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I will be down there for a week (until July 4th) staying at Hatteras Island Resort in Rodanthe.
Where and what to fish for?
I am a maryland bay fisherman. May need some help with what to use as well.
 

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Found this link might help you out.
Looks like three near your destination.
Never been there myself.

NORTH CAROLINA
Atlantic Beach, NC
Sportsmans Pier
100 Money Island Dr
919-726-3176

Atlantic Beach, NC
Oceanana Fishing Pier
Fort Maken Rd
252-726-0863


Atlantic Beach, NC.
Sportsmans Pier
500 Money Island Drive
Atlantic Beach, NC 28512
252-726-3176

Carolina Beach, NC.
Carolina Beach Fishing Pier
1810 Canal Drive
Carolina Beach, Nc. 28428
910-458-5518

Emerald Isle, NC
Bogue Inlet Fishing Pier
Bogue Inlet Dr.
252-354-2919

Frisco, NC
Cape Hatteras Fishing Pier Inc
54221 Cape Hatteras Pier Dr
252-986-2533


Holly Ridge, NC
Surf City Ocean Pier Inc
114 S Shore Dr
910-328-3521

Kill Devil Hills, NC .
Avalon Fishing Pier
2111 Beach Rd
252-441-7494


Kitty Hawk, NC
Kitty Hawk Pier Inc
Po Box 428
252-261-2772

Kure Beach, NC
Kure Pier
Avenue K
910-458-5524

Nags Head, NC
Jennette's Fishing Pier
7223 S Virginia Dare TRL
252-441-7245

Nags Head, NC
Outer Banks Pier & Fishing Center
8901 S Old Oregon Inlet Rd
252-441-5740

Nags Head, NC
Nags Head Fishing Pier
3335 S Virginia Dare TRL
252-441-5141


Oak Island, NC
Long Beach Pier
2729 W Beach Dr
910-278-5962

Oak Island, NC.
Ocean Crest Fishing Pier
1409 E Beach Dr.
Oak Island, NC. 28465
910-278-6674


Rodanthe, NC
Hatteras Island Fishing Pier
Rodanthe, NC
252-987-2323 http://www.hatterashi.com/HatterasIslandBeachAccess.html http://www.hatterashi.com/FishingReport.html http://www.baitnet.com/search.php?action=citylist&state=NC&city=Salvo http://www.baitnet.com/search.php?action=citylist&state=NC&city=Avon


Holden Beach Fishing Pier
441 Ocean Boulevard West
Supply, NC 28462
910-842-6483
Just north of you.
The Oregon Inlet looks like a hot spot? http://www.outerbanks.com/oregoninlet/ http://www.outer-banks.com/vcenter/ http://www.oregon-inlet.com/index.cfm


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HuskyMD,

I'd suggest the following:

(1) Rodanthe Pier live bait for kings-cobes and plug w/Gotchas (like yellow or red head white body gold treble hooks) for Blues-Spanish.

(2) Surf fishing w/bait Pea Island surf, if you want less of a crowd, Ranger station walkover. Or further up to OI near Old Coast Guard Station where you can either fish bridge walkway, jetty, or beach. Should have shot at usual bottom fair on a double drop bottom rig shrimp, squid, bloodworm, or sand fleas or may want to give bait on a fishfinder rig a go. Same goes for Rodanthe beach just w/some more folks.

(3) 4x4 on down to the Point (Buxton) and sling a Stingsilver from the beach for Spanish (like pink-white and green-white).

Hope this helps.

Good fishin'

`bucket

Hey Wizard of KOZ, You are definitely King of the web links
:D THX
 

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I should have been a travel agent.
Who is that man behind the curtain. :)

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HuskyMD,that time of year you might also want to try south of th point to Hat Inlet for cobes.Other than that like th Bucket said.
 

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Hey Bucket as much as I hate ta say it I prolly aint going down again till march.

