Pamlico Sound Fishing



Top Pamlico Sound Fishing Spots

  1. Bonner Bridge Catwalk
    8/25/2013 6:09:05 PM - There is a catwalk on the southern end of the Bonner Bridge (aka Oregon Inlet Bridge) that many people fish. Flounder, Mullet, Blues, and in the winter striper are comm


  2. Pappys Lane Shipwreck
    10/18/2017 10:25:39 AM - The Pappy’s Lane shipwreck is located off of Pappy Lane in Rodanthe, NC. The wreck once believed to be a gravel barge from the 1960's, is now being cosidered


  3. Pamlico Point Light
    6/2/2016 3:07:17 PM - The Pamlico Point Shoal Lighthouse was screwpile light station that was built on Gull Shoal near Pamlico Point in November of 1891 by the United States Coast Guard. The light


  4. Gaffers and Bailers
    5/26/2014 11:41:11 PM - We fished above Monitor Buoy on Sunday. Lots of scattered grass on the 78-80 degree break in 35 fathoms. Caught some nice gaffers and a few bailers. Most were caught on Eye


  5. AR-230
    2/24/2016 2:13:26 PM - The fall and winter months will produce King Mackerel, Sailfish, and Bluefin Tuna. On bottom lots of Black Seabass, Gray Triggerfish, Gag Grouper, and Red Snapper. 


  6. MR. J.C. REEF AR-230
    5/8/2011 12:26:28 AM - MR. J.C. REEF (AR-230) is 3.5 nm from the Hatteras Inlet sea buoy.  105' tug MR. J.C. sunk 15-Sep-87 35° 06.121' / 075° 42.951' 130’ yard f


  7. AR-1607 Zane Grey
    3/20/2011 12:34:56 AM - The Zane Grey is a 441' Liberty Ship from World War II  that was decommissioned and sunk as part of the Oregon Inlet Reef (AR-160) on December 12, 1974. 


  8. EMPIRE GEM
    4/17/2012 10:31:17 AM - Attributes RECRD 634 VESSLTERMS EMPIRE GEM FEATURE_TYPE Not Charted LATDEC 35.030456 LONDEC -75.475978 GP_QUALITY Low DEPTH 0 SOUNDING_TYPE YEARSUNK HISTORY HISTORYNM DATED 8/


  9. Slab Rocks
    3/14/2017 2:02:21 AM - Slab Rocks


  10. The Doubles North
    5/14/2017 6:30:43 PM - Grouper in the summer, King Mackerel in the fall, BSB in the spring.



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Pamlico Sound Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Pamlico Sound, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Mahi-mahi

  2. Mahi-mahi

    There is a 23.04% catch rate for Mahi-mahi, based on 8051 Mahi-mahi counted.


  3. Flounder

  4. Flounder

    There is a 12% catch rate for Flounder, based on 4192 Flounder counted.


  5. Atlantic Croaker

  6. Atlantic Croaker

    There is a 7.78% catch rate for Atlantic Croaker, based on 2717 Atlantic Croaker counted.


  7. Pollock

  8. Pollock

    There is a 6.53% catch rate for Pollock, based on 2282 Pollock counted.


  9. Pinfish

  10. Pinfish

    There is a 4.51% catch rate for Pinfish, based on 1577 Pinfish counted.


  11. Florida Pompano

  12. Florida Pompano

    There is a 4.14% catch rate for Florida Pompano, based on 1446 Florida Pompano counted.


  13. Bluefish

  14. Bluefish

    There is a 3.61% catch rate for Bluefish, based on 1262 Bluefish counted.


  15. Spanish Mackerel

  16. Spanish Mackerel

    There is a 3.6% catch rate for Spanish Mackerel, based on 1259 Spanish Mackerel counted.


  17. Pigfish

  18. Pigfish

    There is a 3.35% catch rate for Pigfish, based on 1169 Pigfish counted.


  19. Spotted Seatrout

  20. Spotted Seatrout

    There is a 3.27% catch rate for Spotted Seatrout, based on 1144 Spotted Seatrout counted.


