One of the most popular fish on the coast of North Carolina is the king mackerel. This is because big fish are found near Cape Hatteras, North Carolina in great numbers.
WHEN: King mackerel run in the spring and the fall and often throughout the winter. The larger fish are almost always caught in the fall and early winter.
HOW:The preferred method for catching king mackerel is to live bait menheden on trebble hooks with 12-20 lb. tackle. No fishing that we do is more exciting from a pure action stand-point. It can truly be fast and furious.
SIZE: Average size is 15-30 lbs., with 40 lbs. and up to 70 lbs. not uncommon.
LIMIT The king mackerel limit is 3 per person.
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!!