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Hi Guys,

I normally hang out on the Ches board but learned that we will be vacationing in Duck next summer in Aug. I've never been there before (to Duck) and want to bring my CC and fish. Can you guys give me a recommendation on marinas for slips, inlets and fishing or point me to a link?

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Joe,

I don't think there are any places to put in around Duck but let's wait to see f anyone kows.

However, there are great ramps at Oregon Inlet Fishing Center a few miles south of Nags Head and also on the south side of Pirates's Cove. There is a so-so ramp at Mann's Harbor which is west of Manteo. You can reach all kinds of fishing grounds from these (flounder, specs, stripers etc). You can also get out to the ocean depending on the conditions. You might want to take a look at some of the posts on this board which cover that.

I find that the summer is "calmer".

Good luck!

Ernie

PS- Here are a few websites to look around:
http://obxfishing.com/testing.cfm
http://www.oregon-inlet.com/
http://www.some1else.com/obx.html
http://www.segetaway.com/OuterBanks/Fishing.html
 

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kiko13 - thanks for the prompt reply.

is the fishing in the sound worthwhile? how long of a drive to oregon inlet?

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Duck to Oregon Inlet is 30-40 minutes w/out traffic. I have had some great days in the sound in the sumer catching specs. There are stripers to be had as well as other species. A couple of the local regulars will hopefully chime in and give you more info.

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Thanks Kiko.

I run a 23 Mako CC and would like to get out of the inlet. I don't have much experience at running inlets and have heard enough stories about OI to make me ask a lot more questions.
 

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Your Make should be fine. I have seen days when you cantake a 16' boat out but then.....I have seen and heard of days when the big boats could't get out.

The sound offers escellent fishing but one needs to learn how and where as always. The Manns Harbor bridge is always a good place to go but there are 10000 other locations that I wouldn't even know about. You need a local to tell you that.

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joe i saw your post on the nc board you can get a lot of info on the off shore board as well i make 3 or 4 trips down there a year and that time of year the wind is mostly out of the south or west or a bit of each. there is great fishing down there the ranp at oi fishing center is a good ramp and it is free.getting to the inlet is a little tricky the first time but you can follow others out and just keep a log track on your gps.if you drift the inlet i would be carefull of how far out you drift on a out going tide. it can get hairy when the tide starts to rip out .there are some wrecks and reefs not far from the inlet.i have had great fishing 21 miles south east of the inlet ( not a bad ride on a nice day ) at what they call the 102 or g tower same tower just has 2 local names you should not have any problems with that boat . you might want to do a little trolling that time of year it is not uncommon to catch mahi-mahi not to far from shore. as your date gets closer just keep an eye on the off-shore board. there are pleanty of tidal fish people down there on vaccation so make some post on the chesapeake and off-shore boards and you can hook up down there you are going to fall for fishing down there
 

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I fished down there last July late and ran into some TF'ers our of hatteras that were killing the mahi and marlin. Had two blues in four days and tons of dolphin.
I trailered my new sea pro 18 cc down and put in at OI and did just fine. Flat. trolled south to the Rodanthe pier for spanish with nada, then ran out about 10 miles to troll for kings (nada) then back up to a grass line outside of OI on an outgoing tide and found some nice cobia, jack crevalle, sharks and trigger fish on the grass line.
August is king mackeral and dolphin time. The run to Hatteras is worth it too.
Good luck.
 

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I am looking to do the same thing in August. We are staying in Corolla the week of the 19th and trailering a 24 coastal down. The inlet is not bad you jsut have to follow the channel markers close and keep a close eye on the weather. If you do a search on Oregon inlet navagation on this board you will find some good info..

Here is the Link:
http://www.tidalfish.com/boards2/viewthread.asp?forum=AMB_AP346283117&id=1910
 
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