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Hatteras, NC

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Avon, North Carolina

When you think about Avon, you can’t kid yourself. Making yourself beautiful probably comes to mind. But when you think about Avon, North Carolina, you are more than likely thinking about making yourself a beautiful vacation memory and catching some fish.

Avon is surrounded on both sides by water on the small land base of Hatteras Island, south of Salvo and north of Buxton. It was originally called Kinnakeet, an old Indian name. The first use of Avon was in 1883 when the new Post Office was built and established that name after the river of the same name in England. It’s hard to picture today, but back in the early 1900’s Avon was famous for huge stands of live oaks and cedars, which were used for building boats in the area. When those trees were gone, much of the island also disappeared, leaving the thin strip of land that is there today. Hatteras Island is a barrier island off the coast that sits between Pamlico Sound and the Atlantic Ocean in Dare and Hyde Counties.

There are lots of low key activities here, like surfing or windsurfing, kayaking, sailing, enjoying the beach or hitting the town’s small restaurants for some authentic Outer Banks cuisine. Like most of the communities along this stretch of North Carolina’s beaches, the Pamlico Sound is the first choice for inshore fishing and the massive Atlantic Ocean is right there for either nearshore angling pursuits or long-range deep sea fishing trips that last a day or longer.

Avon Inshore Fishing

Spanish mackerel, king mackerel, bluefish, redfish, spotted (speckled) trout, kingfish, flounder and bluefish are abundant in the waters around Pamlico Sound, which forms the western border of Avon.  The sound gets fished pretty hard from every direction most of the year, but since it’s 80 miles long and almost 20 miles wide, it’s got plenty of hiding places.  For the most part, this water is fairly shallow, but there are deep holes that provide great fishing places as well. That’s one advantage of hiring a charter: instead of spending all your time looking for schools of fish, the captain can take you right to the best fishing grounds.

The sound is a great place for fishing because of the diversity of the habitat that includes low amounts of sediments, lots of shell bottom, mixtures of hard and soft bottom and aquatic vegetation, plus bordering wetlands. All of this keeps the food chain in top shape and the biggest predators in the chain are healthy and there for catching.

Avon Offshore Fishing

Hatteras Island is lined with beaches and charter fishing opportunities. Every community has easy access to trips nearshore for redfish, drum, snapper and speckled trout. And you can always book a trip offshore for big fish as well.  As in most communities along this stretch of America, there are two words that signal fishermen that things are good: Gulf Stream. The warm waters here, along with shipwrecks and reefs, house uncountable numbers of wahoo, king mackerel, amberjack, tuna, dolphin, and the big boys of Atlantic fishing: blue and white marlin.

You won’t want to miss a chance to fish or sightsee off the famous Avon Pier, often called “America’s Pier”.  It’s not the prettiest or nicest pier on the Atlantic, but the iconic old pier with its uneven planks and wobbling looking pilings has been a favorite since 1963.  It’s also the home base for a unique fishing event — the Fall “Fish Like a Girl” fishing tournament that raises funds for the Hatteras Island Cancer Foundation.There’s lots of fun and pink, and everyone is welcome to come and, as the tournament shirts say, “Fish Like A Girl”.

Big redfish are the top target on the pier most of the year. But summertime brings lots of speckled trout, black drum, croaker and sea mullets, along with a few king and Spanish mackerel out on the deeper end of the pier. There are all kinds of baits you can use, but it’s hard to miss with live shrimp.

This area is also prime for surf fishing, and it’s a great way to pass the time when you’re not out on a charter. There are usually lines of pole watchers sitting around the beaches waiting for a bite from a fish swimming through the shallow waters right off the coast.

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Let’s face it, there’s no getting around comparing Avon with beauty, even if we are talking about an island instead of cosmetics. Avon, North Carolina is a beautiful stretch of beaches with water on both sides and fishing galore. Whether you go inshore to the bay or offshore to the wild blue yonder, you’ll need to spend at least one day fishing with a FishAnywhere charter captain. We can pair you with the perfect charter to make your Avon vacation one you’ll remember for a lifetime.