Today there were twenty two offshore boats that headed out for the Gulf Stream. They returned with scattered yellowfin tuna and gaffer dolphin, but the star of the day was all the big eye tuna that they landed. I do not have all of the weights at this writing, but I can share what I have with you: 182, 147, 133, 104, 176 and 168 lbs.
A wide variety of good catches at the Gulf Stream. One boat caught and release two blue marlin and had some good size yellowfin tuna. Another boat caught three bigeye tunas weighing 114,195,and 122 pounds. Two other Bigeye tunas brought in weighing 100lbs and 189lbs. Several limits of gaffer size dolphin were caught. A pair of white marlin were caught and released on one boat along with 5 yellowfin tunas and 2 dolphin. Nearshore boats had good spanish mackerel, bluefish fishing and 56lb cobia. Open boats had some beautiful speckled trout. There have been a lot of speckled trout that were under the legal limit size but one boat had a nice catch and only threw back two. One open boat caught three cobias and some spanish mackerel. Paul Lemon from Glouster, Va. got two citations for blue marlin releases. Danny Day from Mount Airy, Md. got a citation for the white marlin catch and release. A private boat weighed in at the fishing center's weighing station a nice 54 pound cobia.
Today was a great day on the water. Our offshore fleet returned with excellent catches of dolphin, scattered yellowfin tuna, one of which was 86 lbs, wahoo and two sailfish were released. Nearshore brought in lots of bluefish, spanish mackerel and some keeper flounder. Inshore trips had a good day of speckled trout fishing and flounder.
It was a beautiful day at Oregon Inlet. Inshore charters had a great day catching speckled trout with weights from 2 to 4 lbs. Nearshore charters had some good catches of bluefish and spanish mackerel. There were some flounder caught on Miss Oregon Inlet as well as on the inshore charters. Offshore charters came back with a mixture of yellowfin tuna, dolphin and wahoo. One boat had a bigeye tuna weighing in at 187 lbs. Great catch for Alex Cox of Centreville, Md. There were several billfish releases as well. White Marlin releases by Scott Schermerhorn, Brad Gettinger and Sam Blair. Blue Marlin release by Ronald Rowles. Great job guys! We had a photo sent in by Steve Johnson, which we've added to this report.
Today's catches cannot be expressed in pictures. Too much going on to be in the right place at the right time. Offshore yellowfin tuna,dolphin some of which were gaffers and some nice wahoos. David Autin from Henrico Va. got a citation for the 66 pound wahoo he caught. Michele Smith landed a 55 pond wahoo for a citation. Lucky Stretch from Drewryville, Va, got a citation for releasing a bluemarlin. Inshore boats caught tailor bluefish, one inshore boat added some flounders to the speckled trout. Open boats caught speckled trout. One open boat added two 17 inche flounders to the speckled trout. Miss Oregon Inlet caught flounders in the morning and flounders with blowfish in the afternoon.
The offshore boats caught yellowfin tuna and gaffer size dolphin. Several good size bigeye tunas were caught. Paul Lemon from Glouster, Va. got two citations one for sailfish release and one for a blue marlin release.Danny Day got a citation for a white marlin release. The bigeyes ranged from 84 pounds to 143 pounds each. Inshore boats caught lots of spanish mackerel and tailor bluefish. Ocasionally a school of 12 pound bluefish show up inshore. All day inshore trips are catching trigger fish and blacksea bass while bottom fishing and spanish mackerel and bluefish trolling. Open boats caught spanish mackerel and bluefish. Several cobias were caught. Open boats fishing in the sound caught bluefish running around a pound and a half and speckled trout. Miss Oregon Inlet caught a variety of fish.
Today our Offshore boats had great catches of Dolphin, as well as Good Yellowfin Tuna catches and scattered Wahoo catches.Our Offshore fleet also brought in some great Citations including two Citation sized Big Eye Tunas weighing in at 176 pounds and 140 pounds, as well as two Blue Marlin releases. Our Nearshore boats had Wonderful mixed bag of fish today with Trigger fish, Sea Bass, Spanish Mackerel and Tile fish. Citations on our Nearshore fleet included two Citation sized Cobia weighing in at 67 pounds and 47 pounds! Our Inshore fleet came back with Cobia and Sharks, and our Headboat the Miss Oregon Inlet came back with catches of croakers! It was a great day here at Oregon Inlet, and I am proud to share it with our readers!
