Outer Banks Fishing Reports courtesy

TW’s Bait and Tackle

 Brian A. Melott from NCDENR.

Tuesday, 8/11/20

Outer Banks Fishing Report
Send all questions andI pictures to [email protected]

Surf Fishing Report:
Hatteras Island have Sea Mullet, Pompano, some Spanish and Blues at the point and a 40 in Drum in Buxton. This side of the bridge a few Bluefish, small Spot and some Sea Mullet.

Sound Fishing Report:
The Little Bridge on the Nags Head/Manteo causeway reported small Sheepshead, Black Drum and Trout.

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: Mullet, Blues, small Spot
Nags Head: Sea Mullet and Sheepshead.
Jennette’s: Bluefish, Pinfish and Pigfish.
Outer Banks: Sheepshead and Bluefish.

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
Nearshore fishing was good with the boats catching Spanish, Albacore, Trout and Ribbonfish. Nearshore and inshore Drum fishing is fantastic with Inshore catching plenty Trout.

Offshore Boats Report:
The Alice Kelly’ s tournament continued yesterday. I have not heard any results. I do know there have been many Marlin caught.. The offshore fleet had an awesome day catching limits of Dolphin and another exceptional Tilefish day with the boats catching their limits as well.

The winds are SW at 8 and the water temp is 73 degrees. Sunny, light winds, small swells.

Click on picture to enlarge.

Monday, 8/10/20

Outer Banks Fishing Report
Send all questions and pictures to [email protected]

Surf Fishing Report:
Hatteras Island reporte citation Spanish caught at the Point and scattered Sea Mull up and down the beaches. We also had Sea Mullet and some Pompano. Sand Fleas are plentiful now so there is bait on the beach.
I have several pictures this morning that I could not use. Please don’t reduce your pictures. I would like names, where you caught the fish and the name of the fish if you know it. People also like to know what bait you are using.
I also have new pictures of the Point.

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

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

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
Nearshore fleet caught Albacore, small Cobia and Ribbonfish with inshore catching Trout and Drum. The Sheepshead bite has been good around the bridges.

Offshore Boats Report:
The Alice Kelly all girls Tournament went off with out a hitch with plenty Billfish caught. There were also good numbers of Tilefish, Yellowfin and Mahi laid out on the docks

The winds are W at 2 and the water temp is 70’s degrees. Sunny, no wind, flat Ocean, small swells.

Click on picture to enlarge.

 

 

Sunday, 8/9/20

Outer Banks Fishing Report

Surf Fishing Report:

We had a whopping big rain and thunderstorm early this morning. I hope that is over for the day but probably not. Today is the sign up for the annual Alice Kelly Tournament.

Spanish showed at ramp 44, Avon reported Bluefish, Sea Mullet and Pompano. Ramp 49 in Frisco had citation Sea Mullet and Pompano weighed in.
Austin sent word the Mullet was everywhere in Southern shores and the sand fleas were plentiful and it was the only thing the Mullet would bite.

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

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: Slow.
Nags Head: Blues and Mullet.
Jennette’s: Blues and Spot
Outer Banks: Sheepshead, Spanish, Mullet and Bluefish..

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
Nearshore anglers decked Amberjack, Spanish, Ribbon fish and Drum. Sound fishing remains good for catching Trout and Puppy Drum.

Offshore Boats Report:
There were full coolers for everyone. We finally have a day I can say was lots of action. There were Blackfin, Yellowfin, and Wahoo, some Mahi and for bottom fishing Tilefish and Grouper. Also White and Blue Marlin releases.

The winds are NE at 7 and the water temp is 68 degrees. Sunny, light winds, small swells.

Click on picture to enlarge.

Friday, 8/7/20

Outer Banks Fishing Report
Send all questions and pictures to [email protected]

Surf Fishing Report:
There was some excitement at ramp 55 when a 28 lb, 42 inch Cobia was caught. There were also some Drum, Pompano and Croakers reported from the beach. We have Croakers and Sea Mullet on our north beaches. Scott Vinson fished the Jetties on Wednesday. He caught 19 Flounder, all 12 to 14 in and 4 keeper Flounder, Trout, Bluefish, Pigfish, 1 Spanish, Sea Bass, one Drum. The Founder are out of season until Aug 16th. All the fish caught were released.

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

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: Mullet.
Nags Head: Bluefish, Croaker, a small Puppy Drum and Mullet.
Jennette’s: Spot and Bluefish.
Outer Banks: Bluefish on lures, Croaker and Sea Mullet.

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
The nearshore and Inlet boats caught Spanish, Rbbonfish and Dogfish. I also heard one boat ran into a school of Red Drum.

Offshore Boats Report:
It was a tough day with the fleet running from storms all day. Apart from that they had a good Dolphin day catching their limits. They caught some Yellowfin and Tilefish.

The winds are W at 5 and the water temp is 72 degrees. Sunny, light winds, flat and murky.

Click on picture to enlarge.

Saturday, 8/8/20

Outer Banks Fishing Report

Surf Fishing Report:
Rays and Spanish at the point. Sea Mullet scattered. I have Hatteras Island news . Due to erosion the south end of ramp 44’s bypass rd has been temporarily closed. I have pictures.
There is no news from the north beaches. Fishing should surly start picking up from all the beaches today.

