Longer Days SportfishingWebsite
Specializing in Cape Hatteras ofshore fishing charters.
Cape Hatteras has long been one of the world's most famous offshore sportfishing destinations. Located on the Outer Banks of North Carolina the Atlantic Gulf Stream swings closest to the Cape Hatteras coast of any port north of Miami Florida. The Gulf Stream affects the weather, water temperatures and of course the fishing.
Many forms of marine life as well as pelagic species of fish use the meandering Gulf Stream like a highway within the ocean. The fish migrate north along the Gulf Stream as the seasons warm and then back south along the Gulf Stream to warmer winter waters as the seasons cool down. The only way to actually describe the Gulf Stream is by calling it a moving river located within an ocean. The average speed of the Gulf Stream is approximately 4 mph but it slows to about 1 mph when it gets north and widens before making its swing towards Northern Europe.
Predator pelagic species of fish like mahi, tunas, wahoo, sailfish, blue and white marlin follow the smaller fish along this highway feeding on them as they are seeking their best tolerated water temperatures. Since the surrounding ocean water is often outside the tolerant range both predator and their prey are almost trapped by their environments. Fishermen that learn to read the Gulf Stream and then apply it to the habits of the species they want to catch are always going to be the most successful.
Cape Hatteras offshore charters have been studying and applying their tactics for years and they have gotten exceptionally good at it. Many of the USCG licensed local charter boat captains have been chartering for 30 years or more. They have mastered the art and glamour of offshore sportfishing and so have captains all up and down the East Coast so what makes Cape Hatteras so different?
The secret is that the Gulf Stream flows close to Hatteras before it starts to swing away after it passes the Point at Cape Shoals. Fishing out of Oregon Inlet located only 20 miles north of Hatteras entails a 30 mile boat ride to even get close to the Gulf Stream waters. So potential anglers can ride 20 miles further in their car, charter out of Hatteras and be fishing with 1/3 less boat ride time. That equals less boat ride time, less fuel use, more fishing time and even a less expensive charter price for an opportunity to catch a higher concentration of fish!
If you are considering an offshore charter fishing trip as a part of your "bucket list" think about all the advantages Cape Hatteras offers before you make a final decision! The Cape offers many highly experienced awesome charter boats both large and small. Most charter boats are licensed to take out no more than a maximum of six anglers. On Hatteras boat that specializes in private Hatteras charters for large groups is Stormy Petrel II with a capacity up to 20 anglers.
One long established Cape Hatteras Charter boat is Sea Angel II with local legend Capt. Bruce Armstrong and his son Bruce Jr. The pair seem to always be on the fish and have developed a sixth sense when it comes to traversing the ever shifting Hatteras Inlet.
|Sea Angel II||Capt. Bruce Armstrong||Hatteras Landing Marina|
|Stormy Petrel II||Capt. Brian Patteson||Hatteras Landing Marina|
|Sea Dream||Capt. Charles Fleetwood||Hatteras Landing Marina|
|Drum Chaser||Capt. Randy Fagley||Hatteras Landing Marina|
|Fin Fantasy II||Capt. Ricky Jones||Hatteras Landing Marina|
|Bill Me||Capt. Mike Oleksyn||Hatteras Landing Marina|
|Under Pressure||Capt. JT Barker||Hatteras Landing Marina|
|Big Tahuna||Capt. Jay Watson||Teachs Lair Marina|
|Harpers Folly||Capt. Tom Harper||Teachs Lair Marina|
|Longer Days||Capt. Tom Randall||Teachs Lair Marina|
|Runaway||Capt. Jay Daniels||Teachs Lair Marina|
|Hallelujah||Capt. Doug Martin||Teachs Lair Marina|
|Bluefin||Capt. Paul Volland||Teachs Lair Marina|
|Hatterascal||Capt. Tommy Merrill||Teachs Lair Marina|
|Carolina Girl||Capt. Brian Taylor||Teachs Lair Marina|
|Bak Bar||Capt. Will Smith||Teachs Lair Marina|
|Marlin Mania||Capt. Jim Bowman||Teachs Lair Marina|
|Rabid Tuna||Capt. Rex Bunting||Teachs Lair Marina|
|Twin Bills||Capt. Willie Foster||Teachs Lair Marina|
|Got Em||Capt. Jerry Teel||Teachs Lair Marina|
|Bite Me||Capt. Jay Kavanagh||Hatteras Harbor Marina|
|Calypso||Capt. Jeremy Hicks||Hatteras Harbor Marina|
|Carolina Girl||Capt. Jessie Anderson||Hatteras Harbor Marina|
|Chaser||Capt. Jeremy Johnson||Hatteras Harbor Marina|
|Gambler||Capt. Steve Garrett||Hatteras Harbor Marina|
|Good Times||Capt.Andy Piland||Hatteras Harbor Marina|
|Hatteras Blue||Capt. Mike Warren||Hatteras Harbor Marina|
|Hatteras Fever II||Capt. Buddy Hooper||Hatteras Harbor Marina|
|Native Son||Capt. Barry Peele Jr.||Hatteras Harbor Marina|
|Predator||Capt. Chris Barnett||Hatteras Harbor Marina|
|Release||Capt. Rom Whitaker||Hatteras Harbor Marina|
|Reliance||Capt. John Canning||Hatteras Harbor Marina|
|Sea Creature||Capt. Steve Coulter||Hatteras Harbor Marina|
|Sundown||Capt. Terry Metts||Hatteras Harbor Marina|
|Tuna Duck||Capt. Dan Rooks||Hatteras Harbor Marina|