The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, with its black and white candy-cane stripes, is one of the most famous and recognizable lighthouses in the world. Protecting one of the most treacherous stretches of the Outer Banks, with a beam of light that spans 20 miles into the ocean, the lighthouse is also the world's tallest brick lighthouse at a staggering 208' ft. tall.
Ken Dempsey's Guide Service specializes in inshore fishing and waterfowl hunting around Cape Hatteras and Ocracoke Islands. They offer half- and full-day fishing trips for anglers from the novice to the expert. A wide variety of fish frequent the local waters and the season will play a role in which species you target on your trip. Most of the fishing is done with light spinning tackle. They go for trout, flounder, spanish mackerel, red and black drum and bluefish. You also can choose to fish for huge red drum and cobia, if you are up for it! The giant drum run in 30-60 pounds, and big cobia can range from 30-100 pounds. Into fly fishing? Capt. Ken will take you out to wet a line, as well!. All tackle and bait is provided. You take along food, drink and comfortable sport shoes and sunscreen. You will be fishing a world class fishing area that is not only known for its variety of fish but also for its beauty!
Now about that hunting… Captain Dempsey's Guide Service is a full-time professional outfitter that takes hunters to shoot a diversity of waterfowl around Hatteras and Ocracoke islands. This includes fifteen species of ducks, geese, and swans including pintail, redhead, and brandt. They generally shoot from stationary blinds, but they occasionally use layout boats and widgeon and coffin boxes. They supply the boats, decoys and blinds. You supply the rest. Visit their website for a detailed list of supplies.
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