Duck, NC Boating and Fishing

Bait & Tackle Shops in Duck

Sharky's Bait, Tackle & Charters
1245 Duck Rd
Duck, NC 27949
A full service tackle shop located across from the Sunset Grille, in Duck. Sharky's offers all types of fishing charters, with prices starting at $35 per person. They are owned & operated by seasoned charter fishing professionals. Call (252)255-BAIT for more information.

Charter Fishing in Duck

Hoo Dini Charters
Hoo Dini is a 50' Custom Carolina charter boat. The boat is air-conditioned, and features top of the line tackle. Captain Pat Hamby has over 20 years experience fishing the Gulf Stream waters off the Outer Banks. Hoo Dini offers full-day offshore fishing trips for tuna, dolphin, wahoo, sailfish and marlin.

Good Times Sportfishing
The Good Times is a 47 ft. custom-made Carolina boat owned and operated by Captain Andy Piland. With a fishing career of over 30 years, Captain Andy will take you on a full day Gulf Stream or half day offshore charter targeting a variety of species including marlin, sailfish, dolphin, wahoo, and tuna. Captain Andy looks forward to taking you on your next fishing trip.

Sinbad Sportfishing Charters
The Sinbad is a custom 38' enclosed Carolina Sportfisher. Outerbanks native Cpt. Will McPherson offers half day and full day nearshore trips for fisherman of all skill levels. Families welcome! Fishing for variety of species including Sea Bass, tilefish, Drum, Spanish, Blues, Kings. Let us customize your trip. (252) 473-2398 h, (252) 423 0039 cell.

Fishing Report

For an Outer Banks fishing report, you can visit

Outer Banks and Duck NC Fishing Seasons

The Duck, NC fishing season runs year round from January through December.  For information on what you can expect to catch in Duck and the Outer Banks you can call the Outer Banks Visitors Bureau Fishing Line 877-298-4373, 8:30am to 5:00pm. M-F.  The following is a listing of types of fish caught each month in the Outer Banks and Duck, NC.

Trout, sea bass, bluefish, bluefin tuna, oysters, striped bass, bay scallops.
Trout, sea bass, blue fish, bluefin tuna, oysters, bay scallops, striped bass.
Grouper, sea trout, sea bass, bluefish, bluefin and yellowfin tuna, oysters, snapper, striped bass.
Bluefish, channel bass (red drum), grouper, snapper, croaker, sea trout, sea mullet, king mackerel, wahoo, oysters, striped bass.
King mackerel, bluefish, grouper, cobia, tuna, dolphin, wahoo, crabs, soft crabs, sea mullet, blue marlin, striped bass, channel bass, spanish mackerel, sot, croaker.
Blue marlin, white marlin, dolphin, wahoo, cobia, king mackerel, bluefish, tuna, flounder, snapper, grouper, spanish mackerel, crabs, soft crabs, shrimp, spot, croaker.
Dolphin, wahoo, blue marlin, sailfish, white marlin, snapper, grouper, sea mullet, flounder, bluefish, spanish mackerel, shrimp, crabs, soft crabs, spot, croaker.
Blue marlin, white marlin, sailfish, dolphin, wahoo, tuna, grouper, snapper, bluefish, flounder, spanish mackerel, some croaker, speckled trout, spot, shrimp, crabs.
White marlin, blue marlin, sailfish, tuna, grouper, snapper, spanish mackerel, king mackerel, spot, bluefish, speckled trout, sea mullet, channel bass, shrimp, striped bass.
King mackerel, tuna, bluefish, snapper, grouper, channel bass, spot, speckled trout, flounder, oysters, shrimp, striped bass.
King mackerel, tuna, bluefish, speckled trout, flounder, oysters, sea mullet, snapper, grouper, clams, striped bass.
Tuna, bluefish, flounder, seabass, speckled trout, clams, oysters, sea trout, snapper, grouper, striped bass.

Types of Fishing in Duck and The Outer Banks

There are many types of fishing that can be done in Duck, NC and the Outer Banks.  The types of fishing include surf fishing, pier fishing, freshwater and sound fishing, inshore and offshore charter fishing.

Fly Fishing in Duck and The Outer Banks

The best time of the day to fish the flats is probably dawn and dusk, preferably on an incoming tide.  If you want to maximize your chances of catching something, try fishing grassy points, deep channels with current flow, submerged grass beds, and marsh canals.

Freshwater and Brackish Water Fishing in Duck and The Outer Banks

Anglers can experience freshwater fishing in the Outer Banks in the Currituck Sound, Kitty Hawk Bay and Colington Bay.  The bass season is from April through November, with the peak season between mid-April to early June and in September and October.  White and yellow perch are caught in the summer months. Bait shops will recommend cranks and spinners in the spring and worms in the summer.  The state requires all anglers ro obtain freshwater fishing licenses.  They can be found at bait & tackle shops and some seafood shops.

Offshore and Inshore Charter Fishing in Duck and The Outer Banks

The billfish season basically runs from late spring to early fall.  The peak time for blue marlin is June and the peak time for white marlin and sailfish is August and September.  Most billfish are tagged and released.

Outer Banks Fishing Charters

There are many private charters available in The Outer Banks.  Bob's Bait and Tackle can hook you up and make the arrangements for you.  But here is a small sampling.  If you would like to add your website to your listing, please send us an email to [email protected]

A-Salt Weapon Sport Fishing Charters
252-475-4088. Wanchese. Located in Broad Creek Fishing Center in Wanchese.
54 ft. custom North Carolina boat. Built by Paul Mann. All charters include: Ice, Bait, Free Soda/Water and Snacks! 30 knot cruise, Air conditioned and heated salon, TV/DVD/Video. As seen on ESPN's "Ron and Raven Show."

