Captain Daniel Brisson runs the Sunrise II fishing charter boat, and the 38 foot custom vessel has a long history of bottom fishing the waters around Morehead City, North Carolina. Captain Bobby Freeman founded Sunrise Fishing Charters and is a fishing legend in Morehead City. After working together, Captain Daniel Brisson bought the business and the Sunrise II from Captain Bobby upon his retirement. Captain Daniel continues Bobby's legacy and combines his own knowledge of the area to put his customers on the fish during deep sea and off shore fishing trips.
Captain Daniel grew up fishing the waters off Atlantic Beach and Morehead City with his grandfather and his passion for it led him to buy Sunrise Fishing Charters. He specializes in bottom fishing with deep drop electric reels for snapper, grouper, black sea bass, triggerfish and tilefish. He also trolls for wahoo, tuna and mahi mahi and jigs for cobia, tuna, jack and grouper. Day or nighttime swordfishing is also available. It doesn't matter what level of fisherman you are, Captain Daniel will ensure you have a fantastic time. Groups ranging from families to seasoned fisherman are welcome and no matter what, Captain Daniel will put you on the fish!
The Sunrise II fishing charter leaves from Morehead City Waterfront and can comfortably accommodate up to 6 fishermen at a time. The custom-built 38 foot long Desert Isle lobster-boat hull with a 12-foot-long cockpit was converted into a bottom fishing craft by local boat-builder Keith Otis.
We specialize in bottom fishing with deep drop electric reels for snapper, grouper, black sea bass, triggerfish and tilefish. We also troll for wahoo, tuna and mahi mahi and jig for cobia, tuna, jack and grouper. Day or nighttime swordfishing is also available. All you need to bring are your friends and your food. Everything else is provided but customers are welcome to bring their own gear.
It doesn't matter what level of fisherman you are, as any trip can be customized.
6 am to 4 pm
This trip gets you 25 to 30 miles offshore for some great fishing
12 Hours $1,650
6 am to 6 pm
This trip gets you to the gulf stream for deep drop fishing and some trolling for mahi, tuna, wahoo and more
3 am to 9 pm
We call this the COOLER BUSTER! This trip is the best value as it is twice the offshore fishing as the 12 hour for just a little more money
24 Hour, 36 Hour and CUSTOM CHARTERS
We can create custom charters for any occasion. Please provide all of the necessary information we might need to create a custom tour on the request form.
Ten-year-old Teddy Wingfield from Lookout Mountain Tennessee caught a 32-pound scamp grouper on June 2, 2016 from the Sunrise II. The International Game Fishing Association officially approved it as an all-tackle world record on Oct. 4, 2016. The previous scamp standard of 29 pounds, 10 ounces was set in 2000 in Mobile, Ala. Teddy's big one — half his own weight — also was certified as a North Carolina record, naturally. It was the first fish reeled in during the outing.