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Ocracoke Fishing

Ocracoke Fishing

Historically, Ocracoke, North Carolina, is best known for being the home of the infamous pirate Blackbeard. Ocracoke is part of North Carolina's Outer Banks. This means that Ocracoke is located on an island, poised between the Atlantic Ocean and Pamlico Sound. The city of Ocracoke is nestled by a harbor known as Silver Lake. With so much ready access to the water, it is no wonder that Ocracoke fishing is noteworthy.

The most popular Ocracoke fishing happens off the coast in the waters of the Atlantic. Ocracoke is positioned ideally for the Gulf Stream. The Gulf Stream is a warm current that moves along the coast. Many fish are drawn to the Gulf Stream. In Ocracoke, Gulf Stream fishing can be especially bountiful. You have the chance to reel in some impressive Billfish. This includes Blue Marlin and White Marlin. You could even catch Sailfish, Mahi-mahi and Wahoo. The NC state record Wahoo was caught off Ocracoke and weighed 150 pounds. During the winter, these waters are also inhabited by species like Bluefin Tuna and King Mackerel.

The Gulf Stream is definitely popular for Ocracoke fishing, but it is not the only option. The waters near Ocracoke offer bottom fishing. You can find many popular fishing spots with local reefs and shipwrecks along the continental shelf. If you feel like trying bottom fishing, Ocracoke might yield Amberjack, Gray Triggerfish and Black Sea Bass. Other common catches include Gag, Red, and Snowy Grouper and many different species of Snapper.

Some people like to fish closer to shore. When choosing surf fishing in Ocracoke, you can enjoy the flourishing populations of Flounder, Red Drum, Speckled Trout and Bluefish. The fishing in the area is so good that many record-breaking fish have been caught in these waters. Another 2 NC state records for King Mackerel weighing 82 pounds and a Spanish Mackerel weighing 13 pounds were caught in Ocracoke waters, proving this is one of the best places to fish on the east coast.

Ocracoke Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Ocracoke, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Mahi-mahi

  2. Mahi-mahi

    There is a 55.25% catch rate for Mahi-mahi, based on 17523 Mahi-mahi counted.

    Ocracoke Mahi-mahi Counts Chart


  3. Spanish Mackerel

  4. Spanish Mackerel

    There is a 5.73% catch rate for Spanish Mackerel, based on 1816 Spanish Mackerel counted.

    Ocracoke Spanish Mackerel Counts Chart


  5. Bluefish

  6. Bluefish

    There is a 5.43% catch rate for Bluefish, based on 1721 Bluefish counted.

    Ocracoke Bluefish Counts Chart


  7. Flounder

  8. Flounder

    There is a 3.64% catch rate for Flounder, based on 1153 Flounder counted.

    Ocracoke Flounder Counts Chart


  9. Atlantic Menhaden

  10. Atlantic Menhaden

    There is a 3.16% catch rate for Atlantic Menhaden, based on 1003 Atlantic Menhaden counted.

    Ocracoke Atlantic Menhaden Counts Chart


  11. Grey Triggerfish

  12. Grey Triggerfish

    There is a 3.12% catch rate for Grey Triggerfish, based on 990 Grey Triggerfish counted.

    Ocracoke Grey Triggerfish Counts Chart


  13. Yellowfin Tuna

  14. Yellowfin Tuna

    There is a 2.72% catch rate for Yellowfin Tuna, based on 864 Yellowfin Tuna counted.

    Ocracoke Yellowfin Tuna Counts Chart


  15. Atlantic Croaker

  16. Atlantic Croaker

    There is a 2.26% catch rate for Atlantic Croaker, based on 717 Atlantic Croaker counted.

    Ocracoke Atlantic Croaker Counts Chart


  17. Weakfish

  18. Weakfish

    There is a 1.67% catch rate for Weakfish, based on 529 Weakfish counted.

    Ocracoke Weakfish Counts Chart


  19. Blackfin Tuna

  20. Blackfin Tuna

    There is a 1.59% catch rate for Blackfin Tuna, based on 505 Blackfin Tuna counted.

    Ocracoke Blackfin Tuna Counts Chart


Recommendations above based on 91 species of fish and 31714 fish counted for June around Ocracoke.

To date, there are 165 species of fish and a total of 861336 fish counted for Ocracoke and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 10/18/1885 (138 years).

Last Update: 6/8/2023 12:43:22 PM

Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as the year 1600.

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Top Ocracoke Fishing Spots

The Top 10 Fishing Spots for Ocracoke are the following:

  1. The Rock Pile
    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

  2. Triple Zeros South
    000 South holds lots of Gray Triggerfish and Beeliners. Also good trolling for Wahoo and Mahi. 

  3. AR-230
    The fall and winter months will produce King Mackerel, Sailfish, and Bluefin Tuna. On bottom lots of Black Seabass, Gray Triggerfish, Gag Grouper, and Red Snapper. 

  4. MR. J.C. REEF AR-230
    MR. J.C. REEF (AR-230) is 3.5 nm from the Hatteras Inlet sea buoy.  105' tug MR. J.C. sunk 15-Sep-87 35° 06.121' / 075° 42.951' 130’ yard f


    Depth 180' N 34 51.250 W 75 31.500 0003194213 89999830723

  7. Captain Earls Hump
    Captain Earls Hump

  8. Captain Earls Spot #2
    A small drop off right on the 3 mile line.

  9. The Doubles North
    Grouper in the summer, King Mackerel in the fall, BSB in the spring.

  10. Short Stop
    Grouper in the summer, King Mackerel in the fall, Black Sea Bass in the spring.

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Latest Ocracoke Fishing Reports

  • Hatteras Island Fishing Report
    Overcast for a bit of the day but nice once the sun came out.. The high was 74 while the low was 63. We’ve had light to gentle winds. Gusts up to 15mph today. Currently it’s

  • Hatteras Island Fishing Report
    Another nice day. The high was 77 while the low was 66. We’ve had light to gentle winds. Gusts up to 16mph today. Currently it’s 66 feels like 70 with N winds around 4mph. To

  • more dolphin action
    new friends on board the bite me today these folks fish a lot and are on the Native Son tomorrow. We found some dolphins right off the bat catching a nice mess bailers and gaf

  • Bluefish and Spanish Mackerel
    Caught several Bluefish and some Spanish Mackerel. Most bites were on pink Clark spoons. Picture of the first 3 fish.

