Fishing In The Outer Banks

fishing in the outer banks - surfThe Outer Banks is renowned for its fishing. And there is more than one way to catch a fish here: Offshore fish-fighting adventures, inshore fly-fishing and light tackle trips, pier and bridge fishing, surf fishing, head boat fishing and kayak fishing are some the options.

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Doghouse Sport Fishing

708 Harbor Road. #13, Wanchese NC 27981 > Get Directions
(252) 473-8078

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Crystal Dawn Fishing

2000 Sailfish Point, Manteo, NC 27954 > Get Directions
(252) 473-5577

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Country Girl Fishing Charter

2000 Sailfish Point, Manteo, NC 27954 > Get Directions
(252) 473-5577

Fishing Licenses

Recreational anglers older than age 16 are required to obtain North Carolina’s Coastal Recreational Fishing License. The license is required to recreationally take finfish in the state’s coastal fishing waters, which include sounds, coastal rivers and their tributaries and out to 3 miles in the ocean. You do not need a license to fish off a charter boat, headboat or ocean pier. They are covered by blanket licenses that the owners have purchased for your benefit.

Licenses can be purchased online and are available at many, but not all, local tackle shops and the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education in Corolla. The license can be purchased on a 10-day, annual or lifetime basis. For more information, or to purchase a license online, see the NC Wildlife Resources Commission website.

Anglers are also required to adhere to the state’s recreational size and possession limits. For regulations, visit any Outer Banks bait and tackle shop, pier or see the Division of Marine Fisheries website.

Latest Fishing Reports

Pirates Cove Marina Fishing Report

Oregon Inlet Fishing Report

TW’s Bait & Tackle Fishing Report

Point Runner Fishing Report

OBX Marina

Licenses can be purchased online and are available at many, but not all, local tackle shops and the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education in Corolla. The license can be purchased on a 10-day, annual or lifetime basis. For more information, or to purchase a license online, see the NC Wildlife Resources Commission website.

Anglers are also required to adhere to the state’s recreational size and possession limits. For regulations, visit any Outer Banks bait and tackle shop, pier or see the Division of Marine Fisheries website.

Fishing Piers

We are fortunate on the Outer Banks to have six public fishing ocean piers and several sound piers. Pier fishing is a great way to fish and a great place to learn. Stop by by the pier tackle shop and get rigged up or simply ask the folks fishing what’s biting, what bait and rigs are working and what you should know. Most pier fishing folks are friendly and happy to share information. You do not need a fishing license to fish on an ocean pier, but you DO need a fishing license to fish the sound piers.

fishing in the outer banks - nags head pierNags Head Pier

MP 11 • Nags Head
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Jennette’s Pier

MP 16.5 •  Nags Head
252.255.1501

 

fishing in the outer banks - avalon pierAvalon Pier

MP 6 • Kill Devil Hills
252.441.7494

 

fishing in the outer banks - outer banks pierOuter Banks Pier

MP 18 •  South Nags Head
252.441.5740

 

fishing in the outer banks - avon pierAvon Pier

Avon
252.995.5480

 

fishing in the outer banks - rodanthe pierRodanthe Pier

Rodanthe
252.987.2323

More Fishing Charters

Broad Creek Fishing Center

708 Harbor Drive • Wanchese • 252.473.9991

Thicket Lump Marina
219 Thicket Lump Dr • Wanchese • 252.473.4500

Pirate’s Cove Yacht Club and Marina
2000 Sailfish Dr • Manteo • 252.473.3906 or 800.367.4728

Oregon Inlet Fishing Center
98 N Carolina 12 • Nags Head (north end of Oregon Inlet bridge) • 252.441.6301 or 800.272.5199

Hatteras Harbor Marina
58058 N Carolina 12 • Hatteras • 252.986.2166 or 800.676.4939

Hatteras Landing Marina
58848 Marina Way • Hatteras • 252.986.2077 or 800.551.8478

Oden’s Dock
57878 N Carolina 12 • Hatteras • 252.986.2555 or 888.544.8115

Teach’s Lair Marina
58646 N Carolina 12 •  Hatteras • 252.986.2460 or 888.868.2460

Village Marina
57980 N Carolina 12 • Hatteras • 252.986.2522

Anchorage Marina
205 Hwy 12 • Ocracoke • 252.928.6661

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