Monday, November 19, 2018

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11/18  Great Fall weather and fishing on the Crystal Coast!  Nine Wahoo today that weighed 391 LB.  Three in upper 30s and three NC Citations (66,52 and 46 pounds) .  Couple of Blackfin also. 
Plenty of Wahoo bites, it was one of those days we were pulling them off, but the ones we held onto were good ones.  Good water conditions offshore and the Wahoo will keep on snapping into December.  252-247-5617

Saturday, November 17, 2018

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2019 Reservations!
We are now taking reservations for our 2019 season. Our online calendar is now viewable. Choose your date and book your trip now!

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2019 Rates
Thank you to our great clients for all these great years of fishing and we are looking forward to fishing with you this upcoming season. For the first time in many years, due to rising overhead and to keep our equipment in the top shape as you have come to expect, Bill Collector has had to make a slight adjustment to our rates. At Bill Collector Charters we strive to provide you with the best experience possible and greatly thank you for your business.

2019 Rates
Full Day Gulfstream
$1,925.00 per day cash or check
$1,975.00 per day credit card

3/4 Day Inshore
$1,400.00 per day cash or check
$1,450.00 per day credit card

1/2 Day Inshore
$650.00 cash or check
$700.00 credit card

Bill Collector website note: As you may have noticed our website has remained unchanged for sometime. We are currently having an issue with updating our 2019 rates. However, the online calendar and all other links, including the fishing report, are working fine. We are in the process of building a new site that will be available soon to better serve you.

November and December Fishing
The remainder of this month through December, Bill Collector is available for offshore trips.

Wahoo action and Tuna fishing remain good when the weather has allowed us to go. You can check out the latest fishing reports on our blog.

Giant Bluefin Tuna: This is the time of year these beasts start showing up and if they do, we'll be chasing them! This is a very political and highly regulated fishery so if you have interest in catching a Bluefin Tuna, please give us a call at (252) 247-5617 for fishery details and info.


Bill Collector's Winter Schedule
We will head to the boat yard for seasonal maintenance around mid-January and return to the Morehead City waterfront mid-to-late February. She will be available every day after that!

Get Social with Us!
Make sure to check out our blog for all of the fishing reports.  Photos and videos are posted on our Facebook page...give us a LIKE!

Thank You!

I know there are a lot of choices when choosing a charter, and we thank you for choosing the Bill Collector.  Thank you for your business and we hope to see you this season!

Tight Lines, 
Capt. Stephen Draughon

Bill Collector Charters
For more information, or to book a trip, 
please call (252) 247-5617

Friday, November 9, 2018

For more info or to book a trip, please call (252) 247-5617 or e-mail us at

11/7 and 10/30:  Mother Nature has not been kind in 2018, she has kept us to the dock for several days with front after front. Days that we have been able to get offshore the Wahoo fishing has been good.  on 10/30 we had Fred and his crew out for several nice Wahoo, Dolphin, Blackfin and a Sail.  We canceled several days since then and were able to get back out on 11/7 with Tom and crew.  Choppy and slow in the AM, but the Wahoos went to chewing in the afternoon!  Our day ended with six nice Wahoo, couple late season Gaffers, King and Blackfin.    Wahoo action has been good and the wind cant blow forever.  We will be running offshore trips into December, so round up a crew and lets go fishing.  Also our 2019 calendar is now viewable online.