Yellow fin tuna are the mainstay of charter fishermen on the outer banks. These fish range from 20 to 30 lbs. In the spring and fall these fish can get from 50 to 90 lbs. We use many different tactics for these fish depending on their size and eagerness to strike the baits. We mainly troll for tuna with top water ballyhoo but occansionally we use spoons, planers and even tops water plugs on spinning tackle. In the fall of the year chunking seems to be the best bet for yellowfins.
The Sailfish is found in waters up and down the coast from New Jersey to South America. The main concentration of these fish make their home from Florida and points southward. Each year we catch a handful of sails in our waters. These fish average around 50 lbs.
Sometimes called Mahi Dolphon, Mahi-Mahi will give you loads of action during the warm summer months. These fish range in size from what is known as bailers 2-5 lbs and gaffers 20 lbs and up. During the warm summer months these bailers can school up around anything that floats in the ocean. We offer them cut bait, mainly bonita and tuna belly, but they will normally eat most anything you throw at them. It is not uncommon to catch them one right after another with six on at a time.
Found worldwide in subtropical and tropical waters, this exciting opponent is one the greatest of light tackle game. Sometimes taking to the air, wahoo average 30-40 lbs. but can exceed 100 lbs. Here wahoo are caught on trolled baits, natural or artificial.. Sometimes you may get a strike at a shiny swivel, losing an entire leader and bait. Wahoo are fairly pumped-up when they hit. You know when they're around.
White marlin make up the majority of the billfish action we have here. They are a true challenge to catch and some say the most exciting species we target. In the late summer and early fall big concentrations of white marlin normally stay in an area to the northeast of our inlet anywhere from 25-80 miles from Oregon Inlet. The runs are sometimes long, but the payoff is worth every penny if you get in the middle of them. We use very light tackle for these fish and often troll multi-colored teasers to entice them to strike.
The Outer Banks of North Carolina undoubtedly offers great fishing experiences and marine recreational activities along the Atlantic Coast. With many miles of open water, both deep and shallow, Outer Banks fishing trips on the Wast Knot with Capt. Todd Bear will meet your thrills and expectations. We are Geared up and ready for all types of action. LET’S GO FISHIN’!