21 out of 27 boats went offshore today. The fleet brought in limits of dolphin, an increase in the yellowfin tuna catches, great wahoo fishing, and citations releases on the white and blue marlins, and sailfish. Nearshore halfdays seen great blues and spanish mackeral,morning and afternoon trips. Nearshore alldays caught limits of tile fish and sea bass. Center Console boats did great on the speckal trout and one boat had 4 cobias. Our headboat MISS OREGON INLET had flounders, pigfish,puffers, seabass for the mornning trip, Afternoon had good croaker fishing. What a great fishing day for all our charters.
Citations achieved today included four white marlin, three bluemarlin, one sailfish, one 78 pound wahoo, an 11 pound tilefish and a twelve pound tilefish.There was also a 70 pound yellowfin tuna caught. In addition to the bill fish releases there were tunas both yellowfins and blackfins caught and some dolphin. A total of 21 billfish were caught and released. Inshore boats caught bluefish and spanish mackerel. One wreck fishing trip caught sea bass and triggerfish. Open boats had very good speckled trout fishing and some puppy drum. An allday trip caught a cobia,bluefish, spanish mackerel and sheeps heads Miss Oregon Inlet caught sea mullet, blowfish, sea robins and croakers. The wahoo picturd at the beginning of this report was caught by Ron Housley in the green shirt. From what I heard from the Captain this fish was active all the way even while being brought aboard. Mr. Hously and the other members of his family Joe, Lie, Matty, Rob and Mark have something to remember.
Our Offshore Fleet came back with flags flying! It was a great day for Billfishing, with lots of catch and release White Marlin, Blue Marlin and Sailfish. Our Offshore fleet also came in with a good catch of Yellowfin tuna, also a Scattered Dolphin, and Wahoo bite. Our Nearshore Fleet got good catch of Bluefish, as well as Tile fish and Sea Bass. Our Inshore fleet came back with King Mackerel and Cobia. Our Headboat The Miss Oregon Inlet had great fishing both morning and afternoon trips, comming back to the docks with Flounders, Croakers, Grey Trout and Sea Mullet.
Offshore action consisted of Yellowfin tuna, scattered dolphin and wahoo. There were citations for sailfish by David Surguladze from Chatham NY., Robert Zink from Fredricksburg Va., and Corey Thompson from Seymor Wi.. Alexander Duquette from Staunton, Va., Stephen Augustus Perdum from Stilwell Ks., and Mike Kopecky all got citations for white marlin. Blue marlin citations were achieved by Kathy Drumm from Mt. Holly NC, Austin Winegar from Ashburn Va. and David Nichols from Chantilly,Va. All billfish were caught and released. Inshore boats caught lots of bluefish trolling. Tailor bluefish,sea bass and trigger fish were caught in the afternoon. There were speckled trout caught by one open boat, flounders and triggerfish by another open boat. Miss Oregon Inlet caught croakers, puffers and sea mullet.
Off shore boats are catching plenty of yellowfin tuna and wahoos, one which weighed 81 lbs. There were a blue marlins and many sail fish releases. The near shore boats caught and array of blue fish. The near shore boats brought in speckled trout. Miss Oregon-Inlet caught a fair amount of croaker.
Offshore boats are catching yellowfin tuna. Not typical midsummer offshore fishing. The tuna are above average in size. There are not as many dolphin as would normally be expected at this time of the year. There are big gaffers among the ones that are being caught. There were four blue marlin caught and released. Two citations were sent for two of the blue marlin and two for white marlin. Ian Watson from Akron, Ohio caught and released a long bill spearfish. The captain is sending me a picture. I will add the picture to this report. Spearfish are not often caught in this area. The spearfish as is typical impressed everyone with it's vivid blue display. Inshore boats caught amberjacks, tailor bluefish and spanish mackerel. A bottom fishing trip caught croakers and sea bass. Miss Oregon Inlet caught an interesting variety of fish, croakers, flounders, sea mullet, grey trout, seabass and puffers.
Offshore reported yellowfin tuna and few blue and white marlin releases. Scott Zyglocke caught a 223lb bigeye tuna and Nicole Kelm had a 125lb bigeye tuna. Nearshore had good catches of blues triggers and sea bass. Inshore had a 45lb cobia. Head boat had croakers,sea mullet, grey trout,flounder and sea robins.
Offshore action resulted in a variety of catches. A lot depended on the objective. Billfish trips caught and released blue marlin, white marlin and sailfish. Some tuna trips caught yellowfins, others blackfins and some returned with both yellowfins and blackfins. Along with tuna were some dolphin and wahoos. Inshore boats caught tailor bluefish and spanish mackerel. In the afternoon one boat caught grey trout, croakers and bluefish. two open boats fished. A morning trip had good speckled trout fishing the other on an all day trip has not checked in yet. Miss Oregon Inlet caught lots of croakers and blowfish in the morning, In the afternoon they caught croakers, blowfish, pigfish, sea robins and and tailor bluefish.
Today was an exciting day of fishing here at Oregon Inlet Fishing Center. One of our boats came in with a grand slam and a meat slam! All the boats had good catch and release white marlin, blue marlin and sailfish, as well as wahoo, yellowfin tuna, dolphin and gaffer dolphin and a limit of tile.
Our Offshore boats that were fishing a tourament came back in flying thier Billfish flags, along with some Yellowfin Tuna. Our Nearshore boats came back with great catches of Bluefish, and a few nice sized Red Drum. Our Inshore boats came back with nice sized Cobia.
Squally weather kept most of the boats from fishing. Three inshore boats caught from 25 to 27 tailor bluefish. An openboat caught and released blacktip sharks. One of the sharks was estimated to have been 80 inches in length and qualified for a citation. Another open boat had very good speckled trout fishing in the morning. The Langly family were all outfitted in fluorescent yellow tshirts. Six members fished on one of the boats that caught 27 bluefish. The picture showed fluorescence emitted from the tshirts into neihboring atmosphere. I have never seen this before. I have worked with fluoresence and know that it has been used to produce powerful lasers. From reports here and upsound it looks good for fishing in general speckled trout, flounders and latter on striped bass.