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.
It was a great day today here at Oregon Inlet. Every boat in our fleet was out fishing. The offshore boats had excellent catches of dolphin, scattered yellowfin tuna and also a 47 lb. wahoo. One charter came back with a 201 lb. bigeye tuna. Also some billfish action, a sailfish and blue marlin were caught and released. Nearshore boats brought in lots of bluefish, spanish mackerel, trigger and spade fish and a 45 lb. red drum was caught and released. One nearshore boat had seabass, including one weighing 6 lbs. Inshore boats reported ample speckled trout catches.
Good size yellowfin tunas caught offshore. Several were 70 pounds and slightly over 70 pounds a peice. Tuna dominated the catches but some dolphin were caught as well. Citations were issued to Brent Robling and Bradley Eckley for the white marlin they caught and released. Sydney Robling got a citation for the 72 pound yellowfin tuna he caught. All are from Raleigh, NC. Ken Hill, from Youngsville, NC got a citation for the bluemarlin he caught and released. The bluemarlin was estimated to weigh around 550 to 600 pounds. Several wahoos were caught. Inshore boats had very good bottom fishing on triggerfish and black sea bass. Both these fish are very good eating. These triggerfish were big, one weighed three pounds. An amberjack was included in one of the catches. Open boats caught a lot of speckled trout. The speckled trout were numerous and good size up to 21 inches in length. There was a flyfishing expedition. They caught dolphin and spanish mackerel.
We had one boat go offshore today... landing 5 yellowfin tuna and 4 dolphin. Nearshore had a few blues, spanish mackeral. Inshore center console boats had great speckeled trout fishing. If your in the area please come down and watch them bring in the catches of the day, 3:30- 5:00pm.
There were very good catches of good size yellowfin tuna offshore and some good dolphin catches. The dolphin were average for size with some nice big gaffers included. Some blackfin tunas showing up.Three sailfish and a white marlin were caught and released. There were a lot of small yellowfin tunas released.Inshore boats had good bottom fishing for triggerfish, black sea bass and bluefish. Two open boats caught a variety of sharks mostly atlantic sharp noses. One open boat caught sea bass and triggerfish. One of the sea bass was a citation weighing 6 pounds. Miss Oregon Inlet caught triggerfish,flounders and sea mullet.
In Shore and Near Shore Fleets report a mixed bag of Spanish Mackerel, Sea Bass, Trigger Fish and Amberjacks. Somethin' yummy for the dinner table.
The Off Shore Fleet reports good catches of YELLOWFIN TUNA and Mahi Mahi (Dolphin) andCITATIONS GALORE!!!
The Ken Fortin party from Virginia Beach, Virginia hit a jack pot of fishin' fun with 3 WHITE MARLIN catch & release.
Michael Bryant conquered a 92 inch, 225 lb. Dusky Shark, which was released.
Samuel Fromille of Fallston, Maryland and Mark Huntley of Bel Air, Maryland caught and released a really nice SAILFISH
A 40 lb WAHOO was reeled in by Michael Fink of Boiling Spring, PA
Let's Hear One For The Girls, Andrea Gordon of Quinton, Virginia, a WHITE MARLIN (catch & release)
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.