The Outer Banks has always been considered one of the best across the board fishing destinations on the East Coast. From surf fishing to deep sea fishing and Gulf Stream access, the Outer Banks has it all, and it's no wonder that a number of nationally renowned fishing tournaments, from marlin fishing to red drum runs, have decided to call the Outer Banks its home base.
In fact, fishermen were some of the first visitors to the Outer Banks, casting lines from the legendary beaches of Cape Point, Oregon Inlet, and Ocracoke Inlet, or paying local guides to guide them along the soundfront for some easy-going fishing, crabbing and clamming.
Today, thousands of anglers make an annual trip to the Outer Banks in the shoulder season months of the spring and fall to reel in the daily bounty that the Outer Banks offers. Drum, sea mullet, croaker, pompano, bluefish and spot all make regular appearances, and deep sea fishermen will enjoy some of the easiest access to the big game the North Carolina coastline has to offer, with the Gulf Stream located just 10-15 miles away.
Every Outer Banks vacationer who likes a little angling is all but required to spend and afternoon or two fishing, from the sand, the local fishing pier, or deep into the Atlantic's waters. Even if you intend to just have a fishing rod set in the pole holder while you lay back on the beach and relax, be sure and take advantage of the Outer Banks' most famous pastime. With the fishing conditions as good as they are, chances are that a lazy day of fishing will turn into a full-blown evening seafood feast the entire family will appreciate.