Hello and Welcome to North Carolina’s Outer Banks!

Outer Banks Sea Oats

OBX (as the locals call it) is a string of barrier islands that covers more than half of the northern North Carolina coastline. With yearly average temperatures at a balmy 70 degrees and miles of endless beaches, the Outer Banks is an extremely popular tourist destination.

Conveniently located at Barrier Island Station in Duck, North Carolina, Sharky’s Bait and Tackle is your one stop shop for all your Outer Banks fishing needs. Duck, NC is located along the northernmost Outer Banks and is aptly named for the many ducks and waterfowls that are always present in the area.

The NC Outer Banks has seemingly endless beachfront with over 900 square miles of water surrounding on both sides. We have the third largest estuary system in the world including several wildlife refuges and maritime forests.

Whether it's shallow water fishing, surf fishing, Pamlico Sound fishing, inshore fishing, offshore fishing, from light tackle to deep sea fishing, the Outer Banks is an international fishing destination. Exotic species like yellowfin tuna and king mackerel can be caught year round. Many other fish species that can be caught by season offshore including but not limited to blue marlin, white marlin, sailfish, mahi, and wahoo. Inshore species include bluefish, striped bass, spanish mackerel, spot, sea mullet (whiting), croaker, flounder, speckled trout, gray trout, pompano, red drum, and cobia.


  • Man holding a nice Outer Banks cobia on a dock.
  • Summer sailfish on a offshore makeup charter.
  • Big Outer Banks Mahi caught charter fishing offshore.
  • Two false albacore tuna caught off Oregon Inlet.
  • Outer Banks striped bass caught on an Inshore fishing Charter.
  • Pamlico Sound Red Drum caught on a back country fishing Charter
  • Spanish Mackel and Blue Fish
  • Kids With Mahi Mahi on an Orgin Inlet fishing charter
  • Hatteras nc, sailfish caught offshore

The Outer Banks consists of 5 open inlets with our closest being famous Oregon Inlet. Oregon Inlet runs between Bodie Island and Pea Island and is home to one of the largest charter fishing fleets on the Atlantic East Coast. The Outer Banks features year round fishing including surf and pier fishing, freshwater, fly fishing and soundside fishing, inshore and deep sea offshore charter fishing.

Sharky’s books charters with a network of several Outer Banks charter boats. We offer offshore, inshore, soundside with custom and specialty trips with 1/2, 3/4 and Full-Day trips available. Our boats are comfortable, modern, fast and captained by experienced licensed professionals and top quality mates.

"We Put People Together!" Yes, we can hook you up with makeup fishing trips starting from just $100 per angler. Can't find a full group? We specialize in individual anglers and we will do everything possible to hook you up on a short notice makeup charter.

We'd love to hear from you! Whether you just want to tell us about your latest fish tale or charter your next fishing adventure, stop by Sharky's Bait, Tackle and Charter Booking located at Barrier Island Station, across the road from the Sunset Grille, in the village of Duck. Call us at 252-255-2248.

We look forward to this opportunity of making your Outer Banks vacation's fish catching memories last for a lifetime.