Tuesday, 8/14/18

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Surf Fishing Report:
Sea Mullet, Croaker and reported south of the Inlet and north of the Inlet. A lot of Sharks south of the bridge with Pompano caught at Hatteras the last several days. A 3.5 # Spanish was weighed in Buxton. Over all slow. Showers off and on all day down on the Island. I had a light rain early in KDH and the remainder of the day was good. A nice change. Small Sea Mullet are plentiful on our beaches and so are the Sand fleas. Just dig a few, throw them in a bucket, sand and all and enjoy.

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

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: A good run of Spanish as I speak (8:50 am) Bluefish.
Nags Head: Early morning Spanish. 2 keeper Cobia were caught yesterday from the pier.
Jennette’s: Spanish, Bluefish, Triggers and Pigfish.
Outer Banks: Bluefish, Spot and Sea Mullet.

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
Spanish and Bluefish nearshore and Croaker, Flounder and Sea Mullet in the channels.

Offshore Boats Report:
There were significant catches of Dolphin, some Wahoo and a few Yellowfin. Billfish releases as well.

The winds are W at 4 and the water temp is 79 degrees. Mostly sunny, flat surf, crystal clear water, calm winds.

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Monday, 8/13/18

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Surf Fishing Report:
Off and on showers throughout the day on Sunday and this day have started the same. Fishing was slow with some Spanish and Sea Mullet in Avon. Buxton with Sea Mullet and Bluefish. Some Sea Mullet from our beaches caught with Sand fleas. There are Sea Mullet from the surf down from the Avalon Pier this morning.

Sound Fishing Report:
The Little Bridge on the Nags Head/Manteo causeway reported weekend Trout, Spot, Croakers and Stripers.
Robyn and Dave Wheatcraft had good catches of Sheepshead fishing Bonner Bridge this weekend. They were fishing at 8 pm and later and their fish were all 10 in and up.

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: Sea Mullet and Bluefish. Lost a small Cobia early
Nags Head: Slow.
Jennette’s: Bluefish and Pinfish.
Outer Banks: Bluefish and Sea Mullet

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
Weekend fishing was good for inshore and nearshore anglers. There were big Reds, Albacore, Cobia, Moonfish, Bluefish, Kings and Mahi reported.

Offshore Boats Report:
Sunday was the beginning of ladies only Alice Kelly Memorial tournament. There were 108 boats entered. 47 White, 14 Blue Marlin and 16 Sailfish were caught. The charters reported Yellowfin and Dolphin.

The winds are NW at 4 and the water temp is 76 degrees. Mostly cloudy, flat Ocean, calm winds.

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Sunday, 8/12/18

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Surf Fishing Report:
We had some gully washing rains and heavy thunder in KDH doing the night. Back to normal this morning.
Sea Mullet and Pompano were caught from ramp 38 to 49 yesterday with some big Sharks at ramp 38. Frisco and Hatteras reported Blues with Sea Mullet. We had Sea Mullet, small Bluefish and some Spot.

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

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: A couple of Spanish and Bluefish.
Nags Head: Spot and Croaker.
Jennette’s: Spot, Bluefish and Blue Crabs. A 36 in King was caught on Saturday.
Outer Banks: Good amount of Blues, Pompano, Spot and Sea Mullet.

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
Nearshore caught Spanish, King Mackerel, released red and there were Cobia sightings. Inshore had Spanish and Bluefish.

Offshore Boats Report:
The fleet returned to the docks with a good haul of Tilefish, some Wahoo and Yellowfin. There were also Blue and White Marlin releases.

The winds are SW at 7 and the water temp is 72 degrees. Mostly Sunny, calm Ocean and wind.

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Saturday, 8/11/18

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Surf Fishing Report:
Sea Mullet were caught along all the beaches and a few Bluefish in Avon and Pompano at ramp 49. NPS opened a path to the west side of the point and it was reported Spanish and Bluefish were thick hitting on lures. Only a few bottom fish on the north side of the inlet. I received and early morning e-mail with picture of Rob Leitner and a Drum he caught this morning in Nags Head.

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

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: Sea Mullet and Bluefish.
Nags Head: Early morning Bluefish. Lots of Sheepshead around the pilings.
Jennette’s: Sheepshead, Spadefish and Black Drum.
Outer Banks: Sea Mullet, good numbers of Bluefish, some Spot and a Pompano.

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
Nearshore caught Tilefish, Sea Bass and citation Drum.

Offshore Boats Report:
The Billfish numbers increased yesterday making it a good day for the Sports fisherman. There were Wahoo and Gaffer Dolphin caught and plenty of Tilefish. Also a 200 lb Shark release.

The winds are SE at 2 and the water temp is 77 degrees. Sunny, no wind, flat Ocean.

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Friday, 8/10/18

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Surf Fishing Report:
Fishing is slow. Sea Mullet, Bluefish, Pompano and Spot were reported north of Buxton. Some Pompano and Sea Mullet at ramp 43 with some Puppy Drum. Hatteras is catching Spanish. We are definitely having the dog days of summer on the north beaches. There were a few small Bluefish and some Sea Mullet scattered. A beautiful day on the Outer Banks with no wind, crystal clear water and the Ocean is flat and 79 degrees. Great day for the little ones.

Sound Fishing Report:
The Little Bridge on the Nags Head/Manteo causeway reported had a good run of nice size Spot, Trout, one keeper, Croaker and Flounder. Oregon Inlet Bridge anglers are caching Sheepshead and Bluefish.

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: No contact.
Nags Head: A few Blues.
Jennette’s: Pigfish.
Outer Banks: Sea Mullet, Bluefish and Flounder

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
Nearshore boats reported King Mackerel, Albacore and Spanish. The Inlet has Bluefish and inside the Inlet Flounder, Croaker, Sea Mullet and bottom fish.

