Frequently Asked Questions
Where is OBX Crabbing and Shrimping Charters located?
We are docked at The Landing (4457 Mill Landing Road) in Wanchese Harbor on Roanoke Island.
When is charter season?
The primary charter season occurs between the months of June and October. Crabbing charters are also possible during the spring months.
Do we keep what we catch?
Yes! All shrimp, crabs, & legal finfish are yours to keep.
How much can we expect to catch?
We often catch a full bushel of crabs on our trips; however, shrimping is far less predictable, and the catch will vary depending on both season and time of day.
What is the difference between the 2½ hour trip & the 4 hour trip?
In short, the 4-hour trip means more time on the water, and therefore more catch.
Some parties have been concerned that their younger children may become bored on the longer trip, but this has yet to occur. There is plenty of activity to keep everyone's interest for the duration of the 4 hour trip, but the 2½ hour trip is available for those who prefer it.
What about seasickness?
To date, no one has experienced seasickness on one of our charters. Captain Marc is diligent about staying in calm water as much as possible - charters remain in the sound and near land at all times.
Who is Captain Marc Mitchum?
Captain Marc Mitchum is a full-time waterman with over 30 years of experience fishing from the Gulf Stream to the sounds and estuaries surrounding Roanoke Island on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
What about the Jodie Kae?
The Jodie Kae is a 42' custom-built dead-rise work boat with a 430 horsepower Cummins diesel. She is outfitted with an enclosed toilet and shaded awning for your convenience.