What would you recommend to anglers fishing in Hatteras, North Carolina for the first time?

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Adam Lewis
Wood-Ridge, NJ
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Went fishing with Got-em Charters on Septiembre 20, 2022
Don't buy expensive gear if it's your first time and if you're not sure you're going to like it. Just get a simple rod and reel setup from a local bait and tackle shop and use some pre-made steel high low rigs to start with a 1, a 2, or a 3 ounce weight. You probably won't need 4 to be honest. Shrimp and squid are good live baits and reasonably priced. Clam is okay. Some people swear by worms, but they're pricey down here. For surf fishing, you won't need anything more than 12-15 lb test I wouldn't think, so don't go crazy. You're not catching Tuna. When you get ready to fish, look at the surf and see what the ocean is doing. Try to spot sandbars and look at where the waves are breaking. You want to try find some deeper water right past the sand bar or deeper water right before the sandbar. That should churn up the ocean and fish will be looking to feed there. Last and maybe most importantly, try to fish at dawn/dusk and at high tide when the water is deeper. If high tide coincided with dawn and dusk, that's absolutely idea, so check the Avon tide chart by googling it. You can go out at low tide and look at the beach to see where the deeper water might be..

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Trey Hudson
Washington, District Of Columbia
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Went fishing with Island Saltwater Adventure on Octubre 12, 2022
Hire Captain Jeff with Island Saltwater Adventures. He caters to newbies and is extremely knowledgeable.

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Catherine Greene
Lynchburg, VA
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Went fishing with Island Time Charters on Julio 14, 2021
July isn't the best fishing month but it was when we were invited to visit our children. We were happy to catch puppy drum and enjoyed being on the water.

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Michael Bussey
United States
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Went fishing with Seas The Day NC on Mayo 28, 2021
I'd recommend booking with an experienced captain as the conditions are constantly changing in the area. Getting some first hand knowledge will help us greatly on future outings.

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Tiffany Harlow
Temple Hills, Maryland
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Went fishing with Hatterascal Charter Fishing on Agosto 13, 2020
we went fishing after a big and long storm. The fishing was not good that day and it was in the afternoon. But we got to go out to the ocean and see some sites.

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Lisa Williams
Moneta, Virginia
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Went fishing with Seas The Day NC on Agosto 8, 2019
Ask around for the best spots and bait. Most people are more than happy to help out and wish you the best of luck.

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Tom Ginty
Oriental, NC
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Went fishing with Sea Dream Offshore Charters on Julio 16, 2019
Take a boat like to see drain for the meet and captain and teach you how to fish be very patient with you

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Glenn Cox
Lewis Center, OH
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Went fishing with Flatland Charters on Junio 17, 2019
I would try a makeup charter if you want to go offshore and only have 1 or 2 people. Great way to get that experience for a fraction of the cost.

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Everett Eddy
Roanoke, Virginia
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Went fishing with Hatteras Blue Inc. on Junio 7, 2019
Certainly a place for first time a fishing experience. Last time was my first and I came back again this year and booked the Hatteras Blue again.

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Stacy Salarano
Robertsville, MO
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Went fishing with Prowler Fishing Charter on Mayo 28, 2019
Take something for motion sickness. Even if you don't think you need it, it is not worth taking the chance. Bring a hat!

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Herman Walton
Topping, VA
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Went fishing with Carolina Girl Sportfishing on Mayo 2, 2019
Plan your trip accordingly. Hatteras seems like it is a long way from Nags Head. There are plenty of good restaurants once you arrive. Tight lines.

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Steve Wrzesniewski
Dublin, Ohio
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Went fishing with Reliance Fishing Charters on Agosto 10, 2018
Allow yourself a couple of possible days to go fishing. Wind and weather can be unpredictable year-round and it's nice to have another day to go if you get blown out.

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Barbara Rollins
Monroe, NC
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Went fishing with Team Dempsey Guide Service on Noviembre 11, 2021
Plan for any kind of weather! We had beautiful sun and 65* but were prepared for cold weather too.

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Jamie Dargusch
Virginia Beach, VA
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Went fishing with Godspeed Charters on Mayo 13, 2021
Pay attention to the weather and dress accordingly! Relax, have a good attitude, and enjoy.

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Jerry Hayes
Myrtle Beach, SC
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Went fishing with Rabid Tuna Sportfishing Charters on Noviembre 7, 2020
Come earlier in the year to have better chance of catching targeted fish. Ours was Tuna