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P O Box 593

Oak Island, N. C. 28465


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After 49 years 1966-2015 the NC STATE RECORD TIGER SHARK “YB JAWS” has returned to Yaupon Beach Fishing Pier Jan 16, 2015.


After years of trying, many phone calls and emails, Jaws was located and a successful purchase made. The owner had YB Jaws completely restored to his original condition and appearance.


Yaupon Beach Fishing Pier is constructing a Shark Display Room for YB Jaws and Walter Maxwell the fisherman who caught him. It will be kid friendly with room for photos and up close looks at Jaws and other impressive sharks. Shark music and videos will enhance the experience. Open by Easter.


Our objective is to MAKE EYES POP OUT, especially children.


 Yaupon Beach Fishing Pier is continuing to research the history of this shark and Walter Maxwell anyone willing to share their knowledge or information would be greatly appreciated.


More to come!


Tommy & Kathy Thomes


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Not the record, but the same guy, same Pier, different year
Walter Maxwell with his left handed 16/0 and his Yaupon pier Tiger shark

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Walter Maxwell was a land-based shark fisherman ahead of his times, He applied himself to his sport like few do and he excelled because of it. He still holds the world record Tiger shark of 1780 lbs caught on Cherry Grove pier (South Carolina) in 1964.In this picture taken one week before he broke his world record he caught this Tiger shark on Yaupon pier (North Carolina)in June 1964.Walter Maxwell still holds the North Carolina state record Tiger shark (1150 pounds) which was caught in 1966 at the Yaupon pier on Oak Island NC.


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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


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Pier History

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 

Matt with our Pier Mascot   "Henry"

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