Fishing

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 Find more information with our on-line Guide to Fishing on National Wildlife Refuge.


Bank fishing and crabbing is permitted year-round in the following areas: the Marsh Causeway (SR 615), the bridge over Corey's Ditch, the Great Marsh Trail, and along Mackay Island Road from SR 615 to the dike gate. From March 15 to October 15 all areas of the refuge are open including the impoundments (pools) beyond the dike gate. These areas may only be accessed by hiking, bicycling, or by boat from Currituck Sound. Striped bass, catfish, perch, and occasionally flounder can be caught from the bridge over Corey's Ditch. Largemouth bass, bream, and catfish are the most commonly caught species in the other areas.