled Trout as well and they will eat the same baits as the Speckled Trout.

We have also been fishing the Neuse River some, it is possible to catch anything there from Stripers, Flounder, Redfish, Large Mouth Bass, Speckled Trout and more!!

Hatteras (Chopper) Bluefish should be starting to show up any day and we usually catch some of these fish while fishing for Red Drum and Speckled Trout.

The Cobia should be showing up in about a month with the water warming up  and right behind them should be Amberjack, Spanish Mackerel, more Flounder, Sheepshead and too many more species to name. 

Give me a call to book your Swansboro or Emerald Isle fishing charter! (252) 670-4523 or email me at onpointfishingcharters@gmail.com

Capt. Johnathan Garrett

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