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Outer Banks??? (Late june)

Looks like the inlaws and I will be taking a summer vacation to Duck, N.C. in late June. Not looking for any hot info, but wondered what to expect?

Taking a couple of switch/surf rods. Do stripers get that far south that early? Is there good shots at Blues in the surf? I have heard the reds can be good out back.

Decievers?

Sand Eels?

Small Crabs?

Thanks for any insight.

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Hey Jamey,

That used to my family's summers week-long destination when I was a kid, 12 - 15 yoa. I remember fishing that surf with those big pyramid weights and bait with my Dad. It brings back very good memories. I hope that you have a great time and that you will post pics after your trip.

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That's a good time

That's a good time down there. Stay away from the beaches with swimmers though. There's a real nice secluded one call Cocainee (spelling might be wrong) with no beach houses and few swimmers. The blues come right in on the waves. Stripers are very active down there then and so are false Albies. Below there is Oregon (something or other). It's like an inland channel which I fished also. If you have clousers in chart/white and some deceivers, you ought to be ok. The hospital is also good at doing nerve-blocks and removing 2/0 clousers imbedded (past the hook barb) in a finger joint. Only costs $600.00. You gotta be careful of the wind, real careful. Hooters also serves a number of great double-breasted dinners.
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Good timing

June is one of the two best months to fish on the Outer Banks. (The other being October) I grew up there and still get back to visit my parents and fish from time to time.

Let me see, red drum (redfish), puppy drum (little redfish), rock (stripers), speckletrout, bluefish in the sounds and in the surf. Cobia, sharks, king and spanish mackeral inshore and dolphin, tuna, wahoo, barracuda off shore.

Flies: clousers in chartruse & white and orange and black for the specks, reds and stripers. Wire leaders and expendables for the bluefish aka choppers.

check this out: outerbanksflyfishing.com Sarah Gardner is a kick to fly fish with as is her husband Brian Horsley, both guide out of Oregon Inlet which is south of Duck about 50 miles. Great website to get a feel for what's going on.

Have a great time and enjoy the hush puppies and blue crabs!

BTW: the world record red drum was caught at Buxton which is on the way to Hatteras - 90 plus pounds in the surf - not on a spey rod.

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