Enjoyable coastal fishing.
Yaupon Pier was built in1955, rebuilt in 1972 and again in 1992.
At 27 feet above sea level, the Yaupon Pier is the tallest in North Carolina. Top fish are 50lb King in 2002, 47lb African Pompano. 83lb Tarpon, 37lb Jack Crevalle, 16lb Sheepshead and a State Record 1,150lb Tiger Shark caught in 1966 by Walter Maxwell .
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 lb.