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Old 03-19-2004, 11:02 PM
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Would appreciate some advice on this. I am going to N.C. obx, Rohdahte, for a week. Thinking of taking 16' alum. boat. What is on the sound side, fish or crabs? Is it worth pulling boat from Del. all the way there? Don't know anything about the sound side of obx. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks
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Old 03-20-2004, 05:03 AM
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Old 03-20-2004, 08:19 AM
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Oh yea. There are plenty of flounder and trout, crabs, might get lucky and catch a cobia. The Pamlico sound is a good fishery with plenty of miles to explore. Just be careful and watch the weather because when it blows up the sound is so shallow in places the waves get real close and tall. A 16ft with a good motor should be big enough to do some exploring around the sound.
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Old 03-21-2004, 05:08 AM
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He's right. Just be careful. The sound is a large body of water, and can get really rough.

I spend a good bit of time fishing on the mainland side across from Rodanthe, in the Englehard area. Flounder, trout, reds,the occasional striper, just about all the inshore species can be found in the sound. Also, at times, some "nearshore" species can be found in the sound, like King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, and cobia.

If I'm not mistaken, the current record Atlantic Spadefish, as well as the current record Sheephead were both taken in the Pamlico Sound. I may be wrong on these, they could be the current STATE records I'm thinking of.

One other thing. Keep a sharp eye, and talk to some of the locals up there who know the water. You can think you're in the middle of nowhere, and still get into some really shallow water up there. For example, there's one spot between Ocracoke and the mainland, called the Middle Ground, that you can't see land either way, and the water is only like 6"deep for a couple of miles. Really strange going through the middle of it on the ferry too.

Keep a weather eye, and good luck. Let us know how you do.
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Old 03-21-2004, 07:07 PM
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Check here for fishing info:

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Old 03-21-2004, 07:21 PM
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Jimm, thanks for the site info.
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Old 03-21-2004, 08:32 PM
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Carb Man,

I have a home in Rodanthe, where are you staying? There is a great tackle shop in Rodanthe called Hatteras jack's He specializes in rod building and rents small aluminum boats out of the place as well. Also he has fresh bait and a large selection of tackle. I would stongly recommend hiting him up for some advice because he is really great to speak with. He runs sound charters and is happy to share info with most people. As for talking your boat I would. You can run up to oregon inlet and fish the sound and catch a mixed bag of fish depending on when you go. they have a great launch there that is free and I see alot of people fishing out there in aluminum boats. just be very careful (as if you wouldn't) because the tide rips though the channel under the herbert Bonner Bridge and it can get pretty nasty sometimes. Send me back the time when you are going and I can hook you up with some spots and what you can expect to catch.
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Old 03-24-2004, 07:39 PM
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Pete, I sent you a PM, let me know if you got it. Could not send mail as it came up unknown person. Mail me, better, because I am new to this site and might have hard time finding messages. Ha.
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