Outer Banks Fishing Reports courtesy

TW’s Bait and Tackle

 Brian A. Melott from NCDENR.

Tuesday, 10/27/20

Outer Banks Fishing Report
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Surf Fishing Report:
Another day began with heavy fog and some rain showers in the forecast.
There were Sea Mullet and Puppy Drum caught at the Point. I have friends fishing the point this week and it has been slow. There was a fair amount of Sea Mullet in Frisco.
Drum fishing is good on the North beaches and Trout fishing was really good in the Kitty Hawk, Southern Shores and Duck area. Anglers have been catching their limits in Kitty Hawk. There was a citation Speck caught from Kitty Hawk surf this morning. Picture tomorrow.

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

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: Trout and Sea Mullet.
Nags Head: Mullet, Trout and Puppy Drum.
Jennette’s: Bluefish, spot, Sheepshead, Puffers and Trout.
Outer Banks: Spot, Mullet, Bluefish and Black Drum.

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
Nearshore anglers caught Gray Trout, Puppy Drum, and Bluefish. Inshore sound fishing Trout and Drum.

Offshore Boats Report:
The offshore fleet made it out yesterday and it was a good day on the water for fleet reporting good catch of Yellowfin, plenty Blackfin, some Mahi and a whopping 72 lb citation Wahoo.

The winds are NW at 3 and the water temp is 68 degrees. Cloudy, no wind, med swells

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Monday, 10/26/20

Outer Banks Fishing Report

Surf Fishing Report:
Ramp 44 was the hot spot with plenty Drum caught. Ramp 27 was another place that reported good Drum fishing. Sunday’s unfavorable conditions is the cause of having little news today. Drum were biting up and down the north beaches with a good Trout bite in Kitty Hawk. I have pictures sent from Chad Baniowski but the pictures have been reduced too small to use. They caught their limits of Trout. For the people arriving on the beach today for a week of fishing. Download this address on youe telephone and you can check your phone for current minimum lengths and creel limits.
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 catching Drum and Trout this morning.

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: Trout, 2 keepers, Puppy Drum, Bluefish, 2 big Drum last night.
Nags Head: Mullet, Puppy Drum and Trout.
Jennette’s: Speckled Trout and Spot.
Outer Banks: Pompano, Drum and Sea Mullet.

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
Sound fishing was good with plenty Drum and Trout.

Offshore Boats Report:
It was a soggy gray day but there were good Yellowfin catchess with some Wahoo.

The winds are NW at 13 and the water temp is 68 degrees. Mostly cloudy, breezy, sloppy swells.

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Sunday, 10/25/20

Outer Banks Fishing Report

Surf Fishing Report:
The surfers are out this morning in good numbers and they got something to work with.
Hatteras Island is slow overall. Good numbers of Puppy Drum was reported at ramp 44. We also have Puppy drum on this sand bar with some Trout thrown in.

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

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: 3 keeper Trout and Mullet.
Nags Head: Trout, Black Drum, Mullet, Spot and Puppy Drum.
Jennette’s: Spot, Mullet and Bluefish.
Outer Banks: Black Drum, Sea mullet, Bluefish and Trout.

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
Conditions kept the open boats in the Inlet catching Sea Mullet. Sound fishing was good reporting Drum and Trout.

Offshore Boats Report:
Only a few boats sailed but they added some good catches of Blackfin, Yellowfin and some Dolphin to the fish boxes and even a wahoo. A Sailfish and a White Marlin were released.

The winds are NE at 17 and the water temp is 70 degrees. Heavy rain expected, breezy, great surfing swells.

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Saturday, 10/24/20

Outer Banks Fishing Report

Surf Fishing Report:
It was another nice day. Both Hatteras Island and the north beaches had Drum. The North beaches also reported some Black Drum and Trout.

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

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: One Red Drum last night, slow this morning.
Nags Head: Mullet, Trout and a couple of Bluefish.
Jennette’s: Trout, Spot, Black Drum and Bluefish.
Outer Banks: Spot, Trout and Puppies.

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
Inshore charters had a good day catching Rockfish, Spanish Mackerel, Sea Mullet and awesome Trout catches.

Offshore Boats Report:
The weather is not coorperating again and the fleet had to sit out another day.

The winds are SW at 2 and the water temp is 69 degrees. Mostly sunny, showers possible, high surf advisory, large swells.

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Friday, 10/23/20

Outer Banks Fishing Report

Surf Fishing Report:
The Point reported Drum, some big ones and Bluefishand Pompano. There were also scattered Pompano on most of the beaches. North of the Inlet there were Puppy Drum caught at the Inlet and Nags Head. Drum bite pretty good on the north end of the north beaches from KDH to Carova. The water temp is still in the 70’s. That is warm for this time of the year.
I’m happy to get good numbers of pictures everyday. Please state the size of your fish. Everyone should have something to measure with but if you don’t a dollar bill is 6 in. That sounds a little off the wall but better than a steep fine you might have to pay.

