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Outer Banks North Carolina Fishing Reports
Yes we are catching fish
The summer is over and life on the Outer Banks has slowed down, but the fishing is just heating up. The sound bite has been hot with puppy drum and trout. Offshore is also heating up tuna, wahoo, and kind mackerel. Bottom fishing for tilefish and sea bass is getting better daily as water temp cools. Maybe this year we will finally se some rockfish. Lets go fishing .
I had Dave and his crew for some Amberjack fishing this morning. After a slow start to finding bait, we headed out on a flat calm ocean. Once we got to our spot, it was fish on. The kids were so funny catching these nice size AJ's. We ended the day with a triple hookup. Thanks Dave for a fun trip.
Sorry for the gap in fishing reports, but there's only so many hours in a day. You get up before the sun, fish, get home & clean the boat, get your gear ready for the next trip, return phone calls, eat, spend some time with the family, shower, go to sleep, get up & do it all over again. Its all worth while when I have good clients, who enjoys the trip and take care of the captain. Fishing has been good most days. The trout bite has been either really good with nice fish or slow & small fish. Also catching a few drum and flounder. The wrecks & towers have been loaded with Amberjack. The tuna and dolphin has been fair. I hear the billfish bite has been getting really good and should get better for the next few weeks.
Got a call from John that his son and the rest of his crew wanted to pull on something beside bluefish, so we headed off the beach for some Amberjack, AKA Reef Donkeys action. Not red hot, but the AJ's didn't let them down.
I decided to make a run to an inshore wreck to see if any King Mackerel might be hanging around but ended up catching a few Amberjack. Steve always likes to fight these hard pulling fish, so he got a good workout. No Kings, but maybe next time.