Outer Banks Fishing Reports courtesy

TW’s Bait and Tackle

 Brian A. Melott from NCDENR.

Saturday, 5/25/19

Saturday, 5/25/19

In Summary:
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Surf Fishing Report:
I did not get a beach report from Hatteras Island today. North beaches are catching Trout, Spot, Bluefish and the Drum bite has been pretty good at Oregon Inlet.

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

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: A zillion 13 in Trout.
Nags Head: Spanish, Bluefish, Flounder and Trout.
Jennette’s: No report.
Outer Banks: Trout, a 15 in one, and nice size Spot.

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
Nearshore trolling boats reported good catches of Spanish and Bluefish and also Cobia with one weighing in at 58 lbs. Inshore Flounder, Sea Mullet, Puffers and Pins.

Offshore Boats Report:
Another good Dolphin day for the fleet and some Tuna. Also a White and Blue Marlin released.

The winds are NE at 15 and the water temp is 55 degrees. Sunny, breezy, flat Ocean.

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Thursday, 5/23/19

Thursday, 5/23/19

In Summary:
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Surf Fishing Report:
Surf fishing was good yesterday with plenty of Sea Mullet, Trout and Bluefish. Hatteras Island had nice Pompano, Bluefish on bait and sting silvers, Sea Mullet and scattered Trout.

Sound Fishing Report:
Trout fishing remains consistent with some keepers on the Little Bridge on the Nags Head/Manteo causeway.

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: Bluefish, Spanish, early morning, Puffers and a 20 ½ Trout.
Nags Head: Sea Mullet, Bluefish, Spanish and Trout.
Jennette’s: Blues and a few Spanish.
Outer Banks: Blues and Sea mullet.

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
Nearshore catching slaying the Spanish and Bluefish. Inshore caught Cobia and Red Drum with some citations. Plenty of Trout inshore. Sheepshead around the bridges.

Offshore Boats Report:
Lots of Dolphin laid out the docks again yesterday with some Tuna. There were citation Big-eye and Sailfish.

The winds are SE at 8 and the water temp is 67 degrees. Sunny, calm winds, small swells.

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Tuesday, 5/21/19

Tuesday, 5/21/19

In Summary:
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Surf Fishing Report:
Hatteras Island caught Pompano Sea Mullet, Bluefish and Spanish. The north beach’s caught Trout, Spot and Sea mullet.

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

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: Sea Mullet, Trout and Flounder.
Nags Head: Sea Mullet.
Jennette’s: Sea Mullet.
Outer Banks: Sea mullet.

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
Nearshore Spanish, Bluefish, False Albacore and Cobia. Inlet boats catching Trout, Sea Mullet and Flounder.

Offshore Boats Report:
The fleet limited our on Mahi, plenty Yellowfin and Rainbow Runners. Also known as Rainbow Yellow Tail and Spanish Jack.

The winds are NE at 15 and the water temp is 55 degrees. Sunny, breezy, flat Ocean.

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Monday, 5/20/19

Monday, 5/20/19

In Summary:
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Surf Fishing Report:
North of the bridge anglers caught Trout, Sea Mullet, nice Flounder and Bluefish.

Sound Fishing Report:
The Little Bridge on the Nags Head/Manteo causeway reported big Spot, Croakers and Trout.

Pier Fishing Report:
Weekend fishing was good. Pier Jockeys caught Blues, Spanish, Sea Mullet and Gray Trout and Specks.

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
Some Cobia were caught. Trolling boats catching Spanish and Bluefish. Trout in the sounds and Sheepshead around the bridges.

Offshore Boats Report:
Good bailers and gaffer Dolphin catches all weekend, some Yellowfin and King Mackerel. A Blue Marlin was released and Tilefish were caught as well.

The winds are SW at 15 and the water temp is 59 degrees. Sunny, breezy, flat Ocean.

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Saturday, 5/18/19

Saturday, 5/18/19

In Summary:
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Surf Fishing Report:
A nice morning on this sandbar. Winds and Ocean calm. Lots of paddle boards out this morning.
Yesterday was quite a windy day. No news from across the bridge.
Some Blues and Trout on the North beaches.

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

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: Trout, Mullet and Bluefish.
Nags Head: No contact.
Jennette’s: Gray Trout, Spanish, Atlantic Mackerel and Blues. Water has muddied up again.
Outer Banks: Trout up front Bluefish on the end.

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
Nearshore catching Bluefish and Spanish. Inshore Trout are plentiful.

Offshore Boats Report:
A stellar day for the fleet. A 510 Blue Marlin caught and another on released. Blackfin, Mahi and Yellowfin also brought to the docks.

The winds are W at 7 and the water temp is 62 degrees. Mostly sunny, calm winds, flat ocean.

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Friday,5/17/19

Friday,5/17/19

In Summary:
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Surf Fishing Report:
We had one of those rare days where the Bluefish were running the Sea Mullet up on the beach. All you need to do was pick them up and dinner was in the making. Ramp 45 was catching Spanish and Citations Drum as well. Ramp 44 had ea Mullet and Frisco caught Pompano.

