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Wanchese is the business end of Roanoke Island, and that business is catching fish. Located on Roanoke Island, just a short ride from Oregon Inlet and the Atlantic, it’s in a prime spot to get you casting. Wanchese fishing charters are run by experienced captains from generations-long fishing families, who’ll take you to the inshore sounds and beyond to the deep seas to get your fish on. 
 
There’s something for everyone in Wanchese. Inshore charters are great for families. Reel in tasty Panfish, Flounder, and Red Drum in the sheltered sounds and be back in time for lunch. Skilled anglers can stay out longer to take on big Bull Reds and more. Most species are best in spring and fall, but there’s plenty of action year-round.
 
Head out into the ocean and things really heat up. The wrecks offer up Seabass, Tilefish, Cobia, Mackerel, and Bluefish. But head offshore to the Gulf Stream, and Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, and Marlin are around all summer long! Up for a real challenge? Brave the colder weather to take on Bluefins weighing over 500 pounds! This is one of the best Bluefin Tuna fisheries in the country, so spend upwards of eight hours on the water and go after that trophy!
 
If fighting huge fish isn’t tough enough, take on other anglers in a local tournament! The biggest event is the Pirate’s Cove Billfish Tournament in nearby Manteo, but there are lots of smaller ones, too. Wanchese fishing charters will even help you prepare for them! Just head down to one of the three marinas in town, hop aboard your charter boat, and get ready for an awesome day on the water.
 

Rules & Regulations

Wanchese fishing charters include licenses for everybody on board, so that's one less thing to worry about. However, many species such as Flounder, Cobia, and Seabass have strict closed seasons which may change annually. Your captain will have up-to-date info on every species, and will make sure you stick to the rules during your trip. 

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January
Inshore fishing reigns supreme during the winter, so head out to the sounds and bottom fish for some delicious Redfish and Striped Bass, just make sure to wrap up warm. 
February
While the Stripers and Flounder make their way out, the Tuna season is heating up. Hit the inshore waters for the last of the cold water season or head offshore to land a delicious Bluefin.
March
Spring really does bring with it new arrivals. The Bluefin Tuna season is in full swing and Yellowfin start to show up toward the end of the month. Inshore, Drum, Trout, and Bluefish will keep you busy.
April
There are no April showers to worry about in the Outer Banks. As the weather starts heating up, so does the fishing. Expect a range of exciting big game fish in the deeper waters offshore.
May

Expect to find plenty of Mahi Mahi and Yellowfin Tuna offshore, along Cobia closer to land. You might even spot the first few Billfish, signaling the start of big game season.

June
School’s out just in time for the season to hit its stride. White and Blue Marlin arrive to the party, giving you the chance to land a real prized monster fish. 
July
Stunning Sailfish is the latest addition to the Gulf Stream. Deep sea fishing is the name of the game, and expect to be mesmerized by these stunning creatures as you fight one to the boat.
August
There’s no sign of things cooling off, so get offshore throughout August and make the most of the summer. Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Marlin, and Sailfish will all have you in for the fight of your life.

 

September
Change is a-coming as the pelagics start to leave the Gulf Stream. But fear not, monstrous Kingfish are on their way and the inshore season is just around the corner.
October
Trout are well and truly back, as are Red Drum inshore. However, when the weather's fine, nothing beats the Tuna action offshore! Head out to the Gulf Stream and get your fill of these monsters!
November
While many may want to stay close to shore during November to try to fill the boat with Drum, Trout, and Bass, there's still plenty going on offshore, where the Tuna bite is in its prime!
December

If you manage to find some good weather in December, you'll want to make the most of the last chance of the year to go offshore and battle Tuna! Otherwise, it will all be about landing smaller fish inshore. 

Wanchese Fishing Calendar

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4 hr. Inshore trip with Lance
Steve P. fished with FIN ALLY Fishing Charters OBX on September 15, 2021
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Great introduction to this type fishing for 1st timers.
August fishing trip
William R. fished with Half-Fast Sportfishing on August 30, 2021
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Bring cash if you want the dock staff to clean your fish.
Great Family Outing...30 fish and many more smiles
James M. fished with Carolina Style Sportfishing on August 27, 2021
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Bring sunscreen and plenty of water. Fish are biting so expect to be out in the sun.
Half day trip fishing for Ribbon Fish
Scott L. fished with Half-Fast Sportfishing on July 28, 2021
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Plenty of charter options. Tiki bar was great. Filet guys were fast. Ships store was great. Friendly folks all around.
6hr nearshore trip
Sara T. fished with Hitman Sportfishing on July 28, 2021
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Good fishing. Depends on where you go and who you go with.
July fishing trip
Matthew M. fished with Half-Fast Sportfishing on July 17, 2021
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The tiki bar after fishing was great, the guy cleaning the fish was very, very good!
4 hour trip!
Taylor A. K. fished with No Sweat Sportsfishing on July 13, 2021
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Relax! It’s fun even if you’re not hauling in as many as you think you are, and be prepared to use a lot of arm strength to reel in even small fish! Ha!
Fishing with Devlin
Spencer R. fished with Half-Fast Sportfishing on July 12, 2021
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We had some younger children with us and weren't sure how they would handle being on a boat for the first time so we decided on a near-shore, 4-hour trip. If it was just my buddy and I without kids we could have went out further for something a little bigger. The only species in-shore hitting were these ribbon fish which are slow trolled for. The kids caught fish and had a blast so our goal was accomplished. Maybe next year we can go out further for some tuna or mahi mahi, etc. But the boat, the captain and the mate were top notch and very friendly. Great 4-hour trip!

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Wanchese

According to customer reviews, Duck Hunter – 28', Riptide Charters, and Sounds Good Charters are some of the most popular fishing charters in Wanchese, North Carolina. Full list of top fishing charters in Wanchese.

Duck Hunter – 28', Riptide Charters, and Sounds Good Charters all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Wanchese.

The best way to experience fishing in Wanchese is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in Wanchese, North Carolina.

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Change is a-coming as the pelagics start to leave the Gulf Stream. But fear not, monstrous Kingfish are on their way and the inshore season is just around the corner. Check availability for local fishing charters in Wanchese.

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