Albatross Fleet 252-986-2515. Hatteras.
North Carolina's pioneer offshore charter fishing fleet founded in 1937. Located in the heart of Hatteras Village, three custom built boats of local design, offer offshore gulfstream and inshore 1/2 day fishing charters. The original Albatross also provides a 1.5 hour Salt Marsh Tour for $20 per person.

Broad Creek Fishing Center & Marina
252-473-9991 or 252-473-4282 (Ships Store); 252-473-5344 (Dry Stack). Wanchese. Located in the Seafood Industrial Park.
Charter Boats, Ships Store, Complete Marina Facilities, Dry Stack.

Captain Duke Fishing Charters (252) 473-5710.
Contact Captain Duke Spencer.

Coastal Adventures Guide Service
Captain Bryan DeHart.

Custom Sound Charters
(252) 473-1209.
Contact Captain Rick Caton.

Doghouse Sportfishing
(252) 475-1723.
Contact Captain Britton Shackelford.

Fine Line Charters
(252) 305-2683.
½ and full day trips, 40ft custom Carolina, all ages welcome.

Fin Galley Charters
(252) 473-3017. Oregon Inlet Fishing Center.

Fin-Nagle Fishing Charters
252-441-2639. Nags Head.

Fish Trap Charters
(252) 473-2657.
Contact Captain Tom Wagner.

Good Times Sportfishing
(252) 995-6577.
Contact Captain Andy Piland.

Got-em Inshore Charters
(252) 995-3707.
Contact Captain Jerry Teel.

Hera Sportfishing Charters
252-473-4500. Thicket Lump Marina.
Inlet Charters
(252) 441-2174.
Contact Captain Billy Griggs.

Ken Dempsey Guide Services
(252) 986-2102
Ken Dempsey Guide Service ia a full time professional outfitter with over 16 years in the business. We offer light tackle fishing and waterfowl hunting on the Pamlico Sound. Capt. Ken is a native North Carolinian and bases his operation out of Hatteras, NC.

Marauder Sportfishing Charters
Inshore/Nearshore charter fishing for Cobia, Red Drum, Amberjack, Blues, Sharks and more. Great for the whole family, children are welcome. Half & Full Day trips, custom trips available. Winter Trophy Striper Fishing at its best, November - February.

Nags Head Guide Service
(252) 475-1555.
Light Tackle, Extreme Fishing. Contact Captain David Dudley.

O Boy Sportfishing
(252) 491-5048.
Contact Captain Mac Crisler.

Outer Banks Waterfowl and Fishing Guide Service
(252) 261-7842.
Offers soundside and inshore fishing charters with Captain Vic Berg.

Pirate's Cove Yacht Club
252-473-3906 or 800-367-4728. Manteo/Nags Head Causeway.

Poacher Sportfishing
(252) 473-6108.
Contact Captain Devin Cage.

Reel Deal Charters
(252) 480-3879.
Contact Captain Jeff James.

Runaway Sportfishing
(252) 475-0999.
Contact Captain John Olney.

Sandman Sportfishing Charters
(252) 449-2329.
Contact Captain Marlo "Marty" Zigler.

Sea Hunter Charters
(252) 473-3236.
Contact Captain Vernon Barrington.

Stolat Fishing Charters
(252) 261-4857.
Two boats to cover all types of Gulfstream, Inshore and Sound fishing. Wreck fishing is our specialty. Call IGFA Certified Captain Paul.

Trophy Hunter Charters
(252) 473-9892.
Contact Captain Kenneth Brown. 

Tuna Duck Sportfishing
(252) 986-2257.
Contact Captain Jerry Shepherd.

West Wind Fishing Charters
252-423-1162. Broad Creek Marina, Wanchese.
Contact Captain Olan West.

Fishing Piers

Avalon Pier
MP 6, Kitty Hawk

Nags Head Pier
MP 12, Nags Head

Jennette's Pier
MP 17, Nags Head

Sound Pier
Nags Head Causeway 

Outer Banks Fishing Pier
MP18, Nags Head

Rodanthe Fishing Pier
Village of Rodanthe

Avon Fishing Pier

Cape Hatteras Fishing Pier

Public Boat Ramps

Dare County Public Boat Ramp - Kitty Hawk
Turn west off 158 bypass onto Kitty Hawk Road and follow it for approximately three miles. Turn left onto Bob Perry Road. Follow Bob Perry Road for approximately one mile and turn right at the Dare County Public Boat Ramp sign. Parking is available for approximately 30 vehicles and trailers, with access to a picnic area. The canal to the sound is about 200 feet long, with a depth of approximately 5 feet.

Nearby Marinas and Boat Storage

Dock of the Bay
Kitty Hawk 

Oregon Inlet Fishing Center
252-441-6301 or 800-272-5199

Manteo Waterfront Marina

Salty Dawg Marina
Shallowbag Bay, Manteo 

Pirate's Cove Yacht Club
252-473-3906 or 800-367-4728. Manteo/Nags Head Causeway

Shallowbag Bay Marina
252-441-4124 or (877) FLY-THIS. Inshore and offshore charter fishing trips available book today.

Fishing Information and Regulations

Please be aware of current fishing regulations. For details about the citation program and current regulations, visit Bob's Bait and Tackle or any other Outer Banks bait and tackle shop or pier.  You can also call the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries at 800-682-2632 or visit

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