Frequently Asked Questions

Where is OBX Crabbing and Shrimping Charters located?

We are located on Roanoke Island, across the bridge from Nags Head. The Jodie Kae is docked at 4457 Mill Landing Road, behind The Landing Grill at the Wanchese Marina. 

Why 6 passengers?

As with most charter vessels, we are licensed by the U.S. Coast Guard to carry a maximum of 6 passengers per charter.

When is charter season?

The primary charter season runs from Memorial Day weekend through the month of 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 usually have a good catch of crabs on our trips; shrimping, however, is far less predictable, and the catch will vary depending on both season and time of day.

What is the difference between the 2 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 2 hour trip is available for those who prefer it.

Where will we fish?

Charters take place exclusively in the calm waters of the Roanoke Sound. We do not enter the ocean at all.

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.

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