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

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Paul Ricard
Pascoag, Rhode Island
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Went fishing with Captain Duke Charters on April 21, 2021
Be flexible as it's early in the season (mid-April) and fishing can be hit or miss then. I hoped for Drum and booked a charter trip. Unfortunately the fleet hadn't been catching them so we switched to catfish in the sound, but got skunked there. Three other charters got skunked that afternoon as well so I place no blame on Captain nor crew. I brought gear to surf fish (soaking bait) from the beach but got skunked there as well. The drum were in short supply. Plugging the surf was fruitless because I targeted the wrong species. Other surfcasters were doing okay on speckled trout, which I hadn't planned for. That's on me. The Nags Head and Jennette fishing piers were very productive (mullet) and my grandkids were happy catching them and the occasional skate (ray) and pufferfish. I would recommend checking in early with the tackleshops and gear up from their advice, rather than doing too much planning up front...

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John Votovich
Gambrills, MD
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Went fishing with Captain Duke Charters on July 10, 2019
1. Make certain of where the boat is docked or sails from. This will help in planning for drive time depending on whether you have an early morning or afternoon charter. 2. Hats, sunglasses, and lots of sun screen (or long sleeves) are a must. 3. While a cooler of ice-cold beer is good, ice-cold water is better. 4. Have a second cooler in your vehicle to take home your catch.

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David Mckee
Farmville, VA
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Went fishing with Captain Duke Charters on June 24, 2019
Our Captain and 1st Mate were great. But the actual fishing time spent "on fish" was disappointing. After about 2 hours in good water and fish, we left them and took a long slow troll back. Even though lines were in the water, no fish. This was totally obvious and i have experienced this before. Just disappointing for what we pay.

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Dennis Smiley
Fredericksburg, VA
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Went fishing with Risky Business Sportfishing on August 30, 2021
If you are a serious fisher I would not recommend this time of the year. I would wait until May or November time frame when there is a greater vary of fish,

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Becky Sander
Cedarburg, WI
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Went fishing with Captain Duke Charters on July 30, 2021
Watch the time of the year to understand what will be biting when you will be here. We were hoping for more variety than what the current conditions allowed.

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Chauncey Trostle
Auburn, PA
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Went fishing with Sea Era Charters on July 10, 2021
It's fishing, not catching. You never know how it's going to go. Our 1st time out in OB. Crew was fantastic.

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Tony Johnson
Lindside, WV
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Went fishing with Captain Duke Charters on May 25, 2021
Great trip with lots of fish. If waters rough take Dramamine or pray to the bucket gods

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Josh McKay
South Lyon, MI
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Went fishing with Poacher Sportfishing on April 9, 2021
A little choppy but if you have a good captain, you’ll find the right trolling area.

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Charles Zimmer
Moneta, VA
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Went fishing with Sea Era Charters on July 8, 2019
Parking there was ok. Not clear how the procedure to pay for having the fish cleaned after the trip is to be done.

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Dustin Vance
Chesapeake, VA
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Went fishing with Captain Duke Charters on July 6, 2019
Try the near shore fishing and use a local boat they know their area and will make it a much better time.

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Michael Nightingale
Burbank, CA
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Went fishing with Poacher Sportfishing on August 11, 2020
Well worth the price for a private charter where you can bring your own food and drinks!!

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Melba Carlin
Grandy, North Carolina
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Went fishing with Captain Duke Charters on July 27, 2019
Head on out to Oregon Inlet and give Captain Duke a call. You will be glad that you did.

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Jeffrey Rasnake
Richmond, VA
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Went fishing with Captain Duke Charters on June 22, 2019
Don't book it through here there's false advertising as to what you'll be going after