Sound Fishing Report:
The Little Bridge on the Nags Head/Manteo causeway reported one person caught over a 110 Trout with few keepers.

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: Avalon has been catching Blues, Spanish, Mullet and Speckle the last couple of days.
Nags Head: Spanish, Trout, Blues and Flounder.
Jennette’s: Bluefish, Burrfish and first Trigger of the season.
Outer Banks: Bluefish and Spanish.

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
Plenty Trout inshore and Spanish and bluefish nearshore.

Offshore Boats Report:
Offshore had an amazing catch of Mahi and some Yellowfin.

The winds are SW at 8 and the water temp is 63 degrees. Mostly sunny, light winds, nice clean swells.

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Wednesday, 5/15/19

Wednesday, 5/15/19

In Summary:
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Surf Fishing Report:
Bluefish and Spanish were hitting on lures in Buxton. Large Sea Mullet, Bluefish and Pompano were scattered on the all the beaches.
North beach’s caught some Trout, Sea Mullet and Donald Allen caught that whopping big Black Drum.

Sound Fishing Report:
The Little Bridge on the Nags Head/Manteo causeway reported more Trout this morning at day break with some keepers.

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: Bluefish, Spanish, Black Drum, Sea Mullet and a 21 inch Trout.
Nags Head: Bluefish.
Jennette’s: Bluefish.
Outer Banks: Bluefish.

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
Inshore open boats fishing the sound catching Trout. Nearshore Spanish and Bluefish.

Offshore Boats Report:
Only few boats fished due to conditions. Yellowfin, Dolphin and Tilefish bottom fishing.

The winds are NW at 12 and the water temp is 63 degrees. Mostly sunny, breezy, weak wind swell.

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Tuesday, 5/14/19

Tuesday, 5/14/19

In Summary:
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Surf Fishing Report:
Fishing was overall slow with the storms. There were some nice Sea Mullet south of us reported. North of the Inlet, Bluefish, Trout and Sea Mullet.

Sound Fishing Report:
The Little Bridge on the Nags Head/Manteo causeway reported Trout fishing good again today. One person caught their limits using artificial lures so I would say exceptionally well.

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: Trout, Bluefish and Spanish.
Nags Head: Bluefish, Trout, Mullet and Spanish.
Jennette’s: Bluefish, Spanish, nice size Sea Mullet.
Outer Banks: Bluefish on end of the pier with artificial lures.

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
Inshore had fantastic catches of Trout and Cobia.

Offshore Boats Report:
The weather was not great but the fleet limited out on Dolphin. Plenty gaffers.

The winds are E at 5 and the water temp is 64 degrees. Partly cloudy, showers, calm winds, choppy swells.

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Monday, 5/13/19

Monday, 5/13/19

In Summary:
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Surf Fishing Report:
Sunday was not great. The water is clearing slowly this morning so look for Bluefish and some Trout bites and Sea Mullet. You can bet on a pretty good Sea Mullet bite. The piers are catching some big ones with already some citations.
I’m still getting letters about the fishing report being sporadic. So for all of you that is missing the reports that has addressed that issue I am having health issues. The fishing will most likely be late every day and sometimes not at all on certain days. All pictures will be shown at some time. And I might add it will be a quick report and to the point.

Sound Fishing Report:
The Little Bridge on the Nags Head/Manteo causeway reported lots of Trout and there have already keepers early this morning.

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: Trout, Mullet, and a couple of Spanish. The first I have heard this far north.
Nags Head: Flounder, Trout, Mullet and Bluefish.
Jennette’s: Sea Mullet and keeper Trout.
Outer Banks: Mullet, Trout and Spot.

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
No report.

Offshore Boats Report:
Good catches of Mahi and some Tuna were caught yesterday. Rough ride for the fleet.

The winds are N at 4 and the water temp is 63 degrees. Mostly cloudy, light winds, messy swells.

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Sunday, 5/12/19

Sunday, 5/12/19

In Summary:
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Surf Fishing Report:
A good variety of fish are caught on all the beaches with nice size Sea Mullet, Bluefish, Trout, small Flounder and Drum.
The fishing report will remain sporadic but I will continue getting the pictures in even if they are late. It’s a little hard staying on schedule not knowing when with the physical therapy people and other help are going to show. And again I thank everyone for your kind words and support. I must have the best readers of all.

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

Pier Fishing Report:
Piers are catching Sea Mullet and Trout this morning

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
Nearshoire fishing is outstanding with Tilefish, Cobia, Spanish and Bluefish. Inshore nice Specks and Cobia.

Offshore Boats Report:
Lots of meatfish caught yesterday and some whopping Big-eyes. Plenty Dolphin, Blackfin and Yellowfin.

The winds are SW at 9 and the water temp is 53 degrees. Mostly Rain, breezy, small swells.

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