Recommedations above based on 93 species of fish and 34939 fish counted for September around Pamlico Sound.

To date, there are 152 species of fish and a total of 290735 fish counted for Pamlico Sound and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 11/10/1883 (139 years).

Last Update: 9/23/2022 11:50:56 AM

*** PLEASE NOTE ***
Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as the year 1600.

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Latest Pamlico Sound Fishing Reports

  • Hatteras Island Fishing Report
    9/26/2022 9:17:02 PM - Today’s high was 79 low was 73. Winds have been light to moderate. Currently it’s 77 feels like 80 with WSW winds around 10mph. Tomorrow’s temps look similar for most of the


  • Open 09/28 morning
    9/25/2022 6:21:51 PM - The fishing last week was really good mainly catching blues and drum. Those poor drum took a beating but we all got to rodeo a few times. The temperatures are... The post Ope


  • 9/24/22
    9/24/2022 9:23:25 PM - Yearlings were being caught in Rodanthe. Blues at the Point. Blues and puppy drum down at 55. Diego from VA caught his first 30″ drum at the Point today! Way to go Diego! The


  • Hatteras Island Fishing Report
    9/24/2022 8:42:25 PM - Today’s high was 72 low was 61. Winds have been light all day and switching directions. Currently it’s 66 feels like 63 with WSW winds around 5mph. Tomorrow’s winds are going


  • 9/23/22
    9/23/2022 9:38:23 PM - We’ve had a slow day of reports after the higher winds and surf last night and into this morning. We heard of a couple Pompano caught at the Point. But also that the north an


  • Wahoos and Blackfins
    9/22/2022 9:17:54 AM - Great day Father and Sons day on board the bite me. Good fishing too mess of wahoos including a citation 44 pounder. Blackfin tunas including a 23 pound citation. Thanks fella


  • Hatteras Island Fishing Report
    9/21/2022 8:14:21 PM - Today’s high was 84 low was 72. Winds have been light to gentle. Currently it’s 73 feels like 75 with E winds around 6mph. Tomorrow’s high is predicted to be 85 while winds a


  • Hatteras Island Fishing Report
    9/20/2022 10:54:52 PM - Today’s high was 86 with a real feel of 92. Low was 70. Winds have been light which made for a stifling day. Currently it’s 73 feels like 80 with ENE winds around 3mph. Tomor


  • Wahoo and dolphin
    9/20/2022 6:00:18 PM - Friends from Delaware on board today. We caught a couple of wahoos out of several bites sometimes that is how wahoo fishing goes but we batted way less than.500 Caught a few d


  • Fall coming in full swing
    9/20/2022 5:15:33 AM - Lately our fishing has been really good with trout blues and drum of all sizes. Thankful for this pretty weather awesome fishing and good crowds. Give me a call to... The pos


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Top Pamlico Sound Bait & Tackle Stores

  1. Teach's Lair Marina
    Teach's Lair is a full service Hatteras marina located at the south end of Hatteras Village, the closest point to the Gulf Stream north of Florida. Whether you're interested in offshore, inshore or sound fishing, or wreck diving or dockage fo

  2. The Pelican's Roost
    The Pelican's Roost is a family owned tackle shop located at the heart of Hatteras Village. Ice, Bait, Tackle, Snacks, Drinks, and Local Knowledge.

  3. Frank & Fran's Fisherman Friend
    Frank and Fran's is a family owned tackle shop located in Avon, NC. We welcome anglers to stop and visit, tell us a tale & enjoy free cup of coffee!

  4. Dillon's Corner
    Your first and last stop for all your bait, tackle and local Outer Banks fishing expertise!

  5. Frisco Rod and Gun
    The Tackle Shop, The Gun Shop and The Market with fuel pumps are all centrally located at the corner of Billy Mitchell road and Highway 12 serving Buxton, Frisco and all of Hatteras Island with full service and supplies for locals and visitors alike.

