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Old 07-09-2014, 06:55 AM
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So second week of August im heading down to the Outerbanks with my 20ft Hydrasport and im looking for some advice on good places to fish, suggestions on what I should be using to troll and places I should avoid in my boat as its new water to me.

Would love to put some of my friends on some good size fish. I will also be Flouder fishing the sound.
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Old 07-09-2014, 08:07 AM
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Where in the outerbanks? I can say honestly at this point OI is just too dangerous. I would stay in the sound at this point especially in a new 20' boat. If you are fishing Hatteras that would be a little different but once again it is a dangerous inlet. Only go out on a slick calm day and follow other boats. The channel markers are not accurate and you can run aground within the markers. Congrats on the new boat but I think you would be better off just fishing the sound and having some fun with flounder, reds, etc...
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Old 07-09-2014, 08:42 AM
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Originally Posted by South Tackle View Post
Where in the outerbanks? I can say honestly at this point OI is just too dangerous. I would stay in the sound at this point especially in a new 20' boat. If you are fishing Hatteras that would be a little different but once again it is a dangerous inlet. Only go out on a slick calm day and follow other boats. The channel markers are not accurate and you can run aground within the markers. Congrats on the new boat but I think you would be better off just fishing the sound and having some fun with flounder, reds, etc...
Thank you I heard this from a friend as well. Any suggestions on hot spots for flounder.
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Old 07-10-2014, 05:23 AM
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My suggestion would be to go into a local tackle shop. Another suggestion would be to talk with a mate at the docks. While they won't give a lot of offshore advice on where to go, they are more likely to give you some advice on inlet fishing.
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You can just drift the sloughs around the inside of the inlet and find some fish. The inlet isn't that bad and if the wind is calm you can head out and try the nearshore wrecks or troll for some Spanish and blues.
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My advice would be to hire out one of the mates (with a 6 pack). The few that I have spoken with quoted me $200 for the day. They know the area because they travel it regularly. They will also know where to take you. Thats a small price to pay. The mates that I'm referring to work out of Hatteras. I'm sure if you call Oden's dock they can recommend someone.
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Where are you staying on the outer banks?
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Old 07-11-2014, 06:28 AM
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Originally Posted by aero993 View Post
My advice would be to hire out one of the mates (with a 6 pack). The few that I have spoken with quoted me $200 for the day. They know the area because they travel it regularly. They will also know where to take you. Thats a small price to pay. The mates that I'm referring to work out of Hatteras. I'm sure if you call Oden's dock they can recommend someone.
That's a great idea!

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Where are you staying on the outer banks?
Im actually going to be up in Corolla this year.
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Old 07-14-2014, 10:37 AM
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I would highly recommend not messing with Oregon Inlet. It has gotten bad.

http://outerbanksvoice.com/2014/06/2...funds-run-out/
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that's more Hatteras for the ferries. OI is still good and the big boats are going out daily and catching limits of mahi, good yft, wahoo, bottom fish, and some bills.
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I have a small boat to. I just pick my days and fish out of Hatteras Inlet. It can be pretty awful if the wind is opposing the tide, but if you plan properly you can minimize your chances of running into this.
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Good god y'all, y'all making it sound like the grim reaper himself is hiding behind the bridge.

Avoid Oregon inlet on a NE wind and hatteras on a SE, and if the forcast has more than 15mph in it, don't go far.

Follow the barrel channel (you will know what it is when you see it- a charter boat channel that is marked with 55g barrels) or follow someone else, but stay 80-100yds back...in case they run aground you have time to stop. Lots of near shore (within 20 miles of the beach) mahi right now, good bottom fishing as well.

I'd put in at hatteras myself, a big day for me down there is 60 miles round trip all day.
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Good god y'all, y'all making it sound like the grim reaper himself is hiding behind the bridge.

Avoid Oregon inlet on a NE wind and hatteras on a SE, and if the forcast has more than 15mph in it, don't go far.

Follow the barrel channel (you will know what it is when you see it- a charter boat channel that is marked with 55g barrels) or follow someone else, but stay 80-100yds back...in case they run aground you have time to stop. Lots of near shore (within 20 miles of the beach) mahi right now, good bottom fishing as well.

I'd put in at hatteras myself, a big day for me down there is 60 miles round trip all day.
Agreed! It's not like he has a major draft. Do some near shore wrecks. Not too much excitement in the sound. Tune in to capt. Marty's fishing report when there. 104.1 fm in the morning.
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Spanish and blues are fun. Clark spoons with plainer or casting works well.
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Originally Posted by Perfectmix 1 View Post
Agreed! It's not like he has a major draft. Do some near shore wrecks. Not too much excitement in the sound. Tune in to capt. Marty's fishing report when there. 104.1 fm in the morning.
Sweet thx
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OI is not that bad, as others have said best to avoid on a NE wind other than than you should not have a problem. We run it every weekend in a 28' GW and there is plenty of water, Arthur deepend the south span channel some. There will be plenty of boat traffic to follow and you can catch all the spanish you want right off the beach.
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Well I haven't really fished for anything but Flounder and sharks down in Nags head before so Ill have to read up on what to use for the fishing there.
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if you want to fish for Spanish, clark spoons with small planers or inline sinkers is all you need.
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The boiler wreck, about 5 miles south of the inlet, 100yds offshore should be loaded with triggerfish ad sheepheads. If you can get some live menhaden, you might find a king Mac or jack crevalle. And all the sharks you can stand.
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