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What are the best fishing charters in Wanchese?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 16 trips in Wanchese, and the most popular trips in the area are Evening Fishing Adventure guided by Randy, OBX Inshore Adventure guided by Randy, and OBX Fun in the Sun guided by Matt.

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Other popular cities nearby for booking a charter include Manteo and Rodanthe.

What types of fishing charters are common in Wanchese?

Inshore fishing is the most popular in Wanchese as well as nearshore fishing and deep sea fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in Wanchese are: 1. redfish, 2. speckled trout, 3. sheepshead, and 4. flounder.

The most common fishing techniques in Wanchese are light tackle fishing, trolling, and live bait fishing but heavy tackle fishing and kite fishing are popular as well.

How much do Wanchese fishing charters cost?

in Wanchese prices can range anywhere from $300 to $2,550, but the average price for a half day trip in Wanchese is $527. The average price for a full day trip in Wanchese is $1,150.

What month is best for fishing in Wanchese?

The best time to go fishing can depend on a number of factors. Call us to talk fishing!

Do I need a Wanchese fishing license and what are the bag limits in Wanchese?

You’re in luck! Our fishing tours in Wanchese don’t require you to purchase a fishing license – your group is covered by your boat’s captain. See here for more information on bag limits and fishing season regulations in Wanchese.

Wanchese Fishing Overview

Wanchese, located on Roanoke Island, is a prime destination for fishing enthusiasts. With its close proximity to Oregon Inlet and the Atlantic, Wanchese offers a variety of fishing charters run by experienced captains from generations-long fishing families. These charters take you to the inshore sounds and beyond to the deep seas, providing opportunities to catch a variety of fish species.

Inshore charters are ideal for families, offering the chance to catch Panfish, Flounder, and Red Drum in the sheltered sounds. Skilled anglers can stay out longer to take on big Bull Reds and more. Offshore charters offer even more excitement, with wrecks providing opportunities to catch Seabass, Tilefish, Cobia, Mackerel, and Bluefish. The Gulf Stream offers Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Tuna, and Marlin all summer long, while Bluefin Tuna weighing over 500 pounds can be caught in colder weather.

For those seeking a challenge, local tournaments are available, including the Pirate’s Cove Billfish Tournament in nearby Manteo. Wanchese fishing charters can even help prepare for these events. It's important to note that many species have strict closed seasons, which may change annually. Your captain will have up-to-date information on every species and ensure that you adhere to all rules and regulations during your trip.

Wanchese Inshore Fishing

Wanchese inshore fishing is top notch with tons of habitat and rich waters that are teeming with different fish species. The inshore geography is made up of beaches, inlets, bays, rivers, and interconnected inshore sounds that are protected from the open ocean. With so many types of habitat, the bite will move from spot to spot but it’s always on fire.

The most popular inshore species on the Outer Banks are redfish, speckled trout, tripletail, flounder, and rockfish (also known as striper.) These fish are the most prominent but only make up a fraction of the potential species you can catch. While fishing the Outer Banks surf, sounds, bridges, and piers anglers can also catch bluefish, black drum, pompano, Spanish mackerel, sheepshead, sea mullet, spot, croaker, tarpon, and cobia.

The seasonality of these fish can be hard to pin down but in general cobia peaks in the spring with trout, redfish, black drum, and bluefish. During the summer months, Spanish Mackerel and tarpon move into the area with flounder also beginning to heat up. Heading into fall, trout, redfish, black drum, and bluefish are hot again but rockfish are the main attraction. For anglers that love catching rockfish the winter months are the best time to hit the Outer Banks. These fish are firing on all cylinders once the water drops below 60 degrees and stay hot until the water drops below 45.

With such a wide variety of inshore species visiting the Outer Banks throughout the year, there are endless methods and techniques used to catch fish. Depending on the type of trip you’re looking for, you can choose from trolling, drifting, bottom fishing, and even fly fishing. If you’re looking for a high-caliber inshore trip the Outer Banks have you covered.

