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Outer Banks North Carolina Fishing Reports
Another great Striper trip.
What a foggy day it was. We couldnt see anything at 8AM when we left dock. Thank goodness for Lowrance electronics. The radar and chartplotter can in real handy. Once we got outside the inlet, we ran across some bait and had a call from Capt. Arron that he had already boated a few. Out went the lures and the fish started coming in. Fished for a few hours and called it a day. Another 35lb citation with most fish in the high 20's. Call if you want to catch some fish.
We had a fishable day in between the bad weather, so I rounded up a few guys for a late day trip. I had a call from Capt. Arron Kelly, that the Stripers were in the Nags Head area, which is a close ride to Oregon Inlet. We left the dock at 1:45 and were back at 4:15 with a limit. All fish caught were in the 30lb class, except for one 37lb citation caught by Steve Kusina. I still have open dates for Striper fishing and booking trips new for 2011 summer. Don't be wishing about catching fish, lets go do it.
Headed out today with two fishing teammates, Marc Kerns and Woodie Spruill in search of some Rockfish. After a long boat ride, we found some fish off Corolla. We did some some catch and release, then made the long run back to Oregon Inlet. Along the way, we did run into some more fish that were closer to the inlet. It sure beats that 50 mile run north. All the fish were in the 30 lb class. I do have charters open for Striper fishing. Give me a call or shoot me an email.
Sorry about the lack of fishing reports, but it just seems like there is not enough hours in the day. Thanks to everyone who has come out to fish. Weíve had some great days and a few poor days, thanks to the hard southwest wind we had for over a week. In the sound, we are catching a little of everything like Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, Flounder, Sea Mullet, Croakers, and Spot. Nothing has been hot and heavy, but catches have usually been good. Around the inlet, the Bluefish have been on and off depending on the water temperature. Just outside the inlet, a few schools of Red Drum have been hanging around, but have been hammered on by the fleet. A few Cobia are still being caught, but most have move up into the Chesapeake Bay. The local near shore wrecks have had Triggers, Spadefish and nice Amberjacks on them, with a few Sea Bass too. Offshore, the tuna bite is still going on, but itís a few here and there. The Dolphin have been a little thicker, with most being bailer size. The billfish bite has gotten better over the past week and should only get hotter. Take a day off and letís go fishing.
Well, the summer is finally over, but the fishing hasnít slowed down. Inside the inlet, itís the usual catch, small flounder, a few Spots, Croaker, Trout, Sea Mullet, and Red Drum. Outside Oregon Inlet, itís been Bluefish and Spanish Mackerel. Some of the other boats have been shark fishing, but Iíll pass on that. Just a short distance off the beach, Amberjack and Barracuda have been biting pretty good and are great fighters. I caught my first King Mackerel last week just five miles out of the inlet. It was nice to finally boat one. I havenít been offshore in a while, but hear the Dolphin bite has been very good and the billfish bite has been the best in years. I want to thank everyone that has fished with me this summer and hope you enjoyed your trip. Weíve boated some nice fish this summer and had some trips that were almost too much fun. Donít forget fall and winter trips are just around the corner. Itís only going to get better. Also thanks for all the compliments Iíve been receiving on the new boat. Itís a sweet ride. Give me a call and letís go fishing.