Outer Banks Fishing Reports courtesy

TW’s Bait and Tackle

 Brian A. Melott from NCDENR.

Thursday, 6/20/19

Thursday, 6/20/19

In Summary:
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Surf Fishing Report:
Avon is reporting Sea Mullet reported Sea Mullet, Pompano and Spot, Spanish at ramp 44 and 45 on lures. A Nice Drum was caught at ramp 4 and some scattered Sea Mullet. The Ocean is muddy and we are expecting more thunder storms today.

Sound Fishing Report:
The Little Bridge on the Nags Head/Manteo causeway reported Sea Mullet, Pompano and Spot, Spanish at ramp 44 and 45 on lures.

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: Mullet and Spot.
Nags Head: Mullet and Spot.
Jennette’s: Mullet and Sheepshead.
Outer Banks: Spot and Sea Mullet.

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
There was some hard rain yesterday and the boats still had great catches. Nearshore decked plenty Sea Bass, Albacore, Spanish, Bluefish and Ribbon fish, Bluefish, Trout Striper and Red Drum for the inshore anglers.

Offshore Boats Report:
Nice size Bigeyes, Blackfin, Yellowfin, Mahi and Wahoo was the mix for the fleet.

The winds are SW at 14 and the water temp is 59 degrees. Sunny, breezy, flat Ocean.

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Tuesday, 6/18/19

Tuesday, 6/18/19

In Summary:
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Surf Fishing Report:
Buxton was reporting Spanish and Bluefish on glass minnow lures but you had to be able to cast far enough to reach the clean water. Avon had Pompano and Mullet. Hatteras had Spanish and Bluefish as well. North beaches are catching some Sheepshead, Bluefish. It was another windy day with cold water. Water is murky this morning and still cold.

Sound Fishing Report:
The Little Bridge on the Nags Head/Manteo causeway reported The Trout fish bite is better than usual with more keepers.

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: No contact.
Nags Head: Trout, Mullet and Spot
Jennette’s: Spot, Croaker, Sea Mullet and Sand Perch.
Outer Banks: Sea Mullet.

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
Nearshore Decked many ribbonfish, Cobia and Spanish. Inshore also caught Ribbonfish, Striped Bass and Trout.

Offshore Boats Report:
Another windy day and choppy Ocean for the fleet. They caught citation Bigeyes, Gaffer Dolphin, Wahoo, Yellowfin and released a White Marlin.

The winds are SE at 13 and the water temp is 57 degrees. Sunny, breezy, flat Ocean.

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Sunday, 6/16/19

Sunday, 6/16/19

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Surf Fishing Report:
Wishing all Fathers a happy day.
The south beaches reported loads of Spanish at ramp 44 and 55. Lots of large Pompano and Sea Mullet at ramp 55. Frisco had Pompano, some citations and Sea Mullet. Sea Mullet, Trout and Pompano on this side of the bridge.
We had a quick drop in water temp last night when the wind switched to West. Southwest winds push the warm water near the surface of the Atlantic Ocean away from shore, allowing colder water along the bottom to move in. It is also called up-welling. The water temp can drop drastically and quickly when we have SW winds.

There will be no fishing report on Monday. Will catch up on Tuesday.

Sound Fishing Report:
The Little Bridge on the Nags Head/Manteo causeway reported many Trout and some bottom fish.

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: Bluefish and Triggers.
Nags Head: Blues.
Jennette’s:
Outer Banks: Mullet, Spanish, good run of Trout early morning and Blues.

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
Anglers inshore decked Trout, Ribbon fish, Shark and Sea Bass. Near shore Trolling boats Spanish and bluefish and plenty Tilefish for the anglers bottom fishing.

Offshore Boats Report:
The offshore fleet caught a mix bag of Mahi, Wahoo, Yellowfin, Big-eye, Tilefish, Grouper and Amberjack. Also a report of a Sailfish and White Marlin release.

The winds are SW at 13 and the water temp is 63 degrees. Sunny, light winds, flat Ocean.

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Saturday, 6/15/19

Saturday, 6/15/19

In Summary:
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Surf Fishing Report:
South beaches reported Bluefish, Pompano and Sea Mullet. I reeived an e-mail from an angler in KDH. He caught up to 20 Trout, 3 keepers, super small flounder and small Blues. Joe White fishing Oregon said double poles went off at the same time.

Sound Fishing Report:
The Little Bridge on the Nags Head/Manteo causeway reported Trout, few keepers and bottom fish.

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: Bluefish, Spanish and Pompano.
Nags Head: Bluefish, Spanish and Flounder.
Jennette’s: No contact.
Outer Banks: Bluefish, large Pompano and 5 keeper Flounder.

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
Inshore anglers had catches of Trout, Flounder, Sheepshead and Bluefish. Intermediate boats had Spanish, Bluefish, Trout and Ribbonfish.

Offshore Boats Report:
Bluewater fleet came to shore with some mammoth size Bideyes weighing up to 266 lbs, Yellowfin and Mahi.

The winds are S at 8 and the water temp is 71 degrees. Sunny, light winds, flat Ocean.

