Sunday, 8/20/17

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In Summary:

Surf Fishing Report:
Bluefish and Sea Mullet.

The winds are NW at 3 and the water temp is 71 degrees. Flat Ocean, clear water, calm winds, sunny.

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

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: Bluefish.
Nags Head: Blues and Spades.
Jennette’s: Bluefish, Sand Perch and small Cobia.
Outer Banks: Bluefish.

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
Inshore boats trolling caught plenty Bluefish and Spanish. Inshore Trout and Drum bite was awesome.

Offshore Boats Report:
Offshore fleet had big catches of Dolphin and Yellowfin. There were also Sailfish, Blue and White Marlin releases.

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Saturday, 8/19/17

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In Summary:

Surf Fishing Report:
Sea Mullet, Croakers and a nice Drum at ramp 4.
Rob Boyer caught and released several Drum in the Pirates Cove area and sends thanks to TW’s staff for bait selection (Gulp) and Popping Corks. (Picture)
The Rasmussen family also sends high praises to the staff for helping his boys and giving them a little pocket guide to fish in the area. (Picture)

The winds are SW at 9 and the water temp is 68 degrees. Cloudy, flat seas, some wind.

Sound Fishing Report:
The Little Bridge on the Nags Head/Manteo causeway is a busy place with anglers catching Trout, Sheepshead, Croaker and Flounder.

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: Lots of Bluefish.
Nags Head: Bluefish and Crabs.
Jennette’s: Sand Perch and Bluefish.
Outer Banks: Spot, Flounder and Mullet.

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
Inshore anglers limited out on speckle Trout, caught some keeper Flounder and Puppy Drum. Nearshore caught a generous amount of Spanish Macs, some Kings, Triggers and Drum releases as well.

Offshore Boats Report:
The Billfish tournament is over and The Point Runner was 1st place. The blue water fleet had a good day catching Yellowfin, some citations, Blackfin, Dolphin and Tilefish.

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Friday, 8/18/17

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In Summary:

Surf Fishing Report:
Another gorgeous day. Sea Mullet and Bluefish scattered, overall slow.

The winds are S at 11 and the water temp is 72 degrees. Sunny, small swell, flat and clear Ocean, light winds.

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

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: Good Bluefish action early off the end, and a 32 ½ in Cobia, just missed it by 4 in.
Nags Head: Flounder and a Cobia on a gotcha, I have no details on that catch.
Jennette’s: Blues, Sand Perch, Sheepshead, Spot, Spadefish and small Cobia.
Outer Banks: Blues and a small Cobia.

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
Spanish and Bluefish nearshore. Salt Minded charters caught monster Drum late afternoon in good numbers. Flounder Trout and Stripers caught inshore.

Offshore Boats Report:
Today is the last day of the 34th Annual Billfish Tournament. A great day yesterday hooking 140 White Marlin, 12 Blue and 22 Sailfish. The charters had good catches of Yellowfin, some Big-eye and Dolphin.

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Thursday, 8/17/17

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In Summary:

Surf Fishing Report:
Every day is a good day to be on Outer Banks and yesterday and today is exceptional.
Fishing improved with some Bluefish, Sea Mullet, Flounder and small Spot reported along the beaches. Also a keeper Cobia was caught from a paddleboard in the vicinity of Avalon Pier.

The winds are E at 2 and the water temp is 77 degrees. Flat water with small swells, sunny, muggy, light winds.

Sound Fishing Report:
The Little Bridge on the Nags Head/Manteo causeway reported some keeper Trout, small Puppies, decent Croakers 10 to 12 in, and other bottom fish.

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: Blues, Spanish, Spadefish and Bar Jacks.
Nags Head: Pompano, Spot, Croakers and Blues.
Jennette’s: 47 in Cobia with several throwbacks, Spanish, Stripers, Pigfish, Bluefish, Flounder and Spadefish.
Outer Banks: Spanish off the end.

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
Good numbers of Spanish and Bluefish were caught nearshore. Flounder, Sea Mullet and Croaker inshore with plenty Trout and Stripers in the sound.

Offshore Boats Report:
The charters brought in Yellowfin, Blackfin, Wahoo and released Billfish.

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Wednesday, 8/16/17

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In Summary:

Surf Fishing Report:
The surf was unfishable yesterday with the large swells from Gert passing by our shores. Some better today.

The winds are N at 6 and the water temp is 77 degrees. Sunny, calm winds, warm water, water has dinged, rip currents, messy swells.

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

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: Skate.
Nags Head: Small Blues off the end.
Jennette’s: Spadefish and Sand Perch.
Outer Banks: Spot and Bluefish.

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
Nearshore decked Bluefish, Spanish and Kings. Inshore good numbers of Trout, Sea Mullet and Flounder.

