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Fishing in Manteo

You’ve got plenty of options aboard Manteo fishing charters. Local captains put generations of knowledge to work on every trip to make sure you have a good time. Explore the Roanoke and Croatan Sounds, hit the inlet, or head into the ocean – you’re never far from something big and tasty.

 
Inshore charters are a perfect introduction to Manteo’s angling action. Stay “sound side” to reel in tasty treats like Red Drum, Flounder, and Trout. Half day trips offer plenty of action, and experienced anglers can find huge big Bull Reds and Tarpon on longer charters. Most fish are around spring through fall but Tarpon only show up in summer.
 
Head through Oregon Inlet, and bigger fish like Cobia and King Mackerel join the fun. These guys put up a real fight, and taste great to boot. Kingfishing is best in fall, while late spring is best for Cobia. Don’t worry, you can find big Bluefish whenever you visit!
 
The keen sportfishers among you already know what’s coming next: the Gulf Stream. The Outer Banks are a bluewater warzone, where Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, and Marlin put skills to the test on all-day adventures. Summer is the best time for deep sea fishing in Manteo, although you can also find Bluefin Tuna here in winter.
 
Most Manteo fishing charters depart from Pirate’s Cove Marina off Route 64. This is also the starting place for the famous Pirate’s Cove Billfish Tournament, which draws competitive anglers from around the country each August. Think you’ve got what it takes to be the pirate king?

Rules & Regulations

Fishing licenses are provided as standard on fishing charters in North Carolina. Important species like Flounder, Black Seabass, and Cobia have strict closed seasons which may change annually. Always check with your captain for current seasons and bag limits.

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Manteo Fishing Seasons

January
Reel in the new year with some incredible inshore fishing. Hit the sounds for some delicious Redfish and Striped Bass, along with some tough-fighting Bluefish.
February
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, Stripers, and Seabass.
March
March is the height of Bluefin Tuna season. Head out to the continental shelf and troll, jig, or pop your way to glory against one of the toughest and tastiest fish in the sea!
April
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.
May

Mahi Mahi can be found in abundance offshore, while Bull Red Drum dominate the sounds. Bottom fish like Grouper and Tilefish are open for harvest, as are Cobia closer to shore. Better clear out the freezer!

June
Hot weather means hot fishing. You’ll want to speed off with the wind in your hair to take on monstrous White and Blue Marlin that are passing by in the Gulf Stream.
July
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.
August
With the Pirate’s Cove Billfish 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.
September
Huge "Smoker" Kingfish tear around the nearshore structure, while Bull Red Drum patrol the sounds. This is your last chance to battle Billfish before they head south, so save some time for offshore fishing.
October
Inshore season back in full swing. Explore the Roanoke and Croatan Sounds in search of Redfish, Trout, Striped Bass, and Bluefish. Otherwise, take on 30 lb "Smoker Kings" in the ocean.
November

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.

December
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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Reviews of Fishing in Manteo

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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.
Great Fathers Day trip!
Donald E. fished with Backin’ Up Sportfishing Charters on June 15, 2019
Yes, Pirates Cove Marina is easy to find and is a full service marina.
Bowfishing with Captain Crockett
FishingBooker Member fished with ReelOBX Charters & Bowfishing on June 4, 2019
Try the night bowfishing experience on the ReelOBX
3/4 day nearshore trip
Andrew K. fished with X-Spearmint Sportfishing on May 26, 2019
May fishing will vary greatly year to year because it is so early in the season sometimes it's warm sometimes it's cold.
3/4 day with captain Patrick
Philip D. fished with I Sea Fish on May 21, 2019
Go on a really sunny day. Cobia are spot fish and if the weather is overcast, it is really hard to spot them.

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