What would you recommend to anglers fishing in Wanchese, North Carolina for the first time?

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Thomas Daley
Framingham, MA
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Went fishing with Hitman Sportfishing on June 25, 2019
It was good in the early morning but as the day get to noon time it will get hot and there is no relief while fishing. The earlier you can get out the better it will be heat wise. The inshore fishing is for Mackeral and King fish. I thought the fish might taste strong but it cooked up great with some seasoning and EVOO. The King fish was given a big thumbs up from Grandma as this was our first time eating it.

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Peter Digiovanni
Brooklyn, New York
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Went fishing with Half-Fast Sportfishing on June 15, 2019
Determine the type of fish you would like to fish for and plan accordingly. We went inshore or near shore fishing when we should have been deep sea fishing because our intended target fish was for mahi-mahi and Cobia but since we went inshore fishing we ended up catching Spanish mackerel and bluefish. Communicate with your captain through this website and you won't run into the same problems we did. It was last-minute excitement that had us booking without doing research. The Captain Crew in boat where everything we expected, the trip itself was great!!

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Chris Kerr
Annapolis, MD
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Went fishing with Cutawhiskie Charters - OBX, NC on July 16, 2019
Sun block. Plenty of food and drinks. A good attitude. Also understand that sometimes the conditions are not good for the fish you are after, and listen/consider the Captain's recommendations. Sometimes it works out better.

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David Young
Barton, VT
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Went fishing with Carolina Girl Sportfishing OBX on May 8, 2019
The fishing is good in May, the day before my trip the charter boats caught plenty of tuna, a lot can change in 24hrs so my trip produced very few fish, it was just one of those days with little action.

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Clifford Bombard
Lexington, South Carolina
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Went fishing with Captain Froggy's Charter Fishing on June 16, 2018
Book your accommodations early and make sure you can change dates or get a refund. Most places are sold out! Also reconfirm with your guide service to make sure the fishing you want to do is working well with the recent trips and check out latest reviews.

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David Oneal
Newark, DE
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Went fishing with Phideaux Fishing on March 24, 2018
It was rough conditions but if you have the patience like this crew did and the knowledge of the ocean floor was quite impressive. Wanchese is way better then Ocean City, MD. and just my opinion, but very impressed with Wanchese fishing....

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Russell Jonas
The Bronx, New York
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Went fishing with Carolina Girl Sportfishing OBX on July 26, 2017
Check that the water temp is 80 degrees Fahrenheit. If it is not, then go for the full day instead of the half day. That way your boat has time to travel as far as the Gulf Stream where the water is always warm and there are always fish.

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Jack Tolbert
Moneta, VA
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Went fishing with Outer Banks Outdoors and Fishing on September 2, 2019
I prefer to book 1/2 or 3/4 day trips. No one's gets overly tired and I get to learn from different captains.

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Stephen Mohl
Claymont, DE
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Went fishing with Carolina Girl Sportfishing OBX on June 20, 2019
Good marina with all the amenities you would need in terms of ice, store, bar, parking and fish cleaning. We did an in-shore charter and got a good number of blues and Spanish Mackerel.

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Stacy Pauley
Franklin, VA
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Went fishing with High Water Adventure – Wet Kitty Charters on May 31, 2019
Going out of Wanchese is far better than I expected and everyone at the Wanchese marina are so professional and friendly!

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Mike Edlin
Fayetteville, NC
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Went fishing with Carolina Flare Sportfishing on May 19, 2019
Go with an experienced captain who knows the waters and has the proper equipment to handle whichever species you are looking for.

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Dave Snyder
Manheim, PA
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Went fishing with Kahuna Fishing Charters LLC on May 10, 2019
Watch the weather closely and take the advise of the captain on the timing. I would recommend that you have some flexibility in your schedule to make the trip all you want it to be.

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Billy Laster
Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
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Went fishing with Half-Fast Sportfishing on April 27, 2019
The captain had to work hard to get us tuna. The end of April is still a little too early when NC had several heavy rain storms.

