Dynamic Variation:

What to Fish When

The Outer Banks in North Carolina is a sport fisherman’s paradise. The sheer quantity of angling opportunities makes our waters some of the best in the world. The merging of the Gulf Stream and Labrador Current create an underwater gathering of all types of marine life. Surf and pier fishing, brackish, fly and sound fishing, deep sea fishing, inshore and offshore charter fishing – all with the season continuing throughout the year.
 Try your hand at hooking crab cages and pulling in shrimp nets for a fun adventure that is sure to please the entire family at OBX Shrimping & Crabbing. Take your fresh catch to Pirate's Cove and they will prepare it to your liking or as the chef seems fit. If you need a little more convincing to become an amateur angler, check out our team's Deep Sea Fishing adventure. 


January Trout, sea bass, bluefish, bluefin tuna, oysters, striped bass, bay scallops
February Trout, sea bass, blue fish, bluefin tuna, oysters, bay scallops, striped bass
March Grouper, sea trout, sea bass, bluefish, bluefin and yellowfin tuna, oysters, snapper, striped bass
April Bluefish, channel bass (red drum), grouper, snapper, croaker, sea trout, sea mullet, king mackerel, wahoo, oysters, striped bass.
May King mackerel, bluefish, grouper, cobia, tuna, dolphin, wahoo, crabs, soft crabs, sea mullet, blue marlin, striped bass, channel bass, Spanish mackerel, sot, croaker
June Blue marlin, white marlin, dolphin, wahoo, cobia, king mackerel, bluefish, tuna, flounder, snapper, grouper, Spanish mackerel, crabs, soft crabs, shrimp, spot, croaker
July Dolphin, wahoo, blue marlin, sailfish, white marlin, snapper, grouper, sea mullet, flounder, bluefish, Spanish mackerel, shrimp, crabs, soft crabs, spot, croaker
August Blue marlin, white marlin, sailfish, dolphin, wahoo, tuna, grouper, snapper, bluefish, flounder, Spanish mackerel, some croaker, speckled trout, spot, shrimp, crabs
September White marlin, blue marlin, sailfish, tuna, grouper, snapper, Spanish mackerel, king mackerel, spot, bluefish, speckled trout, sea mullet, channel bass, shrimp, striped bass
October King mackerel, tuna, bluefish, snapper, grouper, channel bass, spot, speckled trout, flounder, oysters, shrimp, striped bass
November King mackerel, tuna, bluefish, speckled trout, flounder, oysters, sea mullet, snapper, grouper, clams, striped bass
December Tuna, bluefish, flounder, sea bass, speckled trout, clams, oysters, sea trout, snapper, grouper, striped bass