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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What anglers said about Offshore Fishing in Outer Banks

Plan for any kind of weather! We had beautiful sun and 65* but were prepared for cold weather too.
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Plan for any kind of weather! We had beautiful sun and 65* but were prepared for cold weather too.
Barbara  R.
Barbara R. Monroe, NC
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.
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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.
Mark  M.
Mark M. Mechanicsville, Virginia
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!
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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!
Jay  A.
Jay A. Mineral, VA
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,
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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,
Dennis  S.
Dennis S. Fredericksburg, VA
Bring sunscreen and plenty of water. Fish are biting so expect to be out in the sun.
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Bring sunscreen and plenty of water. Fish are biting so expect to be out in the sun.
James  M.
James M. Manteo, North Carolina
Ribbon fish are predators and scare other fish away…but great eating so that is a bonus.
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Ribbon fish are predators and scare other fish away…but great eating so that is a bonus.
Pete  M.
Pete M. Rocky Point, NY
Plenty of charter options. Tiki bar was great. Filet guys were fast. Ships store was great. Friendly folks all around.
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Plenty of charter options. Tiki bar was great. Filet guys were fast. Ships store was great. Friendly folks all around.
Scott  L.
Scott L. Rockville, MD
Read the reviews of the many different charters before you select schedule a trip.
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Read the reviews of the many different charters before you select schedule a trip.
Chuck  M.
Chuck M. Moyock, North Carolina
The tiki bar after fishing was great, the guy cleaning the fish was very, very good!
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The tiki bar after fishing was great, the guy cleaning the fish was very, very good!
Matthew  M.
Matthew M. LUTHVLE TIMON, MD
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!
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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!
Taylor  A.  K.
Taylor A. K. Clarksville, TN
It's fishing, not catching. You never know how it's going to go. Our 1st time out in OB. Crew was fantastic.
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It's fishing, not catching. You never know how it's going to go. Our 1st time out in OB. Crew was fantastic.
Chauncey  T.
Chauncey T. Auburn, PA
Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Captain Jeremy answered right away and was very professional.
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Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Captain Jeremy answered right away and was very professional.
Heather  L.
Heather L. Mount Airy, MD
It would be a mistake to overlook this experience. The pricing is better than expected, and The experience of a lifetime could be passed up. This Captain covers all angles and very prepared for the unforeseen.
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It would be a mistake to overlook this experience. The pricing is better than expected, and The experience of a lifetime could be passed up. This Captain covers all angles and very prepared for the unforeseen.
Bruce  W.
Bruce W. Manassas, VA
Read different reviews and email different charters. My fishing charter with Duckhunter - 28 was excellent and Captain Hunter responded to mu texts/email very quickly.
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Read different reviews and email different charters. My fishing charter with Duckhunter - 28 was excellent and Captain Hunter responded to mu texts/email very quickly.
Donna  M.
Donna M. Ocean View, DE
Sunscreen, and a place to bring home plenty of fish, and motion sickness pills.
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Sunscreen, and a place to bring home plenty of fish, and motion sickness pills.
Mark  Z.
Mark Z. United States
I'd recommend booking with an experienced captain as the conditions are constantly changing in the area. Getting some first hand knowledge will help us greatly on future outings.
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I'd recommend booking with an experienced captain as the conditions are constantly changing in the area. Getting some first hand knowledge will help us greatly on future outings.
Michael  B.
Michael B. United States
Great trip with lots of fish. If waters rough take Dramamine or pray to the bucket gods
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Great trip with lots of fish. If waters rough take Dramamine or pray to the bucket gods
Tony  J.
Tony J. Lindside, WV
Pay attention to the weather and dress accordingly! Relax, have a good attitude, and enjoy.
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Pay attention to the weather and dress accordingly! Relax, have a good attitude, and enjoy.
Jamie  D.
Jamie D. Virginia Beach, VA
We had a great time with Captain Randy and caught 50- 60 fish in three hours time. I would recommend fishing in Wanchese.
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We had a great time with Captain Randy and caught 50- 60 fish in three hours time. I would recommend fishing in Wanchese.
Charles  T.
Charles T. Moneta, Virginia
Easy and quick to get to plenty different spots for lots of different kinds of fishing.
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Easy and quick to get to plenty different spots for lots of different kinds of fishing.
Seth  B.
Seth B. Richmond, VA

Top Targeted Offshore Fishing Species in Outer Banks