  • Tue 06 Jun 2023 22:09:00 +0000
    Excellent bailer Dolphin fishing again this morning. Brendan caught a nice Wahoo soon after. We looked around for another quality bite with not much luck. Ocean was choppy so

  • Great dolphin fishing continues
    Old friends on board today been quite a while since they’ve been aboard the Bite Me. went right to where we left them biting yesterday and found them again. a few more gaffers

  • Mon 05 Jun 2023 22:06:00 +0000
    We landed in them this morning. The guys and gals went straight to work with the bailing tackle and caught most of their limit right away. Took me a little bit to find the ba

  • Family Fun Day with a Load of Dolphin
    In North Carolina we call them Dolphin. Elsewhere they are known as Mahi-Mahi and Dorado but we aint in Mexico or Hawaii! Family fun with our crew from Raleigh and they caught

  • Hatteras Island Fishing Report
    Windy and cool. The high was 66 while the low was 59. We’ve had light to strong winds. Gusts up to 40mph today. Currently it’s 66 feels like 63 with NE winds around 11mph. Gu

  • Still blowing Northeast
    If anyone is still wondering it is still blowing Northeast everyday. Fishing has been good but I am ready for some traditional summertime weather. I have a few days open... T

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Top Ocracoke Bait & Tackle Stores

  1. Tradewinds Bait & Tackle
    Ocracoke Island's best bait and tackle shop.

  2. Teach's Lair Marina
    Teach's Lair is a full service Hatteras marina located at the south end of Hatteras Village, the closest point to the Gulf Stream north of Florida. Whether you're interested in offshore, inshore or sound fishing, or wreck diving or dockage fo

  3. Frisco Rod and Gun
    The Tackle Shop, The Gun Shop and The Market with fuel pumps are all centrally located at the corner of Billy Mitchell road and Highway 12 serving Buxton, Frisco and all of Hatteras Island with full service and supplies for locals and visitors alike.

  4. The Pelican's Roost
    The Pelican's Roost is a family owned tackle shop located at the heart of Hatteras Village. Ice, Bait, Tackle, Snacks, Drinks, and Local Knowledge.

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Top Ocracoke Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. Dream Girl Sport Fishing
    The Dream Girl is a state of the art fishing boat outfitted with the best fishing equipment and modern tech located on Ocracoke Island on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. We offer fishing charters for everyone and all ages, Come see us!

  2. Fish Ocracoke
    We specialize in full day offshore gulf stream fishing charters and nearshore half-day charters out of Ocracoke Inlet. All of the fishing trips that we offer are conducted aboard the beautiful 46′ Sportfisher “Laura Linn”.

  3. Gecko Sportfishing
    Exciting Ocracoke Island offshore and inshore fishing charters.

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Top Ocracoke Marinas

  1. The Anchorage Inn and Marina
    Our marina offers DOCKAGE, GAS/DIESEL, 30 AMP and 50AMP POWER, and WATER. CABLE TV at the dock is available when requested in advance. Our ships store offers ICE, BAIT, TACKLE and other supplies. Boaters have swimming POOL PRIVILEGES at our harbor si

  2. Teach's Lair Marina
    Teach's Lair is a full service Hatteras marina located at the south end of Hatteras Village, the closest point to the Gulf Stream north of Florida. Whether you're interested in offshore, inshore or sound fishing, or wreck diving or dockage fo

  3. Hatteras Harbor Marina
    Either offshore or inshore, Hatteras has it all and no one takes fishing more seriously than the captains and mates of the Hatteras Harbor Marina Charter Fleet. The largest and most experienced in the area, the fleet enjoys one of the shortest runs t

  4. Oden's Dock
    Oden's Dock is a full service marina which includes: A charter fleet running half day inshore and nearshore charters and full day offshore fishing charters. Fishing aboard the headboats Miss Hatteras and Captain Clam. Parasailing and kayak tou

  5. Village Marina
    Sometimes the best things come from small places! We have a 12 room motel, 32 transient boat slips, boat ramp, and store with beer, tackle and gifts.

  6. Hatteras Landing Marina
    Finest Marina destination on the Outer Banks! Community of fine stores, eateries, playground and more. Live music on the deck and fishing charters!

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Latest Fishing Spots

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Red Porgy

Red Porgy

Red Porgy

Red Porgy

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Bouy Conditions

Station 41025 - Diamond Shoals, NC
June 10, 2023 12:50 am EDT
Location: 35.01N 75.454W
Wind Speed: 0.0 knots
Wind Gust: 1.9 knots
Significant Wave Height: 2.3 ft
Dominant Wave Period: 7 sec
Average Period: 6.3 sec
Mean Wave Direction: SE (130°)
Atmospheric Pressure: 29.86 in (1011.3 mb)
Air Temperature: 71.4°F (21.9°C)
Dew Point: 63.5°F (17.5°C)
Water Temperature: 71.1°F (21.7°C)

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