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.
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.