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Fall Fishing in the Outer Banks

16 Sep 2020
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Looking for something to get into during your fall vacation on the Outer Banks?  It's no secret the Outer Banks is a desired fishing location, however who would have thought about coming in the Fall?  Whether you are an experienced fisherman or just out for a good time, from the surf to the pier, there is an abundance of fish waiting to be reeled in.  

Our local tackle shops are a wealth of information with everything you need to know about where and what the fish are biting and if you're lucky, perhaps they might reveal a local, secret honey hole!  Popular catches from September to November include red and black drum, croaker, trout, flounder, spot, Spanish and king mackerels, mullet, and pompano. Remember to purchase your NC Fishing License while you're there and perhaps a souvenir t-shirt!

Pier Fishing

Piers are a popular spot providing not only lucrative fishing, but a beautiful view with a little salt spray.  Also, who can beat watching the sunrise or sunset with the waves lapping beneath you and a fishing pole in hand?

Check out the local piers from Kitty Hawk to South Nags Head.

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Surf Fishing

If you are more of a toes in the sand and cooler by your side fisherman, try your hand at the surf.  Anywhere along the 200 mile long stretch of the Outer Banks you will find a spot to cast a line.  It is said that the best surf fishing on the Outer Banks is at Cape Point, Oregon Inlet, and Hatteras Inlet as these spots are on the southern part of the island where the Gulf stream meets the Labrador current, producing warmer waters.  Make sure you grab a cup of coffee on the way, the best time of day to go out is before dawn to around 10 am.  

Fishing is only one of the many activities the Outer Banks has to offer for the outdoor enthusiast.  Just remember, sometimes even the most experienced fisherman catches only a good time!  Expand your horizons outside of your usual routine and you'll have no shortage of new adventures!