Wanchese Deep Sea Fishing

Deep sea fishing is the first thing that comes to mind for most anglers when they think of the Outer Banks. With easy access to the Gulf Stream, some of the best offshore fishing in the world is only a short boat ride away. The Gulf Stream is the primary hunting grounds and migration corridor for some of the biggest, fastest, and most powerful fish. Offshore from the Outer Banks, you can catch monster fish like blue marlin, white marlin, yellowfin tuna, and bluefin tuna.

The giant fish aren’t the only ones that pack a punch with sailfish, wahoo, mahi mahi, and kingfish also dominating these waters at different times. These fish may be smaller but their speed and agility will make your reel smoke. Cobia are also caught in the Outer Banks but they can range from nearly inshore waters out to the open waters depending on the season. These delicious fish can be seen swimming near the surface either in schools or by themselves but if you hook into one prepare for a formidable fight.

While trolling and drifting are the most popular ways to target offshore fish, bottom fishing the reefs and shipwrecks is also a great way to spend a day on the water. Amberjack, snapper, and grouper hunt and take shelter around structure in deep water. With hundreds of shipwrecks, great fishing spots are everywhere.

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Popular Types of Fishing near Wanchese

Wanchese fishing charters offer a variety of options for anglers of all levels. The most common types of fishing charters in Wanchese are inshore, offshore, and nearshore. Inshore charters are perfect for those who want to stay close to shore and catch fish like red drum, speckled trout, and flounder. Offshore charters take you further out to sea where you can catch larger fish like tuna, mahi-mahi, and marlin. Nearshore charters are a great option for those who want to catch a mix of inshore and offshore fish.

Some popular landmarks that Wanchese fishing charters visit include the Oregon Inlet, Roanoke Island, and the Pamlico Sound. Depending on the type of fishing charter you choose, you can expect to catch a variety of fish. Inshore charters typically catch red drum, speckled trout, and flounder. Offshore charters can catch tuna, mahi-mahi, and marlin. Nearshore charters can catch a mix of inshore and offshore fish like Spanish mackerel, bluefish, and cobia.

No matter what type of fishing charter you choose, Wanchese offers some of the best fishing in North Carolina. So, grab your gear and get ready for an adventure on the water!

The Best Places To Fish near Wanchese

Wanchese, North Carolina is a prime location for fishing enthusiasts. With its abundance of waterways and diverse fish species, there are plenty of great spots to cast a line. Here are some of the best places to fish in Wanchese, whether you're looking to go on a fishing charter or just fish from the shore:

1. Oregon Inlet Fishing Center - This popular fishing charter hub offers access to some of the best offshore fishing in the area, including tuna, marlin, and mahi-mahi.

2. Wanchese Marina - Located on the Roanoke Sound, this marina is a great spot for inshore fishing for species like flounder, red drum, and speckled trout.

3. Jennette's Pier - This iconic pier offers both inshore and offshore fishing opportunities, as well as a tackle shop and educational exhibits.

4. Bodie Island Beach - This beach is a great spot for surf fishing, with opportunities to catch species like bluefish, pompano, and sea mullet.

5. Roanoke Island Marshes - These marshes offer excellent kayak fishing opportunities for species like striped bass, flounder, and blue crabs.

Whether you're a seasoned angler or a beginner, Wanchese has plenty of options for a successful fishing trip. Consider booking a fishing charter for the best chance at a big catch.

Other Things To Do near Wanchese

While Wanchese fishing charters are a popular attraction, there are plenty of other things to do in this charming North Carolina city. Take a scenic drive along the Outer Banks Scenic Byway, explore the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island, or visit the historic Roanoke Island Festival Park. For a taste of local culture, check out the Dare County Arts Council or the Island Farm living history site. And of course, no trip to Wanchese is complete without a visit to the beautiful beaches of the Outer Banks. Whether you're looking for adventure or relaxation, Wanchese has something for everyone.

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