Hot dag there were impressive fish brought in this afternoon!!! Out of 12 Offshore boats there were 32 Whiteys caught!!! White Marlin are all over the place and you better believe they are still going off! Today may have been a little slower than the last few days but that doesn't mean anything for this Labor Day weekend. The big fish of today consisted of a 113 Lb Mako Shark which was the biggest Mako of the summer, a pair of gorgeous yellowfin tunas that were 63 and 64 pounds, a 55 Lb Wahoo!!!, and a 38 & 34 Lb Gaffer Dolphin!!!!! Tomorrow we have approximately 20 boats fishing Offshore so stay tuned to Facebook and Twitter to find out when our boats are coming in! We have Make-Up trips being booked daily for 292$ per person when you are ready to book your dates!
Nearshore caught over 150 Taylor Blues (Bluefish) today along with the Spanish Mackerels. It was a gorgeous day on the water and the people that were lucky enough to be out there were sure to enjoy themselves! Don't forget we do Make-Up trips for Nearshore also!!!! At only 90$ per person you can get off the land for an AM or PM trip and see it for yourself. Bring the kids if you can! We need 6 people for every Make-Up trip.
There were a couple Inshore boats that went out this morning and got some Speckled Trout and Puppy Drum again, but there was only one Inshore All Day trip. They came home with 15 Sheepsheads, a Cobia, and a really pretty Puppy Drum!
Tomorrow we have a lot of boats fishing so check us out in the afternoon if you can!!! We love to see you and your families get to see the fish come in every day, we have had so many kids turn in citations this month already! Just think how good it must feel for a child to catch a fish of a lifetime like they could right now!
Talk to you tomorrow! 252.441.6301 or toll free at 1.800.272.5199
......itttsss timeee to goooo fishhhinnggggg......
Wednesday was a crazy overcast drizzly day as far as weather goes. There were some tiny showers offshore and inshore felt like a microwave. The sun stayed behind the clouds all day but it was HOT! Inshore and Nearshore were successful with the Bluefish, Spanish, Amberjacks, False Albacore, Triggerfish, Sea Bass, Atlantic Sharpnose Sharks (Whitedotter's) and some nice Flounder this time! We had a Flounder weighed in at 6 LBS!!!! Pretty sweet!!! The first couple Offshore boats to come in yesterday had a box full of Blackfin Tuna's and some gaffers! We also saw a nice Wahoo come in. When you catch a lot of meat fish you really have to be careful to keep the fish packed in ice on the ride home so they stay as fresh as possible. Our Marlin fishing boats came in a little after and the numbers continue to be outstanding. Out of 12 boats that went billfishing we had 94 White Marlin releases!!! The other 3 boats had almost 80 Blackfins, a dozen Dolphin, and a nice Wahoo! When you are ready to book your trip give us a call, we have dates available and Make-Up trips are being put together every day. Only 292$ per person will get you in the gulfstream. If you're ready to catch that wall hanger, we are ready to take you!!! If you're not fishing, you're not catching either! 1.800.272.5199 or 252.441.6301 or BOOK ONLINE
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No blow day today here! It was an absolutely gorgeous day to be fishing, we had 13 boats go out Monday morning! The total count was 103 White Marlin and a Blue Marlin release overall for the Billfish. Pretty sick fishing right now! The top boat had 19 flags flying on their riggers. A couple boats did get a nice turn on the dolphin but for the most part everyone was giving the Marlin bite a try. Now is the time to get that Make-Up trip with your buddy and go see what its all about. You have a better chance than ever to catch a billfish if you have never caught one. Grab your polarized fishing glasses and come witness the bait balls and cutters light up the Bluewater! A "cutter" is usually a school of White Marlin or Sailfish that are lit up and actually cutting through a ball of bait with their bill's. When the feeding frenzy is on they are practically jumping out of the water and you see their fin's slicing through the ripples in the water left and right. If you've never seen it before then now is the time, you'll be hooked for life. Blue Marlin do it too but to see that many Blue Marin in one area is kind of rare. You would usually see a Blue one snacking on a pod of dolphin somewhere instead which is even better to witness. Right now the action is right outside our window, even Inshore and Nearshore. Nearshore they have been catching excellent Bluefish and a few nice Spanish, yummy Triggerfish, Drum and Cobia's. Inshore are steady finding the Speckled Trout, perfect Puppy Drum, Spinner Sharks, Cobia's, and even a nice Flounder or two. We have Fly Fishing boats that go for the same things as well. This is our season for the inshore slams right now, Speckles, Puppy Drum and Flounder. We've got it all right down the road in Nags Head on Hwy 12 right before you hit the base of Herbert C. Bonner Bridge (otherwise known as the Oregon Inlet Bridge) on your way to Hatteras! Get down here before you go home and let us put you on some fish. Its never to late to try. If you are up this morning call our lovely booking desk girls and see what trips are available. Offshore trips must be booked the night before, we have 20 Offshore boats fishing today, 5 Nearshore AM 4 Inshore AM, 1 All Day Inshore, and a handful of PM Inshore and Nearshore PM trips already going today. SO rise and shine if you want to snag yourself an AM or PM trip before they are sold out. Call 252.441.6301 or better yet come down and see us! Our AM trips get in at 11-11:30 and PM trips leave at 12. Its going to be a pretty day, Take advantage of it!!!
