Nags Head Fishing

Including Kill Devil Hills Fishing & Fishing in Kitty Hawk, NC

Folks, especially fishy folks, know that Nags Head fishing — along with Kill Devil Hills fishing and fishing in Kitty Hawk, NC — is some of the best you can get. From flounder and stripers to tuna and billfish, our waters are rich in species. Nags Head fishing along the surf is probably the most popular way to wet a line here, but you’ll also find anglers piloting small boats for inshore excursions, dropping a line from the piers and Nags Head Causeway or checking out the marinas for offshore Outer Banks fishing adventures.

Knowing what’s running seasonally and at the moment helps get you started. You can answer your questions about Nags Head fishing through a number of ways. One way is to stop in at a Nags Head fishing pier. The people who run these piers know what’s biting and how to get it to bite your line — in other words, what bait and rods to use (and maybe even how to hold your mouth for that important finishing touch). They can also advise you on the Nags Head surf fishing experience. Heck, probably anything you need to know about the overall Outer Banks fishing scene, these folks can tell you.

Smart Steps to Nags Head Fishing

If you feel like leaving Nags Head’s terra firma, you can venture out into the Outer Banks waters in your own personal vessel or rent one while you’re here. If guidance is needed, you’ll find plenty through the marinas where experienced captains and mates book a variety of half- and full-day fishing charters including head boat fishing (a big boat that generally fishes inshore and charges “by the head”) and Gulf Stream excursions. The tackle shops are a good place to investigate fishing regulations. Nags Head fishing waters are patrolled, and limits and size restrictions are strictly enforced. Piers rent tackle, or you can bring your own or make purchases while here. Learn more about these award-winning fish at any number of official weigh stations running along the Outer Banks. And get your daily Outer Banks Fishing Report here.

Nags Head Fishing, Including Kill Devil Hills Fishing & Fishing in Kitty Hawk, NC

Country Girl Charters

Pirate's Cove Yacht Club & Marina
1 Sailfish Drive, Pirate's Cove Marina, Manteo
(252) 473-5577

As one of the few boats in the Oregon Inlet fishing fleet that is licensed to carry more than six anglers, the 57-foot Country Girl can be chartered for Gulf Stream trips for parties of six or more people. These full-day offshore charter fishing trips can yield tuna and mahi-mahi, wahoo, king mackerel, marlin or sailfish depending on the season and conditions. The Country Girl also... read more

As one of the few boats in the Oregon Inlet fishing fleet that is licensed... read more

Crystal Dawn Head Boat

Pirate's Cove Yacht Club & Marina
2000 Sailfish Drive, Docks at Pirate's Cove Marina, Manteo
(252) 473-5577

Looking to get out on the water? Docked at Pirate's Cove Marina on the Nags Head/Manteo Causeway, Crystal Dawn is conveniently accessible for anyone based on the northern Outer Banks. The comfortable 65-foot double-decker boat offers head boat fishing in the sounds and around Oregon Inlet as well as a variety of fun cruises around Roanoke Island. On a head boat fishing trip you'll catch fish such... read more

Looking to get out on the water? Docked at Pirate's Cove Marina on the Nags... read more

Fishing Unlimited

Nags Head Fishing
7665 S. Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head/Manteo Causeway, Nags Head
(252) 441-5028

They have it all at Fishing Unlimited, including boat rentals, rental rods and reels, bait and tackle, crabbing supplies and a crabbing pier. You can cruise the waterways on one of the 23-foot or 26-foot pontoon boats and skiffs that are rented here at their Causeway location. If you are in the mood to wet a line, you can crab or fish from Fishing Unlimited's... read more

They have it all at Fishing Unlimited, including boat rentals, rental rods and reels, bait... read more

Jennette's Pier

Nags Head Fishing
7223 S. Virginia Dare Trail, The Beach Road, MP 16.5, Nags Head
(252) 255-1501

Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head is a star attraction on the Outer Banks, drawing anglers with its 1,000-foot-long pier or visitors who simply want to walk out and watch surfers riding the waves, passing boats, sea turtles and dolphins swimming, pelicans flying overhead and much more. From world-class fishing to educational programs and fun summer camps and programs, Jennette’s offers something for everyone. The space... read more

Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head is a star attraction on the Outer Banks, drawing anglers... read more

Jill Louise Headboat

OBX Marina
708 Harbor Road, Outer Banks Marina, Wanchese
(252) 453-9501

An offering from Corolla Bait and Tackle is the Jill Louise, a 50-foot, stable headboat that can take up to 30 passengers out for inshore and offshore fishing. She cruises at 20 knots, so you reach the fishing grounds quickly and have more time to have your line in the water. She's the only headboat out of Wanchese certified to go up to 100 miles offshore.... read more

