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OBX Surf Fishing - help!

Going to Corolla area of OBX sometime in the next month. Would like to try some surf fishing but know little on it. Do have access to surf fishing equipment from a buddy. What maybe be biting? What should I try? Any recommendations for OBX fishing forums?

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Re: OBX Surf Fishing - help!

find a jetty near you.. fish along that.. use a basic flounder rig with 1oz pyramid sinker.. toss it out about 40 yards. use fresh squid cut into strips.( buy at the local Harris Teeter near you cheaper than bait store)

puppy drum, spot,small blues,skates occasional flounder are usually caught down there.. grab a cold beer , chair and relax have fun.
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Re: OBX Surf Fishing - help!

I am in Corolla every year for 10 days over the July 4th holiday. At that point blues, flounder and spot seem to be the only catches but I'm also not trying very hard either If i'm sitting down in the shade letting the equipment do the work, blood worms have been successful. If I'm feeling energetic, I'll toss spoons and imitation minnows with little success over the last 5yrs.
In Corolla you will see a FoodLion grocery store, just past that in the same complex is a bait/tackle shop, they have been very helpful in the past as far as getting me properly outfitted. Also, about a mile north of the FoodLion on the opposite site is Corolla Bait & Tackle, another nice place to get tackle/bait/info. During our trips, seas have notoriously been rough so weight has been an issue, had to really go big or baits were just being carried right back in to me. Good luck down there!

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Re: OBX Surf Fishing - help!

We surf fish quite a bit down there but not like most think. We take our bass tackle, small rigs with size 8 hooks and sinkers. We use strainers like you would use in the kitchen and scoop the sand in the surf and get a ton of those little purplish crabs and use them for bait. Cast about 10 feet off the shoreline where the sand drops from about a foot deep to about 4 feet deep. We catch sea mullet and sometime pompano all day long like this. They run up and down that drop off feeding on those little crabs.

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I'm going to try that this year Bearklr, thanks!

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Re: OBX Surf Fishing - help!

Most people cast past the fish. Many are right in the wash, especially mullet. I don't target them but bearklr is spot on. A light pompano or mullet rig with fresh sand fleas right in the wash can produce action when blues, croaker, flounder are slow.

For flounder, many lay right in the same area. I have caught quite a few dragging a squid strip parallel to the beach. I wade out and cast down the beach and slowing drag the squid strip back to me just outside of the wash.

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Re: OBX Surf Fishing - help!

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We surf fish quite a bit down there but not like most think. We take our bass tackle, small rigs with size 8 hooks and sinkers. We use strainers like you would use in the kitchen and scoop the sand in the surf and get a ton of those little purplish crabs and use them for bait. Cast about 10 feet off the shoreline where the sand drops from about a foot deep to about 4 feet deep. We catch sea mullet and sometime pompano all day long like this. They run up and down that drop off feeding on those little crabs.
That's great info. We're heading down in August and I'm definitely going to try that. Thanks!
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