Wednesday, 6/28/17

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In Summary:

Surf Fishing Report:
A few Bluefish and Spanish reported from the beaches with some Sea Mullet.

The winds are NE at 19 and the water temp is 73 degrees. Flat Ocean with ripples, clear water, windy and sunny.

Sound Fishing Report:
The Little Bridge on the Nags Head/Manteo causeway reported good Trout action yesterday but only a few today.

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: A few Bluefish and a couple of Spades.
Nags Head: Slow. All piers reported lots of crabs taking the pier jockeys bait.
Jennette’s: Bluefish, Sea Mullet, small Flounder and Spot
Outer Banks: Slow.

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
Nearshore anglers are catching good numbers of Spanish and Bluefish. Inshore Puppy Drum, Trout and Sea Mullet.

Offshore Boats Report:
The Yellowfin bite is good for the offshore fleet and there are a few Dolphin.

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Tuesday, 6/27/17

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In Summary:

Surf Fishing Report:
With the water so clear and a beautiful blue/green I thought I would have some Bluefish and Spanish to report from yesterday and I have. There were Bluefish and Sea Mullet scattered among the beaches and Will Kimble caught 2 nice Spanish in Duck.

The winds are W at 5 and the water temp is 71 degrees. A beautiful day on this sand bar, light winds, nice temperature, calm clear water.

Sound Fishing Report:
The anglers fishing the Little Bridge on the Nags Head/Manteo causeway are catching Stripers, Trout, Black Drum, Spot and Croakers.

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: 3 Cobia, Bluefish, Sea Mullet, Spanish and Triggers.
Nags Head: Triggers and Bluefish.
Jennette’s: Blues, Spanish and small Flounder.
Outer Banks: Bluefish, Mullet and Croaker.

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
A good day for nearshore anglers catching limits of Spanish, plenty of Bluefish, some Drum, Sea Bass, Amberjacks and shark. Inshore also having good reel action catching Specks, Flounder, Drum and Sea Mullet.

Offshore Boats Report:
The fleet is having an exceptional Yellowfin season. Some big Bigeyes, the biggest weighing in at 144 lbs, Dolphin and a 44 lb citation Wahoo as well.

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Monday, 6/26/17

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In Summary:

Surf Fishing Report:
Surf fishing continues to be slow but with the water clearing, water temp rising, fishing should improve.

The winds are NW at 9 and the water temp is 71 degrees. Sunny, cooler, calm Ocean.

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

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: Sea Mullet.
Nags Head: Triggers, Spades and Bluefish.
Jennette’s: Croaker.
Outer Banks: Mullet, Croaker and small Bluefish.

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
Inshore open boats caught Black Drum, Speckle Trout and Flounder. Nearshore boats reported Spanish and Cobia outside the inlet.

Offshore Boats Report:
The fleet limited out with Yellowfin, caught some citation Bigeye weighing up to 159 lbs. A few Wahoo and Dolphin were caught as well. There was also a Blue Marlin release.

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Sunday, 6/25/17

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In Summary:

Surf Fishing Report:
Fishing has been slow to nothing. A few small Sea Mullet and Skates.

The winds are W at 9 and the water temp is 59 degrees. Cloudy, calm wind and flat water.

Sound Fishing Report:
The Little Bridge on the Nags Head/Manteo causeway reported small Trout, lots of little Stripers and occasional Drum.

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: Pumping sand in front of Avalon Pier.
Nags Head: Slow.
Jennette’s: Slow.
Outer Banks: Slow.

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
No report

Offshore Boats Report:
The wind made for rough conditions. The fleet stayed in.

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Saturday, 6/24/17

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In Summary:

Surf Fishing Report:
There were a few Croaker scattered on the beaches yesterday. I was told there are not even any sand fleas to be had on the beach. That will give you an idea how slow the fishing is right now.

The winds are SW at 25 gusting over 30 and the water temp is 62 degrees. Partly cloudy, high winds, high water.

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

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: small Croaker.
Nags Head: Croaker and Bluefish.
Jennette’s: small Croaker.
Outer Banks: Skate and Shark.

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
Nearshore boaters enjoyed catching an abundance of Spanish and good numbers of Bluefish. Inshore anglers decked Trout, Flounder and Stripers.

Offshore Boats Report:
The Fleet caught plenty Yellowfin and good numbers of Dolphin, some gaffers. Also 3 Bigeye Tuna.

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Friday, 6/23/17

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In Summary:

Surf Fishing Report:
Thursday was an extremely muggy hot day. The weekend doesn’t look to bad with some showers tomorrow and we may have a wind switch on Sunday. I am so ready.
A few Bluefish were caught yesterday in the afternoon. Fishing is slow.

