On a beautiful day with gentle winds, something incredible is happening at Oregon Inlet. Drive onto the beach and you’ll be treated to a thrilling show of daring souls heading to “The Point” – a spot where the ocean floor plunges from a depth of 600 feet to over a mile in less than 1000 yards. This steep drop-off is the edge of the continental shelf, and it’s also where two powerful ocean currents, the Gulfstream and the Labrador, collide.
When these currents meet, something amazing happens. The warm Gulfstream waters, which are over 70 degrees, mingle with the chilly waters of the Labrador current, which hover around 48 degrees. This creates what we call a “temperature break,” and it’s a sight to behold. The heavier water from the Labrador current folds underneath the lighter, warmer Gulfstream water, and that’s where the magic happens.
This is the spot where baitfish gather, and the big predator fish follow. If you’re lucky, you might spot a school of bluefin tuna swimming in these waters. But be warned: there are also plenty of great white sharks in the area. Some days, it’s a challenge to bring a tuna back to the boat in one piece because the sharks are so aggressive.
But if you’re looking for some truly outstanding sushi-grade tuna, then you’ll definitely want to try some of our local bluefin from the “The Point”. It’s the perfect way to dazzle your customers and leave them speechless.