Outer Banks Yellowfin Tuna Fishing
Yellowfin tuna sport fishing charter boat located in Pirates Cove Marina, Manteo, NC.
Outer Banks, NC yellowfin tuna charters are only one part of the offshore experience. In turn, you may have selected tuna fishing because they are fun to catch, we have more to offer. Not only may you load the box with yellowfin, but you will be set up for more. During these charters we are rigged and ready for numerous pelagic species.
The Offshore Tuna Charter Experience
In the waters off of the Outer Banks, North Carolina, yellowfin Tuna Charters are some of the best on the East Coast. Instigator sport fishing starts charter services in the beginning of March, just in time to hook up with the yellowfin tuna and Bluefin tuna. Out NC tuna season runs mid March 1 till the beginning of July when we run to OCMD.
Trolling 16-18 lines, the Instigator maximizes the spread and puts you on the fish. We are considered one of the best tuna fishing boats around! We troll a mix of techniques and a variety of rigs including salted ballyhoos mostly with spreader bars and squid chains in the mix. Jigging or chucking are other techniques for catching tuna and are accessible and will be used less frequently but always on hand at a moments notice.
One of the most prized sportfishing catches has to be the yellowfin tuna. Yellowfin tuna travel in massive feeding schools and can provide anglers with both excellent eating and hot action. It is not uncommon to have an entire trolling spread of six or more baits all hit at the same time. As a result, this can create a mass pandemonium where every available angler must grab a rod to fight a fish. Yellowfin will often fight in deep bulldogging circles which can only be described as being hooked to swimming cinderblock. Yellowfin average between 30 and 50 pounds. Some are caught in larger sizes up to 200 pounds.