Our Offshore Fleet came back with flags flying! It was a great day for Billfishing, with lots of catch and release White Marlin, Blue Marlin and Sailfish. Our Offshore fleet also came in with a good catch of Yellowfin tuna, also a Scattered Dolphin, and Wahoo bite. Our Nearshore Fleet got good catch of Bluefish, as well as Tile fish and Sea Bass. Our Inshore fleet came back with King Mackerel and Cobia. Our Headboat The Miss Oregon Inlet had great fishing both morning and afternoon trips, comming back to the docks with Flounders, Croakers, Grey Trout and Sea Mullet.
Offshore action consisted of Yellowfin tuna, scattered dolphin and wahoo. There were citations for sailfish by David Surguladze from Chatham NY., Robert Zink from Fredricksburg Va., and Corey Thompson from Seymor Wi.. Alexander Duquette from Staunton, Va., Stephen Augustus Perdum from Stilwell Ks., and Mike Kopecky all got citations for white marlin. Blue marlin citations were achieved by Kathy Drumm from Mt. Holly NC, Austin Winegar from Ashburn Va. and David Nichols from Chantilly,Va. All billfish were caught and released. Inshore boats caught lots of bluefish trolling. Tailor bluefish,sea bass and trigger fish were caught in the afternoon. There were speckled trout caught by one open boat, flounders and triggerfish by another open boat. Miss Oregon Inlet caught croakers, puffers and sea mullet.
Off shore boats are catching plenty of yellowfin tuna and wahoos, one which weighed 81 lbs. There were a blue marlins and many sail fish releases. The near shore boats caught and array of blue fish. The near shore boats brought in speckled trout. Miss Oregon-Inlet caught a fair amount of croaker.
Offshore boats are catching yellowfin tuna. Not typical midsummer offshore fishing. The tuna are above average in size. There are not as many dolphin as would normally be expected at this time of the year. There are big gaffers among the ones that are being caught. There were four blue marlin caught and released. Two citations were sent for two of the blue marlin and two for white marlin. Ian Watson from Akron, Ohio caught and released a long bill spearfish. The captain is sending me a picture. I will add the picture to this report. Spearfish are not often caught in this area. The spearfish as is typical impressed everyone with it's vivid blue display. Inshore boats caught amberjacks, tailor bluefish and spanish mackerel. A bottom fishing trip caught croakers and sea bass. Miss Oregon Inlet caught an interesting variety of fish, croakers, flounders, sea mullet, grey trout, seabass and puffers.
Offshore reported yellowfin tuna and few blue and white marlin releases. Scott Zyglocke caught a 223lb bigeye tuna and Nicole Kelm had a 125lb bigeye tuna. Nearshore had good catches of blues triggers and sea bass. Inshore had a 45lb cobia. Head boat had croakers,sea mullet, grey trout,flounder and sea robins.
Offshore action resulted in a variety of catches. A lot depended on the objective. Billfish trips caught and released blue marlin, white marlin and sailfish. Some tuna trips caught yellowfins, others blackfins and some returned with both yellowfins and blackfins. Along with tuna were some dolphin and wahoos. Inshore boats caught tailor bluefish and spanish mackerel. In the afternoon one boat caught grey trout, croakers and bluefish. two open boats fished. A morning trip had good speckled trout fishing the other on an all day trip has not checked in yet. Miss Oregon Inlet caught lots of croakers and blowfish in the morning, In the afternoon they caught croakers, blowfish, pigfish, sea robins and and tailor bluefish.
Today was an exciting day of fishing here at Oregon Inlet Fishing Center. One of our boats came in with a grand slam and a meat slam! All the boats had good catch and release white marlin, blue marlin and sailfish, as well as wahoo, yellowfin tuna, dolphin and gaffer dolphin and a limit of tile.
Our Offshore boats that were fishing a tourament came back in flying thier Billfish flags, along with some Yellowfin Tuna. Our Nearshore boats came back with great catches of Bluefish, and a few nice sized Red Drum. Our Inshore boats came back with nice sized Cobia.
Squally weather kept most of the boats from fishing. Three inshore boats caught from 25 to 27 tailor bluefish. An openboat caught and released blacktip sharks. One of the sharks was estimated to have been 80 inches in length and qualified for a citation. Another open boat had very good speckled trout fishing in the morning. The Langly family were all outfitted in fluorescent yellow tshirts. Six members fished on one of the boats that caught 27 bluefish. The picture showed fluorescence emitted from the tshirts into neihboring atmosphere. I have never seen this before. I have worked with fluoresence and know that it has been used to produce powerful lasers. From reports here and upsound it looks good for fishing in general speckled trout, flounders and latter on striped bass.
Offshore boats caught yellowfin tuna, dolphin and wahoo. Citations included three white marlin, two sailfish and a 44 pound dolphin. Inshore boats turned from trolling for tailor bluefish and spanish mackerel to wreck fishing for amberjacks. There were a lot of amberjacks, a kingmackeral and a wahoo were caught as well. Some tailor bluefish and spanish mackerel were also caught.Open boats had good speckled trout fishing. Half day trips caught speckled trout in the morning and two drum, speckled trout and one drum in the afternoon. An allday trip caught a 25.5 pound false albacore and four drum. One boat caught and released sharks then turned to speckled trout fishing, doing well on both. Miss Oregon Inlet caught croakers, spots and flounders.
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OFF SHORE FLEET REPORT: Another great day for CITATIONS: 1 Blue and 13 White Marlin and 2 Sailfish "catch & realse". Take-home YELLOWFIN TUNA and Mahi Mahi Dolphin.
NEAR SHORE FLEET REPORT: Amberjack, Blues, Sharks, Sea Bass, COBIA and "fish of the day", TRIGGER FISH.
INSHORE FLEET REPORT: Spanish Mackerel, Speckled and Grey Trout, Croakers and the tasty Sea Bass.
HEAD BOAT REPORT: Almost filled to capacity, the historical MISS OREGON INLET sailed with ease in the Roanoke Sound. The party caught a bounty of Sea Mullet, Croakers, Flounder, Pig fish, Grey Trout.
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21 billfish caught and released by offshore boats. A fine mixture of sailfish and marlin, whites and blues. One grandslam consisting of a blue marlin a sailfish and a whte marlin. Citations were listed for four bluemarlin, eight white marlin, five sailfish and 0ne for a 70 pound yellowfin tuna. Some nice gaffer dolphin, scattered yellowfin tuna and several wahoos. Inshore boats caught tailor bluefish and spanish mackerel. One wreck fishing trip caught seabass and triggefish. Open boats caught speckled trout. Miss Oregon Inlet had good croaker fishing with blowfish, sea mullet and sea robins.