Pelagic Trolling

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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
May Jun Jul Aug Sep
White Marlin
May Jun Jul Aug Sep
Sailfish
May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct
Mahi/Dolphin
Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov
Wahoo
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Yellowfin
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Nov Dec
Bluefin
Jan Feb Mar Apr
Blackfin
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

trolling for mahi

trolling for sailfish

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