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Carova beach boat launch

Carova beach boat launch




Our family is heading down to Carova Beach this summer. I have an 18ft center console aluminum river jet boat. Our house is about 1/2 mile away from the Carova boat launch. I would love to take it down so we can go crabbing and fishing in the bay. I guess my question is will this be worth the hassle? I have a Nissan Armada and was wondering will towing this in the sand be a problem? Is the fishing and crabbing in the bay (June 20th arrival) any good? Any information given will be greatly appreciated! Thank you in advance!


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I'm surprised nobody has responded yet. I'm not totally familiar with that area. However I can tell you the Sound (you used Bay) is very shallow and fishing will be mostly Freshwater Fish. I believe might need a NC Freshwater license. I'm not sure the Coastal License is good up there in the Sound. Unfortunately the State Website Maps are not accessible at the moment. If you do any Surf Fishing you will need the Coastal Recreational License also. Check that out the State web site.



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Thanks Pickle. We have some time until we leave. Hopefully others will come along. Pray


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There is soft sand at the end of 12 at the beach access. My concern would be the trailer if it has narrow trailer tires.


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Thanks. The tires are 205/75r14. Which puts them at the size of a car tire.


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I expect you will have no problems with an Armada. I have towed a Hobie 16 and a 5x10 enclosed trailer using vehicle with less power (Jeep JKUR and Toyota Sequoia). Air down the trailer tires as you would the truck tires (~20psi) to ease driveline strain on the ramps and during the approximate 2 mile stretch where you must stay off the waterline (regulation to allow parking at the waterline). Try to pick a ramp with a gradual slope to cross over to Sandfiddler Rd; it convenient to get off the beach and use Sandfiddler Rd when towing a load. There is County air at the Park in Corolla about 1.5 miles back down the paved road. Take it easy, air down, know your Tide schedule and you will have no problem.


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Thanks much!



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As an alternative you could launch your boat from one of the ramps on the mainland and then haul the empty trailer to the house in Carova if you want to pull the boat out each night. Or you could leave the trailer on the mainland at a self storage lot and reverse the process on the way home.


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Thanks. That is also an option we have been kicking around.


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