Offshore boats caught dolphin, wahoos and tuna, yellowfins and blackfins. Some of the offshore boats did a little bottom fising adding tile fish and sea bass to their dolphin and tuna. Several sailfish, white marlin and blue marlin were caught and released. The boat with a young lady holding a flag had 5 white marlin releases. Citations were given for white marlin releases to the following anglers Steven McLaughin from Charlotte, Jack Fiehtner from Croften, Md., Lous Fiechtner, from Crofton, and Daniel Eure from Gatesville, NC. Inshore boats caught lots of tailor bluefish. On an allday trip croakers, trout, tailor bluefish and false albacore were caught. Open boats caught speckled trout and bluefish. Cobias were caught and sharks were caught and released.
24 billfish caught and released today including one grand slam cinsisting of several sailfish, a white marlin and to top it off a bluemarlin. The anglers were all members of the Maitland family, Joe, Julia, Jennie and Jack. There was considerable excitment and action recorded on their camcorder. They fished with Captain Tony Tillett in the 1990s.The billfish season is off to an early and impressive start. Along with numerous dolphin some nice size yellowfin tunas were caught, one boat got 11 and a lot of boats had wahoos. Inshore boats had good catches of tailor bluefish and spanish mackerel. Open boats went after several different species. Two had good speckled trout fishing in the morning. Another caught cobia in the morning speckled trout and tailor bluefish in the afternoon. There were some sharks caught and released plus speckled trout on an allday trip. Miss Oregon Inlet caught croakers.
Most of the Gulf Stream Boats went out billfishng today, 25 billfish caught and released, blue marlins, white marlins and salifish. One boat had a double header with 2 blue marlins and a white marlin. Other boats had good catches of dolphin with a few yellowfin tuna. Nearshore reported great blues and spanish mackeral both on our morning and afternoon trips. Center console boats caught few cobia and great speckled trout. Headboat had some croakers.
Typical of today's offshore catches were a good many dolphin including a surprising number of big gaffers. There were wahoos in every other cach. Several white marlin and two blue marlin were caught and released. Some good size yellowfin tunas were caught and two blackfins. Inshore boats caught tailor bluefish and spanish mackerel. Two allday trips caught tailor bluefish, spanish mackerel, sea bass and trigger fish. Open boats caught cobias and sharks. One caught cobias and released big drum. As an example one open boat hooked 7 cobias and landed 5, another hooked 6 and released 3. Miss Oregon Inlet caught croakers.
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INSHORE FLEET REPORT (6 fv):COBIA - aggressive fish to fight and one of the best to eat
NEAR SHORE FLEET REPORT (7 fv): Amberjack, Sea Bass, Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish
OFF SHORE FLEET REPORT (27 fv): Gad Zooks LIMITS of DOLPHIN, some YELLOWFIN TUNA * CITATIONS: white and blue marlin (catch & release) and gaffer Mahi Mahi dolphin
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Offshore-- Nice size dolphin, scattered yellowfin tuna and billfish. Inshore tailor bluefish and spanish mackerel.Cole Mobley from Williamston, NC got a citation for the sailfish he caught and released, John Atkins got a citation for the 35 pound dolphin he caught, Stanlet Godwin got a ciataionb for the 50 pound grouper he caught, William East got a citation for the blue marlin he caught and released, Alice Field got a citation for the white marlin she caught and released. Open boats all day trips caught speckled trout, cobias and released a variety of sharks.In the morning several cobias. In the afternoon one boat caught flounders including four nice keepers and triggerfish. Miss Oregon Inlet caught flounders and puffers. These blowfish (puffers) are not the Japanese version famous for their poison. They are interesting, very easy to prepare and very good to eat not dangerous at all.
We had a great day of fishing on all of the charters in spite of the heat. Offshore charters came home with good catches of yellowfin tuna, dolphin, a few wahoo and a blackfin tuna. There were releases of blue marlin, white marlin and sailfish. One of the charters stopped on the way in and caught some tilefish. Nearshore charters had good catches of bluefish and spanish mackerel. One of the nearshore boats had a 35 lb. red drum release. Inshore light tackle charters had another fantastic day of speckled trout fishing. Miss Oregon Inlet had catches of flounder and sea mullet. Makeup charters are available for offshore and nearshore charters if you don't have a full party of six. You can sign up on the web or come see us. Call us(800-272- 5199), come see us or book online and we can get you hooked up for a great day of fishing.
