RE: Albemarle or Pamlico Sound fishing?
Beaufort NC is a beautiful little town that has almost grown into Morehead City, or vice versa. I have a couple of old friends that live or have vacation homes down in that area and they love it.
As for boats, you will see everything on Pamlico Sound, but the folks with good sense use something with some freeboard on it and a bit of a V bottom. Reason is that Pamlico (and Albemarle is similar) are relatively shallow so that squalls can get them rough as a corn cob very fast........waves get tightly packed to the point that you will stuff from time to time in the worst of it........thus, you will see the commercial fishermen all using Privateers, Maycraft, old SeaOx, Parker, and similar hulls........freeboard and a V bow.