Oak Island ( Yaupon ) Family Fishing 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 Whiting, 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.