Questions About Fishing in the Outer Banks on Our Head Boats
What do I need to bring with me when we go fishing?
We’ll provide all the gear you need for fishing, like fishing poles, bait, buckets, ice, coolers to keep your fish in, etc. If you’d like to bring your own gear for the day, that’s fine by us, but we’ll have enough gear on board to accommodate everyone regardless.
But, you should pack a bag for yourself for the day on the water. We usually recommend people bring some food and drinks in a small cooler for themselves. We also recommend you bring some sunscreen, a hat, either a sweatshirt or a long-sleeve shirt for the mornings or if the sun starts getting too intense, sunglasses, and a camera to show everyone you caught a ton of fish!
Since we’re on the water, there’s a chance you and your stuff could get wet. We find folks either like to stash their coolers and bags in the cabin, or keep their belongings in water-resistant bags.
Do I need a license to go fishing?
Nope! We have you covered. The boat has an umbrella license that covers everyone on-board.
Are there any discounts available for fishing trips?
We do not have any discounts for our full-day offshore Gulf Stream fishing trips, but we do offer discounts for our half-day offshore fishing trips and half-day inshore fishing trips.
How much do your trips cost? When do you set sail?
For a full breakdown of what we offer, the pricing, and when we set sail, check out our Cap N Clam and Miss Hatteras Rates and Schedule page.
Are your fishing trips kid friendly?
Absolutely. In fact, all of our trips are kid friendly.
If this is your young one’s first time fishing, we usually wouldn’t recommend our full-day offshore fishing trip since we’re out to sea for so long. We would recommend either of our half-day fishing trips for younger kids since we’re only on the water for a few hours.
If you’re looking for a trip specifically for kids, you might want to check out our very popular Outer Banks pirate adventure cruise.
Will you guys clean the fish I catch?
While our staff won’t, the staff at Odon’s Dock will for a modest fee. We find that even the most experienced fisherman can’t clean filets as fast and efficiently as the staff back at the dock. Especially when it comes to trigger fish!
Where do you fish?
That’s going to depend on what trip you’re on. For our full-day offshore trips, we fish in the Gulf Stream, which is around 25 to 30 miles offshore. For our half-day offshore trips, we fish around 5-7 miles offshore. For both our offshore trips we fish off either rocky outcroppings or wrecks on the ocean floor. For our inshore trips we fish at a few secret spots around the Pamlico Sound, all of which are flat, sandy bottoms.