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.
Offshore boats caught blackfin tuna, dolphin, scattered yellowfin tuna and wahoo. A lot of sailfish and one blue marlin were caught and released .Mark Erikson from Newtown Square, Pa. got a citation for the sailfish he caught and released. Rick Woods from Troutville, Va. got a citation for the blue marlin he caught and released.The bigeye catcher is Sheiler Tripp from Edenton, N.C.,Godwins Craig and Randy are also fom Edenton as well as Waters Brother and Angie, Dwain Davenport completed the party and is from S.C. The wahoo catcher Bryan McFarland in the fifth picture came to OBX for a family reunion. Inshore boats caught tailor bluefish in the morning. Spanish mackerel fishing picked up in the afternoon. One inshore boat had good bottom fishing catching croakers and sea mullet in the morning and flounders in the afternoon. There were a lot of undersized flounders with several keepers measuring around 16 inches in length. One open boat caught a lot of speckled trout, another in an allday trip caught cobias, triggerfish, sea bass and several keeper flounders. Miss Oregon Inlet had great croaker and puffer fishing in the morning, croakers, pigfish and sea bass in the afternoon.
....Possibly the BIGGEST Fish.... Caught Off The Outer Banks Today!!!
A WHOPPING 232 POUNDS of Big Eye Tuna conquered by Tom Delore,who hails from Annapolis, Maryland, will grace his dinner table several times.
OFF SHORE REPORT: Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna, Blackfin Tuna and LIMITS of Mahi Mahi Dolphin MORE Citations: *Blue Marlin - Chad Mawyer of Chester, Virginia *White Marlin - Chuck Gingerich of Spring Grove, Pa AND Terry Kogot of Rodanthe, NC *Sailfish - Chris Anderson of Ellicott City, Maryland AND Quinton Hill of Jersey Shore, PA
NEAR SHORE REPORT: False Albacore, GOOD BLUES, and Spanish Mackerel
INSHORE REPORT: GREAT Speckeled Trout
HEAD BOAT REPORT: Croakers, Grey Trout, Flounder, Puffers and Pig Fish
As reported by our captains > BEST CLASS OF FISH running they have seen in years!
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Lots of dolphin, some good size yellowfin tunas and scattered wahoo. Sailfish, white marlin and a blue marlin were caught and released. An offshore bottom fishing trip produced dolphin and tilefish. Inshore boats caught tailor bluefish and spanish mackerel. Open boats had good speckled trout fishing some caught on flyrods. A couple of open boats caught cobia along with either speckled trout or sea bass and triggerfish. One cobia broke the line on two ocasions. It got away both times. One of the cobias that was caught weighed 52 pounds. No telling how much the line breaker weighed. Miss Oregon Inlet caught croakers, sea mullet and puffers. Lots of good eating there.
Our Offshore fleet came back with limits of Dolphin, as well as a scattered Yellowfin Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, and Wahoo catches. Billfishing today on the Gulfstream was slower than usuall but still very productive with the Sailfish being the leading fish for the day. Our Nearshore fleet comming back with Bluefish and Spanish Mackerel. Our Inshore fleet came back with great Speckled trout catches.
Our offshore boats did very well today, returning with limits of dolphin, scattered yellowfin tuna, wahoo and releases of white marlin and sailfish. Nearshore boats had excellent catches of spanish mackerel and bluefish. Inshore boats landed cobia, red drum and sea mullet and our headboat, Miss Oregon Inlet, came in with sea bass, croakers and puffer fish.