North Carolina and Pamlico Sound play host to the east coast’s tarpon migration from late June through August every year. In fact, Pamlico Sound is one of the best places on the planet to catch a tarpon over 100 pounds. We catch a bunch over 150 pounds. These Silver Kings are a spectacle like no other when hooked. Aerial acrobats and all, these fish are crowd pleasers!
North Carolina tarpon fishing is marine big game hunting at its finest. The exhilarating fight is well worth the stalk once one of these beasts is bought boat side. Once you’ve hooked an NC Silver King, you’ll want to catch more…and more…and more. These fish can be frustrating…and their stubbornness makes the thrill of the fight and the satisfaction of the catch exponentially better. Seeing a 6-foot-long fish jump several feet out of the water right in front of the boat is an experience that you’ll never forget. Be sure to bring a camera, and be prepared for some sore arms the following day!
Beginning in mid-June, tarpon start to filter into NC’s Pamlico Sound. They stay around until early September. The best time to catch these elusive fish is mid-July through mid-August. In North Carolina, we very seldom catch tarpon under 100 pounds. Most fish are 125 pounds or more. These fish will blow your mind. Come experience the fishing thrill of a lifetime today!
What To Bring:
- Plenty of Sunscreen
- Cooler With Drinks, Sandwiches, Snacks, etc.
- Rain Jacket (even if the weatherman says no rain in forecast)
- Appropriate Licensing (I’m happy to help you get all proper licensing.) Click Here to visit NC’s Online Licensing Website.