Outer Banks Offshore Fishing Charters

Outer Banks Offshore Fishing Charters

Best Offshore Fishing Charters in Outer Banks

Top Offshore Fishing Charters in Outer Banks

Offshore Fishing in Outer Banks

The Outer Banks are a dream offshore fishing location. Not far from the shore, you can sample some of the finest deep sea fighters. Yellowfin, Bluefin, Blackfin Tuna, Marlin, Mahi, and Wahoo are within a full day trip’s reach. The warm currents of the Gulf Stream flow near, which means OBX offshore fishing stays hot even during the winter.

Why are the Outer Banks great for offshore fishermen?

The Outer Banks boast a favorable fishing terrain. They are close to the continental shelf. Approximately 30 miles east of Oregon Inlet and Hatteras Inlet, the water depth changes rapidly. It drops all the way from 600 feet to 6000 feet without a notice. You know how fish like moving around physical structures? They like depth changing even more. Here, game fish can find loads of bait fish. This means an easy meal for Tuna swimming by. Meanwhile, the warm currents bring nutrients, and it all adds up to one big offshore playground. To make most of it, you will need to hire a skillful charter to take you out close to the action. There, you’ll need all your grip to get them to bite.

How to get them when you get there?

Offshore fisheries around the Outer Banks are rewarding, but may not always suit novice fishermen. If you are adventurous and want to head out, great! Getting to the fishing grounds is only one part of the equation, though. You will need to know how to get the gear right, but luckily many of the local captains are crazy about offshore fishing. They have the skills and will work hard to put you on fish. If you’re fishing during the summer months, trolling for Mahi, Wahoo, and of course Blue and White Marlin is a great way to spend the day. When Tunas arrive in winter, head out and either start trolling or employ chunking. By the way, Tunas love Menhaden.

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Reviews of Offshore Fishing in Outer Banks

A Morning with Captain Jake
Barbara R. fished with Team Dempsey Guide Service on November 11, 2021
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Plan for any kind of weather! We had beautiful sun and 65* but were prepared for cold weather too.
Half day trip with Will
Mark M. fished with Reel Thang Charters OBX on October 2, 2021
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We were hoping to catch a bit more fish, but the weather was maybe a bit too perfect with no current whatsoever. Still able to bring in speckled trout, gray trout, flounder, red drum and had a couple of blues get away.
Great Trip
Christian H. fished with First Light Charters on September 30, 2021
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Great fishing and great area for a family or couples trip!
6hr inshore trip
Jay A. fished with Provider Sportfishing on September 29, 2021
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Big game fish are 40 miles out so plan an all day charter. Inshore fishing is fast and furious and fish are smaller. Fun nonetheless!
Our trip
Amanda G. fished with Croatan Charters – Crab & Shrimp on September 28, 2021
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Go before September 28th if you want to get alot of shrimp.
4 hr. Inshore trip with Lance
Steve P. fished with Outcast Fishing Charters OBX on September 15, 2021
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Great introduction to this type fishing for 1st timers.
BOOK IT!! Awesome trip worth every penny!
Lisa G. fished with Croatan Charters – Crab & Shrimp on September 14, 2021
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We had a great time on Croatan Charter catching shrimp.
Half Day
Dennis S. fished with Risky Business Sportfishing on August 30, 2021
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If you are a serious fisher I would not recommend this time of the year. I would wait until May or November time frame when there is a greater vary of fish,

Top Targeted Offshore Fishing Species in Outer Banks