Fishing piers are a dying breed in many coastal areas. We are fortunate on the Outer Banks to have six public fishing ocean piers and several sound piers. So wherever you are vacationing on the Outer Banks, there is a pier nearby.
Pier fishing is a great way to fish whether you are a beginner or an old salt. Piers are also a great place to learn. Stop by a pier and ask the folks fishing what you’ll need and what you should know or stop by the pier tackle shop and get rigged up for some fun fishing and time on the water.
Fish usually bite more in the mornings and afternoons and on incoming and outgoing tides. Fish you can catch from our ocean piers include blues, croakers, flounder, trout, mullet, pompano, Spanish mackerel, spot, stripers, cobia, King Mackerel … to name a few. Most piers are open from April through November and are also open 24 hours a day during summer and early fall.
Find an Outer Banks Fishing pier near you.
See also Ethics and Etiquette for pier fishing tips.