Avid fishermen who want to try something new, as well as families who want to dip their toes into the OBX Angling scene, will love an afternoon of Outer Banks crabbing. Easy to do, and generally producing incredibly tasty results, crabbing can be done from virtually any stretch of soundfront water or salty canal from the Outer Banks. All a crabber needs is a little bait, a line, perhaps a crab pot or two, and a patient attitude, and chances are the end result will be a tasty appetizer or a full-on crab cracking family feast.
Crabbing can be enjoyed on a public launching point, a private canalfront dock at a vacation rental home, or virtually anywhere in between. An easy sport that requires little experience and even less exertion, crabbing is a kid-friendly Outer Banks sport that everyone will surely enjoy. On your next vacation, why not try to catch your next dinner from your own backyard and try a bit of crabbing? Even if you don't entice any crabs into your pot or onto your line, you'll have a fantastic afternoon or evening of free family fun, which sums up a pretty great day on the Outer Banks.
Fishing Unlimited's 600 foot Outer Banks Fishing Pier is well known for it's great fishing and family atmosphere. Located in South Nags Head, it is the fishing pier nearest to Oregon Inlet. The pier is lighted and is open 24 hours a day. The historic pier has been serving fishermen for over 50 years!