The winds are SW at 12 and the water temp is 62 degrees. Cloudy, humid, small swells.

Sound Fishing Report:
The Little Bridge on the Nags Head/Manteo causeway reported small Trout, Flounder and Stripers.

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: A few Sea Mullet.
Nags Head: Bluefish.
Jennette’s: Bluefish, small Flounder and Croaker.
Outer Banks: Nothing coming over the rail.

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
A good day for nearshore with Tilefish, Amberjack, Spanish and some Dolphin were in close. A slow day for inshore catching a few Sea Mullet and Croakers.

Offshore Boats Report:
Awesome catches of Yellowfin and some Mahi. There was a Billfish grand slam which consists of a Blue Marlin, White Marlin and a Sailfish.

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Thursday, 6/22/17

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In Summary:

Surf Fishing Report:
A few Sea Mullet, Trout along the beaches with Drum reported in S. Nags Head.
The surf fishing report for the summer will only include the north beaches from ramp 4 just north of the bridge to Carova. If something out of the ordinary happens on Hatteras Island I will let you know.

The winds are W at 12 and the water temp is 61 degrees. Mostly cloudy, light winds, the ocean is flat, murky water.

Sound Fishing Report:
The Little Bridge on the Nags Head/Manteo causeway reported lots of small Trout this morning, small Drum and Flounder.

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: Mullet.
Nags Head: Trout.
Jennette’s: Keeper Sea Mullet, small Bluefish, Flounder and Croaker.
Outer Banks: Skates and Crabs.

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
The trolling boats had good catches of Spanish. Inshore anglers caught some Sea Mullet, Croakers and Flounder.

Offshore Boats Report:
The offshore fleet brought good numbers of Yellowfin back to the docks and some Dolphin.

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Wednesday, 6/21/17

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In Summary:

Surf Fishing Report:
We are having some wretched weather. It rained off and on all day Tuesday and then it set in for the night. It is pretty much the same today. Despite the showers the beach strollers are out this morning and anglers are on the beach surf fishing. The Fritz Boyden Memorial Youth fishing Tournament is happening on all the piers as I speak and they are catching. Yesterday there were some Puppy Drum reported in Nags Head surf and Sea Mullet scattered.

The winds are SW at 14 and the water temp is 62 degrees. Rain showers, murky Ocean, small swells, windy.

Sound Fishing Report:
The Little Bridge on the Nags Head/Manteo causeway reported some Flounder, Trout and good amount of Spot.

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: Spot and Puppy Drum. There are 59 kids fishing the Avalon Pier this morning.
Nags Head: No report.
Jennette’s: Spade fish, Speckle Trout, Spot, Sea Mullet, and Flounder.
Outer Banks: Puppy Drum and Croakers.

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
Inshore reported a few sound Trout and Stripers.

Offshore Boats Report:
The bluewater fleet returned to the docks with an abundance of Yellowfin, a few Dolphin, some Wahoo and Bigeye.

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Tuesday, 6/20/17

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In Summary:

Surf Fishing Report:
Not much to tell this morning. Ramp 38 had some Sea Mullet. Some Sea Mullet scattered on the north beaches.

The winds are SW at 9 and the water temp is 62 degrees. Thunder storms, light winds, small swell, muddy Ocean.

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

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: Slow. Raining at this end of the beach this morning.
Nags Head: Slow.
Jennette’s: Sand Perch, Sea Mullet, Croaker and Pinfish.
Outer Banks: Croaker, Mullet, several Spot and a keeper Puppy.

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
Nearshore boats caught Bluefish and Spanish. Inshore decked Flounder, Trout, Bluefish, Sea Mullet, and plenty Drum catches.

Offshore Boats Report:
The fish of the day were Yellowfin again with some trophy citations caught. Multiple boats also released Billfish.

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Monday, 6/19/17

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In Summary:

Surf Fishing Report:
The SW wind is keeping the fishing news at a minimum. A few Sea Mullet and Puppy Drum were reported in Buxton and a few Puppy Drum in S. Nags Head. More of the same today, same conditions.

The winds are SW at 14 and the water temp is 63 degrees. Hot and humid, small swell, murky water, windy.

Sound Fishing Report:
The anglers fishing the Little Bridge on the Nags Head/Manteo causeway caught Trout all weekend but very few keepers. A few Stripers, Spot, Croaker and Puppy Drum were reported but not in great numbers.

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: 1 keeper Flounder, Trout, Drum and Sea Mullet.
Nags Head: Few Blues.
Jennette’s: Burr fish and Croaker.
Outer Banks: Croaker, Spot and Puffer.

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
Inshore boats had catches of Trout, Stripers, and Puppy Drum.

Offshore Boats Report:
Another good day of Yellowfin catches and a few Dolphin added to the mix.

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