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New to obx fishing.

New to obx fishing.




Headed to nags head in a few weeks and plan on doing a bit of fishing in front of the house we rented and also some pier fishing. I have a small 6’ striper rod with 20 lb line. But am also thinking of bringing another rod for smaller fish. Something with like 10 lb line. Is that something ridiculous or doable any suggestions would be awesome. Have been watching a lot of videos from Jeannette’s pier and it looks like people use light tackle also. For the most part I’m going to be doing surf fishing with my drone. And of course I’ve booked a trip with obx fanatic kayak fishing.


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RE: New to obx fishing.




You will need a surf fishing license.
A 6’ rod isn’t going to get you much distance casting, but may be fine for fish that are closer to shore.
If you are in the National Park area of Nags Head, you can’t use a drone, for fishing, or pictures.




RE: New to obx fishing.




Welcome to Outer Banks Fishing. I'm a charter boat owner/operator and small boat fisherman so I'm not going to give you the detailed do's and don'ts of Surf Fishing. The water is still frigid and will not change much in the next few weeks in the Nags Head area. Right now it's only Dogfish and Skates and a few scattered Blowfish (Puffers, Blowtoads whatever). If you pray real hard to "Mother Nature and the Fish Gods" and get the water to warm up you might have some Sea Mullet (Kingfish, Whiting whatever). On the outside chance we get 60 degree water you might be rewarded with a small Bluefish or Trout. That's the fish menu. Rod; These fish are close in, no distance casting. Striper Rod? Due you mean a heavy surf rod, bring it but. The people on the piers use rods one step removed from Freshwater Tackle for Trout. Skates and Dogfish require heavier stuff and if the surf is rough bottom fishing could require 3 to 4 oz sinkers. If they won't hold don't fish. Good Luck


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I use 7' medium action open face spinning rods with 12-15 lb. mono for both surf and pier. I have shorter and longer rods as well but mostly use the 7 footers. They will handle up to 4 oz. sinkers. Long casts are usually not necessary. Also use the 2 hook bottom rigs. If you want to purchase something like this, you can probably get it as cheap here as elsewhere.


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You got what it takes to get started

Take a look at this page it could help you some getting started.

http://fishoinc.tripod.com/id1.html


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If you pier fish you don't need a licence otherwise you can buy a 10 day permit.
A rod that is good for bass is good enough for most pier fishing or surf fishing during the time of the year you are going. Check with the pier house or the fishing tackle shop you need to see when where and what is biting and they will help you out.


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I will be in the outer banks in the end of July and am looking to do some surf fishing. I will mainly be targeting flounder and similar size fish. Can anyone recommend a rod and reel for surf fishing for flounder?

Thank you all in advance!!


RE: New to obx fishing.




I will be in the outer banks in the end of July and am looking to do some surf fishing. I will mainly be targeting flounder and similar size fish. Can anyone recommend a rod and reel for surf fishing for flounder?

Jrod6419

For beginning, I wouldn't spend a lot of money on a rod and reel. Go to Walmart or a sporting goods shop and get a catfish rod and reel in the 7-8' range. That'll be plenty for surf/pier fishing. Make sure you rinse the reel with fresh water after fishing.

Another option is to visit a tackle shop when you get there. Again though, don't spend a lot of money. They'll have some cheaper ones that will work just fine. I have a 10 year old cheap one that I still take as a backup or third pole. Still works fine and will pull in fish.

John