Outer Banks Fishing Report Please send all questions and pictures to [email protected]. We’ve recently received notice that customer emails have not been received. If you’ve provided recent catches and they have not been posted, please try resending.
As mentioned previously, we will continue to release updated reports, particularly as the conditions change. We’ll return to posting daily in the Spring.
Surf Fishing Report: Winds have remained moderate for the last few days with a good variety of fish being caught from the surf. Current conditions are ESE at 6-7 knots with the wind picking up to 16 knots around 11:00pm and lasting until late Wednesday before things improve for both Thursday and Friday. Quality Puppy Drum, Black Drum Sheepshead and Trout are continuing to be reported from Kitty Hawk all the way to Hatteras and being caught on fresh cut mullet and shrimp.
Sound Fishing Report: The Little Bridge on the Nags Head/Manteo causeway continues to have finicky success with some fishing at just the right time and reporting success while at other times all on the bridge have struggled. Both kayakers and boaters fishing on the west side of Wanchese/Manteo and around the marinas are reporting a very good striper bite with both trolling and casting heavy Rat-L-Traps.
Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: Trout, Sea Mullet and Pufferfish.
Nags Head: Sea Mullet and Black Drum.
Jennette’s: Sea Mullet, Trout and occasional Blues.
Outer Banks: Sea Mullet and Black Drum.
Inshore: both Sea Bass and Albacore catches have been reported from visiting customers who have been happy with recent charter trips.
Loreigh Akers – Kill Devil Hills – Slot Black Drum – Fresh Shrimp
Matthew Kaufman – Mile Post 10– 24″ Red Drum (no photo)
Nelson Curtis – Nags Head – 24″ Red Drum – TW’s Cut Mullet
Marcus Clutter – Little Bridge – Trout
Brian Slaughter – Richmond, VA – KDH Surf – Combo Drums
Chris McGuffin – Manns Harbor Bridge – Striper
Black Drum – Corolla – Fishbites
Jeremy Fisher – KDH Surf – Black Drum – Fishbites