JOE GUIDE OUTFITTERS
Wilmington, N.C.  

Inshore Fishing and traditional Rail Bird Hunting Charters
Joe Guide Outfitters
In south eastern North Carolina we have the Cape Fear River where millions of gallons of fresh water hit the Saltwater creating a Delta Marsh that is a unique backcountry wonderland for fishing and wing shooting. 
 If you apprecate the Military, and especially our veterans I look forward to meeting you when you book a charter with JOE GUIDE OUTFITTERS.
There are many guides...but only one == Joe Guide.
 Author of the RAIL BIRD HUNTERS BIBLE...and the fishing book - RED FISH on A FLY. look for each book via a GOOGLE Search and read a overview of both Outdoor books.
    You will have a exceptional fishing or wingshooting experience if you book a charter with me. 
I only offer four hour charters.
I focus primarily on our back country tidal regions - ranging from the lower Cape Fear River and its delta that floods the backcountry marshes. However, when the Speckled Sea Trout start running, I often trailer my skiff as far north as Brown's Inlet and the New River tributaries near Camp Lejeune. We have quite a unique fishery however when I am wade fishing in the late spring, summer and early fall, I enjoy the lower Cape Fear River back country.  
     There are many miles of creeks and bays as well as the ICW and many inlets that impact our fishery, there are some areas that are better than others during the seasons of the year. 
Various bays, creeks and flats all have their unique seasons when game and fish are plentyful, some areas due to weather conditions might be better to fish during various tides or seasons of the year.
     Some areas might be better to fish from Tuesday - Thursday due to heavy weekend fishing. 
I certainly like the Lower Cape Fear region, however if the fishing is better off the New River - then that is where we might need to go. You got to make the call to book a charter. 
I might recommend an area to fish due to the tide, wind and weather conditions, or even a early morning trip especially during the heat of the summer.
 If you desire stalking a redfish in the grass then you must understand that there must be a big enough flood tide which only occurs during a new or full moon period, so ask me if that is something you are really interested in. Lot of people really like to do that beacuse it is quite special and not a lot of people do it because you got a lot fo variables that got to come together.
What is the mathamatical formula for Wade fishing sucess for redfish in the grass of our low country salt marshes? First realize not all flats are wadable, and you got to have various aspects that come together to ensure that there will be redfish in some flats, but not all flats. Some flats have more crabs than others, and some will have more oxygen due to flood tides occuring of a certain hight, but some areas might be hammered due to predators or human activity.
 This is not as simple as one might imagine. Here is the formula...
 (Flood tide x h20 tempreture + primary and secondary food species) = a flat that has multiple feeder creeks. 
The fish got to be working/feeding that particular flat. I have seen as many as 112 tailing reds in one giant flat and two days later only counted 9 in that same flat during a flood tide week. What caused the massive drop in numbers? It was not human.
 So you need multiple flats like that to utilize and the best ones are usually in the back country delta marsh near certain flood creeks and cuts.   
     If winds are heavy, then there are a number of bigger tidal creeks to choose from that are not impacted due to heavy winds. Some might have deeper holes to fish for various species than in other creeks.

The October and November months have some wonderful runs of Speckled Sea Trout. 
Other areas it is fine and dandy as long as you have a good tide bringing sufficent oxygen and food species. Each tidal area from my northern to my southern regions that I go are unique fisheries, and some offer more shots at different species at various seasons of the year.  
I offer saltwater fishing, and fly fishing charters. Also I offer charters for wing-shooting for railbirds in Sept-Oct-Nov months.  
For Duckaholics, I offer a limited number of four hour morning waterfowl hunt charters during the seasons of November, December and January