Water Temperatures for Popular Area Fishes:

Through years of keeping logs and more years of fishing experience, I have been able to put down preferred water temperature ranges for local saltwater fishes.

While the list is certainly not complete, it does contain the fishes about which I am most knowledgeable. Hopefully it will serve as a guide for you in the pursuit of the many varieties of saltwater fish that reside on the Southeastern coast of North Carolina.

Species Low Range Best Range High Range
False Albacore 50-54 55-65 66-70
Amberjack 65-68 70-80 80-82
Atlantic Bonito 55-58 59-65 66-72
Barracuda 65-70 71-80 80-85
Blackfin Tuna 64-66 70-75 80-82
Bluefin Tuna 47-49 50-60 61-70
Bluefish 54-58 59-70 71-80
Cobia 65-68 69-79 80-83
Dolphin 9-70 71-80 81-83
Flounder 60-65 66-78 79-85
King Mackerel 65-67 68-78 79-85
Red Drum 48-52 65-85 86-90
Sailfish 68-70 70-82 83-88
Spanish Mackerel 63-67 68-80 81-85
Seatrout 48-50 54-64 65-80
Striped Bass 46-49 50-64 65-75
Tarpon 67-69 70-90 91-95
Tautog 45-49 50-60 61-66
Wahoo 65-67 72-76 78-82
Weakfish 45-49 55-70 70-78
Yellowfin Tuna 64-65 66-78 79-80

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Captain Jimmy Vass
CALL: (910) 791-6414 or 619-4665

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