Once you have your coastal recreational fishing license in hand, it’s time to start thinking about gear. Anglers will find tons of options when it comes to equipment for casting into the surf, from custom designed rods and reels at local tackle shops, to name brand varieties that are designed for multiple areas along the coastline. Here are just a few of the most popular gear options for surf fishermen. Keep in mind that there are endless options available, and your local bait and tackle store staff will be happy to point you in the right direction if you have any questions about what you’ll need for successful surf fishing in any given area along the North Carolina coastline.
- Kitty Hawk
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Located in one of the Outer Banks most beautiful wooded areas, the David Paul Pruitt, Jr. Park is a small recreation area just off the Bypass near the entrance of Kitty Hawk Woods. It’s a family-oriented neighborhood playground that has play equipment for both young and older kids inside a fence-enclosed area and picnic tables on the outside near the parking area. Included are slides, jungle gyms and swings, along with a rare find at playgrounds these days - the popular push-jump-on-and-ride-merry-go-round.
Nearby is a multiuse path for all family members to enjoy biking, walking or jogging. The shaded path winds in and out of roadside trees for about two miles, ending at Sandy Run Park, which features a beautiful boardwalk loop through the Kitty Hawk Woods Coastal Preserve.
The playground and path were named to honor Pruitt’s 20 years of service to the Town of Kitty Hawk as council member and mayor pro tem and his service to the country during WWII in the 82nd Airborne and later as Master Sergeant with the U.S. Air Force.
David Paul Pruitt, Jr. Park is located next to the Dominion Power building on Woods Road and is open to the public.