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Based out of Morehead City, Salt Air Ventures is your go-to for outdoor adventures! Whether you want to hook the fish of a lifetime or are looking for the best duck hunt ever, give us a call.

Outdoor Adventures

Come aboard with Salt Air Ventures and let Captain Stewart Merritt be your guide for your adventure along North Carolina’s Crystal Coast. With a lifetime of fishing and hunting experience, Captain Stewart knows what it takes to have a successful outing. Salt Air Ventures offers duck hunting guide service in the winter and Morehead City fishing charters & Atlantic Beach fishing charters in the spring, summer and fall. Anglers/hunters/outdoor enthusiasts—come enjoy a unique adventure on the beautiful Crystal Coast with the help of Captain Stewart. Call 252.725.1725 to book your trip today!

"Whether a fishing or hunting charter, I strive to provide my clients a quality, enjoyable experience."

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Offering 1/2, 3/4 and full day fishing trips on the Crystal Coast!

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Duck Hunting

Come experience some of the best duck hunting in the state of North Carolina!

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Other Trips

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Duck hunts soon to begin

Saturday will start off the NC late duck season.  If the winter weather continues to play along like this fall has, there should be plenty of wind to keep the ducks stirred up.  The boat is just about ready to roll, one more blind to put up and the dog is super pumped.  The guys who have been sea duck hunting have seemed to be having consistent hunts on the scoters.  Sounds like a decent showing of redheads already on the banks as well.  I've got a couple days that are still available around the Christmas holiday, Janurary 14th is the only left open for the month.  Look forward to seeing the returning groups again this season. ..

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speckled trouts for days!!

The speckled trout fishing this week has been pretty outstanding.  Not only has it been speckled trouts but puppy drum, grey trout, bluefish and flounders to add in there.  Yesterday was the largest school of trout I have ever seen, actually could mark them on the bottom machine.  After today it looks like the weather is gonna get very breezy for several days, but hopefully after the blow we'll be able to get right back out there.  Offshore the gags have been biting really well and further out on the break a good report of wahoos, sailfish and scattered blackfin tuna was captured yesterday.  Don't give up on fishing since its getting cooler, this will be some of the better of the year over the next several weeks to come.  ..

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October Groupers

Chuck Bush has been fishing with me for I believe going on 6 years now and still shows up pumped to go, even more than the last time.  The guys are dead set on bottom fishing, they love the stand-off pull of a nice gag grouper and I can't blame them.  Yesterday, we had a nice steady NE wind but..... there was a extra strong SW current running straight into the wind making the anchoring and fishing process a bit more difficult than it needed to be.  None the less, the guys stuck it out and we fished and moved all day, finally putting together a respectable catch consisting of gag groupers, amber jacks, grunts, black sea bass, trigger fish and a few others.  There's a pretty stout weather front coming today and tomorrow, keeping us tied to.  Fingers crossed to be back after them on Friday and Saturday.  I've still got plenty of availability for October and November fishing charters.    ..

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