Guide to Coastal North Carolina
Now, we're not going to claim to know everything about fishing North Carolina, because there are sure some folks out there that know a lot more about it than us. But, if you're thinking about heading to the beaches and want to try some fishing, we can at least give you an idea of what you might find.
There are plenty of links on this page to point you to sources of more in-depth info to help you plan and it's always a good idea to check with the local tackle shops and boats to see what's been hot.
|Fisheries Management and Environmental Issues||Fishing Reports|
To help you be informed about the issues affecting our marine fisheries use these links to study all sides of the matter.
Conservation Message Boards
There's really no way to tell how the fishing is going to be until you get there, but having the most up-to-date info possible sure helps. These reports come right from the beach.
FISHING REPORTS FOR THE ENTIRE NC COAST
MESSAGE BOARDS The Salt-O-Holic Board - Outer Banks fishing message board for the northern beaches.
The Mojo Wire - Another Outer Banks fishing message board, a good place to go for information about drum fishing on the point at Buxton.
The Red Drum Board - A popular fishing message board from the Red Drum Tackle Shop for the point and beaches around Buxton.
|General NC Fishing Links|
|Wades NC Coastal Fishing Page
Links to weather data, reports, charter boats and much more. This page is a great resource to help you plan an NC fishing adventure.
Although there is excellent fishing along most of our coast and in the Sounds, catches of some species have fallen off in recent years due to over-fishing. Fisheries management issues generate a lot of debate. To help preserve our resources for the future, the NC Dept. of Marine Fisheries has established limits on some species. These regulations change fairly frequently and some fishing seasons are managed according to a quota system which cuts off the season when the Total Allowable Catch (TOC) is reached. Please inform yourself of the seasons and regulations that affect different species and use care in releasing fish that aren't allowed or that you don't want.
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