Veteran Cape Hatteras native and expert fishing guide Capt. Rick Scarborough would like to invite you to join him on the Outer Banks for the best light tackle fishing imaginable anywhere on the entire East Coast! The incredibly fertile inshore waters at Cape Hatteras offer excellent light tackle fishing opportunities from April to November. Some years we do well even into December. Depending on the season, we will be fishing for Speckled Trout, Red Drum, Cobia, Bluefish, Weakfish (Gray Trout), Spanish Mackerel and Flounder. Our catch ratio for all these species is amazing.
As each season progresses, the different species will become our main focus. So please check our Species/Seasons Page for a better understanding of which species are most prolific during the periods you would like to fish. However, if you have a specific species you would like to target instead, just let Capt. Scarborough know ahead of time so he can prepare and bring the proper tackle and/or bait.
Capt. Scarborough will supply you with the best quality light fishing tackle for your charter plus you won't even need to purchase a fishing license while fishing on Speck-Tackler because it is provided by the boat. If you would like to try your fly fishing gear, bring it along and let Rick know ahead so he can make room for keeping it safe.
Speck-Tackler Inshore Charters proudly supports tourism for anglers in all our Hatteras Island Villages including Hatteras, Frisco, Buxton, Avon, Rodanthe, Waves and Salvo.
As our Outer Banks inshore and near shore coastal waters warm in mid May to June and early summer months, hungry ravenous Cobia migrate their way up the coast from their southern wintering grounds. Some aggressive Cobia will even make their way inside the Cape Hatteras Inlet. We will (your choice) anchor and toss out bait or use our tower and sight cast for voracious roaming schools of greedy insatiable Cobia which we'll often see in schools of a half a dozen or so or singles, pairs and triples. These early Cobia weigh in size from 20 pounds to sometimes well over a 100 pounds! The North Carolina Cobia state weight record since June 2006 was an oversized beast weighed in at an amazing 116.8 pounds! That's the 4th largest so far in the entire world ever caught on a rod and reel. Click to read this article about the awesome Cobia fishing here at the Outer Banks.