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Bonner Bridge fishing




I'm coming down for a family trip near the end of June. Two years ago I did some fishing from the catwalk on the north end of the Bonner Bridge. I know that the construction project is going on and I'm curious if that area is still open and fishable. Both from an access standpoint and whether or not the construction project has disrupted the fishing population...

Thanks.


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RE: Bonner Bridge fishing




I'm coming down for a family trip near the end of June. Two years ago I did some fishing from the catwalk on the north end of the Bonner Bridge. I know that the construction project is going on and I'm curious if that area is still open and fishable. Both from an access standpoint and whether or not the construction project has disrupted the fishing population...

Thanks.

lkelly


Last time I checked the parking area was closed and being used as a staging area.


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Some of the parking was left for fishing and access. Not a lot of spaces but some. That was last August so anything is possible. I will be passing the area in a couple weeks to see.


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Okay, North End? Don't you mean the mean the South end. There was a North Catwalk when the bridge was built but that is over land now. First, very few if any people fish the bridge in the winter. Just nothing there. So you won't get any current reports. Now the West side catwalk (where the construction is going on) may be a problem to fish. Lots of barges, equipment etc. may make it difficult. The East side catwalk (facing the ocean) is unaffected. However, there is considerable shoaling there and it may only be productive for a small section and in outgoing or slack water. Last time I checked the parking lot in November it had a small area open for parking. If you like "Bridge" fishing you may want to try the "Little Bridge" on the Manteo Causeway. It's a easy place to fish. Early morning or late afternoon is best. Daytime fishing is crowded and much less productive. Good Luck and leave one for me.


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Sorry, I meant south end.

I have fished the Little Bridge and under the Big Bridge. I probably don't get there early enough to catch the peak times. I'll make a more valiant effort this year. It's much easier staying in South Nags Head vs. when I stay in Corolla. For the Corolla vacations I normally only make one trip down to a pier and just surf fish otherwise.


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Rebooting this since I'm a few weeks out from our trip and things might have changed.

Anyone know if there is parking on the south end of the bridge? Or is it all taken up by construction vehicles? Anyone fished from the catwalk recently? If so, how was it?

Thanks.


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There is some parking Southend at the old Coast Guard area. There is a construction area for work vehicles. I did not fish the bridge this weekend, however did see a hand full of people there on the bridge and wading area the old mooring area.


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Look at TW's Bait & Tackle Facebook page for a good idea of area fishing. Gary Oliver puts out a good fishing report on his Fishing Unlimited page, too.
Take a girl fishing, as Frank White use to say...


RE: Bonner Bridge fishing




There is some parking Southend at the old Coast Guard area. There is a construction area for work vehicles. I did not fish the bridge this weekend, however did see a hand full of people there on the bridge and wading area the old mooring area.

Basskat


Thanks. Sounds like it's not shut down (yet) so I may have a chance.


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Look at TW's Bait & Tackle Facebook page for a good idea of area fishing. Gary Oliver puts out a good fishing report on his Fishing Unlimited page, too.
Take a girl fishing, as Frank White use to say...

Woodduck


I read their blog usually for 2 weeks before coming down. I have fished the surf, Little Bridge, Big Bridge, Bonner Bridge, as well as a few piers and kayaked in the sound. I had really good luck on the Bonner a few years back so I was hoping to try that again especially since I'm not staying that far away.


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There is a small public parking area at the south end of the bridge. You will see the construction entrance on the left going south. Lots of construction issues on the west side and I am not sure about shoaling on east side.....Good Luck and Have Fun!