Outer Banks Fishing Charters

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Top Fishing Charters in Outer Banks

Outer Banks: 156 fishing charters available

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.

"Booked this fishing trip for my husband for his 40th Birthday." —⁠ Danielle,
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trips fromUS $300
I Sea Fish
I Sea Fish

Manteo • 26 ft • 4 persons

Experience the Outer Banks as never before on I Sea Fish charters.

"We took our two young kids on a half day inshore trip with Patrick and caught more Speckled Trout than we could eat!" —⁠ Deborah,
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trips fromUS $500

Wanchese • 22 ft • 6 persons

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

"My friend and I took our kids on vacation and booked the fishing trip for the boys." —⁠ Stephanie,
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trips fromUS $275
Miss Banx
Miss Banx

Wanchese • 32 ft • 6 persons

Make an adventure out of your next trip to Wanchese and go fishing with Miss Banx.

"My family booked a morning trip with Taylor on the Miss Banx." —⁠ Robert,
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trips fromUS $700
South Bound OBX Outfitters
South Bound OBX Outfitters

Manteo • 20 ft • 4 persons

If you’re ready to start fishing in the Outer Banks, we’ve got you covered with South Bound OBX Outfitters.

"Captain Chris was awesome! I booked a quick trip for my older sons and their girlfriends during our time in OBX." —⁠ Tiffany,
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trips fromUS $250
Riptide Charters
Riptide Charters

Wanchese • 25 ft • 5 persons

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

"My husband and I took our son fishing as a reward for good grades this past school year and had the opportunity to join Captain Randy and his son, Drake, out in the outer banks sound." —⁠ Annabelle,
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trips fromUS $325
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.

"This was our first time going charter boat fishing and we had an amazing time." —⁠ Saira,
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trips fromUS $375
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”!

"We had a great morning out on the water with Captain Terry. He put us on fish right away and we continued to catch fish the whole trip." —⁠ Christa,
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trips fromUS $450
Sea Jay Fishing Charters
Sea Jay Fishing Charters

Wanchese • 24 ft • 6 persons

Looking to go fishing in Wanchese? Then, Sea Jay Fishing Charters has a trip with your name on it!

"Captain Ryan showed us a great half day on the water! My kids (twins 10 yo) both caught a bunch of bait fish, and then they were able to reel in 5 Spotted Trout each, which of course made their day!" —⁠ Michael,
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trips fromUS $300

Wanchese • 21 ft • 3 persons

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

"First off, Andy made sure our entire family was comfortable and explained everything we would see prior to taking off." —⁠ Dean, PA
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trips fromUS $350
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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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