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The family and I will be staying in Kill Devil hills 10/7--10/15. Would like some info on the fishing. We want to do some pier fishing.
1. Which pier is best?
2. What fish are running and what baits to use?
Also want to head down to Hatteras and fish the point there. We have a 4x4 truck.
Same ?'s.
Also where yo eat dome great local seafood.
Hoping the crabs are still in as well as oysters.

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I cannot help on the pier info. Bluefish, flounder, trout, and maybe a Striper if it gets cold before then should be around. Not sure if the bottom fish- spots, mullet, pompano etc will still be around or not. Maybe some Black drum. I like using live finger mullet which will probably be scarece by then. Frozen works but I like fresh best and prefer live. The Black Pelican is a good seafood place to try- look it up as I forget which milepost its at but its up in the Kill Devil Hills area-might actually be Kitty Hawk. Oysters will be in full swing, can't help with the crabs as it will probably be too cold but some of the locals may still be catching a few in the deep channels.
 

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Make sure you get your expensive off road permit and learn where you are allowed to drive off road... Lots of changes in the last few years.
 
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$50 bucks is a bit steep, but i have never been to the OBX or have done the beach driving thing.
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I was actually in that area last weekend. We caught a lot of spots and then some blues, sea mullet, and skates. Saw a few bull reds caught as well. We fished off of Avalon. If you're wanting to target spots and panfish I'd strongly recommend staying on the Northern side of the pier. Spots especially and other large schooling panfish will actually swim around the pier so you will typically catch a lot less fish on the other side of the pier. Avalon's had better reports the past couple of weeks, but I'm sure Jeanette's wouldn't be a bad option either. Be sure to go to TW's tackle website for current fishing reports. I went there while I was in town and they were very helpful.

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Drum should be around. They are here now. Mullet or spot if you're soaking bait. White jig also works well

For pier...Another vote for Avalon. Especially if you're staying in KDH. Check out their Facebook page . 100+ drum caught there today. Those pics will get you fired up

For restaurant.... Tortugas and Blue Moon both in Nags Head


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The family and I will be staying in Kill Devil hills 10/7--10/15. Would like some info on the fishing. We want to do some pier fishing.
1. Which pier is best?
2. What fish are running and what baits to use?
Also want to head down to Hatteras and fish the point there. We have a 4x4 truck.
Same ?'s.
Also where yo eat dome great local seafood.
Hoping the crabs are still in as well as oysters.

Airborne Archer
Can not answer about pier info but just returned from 7 day surf fishing trip to Hatteras. The Beach fishing was excellent for Whiting and Blues plus caught several nice over slot Red Drum. Used plain old double hook bottom rig and fresh cut mullet or shrimp as bait with two or 3 ounces of weight. If you drive on beach you will need to lower tire pressure to approximately 25 psi plus obtain permit and follow strict rules. Take a shovel plus towing rope as the sand is very deep near the point. Your first time driving on the beach is tricky and you might get stuck. Don't panic if you bog down, stop quickly to avoid going down too far, hop out and clear sand from front/front back tires etc. straighten front wheels and take off again.
Good Luck!
Mike
 
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