Sound Fishing Report:
The Little Bridge on the Nags Head/Manteo causeway reported slow. No news from the bridge yet. I thought since the wind has switched I would get lots of good stuff to write about this morning.

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: Bluefish and Mullet.
Nags Head: Bluefish, Spot and Flounder.
Jennette’s: Bluefish.
Outer Banks: Mullet and Pompano.

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
Nearshore reported Ribbonfish, Amberjack, Albacore, Spanish and small Cobia. Inshure Drum, Trout and Bluefish.

Offshore Boats Report:
A lot of the fleet have been cpmpeting in the White Marlin Open . Those that fished caught Tilefish, some Wahoo and plenty Dolphin. There are Billfish releases as well.

The winds are NE at 2 and the water temp is 71 degrees. Sunny, light winds, small swells.

Click on picture to enlarge.

 

Thursday, 8/6/20

Outer Banks Fishing Report
Send all questions and pictures to [email protected]

Surf Fishing Report:
We have had pretty heavy rain this morning and there will probably be showers off and on most of the day.
Sea Mullet and Croakers were hooked on our beaches yesterday. Croakers were plentiful in Corolla.

Sound Fishing Report:
The Little Bridge on the Nags Head/Manteo causeway reported catching bottom fish, Trout and Drum. Flounder will be in season Aug 16th and the Little Bridge anglers will certainly be glad when that comes about.

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: No contact. They are well known for people leaving the Tele off.
Nags Head: Croakers, Mullet and Spot.
Jennette’s: Sheeps Head and Sea Mullet.
Outer Banks: Sea Mullet and Croakers.

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
Pirates Cove Marina reported the nearshore fleet caught Albacore, Ribbonfish and Spanish. The Inlet Anglers had catches of Trout and Striped Bass.

Offshore Boats Report:
No report.

The winds are N at 1 and the water temp is 63 degrees. Partly sunny, calm winds, flat Ocean.

Click on picture to enlarge.

Wednesday, 8/5/20

Outer Banks Fishing Report

Surf Fishing Report:
We have made it through another hurricane and we got lucky again.
The Outer Banks worked on getting everything back to normal most of yesterday and today it should be. Pier Jockeys are out early this morning and are catching Croakers and Sea Mullet. The Ocean is flat and muddy.
Tomorrow there should be a full report.

The winds are SW at 9 and the water temp is 70 degrees. Sunny, light winds, small swells.

Click on picture to enlarge.

Tuesday, 8/4/20

Outer Banks Fishing Report

Surf Fishing Report:
A couple of boats sailed out of Pirates Cove early yesterday to give it a try before the storm. They loaded up on Ribbonfish.
I slept through whatever part of the storm we had last night. We have a beautiful morning with sun shining and winds at 35. I could have made it without turning the deck chairs over, but its not worth it to take a chance. Been there and done that.
I see that Jennette’s pier is going to open at 11 this morning. I’m pretty sure the others will also open but see no announcements.

The winds are SW at 32 and the water temp is 68 degrees. Mostly Sunny, strong winds, rough Ocean

Click on picture to enlarge.

 

Monday, 8/3/20

Outer Banks Fishing Report

Surf Fishing Report:
It is 8:30 am and I just called the piers. It is getting ready to rain or already raining on them right now. Avalon has caught some Mullet, Nags Head some Spot and Mullet, OBX some Spot.
The boats fishing the Inlet caught some Ribbonfish and Croakers yesterday.
I did not have any pictures this morning so I added one of mine. This is the much missed cat walk at the Oregon Inlet Bridge in the late 60’s. And that is my daughter and my mother fishing looking very serious trying to get it done. I get many questions to answer about the new bridge and about its sight seeing and fishing pier. There is no concrete answer to the question. We do know it’s running late in the making.
In a couple of days the storm will have passed and maybe there will be fish caught. Of course you always hear fish bite better before a storm. We will see.

The winds are SW at 8 and the water temp is 66 degrees. Partly sunny, light winds, small swells.

Click on picture to enlarge.

Sunday, 8/2/20

Outer Banks Fishing Report

Surf Fishing Report:
The Island reported Sea Mullet and Croakers everywhere. We have a few Sea Mullet reported on this side of the bridge.
The only thing I have to say about the storm that’s on the way. They should never name a storm that even the weather reporters cannot pronounce. How bad is that?

Sound Fishing Report:
The Little Bridge on the Nags Head/Manteo causeway reported catching Drum, Black Drum and small bottom fish.

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon:Bluefish.
Nags Head: Bluefish, Spot, Mullet and a Pompano
Jennette’s: No contact.
Outer Banks: Bluefish, Flounder, Speck and Mullet.

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
Nearshore anglers caught Ribbons and Albacore. Trout and Drum fishing is good in the sounds.

Offshore Boats Report:
All I have for offshore this morning is Tilefish, Sea Bass and a couple Blue Marlin

The winds are SW at 17 and the water temp is 68 degrees. Mostly sunny, windy, small swells.

Click on picture to enlarge.

 

Categories

Recent Posts

Archives