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Headed to OBX in a week for family vacation. Have a house rented in Buxton. I will be dragging the boat with us and am looking for some advice on places to try and what to use. Fairly new to the saltwater scene but would really like to be able to put the family on some fish while we are there. Wouldn't mind some fish for dinner one night and will have some teenagers that I would love to see catch a bigger fish like shark, cobia, or drum.
 

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Gee.....thanks for all the help. I'm here and have found some fish for the kids to pull on. Nothing to brag about but something to do.
 

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I don't know the area at all , not a lot of info from up that way other than surf fishing
 

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Headed to OBX in a week for family vacation. Have a house rented in Buxton. I will be dragging the boat with us and am looking for some advice on places to try and what to use. Fairly new to the saltwater scene but would really like to be able to put the family on some fish while we are there. Wouldn't mind some fish for dinner one night and will have some teenagers that I would love to see catch a bigger fish like shark, cobia, or drum.
I didn't see it either until just now. I'd be fishing on the back side if it was a shallow draft boat. Gulps on jigheads, mud minnows or finger mullet (if you cast net the latter) for reds and flounder.
 

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Stop in red drum tackle in buxton, their nice folks and can help you catch more fish. Frank and Frans and Hatteras Jacks is another option if your up around Avon/Rodanthe area.
 

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Didn't see post either...not many Cobia left around, one caught every now and then (most are in the Bay now). Plenty of shoals around Hatteras and Ocracoke Inlets to soak baits around for Drum and/or sharks.
 

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Tough area for boating I hear. I would stay on the back side (depending on boat size) as noted above. Live mullets on c-rigs and gulps on jig heads. A topwater in the early AM may be cool too. I quadruple refer the bunch at Red Drum tackle. They will steer you straight. I know they do some shark fishin at The Point on summer nights.
 

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Talk to JAM at Teach's Lair Marina. Get yourself some sand fleas and fish the channel markers for sheepies. Also, depending on your boat size try AR 296 which is several miles out in Pamlico.
 

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We fished in the sound behind the house. Mostly in the channel and around AR 296. We caught some fish...not a lot. We had blues, black sea bass, a few specks, pinfish of course, a lizard fish and 2 that I have no idea what they were! All caught on shrimp, cutbait and shrimposters. Thanks for the advice..
 
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