Yaupon Beach, North Carolina was a coastal resort that incorporated as a town in 1955 on Oak Island in Brunswick County, North Carolina. It has weathered many hurricanes, including Hazel in 1954 and Floyd in 1999. It merged with neighboring Long Beach in 1999 to form the town of Oak Island.
Oak Island Pier is located on the barrier Island of Oak Island in Southeast North Carolina. The Pier is noted for it’s excellent saltwater fishing. In the year 2007 over 250 King Mackerel were landed, it’s also an excellent Trout and Flounder Pier. Fishing starts around the first of April with large Bluefish followed by Spanish, Trout and Flounder. King Mackerel start to show up when the the water gets to 64 degrees. Other species caught are Cobia, Whiting (Virginia Mullet), Pompano, Spots, Sharks, Tarpon, Amberjack, Jack Crevalle, Sheepshead, Black Drum, Red Drum, Croaker, Grey Trout, Ladyfish, Spadefish, and Pinfish. The North Carolina State Record for Tiger Shark came off this Pier in 1966 by Walter Maxwell, it weighed 1150 lbs.
2015 Pier Fishing Fee’s:
- ADULTS—————————————— $10.00
- AGE 10 to 15———————————— $7.00
- UNDER AGE 10———————————-FREE (with paying adult)
- KING PER DAY———————————- $17.50
- SEASON PASS———————————–$225.00
- SEASON PASS, SENIOR———————–$175.00
- KING SEASON PASS—————————-$300.00
- KING SEASON PASS, SENIOR—————-$250.00
- 3 DAY PASS—————————————$25.00
- 3 DAY PASS age 10-15————————-$17.50
- 7 DAY PASS—————————————$58.00
- 7 DAY PASS age 10-15————————–$40.00