Nags Head Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Nags Head Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Best Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Nags Head

Top Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Nags Head

Deep Sea Fishing in Nags Head

Deep sea fishing Nags Head is a remarkable experience. The quest for massive Yellowfin Tuna 30 miles offshore may seem like a rite of passage, even for veteran fisherman. The game fish that lurk offshore won’t give anyone an easy time. But, this is why Nags Head’s blue waters are so exciting. The voyage is long and often times there will be no bite for hours. But, once the drag howls, you’ll be fully refreshed. Make sure to be focused to avoid having your line and your hopes crushed.

What species can I catch?

An offshore marathon can get you Wahoo, Yellowfin, Bluefin Tuna, Albacore, Mahi, and Blue and White Marlin. The warm currents of the gulf stream are not that far away, which means that even in low season you can get an enviable catch out there. By out there, we mean anything from 30 miles plus. It may take about an hour and a half to get there, so anything less than a full day trip can be hit and miss. If you want to get the most out if, find an extended charter. Local captains run trip up to 12 hours, and sometimes you can even find a multiday venture into the Atlantic. Don’t get us wrong, super big game is not the only thing to target here. As you head out, you will encounter Mackerel, Mahis, and other pelagics and bottom fish. Speaking of bottom fish, at the 30 mile mark, you can get exquisite bottom catch - Snapper, Tilefish, Sea Bass Grouper, and many more.

When should I go deep sea fishing?

To be honest, it can change. Sailfish work well from June to September. Mahi Mahi peak from May until late summer, while Yellowfin and Bluefin Tuna are excellent in October and November and then again from March to May. Wahoo are present throughout the year, but bite the best during the summer months. Marlin are on the chew from May as well, and stay consistent until August. As for the bottom fish, they are found year round, but just check the limits and regulations before the trip. Once you decide on the date, come for your fish of a lifetime. 

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Reviews of Fishing in Deep Sea Fishing in Nags Head

Morning trip with Captain Devin
Josh M. fished with Poacher Sportfishing on April 9, 2021
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A little choppy but if you have a good captain, you’ll find the right trolling area.
Great time!!
Michael N. fished with Poacher Sportfishing on August 11, 2020
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Well worth the price for a private charter where you can bring your own food and drinks!!
Fishing with Duke
Melba C. fished with Captain Duke Charters on July 27, 2019
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Head on out to Oregon Inlet and give Captain Duke a call. You will be glad that you did.
Half Day (Morning) with Captain Devin
Shanna K. fished with Poacher Sportfishing on July 22, 2019
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Let quantity of edible fish be the focus over big-game trophies.
Half-Day Afternoon Trip with Capt'n Duke
John V. fished with Captain Duke Charters on July 10, 2019
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1. Make certain of where the boat is docked or sails from. This will help in planning for drive time depending on whether you have an early morning or afternoon charter. 2. Hats, sunglasses, and lots of sun screen (or long sleeves) are a must. 3. While a cooler of ice-cold beer is good, ice-cold water is better. 4. Have a second cooler in your vehicle to take home your catch.
All day with Dean
Charles Z. fished with Sea Era Charters on July 8, 2019
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Parking there was ok. Not clear how the procedure to pay for having the fish cleaned after the trip is to be done.
72 fish, great Captain and Mate, nuff said
Dustin V. fished with Captain Duke Charters on July 6, 2019
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Try the near shore fishing and use a local boat they know their area and will make it a much better time.
Half Day Trip with Captain Bobby & First Mate Kevin
Chad P. fished with Fish-N-Fool Charters on July 6, 2019
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