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Top Fishing Charters in Manteo

Fishing in Manteo

Fishing in Manteo

Whether you’re after incredible inshore or unforgettable offshore sportfishing, Manteo fishing charters offer you the best of both worlds. Located on Roanoke Island, Pirate’s Cove Marina is in the perfect location to get you on the water. Sound side or ocean side, everything you want is here in NC!

What type of fishing charter is best for me?

Inshore Fishing

If you’re looking for a quick fishing fix or want to test the waters and see what the fuss is about – inshore fishing is for you. The Outer Banks protect against the choppy ocean, and fishing the calm waters around the island yields plenty of exciting and delicious fish.
You don’t need to go far to find the fishing spots in the Croatan and Roanoke Sounds. A four-hour trip will see to your needs as you fill the boat with Stripers, Bluefish, Mackerel, Flounder, Trout, and many more prized fish. Bring the family along and get the kids hooked!

Offshore Fishing

The more experienced angler will relish the chance of Manteo deep sea fishing in the Atlantic. On full day and overnight trips, you’ll head over 40 miles beyond the OBX to take advantage of the Gulf Stream's rich waters.
Target a range of enormous and scrumptious fish. Troll for majestic Marlin and stunning Sailfish, while targeting Tuna or Mahi Mahi will see you head home with a delicious treat. If you’re lucky, you may go deep dropping for Tilefish. These golden creatures also make for a culinary delight.

When to Go?

The beauty of fishing the Outer Banks is that it’s non-stop. All year there’s something to whet your appetite!
Summer is the high season. May through October are the prime months to head offshore as the big pelagics pass through. There’s a whole catalog of events lined up during the peak season. Hit up the Independence Day bonanza or the Pirate’s Cove Billfish Fishing Tournament in August.
Beginners may find the calm waters of the Croatan and Roanoke Sounds more suitable. These productive shallow waters are also overflowing year round, with the best fishing during winter. Trips can be as short or as long as you want, so there’s something for everyone.

What to Bring

For the diverse waters in the Outer Banks, you’ll need a versatile boat. North Carolina fishermen offer just that. Aboard a spacious offshore sportfishing vessel, you’ll find everything you need. From comfortable seating to a toilet, you’ll be happy throughout your trip.
With a licensed captain, you’ll even have your fishing permit secured. All you need to do is dress appropriately and bring some drinks and snacks aboard to make the most of your day. In the winter, wrap up warm and protect against the rain, while you should stock up on sunblock in the summer.
And that’s it, you’re ready to explore the range of Manteo fishing charters! Expect a battle of epic proportions and end your trip with more than just a great story.
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Manteo Fishing Seasons

Reel in the new year with some incredible inshore fishing. Bottom fish the sounds for some delicious Redfish, Flounder, and Striped Bass, along with some tough-fighting Bluefish. 
Warm up with a thrilling fishing adventure as you mix up your fishing techniques. Head offshore to catch the bite of Bluefin Tuna, or stay inshore and go after Bluefish and Stripers.
A new dawn shines upon Manteo in March as the Tuna season starts to really take off. Head out to the continental shelf and troll to catch the bite of these monsters. 
There’s no turning back. The high season is almost here, and you’ll get to warm up for it with a trip offshore to battle it out with Tuna and the first of the Wahoo, Cobia, and Mahi Mahi.

Big game fishing season is upon us. Tough-fighting Mahi Mahi can be found in abundance offshore, along with the last of the Tuna population. Expect a tough battle to land these delicious beasts. 

Hot weather means hot fishing. You’ll want to speed off with the wind in your hair to the Gulf Stream to take on some monstrous White and Blue Marlin that are passing by.
The heart of the summer is when you get the chance to tick some fish off your bucket list. Monster Marlin and stunning Sailfish will push you to your limit as you try to land the catch of your dreams.
With the Pirate’s Cove Billfish Fishing Tournament in the middle of the month, you know that August is a productive time to get on the water. Battle it out with monster pelagics and make some lifelong memories. 
Don’t miss your chance to catch the last of the pelagics. Monster Kingfish will come to replace the beasts you’ve been used to throughout the summer, but you can still catch a few of the lazier ones!
Inshore season is kicking off ahead of steam. Rediscover the wealth of the sounds around Roanoke Island and go after Redfish, Flounder, and Trout to fill the boat. 

It’s getting colder, but the fishing remains red hot. Explore the shallow waters near the shoreline of Manteo and go after some nationwide favorite game and table fish, from Redfish to Flounder.

You don’t want to look back on the year and regret not going fishing. There’s still plenty of riches to explore on the inshore waters, so come and fill the boat before it’s too late. 

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What People Are Saying About Manteo

"Fur filed "

Justin L. fished with Backin’ Up Sportfishing Charters on August 6, 2019

Spend the extra go further out!!! It’s worth it!!!

"Fishing with Bud"

Ron E. fished with Mott Ridge Charters – Manteo on July 26, 2019

Bring a cooler for the fish with ice to bring them home.

"Half day afternoon with Capt Ryan"

Stanley P. fished with X-Spearmint Sportfishing on July 25, 2019

Spend the extra money and avoid a head boat.

"12 hr offshore"

Jon C. fished with Carly A Sportfishing on July 16, 2019

I don't think you can wrong with any type of fishing in the area. Wide array of species to catch.

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Top Targeted Species in Manteo

Spanish Mackerel

Spanish Mackerel





Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Bass (Striped)

Bass (Striped)



Tuna (Yellowfin)

Tuna (Yellowfin)



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