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Pelagic Trolling

The Gulf Stream provides excellent pelagic trolling. Pelagic trolling provides great opportunity to catch mahi, yellowfin, bluefin, blackfin tuna, and wahoo. Also a great way to catch the sportfish to include the blue or white marlin, and sailfish.

The experience in trolling can be great. There are double headers, multiple catches at one time, and exciting non-stop action.

Greenstick fishing is also an option highly specialized for catching all species of tuna. Good Times Sportfishing is one of three charters out of Hatteras village that specializes in this method of fishing. Fishing with a greenstick is similar to kite fishing but also better. Greenstick fishing allows the lures to be on the water without evidence of the fishing lines. Another benefit of the greenstick is you are not required to troll against the wind and if it is a calm day you can still fish with the greenstick.

Below are the season to troll for blue marlin, white marlin, sailfish, mahi (dolphin), wahoo, yellowfin, bluefin, and blackfin in the water off of Hatteras.

Species
Season
Blue Marlin
MayJunJulAugSep
White Marlin
MayJunJulAugSep
Sailfish
MayJunJulAugSepOct
Mahi/Dolphin
AprMayJunJulAugSepOctNov
Wahoo
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Yellowfin
JanFebMarAprMayNovDec
Bluefin
JanFebMarApr
Blackfin
JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec

trolling for mahi

trolling for sailfish

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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