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Fishing in Harkers Island

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Everything to Know About Booking a Fishing Charter in Back Sound

What are the best fishing charters in Back Sound?

The best fishing charters in Back Sound are:

Why should I book a fishing charter in Back Sound with Captain Experiences?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 1 trip in Back Sound: Backwater Sightfishing, Fly/Spin guided by Joe.

All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.

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What types of fishing charters are common in Back Sound?

Inshore fishing is the most popular in Back Sound as well as flats fishing and jetty fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in Back Sound are: 1. redfish, 2. speckled trout, 3. spanish mackerel, and 4. false albacore.

The most common fishing techniques in Back Sound are topwater fishing, wading, and sight casting but light tackle fishing and fly fishing are popular as well.

How much do Back Sound fishing charters cost?

in Back Sound prices can range anywhere from about $540 to $860, but the average price for a half day trip in Back Sound is $500. The average price for a full day trip in Back Sound is $800.

Is booking a fishing guide worth the money?

Hiring a guide provides a number of benefits and many choose to book a fishing guide for a combination of experience, local knowledge, convenience, and cost-effectiveness.

Working with experienced fishing guides who know the best local spots and techniques can dramatically increase your odds of a great day. Having someone who is on the water every day and knows the area like the back of their hand is going to give you the best chances of success.

Booking a guide is also more cost effective, especially if you only get out a handful of times per year. When you consider all of the costs you would incur on your own such as the price of a boat, maintenance, insurance, gas, high-quality gear and tackle, repairs, and more, you’ll find that DIY is sometimes not worth the expense.

Even if you’ve got a great setup already in your home waters, booking a guide also provides a great opportunity to experience new techniques, new locations, or even a chance at a new target species to knock off the bucket list.

What month is best for fishing in Back Sound?

The most popular season for fishing in Back Sound is summer, and most anglers book their trips 0 days in advance.

Do I need a Back Sound fishing license and what are the bag limits in Back Sound?

See here for more information on fishing licenses in Back Sound, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Back Sound. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Back Sound.

What is fishing in Back Sound all about?

Fishing in Back Sound, located along the coast of North Carolina near Beaufort, offers anglers a rich and diverse fishing experience in a picturesque setting. Known for its calm, protected waters, Back Sound is ideal for both novice and experienced anglers looking to explore its abundant fish populations. The sound's shallow waters, grassy flats, and oyster beds provide excellent habitats for a variety of fish species, making it a prime spot for a day of fishing.

One of the most popular fishing targets in Back Sound is the redfish, also known as red drum. These fish are prized for their strong fight and delicious taste, making them a favorite among local anglers. Redfish can often be found patrolling the sound's grassy flats and oyster beds, and they can be caught using a variety of techniques, including live bait, artificial lures, and fly fishing. The thrill of hooking into a sizable redfish in the serene waters of Back Sound is an experience that many anglers cherish.

In addition to redfish, Back Sound is also home to other sought-after species such as speckled trout, flounder, and black drum. Speckled trout can be found in the sound's deeper channels and around structure, often hitting on soft plastics and topwater lures. Flounder are typically found along sandy bottoms and near structure, and they can be targeted with live bait or jigs. Black drum, known for their size and strength, can be caught using bait such as shrimp or cut bait near oyster beds and other structures. With such a variety of species to target, fishing in Back Sound offers a rewarding experience for anglers looking to enjoy the natural beauty and rich fishing opportunities of North Carolina's coastal waters.

What are the most popular months to fish in Back Sound?

Fishing in Back Sound, North Carolina, offers a variety of experiences throughout the year, with each season bringing its own unique opportunities. In the spring, as water temperatures begin to rise, anglers can expect an influx of species such as speckled trout and red drum. These fish are attracted to the warmer waters and become more active, making spring an excellent time for inshore fishing. The arrival of these species is eagerly anticipated by local anglers, who often use light tackle and live bait to entice these fish into biting.

Summer in Back Sound is a prime time for fishing, with a wider range of species becoming available as the water continues to warm. During this season, flounder, bluefish, and Spanish mackerel are commonly caught. The summer months also see an increase in fishing activity around the inlets and nearshore waters, where these species congregate. Anglers often take advantage of the longer days and calmer seas to venture out on boats for a day of fishing, using a variety of techniques such as trolling, casting, and bottom fishing to target these popular species.

As fall approaches, the fishing in Back Sound remains robust, with cooler temperatures drawing different species closer to shore. Red drum, also known as redfish, become particularly abundant during the fall months, providing excellent opportunities for both novice and experienced anglers. Additionally, fall is a great time for catching larger speckled trout, which are often found in the creeks and marshes surrounding Back Sound. This season's stable weather patterns and pleasant conditions make it a favorite time for many anglers to enjoy the diverse and plentiful fishing opportunities Back Sound has to offer.

