Cape Hatteras Charter Fishing, North Carolina Fishing Boat Charters
This is where your Cape Hatteras charter fishing vacation begins, anglers venture to Cape Hatteras Islant Resort of the Outer Banks, and other coastal regions of North Carolina for their sportfishing vacations because of stories of 1000 pound Blue Marlin and other big game sportfish that create memories to talk about for entire lifetimes. Captains of Cape Hatteras charter fishing boats tell big fish stories of long back tiring fights with fish that make golden reels sing and stories of big Blue Marlin that appear to walk across the water on their tail fins. There are tall tales of Mako sharks big enough to eat a man whole to not so tall tales of monster sized Bluefin tuna that top 500 pounds.
|On the left you see a BIG blue marlin. Not necessarily caught off North Carolina but caught off the east coast. On the right is a sailfish caught off the Hatteras Island coast. Both these fish will make some great fish stories. |
This is where the real fishing adventure begins and where the timid stay on the dock. This is North Carolina charter fishing, with it's reel screaming, arm tiring, bent over the gunnels big game sportfishing action.
NC Fishing for Tuna
Tuna fishing in NC can be an exciting action packed fishing experience and when you plan one of these trips you must consider the Captain's experience when booking your charter. Selecting an experienced Captain is crucial. If you are fishing out of Oregon Inlet or Cape Hatteras and
want your entire crew to enjoy some fast Yellowfin Tuna action then you need an experienced well-seasoned NC charter Captain and crew. Tuna fishing can result in multiple hook-ups especially when chunking and the action can quickly get out of control so you will also want a first mate that has many tuna trips under his belt so he won't lose his cool under the pressure. Speaking of North Carolina bluefin tuna fishing here is an account of a Morehead City charter fishing trip that features some fast and exciting action packed bluefin tuna fishing action from a North Carolina charter boat fishing in Morehead City.
Fishing charters like the boat pictured here offer anglers plenty of fishing room and comfort for those long runsthe Captain may decide on in order to catch fish.||
Oregon Inlet Charters, Hatteras Inlet Fishing Boats
Atlantic Beach Deep Sea Fishing
Oregon Inlet, Hatteras Inlet, or Atlantic Beach are the happening salty spots where anglers from up and down the eastern seaboard flock to for a chance to experience what some consider the best blue water fishing the US mainland has to offer. When you hit the docks early am the first thing you notice are the big shiny sleek fishing boats lined up like toys just waiting to be boarded. The smell of diesel fuel fills the air, the pickup trucks flow into the lots full of anxious anglers before the sun cracks the dawn of day. Anglers run around grabbing last minute items from their vehicles while you hear various Captains from around the docks yelling "Come on, Let's Go, Let's Go Fishin!" This is North Carolina charter fishing, where the fish are plentiful, the action is fast, and the big game sportfishing is spectacular.
Cape Hatteras Island, North Carolina Deep Sea Fishing
Cape Hatteras, North Carolina has a coastline that sticks out into the Atlantic Ocean 60 miles and is known to many as the surf capitol of the east coast or surfer city, the place to go for Big East Coast waves. But it is also known by many residents and tourist's as one of the Atlantic Coast's hottest sport fishing locales. Hatteras Island is a nice laid back fishing village where the residents are super friendly and the fish are so plentiful the practically jump on your hook or in your boat.
There is great fishing along the entire coastline of Carolina and in addition to world renowned charter fishing ports of Oregon Inlet and Cape Hatteras there is great action packed North Carolina Deep Sea Fishing opportunities farther south. For instance anglers may want to try Southport, Carolina Beach, or Wrightsville beach which are all top sport fishing regions located in and around Wilmington, NC.
Here are some of the hot NC fishing cities and locales along the Carolina coast:
- Corolla, Currituck & the Albemarle Sound
- Kitty Hawk, Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head
- Manteo, Bodie Island, Oregon Inlet
- Pea Island, Rodanthe, Salvo, Avon
- Buxton, Hatteras, Hatteras Inlet
- Ocracoke, Ocracoke Inlet, Cedar Island
- Atlantic Beach, Cape Lookout, Harker's Island
- Beaufort, Newport Beach, Morehead City
- Surf City, Topsail Beach, Wrightsville Beach
- Carolina Beach, Southport, Holden Beach
North Carolina Fish Species
North Carolina fishing can yield a wide variety of species. The local area head boats and NC charter fishing outfits throughout the state, for inshore or offshore fishing, offer charter fishing trips for just about any species you wish to target. A few of the more popular species you may catch while fishing in North Carolina are as follows:
- Inshore Fish Species
- Croaker, Spot, Flounder, Roundhead (Kingfish), Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, Sea bass
- Speckle Trout, Gray Trout, Spadefish, Striper, Sheepshead, Triggerfish, Red Snapper
- Red Drum (Redfish), Black Drum, Cobia, Grouper
- Offshore Fishing Species
- Yellow Fin Tuna, Blue Fin Tuna, Big Eye Tuna
- Wahoo, Dolphin, King Mackerel, Amberjack
- Blue marlin, White Marlin, Sailfish
- Mako Shark, Atlantic Sharpnose