Outer Banks Fishing Reports courtesy

TW’s Bait and Tackle

 Brian A. Melott from NCDENR.

Sunday, 6/9/19

Sunday, 6/9/19

In Summary:
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Surf Fishing Report:
Saturday was a cooler day with scattered showers. Some Spanish Bluefish and Mullet were reported on Hatteras Island. Sea Mullet, Pompano, Trout and Bluefish on our beaches.

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

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: Spanish, Blues and Mullet.
Nags Head: Rockfish, big Sea Mullet, Trout, Spanish, small Flounder, Bluefish and Spot.
Jennette’s: No contact.
Outer Banks: Mullet, Blues and Trout.

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
Nearshore reported King Mackerel, Amberjack, Bluefish and Spanish. Inshore Trout, Sheepshead and Bluefish.

Offshore Boats Report:
The charters had a killer day with Yellowfin Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, fantastic Dolphin catches, Wahoo, Tilefish and citation Bigeyes. Sailfish, Blue Marlin and White Marlin releases as well.

The winds are E at 7 and the water temp is 69 degrees. Mostly cloudy, calm winds, surfing Ocean.

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Saturday, 6/8/19

Saturday, 6/8/19

In Summary:
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Surf Fishing Report:
There were reports of Spanish, Bluefish and Croaker scattered with Sea Mullet at ramp 44.
We have Drum reported most everyday at Oregon Inlet. There were 3 out of the slot caught. A few Bluefish and Sea Mullet scattered.

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

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: Spanish, Bluefish, Trout and Sea Mullet.
Nags Head: Spanish, Bluefish, Trout and Mullet.
Jennette’s: Blues, Sheepshead, Triggers, Sea Mullet, Spanish and a throwback Cobia.
Outer Banks: A nice Black Drum, Bluefish, Trout, Mullet, Spot and about 30 no keeper Flounder.

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
Nearshore fishing continues to be good despite constant rain showers and thunderstorms. Blues, Spanish, Red Drum, Trout, Ribbonfish and False Albacore

Offshore Boats Report:
Bigeye was the fish of the day weighing in up to 246 lbs. A few Yellowfin, some Mahi and Blackfin as well.

The winds are NE at 8 and the water temp is 69 degrees. Mostly cloudy, light winds, small surf.

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Friday, 6/7/19

Friday, 6/7/19

In Summary:
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Surf Fishing Report:
Some Sea Mullet and Pompano scattered on Hatteras Island beaches and the ribbon fish in Southern Shores is the only thing I heard on the north beaches. Joe White had another good Drum day on 5th.

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

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: Lots of small Trout, Sea Mullet and Bluefish.
Nags Head: Flounder, Trout and Mullet.
Jennette’s: Bluefish, Sea Mullet, a keeper Trout and a 16 in Sheepshead.
Outer Banks: Sea Mullet and Spot.

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
Nearshore reported Bluefish, Spanish, Ribbonfish and Albacore. Inlet anglers caught Bluefish, Striper and Specks.

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

The winds are W at 9 and the water temp is 57 degrees. Sunny, light winds, small swell.

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Thursday, 6/6/19

Thursday, 6/6/19

In Summary:
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Surf Fishing Report:
Fishing was slow yesterday. The high winds were a big problem. Pompano and Sea Mullet reported in Avon and some Bluefish at ramp 55. No report from the north side of the bridge.

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

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

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
Nearshore anglers are catching their limits of Spanish, plenty Bluefish and some Kings. Inshore open boats are decking Sea Mullet, Flounder, Bluefish and Trout.

Offshore Boats Report:
The blue water fleet had a good showing of Mahi catching their limits. There were Yellowfin, Wahoo and citation Bigeyes.

The winds are SW at 13 and the water temp is 55 degrees. Sunny, breezy, flat and cold Ocean.

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Wednesday, 6/5/19

Wednesday, 6/5/19

In Summary:
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Surf Fishing Report:
A beautiful day on the beaches and the fish are biting. Can’t get any better than that. The Hatteras beaches reported Sea Mullet, nice size pompano and Spanish and Bluefish on lures. Frisco weighed in a Pompano at 3.20#. A few Sea Mullet and Trout north of the Inlet with Drum at ramp 4. Spot and Sea Mullet reported in the surf near the Nags Head Pier this morning.

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

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: Blues and Spanish early morning.
Nags Head: Spot and Sea Mullet. Blues and Spanish at daylight.
Jennette’s: Spanish, Bluefish and Pigfish.
Outer Banks: Sea mullet, Spot, Croaker, Bluefish and small Flounder.

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
Nearhore had a great day catching Spanish, King Mackerel, Amber Jack and Cobia. Inshore Caught Bluefish, Trout, Spanish, and Puffers.

Offshore Boats Report:
It was another exceptional day for the fleet. Citation Wahoo, citation Yellowfin, Bigeye, Mahi, Tilefish and Sea Bass.

The winds are SW at 12 and the water temp is 70 degrees. Sunny, light winds, small swells.

