Yellowfin tunas are one of the most abundant fish found in the gulfstream off Hatteras, North Carolina. These fish travel in schools and are often caught in great numbers. When charter boat fishing, multiple hook - ups from 3 to 8 fish are the rule rather than the exception.
WHEN: Peak periods for yellowfin tuna are March, April, May, November, and December. Yet, due to the migrational patterns of this fish, a good catch can be had at any time of the year.
HOW: The methods our charter boat uses for catching these fish are trolling dead bait and artificial lures.
SIZE: Yellowfin tunas range in size from 15 to 100 pounds. Many times the larger tunas are caught off Hatteras in June, July, August, and September while fishing for marlin and other species.
LIMIT: The yellowfin tuna limit is 3 per person, including the captain and the mate.
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!!