OBX Fishing FAQs
Outer Banks fishing is a broad topic in our area. These FAQs can be helpful in guiding you toward the right OBX fishing experience for your group.
I booked an offshore fishing trip. Where do I get on the boat?
Offshore fishing charter boats must travel from the sound through an inlet to the ocean. Oregon Inlet is between the southern tip of Nags Head and the northern tip of Hatteras Island. Farther south, Hatteras Inlet is between the southern tip of Hatteras Island and the northern tip of Ocracoke Island. Oregon Inlet Fishing Center, Hatteras Harbor Marina, and Pirate’s Cove Marina are three of the larger marinas where offshore fishing charter boats dock.
What should I take with me on my charter fishing trip?
We recommend bringing sunscreen, sunglasses, a bathing suit or other clothing that can get wet, a camera, drinks, snacks, and plenty of enthusiasm!
What type of OBX fishing do you recommend for someone that gets seasick?
Fishing in the sound from a dock is a great option for anyone that gets seasick. Fishing from the concrete Jennette’s Pier is also a great idea.
How do I clean the fish I caught?
If you caught your fish on a charter boat that docks at a marina, the boat captain or mate can point you toward the fish house. Experienced fish cleaners can clean and filet your fish for you. Be sure to verify with the captain or mate beforehand to see if the fish cleaning fee is included with your charter.