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We're relocating from Beaufort County to Carteret County. 25+ years of flounder and trout in the Pamlico River creeks getting traded for something brand new to us: offshore. We're not ready for blue water yet but very eager to get out and start working our way up. Any suggestions on where/what to start with out Beaufort Inlet within 5 miles? Spanish/blues I suppose and bottom fishing - I've read a lot and youtubed a lot so we have what we need but simply don't know where to go other than follow the fish and the birds.

Any suggestions for a new old guy ready to start exploring what the ocean outside of Beaufort Inlet has to offer? How should we start?

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Where abouts ya moving too closer to Beaufort or Bogue Inlet?

We're relocating from Beaufort County to Carteret County. 25+ years of flounder and trout in the Pamlico River creeks getting traded for something brand new to us: offshore. We're not ready for blue water yet but very eager to get out and start working our way up. Any suggestions on where/what to start with out Beaufort Inlet within 5 miles? Spanish/blues I suppose and bottom fishing - I've read a lot and youtubed a lot so we have what we need but simply don't know where to go other than follow the fish and the birds.

Any suggestions for a new old guy ready to start exploring what the ocean outside of Beaufort Inlet has to offer? How should we start?

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Okay, here's my offer:

- Someone on here, give One Wolf a full tutorial on fishing around his new abode. Help this guy out. I know from rather recent experience how hard it is to move to a new area and leave behind the fishing you know so well. It's hard to leave 25 years of knowledge behind, and frustrating to try to learn new waters from scratch.

- One Wolf, let me know who steps up and helps you. I mean REALLY takes you under their wing and accelerates your learning curve. You know what I mean, gets you out on the boat, talks you through it, gets your legs back under you, gives you a few spots to get you started.

- Pass that favor along to me, help me learn the Pam like you know it, and whoever helped you out will get a $100 gift certificate to the restaurant, marine supplier, or store of their choice on me.
 

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That is a wonderful offer and I'm happy to oblige best I can, short of traveling back to Washington and spending time on the water. The thing is, fishing the Pamlico is easy compared to everything we're trying to prepare ourselves for in the ocean. Get you some gulp pearl white shrimp and other colors/shapes of your choosing, a couple of pink/blue mirrolures, and cast net a ball of menhaden (finger mullet if you're lucky) and you are ready for a fun day in the creeks.

On the other hand, I'm trying to come up to speed on near-shore trolling, jigging, bottom fishing, offshore tactics - at least a dozen different types of fish one might choose to target... it's overwhelming.

And then there's location - picking a spot on the Pamlico - heck they all look the same at least. Once you know the type of area, they're the same in every creek. Now ocean: every spot on the ocean looks the same - you're in a boat in the ocean.

But yes I'm all over this offer and you can keep the generous dinner offer.

One thing I'm sure we'll end up doing - it just takes some planning that thus far we haven't had the luxury of having time for, is hiring a guide to come with us. That's the way to go. I recommend that to you as well. There are some really good guides around the Pamlico - most much better fishermen than I. I never got into the big drum scene and you'll probably want to do that.
 
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