A man waist deep in water holding a silver fish and his fishing rod

A wide variety of fish may be caught on the refuge including Atlantic croaker, spot, weakfish, spotted seatrout, Atlantic flounder, red drum and bluefish.  Crabbing is a popular activity during the warmer months. 

The Bell Island Pier is heavily used by anglers and crabbers. Fishing is also popular along the marsh islands and shorelines of the refuge (boat access only). While the refuge does not have a boat ramp, boats may be launched from nearby ramps at Swan Quarter, Rose Bay, and Juniper Bay.  

All state regulations apply.


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