Are you looking for some of the best fishing in North Carolina? If so, check out this Bald Head Island fishing guide. Bald Head Island
is close to several excellent offshore fishing spots (including the Gulf Stream) and also offers fishing from the local pier. There are a few decisions to make about planning a fishing trip to this part of North Carolina. This fishing guide will help you make important decisions about your trip, such as whether or not to hire a fishing charter.
Annual Fishing Schedule
Some experienced fishermen plan trips based on what types of fish that are in season. This is an important part of any Bald Head Island fishing guide, particularly if you're looking to cast your line for one special variety. The fishing season begins in May
, when king mackerel, grouper, blue fish and blue crab claws are popular catches. There are even more options in June
, including wahoo, flounder, snapper and soft shell crabs. Fish varieties in July are very similar to June. In August
, sea trout and spots can be added to the list. The season wraps up in September
when channel bass are another popular catch.
While it is possible to plan independent fishing excursions in Bald Head Island, many visitors choose to sign up for fishing charters. After all, you're on vacation, and why not let someone else take care of the fine print? When you show up for a fishing charter, all you will need to bring is your enthusiasm for a day out on the water. Your boat captain will take care of equipment, the right bait for whatever fish is in season, as well as bringing you to the best possible location for the time of year. If you're planning to do some offshore fishing, charters are an excellent option for maximizing your time.
If you happen to be visiting Bald Head Island during June, you might want to sign up for the annual Fishing Rodeo
. This competition offers a cash prize to the boat that can catch the most wahoo, tuna, and dolphin (by weight). This lively competition will show visitors once and for all that fishing doesn't have to be a boring experience. Contact Impulsive Charters
in advance to sign up and be part of the action.
No Bald Head Island fishing guide would be complete without outlining the local options for fishing. Offshore fishing
is the most popular. Three of the island's beaches face the Atlantic Ocean and many fishing enthusiasts travel from near and far to head out and fish the Gulf Stream. However, there are two other local fishing options. If you're worried about getting sea legs, you can always cast your line right from the local pier
as well. Those visitors looking to mix things up will also want to check out the tidal creeks. When the tide goes out, it is easy to grab a rake and go clamming. Bald Head Island also offers freshwater fishing in local lagoons full of largemouth bass.
Fishing and Your Vacation Rental
There are many incentives for choosing a vacation rental
as your accommodation during a trip to Bald Head Island, North Carolina. One of the most significant is the convenience of a private kitchen. Beyond making your own breakfasts, you can take this one step further by cooking your catch at the end of a long day of fishing. Whether you choose to cook the fish inside or throw it on the grill is up to you, but whatever you decide, the flavor will be incredibly fresh.
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