Where? North Carolina
Why? This area is well known for its many shipwrecks but also for being a popular tourist stop. Cape Point is where you’ll find the best surf fishing spot in the Outer Banks because this is where the Gulf Stream and Labrador Current meet. Pier fishing is also very popular in this region. Some of the piers along the Outer Banks include Surf City Pier, Jolly Roger Fishing Pier, Nags Head Fishing Pier, and Jennette’s Pier.
Best for: Surf, pier, fly, kayak, head boat, inshore, and offshore fishing.
Skill level: Advanced
Type of fish to catch: Striped bass, trout, sea bass, flounder, huge red drum, striped bass, bluefish, cobia, tuna, mahi-mahi, pompano, Spanish mackerel.
Best time of year: All year round with tournaments in May, June, July, and August
Places of interest: Carolina Beach State Park, Karen Beasley Sea Turtle & Rehabilitation Center, Missiles and More, Emerald Isle Woods Park, Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, Jockey’s Ridge State Park, North Carolina Aquarium, Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum, Marinas, boat rental, boat launch ramp, fishing charters, lodging, bait & tackle, restaurant.