Summer has brought about warm air that has in turn warm water everywhere. Offshore lots of dolphin nice size bailers and a god many gaffer size. Yellowfin tuna not as numerous but good size. Billfish both white and blue marlin and sailfish. We are bound to see some grand slams . Some nice wahoos being caught. All the billfish have been released. Citations were applied for four blue marlin, one white marlin and a 71 pound yellowfin tuna. Inshore boats caught tailor bluefish and spanish mackerlel. Open boats had great speckled trout fishing (lots 0f keepers). A cobia was caught in the morning, four were caught in the afternoon. Miss Oregon inlet caught triggerfish, sea mullet and flounders.
OFF SHORE FLEET REPORT - Limits of DOLPHIN, WAHOO, and a good day of our local resident, the YELLOWFIN TUNA
CITATIONS: Seth (Andy) Anderson of Henrico, VA - Sailfish * William Rector of Chesapeake, VA - Sailfish * Samuel Adsit of Norfolk, VA - Sailfish * Kenneth Ward of Varney, WVA - Sailfish * Philip Achhammer-Canal Winchester, OH - Sailfish * Brian Bell of Suffolk, VA - Sailfish * Travis Zack Collins of Blacklick, OH - 57" WAHOO * William Ray of Nanty Glo, PA - 36 lb Dolphin * Wade Napier of Doswell VA - 40 lb Dolphin * Brandon Patterson of Bristow, VA - 36 lb Dolphin Travis Ward of Varney WV - Hammerhead shark CATCH AND RELEASE: Scott Gontarek of Chesapeake, Va - White Marlin * Dominic George of Nanty Glo, PA - White Marlin * Dennis Napier of Doswell, VA - White Marlin * Mark Huffines of Greensboro, NC - White Marlin * John Smith of Leesburg, VA- White Marlin
INSHORE FLEET REPORT - Triggers, Blues, COBIA, Spanish Mackerel, Sea Bass, Speckled Trout and Amberjack.
NEAR SHORE FLEET REPORT - Spanish Mackeerel, Blues, Triggerfish, Cobia and two 25 lb RED DRUM.
HEAD BOAT REPORT, the MISS OREGON INLET - always a delicious mixed bag of Triggers, FLOUNDER, Sea Bass, Blow Fish and Sea Robin.
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There were all kinds of combinations offshore. The components consisted of yellowfin tuna, dolphin, wahoo, sailfsih, white marlin and one blue marlin. One wreck fishing expedition came home with a limit of tile fish and 6 black sea bass. Inshore boats caught spanish mackerel and tailor bluefish. One inshore boat caught triggerfish, sea bass and spanish mackerel on an all day trip. Two open boats caught cobias on all day trips. On half day trips there was good speckled trout fishing. Lots of undersize fish with some good size keepers. Miss Oregon Inlet caught grey trout and flounders in the morning, triggefish and croakers in the afternoon. It is good to see the grey trout (weakfish). They were so numerous up until a few years ago. Hopefully they are making a comeback. Citations today were issued to Emily Bailey for the sailfish she caught and released, Buddy King for the white marlin he caught and released, Tom Moss for the 42 pound wahoo he caught, Alec Guito for the white marlin he caught and released, Thomas Farquhar for the sailfish he caught and released Scott Dayton for the 10 pound tilefish he caught, Scott Pollock for the 10 pound tilefish he caught, Michael Heenehan for the sailfish he caught and released and Christopher Madea for the white marlin he caught and released. One of the cobias caught today weighed 58 pounds and another weighed 48 pounds.
Our Offshore fleet came back with Great catch and release of Billfish, good catches of Dolphin, scattered Yellowfin Tuna, and a few Wahoo. Our Nearshore and Inshore fleet came back with catches of bluefish and Amberjacks. Our Headboat the Miss Oregon Inlet came back with Tiggerfish, Sea Bass and Pigfish.
Typical offshore catches today consisted of limits or close to limits of dolphin and one or two yellwfin tunas. Exceptions were boats with all yellowfin tunas. The yellowfins were good size and there were gaffer sized dolphins amongst the school size fish. David Ritz from Pittsburg, Pa. got a citation for the sailfish he caught and released, Joseph McMahon from Netcong, NJ got a citatiopn for the white marlin he caught and released. Aaron Stitt from Indiana, Pa. got a citation for the 48 pound wahoo he caught.Inshore boats caught tailor bluefish and spanish mackerel. Open boats caught a variety of fish some caught speckled some caugt tailor bluefish, others caught and released sharks and there were combinaion of two or more species. Two of the open boats had cobias. Miss Oregon Inlet caught grey trout (weakfish), croakers and a mixture of other bottom fish. A citation sheepshead weighhing 10 pounds was brought to Oregon Inlet Fishing Center for verification and an official weight.