Outer Banks Fishing Reports courtesy

TW’s Bait and Tackle

 Brian A. Melott from NCDENR.

Wednessday, 9/25/19

In Summary:
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Surf Fishing Report:
A citation Drum and some Bluefish were caught at the point. Some Sea Mullet, Pompano, Puppy Drum were scattered.
It is beautiful weather on the Outer Banks and people are fishing. I have not gotten any concrete news but I’m sure there are some Sea Mullet, small Drum, Spot, a Trout or 2 and maybe a few Pompano.

Sound Fishing Report:
The Little Bridge on the Nags Head/Manteo causeway reported a couple of Trout and Bluefish.

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: It is so slow this morning the piers will not answer their phones.
Nags Head: A couple of Spot.
Jennette’s: Slow
Outer Banks: A couple of Spot, a couple of Mullet and a couple of Pompano.

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
The Nearshore anglers brought in a variety of fish catching Almaco Jacks, Albacore, Triggers, Spanish and Bluefish. Inshore Plenty Trout, Sheepshead and Drum.

Offshore Boats Report:
It was a good Mahi bite with the fleet catching their limits. And some Wahoo and Blackfin as well.

The winds are NW at 7 and the water temp is 74 degrees. Sunny, calm winds, small surf.

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Thursday, 9/26/19

In Summary:
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Surf Fishing Report:
Plenty Bluefish at the Point the last several days with some Spot and Sea Mullet and Trout along the beaches. Small Sea Mullet, Spot, Trout and Pompano are Up and down our north beaches.

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

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: Spot, Mullet, early Trout, Drum, and Pompetes
Nags Head: Mullet, Spot, 1 Flounder.
Jennette’s: Striped Bass, Sea Mullet and Black Drum.
Outer Banks: Sea mullet, Pompano, good run of Trout early morning, Spot and 19 in Puppy Drum.

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
Plenty Trout inshore with some Bluefish and striped Bass. Nearshore had a good bite of Blackfin Tuna, Spanish and Bluefish.

Offshore Boats Report:
It was a good showing of Yellowfin again and some Blackfin and good numbers of Wahoo. Pirates Cove caught a 388 lb Swordfish and Oregon Inlet caught a 130 lb.

The winds are S 12 and the water temp 72 degrees. Sunny, light winds, small swell.

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Friday, 9/27/19

In Summary:
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Surf Fishing Report:
We are having beautiful weather. You can’t ask for better. Maybe less muggy.
Hatteras Island reported Bluefish, Spot, Trout and Mullet on the beaches. I received an e-mail from James Miller saying we had some 3 lb Bluefish in Coquina. There was also Spot, Mullet and small Pompano. There should be the same today.

Sound Fishing Report:
The Little Bridge on the Nags Head/Manteo causeway reported Trout this morning. I wish I had more for you but that’s all I got.

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

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
Plenty Bluefish and Spanish were laid out on the docks at the end of the day from the trolling boats and Inshore Speckle Trout and Drum action was good.

Offshore Boats Report:
It an awesome Tuna day and the fleet also limited out on Dolphin. White Marlin and Blue Marlin were also released.

The winds are ENE at 18 and the water temp is 72 degrees. Sunny, windy, choppy surf.

Saturday, 9/28/19

In Summary:
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Surf Fishing Report:
Many Bluefish were caught at Ramp 44 and 43. Pompano, Puppy Drum and Flounder were scattered on the beaches.

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

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: Bluefish, Spanish, Pompano and Mullet.
Nags Head: Bluefish, Trout, Spot, Mullet, Pompano, False Albacore and Flounder.
Jennette’s: Spot, Pompano, Spanish and False Albacore.
Outer Banks: Bluefish, Spanish, Puppy Drum, Spot, Pompano and Sea Mullet.

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
Nearshore decked Bluefish, Spanish, Albacore, a keeper drum and some Trout. The Inshore anglers also had Drum, Sheepshead, Trout and Bluefish.

Offshore Boats Report:
The blue water boats caught limits of Mahi, some Big-eyes, lots of Blackfin and many Blue Marlins.

The winds are SW at 6 and the water temp is 75 degrees. Sunny, calm winds, clean swell.

 

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

In Summary:
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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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