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This special trip is focused on catching Cobia, a delicious eating fish that's equally fun to fight. Cobia usually travel solo and like to hang out at the surface, so you'll rely on your eyes and your casting technique to hook them up. As Captain Ricky will tell you, there are several conditions that need to be met in order for this trip to work—most importantly, you need clear, warm water and plenty of sunshine. This type of fishing is kind of like deer hunting from a tree stand—you're not going to get one every time you go and just because you see them, that doesn't always mean you're going to get lucky. Bring your rabbit's foot for this trip!...Read More
While you search for Cobia, you'll also have the opportunity to troll for Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish, fun fast and fun species to fight. You may also encounter schools of Redfish and Black Drum which can also be caught sightcasting on bucktail jigs. May and June are the best months for this type of trip and the limit is four Cobia to the boat with a 36" fork length.
You'll be spending the day aboard a comfortable 42' Guthrie sportfisher with plenty of space to lounge and hang around with your family and friends, a shade top to keep you out of the sun, and even a bathroom. This versatile boat is perfect for fishing the different conditions around Hatteras, including inshore and offshore trips. Aboard, Captain Ricky has three fish finders, four GPS’s, two VHF radios, radar, and Sirus XM radio so that you can listen to your favorite genre of music while fishing.
Captain Ricky will provide everything you need for a perfect day on the water, including rods, reels, bait, and tackle. His goal is for everyone to have a blast and to catch a bunch of fish! Remember to bring proper clothing, a hat, and sunscreen.
Captain Rick was born in 1960 and has been a full-time fisherman since the age of 15—fishing both commercially and charter. He has fished the Bahamas, Florida, and up and down the coast of North Carolina. He fished for numerous years out of Oregon Inlet and has fished as a mate for numerous years for some sport fishing pioneers like Buddy Cannady, John Bayliss, and Tony Tillett....Read More
He now runs his charter operation out of Hatteras at Teach’s Lair. Rick has been running his charter as a captain since 1978 and helped pioneer the Tarpon fishing in Pamlico Sound, NC.
He now charter fishes inshore as well as offshore year-round out of Hatteras and commercial fishes with his son, Patrick, when not chartering in the winter out of Hatteras.
We vet our guides to make sure they are the best of the best. We want guides who not only catch fish, but show you a great time on the water, keep you safe, and give you a memorable experience with your group.
Once you've paid your deposit at checkout, we'll send you a QR code (like a mobile boarding pass). Just show your guide your QR code on the day of the trip, they'll scan it, the remaining balance will transfer automatically, and you'll be all set to go fishing. Just make sure you bring a cash tip for the guide!
In the case of inclement weather, our guides will make the call and we'll work with you to reschedule your trip or issue a full refund. Your safety is our top concern.
We're always available to answer your questions via email, text, chat, or call!
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
All rods, reels, and tackle are included.
This guide will clean your catch for an additional fee.
Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.
You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.
No meal provided.
ice, fishing rods, fishing reels and all the other gear, bait and tackle.
At an Additional Rate
No added costs.
your own food, drinks and sunscreen
Nothing additional needed.
Payment & Tipping
After paying the deposit, a QR Code will be emailed to you. On the day of the trip, your guide will scan your QR code to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is for a customary tip (we recommend 20%).
Yes, cancel for free up to 2 days before the trip.
Where to Buy a Fishing License
No license needed for this trip.
Teach's Lair Marina, North Carolina 12, Hatteras, NC, USA