Here's a couple pictures of our Inshore's and Nearshore's that we wanted to share with you. Let the pictures speak for themselves. This is some really great fishing we are enjoying, we would love to show you first hand. Give us a call 252.441.6301 or book your trips conveniently online by clicking back to the homepage! Also do not forget our Facebook Oregon Inlet Fishing Center "Like" page, there you will see plenty of pictures from each day to give you a better idea of things. Follow us on Twitter @FISHOIFC to get the latest updates and to see when our boats start coming in! We will do our best to fill you in on the latest and greatest fishing report. Enjoy!!!
Well today was another SCORE! We had ANOTHER 103 Whitey's caught today!!! So crazy! Today was a little different than yesterday due to the fact we had some Tunas show up in the mix. Tuna's and Gaffer Dolphin and even a nice Wahoo! Also there was sight of an 800 Lb Marlin being caught, which is no surprise to hear since there were so many Marlin snacks swimming around. Inshore is red hot on the Speckled Trout and even had a few Cobia sightings today. Perfect!!! The Bluefish are consistent with our Nearshore boats right now. Some of the prettiest Bluefish we have seen all year are being caught right now. Don't hesitate to book your trips the end of the week gets filled in quickly and you don't want to miss out! Marlin fishing is INSANE right now so LETS GO MARLIN FISHINGGGGG!!!!! Tunas, Dolphins, and Wahoo hang out with the same crowd so LETS GO FISHING!!! Call us when you wipe the sleep out of your eyes and we will rig you up with a fishing trip or a Make-up trip! Make-Ups are 292$ per person!!! 252.441.6301 or 1.800.272-5199! Or BOOK ON-LINE!!! Have a great night everyone!!!
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Another correction, we had 11 charter boats and 1 private boat fish Offshore on Friday. Boats returned with White Marlin counts of 12, 11, 10, 7 plus a Blue, 5 plus a Sail, 3, 3, 3, 2 plus a limit of dolphin, 2, 1 plus a Blue and 1 plus a limit of dolphin. Overall pretty good fishing considering there were 60+ Tournament boats fishing beside everyone out there. Yes, the tournament guys drove right back to where we are fishing, because they are allowed to fish within 100 miles! As far as the tournament ranking right now, one of our boats the Bi-Op-Sea is holding 3rd place with a grand total of 16 white marlins caught in 2 days- 6 white Marlin and a Blue Marlin the first day and 9 Whites on Friday! The boat in the lead holding First place is the Tarheel-with Captain John Bayliss and his son little John of Bayliss Boatworks here in Wanchese with 9 Whites on Thursday and 13 Friday, total count of 22 fish for their 2 days. They said he caught 8 fish within the first 30 Minutes!!! Great Job guys!!!Pretty impressive fishing going on right now, and its only going to keep showing more numbers. We have trips available this week coming up but the days are filling in so do not wait to reserve your date. This morning the wind picked up a little so we will see how many boats make it out. Inshore and Nearshore are snagging some of the prettiest Bluefish we have seen all summer! Also Triggerfish and limits of Speckled Trout and Puppy Drum. Even the Miss Oregon Inlet has been bringing home Gray Trout and Flounder. Thursday a man caught a 21" keeper Flounder which was the biggest one so far. School starts Monday so hop on board with us and try to pretend that the summer is never going to end, you have 2 days! The Miss O.I. doesn't fish on Sundays but we have boats available Inshore and Nearshore so just give us a call at 252.441.6301 or book online. We will be in the office at 5am this morning! Get your groups together and we will see you at the dock! Have a great day!
