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Bigeye Tuna Sportfishing In Ocean City, MD and the Outer Banks, NC

Time to catch a big eye tuna ! When the time is right and the bite is on, anglers on the Instigator bring some of the biggest meat fish to the boat and to the table!  U.S. wild-caught Atlantic bigeye tuna is a smart seafood choice because it is sustainably managed and responsibly harvested under U.S. regulations. They grow fast and can reach around 5.5 feet in length and live up to 9 years. They spawn throughout the year starting at the age of 3.5 years old. Mostly caught in the summer months they are at the top of the food chain feeding on fish, crustaceans, and squid.

Catch big eye tuna in Ocean City or the Outer Banks

One way to target bigeye tuna is trolling ballyhoo night and day . Most bigeye are caught just before dark or at first light but in Ocean City and the Outer Banks it is not uncommon to hook there beasts during the day while trolling, chunking or even jigging.

Anglers on the instigator are up for a long haul when the atlantic bigeye are on the line. Many anglers battle this fish while in a chair but more than often will choose to stand.

Bringing Big Eye Tuna To The Scales

Bringing a big eye to the scales is one of the most exciting sites for both the charter crew and spectators in the Ocean City Fishing Center and Pirates Cove marina in North Carolina.

Sport-fishing Charters

Learn more about fishing for this species in Ocean City, Maryland and the Outer Banks of North Carolina. You are not limited to a specific type of fish when booking a charter, Captain Josh will provide options depending on the season and what is biting while confirming your charter date.

Ocean City Charters

Ocean City Big Eye Charters


Sport Fishing Charters

Outer Banks Big Eye Charters



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