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Tuesday, 6/4/19

Tuesday, 6/4/19

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Surf Fishing Report:
The water was choppy and the wind kicked up mid morning. A few Spanish were caught on artificial lures, Pompano and Sea Mullet on the south beaches and this side of the bridge caught Sea Mullet and Bluefish.

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

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: Bluefish, Spades, Specks and Spanish.
Nags Head: Spanish, Bluefish, Trout and Sea Mullet.
Jennette’s: Pigs, Bluefish, Pompano, Spade, Triggers, Sea Mullet, Trout and Flounder.
Outer Banks: Spanish, Trout and Blues.

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
Water was rough. Boat fishing in the channels caught Sea Mullet, Flounder, Blues and Keeper Flounder. Trout fishing was good in the sound.

Offshore Boats Report:
Fishing was more than fair for the fleet catching Blackfin, Yellowfin plenty Dolphin, citation Bigeyes and limited out with Tilefish.

The winds are NE at 8 and the water temp is 70 degrees. Sunny, light winds, choppy small swells.

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Monday, 6/3/19

Monday, 6/3/19

In Summary:
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Surf Fishing Report:
Weekend anglers on the north and south beaches had clear water all weekend and they caught Sea Mullet, Spanish, Bluefish and Pompano.

Sound Fishing Report:
The Little Bridge on the Nags Head/Manteo causeway reported plenty Trout with a few keepers, Spot and Black Drum.

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: Pompano, Bluefish and Muller.
Nags Head: Pompano, Mullet, Trout, Spanish and Blues.
Jennette’s: Bluefish, Pompano, Mullet and Cobia.
Outer Banks: Spanish, Bluefish and Trout.

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
Trout in the sound and plenty Spanish, Bluefish and Cobia nearshore.

Offshore Boats Report:
There were fish in the coolers for everyone. Offshore came home with Dolphin, Yellowfin, King Mackerel, Grouper and Tilefish, Sea Bass bottom fishing.

The winds are NE at 22 and the water temp is 68 degrees. Sunny, windy, choppy Ocean.

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Sunday, 6/2/19

Sunday, 6/2/19

In Summary:
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Surf Fishing Report:
Bluefish, Spanish, Sea Mullet and Pompano scattered on Hatteras Island. Pompano has finally arrived on the north beaches from Corolla to Nags Head and Bluefish as well.

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

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: Bluefish, good Spanish bite, Spades and Triggers;
Nags Head: Spanish and Blues.
Jennette’s: Spanish and Blues. Caught a Cobia yesterday.
Outer Banks: Spanish and Blues. Water is clear this morning.

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
Inshore anglers are catching Trout, Sea Bass, and Flounder. Nearshore Blues, Spanish, Albacore and Kings.

Offshore Boats Report:
The Bluewater fleet filled their boxes despite the early morning rains. They brought home limits of Tilefish, Sea Bass, Yellowfin, Blackfin, Grouper, Wahoo, citation Bigeyes and Mahi. Also released a Sailfish.

The winds are SW at 12 and the water temp is 73 degrees. Sunny, light winds, flat Ocean.

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Friday, 5/31/19

Friday, 5/31/19

In Summary:
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Surf Fishing Report:
On the north end of Hatteras Island at Avon reported Bluefish and Sea Mullet. Buxton caught the same and added Spanish to the mix. Frisco caught Sea Mullet and Bluefish, Hatteras caught Bluefish. North of the bridge Sea Mullet and Bluefish.

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

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: No contact.
Nags Head: Mullet and Trout.
Jennette’s: Trout.
Outer Banks: Sea Mullet and small Flounder.

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
Nearshore Spanish, Bluefish and Cobia. In shore fishing is fair with Blues Trout, Flounder and Red Drum.

Offshore Boats Report:
The fleet returned to the docks with some very large Bigeyes. Plenty Dolphin were caught and some Yellowfin and Tilefish as well.

The winds are W at 5 and the water temp is 67 degrees. Sunny, calm winds, small swells.

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Wednesday, 5/29/19

Wednesday, 5/29/19

In Summary:
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Surf Fishing Report:
Citation big Pompano and citation Sea Mullet have been the fish to catch all week from the south beaches. There was also a good Spanish bite on metal at ramp 44 and 45 yesterday. North of the inlet small Trout, Spot, Sea Mullet and Bluefish.
A reminder for ever one that Ocean Stripers must be tagged May 1 thru Oct 31.

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

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: Spanish, Bluefish, Trout, Flounder and Mullet.
Nags Head: Bluefish, Mullet, Trout, Flounder, Spanish and a 42 in red Drum.
Jennette’s: Blues, Spanish, Puffers, Flounder and Sea Mullet.
Outer Banks: Sea Mullet, Spot, Trout and Bluefish.

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
Nearshore anglers are catching an abundance of Spanish and Bluefish, some King Mackerel, False Albacore and Cobia. Inshore Cobia, Bluefish, Albacore and Ribbonfish.

Offshore Boats Report:
Despite the wind becoming a problem in the afternoon the fleet manage to catch Yellowfin, and citation Bigeyes weighing in at 109 and 185 pounds.

The winds are W at 12 and the water temp is 67 degrees. Sunny, light winds, small swells.

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