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Outer Banks North Carolina Fishing Reports
We had a fair day of fishing offshore. The weather was looking like it might rain, but we managed to avoid it all day. Early that morning we had a fair bite on the Dolphin, but in the afternoon the tuna came alive with fish jumping out of t...he water chasing bait, but not wanting to eat ours. We did catch one Yellowfin and almost didn't get it in the boat before a shark ate it's tail off. Overall it was a great day on the water.
Dolphin are biting.
The tuna & Dolphin are biting out of Oregon Inlet just offshore. Bluefish & Spanish Mackerel are just the inlet and the sound is holding trout, drum, spot, croaker, and flounder. I do half day and full day trips in the sound, near shore and offshore.
Finally no wind
Big Dolphin are showing up offshore.That's right, a 73 pound Dolphin was caught out of Hatteras. It was 59 1/2 inches long and 33 around. This fish was 6 pounds off the NC Record and 15 pounds off the World Record.. What it shows you, is that they are there. You just have to get in the boat and go looking. Inshore fishing is picking up with trout, bluefish, drum and flounder. The kids are having fun catching croaker and spot. Booked your trip today to fish beautiful water of the Outer Banks, North Carolina.
Its almost summer and the Outer Banks fishing scene is not the best yet. Last week strong winds made casting in the sound very tuff. The Red Drum and Speckle Trout have been hide and seek fishing. One day they bite good and they next day you can't find them. The Trout season is still closed until June 15. Just outside the inlet, the Bluefish have been snapping good and the Spanish Mackerel should be showing up any day. The Cobia bite has been on and off as well, but if you can find them, its a good chance you'll catch one. Offshore the Dolphin bite has been the best choice. Most have been the nice big gaffers. The Tuna bite has been off this season, but should get better any day. A few boats have caught and released a few billfish as well. It's shaping up to be another great fishing season on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. I also had a few calls for guys that want to go shark fishing, so we went a few days ago. Caught a few spinners, blacktips, and hammerheads. Whatever you are looking to fish for or if you just want to go for a nice boat ride around the island, give me a call or shoot me an email and I'll make it happen.
OBX spring fishing
Outer Banks fishing is getting better daily. A few Speckle trout and Red Drum have been taken lately around some of the favorite holes. The trout season is closed until June 15, so they are catch and release only. The offshore fishing has been hit and miss at best. There are some Bluefin tuna around and a few Yellowfin slowing up. Next month the Cobia should be moving thru on their way north to the Chesapeake Bay. I am booking trips for the Cobia as well as sound fishing for trout and Red Drum. I haven't heard much in the way of Striped Bass in the sound other than the netters have caught a bunch. Maybe one day that fishery will be as good as it was in the mid-80's. Don't wait until the last minute to book your trip, because the date you want maybe be gone.