Monday, 9/21/20

Outer Banks Fishing Report

Surf Fishing Report:
Vinnie from Richmond, VA sent news with his picture there were several citation Drum caught at the Cape Saturday with yearling and slot Drum. I also got a report that some were also caught Sunday at the cape and ramp 55.
The Drum have been plentiful around the causeway this weekend. Just a reminder. You can keep only 1 per person, 1/day 18-27 TL. Stiff fines that you don’t want to pay.

Hatteras reported HWY 12 close until Tuesday afternoon. Picture

Sound Fishing Report:
The Little Bridge on the Nags Head/Manteo causeway reported catching had a big weekend catching Puppy Drum.

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: No one on the Pier
Nags Head: Could not hold bottom but tried.
Jennette’s: A couple fishing but not catching
Outer Banks: Outer Banks pier has 6 people fishing and all have caught at least 4 drum. Go figure!

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
One inshore went out from Oregon Inlet fishing center and caught Drum inlet fishing.

Offshore Boats Report:
Stayed tied to the Docks.

The winds are NE at 16 and the water temp is 78 degrees water surface, Isolated showers, windy, beautiful angry Ocean.

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Sunday, 9/20/20

Outer Banks Fishing Report
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Surf Fishing Report:
There is not much to report this morning. I was surprise to see a hand full of people on Jennette’s so I called and nothing has happen. Nags Head said they had 2 people to walk on, rent two rods, walked off in short order. But OBX pier said they have caught 5 Puppy Drum this morning. That is my news of the day. I have good pictures. Drum that were caught a couple of days ago. Life guards were struggling to keep there Life guard stand because the best beach time and fishing is still ahead.

The winds are NE at 22 and the water temp is 74 degrees surface. Partly sunny, windy, rough Ocean

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Saturday, 9/19/20

Outer Banks Fishing Report
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Surf Fishing Report:
Some citation Drum were caught at ramp 38 and the Bluefish bite was good at the point. Oregon Inlet would have been a the place to be yesterday. Nice Drum and Nice size Bluefish were caught there.

Sound Fishing Report:
The Little Bridge on the Nags Head/Manteo causeway reported slow.

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: Slow.
Nags Head: Slow.
Jennette’s: There is one person fishing I don’t think he will be trying is luck too long.
Outer Banks: Slow.

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
OneNearshore boat went out and caught Spanish, Bluefish and a beautiful Drum.

Offshore Boats Report:
The fleet stayed in the creek.

The winds are NNE at 26 and the water temp is 78 degrees. Mostly cloudy, high winds, gusting 40, big angry Ocean.

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Friday, 9/18/20

Outer Banks Fishing Report
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Surf Fishing Report:
Dangerous beachfront conditions and inaccessible off-road vehicle routes may occur this weekend. In addition to the remnants of Sally, large swell from distant Hurricane Teddy will arrive this weekend, once again bringing very dangerous surf conditions and life-threatening rip currents, as well as the potential for beach erosion and ocean overwash. Hatteras Island had Drum, a few big ones reported, some Bluefish and Sea Mullet, Puppy Drum and the Point had a big Shark bite.
North of the bridge are Puppy Drum and Spot and the excitement of Robert Pinkett catching a Cobia at Oregon Inlet.

Sound Fishing Report:
The Little Bridge on the Nags Head/Manteo causeway reported catching Drum and Trout

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: Black Drum, Mullet, Pompano and Spot.
Nags Head: Mullet, Flounder and Puppy Drum.
Jennette’s: One Drum early.
Outer Banks: Pier has a telephone problem this morning.

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
The nearshore fleet caught Spanish and Bluefish. The Inlet boats caught Trout and Puppies and the sound boats Drum and Trout.

Offshore Boats Report:
All the boats sailed yesterday and it is good to have an awesome day before you know you are going to sit for a few days at the dock. The fleet limited out on Dolphin, caught Yellowfin and Blackfin, a few Wahoo. Released some White and Sailfish as well.

The winds are N at 25 and the water temp is 76 degrees. Mostly cloudy. windy, sloppy surf, choppy Ocean

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Thursday, 9/17/20

Outer Banks Fishing Report
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Surf Fishing Report:
The Drum are here! big Drum and slot Drum everywhere on the Island yesterday. And so were the Bluefish. Frisco reported Bluefish from the Point to Hatteras. Bluefish, Pompano, Sea Mullet and keeper Flounder reported north of Oregon Inlet and some slot Puppy Drum.
They tell me finger mullet and corncobbs was the choice of bait yesterday. I checked the store and we just got in some fresh this morning and it does look good.

Sound Fishing Report:
The Little Bridge on the Nags Head/Manteo causeway reported catching Trout and Drum but overall slow.

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: Bluefish and Pompano.
Nags Head: Flounder, Bluefish and Puppy Drum.
Jennette’s: Bluefish, Pompano and Pinfish.
Outer Banks: Bluefish and Sea Mullet.

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
Nearshore boats caught Spanish and Bluefish. Inshore caught big Drum and slot drum, Bluefish and caught and released Stripers around the bridge. Oct is almost here.

Offshore Boats Report:
A few Boats made it out yesterday and were well rewarded with Whites and Blues. They came home with the flags a flying.

The winds are E at 14 and the water temp is 78 degrees. Showers likely, breezy, choppy Ocean.

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Wednesday, 9/16/20

Outer Banks Fishing Report

Surf Fishing Report:
Hatteras Island had scattered Pompano, Sea Mullet and Puppy Drum Yesterday.
There were some Drum on this side of Oregon Inlet reported in Nags Head.
I have a couple of announcements this morning. It is that time of the year.

Corolla Beach Rescue has extended lifeguard services until Oct 12, 2020. Services will then go back to roving, off season patrols.

Night driving information will be updated daily until the remainder of sea turtle nests have hatched. Night driving information is located in the hours section of our beach access table at  http://go.nps.gov/beachaccess.

Also, this morning the seasonal route south of Ramp 4 (Bodie Island Spit) and a short seasonal route reopened south of Ramp 72 on Ocracoke Island.

Sound Fishing Report:
The Little Bridge on the Nags Head/Manteo causeway reported catching some nice size Trout and Drum Tuesday.

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: 2 Red Drum, Puppy Drum and Spot.
Nags Head: Red Drum and Bluefish.
Jennette’s: Red Drum and Spot.
Outer Banks: 47 in Drum and Sea Mullet.

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
Spanish and Bluefish were caught nearshore and Drum were caught by sound anglers.

Offshore Boats Report:
The offshore fleet did not sail on Tuesday.

The winds are ENE at 14 and the water temp is 75 degrees. Partly sunny, breezy, choppy Ocean

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