Outer Banks Fishing Reports courtesy

TW’s Bait and Tackle

 Brian A. Melott from NCDENR.

Tuesday, 5/19/20

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Fishing Report
We are to expect rain until Sunday. We just had such a big weekend we might have some redrawels. It was great weekend with lots of fish caught. The perfect way to start a new season.
There was some news from the cape yesterday despite the weather. There were Drum and Bluefish caught. Kevin Prince caught a 46 in monster red Drum.
The weather will lighten as the week goes. We will fish around the rain showers. The Little Bridge is fisherable on both sides from the rocks and the Wildlife pier down the road from there under the Pirates Cove Bridge.
I have great pictures this morning from Sunday.

The winds are NE at 18 and the water temp is 61 degrees. Rain, storms, windy and brisk, rough Ocean

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Wednesday, 5/20/20

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We have this beautiful angry Ocean this morning. It is so awesome to watch.
It is most likely not awesome to the anglers who are here to fish this week.
One inshore boat fished out of Oregon Inlet yesterday. They were well rewarded for fighting the cold and wet. They decked Bluefish, Drum and Speckled Trout.
Don’t forget we have new merchandise coming in TW’s everyday. Stop in and check it out.

The winds are NE at 26 and the water temp is 59 degrees. Showers, storms, windy, rough Ocean.

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Thursday, 5/21/20

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We are expecting more overwash and beach erosion. Next high is 8 pm.
There are no fishing news coming in this morning. This storm should be winding down in a couple of days.
Have a great day and a better tomorrow.

The winds are ENE at 17 and the water temp is 61 degrees. Rain, windy, rough surf

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Friday, 5/22/20

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Fishing Report:
More Thunderstorms today. Rough conditions all around.
There was a couple of Bluefish reported for Thursday and a Drum in the Buxton area.
Got word there was an early morning run of Trout at the Little Bridge today.
Kayak fishermen are catching Trout in the sounds pretty steady doing this bad weather.

The winds are SE at 12 and the water temp is 61 degrees. Showers and thunder storms, breezy, rough surf.

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Monday, 5/11/20

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Fishing Report:
It is a good day to be hanging out on the Outer Banks. A few dog walkers out this morning on the beach this morning.
I’m not having the best of time yet with my new computer set up. That should change when the computer guru comes again tomorrow afternoon.
Offshore fishing was awesome yesterday. The Tuna was so plentiful the boats returned to the docks early. Some Tuna weighed up to 50 lbs. There were also Dolphin caught.
Hatteras Island reported Sea Mullet and Pompano at ramp 49. They weighed in a 3.3# Sea Mullet almost a record but no cigar. There were Blues at the point, some scattered on the beaches.
KDH and Nags Head are catching Sea Mullet.
Trout fishing continues to be good in the sounds.

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

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Tuesday, 5/12/20

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Fishing Report:
We are having another nice day and we are due after last week’s rains. And the fish are biting. I told’cha they would.
The big Red drum are back at the point with a few Spanish showing up with them Also some nice Sea Mullet with one citation weighing in at 1.12#. The north side of Hatteras had Sea Mullet. It was reported there were Bluefish and Pompano further south. I wish we had their warm water but it’s taking it’s time on this side of the bridge. There were Bluefish caught in Nags Head.
The Bluewater fleet caught Tuna  yesterday and Dolphin, some gaffers. Inshore anglers caught Bluefish, Stripers and Trout. Kayak fishermen are slaying the Trout.

A little local news this morning. Duck and Ocracoke have canceled their 4th of July festivities for this year.

The winds are NW at 11 and the water temp is 55 degrees. Sunny, light winds, small uneven swells.

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Wednesday, 5/13/20

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Fishing Report:
There was heavy Drum action again at the point and I’m told a big Drum will crop up somewhere else ever so often. Also Sea Mullet and Bluefish are scattered on the Buxton beaches. Pompano, Sea Mullet, and Sheepshead in the Frisco area. The beaches north of the bridge are catching Bluefish and Trout. Jennettes’s Pier is open and they are catching Bluefish and Mullet this morning. I have much boat news from yesterday. I do know there have been a couple of Cobia caught this week.

The winds are SW at 4 and the water temp is 59 degrees. Sunny, light winds, clean small uneven swells.

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Thursday, 5/14/20

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Fishing Report:
A beautiful day. The temp hit the 70’s down on the island. The Bluefish were plentiful again using metal and some Spanish were caught on metal as well. Mullet and Sea Mullet were scattered on all the beaches. Nice size Pomapno was in Frisco.
There were no Tournaments held this year from the Outer Banks. We have a group of ladies decided to have one of their own Wed in Avon. It could not have turned out better. Thirteen anglers fished the one day tournament catching 87 fish. Congratulations. Leave it to the ladies to make things happen. Linda Hart caught the most with 16, Ginger Knight was the overall winner with 37 points and 15 fish, Terri Andrus largest fish with a 17 in Blue.
The offshore boats filled their boxes up again with limits Tuna, Mahi and also added a 110 lb citation Big-eye.

The winds are SE at 5 and the water temp is 59 degrees. Partly sunny, light winds, clean swells.

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Sunday, 3/ 29/20

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Fishing Report:
I have read so many ways to describe the COVID situation. Let’s be real! The United States is in a mess.
The fish were biting on Hatteras Island. Puppy Drum Sea Mullet, Flounder, Black Drum and Blow toads were reported in the Frisco area. Blow toads at the Point as well.
I have pictures from Tracy taking a walk in KDH yesterday. Would anyone like to identify?

The winds are SW at 10 and the water temp is 52 degrees, pier end U. S. Army corps of Engineers Research Pier in Duck, 63 degrees surface at Jennette’s Pier. Sunny, light winds, small swells. A few surfers are out this morning.

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Monday, 3/30/20

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Fishing Report:
It was a nice warm, sunny day. It was windy but it should not have kept anyone from taking advantage.
Down on Hatteras Island at ramp 43 and 44 there were Blow toads and Sea Mullet.
Kitty Hawk Bay was a good place to catch Trout this weekend. Justin Manners bait of choice was popping corks and he said all the Trout were keepers.
Matt Paulson and a buddy caught their limits of Trout.
TW’s Curtis Gum taking advantage of his free time caught Trout in Kitty Hawk. More picture tomorrow when I get every ones name.
Nate Tanner fishing with a fly rod hooked a Largemouth Bass. I wished I had learned to fly rod fish. Tried it but no go.
Carmine sent a Catfish picture in from the James River. I love a Catfish sandwich.
Richard Barnhouse wrote in about the fish skeleton I posted on the fishing report yesterday. He wondered if it might be Dolphin vertebrae. Bobby Nusbaun said maybe a Spiney bonefish.

The winds are NE at 12 and the water temp is 57 degrees. Water surface at Jennette’s Pier is 66. Mostly sunny, light winds, flat Ocean.

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