We couldn't have hoped for a better day of fishing than we had today. We had twenty two offshore boats out and they came in with limits of yellowfin tuna, great dolphin catches and also some wahoo, one was a 48 lb. citation. Our nearshore boats had massive catches of bluefish and also spanish mackerel and released black sea bass. Inshore boats had excellent speckled trout and cobia.
Another outstanding day fishing at the Gulf Stream. Lots of good size yellowfin tunas. At the weigh in the tunas averaged over 40 pounds a peice. There were also some very nice dolphin catches. Most of the dolphin were in the gaffer size category. Inshore boats had very good catches of spanish mackerel and tailor bluefish. Good catches of bluefish and speckled trout were made by open boats in the sound. There are bluefish running around three pounds found at particular locations in the sound otherwise thewy run around a pound and a half. Richard Wong from Kensington, Md. got a citation for the 54 pound cobia he caught. Michael McCluskey got a citaion for his cobia that weighed 70 pounds. This is an impressive fish it was 56 inches in length and 31 inches in girth. The fishing right now is hard to beat at any time anywhere.
NEAR SHORE charters report wild BLUES like crazy. CITATIONS GALORE...William Tanner of Castleton, Va. caught a 70 POUND COBIA...Lester Tanner reeled in a 85 POUND COBIA...15 year old, Joseph Wolodkevich of West Coxsackie, NY released a huge BLUE MARLIN...Beautiful SAILFISH was released by Jason Rhodes of Virginia Beach, Va...also, some good catches of gaffer DOLPHIN and YELLOWFIN TUNA. The MISS OREGON INLET reports good action on FLOUNDER!!! Starting Monday the Party Boat will offer 2 trips...7:00 > 11:30 and Noon > 4:30. Tickets may be purchased 2 days in advance. For those fishermen who want to share in the cost of our NEAR SHORE or OFF SHORE charters...Make Up charters are offered 7 days in advance IN PERSON or ON-LINE...www.oregon-inlet.com. CALL TODAY to book your private charter...800-272-5199
Outstanding offshore fishing.Lots of good size yellowfin tunas and gaffer size dolphins. Several boats caught wahoos, one weighed in at 48 pounds. An impressive big eye tuna was landed it weighed 125 pounds. Inshore made a variety of species their targets. Some caught abd released sharks, blacktips, spinners and atlantic sharp nose. The sharks were medium size and active. Spanish mackerel ans tailor bluefish were caught in the ocean along the beach. A lot of speckled trout and bluefish were caught in the sound. The speckled trout tended to be a couple inches under the size limit but there were some keepers and good action. The blue fish were from one pound to about a pound and a half. Miss Oregon Inlet caught flounders. Billy Hoenig from Virginia Beach got a citaion for his 48 pound wahoo.Scott Butters from Willow Springs, NC got a citation for his 125 pound big eye tuna.
Despite some nasty weather today, we did have some great catches of fish. Our offshore fleet came in with good catches of yellowfin tuna and dolphin, plus a wahoo. our neashore boats caught spanish mackerel, bonita and bluefish and the inshore fleet arrived back with sharks, also sharks caught on a fly and a citation cobia. Sorry, no photos from today as it was raining and just too nasty for cameras.
GOOD SHOW, CAPTAINS AND THEIR MATES!!! Nearshore reports really NICE class of SPANISH MACKERAL and a few taylored BLUES. GULF STREAM boats arriving in early again today with their boxes full of YELLOWFIN TUNA and GAFFER MAHI MAHI for the dinner table. TODAY...a WHOPPING 88 lb. Big Eye Tuna caught & two SAILFISH released. The public is encouraged to visit The Oregon Inlet Fishing Center to view the daily catch...vessels usually return to port between 4- 5:oo pm. Make YOUR RESERVATIONS in ADVANCE...in person, on-Line, or over the phone...800-272-5199
FAT TUESDAY...Boat loads of FAT YELLOWFIN TUNA and GAFFER DOLPHIN...just in case you don't know, "GAFFER" means dolphin so big that the mate has to use a gaff to pull them into the boat. Kent Hathaway from right here in Kitty Hawk caught an 80 lb. CITATION WAHOO. Ryan Baker from Newport News,Va. released a BLUE MARLIN. IN SHORE reports "GOOD SPECKLED TROUT". Fast approaching "In season"...our booking desk is very busy...best chance to book your favorite fishing vessel, book on-line or call NOW...800- 272-5199. Reservations for the Party Boat, the MISS OREGON INLET, may be purchased 2 days in advance. "Make Up" Charters for Off Shore and Near Shore may be made up to 7 days in advance ON LINE or IN PERSON.
All the offshore boats had good catches of big gaffer dolphin and good size yellowfin tuna. Everyone enjoyed the fishing and brought home a special treat for the table. Inshore boats are starting to catch spanish mackeral and there are lots of active tailor bluefish. Open boats fishing in the sound are also catching tailor bluefish and speckled trout. The speckled trout are on the verge of getting rolling, only a couple degrees increase in water temperature and they will be at their best.
Our Offshore fleet reported excellent Yellowfin Tuna catches, good Dolphin catches.Two citiation sized Big Eye Tunas, one weighing in at 103 pounds caught by James Bowie of Jamestown,NC, the second Big Eye Tuna Weighing in at 128 pounds was caught by Christopher Shields of Suffolk,VA. Our Nearshore boats reported great bluefish catches in the morning. One Nearshore went all day wreck fishing reported limit of Tile Fish, Sharks, and Albecore. Our Inshore boats reported good Speckled Trout fishing. Our headboat the Miss Oregon Inlet reported some catch and release flounders.
Our Offshore boats had great catches of Yellowfin tuna as well as some scattered Dolphin catches. Our Inshore boats reported good catches of Speckled Trout, as well as some catch and release flounder action. Our headboat the Miss Oregon Inlet reported flounder releases and a skate.
Leaving the dock at 5:30am with beautiful weather forcasted for the day...unexpected heavy rain and choppy seas forced the offshore fleet back to port early...still delivering BOUNTIFUL catches of DOLPHIN and some YELLOWFIN TUNA. Come on down...visit us in the Ship's Store for all the latest in our 2012 T-shirts, tackle, camping supplies and the best hot dogs on the planet! Be sure to come to the booking desk...let us make your fishing dreams come true.