Outer Banks deep sea fishing can easily yield the most attractive catches on the entire East Coast. With the warm currents of gulf stream nearby, OBX deep sea fishing never really seems to stop. Charter one of the boats nested along the coastline, and a full day trip will suffice. These deep waters offer feisty fighters and nutritive specimens. Read on to see what you can get.

OBX deep sea game

To reach the battlegrounds, it will take you an hour or so. The big ones swim some 30 miles and more off the coast, depending on your launching point. Whether it’s Hatteras or Oregon Inlet, it won’t take too long before you get to the hotspots. There, depending on the season, you may find Blue Marlin, White Marlin, Sailfish, and Mahi Mahi. But, there’s more to it. Wahoo’s acrobatic feats, brawny Yellowfin Tuna, or Bluefin’s amazing bite force are what you may get on a full day trip.

When to head out

Depends what you want to get. You can take advantage of the Outer Banks terrain most of the year, but the summer’s super hot. Yellowfin Tuna come first. Their numbers heat up from late March to mid-July, and then again from September to early days of December. They are joined by Mahi Mahi and Wahoo near the end of April. These frenetic fish bite readily throughout the summer, and stay until fall, Wahoo even until November. As for Marlin, you can catch Blues from May until September, and their White relatives from June until September.

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Top Targeted Deep Sea Fishing Species in Outer Banks

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Tuna (Yellowfin)

Wahoo

Marlin (Blue)

What People Are Saying About Deep Sea Fishing in Outer Banks

"Great offshore trip"

Michael Cribbs fished with Deep Blue Sportfishing - Manteo on July 6, 2018

A great day offshore, caught our limit of dolphin and went looking for a billfish and the crew of the Deep Blue put Nolan my 4 yr old grandson on his first Marlin! I couldn’t have been more proud! Thanks to Josh and Gerrard for a great memorable day offshore.

"Successful day"

Kari Butler fished with Captain Duke Charters on June 13, 2018

Captain Duke and Blake were awesome. First ever deep sea experience and next trip back we will definitely be rebooking with Captain Duke and Blake. Thanks for making it such a wonderful day!

"Awesome 1/2 Day Trip"

Madeline Maitland fished with Calypso Sportfishing on June 7, 2018

Couldn't ask for a better trip! Captain Jeremy and Mate Ian were amazing. We took our two kids and snacks and everything else was provided for us. The boat was clean and beautiful, gear was top-notch, and everything was ready to go when we arrived. We intend to book a day long deep fishing trip on our next visit in August.

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