If you have never fished that area, I would leave the boat home and take a few guided trips. It cost alot to tow a boat down there, buy an out of state license and fish blind. After you learn the fishery and area, you could decide if it's worth bringing your boat. Lot of stress can be avoided. If you decide to take it, I wish you all the best........ GaryGoing to head down that way next week and am wondering if anyone has some advice on where to fish in the Sound. Will be staying in Kill Devil Hills and plan to bring my 18' boat.
Any special techniques for this time of year?
Thanks in advance.
Good infoI did the same a few years ago and I would advise the following:
Don't fish out of Kill Devil Hills. That is primarily a fresh water area. Sightsee or crab but better fishing would be done by trailering to Manteo and putting in at the Municipal pier under the bridge. Head South and explore the Guts that go back West toward Wanchese. Drift through them on an outgoing tide for Hardhead and especially near the mouths of guts for Flounder. If you get lucky you could cast net for fresh shrimp back there. I think you can keep 100 per person or use for bait. You could also trailer down to Oregon Inlet and fish the guts near the bridge or Sound if it's not too windy. This time of year you could troll Clarks for Blues or maybe Spanish.
Almost forgot. Messed around for a few hours behind whalebone tackle before Oregon inlet on the yaks last summer. Busted my red cherry right there with a 29incher lol. Gold weed less spoonThanks to all for the great advice (and warnings)....much appreciated. I'm leaning on taking the boat (kids also want to wakeboard) and getting a near shore charter. Will definitely surf fish too.