The Carolinas - South nags head in august
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05-12-2012, 05:14 PM
I'm heading down to s. Nags head august 18-25. I plan on fishing the whole time. From the surf and sound. What gear do I need to bring and what would be targeting. Also have a near shore and at least one offshore trip planned with capt. Howell of the sea witch. Any help with what I'll be needing and expecting to catch would be greatly appreciated.
05-13-2012, 07:39 AM
Take a 6 or 7' spinning outfit with 8# mono, stop at any of the tackle shops in the area and get yourself a few gotcha plugs in white, pink, yellow and silver and some 30-40# floro leader. Fish the piers early in the morning when the rest of the family is still sleeping at the house, did it for 18 years and always had a blast catching spanish mackeral and blues. I've never really tried the sound and only fished the surf a few years when the fish were pushing bait right up to the beach in front of the house, ended up about 5 miles down the beach one year chasing them. Offshore in August is mostly white marlin, maybe you'll get lucky and see a blue. There will also be a lot of small peanut dolphin around if the wind stacks the weeds. Daughter starts college this fall and a trip down is out for the next few years but I'm looking forward to going again once she's out. Good luck!
05-13-2012, 08:11 PM
Thank you very much
Any other help or ideas for the sound
05-14-2012, 08:32 PM
Others have pretty much covered it, but DO fish the new Nags Head Pier - very nice and fishing/family friendly! :thumbsup:
05-14-2012, 09:34 PM
Make sure you take trip insurance, storm season starts in June and Nags Head is frequently target center ... ;)
05-15-2012, 02:08 AM
Thank you I got the insurance