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Local Catch Availability

There’s always something fresh and in season any time you come to the Outer Banks to enjoy wonderful seafood. You're even luckier if you’re a local and have access to our fish and shellfish any day of the week. To learn what’s in season, download PDFs of seafood charts graciously provided by our partners at the North Carolina Sea Grant and North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries. To learn more, download a Seafood Availability chart, compliments of our friends at NC Sea Grant. 

 

What's hot in the summer?

  • Blue Crabs (hard & soft)
  • Grouper
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Mahi-Mahi
  • Shrimp
  • Snapper
  • Tilefish
  • Tuna
  

What's local in the spring?

  • Blue Crab (soft)
  • Bluefish
  • Clam
  • Grouper
  • Kingfish
  • Mahi-Mahi
  • Tilefish
  • Tuna

What's fresh in the fall?

  • Black Sea Bass
  • Blue Crab (hard)
  • Clams
  • Croaker
  • Flounder
  • King & Spanish Mackerel
  • Mullet
  • Oysters
  • Shrimp
  • Striped Bass
  • Yellowfin Tuna
  

What's cooking in the winter?

  • Flounder
  • Oysters
  • Clams
  • Striped Bass
  • Sea Trout Spotted
  • Bluefin Tuna
  • Bluefish
  • Black Sea Bass
  • King Mackerel
  • Sea Trout Gray
  • Croaker