Fishing for dolphin off Hatteras, North Carolina is fantastic family fun in the summer months. The weather is usually beautiful and we have gorgeous uncrowded beaches. Dolphin fish are highly sought after, free swimming food fish of the gulfstream. Another name for dolphin is mahi-mahi.
WHEN: In late April we start seeing gaffer dolphins in the 15-20 lb. range. May brings the really large dolphins, 25+ pounds, as well as large schools of bailer dolphins. Large and small dolphin fishing remains excellent through the entire summer into the early fall.
HOW: We often catch dolphins in schools, fishing from a drifting boat using light tackle. This method is extremely popular with families, since even the smallest child can excel at this type of fishing. Most of the larger dolphins are caught on trolling baits on 20-50 lb. tackle often while fishing for marlin or other species.
SIZE: Off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina we catch dophins in good numbers ranging from small (bailer dolphins) weighing from 3-10 lbs. to large (gaffer) dolphins weighing from 10 to as much as 60 lbs.
LIMIT: The dolphin limit is 60 fish per boat per day.
Chartering and Booking information:
Available year 'round for charter in Hatteras, North Carolina and east coast tournaments. Fishing from the Outer Banks off Cape Hatteras, N.C. for yellowfin tuna, bluefin tuna, blue marlin, white marlin, sailfish, wahoo, dolphin (mahi mahi), and king mackerel.
Located at the southern end of Hatteras Island in Hatteras Village, and fishing out of Hatteras Inlet, between Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands.
All tackle and bait furnished; Leave at dawn and return between 4 and 5 PM with 6 to 7 hours actual fishing time. Run to the gulfstream takes only 1 to 1- 1/2 hours. Per Coast Guard regulations, 1 to 6 people on a charter.
To book, call 772-219-9592 to speak with Mary, our booking person, available 7 days a week from 9 AM till 11PM, or Capt. Dan, available when he is not out in the ocean, 252-216-6160.
Reservations are held the day of booking. To confirm the reservation, a $500 deposit within a week of booking is required. Master Card and Visa, personal checks, and money orders are accepted. Checks can be made out to "Tuna Duck" and sent to:
1041 Clara Ct.
Richmond, KY 40475
For a full refund of deposits, trips can only be canceled at the discretion of the captain. Parties must be at the dock in Hatteras the morning of the trip; the weather in Hatteras is so "fickle" that often even 24 hours before a trip, it cannot be determined whether a day will be fishable or not.
For exciting tuna action and spectacular billfishing aboard the charter boat "Tuna Duck," we are your experienced North Carolina saltwater fishing guides for hire for deep sea, offshore, saltwater, gulfstream sportfishing charters. Let's go fishing!!