Fish Finder Charters & Guide Service
ABOUT THE CAPTAIN: Capt. Joe Shute was the first full time light tackle inshore guide for redfish and speckled trout in the Cape Lookout area. Capt. Joe started guiding for inshore light tackle fishing over 25 years ago. Over the years Capt. Joe has expanded his guide service to include near shore and offshore light tackle fishing for many different species of fish. In the last 17 years we expanded our guide service to include the ever-growing saltwater fly fishing community. Capt. Joe also opened Cape Lookout Fly Shop, a full-service saltwater fly shop to help serve the fly fishing community in the area.
Over the years Capt. Joe has written numerous articles for both regional and national saltwater publications. Most of these articles have dealt with light tackle fishing in the Cape Lookout area. He has also written many "How-To" articles along with videos for inshore and offshore fishing. During January thru March, Capt. Joe participates in many different saltwater and fly fishing trade shows in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and New Jersey. He has participated in many "How-To" fishing seminars sponsored by such publications as "Sport Fishing Magazine" and "Saltwater Sportsman Magazine". A Suzuki Saltwater Pro-staff member , he truly believes that Suzuki is the best and most dependable motor for saltwater use. When you have to depend on an outboard motor day in and day out to make a living with, Suzuki is the only outboard motor to go with!
Many anglers book fly fishing trips with us just to learn how to handle saltwater fly tackle. Capt. Joe will help beginners with the basics of fly fishing in saltwater. Whether you need help with your casting, rigging or selecting flies for your target species, Capt. Joe will be happy to help you any way that he can.
ABOUT THE BOAT:Capt. Joe Shute's 17' Mitzi flats boat is ideal for fishing the shallow-water flats for fish such as red drum and speckled trout. The Mitzi's forward casting deck offers plenty of room for casters. With a 6' beam, the Mitzi is very stable while running to and from along with providing ample room while fishing. Equipped with a Suzuki 4-stroke 50 hp outboard, she can get from place to place with speed and comfort. A shallow draft and almost no hull slap noise will allow you to get very close to those tailing reds that hide in less than 12 inches of water.
(Max of 2 anglers)
1/2 Day (4 hrs) $400
3/4 Day (6 hrs) $500
Full Day (8 hrs) $600
Capt. Joe's second boat is the original "Fish Finder." The Fish Finder is a 23 ft. Parker center console powered by a 200 hp. Suzuki 4-stroke. It is perfect for near shore light tackle fishing for false albacore, king mackerel, spanish mackerel, and amberjacks. When the wind picks up in the sound and marshes, the Parker's draft is shallow enough so that you can fish successfully for shallow water species such as speckled trout and red drum. Its 8 ft. beam and uncluttered open deck space allow two fly anglers to cast comfortably at once. The Fish Finder will cruise at 35 knots, plenty of speed to take you to where the current bite is on! Fish Finder is perfect for live bait fishing for king mackerel and other pelagic species due to having two 35 gallon live well tanks.
(Max of 3 anglers)
1/2 Day (4 hrs) $450
3/4 Day (6 hrs) $550
Due to the rising price of fuel there may be a fuel surcharge since prices are based off $3.00 gal fuel.
WHAT TO BRING: As a full service charter guide, Capt Joe Shute provides all the bait, tackle, ice, rods and reels needed for your trip. Please bring what you would like to eat and drink along with proper weather attire, sunscreen, bug spray, cameras, etc. No Black Hard Sole Shoes!!!