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Friday, 6/14/19

Friday, 6/14/19

In Summary:
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Surf Fishing Report:
It was a slow day due to the windy conditions. Water is clear this morning. You should catch some Pompano with Sand Fleas. You can pick up the sand fleas at TW’s Tackle. Hatteras Island reported Sea Mullet and Spot. There were a few Pompano and Sea Mullet caught in Nags Head. Dylan Barnhouse caught what looks like a in the slot Black Drum. A keeper Black Drum is between 14 and 25 TL/10 a day.
It is easy to check the Recreational Coastal waters guide.
http://portal.ncdenr.org/web/mf/recreational-fishing-size-and-bag-limits

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

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: Bluefish, Pompano and Spanish.
Nags Head: Mullet, Trout, good run of Flounder and Bluefish.
Jennette’s: Pompano.
Outer Banks: Bluefish, Sea Mullet, Ribbon fish and a 22 in Black Drum.

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
It was a blow day but inshore and nearshore boats fished. Nearshore had good catches of Bluefish, Spanish and Ribbonfish. Inshore caught Flounder, Sea Mullet and Ribbonfish.

Offshore Boats Report:
Offshore fleet stayed in the creek.

The winds are NW at 14 and the water temp is 71 degrees. Sunny, breezy, small swells.

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Thursday, 6/13/19

Thursday, 6/13/19

In Summary:
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Surf Fishing Report:
No bragging rights this morning with rain off and all day on Wednesday. A few Pompano reported at Frisco. This day started with rain and now cloudy with the surfers taking advantage of the nice swells and putting on a show for an audience on the Avalon beach.
I’m told we have a nice fresh supply of Sand Fleas. Stop in the store and pick up a few.

Sound Fishing Report:
The Little Bridge on the Nags Head/Manteo causeway reported small Trout with some keepers and Flounder,

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: Nice Pompano Bluefish, Mullet and Spanish.
Nags Head: Spot, Flounder, Bluefish, Trout and Mullet.
Jennette’s: Blues, Sea Mullet, Pompano and a Trout.
Outer Banks: Bluefish off the end, Flounder, Sea Mullet and Trout.

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
Spanish, Bluefish and Ribbonfish were caught nearshore. Good Striper fishing inshore.

Offshore Boats Report:
The everyday rain is not slowing the fleet down at all. Yesterday they returned home Yellowfin, Blackfin, Mahi and some Wahoo. Released a Sailfish as well.

The winds are SW at 15 and the water temp is 72 degrees. Early morning rain and cloudy, breezy, surfing swells.

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Wednesday, 6/12/19

Wednesday, 6/12/19

In Summary:
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Surf Fishing Report:
Tuesday began with rain and when that moved out we had a windy day to deal with. Bluefish and Spanish were reported at ramp 55. Some Sea Mullet and Pompano in Frisco and the same in Buxton. I got nothing from this side of the bridge.

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

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: Spanish and Bluefish.
Nags Head: Spanish early morning, Bluefish and Mullet.
Jennette’s: Bluefish, Flounder and Spanish.
Outer Banks: Bluefish and Flounder.

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
Nearshore trolling boats decked Spanish and Bluefish. Inshore open boats caught Speck, Bluefish, Flounder and Red Drum.

Offshore Boats Report:
The windy day did not hinder the charters from catching a slew of Dolphin. Also a few Yellowfin and Bigeyes were caught.

The winds are NE at 15 and the water temp is 70 degrees. Mostly Cloudy, windy, choppy Ocean.

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Tuesday, 6/11/19

Tuesday, 6/11/19

In Summary:
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Surf Fishing Report:
It is raining this morning with the news telling me it should clear later in the day. I am in the wait and see mode after this weekend’s weather report was so off for us.
Hatteras beaches caught Pompano, Sea Mullet and Spanish. Ramp 48, 49 caught Sea Mullet and Pompano. 45 reported Spanish.
The North beach’s caught some Bluefish, Trout and Sea Mullet.

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

Pier Fishing Report:
It’s raining off and on this morning. Anglers go in and out with the showers and they are catching.
Avalon: Spanish, Bluefish, Sea Mullet, Spot and Croaker.
Nags Head: Trout, Flounder, Mullet and Bluefish.
Jennette’s: no report.
Outer Banks: Bluefish, Trout and Bluefish.

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
Nearshore fleet caught Dolphin and King Mackerel. There were Bluefish and Spanish in the Inlet.

Offshore Boats Report:
Another day with the blue water fleet catching an abundant of fish including Yellowfin, Wahoo, Dolphin and Bigeyes.

The winds are N at 19 and the water temp is 66 degrees. Rain, windy, small swells.

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Monday, 6/10/19

Monday, 6/10/19

In Summary:
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Surf Fishing Report:
I was looking for a lot rain with some serious thunderstorms on Sunday. Did not get a drop.
Here is a question for my readers. Does anyone know a young man by the name of Tom Thomas? If so please let me know.
Hatteras Island reported scattered Sea Mullet, Pompano and Spanish. There was also a lost Bonefish caught in Frisco.
It was slow on the north beaches.

Sound Fishing Report:
The Little Bridge on the Nags Head/Manteo causeway caught loads of small Trout with a very few keepers.

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: Mullet, Spanish, Bluefish, 1 Flounder and Spades.
Nags Head: Trout, Flounder, Mullet, Bluefish Spanish and Pompano
Jennette’s: Bluefish, Spanish, Burr fish, Sea Mullet, Trout and Skates.
Outer Banks: Bluefish and Mullet.

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
Anglers nearshore caught Spanish and Bluefish.

Offshore Boats Report:
Some nice Bigeyes, Bailer and Gaffer Mahi landed on the docks yesterday. 2 Blue Marlin and 2 White were released.

The winds are SW at 8 and the water temp is 70 degrees. Chance of thunderstorms, breezy, messy swells.

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