Tuna (Bluefin) Fishing in North Carolina

Tuna (Bluefin) Fishing in North Carolina

A short ride past the Outer Banks and into the Gulf Stream gets you to some of the finest big game fishing the East Coast has to offer. Bluefin Tuna is just one of the amazing catch possibilities on a trip off North Carolina, and its migrating path not taking it farther south makes it all the more desirable to go after right here.

Hatteras and Atlantic Beach are excellent spots to head out of, as they're the closest to the trajectory of the fish. The season starts heating up in November, but sometimes the first catches scome as early as mid October. Bluefin are usually present until March, with the season occasionally extending to April.

An excellent and very affordable charter in Atlantic Beach is run by captain Corbett on his 34' Reelax.

Seasonality:
Tuna (Bluefin) fishing in North Carolina varies moderately throughout the year. High season is January to February and November to December. Low season is April to September. There is no closed season.
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