Fishing on the Outer Banks

Surf caught whiting

Hatteras Island and the entire Outer Banks have always been an important destination for summer vacation fun. Nothing says fun like a family beach trip with the kids playing in the sand and dad watching a fishing rod. Catching a fish dinner while on vacation is a fantastic memory.

Beach surf fishing in the Rodanthe, Waves and Salvo area is just a matter of hiking over a dune while carrying some chairs, fishing gear and a little bait. Normally you won't need a lot of heavy saltwater fishing tackle. Experience has shown that it isn't necessary to make long casts or use heavy weights. Try fishing in the feeding zone just beyond where the waves are hitting the beach. Use just enough weight to allow your bait to hold bottom and be slowly pushed inward by the waves.

The Outer Banks has developed around its many fantastic fishing opportunities. There are many tackle shops, marinas and professional guides available that can help steer you towards a great fishing adventure while you are on your vacation. Please don't hesitate to discuss exactly what you are looking for with them. With more years of fishing experience than you can even imagine, these folks are here solely to help you enjoy the fantastic fishing.

There are a lot of top quality professional Cape Hatteras and Oregon Inlet charter boats. For visitors in the Rodanthe area the trip to the Oregon Inlet marinas and Cape Hatteras marinas is approximately the same (30 miles). We have found that if you are not able to have a full group of six anglers it is easier to find a walk-on makeup "group share" trip by calling Sharky's Charter Booking (252-255-2248) for a short notice charter out of Oregon Inlet. Many quality charters run half day, 3/4 day and full day offshore charter trips out of Wanchese Marina including Carolina Style Sportfishing, Wild Card Sportfishing and Sea Hag Sportfishing. Also, check out these Cape Hatteras charters: Longer Days Sportfishing, Sea Angel II Charters, Open Waters Sportfishing and Sea Dream Sportfishing. Big Tahuna Sportfishing offers last minute vacation and fishing packages.

If you have an extra large group and would like to have your full group fish on the same boat you should check out Stormy Petrel Sportfishing.

Are you looking for a more adrenaline pumping family fishing adventure? Consider a charter out of world famous Oregon Inlet. These yachts and their professional crews can provide a half day inshore trip or a spectacular offshore big game experience that you won't soon forget. Contact Kelly at Sharky's Charter Booking for booking with an attentive personal touch.

Speck-Tackler Hatteras Light Tackle Charters

Guess what? You don't need to spend over $2000 to charter a 40' yacht in order to catch a lot of nice fish at Cape Hatteras! We fish with light manageable tackle for Red Drum, Speckled Trout, Gray Trout, Cobia, Flounder and more. We cater to families, individuals, youngsters, experts and novices. Just anyone who wants the excitement of feeling a nice hard fighting, good tasting fish on their line. We provide everything including a 40 year experienced expert captain, all licenses, fishing gear and fresh bait. Read all about our Hatteras light tackle Pamlico Sound charters on our Speck-Tackler website.

Father and daughter with a nice Red Drum she caught.