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Jack Tolbert
Moneta, VA
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Went fishing with Stolat Fishing Charters on September 1, 2019
I fish out of the outer bank about three times a year and leave from Wanchese 90% of the time.

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Patricia Lamarr
Rich Square, North Carolina
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Went fishing with Carolina Girl Sportfishing OBX on June 26, 2019
Easy to get to and get in and out of and lots of trips to choose from. Nice day trip!

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Larry Odom
Greenville, SC
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Went fishing with Half-Fast Sportfishing on May 17, 2019
Make sure you talk to and get in writing from the captain what fish is being targeted.

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Roger Underwood
Farmville, VA
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Went fishing with Cutawhiskie Charters - OBX, NC on May 16, 2019
Book a six or more hour trip to get out in the ocean and catch a wider variety of fish.

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Kevin Link
Buffalo, NY
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Went fishing with Captain Froggy's Charter Fishing on August 15, 2018
The captain made sure everybody was comfortable. He even kept us out of the sun and made my son with a broken leg comfortable. I’ll be back next year

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Jon Mayberry
Manteo, NC
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Went fishing with Little Shell Charters on July 26, 2018
Watch the weather. The rain made us change our plans from going offshore rod fishing to shrimping in the sound. Be prepared to adjust your expectations. Fun is where you make it.

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Phillip Curtis
Richardson, TX
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Went fishing with Kahuna Fishing Charters LLC on July 31, 2018
Don’t plan a fishing charter during rainy periods. Thr water is too murky and the fish can’t see the bait.

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Matthew Doran
Clayton, North Carolina
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Went fishing with Carolina Style Sportfishing on July 31, 2018
This was a great trip for kids. We fished inshore and caught quite a few Bluefish. CAPT John and Brooke at Carolina Style were outstanding in every way. We’ll be back next year to do it again.

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Bill Vance
Holly Springs, NC
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Went fishing with Little Shell Charters on July 3, 2018
Go with a short charter to see if it's to your liking. Remember, this it's called fishing. Not catching

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David Morris
Chesapeake, VA
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Went fishing with Phideaux Fishing on June 25, 2018
Check with your boat captain prior to leaving for your trip to ensure you have good directions to your charter and current weather updates to dress appropriately..

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Clarke Barfield
Arlington, TX
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Went fishing with No Sweat Sportfishing on May 17, 2018
When we got there, wasn’t quite sure where the boat was. We went to the marina, the folks there we very nice and showed is where the boat was.

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Jarvis Johnson
Portsmouth, Virginia
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Went fishing with Carolina Girl Sportfishing OBX on May 9, 2018
Book a trip aboard with Carolina Girl. Get some motion sickness patches if you’re not use to fishing offshore.

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Matt Tracy
Linthicum Heights, Maryland
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Went fishing with No Sweat Sportfishing on July 26, 2017
Watch the weather. Go out a day or two after the winds switch to the northwest. This drives the warm water in and the fish are larger and more sought after.

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Thomas Noland
Linthicum Heights, Maryland
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Went fishing with Captain Froggy's Charter Fishing on July 20, 2017
Have a plan, or a captain who has one. When asked what we where fishing for? Whatever bites. Never got more than bait fish to bite on the small.piexe of squid used.

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Justin Pint
Smithfield, North Carolina
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Went fishing with Captain Froggy's Charter Fishing on July 11, 2017
Stay in the bay unless you are looking to go out to the Gulf Stream for a full day trip for the bigger game fish.

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J. McCoy
Yulee, Florida
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Went fishing with Fishin Fannatic Sportfishing on June 1, 2017
Make sure to book the right boat with a knowledgeable captain. We had a great time on Fanntastic Fishing with Captian Mark!

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John Lorenz
Medford, NJ
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Went fishing with Half-Fast Sportfishing on August 22, 2018
Keep your expectations realistic. You will catch what is being caught for that time of year.

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