Offshore & Nearshore Fishing Charters

Instigator Sportfishing Charters offers a variety of Offshore & Nearshore Fishing Charters and, depending on the season, departs from either Ocean City or Pirate’s Cove, NC.

These charters are designed to get both seasoned anglers, as well as those new to offshore fishing, on the fish. Captain Josh and the mates aboard the Instigator will not only make your day a success, but will gladly share years of extensive knowledge of this fishery and the tactics deployed here with you.

This area of the Atlantic Gulf Stream is situated close by our launch point, making this a fast run to the fishing grounds. Once there you can expect a variety of popular gamefish- dependant on the time of year. These include mahi, wahoo, yellowfin tuna, striper, cobia, flounder, spanish mackerel, bluefish and various sharks.

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Ocean City Yellowfin Tuna Fishing


Yellowfin Tuna here in Ocean City is one of the most popular gamefish for our guest to target. These fish travel in massive schools and can reach weights of 200+ lbs. The average catch will bring you more commonly into the 30 to 50lb range, but even the smallest of Yellowfin Tuna will give you a workout.

One of the best aspects to targeting Yellowfin Tuna, aside from the fight and the excellent meat, is that fact that here in Ocean City they can be targeted nearly any day of the year.

This species is exciting in more ways than one. It is not uncommon to have an entire trolling spread hit at the same time. This can be as many as 6 (or even more) baits getting hammered in unison, and you can bet it will get your heart pumping and everyone in your party will get a shot at fighting these awesome fish.

Fast Action Fishing

These Ocean City offshore and nearshore fishing trips are fast paced fishing enjoyment for the entire party. This exciting fishery is loaded with popular offshore gamefish and is open to success all year round.

Though not every species is available every day of the year, you can bet that at least a couple of your favorites will be available to you regardless of the time of year you go.

If you are looking to fill your cooler and take home some fresh fish during your trip- Instigator Sportfishing will help accommodate this for you. Your experienced crew will fill you in on what’s open to harvest, as well as any regulations that may affect what you can and cannot keep.

Instigator Offers So Much More


While offshore and nearshore fishing here out of Ocean City or Pirate’s Cove, NC is just plain epic all year round, Instigator has other seasonal specialties to get your heart racing, as well as help you plan your own epic journey with these other offerings.

Instigator Sportfishing is your local pro’s when it comes to targeting Blue Marlin in the area. Our billfish trips include not only targeting this species, but we can accommodate trips for those seeking a variety of billfish species. This includes sailfish and white marlin, but you can see all of these particular details here.

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