For the past month, the bluefin bite has been outstanding off the cost of Hatteras Island. According to Ric Burnley, writer and frequent Hatteras Island fishermen, boats running to the edge of the Gulf Stream have been catching 100- to 200-pound bluefin by chunking, jigging, trolling – even throwing top water poppers. Continue reading
A kayak can offer an amazing vantage point of the sealife in the Gulf Stream, as evident by this dolphin thrashing out of the water. Photo by Joy Crist of Surf or Sound Realty.
Every year, Hatteras Island attracts countless offshore charter fishermen who take advantage of the island’s proximity to the Gulf Stream to enjoy a long day of some hard fishing. But fishing beginners and families who just want a taste of the charter experience, don’t have to plan a full day in the Gulf Stream to get their feet wet.
A number of local charter businesses, like locally renowned Got ‘Em Charters, based in Hatteras Village, offer inshore charter fishing trips for a full or half day of fishing in the ocean or sound waters. Continue reading