On the northern tip of the Outer Banks, Duck, NC separates the sheltered shallows of the Currituck Sound and the open expanse of the Atlantic Ocean. Duck fishing charters make the most of these waters, tailoring trips for first-timers, sportfishing fanatics, and everything in between.
Inshore charters stay in the sound to target Red Drum, Flounder, Weakfish, Spanish Mackerel, and more. Throw out some live bait and reel in a feast in just a few hours or stay out longer to battle Bull Reds and even Tarpon. Most species are around spring through fall, but the Tarpon bite is best in summer.
Head a little bit further out and you’ll find productive reefs and wrecks swarming with prized fish. Bluefish spend most of the year here, alongside seasonal visitors like King Mackerel, Cobia, and much, much more. You need your biggest cooler on these trips!
Then there’s the bluewater bite. Offshore charters take you to the Gulf Stream to troll for big game species like Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, and even Marlin. You can also deep drop for delicious bottom fish like Grouper and Tilefish. Either way, the best time to visit is summer, and you’ll need a full day trip to take on these monsters.
You’ve got plenty of options, so choose your adventure and get ready for the Outer Banks’ incredible angling. Just make sure you book in advance, because boats get very busy in high season.
Rules & Regulations
Fishing licenses are always provided on fishing charters in North Carolina. Species like Flounder and Seabass have strict closed seasons which change regularly, so you should talk to your captain to make sure you’re fishing by the book.