We had a mixed bag of fishing today! Our Offshore boys came back in with limits of Yellowfin Tuna and Dolphin, also a few Wahoo and White Marlin as well as a Blue Marlin. Our Nearshore and Inshore boys came back with good Speckled Trout fishing as well as a 35 pound Cobia.
Offhore it was lots of dolphin and scattered yellowfin tuna. Three sailfish and a bluemarlin were caught and released. Several wahoos were caught including one that weighed 44 pounds. One boat had 14 yelowfin tunas and 2 dolphin. Another had a limit of dolphin and a cobia. Inshore boats had good bottom fishing catching black sea bass, trigger fish and tailor bluefish. One boat got into those 10 pound bluefish that are around in both the ocean and the sound. Open boats had excellent speckled trout fishing. Madison Philips from Salem, Va. got a citation for his bluemarlin release, Ronald Broek from Mt. Olive, NC got a citation for his sailfish release, Avery Wyrick from Sophig, NC, and Rich Brown from Virgina Beach, Va. got a citations for their sailfish releases.
A good mixture of yellowfin tuna and lots of dolphins including gaffer size by the offshore boats. Inshore boats caught good quantities of tailor bluefish, black sea bass and triggerfish. open boats had good speckled trout fishing. One went on an allday trip caught tailor bluefish a cobia, a couple of dolphins and released sharks.
One of those days in which tuna were very active on the surface but were disinclined to bite. In some cases birds added a complication by going after the baits. Water condtions were affected by a recent storm. It was pointed out by a mate that last year tuna fishng got very good around the beginning of July and continued through September. It looks like this yeasr could be a repeat of last year tuna wise with both yellowfins and blackfins. Two white marlin and a sailfish were caught and released. Inshore boats caught tailor bluefish and spanish mackerel. Two inshore boats caught trigger fish, black sea bass, two cobias and a dolphin bottom fishing on an all day trip. Open boats depending on where they fished had a good day on speckled tout or cobias. The open boats tended to have all day trips enabling them to further their range and options. Two white marlin and a sailfish were caught and released.
In Shore - Flounder, Blues, Triggers, Speckled Trout, Sea Bass, COBIA
Near Shore - Tile, Blues, Spanish Mac, Amberjack, Sea Bass
Off Shore - LIMITS of Dolphin, COBIA, Tile, Grouper, Yellowfin Tuna
CITATION Catch & Release White Marlin by Richard Gavin of Severna, Maryland (06/19/12)
Our Head Boat, MISS OREGON INLET, reports croakers and flounders
Offshore catches were evanly devided between dolphin and yellowfin tuna. 5 white marlin and a blue marlin were caught and released. A nice size wahoo was caught. Inshore boats had a good day on tailor bluefish. One boat bottom fished and caught a 5 lb. sheeps head, sea mullet and spots. Miss Oregon Inlet caught blowfish and pigfish.
Let's start off with a Happy Father's Day to all our dads out there. Today we only had nearshore and inshore boats fishing, as the seas were too rough for the offshore boats to go out. Our nearshore trips had catches of spanish mackerel and bluefish and the inshore trips came in with speckled trout and blues.
Unfortunately, Mother Nature was working against us today. High winds prevented our offshore fleet from fishing. We did have nearshore and inshore boats go out. Our nearshore boats came in with catches of bluefish and spanish mackerel and the inshore catches were blues and some keeper speckled trout.
Today there was too much wind. The offshore charters did not fish. Several inshore boats did some fishing in the sound and caught speckled trout. Nearshore charters had good bluefish action. Miss oregon Inlet fishing in the sound caught sea mullet and assorted other fish. Shai Qweck age 8 caught a nice sheepshead fishing on Miss Oregon Inlet aided by his freind Ben Shulman about the same age and his father Jake Qweck all from DC. They had a delightful trip I could tell.
Henry ( Hank) Palmer sent us this picture of a Blue Marlin tail walking taken on May 22 this year as reported in the regular fishing report dated 5-22-12. This date represents Mr. Palmer's grandson Joseph Wolodkevich's 15th.birthday. This fishing trip was a birthday present from his grandfather. It was also Joseph's first deep sea fishing trip. Mr.Palmer said they had a wonderful time. May Joseph and his grandfather get to enjoy many more such events together including fishing trips like this..
Lots of beautiful yellowfin tuna caught today at the Gulf Stream. Citations included Babe Outtrim from South Dakota with a white marlion release, Frank Lecrone with a bigeye tuna weighing 184 pounds, Debra McComes with a 196 pound bigeye and James Eckenrode with a 174 pound bigeye. Inshore boats caught tailor bluefish and some good size spanish mackerel. An all day inshore trip included some bottom fishing where they had a good catch of trigger fish to add to the blues and spanish they caught trolling. Three open boats scored well on speckled trout, another caught a couple of cobias, one large the other a little less than average for this fish that can be very big and a some false albacore. Miss Oregon Inlet caught croakers, spots and sea mullet. The sea mullet actually a northern king fish are excellent eating.
Our Head Boat, MISS OREGON INLET, reported sea mullets and nice flounder
In Shore fleet had an exciting day - good speckled trout, bluefish and flounder
Near Shore - "tons of triggerfish", bluefish, spanish mackerel, a 20 lb. grouper, tile fish, & limits of sea bass
OFF Shore - many returned early with LIMITS of YELLOWFIN TUNA, dolphin & several WILD WAHOO's.
Citation 85 lb. Wahoo was reeled in by Brandon Howard of Indianapolis, In.
Citation SAILFISH "catch & release" by Darin Fabibiano of Mooresville, North Carolina.
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Gulf Stream tuna fishing on the whole produced good catches of good size yellowfin tuna, some specatular bigeye tunas, a blue marlin and a white marlin catch and release. The white marlin was estimated at around 50 p[ounds and around 60 inches in length. The bigeyes in the picture weighed 165, 175 and 200 pounds. Another bigeye weighed 223 pounds. Inshore boats had very good tailor bluefish fishing in the morning. They caught bluefish and spanish mackerel in the afternoon. All day trips that included bottom fishing produced good size triggerfish and black sea bass along with bluefish and spanish mackerel. Some big bluefish were caught in the afternoon. A 50 pound cobia was caught. Some false albacore were included in inshore catches.. Open boats had very good speckled trout fishing in the sound. Miss Oregon Inlet caught sea bass and pigfish. Gary Martin from St. Albns, WV.got a citation for the 200 pound bigeye tuna that he caught.Daniel Miller also from ST. Albans got a citation for the 165 pound bigeye tuna that he caught. Chip Clark from Marysville,Tn got a citation for the 223 pound bigeye that he caught. Samuel Plascik from Dover, De. got a citation for the 145 pound bigeye that he caught. Brian Miller from Crownsville, Md. got a citatin for his white marlin catch and release.
Our Offshore fleet came back with good catches of Dolphin, as well as fair catches of Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo and a Blacktip Shark. Our Nearshore fleet came back with great Spanish Mackerel catches as well as good Bluefish catches. Our Inshore fleet came back with some nice catches of Cobia, a 65 pounder along with a 86 pounder. Our Inshore fleet also had good catches of Spanish Mackerel.