  6. Red Drum Tackle Shop
    RDT is the "Oldest Complete Tackle Shop at Cape Hatteras" We carry everything for the Sport Fisherman: Bait, Ice, Tackle, Rod & Reel Repair, Custom Rods & Camping Supplies.

  7. Tradewinds Bait & Tackle
    Ocracoke Island's best bait and tackle shop.

  8. Bob's Frisco Tackle and Convenience
    A nice little tackle shop in Frisco.

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Top Pamlico Sound Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. Fingeance Sportfishing
    We offer affordable charters that will make your NC Outer Banks visit or vacation a memory of a lifetime. Our Fishing Charters will take you to the fish. Ride aboard the safe, fast, and comfortable Fin-geance, a custom-built, true Carolina sportfis

  2. Good Times Sportfishing
    The goal of the Good Times is to make your fishing experience a memorable time. A trip to go home and tell your friends about all the “big” ones that you caught. Even bring your cameras or phones and take pictures to show your friends at the office w

  3. Bite Me Sportfishing Charters
    Year round action from Hatteras North Carolina, closest run to the Gulfstream north of Florida!Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna, Dolphin Wahoo, and More aboard the Bite Me a Fast and Air Conditioned 51' Buddy Cannady Sportfish.

  4. Carolina Girl Sportfishing
    Now is your chance to become “first mate” and star in your own “reality” sport fishing adventure when you “hook up” with Captain Myjestic “Jessie” Anderson, as seen on National Geographic Channel’s hit series Wicked Tuna… Outer Banks. Jesse offers a

  5. Free Agent Sportfishing
    Hatteras offshore and inshore fishing or crabbing trips for families and seasoned anglers alike!

  6. Tradition Fishing Charters
    Tradition Fishing Charters is an in-shore charter operating out of Hatteras Harbor Marina in beautiful Hatteras, NC. Hatteras has some of the best fishing in the Outer Banks. We offer top-quality, family-friendly fishing adventures at affordable rate

  7. Native Son Sportfishing
    The Native Son is a 48 ft. custom Carolina boat built by Captain Sheldon Midgett of Wanchese, NC. She is powered by a new 10 cylinder 825 horsepower Daewoo diesel providing a smooth, comfortable 23 knot cruise to get you to the fishing grounds more q

  8. Tuna Duck Sportfishing
    Offshore sportfishing charters fishing for blue marlin, white marlin, sailfish, tuna, dolphin (mahi-mahi) and wahoo!

  9. Whatever Sport Fishing
    Whatever swims or "whatever" you want to catch Whatever Sport Fishing can put you on a fish of a lifetime. Based out of Odens Dock in Hatteras, NC the F/V Whatever is a one of a kind Custom Carolina Express fishing machine. With just a sh

  10. Albatross Fleet
    Capt. Ernie has been charter fishing Hatteras since 1958. So, if you are planning a fishing trip, whether it is an “off-shore” adventure with friends, the excitement of a Blue Marlin, the raw power of a giant Bluefin Tuna in the winter, or a first f

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Top Pamlico Sound Marinas

  1. Teach's Lair Marina
    Teach's Lair is a full service Hatteras marina located at the south end of Hatteras Village, the closest point to the Gulf Stream north of Florida. Whether you're interested in offshore, inshore or sound fishing, or wreck diving or dockage fo

  2. Hatteras Harbor Marina
    Either offshore or inshore, Hatteras has it all and no one takes fishing more seriously than the captains and mates of the Hatteras Harbor Marina Charter Fleet. The largest and most experienced in the area, the fleet enjoys one of the shortest runs t

  3. Oden's Dock
    Oden's Dock is a full service marina which includes: A charter fleet running half day inshore and nearshore charters and full day offshore fishing charters. Fishing aboard the headboats Miss Hatteras and Captain Clam. Parasailing and kayak tou

  4. Village Marina
    Sometimes the best things come from small places! We have a 12 room motel, 32 transient boat slips, boat ramp, and store with beer, tackle and gifts.

  5. Hatteras Landing Marina
    Finest Marina destination on the Outer Banks! Community of fine stores, eateries, playground and more. Live music on the deck and fishing charters!

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