An offering from Corolla Bait and Tackle is the Jill Louise, a 50-foot, stable headboat that... read more

Miss Oregon Inlet Head Boat

Oregon Inlet Fishing Center
Nags Head Fishing
8770 Oregon Inlet Road, just off N.C. Highway 12, Nags Head
(252) 441-6301
Reservations
(800) 272-5199

Miss Oregon Inlet is the resident head boat at the Oregon Inlet Fishing Center, the closest marina to the renowned fishing grounds of Oregon Inlet for the northern beaches. The head boat takes up to 49 people for half-day inshore fishing trips every day except Sunday. From Memorial Day through Labor Day they run two trips, with the morning trip leaving at 7 a.m. and the... read more

Miss Oregon Inlet is the resident head boat at the Oregon Inlet Fishing Center, the closest... read more

OBX Marina

708 Harbor Road, Wanchese Seafood Industrial Park, Wanchese
(252) 473-9991

Located in the fishing village of Wanchese, OBX Marina is at the heart of Outer Banks fishing. Home of the famous National Geographic show Wicked Tuna North vs. South, OBX Marina has a ship's store, dry stack storage, inshore and offshore charter fleets, in-slip fueling and a tiki bar with weekly music and specials. The marina offers centralized booking for offshore and inshore charter fishing equipped with a... read more

Located in the fishing village of Wanchese, OBX Marina is at the heart of Outer... read more

Oceans East Bait & Tackle

Nags Head Fishing
7405 S. Virginia Dare Trail, Nags Head-Manteo Causeway, Nags Head
(252) 441-7413

Conveniently located on the Nags Head-Manteo Causeway, Oceans East Bait & Tackle offers everything you need for successful saltwater and freshwater fishing trips. You'll find custom and name-brand rods, reels and rigs and all the bait, lures, lines, leaders and accessories you could possibly need. Ask about their tackle packages, and check out their marine parts and accessories. Oceans East also sells sunglasses, sun protection,... read more

Conveniently located on the Nags Head-Manteo Causeway, Oceans East Bait & Tackle offers everything you... read more

Oregon Inlet Fishing Center

Nags Head Fishing
8770 Oregon Inlet Road, off N.C. Highway 12, Nags Head
(252) 441-6301

It's all about making fishing memories at this legendary Outer Banks marina. A fleet of 48 boats offers a variety of fishing excursions at Oregon Inlet Fishing Center year round (weather permitting). Nearshore, inshore vessels offer half-day or full-day trips, while the headboat offers a choice of morning or afternoon inlet/sound fishing. Offshore vessels travel to the Gulf Stream, where anglers enjoy a full day on... read more

It's all about making fishing memories at this legendary Outer Banks marina. A fleet of... read more

Outer Banks Pier and Fishing Center

Nags Head Fishing
8901 S. Old Oregon Inlet Road, South Nags Head, MP 18.5, Nags Head
(252) 441-5740

The 650-foot pier is lighted for evening fishing and open 24 hours a day in season. Rent tackle and buy bait here or bring your own. Daily, three-day and weekly passes are available and senior citizen discounts are offered. The pier house sells snacks, drinks and fishing gear. Also onsite is Fish Heads, a popular bar and grill that serves up hamburgers, hot dogs, steamed... read more

The 650-foot pier is lighted for evening fishing and open 24 hours a day in... read more

Pirate's Cove Yacht Club & Marina

2000 Sailfish Drive, Nags Head/Manteo Causeway, Manteo
(252) 473-3906
(800) 367-4728

Just about every afternoon between 4 and 5 p.m., a dozen or more sport fishing boats return from the Gulf Stream to the Pirate’s Cove Marina to unload their catches of tuna, dolphin, wahoo and other deep-sea fish. If you’re interested in seeing the fish before they’re cleaned, head down to the docks and watch the mates hurl the whopping creatures onto the docks. Kids... read more

Just about every afternoon between 4 and 5 p.m., a dozen or more sport fishing... read more

TW’s Bait and Tackle

Kitty Hawk and Nags Head Fishing
3864 N. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 4, Kitty Hawk
(252) 261-7848
2230 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 10.5, Nags Head
(252) 441-4807

TW’s Bait and Tackle, located in Kitty Hawk and Nags Head, has been locally owned and operated for 40 years. They are the anglers’ landmark destinations for the latest and greatest selection of inshore, offshore, surf and freshwater tackle. Each location is a full-service tackle shop offering quality tackle from top manufacturers such as Penn, Shimano, Daiwa, Z-Man, Berkley Gulp, MirrOlure and Yeti, to name... read more

TW’s Bait and Tackle, located in Kitty Hawk and Nags Head, has been locally owned... read more