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First time family vaca help!

First time family vaca help!




Greetings all my family and i are set to arrive in less than a week coming from ohio.we are all fishers even the ol lady n two boys aged 10 n 12 yrs. Old. Im sure i can learn alot reading on here and i will but when it comes to asking for help i felt i should get started. We are gonna be staying on cedar island and i want to pier and surf as much as possible. I could use as much info as possible n would like to hook up with a cool local willing to kinda take me out on the pier with them before i take the fam out ive been doing all the reasearch i can to try n be ready but i would enjoy some southern friendship we are good people n would love to be in company of the same. Also trying to locate more about crabbing with my boys too. Ps. I do have some gear but need advice on it n i will rent some if needed i do have a good pier cart 10ft penn surf rods and 5000 size penn liveliners two sets and some 8 ft shimano tdr and ax sets as well wondering is there a superstore i should hit to cover my basics when i get there n was thinking oceana and bouge are the best 2 near me but have no inside info on traffic/navigation down there


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So Cedar Island... really isn't the OBX. I mean it is the same ballpark I guess. That aside, I didn't see any piers on Cedar and you'll have to go down to Atlantic Beach or up to Ocracoke to surf fish. That whole island is inside the Pamlico sound. I've never fished down there but I expect the normal sound side suspects. Trout, flounder, red drum, small blues. Skates and rays, small sharks, various panfish (sea mullet, spot, croaker, pigs and pins). Assuming you have Ohio grade fishing tackle for bass/cats etc you will be fine.

Pick up some bottom rigs (aka hi/low rigs) and sinkers and a variety of baits like shrimp, squid, mullet, sand fleas, etc. Oh, blood worms or blood worm substitute.

My experience with the sound from shore is that the water is very shallow and the fishing is never as good as the actual beach/surf. Sound fishing from a boat, different story assuming you know what spots to fish. If you can find piers, pilings, rocks you want to fish those.

Good luck. Maybe a local will chime in.


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Thanks for the tip yeah ol lady picked our spot not too ideal. But im trying to make the best of it n will drive up to an hr each way if required also do you know is there any forums or sites more related to my area?thanks in advance


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10' rods seem like overkill, particularly from a pier.

Good luck and have fun!


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Yeah i googled pier etiquette i would use em for surf they are surf rods


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Take a look at this site it might help you.

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

Atlantic beach will be your closes piers to fish from . or as Python said take the ferry to Ocracoke, but that is a 2 1/2 hour ride each way


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Thanks for the link it looks very helpful im at work so i cant dive in but thanks this looks like a great crash course


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Call Capt buddy. he is on cedar island , is reasonable and will put you n the fish.
https://www.getmyboat.com/fishing-charters/guided-fishing-trips-with-captain-buddy-in-cedar-island-north-carolina46751


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The forum at NCAngler will have some info about that area...just have to go through past posts.


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I really appreciate all the tips so far if this forum is anything like the ones i use for ohio there are daily users n more like weekly users so im sure there can be more members to help in the coming week but still just wanted to add that im still looking for some crabbing tips n where to buy some gear i may need if local bait stores work fine but just thought there may be a sportsman store good for one stop shop