Sorry guys there were no boats to report today... Everyone rescheduled their trips... I would love to give you the results of the VBBT but I don't have them still so check back tomorrow for some pictures and info. Call us 7 days a week to book a trip, we are ready to roll! Have a great night!!! 252.441.6301 or 1.800.272.5199
This Morning was filled with some thick first class fish. We had Bluefish that were some of the best ones we have had this summer and a few Spanish Mackerels thrown in that were just as meaty. Inshore had great Speckled Trout again and even a couple Cobia's! The weather was exceptionally hot this morning so we all knew it was coming, The rain is definitely here. Thunder is booming all around and the sky is a few shades of gray! Its a wet one out there so don't leave your rain gear at home! We are supposed to be having a cold front come through this weekend sometime but with every cold front it is undetermined what the temps will drop to. We were in the upper 80s this morning so hopefully it wont be too dramatic of a change. We still have a teenie little bit of summer left before MONDAY! Dare County Schools go back to school on Monday along with many more on the East Coast. The fishing is here so keep it in the back of your mind that you should take a weekend trip to get in on this action! We are just getting fired up! The VBBT Virginia Beach Billfish Tournament has 8 of our boats fishing and today is their last day. We have heard that there were a ridiculous amount of fish caught within the first HOUR of the tourney today. That's GREAT!!! There have been updates all day but we are waiting for the official results that will come in after all the boats have gotten back in. We have a lot of local boats including our own that are placing right now so we are hyped up and rooting for them! You could get a chance in a lifetime right now to see more billfish than ever so book as soon as you and your buddies get a date together! Inshore and Nearshore are going to be going all through the weekend too, If I could get out there I would be......................................long gone! Get on the phone as soon as you can and talk to us about fishing! 252.441.6301 or toll free 1.800.272.5199
Check back for our Offshore boats, its raining too hard to take a picture of the PM trips that just came in.. but we will report what they had next. Keep up with us on Facebook and Twitter @FISHOIFC! If you want to see any of your pictures that have been taken down here make sure you get on our "Facebook Like page" PLEASE Tag yourselves, save your pictures, and SHARE Them with your family and friends! That's what they are there for! YOU!!!! Stay dry my friends!
How bout them Bluefish this morning?!? Yesterday were Mackerels and today we had some bigger class Blues. Inshore had bags and buckets of their limit of Speckled Trout and a couple beautiful Puppy Drum. Those fish never lose their color and are just so ridiculously pretty. Puppy Drum are a smaller version of a Red Drum and you can keep a Puppy Drum as long as they are in between 18 inches and 27 inches Total Length. Total Length means you have to compress the fish's tail when you measure. Only one per day so remember that if you ever catch one! Its the law! The Nearshore guys had some Triggerfish along with their Bluefish. The Miss Oregon Inlet has been getting their fish cleaned the last couple days, some nice Gray Trout (which have to be 12"TL) and Sea Mullet & Bluefish. It was such a pretty morning again today! All of us here just waved everyone goodbye as they went back out fishing, and then we went and put our heads down and CRIEEDDDD. Call us if you want to make us jealous tomorrow... DO IT DO IT!!!!! 252.441.6301 or 1.800.272.5199
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Can every day be just as pretty as today was??? PLEASE??? The boats did pretty well today. Inshore had A GREAT morning and afternoon with the Trout! Limits of Puppy Drum and more Speckled Trout going home to the broiler. We had some THICK Bluefish come home today. Each one of them were the kind you couldn't touch your thumb to your middle finger if you wrapped your hand around them. NICE fish!!! Best breakfast on the beach is one that has a Bluefish cake right beside it! There were some Triggerfish, more Bluefish and Cobia's this morning AND this afternoon! Looking outside this window you can see why, slick calm and sunny has just GOT to be the recipe for our brown fish. OFFSHORE had some more Marlin action, We had our 5TH GRAND SLAM TODAY!!!! YeeHawww!!! Way to go guys!!! The other high boat had 11 Whites!!! 