Guided Fishing


Based out of Winton North Carolina, we are fortunate to be surrounded by 50 miles of the Chowan River before hitting the Albemarle Sound with miles of other creeks and rivers attached to the Chowan.  The Chowan River offers great Largemouth Bass fishing, as well as some high numbers of striper and some big boys as well!  Year round the Chowan Produces quality bass, but only in the winter months will you find really good Striper fishing. I will predominately focus on Striper fishing with live bait in the Winter Months and Bass fishing from the spring through fall.

Chowan River Outfitters offers a variety of guided trips to match the desires of our various clients. Whether Striper or Bass is your passion, or perhaps just an adventure to make your stay in our area more memorable, Chowan River Outfitters has both the talent and the resources to make a lasting impression.


Chowan River Outfitters is based out of Tunis Landing in Winton, NC. With years of experience on the mighty Chowan River, we're able to introduce our clients to the phenomenal fishing that can be found on the Chowan River. Our educational guided fishing trips will demonstrate all the Chowan River offers as well as providing a great day on the water. 

Our guided trips our based out of Tunis Landing which allows us access to the lower Chowan River near the Albemarle Sound and far north towards the Nottoway River and Virginia. The Chowan River is one of North Carolina's finest fisheries and it is our pleasure to spend a day on the water with you!


Captain John Kellett will be one of your guides with the Chowan River Outfitters, With 10 years of experience on the Chowan River and 20+ years of experience altogether; Kellett will locate the best fishing grounds for the day at hand. All required licenses are maintained by the guide.

Captain Terry Payne Will be one of your guides with the Chowan River Outfitters, with years of experience on the Chowan River and 40+ years of fishing experience altogether; Payne will do all he can to put you on the fish! Terry is an Expert when it comes to Catfishing the Chowan River!


We run different boats depending on the specifics of the charter. We run a TR21 Triton with a 225 mercury pro XS and Lowrance electronics. This boat is great for bass fishing.  We also have a 22 foot lake and bay flats boat dedicated for Catfish, Crappie, and Striper fishing. We also have a 24 foot pontoon boat for taking multiples out live bait fishing for Striper, Catfish, and White Perch!


We provide all necessary tackle and equipment for the outing to match the style fishing at hand. Chowan River Outfitters will provide drinks and snacks typically; Gatorade, water, sodas,chips, nabs things of that nature. If you would like to bring a sandwich or something for a lunch meal we will be glad to store it for you on our on-board ice chest. Fishing during our guided trips can be done using live bait or artificial lures. This is the customers choice. All of our trips start at daylight.


Bass, Catfish, Crappie Or Striper Prices

4 Hours ½ day trip: $300 

8+ hours Full Day Trip: $500


Catfish Or Striper Prices

4 Hour ½ day trip: $400 
8+ Hour Full day trip: $700

White Perch Trips (4 people Min - 6 people Max)

4 Hour 1/2 day trip: $50/person

Will clean fish $10/person


Fishing is just that, fishing. We can't guarantee that you will have the day of your life fishing with us. We will however, do everything we can to try and make that possible.