What types of fishing are popular in Back Sound?

Fishing in Back Sound, located near Beaufort, North Carolina, offers a range of techniques suited to its diverse and productive waters. One of the most common methods is inshore fishing, which is perfect for targeting species like redfish, speckled trout, and flounder. Inshore fishing typically involves casting from a boat, kayak, or even wading through the shallow waters and grassy flats. Anglers can use a variety of baits, including live shrimp, mullet, and artificial lures like soft plastics and topwater plugs, to attract these fish in the sound's calm and protected environment.

Fly fishing is another popular technique in Back Sound, especially for those seeking the thrill of catching redfish on the fly. The sound's clear, shallow waters make it an ideal location for sight fishing, where anglers can spot fish and cast their flies directly to them. Fly anglers often use patterns that mimic shrimp, crabs, and small baitfish, and the challenge of presenting the fly accurately adds an extra layer of excitement to the experience. The serene surroundings and abundant wildlife enhance the enjoyment of fly fishing in this beautiful coastal area.

Lastly, bottom fishing is a favored method for targeting species such as flounder, black drum, and sheepshead. Anglers use this technique to fish around structures like oyster beds, docks, and bridges, where these species are commonly found. Using rigs with live bait like shrimp or cut bait, anglers can drop their lines to the bottom and wait for a bite. This method is particularly effective for catching larger fish and is a relaxing way to spend the day, as anglers can anchor their boats and enjoy the scenic views while waiting for their next catch. With its diverse fishing opportunities, Back Sound caters to a wide range of angling preferences and skill levels.

What species are popular in Back Sound?

Back Sound, near Beaufort, North Carolina, is home to a variety of sought-after fish species, making it a popular destination for anglers. One of the most prized catches in this area is the redfish, also known as red drum. These powerful fish are known for their strong fight and delicious taste, making them a favorite among local and visiting anglers. Redfish can be found in the grassy flats, oyster beds, and shallow waters of Back Sound, particularly during the warmer months. Anglers often use live bait, artificial lures, and even fly fishing techniques to target these impressive fish.

Another species that draws anglers to Back Sound is the speckled trout. Known for their acrobatic jumps and aggressive strikes, speckled trout are commonly found in the deeper channels and around structures such as docks and submerged vegetation. They are particularly active during the cooler months, making fall and winter prime times for targeting them. Soft plastics, topwater lures, and live shrimp are effective baits for catching speckled trout, providing anglers with exciting and rewarding fishing experiences.

Flounder and black drum are also popular targets in Back Sound. Flounder, with their distinctive flat bodies and camouflaged appearance, are often found along sandy bottoms and near structures where they lie in wait for prey. Anglers typically use live bait, such as minnows or shrimp, or jigs to catch flounder. Black drum, known for their size and strength, are commonly found near oyster beds and other structures. They can be caught using bait such as shrimp, crabs, or cut bait. With such a diverse array of species to catch, fishing in Back Sound offers something for every angler, whether they're looking for a challenging fight or a delicious meal.

Does Back Sound have good fishing?

Back Sound, located along the North Carolina coast, offers a tranquil and productive fishing environment for anglers seeking a variety of saltwater species. This expansive sound, situated between the mainland and the barrier islands, provides diverse habitats that support a thriving fishery. Anglers can target species such as red drum (redfish), speckled trout, flounder, sheepshead, and bluefish throughout the year. The sound's shallow flats, marshes, and tidal creeks create ideal feeding grounds for fish, making it a popular destination for both local fishermen and visitors looking to explore its waters.

One of the advantages of fishing in Back Sound is its accessibility and the range of fishing opportunities it provides. Anglers can access the sound from various points along the Outer Banks and mainland North Carolina, including public boat ramps, marinas, and shorelines. Whether you prefer fishing from a boat, kayak, or casting from the shore, Back Sound accommodates different fishing styles and preferences. Local guides and charter services are also available for those seeking expert knowledge and guidance on where to find the best fishing spots and techniques.

Beyond its fishing appeal, Back Sound offers stunning natural beauty and a peaceful setting for anglers to enjoy. Surrounded by scenic views of marshlands, barrier islands, and abundant wildlife, the sound provides a serene backdrop for a day on the water. Anglers can immerse themselves in the coastal ecosystem, observing shorebirds, dolphins, and other marine life while pursuing their favorite sport. Whether you're planning a fishing trip with friends or a solo adventure, Back Sound promises a memorable fishing experience amid the tranquility and natural splendor of North Carolina's Outer Banks.

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