Oregon Inlet Fishing Center would like to Congratulate winners of the 2012 Pirates Cove Billfish Tournament. 1st Place "BI-OP-SEA", 2nd place "SEABREEZE", 3rd place "TROPHY HUNTER".
Our Gulf Stream boats targeted billfish today. Great releases on the sailfish, white and blue marlins. One boat had a grand slam and a nice wahoo. We even had a group fly fishing for the billfish, releasing 4 white marlins.A scattered dolphin and yellowfin tuna. We like to mention a few of our citations filled out today... Christina Simecek from Ohio released a white marlin, Jayme Scheffer from Pennsylvania released a blue marlin. Congratulations to all our citations. Nearshore had great catches of blues, spanish mackeral, and albacore. Inshore reported ocean drum, 41 pound cobia, and blues and spanish as well. Our headboat fishing in the sound had good croakers.
Today our offshore boats had scattered catches of yellowfin tuna, wahoo and dolphin, however the main target today was billfish. We had a huge number of folks coming off the boats to fill out citations for their catch and release blue marlin, white marlin and sailfish. One of the boats had both a grand slam and a meat slam!
Our Offshore fleet came back in with nice catches of Dolphin, along with fair catches of Yellowfin Tuna and Blackfin Tuna. The Billfish catch was fairly slow this afternoon with a total of 9 Billfish being caught. Our Nearshore fleet came back with Great catches of Bluefish and Spanish Mackerel. Our Inshore fleet came back with good catches of Speckled Trout, with a scattered Cobia catch.
A number of offshore boats are engaged in a white marlin tournament. The billfish season is going strong and may not have peaked yet. Lots of sailfish, white marlin and some blue marlin are being caught and released every day.Offshore boats not in the tournament caught both yellowfin tuna and blackfin tuna, dolphin and scattered wahoo. Citations were applied for for 5 white marlin,2 sailfish by the same person, a 14 pound tilefish, a 43 pound cobia, and a 5 pound 8 ounce black sea bass. Inshore boats caught tailor bluefish and spanish mackerel. A wreck fishng trip had a good catch of tilefish and black sea bass. Open boats caught cobia, flounders and triggerfish. Miss Oregon Inlet had good fishing on a variety of fish. Notably croakers, flounders, puffers and sea bass.
Our offshore boats returned today with catches of yellowfin tuna, blackfin tuna, dolphin and citation wahoo. There were also citations filled out for sailfish, white and blue marlin releases. Nearshore charters came in with bluefish, spanish mackerel, bullets, trigger fish and albacore. Inshore boats landed speckled trout and flounder, one of which was 20 inches. Our headboat, Miss Oregon Inlet, had catches of flounder, pigfish, croakers, puffers and pinfish.
Offshore boats had good catches of yellowfin tuna, dolphin, blackfin tuna and billfish with scattered wahoos. Billfish once again were dominated by sailfish. With the warm water school dolphin showed up in inshore and open boat catches. Miss Oregon Inlet caught croakers, puffers, sea robbins and grey trout in the morning, croakers, sea mullet and puffers in the afternoon. In shore trolling produced tailor bluefish and spanish mackerel. More bluefish than mackerel. Open boats had good speckled trout fishing some on flyrods. One of the boats participating in the Pirate's Cove tournament is leading with 9 sailfish. The wahoo in the first picture weighed 44 pounds.
This Whole Season, our Captains have reported that it's the BEST CLASS OF FISH they've seen in years!!!
OFF SHORE REPORT: Yellowfin Tuna, LIMITS of Mahi Mahi, Wahoo CITATIONS were for ALL Bill Fish > Sailfish, White and Blue Marlin
NEAR SHORE REPORT: Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, Albacore, Bonitas, Sharks, Speckled Trout, Sea Bass, Trigger Fish
INSHORE REPORT: All day long - Good Speckled Trout
HEAD BOAT REPORT: As quoted by Joe Wilson, the Captain, "Great assortment of everything". It is highly recommended that you pre-purchase your tickets to secure you fishing trip.
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Offshore boats caught good size yellowfin tuna, dolphin and blackfin tuna. A good many sailfish were caught and released along with white marlin and at least two blue marlin. One boat had three white marlin and three sailfish.Inshore boats caught tailor bluefish and spanish mackerel.Inshore bottom fishing produced good catches of trigger fish Spanish mackerel were good size and outnumbered the bluefish.Open boats had very good speckled trout fishing first thing in the morning and pretty good through out the day. A lot of puppy drum showed up just under the size limit. Several open boats did well on spanish mackerel. Miss Oregon Inlet caught croakers, sea mullet and sea robins in the morning adding puffers and flounders in the afternoon. Mark Turner from Maryland, Robert Hamm from Alabama, Jason Thimons from Pa., Sean Duffy from Pa. and Clint Thimons from Pa. all got citations for sailfish releases. Collin Brenner from Va. got a citation for a white marlin release and Allen O'Neal from NC got a citation for a 10 pound sheepshead. I had to include a picture of one of the magnificant boats that are built along the outer banks and form The Oregon Inlet Fishing Center's sports fishing fleet.
Congratulations to all of you ladies who fished in the Alice Kelly Tournament today! We had lotss and lots of sailfish citations filled out today by the girls. The offshore boats that didn't fish in the tournament returned with good catches of yellowfin and blackfin tuna, amberjack and albacore. There were two 50lb. yellowfin brought in and a 191 lb. big eye tuna.
We had one Offshore boat brave the waves and wind this morning and came back with a few Yellowfin Tuna and a White Marlin. Our Nearshore fleet came back with Bluefish and Spanish Mackerel. One Inshore boat also braved the waters and came back with a Black Tip Shark and a Hammerhead Shark.
What a beautiful day. Outstanding fishing for the charters. Offshore charters came back with limits of dolphin, some yellowfin and blackfin tuna, as well as lots of billfish release flags flying. Sailfish were plentiful, there were releases of 1 to 15 sailfish aboard most of the boats. Also some blue marlin and white marlin releases. Nearshore charters had a good day with bluefish and spanish mackerel catches. Nearshore all day charters caught amberjacks, trigger fish and false albacore. Inshore light tackle charters had a great day with catches of speckled trout, grey trout and some sheepshead. Miss Oregon Inlet had a buffet catch of seabass, croakers, pigfish and flounder. We can do makeup charters for nearshore or offshore, which is where we make up a charter of 6 from a list of people signed up. This can be done in person or online.
Windy weather kept most of the boats from fishing. The few that did fish caught dolphin, scattered wahoos and there waa one good blackfin tuna catch. Several sailfish were caught and released along with a blue marlin. There have been a lot of sailfish caught and released this season. Sailfish have outnumbered white marlin. There were some nice gaffers amongst the dolhin. Inshore boats caught tailor bluefish and spanish mackerel.