Nowhere north of Florida are sailfish more abundant than in the gulfstream waters off Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. While charter boat fishing, it is not unusual to hook 3, 4 or 5 sailfish at one time. These fish migrate northward with the marlins and are often caught at the same time.
WHEN: The earliest sailfish of the season are usually caught in April, with numbers increasing throughout the summer, usually peaking in late August and September. It is not unusual to catch sailfish here as late as December.
HOW: We catch sailfish fishing light tackle and small dead baits, trolling them at a slow speed.
SIZE: Sailfish average 25 to 50 lbs. and are 5 to7 ft. long.
LIMIT: As with all billfish, sailfish are strictly catch and release.
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!!