12 boats went out to the Gulfstream and our total billfish count for today is 42 White Marlin 3 Blue Marlin 1 Sailfish! Not too bad for 12 boats! If you are getting turned off with these billfish, we want you to know that this is not just any type of fishing. This kind of thing is World Class. There is no other place in the U.S. that you can see this many fish being caught daily like this. We have meat fish also, a lot of these boats pick up a big wahoo or a huge Gaffer dolphin while they are out Billfishing. We had a 38 Lb Gaffer Citation turned in and a few that were big but didn't make it to the 35LB citation mark. When you are out there fishing for White Marlin you are seeing the ocean explode with life. You get to witness first hand what you see on the Discovery Channel or National Geographic. These fish are getting together in huge schools and balling baitfish up, you are also learning how to drop back to a fish that is lit up like a glowworm, absolutely gorgeous and fierce. These fish are some of the most beautiful sights you will ever see on this planet and getting to catch them is an experience of a lifetime. Just think, some people go out fishing for a big Marlin or a Sailfish and never get to see one. Right now, you are just as close as it gets to getting that once in a lifetime experience that you will never forget! Come get your picture taken with the most beautiful fish in the sea, the one thing that got this place going 45 years ago. We are Oregon Inlet and this is what we live and breathe. Let us show you what this place is made of, hop on any type of fishing trip you prefer. We have everything you need just bring your smiling face and a couple people you love to be around and we will show you a great time out on the water!!!
Book online or call us in the next 2 minutes before we hit the road out of here. We do Make-Up trips for those who do not have enough people and need to get out to the blue water! Give us a call when you get going tomorrow morning and we will do our best to accommodate your fishing needs! Take it easy and have a wonderful evening!!!
The Spanish Mackerel fishing was AWESOME today :)
So good to see those little yellow polka-dotted fish, they are so pretty!!! Between them and the Bluefish and Speckled Trout, I'd say its going good for our Nearshore and Inshore boats! We had a half dozen Cobia's caught on this GORGEOUS day! The sun shining like it is, it's no wonder why we are getting our Spanish and Cobia's back! These summer days are going to be slipping out of our hands so make sure you treat them good while you've got them!!! Our boys headed North to Virginia Beach for the VBBT- Virginia Beach Billfish Tournament that starts tomorrow. We have 7 boats participating in this one. Tournament season is by far over yet. Get together with your friends and get in on the fun on an Inshore or Nearshore boat of your choice. We are booking up so don't wait too long! We are right by the phone waiting to talk to you so give us a holler!!! 252.441.6301 or 1.800.272.5199... Take a break from the land and sand and get out on the Salty Water!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
WOW, what a day! This morning was great for our Nearshores and Inshores. We had *Correction* EIGHT boats leave for the Virginia Beach Billfish Tourney today, -VBBT- One of our guys went fishing and then drove directly to Rudee Inlet, VB Virginia... So 8 of our guys will be fishing from Tomorrow until Saturday. Lets hope everyone has a great time and that they CATCH SOME FISH!!!! It's a GREAT time for a tournament that's for sure! Our high boat today had 18 White Marlin flags!!!! A lot of our boats had some high numbers of releases, not just one. 18,17,13,10,8,8,8,6,6
Out of all of the boats that did NOT fish the tournament and who returned home we had 14 go Offshore! So that makes 113 White Marlin releases ALONE just today! That's an average of 8 per boat. WOW! Pretty work to our Captains, Mates and especially our Anglers!!!!
We had a few Dolphin's brought home too, one weighed 31 Lbs! Other than that it was more of a Billfish day! Inshore took advantage of this absolutely GORGEOUS day and one Captain and Crew told me they caught well over 100 Speckled Trout and Puppy Drum. Pretty awesome! The headboat has been doing great too with the Gray Trout and Sea Mullet, Croakers, Pigfish, Pinfish and Bluefish. A couple Flounders as well. Please if you want to get on a trip DO NOT WAIT!!! We are fueled up, geared up, we have your Bait and Ice and all we need is YOU! Take the time to book online tonight with your friends/family and don't miss out!
