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Home Fishing Types Reef & Wreck Fishing

Artificial Reef Wreck Fishing Outer Banks Hatteras OcracokeThe Outer Banks has no natural reefs but we do have many artificial reefs and underwater wrecks that provide excellent saltwater fishing. Some people refer to these as "meat" trips, although the regulations on what you can keep change often.

Fish you can catch on Outer Banks artificial reefs and wrecks include black sea bass, triggerfish, gray tile fish, bluefish, dolphin, king mackerel, amberjack, sharks and others.

The following artificial reefs are located off the Outer Banks.

 

AR-130
Average Depth: 57'
Buoy Location in GPS ddm: 36° 00.192' / 075° 31.800'
General Location: 004° M, 12.5 nm from the Oregon Inlet sea buoy

 

AR-140
Average Depth: 57'
Buoy Location in GPS ddm: 35° 56.741' / 075° 31.781'
General Location: 001° M, 8.9 nm from the Oregon Inlet sea buoy

AR-145
Average Depth: 65'
Buoy Location in GPS ddm: 35° 54.017' / 075° 23.883'
General Location: 049° M, 8.1 nm from the Oregon Inlet sea buoy

AR-160
Average Depth: 66'
Buoy Location in GPS ddm: 35° 43.888' / 075° 26.771'
General Location: 150° M, 4.0 nm from the Oregon Inlet sea buoy

AR-220
Average Depth: 64'
Buoy Location in GPS ddm: 35° 08.117' / 075° 40.633'
General Location: 111° M, 4.9 nm from the Hatteras Inlet sea buoy

AR-225
Average Depth: 69'
Buoy Location in GPS ddm: 35° 06.750' / 075° 39.233'
General Location: 120° M, 6.2 nm from the Hatteras Inlet sea buoy

AR-230
Average Depth: 72'
Buoy Location in GPS ddm: 35° 06.133' / 075° 42.933'
General Location: 167° M, 3.5 nm from the Hatteras Inlet sea buoy

AR-250
Average Depth: 83'
Buoy Location in GPS ddm: 34° 56.900' / 075° 54.867'
General Location: 156° M, 5.1 nm from the Ocracoke Inlet sea buoy

AR-255
Average Depth: 84'
Buoy Location in GPS ddm: 34° 55.483' / 075° 57.917'
General Location: 184° M, 6.1 nm from the Ocracoke Inlet sea buoy

Estuarine Reefs

AR-296
General Location: 1.0 nm north of Frisco Channel marker #6 Material 16,280 tires, fossil rock (marl)

AR-298
General Location: 1.5 nm from Big Foot Slough Channel entrance

Additional Resources

Outer Banks Shipwrecks