Fishing on the Outer Banks is one of the easiest and the most enjoyable activities you can do when on your vacation. Many of our visitors travel hundreds of miles to enjoy this region. And sometimes these visitors are unaware of what brings many others to our beaches every year.
Saltwater fishing is not only fun, relaxing but can be habit-forming for the entire family.
So how can you and your family begin enjoying this great past time? I would first recommend stopping by a local tackle shop. They can give the best overall advice on getting started. What species are being caught, the proper gear and bait and any other specific information you will need. They might even be able to offer you a complete fishing package at a reasonable price. Fishing licenses can also be purchased here.
The next thing I would do is head for a local ocean pier. All of our ocean piers have a tackle and bait shop. They are staffed with knowledgeable professionals who can give you “real time” advice.
Bring your own equipment and gear but find out that it won’t work for the current conditions or species? Pier staff can rent everything you need including rod reel outfits, rigging and fresh bait..
For novice anglers, fishing on an ocean pier is usually the best way to start. They can help you select the right gear for the species being caught. North Carolina requires a fishing license and if you fish on an ocean pier, the admission price includes a one-day or multiple day license. And the best part is that other anglers on the piers are more than willing to lend a hand to both new and experienced anglers.
All of the piers on the Outer Banks are family friendly.
In addition to fishing gear, each pier provides sheltered areas, snack shop, amusements and restroom facilities and more. All piers are designed to accommodate physically challenged anglers.
So if you are looking for something new and exciting during your visit to the Outer Banks then fishing might just do the trick.
Forever be warned though – saltwater fishing can be habit forming.
Until next time – Tightlines – Capt. Tony