In relation to the entire US east coast, Outer Banks protrudes prominently into the Atlantic Ocean. North Carolina’s Outer Banks (more affectionately abbreviated “OBX”) are a thin, sandy strip of islands that protect the NC mainland from the forceful Atlantic. Just south of the town of Nags Head, Hatteras Island is the easternmost island along the NC Outer Banks. When you read about Outer Banks, the conversation almost always turns to fishing. When you further study the geography of North Carolina’s Outer Banks, it’s easy to see why Outer Banks is a world-renowned fishing destination.
Outer Banks notorious eastern "Point", the Cape, creates an underwater world that is paradise to gamefish. Outer Bank’s protrusion is very near to the continental shelf. In fact, the 100-fathoms-drop (the line at which the water depth is 600 feet) is only 40 miles Southeast Oregon Inlet. Only 8 to 10 miles farther east lies the 1000-fathoms drop (the line at which the water depth is 6,000 feet). Carolina Style is able to reach the prime fishing grounds with a much shorter boat ride than other fishing locations.
To further improve fishing conditions, North Carolina’s Oregon Inlet is only 35 miles away from the Gulf Stream. The Gulf Stream is a warm-water ocean current that begins in Florida. It flows northward along the eastern seaboard and passes very close to Cape Hatteras. After it’s rendezvous with NC’s Outer Banks, the Gulf Stream flows northeasterly and culminates near Ireland (all the way across the Atlantic Ocean). But wait…it gets better. Much like the Gulf Stream (but in reverse), the Labrador Current flows southwardly from Newfoundland, Canada. It brings cold water deep down the east coast. The Labrador Current collides with the Gulf Stream just north of Cape Hatteras, NC. This mixing of varying-temperature ocean currents causes the waters of North Carolina’s Outer Banks to be jam-packed with nutrients, hence very attractive to fish! And it gets even better….
The Outer Banks of North Carolina are made of constantly-shifting sandy shoals. The sands off Outer Banks are known as the Diamond Shoals. These shoals occur in the nutrient-rich waters that are paradise for fish. These shifting shoals create areas of deep water and areas of shallow water. They produce channels, sloughs, and holes. Gamefish setup ambush points inside this marine “maze” and make easy meals of these plentiful baitfish. The Diamond Shoals are a cornerstone of the famed “Graveyard of the Atlantic.” That’s the nickname given to the shifting waters of North Carolina’s Outer Banks. The shoals have caused much peril to countless ships. These innumerable shipwrecks provide tons of vertical structure that attract legions of baitfish. The end result is even more bait-rich environments that provide gamefish an easy meal. It’s easy to see that North Carolina’s Hatteras Island is situated in one of the most prime fishing locations on the planet!
Carolina Style Sportfishing’s licensed charter boat captains have been navigating the waters of Outer Banks, NC for years. We grew up fishing these waters, and we would love the opportunity to share our passion with you. Our deep sea fishing charters offer world-class fishing for dolphin, wahoo, yellowfin tuna, bluefin tuna and even billfish like sailfish, white marlin and blue marlin.
Dolphin, often called Mahi-Mahi or Dorado, are more than great table fare. They are excellent gamefish and North Carolina’s Outer Banks. Nearshore wrecks and reefs are full of them! They’re hard fighters and travel in schools. Whenever we locate a good school, double digit catches can happen in a matter of minutes. At Carolina Style Sportfishing, we know where the dolphin are found near Outer Banks. We would love to share a day with you filling up the fishbox with NC Mahi!
Wahoo are streamlined predators. They cut through schools of bait at high speed to stay at the top of the food chain. From early spring to late fall, Wahoo roam the Gulf Stream to the Outer Banks to dine on the plentiful baitfish in our nearshore waters. Wahoo’s powerful, fast predator skills make it a prime gamefish that give even the most experienced anglers a run for the money. If you’re looking for reel-screaming action, North Carolina's Wahoo fishing is your answer. Plus, the fight is well worth the fare! Wahoo are delicious white meat. In fact, Wahoo is probably our favorite fish of all to eat! Come catch some Wahoo for your freezer today!
Yellowfin Tuna visit North Carolina and the waters near the Outer Banks every summer in massive roaming schools. Like other gamefish, they follow the bait fish to The Outer Bank’s rich nearshore marine ecosystem. Yellowfin Tuna are undoubtedly one of the most highly-coveted gamefish in the world. At Carolina Style Sportfishing, we love to catch Yellowfin Tuna .... especially big ones! Yellowfin Tuna often give amazing aerial displays when crashing a distantly-trolled topwater plug. It’s a sight that you won’t soon forget. These deep-diving, drag-screaming monsters will give you an arm workout. It’s all worth the effort when they surface on the table. Carolina Style Sportfishing is your place for stacking up your catch of Yellowfin Tuna at the dock. Give us a call today to schedule your trip. We’ll work hard to send you home with more Yellowfin Tuna than your freezer can hold.
If you want to truly catch the fish of the lifetime, Bluefin Tuna is the trip for you. Bluefin Tuna visit North Carolina’s coast every year from December through early April. These fish range from 300 to over 800 pounds. That’s right, North Carolina Bluefin Tuna are giants! This is extreme fishing and is not for the faint of heart. However, Carolina Style Sportfishing has you covered. Our 35-foot Carolina Classic slices through the chop to make the ride a breeze. She also boasts top-of-the-line radar, sonar and a full assortment of electronics. We have been catching these giants for years, and we would love to share a fun day catching them with you. We have everything to make the trip both enjoyable and productive. It’s prized for its flavor worldwide. Come to the Outer Banks (OBX) and fish for a true giant.
Carolina Style proudly supports tourism in Nags Head, Manteo, Wanchese, Kill Devil Hills, Kitty Hawk, Southern Shores, Duck, Corolla and all of the Outer Banks of North Carolina.