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Top Fishing Charters in Kitty Hawk

Fishing in Kitty Hawk

You may have heard of Kitty Hawk as the site of the first-ever airplane flight. Between the sounds and the deep waters of the Atlantic, conditions are perfect for flying but, rest assured, there’s more on offer than that. Come fishing in Kitty Hawk and discover the Outer Banks’ rich fishery in stunning surroundings.

What to Expect

With such a range of fishing grounds on offer, there’s something for everyone in Kitty Hawk. There’s excellent fishing on offer year-round. Fill the boat with delicious fish along the sounds or test your skills and strength against pelagic monsters offshore. 


Inshore Fishing

Within minutes of leaving the dock, you’ll be on the rich waters of the Albemarle Sound, getting your fish on right away. This famous brackish body of water is home to a range of fish unrivaled elsewhere. Go after Largemouth Bass in the backcountry, head to the main basin for Flounder, Redfish, and Weakfish, or hunt Striped Bass who’ll hide all over!
No matter your experience, you’re in for a treat. Beginners can learn the ropes on the calm waters, while keen anglers can put their skills to the test to fill the boat.


Nearshore Fishing

Fishing the surf is one of the more popular methods of fishing here. Aboard a charter boat in Kitty Hawk, you’ll explore a range of nearshore fishing grounds, from the beach to the reefs. Depending on the time of year, you can find Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, and many more biting at the end of your line, as you mix it up between trolling and bottom fishing. 


Offshore fishing

When most people think of fishing in the OBX, they think of deep sea fishing – and with good reason! The Gulf Stream makes its way past the North Carolinian coast, bringing with it a wealth of migrating, monster fish.
Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, and Blue and White Marlin are just a few of the huge fish that call these waters home at different points throughout the year. Experienced anglers, in particular, will relish the chance to go up against these beasts, with the chance to land a trophy catch too much to resist. 

How to Prepare

Before booking your fishing charter in Kitty Hawk, you’d better know what you’re in for. As the waters are most choppy in winter, you’ll be hard-pressed to find an offshore charter. Don’t worry, though, as the inshore fishing is as good as ever, and you’ll get to take advantage of it year-round.
Everything you need for a productive day on the water awaits on board, and you won’t need to worry about a license either! All you need to do is bring some drinks and snacks aboard and make yourself at home.
Whether you’re looking to fill the boat or chasing that once-in-a-lifetime catch, Kitty Hawk is the place to be. Hop aboard a fishing charter and make all your fishing dreams come true!
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Kitty Hawk Fishing Seasons

Most captains will take the opportunity in January to fix up their boats before the season kicks in. You may find a couple of days of good weather, giving you the chance to fill up on inshore beauties.

With the offshore waters still providing a challenge for even the most experienced captains, fishing the sounds is your best bet in winter. From Flounder to Striped Bass, there’s plenty on offer.
The season is almost upon Kitty Hawk and some early birds will make their way out on the water. Exciting and delicious Tuna make their way along the Gulf Stream, giving you the chance to head offshore too.
There’s no doubt that it’s time to go fishing when April kicks in. Everything is possible as the waters and the fishing both start heating up. Inshore, surf, or offshore – get ready for a thrilling day on the water.
Before the peak tourist season hits, you’ll get to take advantage of red-hot fishing on relatively empty waters. Mahi Mahi join the offshore party and the “Drum run” kicks off inshore, giving you plenty to target.
Book early to avoid disappointment, as the whole of the Outer Banks comes alive in June. Some of the best fishing of the year is upon you, with Marlin starting to arrive offshore, and the usual suspects still inshore. 
Billfish is the name of the game as summer hits its peak. Both Blue and White Marlin give you the chance to land the catch of a lifetime, while delicious Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and exciting Wahoo are more than worthy bycatch.
Take your pick of the wealth of fishing on offer out of Kitty Hawk in August, as the inshore sounds are overflowing with delicious fish, the nearshore fishing is in its prime, and the offshore bite has never been better.
There’s no sign of the fishing coming to an end, even if the tourists start making their way out. Come in September and make the most of the productive fishing without having to pay top dollar.
Make the most of the end of the official season and get out on the water as much as you can to fill the boat. You’ll still have the chance to hit up a range of different fishing grounds before the bad weather comes in.
As the weather changes, you’ll rely on the inshore fishing to keep you entertained. The rich sounds are as full as ever, with Bass, Flounder, Drum, and Trout biting at your line for a thrilling day out. 
As the year draws to a close, so does the fishing. You’ll be very lucky to find a captain to take you out in December, so put your feet up and enjoy the holidays and conserve your energy for next year’s fishing. 

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What People Are Saying About Kitty Hawk

"September fishing trip"

Gregory P. fished with Backwater Adventures on September 10, 2019

Not the best time for bass but Captain did a great job finding bass that where on the bite and helping with gear. We came in after the Hurricane and he had no chance to get out and find them before trip. But found bass and put us on them. The captain stayed in contact with me all through the week leading up to my vacation even though the hurricane was bearing down on the obx. This was much appreciated and answerd any of my concerns. Had a great day and caught fish thank you.

"Half day trip with captain David"

Tennyson K. fished with Backwater Adventures on August 13, 2019

Listen to the tips that the captain gives

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