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The Outer Banks is home to some of the best sport fishing in the world, and Cape Hatteras is truly a fisherman’s paradise. From surf and pier fishing to offshore charters, the angling opportunities are endless and sure to provide a memorable Hatteras Island vacation experience. Nicknamed “The Billfish Capital of the World,” Hatteras is only a short boat ride from the warm waters of the Gulfstream where hundreds of billfish are caught and released along with numerous other meat fish like tuna and mahi-mahi.
Hatteras Island fishing charter boats provide easy access to deep-sea game fish. Large head boats run daily during warm seasons out of both ocean inlets, as well as in Pamlico Sound. For a full day of exciting, one-of-a-kind fishing, be sure to add this to your list of things to in Cape Hatteras.
For an easy day of fishing, head to one of the two piers on Hatteras Island. Both Rodanthe and Avon Piers provide a great family atmosphere for fishing. The piers do not rent equipment, so be sure to take your own or you can buy gear there.
Hatteras Island surf fishing, whether for trophy drum in the spring, sleek Spanish mackerel in summer, big bluefish in the fall, or schooling striped bass in winter, will excite anyone, whether you're an expert or novice fisher. When the waters cool off in the fall, fish from the inter-waters and southern coast migrate in great schools within casting distance of the Hatteras Island shores. Stop by one of the local tackle shops along the Island and let the locals hook you up with the best rigs to catch your citation fish.