Offshore Boats Report:
Offshore boats laid a few Dolphin, Wahoo and Yellowfin on the docks when the day was done. There were also Sailfish, White and Blue Marlin releases.

The winds are NW at 4 and the water temp is 79 degrees. Sunny, no wind, flat Ocean.

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Thursday, 8/9/18

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Surf Fishing Report:
Yesterday was a scorching day and more of the same today. Ramp 38 reporting Pompano and Sea Mullet. Buxton had Sea Mullet and some Spanish. Further south was slow going and the same for the beaches north of the inlet. There was a report of a Pompano caught in Nags Head yesterday and that is the first Pompano I have heard on our beaches. The water is so cold I would not have expected that at this time. You never know.

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

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: Slow.
Nags Head: a couple of Blues and a Spot.
Jennette’s: Spot, Black Sea Bass and Croaker.
Outer Banks: Had a good run of 1-2 lb Bluefish yesterday on artificial lures. Lots of Crabs this morning.

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
There were King Mackerel, Albacore caught nearshore and trolling boats decked Spanish, and Bluefish. Inlet boats caught some Sheepshead, Blues, Stripers and Trout. Sound boats caught some decent Trout yesterday.

Offshore Boats Report:
Offshore returned to the docks with Mahi, plenty Tilefish for the bottom fishermen and Blackfin. Also a Sailfish release. Not many boats sailed yesterday.

The winds are SW at 12 and the water temp is 64 degrees. Mostly sunny, flat and glassy surf, breezy.

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Wednesday, 8/8/18

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Surf Fishing Report:
Sea Mullet and Pompano were scattered on the Hatteras Island beaches with some Bluefish added in Avon. Small Spot, Croaker and Sea Mullet on the North beaches. The water temp has dropped again with SW winds every day.

Sound Fishing Report:
The Little Bridge on the Nags Head/Manteo causeway reported slow yesterday with some Sheepshead and Croaker.

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: Slow.
Nags Head: 2 Bluefish and a 16 in Flounder.
Jennette’s: Sea Mullet and Pigfish.
Outer Banks: A couple of Bluefish and Mullet.

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
Nearshore had some heavy action yesterday catching Amberjack, King Mackerel, Moonfish, Spanish and citation Drum as well. Inlet anglers are catching Spanish, Sheepshead and plenty Stripers.

Offshore Boats Report:
The blue water fleet caught an abundance of Mahi, plenty Tilefish and Sea Bass.

The winds are SW at 8 and the water temp is 63 degrees. Sunny, small swells, light winds.

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Tuesday, 8/7/18

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Surf Fishing Report:
The south beaches had Sea Mullet and Pompano with some Blues and many Sharks were caught in Buxton. Hatteras also caught Bluefish, some Spanish and a few Flounder. There were Pigfish, Croaker and Spot on our beaches.

Sound Fishing Report:
The Little Bridge on the Nags Head/Manteo causeway reported a keeper Flounder, Trout, Sheepshead and Spot.

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: Spot, Black Drum, Flounder, Bluefish and Croaker.
Nags Head: Spot and Bluefish.
Jennette’s: Croaker and Black Drum.
Outer Banks: Small Bluefish.

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
Nearshore anglers caught Spanish, King Mackerel and Moonfish. Red Drum fishing continues to be outstanding.

Offshore Boats Report:
There was some heavy billfish action yesterday with 7 Whites and 1 Blue Marlin caught. Fair numbers of Yellowfin and Mahi returned to the docks.

The winds are SW at 8 and the water temp is 69 degrees. Sunny, small swells, light winds.

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Monday, 8/6/18

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Surf Fishing Report:
There were Sea Mullet and Spot along the beaches with some Spanish reported in Avon, Puppy Drum in Buxton and Bluefish in Hatteras. Sea Mullet and small Spot and small Bluefish north of the Inlet. The water temp is moving up and the water has cleared. It’s all looking up this morning.

Sound Fishing Report:
The Little Bridge on the Nags Head/Manteo causeway reported plenty catch and release Stripers, Croaker, nice Spot, Trout and some Flounder over the weekend.
Bluefish and Sheepshead reported from Bonner Bridge.

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: Bluefish.
Nags Head: Triggers and Bluefish. Lots of big Black Drum circling but have not hooked one yet.
Jennette’s: Bluefish and Pigfish.
Outer Banks: Croakers and Pigs.

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
Nearshore anglers decked Spanish and Tilefish. There was a good Red Drum bite this weekend. Plenty Stripers and Sheepshead around the bridges.

Offshore Boats Report:
The offshore fishing is slowly returning to normal with catches of Gaffer and Bailer size Dolphin, Wahoo and plenty Tilefish for the bottom fishermen. There were 4 White and 1 Blue Marlin released.

The winds are SE at 4 and the water temp is 72 degrees. Sunny, calm winds, flat Ocean with small swells, paddle boarders are out this morning.

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Sunday, 8/5/18

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Surf Fishing Report:
Anglers are catching Sea Mullet and Croaker along the beaches with Hatteras and Buxton beaches adding Bluefish. A few Croaker and Spot are being caught on the north beaches. The ocean remains cold and muddy.

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

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: Slow.
Nags Head: Slow.
Jennette’s: No contact.
Outer Banks: Slow.

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
Nearshore anglers caught limits of Tilefish and some Bluefish and Red Drum.

Offshore Boats Report:
Offshore anglers have been filling their boxes with Tilefish all week. Tilefish is great table fare and one of my favorite fish to pick up at the market. Offshore fishing continues to be slow. Some Dolphin and Wahoo were reported

The winds are W at 4 and the water temp is 63 degrees. Mostly sunny, nice swells, light winds.

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