Th Koz is a internet whiz aint he. :D
 

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Cdog,

Same here except if anything I haven't been fishin' much of Spring OBX scene as Fall just seems so much better to me :)

Tossed you a post/question up on distance casting board http://www.pierandsurf.com/cgi-bin/ultbb/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=ge t_topic&f=7&t=000588 - no hurry :cool:

And YES :eek: the Wizard of KOZ has got the internet research thing going on :D just ask my B-i-L AKA Jighead down in FLA as Kozlow never ceases to amaze w/the links.

Be interesting to see what he comes up for me on UP of MI for me :D

Go fish,

`bucket
 

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Plugging for blues and spanish I got covered. Gotcha (plugs)!

Surf I can do. Although where is Ranger Station Walkover?

Live bait for Kings/Cobe.
Are we talking livelining? Do I need to do the whole king rig thing? How does that work?
I don't think I have the right kind of rod to target king/cobe from a pier. I may have to just plug away.
I have 2 7' rods, 1 11', 1 12', and one lake michigan trolling rod (not as stiff as trolling rods around here--I use it for livelining).
 

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Hi Husky. I be down the next week starting 7/5.

Be sure to hit the piers ends at first light and last light with the gotchas. I think that is most important. Easterly winds will clear the water.

Another prime pier spot is just behind where the waves are breaking.

Look for the deep holes in the surf where the waves are not breaking.

There are mudlines the water is ripping back into the sea. Try there too.

http://www.blairpub.com/travel%20titles/coastalfishingcarolinas.htm

This is a great book and easy to find locally. (Here anyway.) Well worth the money.
 

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"You Da Man" Kozlow :D :D

Bucket's probably got his hands full with the young'ns. Usally hits the computer late.

Tight lines & Thanks for all the killer links!! :D

Jighead
 

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I don't know if its th same spot I'm thinking of but after you cross OI bridge a couple o miles you'll come to th Pea Island Pee stop as I call it. :D There is a walkover there. never tried th walkover myself as I'm usally heading on down to Hatt Inlet.
 

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HuskyMD,

Cdog hit ranger station walkover for ya. Grew up King fishing Topsail piers and live baiting = clothes pin rig, trolly rig etc which can be done with either one or two rods, not sure 'bout livelining if that means free floating or just letting a live bait free swim ? I prefer two rods, a fighting rod and anchor rod w/pin rig, but Koz has you covered on a link for it and sounds like you may have enough junk to do it. Take all your mess w/ya, if possible, and then size up what folks are doing first hand and go from there. For that fact you can just dangling a live bait right down the side in between the pilings, pros and cons to however you approach it.

Thanks for the MI links as well Koz :cool:

Work, kids, PC and a cold one late in the game - yep pretty much it ;)

Good fishin'

`bucket
 

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Don't forget about fishing the sound. They may not be trophies or other fish that's been mentioned in the previous posts in there, but with L tackle even the small ones feel big.
Here's a link to spots on the sound. It's a flyfishing article but it points out some top spots with directions, parking, etc. BTW, I'm not sure if this link came from this board or from TF, so I'm not taking credit for finding it but just passing along the 411.
If I ever leave my surfboards at home whenever I go down there, I'll definitely be giving the sound a try.

http://www.sefly.com/hatteras.htm
 

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Thanks for all the info guys. I think I'll go watch people do the king rig thing and see what its like.
I'll stick to the surf and plugging lures though. I'm sort of a catch and release kind of guy.
 

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If you want some good eating fish, don't overlook the Spadefish and Triggerfish. They will hang around in schools under the pier next to the pilings. few people target them and they can be very challenging to catch. they fight well for their size and are very tasty.

PS. Wind is one of the most important factors for fishing the piers and sound. I have had best luck in the piers with a NE E or SE wind. If it is S SW or NW then try the inlets or sound.
 

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Will I need a pier net? How high off the water is the pier? I really don't want to have to buy a pier net.
 
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