Hatteras has long been known as the Blue Marlin Capital of the World, and is arguably the best fishing destination in the United States. With the cold water from the Labrador Current coming from the north and the warm Gulf Stream waters coming from the south, they collide off Hatteras and provide one of the most diverse fisheries anywhere on earth.
Fishing offshore Hatteras offers abundant billfish, including Blue Marlin, White Marlin, and Sailfish. With the shortest ride to the Gulf Stream north of Florida, you can also catch lots of Mahi-mahi (dolphinfish), Wahoo, Blackfin Tuna, and Yellowfin Tuna most of the year. In the winter months you also have the opportunity to catch giant Bluefin Tuna and King Mackerel.
With many shipwrecks, reefs, and the continental shelf off the coast, Hatteras provides excellent bottom fishing. You can expect to catch Amberjacks, Black Sea Bass, and Gray Triggerfish, as well as many different species of Grouper, Snapper, and Tilefish.
Inshore and surf fishing in Hatteras will produce catches of Bluefish, Croaker, Flounder, Red Drum, Sea Mullet, Spanish Mackerel, and Speckled Trout throughout the year. Anglers travel from all over the world to fish Hatteras just for the chance to fight a big bull Red Drum, North Carolina’s state fish. Fishing in the Pamlico Sound can be just as rewarding as a day offshore with the variety of fish that are in these waters.
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5/23/2011 8:50:38 PM -
280 Rocks at this point is 348 feet deep. There are ledges and rocks in this area and the Gulf Stream pushes up bait and fish from the deep. This area is one of the most pop
The Rock Pile
3/20/2011 12:48:05 AM -
The Rock Pile, is probably the most famous fishing spot off Hatteras and South of The Point. A ridge of rocky structure in 180 feet of water that runs from the Southwest to
Diamond Shoals Light Tower
3/20/2011 12:35:35 AM -
In the early 1960s, "Texas Tower" lighthouses were erected at six offshore sites on the East coast. Diamond Shoals was the second to last to be built, and was activated in 1
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5/5/2021 11:37:09 PM - Here is the Frisco Rod and Gun Outer Banks Fishing Report for Hatteras Island Turned out to be a nice day after the rain moved through this morning. We ended up with a high t
5/5/21 Wednesday Evening
5/5/2021 9:50:45 PM - Big Drum and blues down at Ramp 55. And the big drum are still biting at night mostly at the point. And i also heard about a really good cobia bite at Oregon Inlet today and
Hatteras Island Fishing Report
5/4/2021 10:58:43 PM - Here is the Frisco Rod and Gun Outer Banks Fishing Report for Hatteras Island Looks like we had a high temperature of 79F today although with the breeze it made it feel comfo
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