Offshore Boats Report:
79 boats fished the 2017 PCBT the Billfish Tournament Yesterday and it was quite a show with 140 billfish caught and released. There were also Tuna and a few Dolphin caught.

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Tuesday, 8/15/17

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In Summary:

Surf Fishing Report:
Some nice size Sea Mullet, small Bluefish and Croaker.
Sand Fleas make fantastic bait for Sea Mullet and they are plentiful right now. Just dig in the surf, put them in bucket sand and all. Sand fleas is also a great bait for Pompano and
the crystal clear water we have today is perfect conditions.

The winds are S at 4 and the water temp is 75 degrees. Sun is shining this morning, muggy, the Ocean is clear, clean Tropical storm Gert swells, surfers are out, light winds. The warm water is great for the kiddies.

Sound Fishing Report:
The Little Bridge on the Nags Head/Manteo causeway reported lots of throwback Trout with some keepers, Croaker and Spot.

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: Spanish, Bluefish, and Pigfish.
Nags Head: Nota
Jennette’s: Bluefish, Bar Jacks, Sand Perch and Croaker.
Outer Banks: Bluefish.

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
Nearshore continues to have good catches of Spanish and Bluefish. Inside the inlet open boats are catching Flounder, Sea Mullet, Croakers and Bluefish. Trout are plentiful in the sound.

Offshore Boats Report:
The offshore boats caught Yellowfin, Dolphin and some Wahoo. There were also Sailfish and White Marlin releases.

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Monday, 8/14/17

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In Summary:

Surf Fishing Report:
We had plenty of rain to start the day Sunday but ended up a really beautiful day. There were Sea Mullet and small Bluefish scattered.

The winds are E at 9 and the water temp is 76 degrees. Small messy Swells, light winds, clear water, showers.

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

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: no contact.
Nags Head: Raining.
Jennette’s: Sand Perch, Bluefish and Spadefish.
Outer Banks: Raining. Small Bluefish.

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
Inshore trolling boats decked plenty Bluefish and Spanish. Inshore boats had an awesome Trout weekend.

Offshore Boats Report:
The Alice Kelly Memorial Billfish Tournament was this weekend with 98 boats fishing. The 1st place winner was Release with Capt Ron Whitaker. There were also Yellowfin, Dolphin and Wahoo caught.

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Sunday, 8/13/17

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In Summary:

Surf Fishing Report:
I have no report from yesterday but I am sure if you fished between the showers there would be fish caught. We have had a tremendous amount of rain this morning

The winds are W at 6 and the water temp is 72 degrees. Calm winds, calm water, the skies are getting lighter.

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

Pier Fishing Report:
We have had rain all morning with thunder and lightning. Fishing has not had a chance to get in gear on the piers yet this morning. It’s a slow start.

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
The nearshore boats are catching Sea Bass, Triggers and Spanish. Inshore anglers catching Trout and sound Stripers.

Offshore Boats Report:
The offshore fleet had a profitable day returning to shore with a load of Yellowfin and Blackfin Tuna. There were Sailfish releases as well.

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Saturday, 8/12/17

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In Summary:

Surf Fishing Report:
The front we are experiencing is going to hang through Tuesday. It surely puts a damper on our summer fishing. There have been some nice Sea Mullet in Kitty Hawk, Croaker and Spot scattered.

The winds are S at 8 and the water temp is 74 degrees. Small swells, light winds, warm water, sun is shining at the present.

Sound Fishing Report:
The anglers fishing the Little Bridge on the Nags Head/Manteo causeway are catching some keeper Trout this morning.

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: Some Bluefish.
Nags Head: Slow.
Jennette’s: Croaker, Sand Perch and Blue Crab.
Outer Banks: Blue Crabs. Had a great day Fri afternoon catching Pompano and nice Sea Mullet.

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
Nearshore anglers decked Triggers, Bluefish, Albacore and Sea Bass. Trout fishing continues to be good inshore.

Offshore Boats Report:
Offshore fishing was fair catching some Yellowfin, Blackfin, Big-eye and limited out on Dolphin.

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Friday, 8/11/17

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In Summary:

Surf Fishing Report:
Sea Mullet, Spot and small Bluefish were scattered.

The winds are E at 5 and the water temp is 74 degrees. Cloudy, clear water, flat Ocean, light winds.

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

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: Bluefish and Pompano
Nags Head: Bluefish.
Jennette’s: Bluefish, Spadefish, Bar Jack and Sand Perch.
Outer Banks: Bluefish and Crabs.

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
Another good day for nearshore anglers decking Spanish, Bluefish, Sea Bass, Tilefish, Albacore, Mahi, Hake and Red Drum releases. Inshore Trout fishing is good with Flounder, Sea Mullet and Stripers.

Offshore Boats Report:
The offshore boats had good catches of Mahi with some boats catching their limits. There were some nice size Big-eyes, Yellowfin, Blackfin caught and there were also Sailfish and White Marlin releases.

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