Outer Banks Fishing Charters

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Top Fishing Charters in Outer Banks

Outer Banks: 148 fishing charters available

Wanchese • 21 ft • 6 persons

Spring is here, and Summer is close behind it! Migrations of many species of fish are occurring now, and the bite has been spectacular.

"If you are looking for a great inshore fishing experience in the Outer Banks, look no further!" —⁠ Charlie,
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trips fromUS $320

Wanchese • 21 ft • 3 persons

Old North State Fishing is located at Wanchese Marina in the historic fishing village of Wanchese.

"Andy was great! Got out on the water fast and got to the first spot where me and my fiancée caught a good amount of spotted trout." —⁠ Kody,
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trips fromUS $350
Flying Fish Charters OBX – Manteo
Flying Fish Charters OBX – Manteo

Manteo • 23 ft • 4 persons

Based out of Manteo, Flying Fish Charters OBX is your ticket to a memorable time on the water.

"This Trip was originally scheduled for Aug 28, with the threat of inclement weather we rescheduled to Aug 30th, Day before Hurricane Idalia." —⁠ Fred, VA
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trips fromUS $495

Wanchese • 22 ft • 6 persons

Waymaker Charters offers you sunset cruises and fishing trips on the beautiful Albemarle Sound.

"Captain Ryan informed us that he’d find out who lacks patience." —⁠ Betsy,
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trips fromUS $275
OBX Inshore Fishing – Stumpy Point
OBX Inshore Fishing – Stumpy Point

Manteo • 20 ft • 4 persons

Head out to explore the fishing grounds surrounding Stumpy Point, North Carolina with “OBX Inshore Fishing”!

"Great trip. Our captain was very good at keeping us informed of next steps after we booked." —⁠ Charles,
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trips fromUS $450
Waymaker Charters - F.V. Revival (29' cc)
Waymaker Charters - F.V. Revival (29' cc)

Wanchese • 29 ft • 6 persons

Revival Fishing welcomes you to Wanchese, NC! Captain Lewis will take you on a fishing trip you'll never forget.

"We were looking for a fun fishing experience for two younger children on our family vacation, Captain Lewis was the right one to go with!" —⁠ Lewis, Maryland
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trips fromUS $300
Salty Charters
Salty Charters

Manteo • 23 ft • 6 persons

Salty Charters is located in Manteo, NC, and offers to show you a memorable time fishing in the Outer Banks.
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trips fromUS $375
Absolut Fishing Charters
Absolut Fishing Charters

Manteo • 22 ft • 4 persons

Absolut Fishing Charters is located in Manteo, North Carolina and offers to take you on a trip full of fun and excitement chasing fish.
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trips fromUS $500
Got-em Charters
Got-em Charters

Hatteras • 25 ft • 6 persons

Got-em Charters will take you on a family friendly adventure you'll remember for a long time.

"Captain Jerry was honest and thoughtful about the whole experience." —⁠ Gary,
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trips fromUS $400
Riptide Charters
Riptide Charters

Wanchese • 25 ft • 5 persons

If you are looking for a trip of a lifetime, RipTide Charters is for you!

"We had a great morning out fishing with Riptide Charters. Weather was a little questionable leading up to our trip but captain Randy was very on top keeping us updated on the situation and adjusting our trip as needed." —⁠ Krystle,
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trips fromUS $325
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Outer Banks

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Fishing in Outer Banks

Fishing is a way of life in the Outer Banks. These remote barrier islands are home to many of the country’s top sport fish, with guides to match. Explore sheltered sounds with the family or test your skills in deep sea currents. Either way, you’re in experienced hands aboard Outer Banks fishing charters.
 
Red Drum dominate the shallows in OBX. Huge “Bulls” give anglers a great fight while smaller “Puppy Drum” make for a delicious meal. Drum are around all year but they’re best in spring and fall. Half day inshore trips are perfect for beginners, while full days let you chase some real trophies.
 
Up for more of a challenge? Head offshore on a full day adventure and battle Blue and White Marlin, Bigeye and Yellowfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and more. Most deep sea fish are around in summer, except for the area’s signature species: Bluefin Tuna. Bluefin show up in winter, when many boats aren’t running, so book early if you want a shot at one.
 
Trips depart from marinas all over the Outer Banks. Hatteras Harbor, Oregon Inlet, and Pirate’s Cove are some of the most iconic ones, home to famous fishing tournaments like the Hatteras Blue Marlin Tournament and Pirate’s Cove Billfish Tournament. Wherever your trip starts, you’ll end it with a ton of fish and some incredible memories. That’s what OBX charters are all about.

Rules & Regulations

Licenses are included on all Outer Banks fishing charters. Bear in mind that species like Flounder and Seabass have strict closed seasons which may change annually. It’s always best to talk to your captain to get the most up to date info.

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Outer Banks Fishing Seasons

January
January in the Outer Banks can be hit and miss, with unpredictable winter weather. However, if you make it out it will be well worth it: Bluefin Tuna are around offshore and Striped Bass winter in the shallows.
February

February is prime Tuna season in OBX, with giant Bluefin showing up offshore. Striped Bass are holed up in the sounds, and Kingfish may be around nearshore. This is also Seabass season north of Cape Hatteras.

March

March is an excellent time to fish for Tuna, as Yellowfin join the giant Bluefin. Inshore, Red and Black Drum, Bluefish, and Speckled Trout will keep you warm in the chilly weather.

April

April is prime season for big Bull Red Drum in the Outer Banks. You can also expect to find Black Drum, Trout, and much more inshore, and a chance of Yellowfin and Bluefin Tuna offshore.

May

Deep sea fishing begins to pick up pace in May, with Mahi Mahi and the occasional Wahoo joining in the fun offshore. The Drum run continues early in the month inshore - ask an inshore guide to show you how much fun this is.

June

As the tourist season heats up, so does the fishing. Most captains are going out every day on the trail of Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo, Mahi, Sailfish, and Marlin. Don't miss the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament!

July

July is the peak of the Outer Banks fishing season. Everything is biting, from Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna, and Mahi offshore to Cobia and Spanish Mackerel inshore. Just be sure to book ahead!

August

Put your fishing skills to the test in August, as the peak fishing season combines with tournament time. Look out for the Pirates Cove Billfish Tournament and the Alice Kelly Ladies Billfish Tournament.

September

Once Labor Day is over, the crowds die down. But the fishing is heating up more than ever. Despite the cooler weather, the Gulf Stream remains hot offshore. And don't miss the Hatteras Village Invitational surf fishing tournament.

October

The second Drum run of the year is in full swing inshore. Look for Striped Bass in the Pamlico Sound, with fun fishing nearshore for King Mackerel and Albacore Tuna. Offshore, look for Mahi, Wahoo, and Tuna.

November

Most years, the Gulf Stream will still be accessible. This means exciting fishing offshore for the likes of Wahoo and Yellowfin Tuna. As the weather cools, some huge Bluefin Tuna may add to the mix.

December

As winter draws in, your best chance of a steady bite is in the inshore waters. Look for Striped Bass, Bluefish, Speckled Trout, and Black Drum in the sounds and inlets or search for monster Tuna offshore when conditions allow.

Outer Banks Fishing Calendar

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Featured photos from Outer Banks

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What anglers said about fishing in Outer Banks

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Top Types of Fishing in Outer Banks

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Top Fishing Techniques in Outer Banks

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Top Targeted Species in Outer Banks

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