Offshore boats had good catches of yellowfin tuna, gaffer size dolphin and several bigeye tunas. There were lots of fish on the screens indicating excellent fishing ahead. Bill Pucher from Cape Charles, Va. got a citation for his 143 pound bigeye tuna. Gregory Williams from Midlothian, Va. also got a citation for his 149 pound bigeye tuna. Inshore bottom fishing produced triggerfish, black sea bass, spanish mackerel and tilefish. Several good catches of tailor bluefish were made. Open boats caught several cobias. Very good spanish mackerel catches were made at one location and 12 pound bluefish were caught casting into them. Miss Oregon Inlet caught a variety of fish, bottom fishing in the sound
Our offshore fleet had a great day today. They all came in with their limits of yellowfin tuna, scattered dolphin and an 85lb. Big Eye tuna. Our nearshore boats pulled in tiles, sea bass, good bluefish and spanish mackerel. The inshore fleet caught trout, sharks and cobia.
This day started out quite nice with some specatcularly beautiful clouds. Beryl was due to arrive later on in the day permitting enough time to get some offshore fishing. The catches were all good but mixed between dolphin and yellowfin tuna. Three citation size bigeye tunas were caught.Kimberly Cook from Chilligothe, Ohio got a citation for her 142 pound bigeye, Scott Breidenbach from Pottstown, Pa got a citation for his 114 pound bigeye. A 172 pound bigeye was also caught. Nearshore one boat sailed and had good bluefish fishing. An open boat caught speckled trout. Beryl did pass by on schedule putting a lot of moisture in the ground.
CITATIONS...Congrats to Daniel Gibbons of Princeton, Wisconsin reeled in a 57 lb. WAHOO...Jim Breckenridge of Portsmouth, Virginia caught and released a BLUE MARLIN (total of 3 blue marlin released for the day). Other Off Shore charters returned with their LIMITS of DOLPHIN, boat loads of YELLOW FIN TUNA and several WAHOO. In Shore reports BIG BLUES, SHARK, COBIA...from the Near Shore half day fishermen, the take home was SPANISH MACKERAL, COBIA, TRIGGER. All day Near Shore trips > BLACK SEA BASS, ALBACORE and LIMITS of TILE. WOW...what a GREAT day! "Reel good" blues in the AM and flounder & sea mullet in the PM from THE MISS OREGON INLET. Available to run half day tips (leaving port @ 7:00am & Noon) are Near Shore, In Shore, and Head Boat charters. Off Shore, Near Shore & In Shore charters are available for all day trips. COME BY THE OREGON INLET FISHING CENTER or CALL TODAY...we're booking FAST..800-272-5199
Offshore boats had a good day catching yellowfin tuna and gaffer size dolphin. In addition several citaions were recorded. James Dougherty from Kitty Hawk caught and released a 40 pound jack crevalle measuring 41 inches in length. That is a powerful fish I imagine Mr.Dougherty had an exciting time with it. Mr. Shane Francis from Kill Devil Hills caught a 81 pound cobia that measured 65 inches in length. That is a nice trophy. Mr. Brodie Beasley from Pittsboro, NC got a 150 pound bigeye tuna. Mr. Peter Dunklee From Yorktown, Va. landed a 55 pound wahoo another impressive fish reminds one of a torpedo. Mr. Sam Arnold from Fort Defiance, Va. got a 43 pound wahoo. Inshore boats caught tailor bluefish.
Today was, without a doubt, a fantastic day of fishing here at Oregon Inlet. There were twenty two boats that went offshore today and they returned with limits of yellowfin tuna and lots of dolphin including gaffer dolphin. There were two citation big eye tuna landed weighing 236 lbs. and 207 lbs., as well as wahoo and white marlin which were released. Nearshore trips had excellent catches of bluefish and spanish mackerel and an inshore trip caught a 55 lb. citation cobia, as well as spanish mackeral. Don't forget that tomorrow, 5/28/12, our headboat begins two trips a day. If you want to go in the morning come in at 6:30am to buy your tickets and come in at 11:30 to purchase tickets for the afternoon trip.