Ryan Dolph

Meet Captain Ryan Dolph

Meet Captain Ryan Dolph and Reel Obsession Fishing Charters

Get ready to embark on an unforgettable fishing adventure with the one and only Captain Ryan Dolph of Reel Obsession Fishing Charters in Swansboro.

Captain Ryan Dolph is a true son of the sea, with an unshakable passion for fishing coursing through his veins. Born and raised in the coastal embrace of a picturesque seaside town, he developed an insatiable love for the ocean from a young age. Fishing was his calling, a pursuit he embarked upon as soon as he could toddle, clutching a fishing pole with determination. By the age of 12, he proudly owned his own boat, a testament to his unwavering dedication to the aquatic world. To Captain Ryan, living near the water is nothing short of heaven on earth, and his intimate knowledge of the local and surrounding waters rivals that of any seasoned navigator. For him, fishing is more than a hobby; it's a therapeutic escape from the rigors of everyday life, a way to clear his mind and find solace in the gentle rhythm of the waves. With an unyielding belief that work should never feel like a burden when you're doing what you love, Captain Ryan Dolph invites you to share in his slice of paradise – a taste of heaven on earth.

Captain Ryan is not only passionate about fishing but also a seasoned expert in his craft. His expertise extends to both live and artificial bait techniques, making him a versatile angler who knows the ins and outs of the fishing world. On his charters, he prefers to utilize live bait to maximize the chances of bringing in a great catch. However, Captain Ryan's customer-centric approach shines through when he emphasizes that he's flexible and open to tailoring the fishing experience to meet the preferences of his guests. Whether you're a fan of live bait or have something else in mind, he's there to ensure that your day on the water is tailored to your desires, making it a memorable and enjoyable experience. It's all about your call, and Captain Ryan is committed to delivering a fishing adventure that suits your preferences.

Boat details

The 21' Hewes Redfisher, a timeless flats boat originally crafted in 2003 and meticulously refurbished in 2022, combines classic allure with contemporary functionality. Powered by a sturdy 250HP Yamaha engine, it achieves an exhilarating top cruising speed of 55 knots while comfortably accommodating up to 6 guests.

Reel Obsession Fishing Charters promises an unforgettable day on the water, leaving everyone eager to return for more adventures.

Soonest Trip Availability


Reel Obsession Fishing Charters II Available Trips


Expertise & Attributes

19 Years of Experience

fishing Attributes

Master Guide
Nature / Wildlife Views
Live Bait
Drift Fishing
Good with Large Groups
Good with Kids

Gear & Equipment

Available Fishing Gear

Live Bait

Good to Knows

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle

Live Bait


Catch cleaning & filleting

Fishing License

What to bring:

Food and drinks

Sun protection (sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses)

Wear weather-appropriate clothing

DEPOSIT: A deposit is required for all bookings and will be applied at checkout 


BALANCE: The remaining balance is due on the trip date as either Credit or Cash.  


GUEST CANCELLATION: In the event that you must cancel your booking, you must do so 3 days prior to your trip date to receive a refund on your deposit. Rescheduling is encouraged and dependent on guide availability. 


GUIDE CANCELLATION: In the rare event that your guide must cancel due to inclement weather, health, or equipment issues, you will have the option to reschedule your charter for a later date or receive a refund on your deposit. 


TIPPING: Tips to your guide are greatly appreciated for your quality trip. 



Hewes Redfisher (Flats boat)

Boat Type: Motorboat (engine-powered)

Boat Guest Capacity: 6

Boat Length: 21

Manufacturer Name: Hewes Redfisher (Flats boat)

Model Year: 2003

Number of Engines: 1

Horsepower per Engine: 250

Maximum Cruising Speed: 55

Boat Registration: Not Given

Features: GPS, Fish Finder, Multimedia System, Wireless Trolling Motor, Ice-Box, Livewell / Live Bait Tank