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

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: Puffers and Puppy Drum.
Nags Head: Mullet, Trout and Black Drum.
Jennette’s: Puppy Drum, Spanish, Spot, and Bluefish and Trout.
Outer Banks: Black Drum, Sea Mullet, Bluefish and Trout.

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
The nearshore anglers decked Bluefish and Spanish. Trout and Drum are biting in the sounds.

Offshore Boats Report:
The winds stuck around for another day and kept most of the fleet tied to the docks but the ones that fished caught Blackfin, Yellowfin, Dolphin and Wahoo.

The winds are NE at 8 and the water temp is 70 degrees. Partly sunny, light winds, rough Ocean

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Thursday, 10/22/20

Outer Banks Fishing Report

Surf Fishing Report:
The Cape reported a few Red Drum and Small Pompano in Frisco but the news from the island has been far and few between recently.
The fishing is good north of the Inlet. There were Puppy Drum reported at ramp 4 and Nags Head. Kitty Hawk and KDH has been a hot spot and there has been lots of news further up at Duck and up. Trout, Black Drum, Sea Mullet, Spot, Bluefish & Puppy Drum to name a few.

Sound Fishing Report:
The Little Bridge on the Nags Head/Manteo causeway reported catching Trout and a good run of Spot at the wildlife pier across from Pirates Cove.

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: Bluefish and Trout.
Nags Head: Bluefish, Trout and Mullet.
Jennette’s: Spanish, Bluefish and Specks.
Outer Banks: Puppy Drum and Trout.

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
The Inlet boats caught Rockfish and Trout. Sound anglers catching plenty Drum.

Offshore Boats Report:
The Offshore fleet had another good day filling their boxes with Yellofin, Blackfin and limiting out with Mahi.

The winds are NE at 4 and the water temp is 70 degrees. Partly sunny, no wind, med swells.

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Wednesday, 10/21/20

Outer Banks Fishing Report

Surf Fishing Report:
Bluefish were reported in Frisco and Hatteras, some Pompano in Frisco and the point.
On the north side of the Inlet there were some Bluefish and Puppy Drum. Drum were on the beaches from Oregon Inlet to Carova. Kitty Hawk had a little of everything reported yesterday. The ocean is Crystal clear again today. I would think there would be some Bluefish and Trout added to the Drum bite.

Sound Fishing Report:
The Little Bridge on the Nags Head/Manteo causeway reported good Trout and Drum fishing the last couple of days.

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: Bluefish and Trout, 2 keepers.
Nags Head: Mullet, Trout, Black Drum, Puppy Drum and Bluefish.
Jennette’s: Puffer, Spot, Black Drum and Bluefish.
Outer Banks: Slow.

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
Inshore anglers decked Striper, Trout and Drum.

Offshore Boats Report:
It was a profitable day with the fleet catching a substantial number of Blackfin and Yellowfin and some Wahoo and a few Dolphin. There were also Billfish releases.

The winds are NE at 3 and the water temp is 78 degrees. Partly sunny, calm winds,
med clean swell.

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Tuesday, 10/20/20

Outer Banks Fishing Report

Surf Fishing Report:
I got the thought after talking to the piers we were not expecting this north wind this morning.
Not much news from the Island this morning . We had some nice Drum scattered on our beaches.

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

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: Bluefish bite, nice size on cut bait and gotchas, Puppy Drum.
Nags Head: Trout, Puppy Drum, keepers, Mullet.
Jennette’s: 4 red Drum, Bluefish, Sea Mullet, Black Drum and Puffers.
Outer Banks: Puppy Drum, Bluefish and Sea Mullet.

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
Nearshore caught Spanish, Bluefish, striper and Trout. Inshore caught Drum and Trout.

Offshore Boats Report:
Only a few boats sailedbut good day for those that dis. Hey caught limits of Yellowfin,Blackfin and Wahoo.

The winds are N at 8 and the water temp is 78 degrees. Heavy fog, big surf.

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Monday, 10/19/20

Outer Banks Fishing Report

Surf Fishing Report:
The weekend was a tough one with high winds, rough surf and cold.
There were a few Drum scatterd on the Island beaches and larger Bluefish reported at ramp 49.
Some Drum, Trout, Bluefish and throwback Flounder caught at ramp 4.
This Message is for Patsy DeBerry. I have sent you several e-mails. Check your junk box if you have not received them.
This message is for everyone. Do not reduce your pictures. And I cannot post a picture of one person holding 2 keeper Drum because one of those Drum is illegal.

Sound Fishing Report:
The Little Bridge on the Nags Head/Manteo causeway reported catching Drum and Trout on the north side. And there have been some Blue Catfish reported at the Little Bridge and the Wildlife pier.

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: Big Red Drum, Sea Mullet and Spot.
Nags Head: Nice size Bluefish.
Jennette’s: Big Red Drum, Puppy Drum, Spot and Bluefish.
Outer Banks: Black Drum and Mullet.

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
A couple of boats fished nearshore and the Inlet and caught Spanish and Bluefish.

Offshore Boats Report:
The fleet stayed in the creek again.

The winds are NE at 13 and the water temp is 66 degrees. Cloudy & patches of fog, breezy, large sloppy swell.

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