Fishing Charters

14717259_10154340744026077_6117150962886710544_nOcracoke is a unique fishing destination known for its wide array of fishing opportunities. For a complete listing of fishing opportunities, please visit the Gecko Sportfishing OR Fish Ocracoke websites.

Cape Lookout lies 55 miles to our south, home to the ever famous Big Rock fishing grounds. 40 miles to our North you will find the tip of Cape Hatteras, often referred to as “gamefish junction” due to the confluence of currents and fish species. In between those two landmark fishing destinations the warm waters of the Gulf Stream meander over the continental shelf as close as 18 miles off of Ocracoke Inlet.

The entire Outer Banks is known for its outstanding fishing, but Ocracoke offers shorter runs to the warm gulf stream waters. Couple this with year round opportunities for species such as tuna, billfish, wahoo, dolphin, and an assortment of bottom fish, and you have a fishers paradise.

The Pro’s of Ocracoke Offshore Fishing:

  • Short run to the gulfstream
  • Lots of wrecks and natural rocky bottom where fish congregate
  • Much less pressure and fewer boats than almost anywhere else on the Atlantic seaboard
  • Due to the shorter runs charter boat rates are 10-30% less than anywhere else in NC.
  • Inlet is traditionally more stable and navigable than many of the sand inlets throughout NC.
  • Plethora of nearshore and inshore opportunities if the weather blows out your offshore trip
  • Historic village with just enough modern conveniences to make it the perfect vacation destination.
  • Many lodging options available
  • High quality boat ramps for those bringing their own vessels.
  • Full service marina with deepwater dockage, fuel, bait, ice, tackle, showers, shore power, and pump-out services.

IMG_2253Are you planning to bring your boat over to Ocracoke for the first time for an offshore fishing trip? Feel free to give us a call or email before you come. We are always happy to help discuss inlet conditions, fishing options, dockage, or any other advice we may provide.

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