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This Morning when some of us got to work we got to see something beautiful... an EMPTY creek!!! Every Offshore boat went and almost everyone else went too. Right now its empty again, Almost every PM trip is out right now. Lots of pretty Bluefish, a couple Spanish Mackerels, and a pile of Triggerfish were had on the Nearshore boats. Inshore are steady getting their Speckled Trout and Puppy Drum. Today they were caught on the Fly and on Jigs. Two very fun ways to fish, especially when the water is as SLICKKK calm as it is right now. Today is absolutely gorgeous it makes you just want to stare at it all day. We hope you are somewhere by the water with a rod in your hand but you should really think about borrowing one of ours on a AM or PM trip! Get up with us today and reserve a trip for tomorrow. We have a few available, get your phones out and store this number in your phone under OIFC- 252.441.6301. Days like these are days that shouldn't be wasted! Lets go fishing and make some new friends! We are also putting together Make-Up trips all day for Offshore tomorrow. Keep your phones near you so you can see when the boats start coming in! If you follow us on Twitter or "Like" us on Facebook you can get all of our notifications and updates!!! Enjoy your Tuesday!!! Check back for the PM report later...
First afternoon boat to come home was a Nearshore with a sweet catch of Bluefish. Then an Offshore that decided to come in early with some Tilefish, a couple Sea Bass, and a half dozen Tuna's. Then a few more boats came in with some more mix bags of meat fish including limits of Tiles, Amberjacks, a couple Tuna's, a handful of Dolphin, a few big gaffer dolphin, a couple Black Sea Bass, and some Wahoo's!!! There were 6 Wahoo's, biggest one weighing 48#, then 36#, and another one was 24#. The Billfish were on fire again today for the ones who fished for them! We had 87 White Marlin releases, A Sailfish release, and two Blue Marlin releases. It looks like 12 boats out of 24 went Billfishing and the rest went meat fishing. It was a good day to be on the water regardless. One of our Captains took his two 5 year old boys out and they ended up reeling in 9 White Marlin on a fun trip!!! There were a lot of kids on the water since it was going to be so gorgeous out there! Don't pass this time up to take your youngin's out while they are still little. Teach them something that no one else can but you! We have Offshore, Inshore, and Nearshore trips available of all shapes and sizes. Headboat trips, Inshore open boat trips, Nearshore ocean and wreck trips, fly fishing trips, and sound bottom fishing trips. Check out our Inshore report from this morning, This afternoon we saw Triggerfish and even some Cobias!!!!! The Headboat killed it today with the Sea Mullet and Gray trout! Puffer fish were good too. We have Offshore Make-Up trips where you get together with 5 other people. There are only 6 fish hungry people allowed Offshore, and Nearshore. Inshore is 1-4, and the Headboat holds up to 49 people so you can bring the whole family if that is better for you.
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IF you know whats good for you, call us in the morning... Wednesday marks the middle of the week, You CANT go HOME until you stop by and see us first!!! Take it easy, get some sleep, Set your alarms, Good Luck fishing tomorrow! Im going to bed Im tired. GOODnight! 252.441.6301 1.800.272.5199
were released today!!!!!!
How many were seen? Probably double.
The White Marlin bite is ON, High boat had 13 Whites. 2nd high boat had 11 Whites and 1 Blue Marlin. 3rd highest had 10 Whites 1 Sail.
Nearshore had a great day with the Triggerfish, Bluefish, and Spanish Mackerels. AM and PM trips are available if you only want a half a day on the water and just the same for Inshore. Inshore were all over the Speckled Trout and Puppy Drum again today. If anyone wants to take me fishing right now please let me know!!! (REALLY JUST KIDDING-NOT REALLY-I HAVE TO WORK) We had a pretty catch of Dolphin and Amberjacks on one of our Inshore/Nearshore boats today too. Tomorrow is going to be GORGEOUS! Get your heads right people, we have a Fishing problem with a Marlin habit!!!!!
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