Black and yellow fin tunas are still majority of the catches these offshore guys are bringing in! In the mix is some mahi and false albacore. Yesterday we were even seeing releases of blue marlins! Not a lot going on nearshore today as opposed to yesterdays cobia madness. Our single inshore guy that fished yesterday saw not only the same cobia but also red and black drum! Miss Oregon Inlet will be sailing tomorrow, and there is room for her 8am departure. Book online or walk in tomorrow and get in on the action!
Today we had fantastic fishing weather here on the Outer Banks, which was great after the past three blow days.
Our offshore boats came in with good catches of yellowfin tuna, with intermingled dolphin and wahoo.
Nearshore trips had plentiful catches of bluefish as well.
We need at least two additional folks to sign up for a good day of fishing on Miss Oregon Inlet tomorrow! She departs at 8:00 am sharp.
We were able to collect 5 citations today: 52 lb. wahoo, 102 & 105 lb. big eyes, 23 lb. black fin, and 70 lb. yellowfin tunas! A good mix of everything. Other than the citations, the offshore crews found themselves reeling in limits of yellowfin, a few mahi, and some false albacore. Our nearshore fleet is still bringing in bluefish... hundreds at a time! Inshore catches consisted of bluefish as well but also spanish mackeral, speckled trout and stripers!
Although our off shore fleet was not able to do any fishing due to the blow, nearshore boats Capt'n Duke and the Carolinian were in the meat with a load of bluefish! Capt'n Duke's party reeled in 138 blue fish and Carolinian's party scored 140 bluefish with 2 false albacore as well! As for our head boat, Miss Oregon Inlet, she managed a beautiful boat ride with cold murky water which resulted in slow fishing. No worries, the inshore boat will sail again Tuesday morning and the weather is predicted to be in favor for fishing! Give us a call at the fishing center or check out our website to learn more and/or purchase tickets for the Miss Oregon Inlet or the Safari dolphin tour.
Unfortunately, Mother Nature got the best of most parties today as it was blowing a gale with rain as well. Nearshore boat, Capt'n Duke braved the blow and made it back with 48lbs of tasty bluefish! As for our offshore guys, nobody made it out but we're hoping for better fishing weather Sunday.
These captains and mates can do it all! Our offshore parties came in with the same limits of yellowfin tuna as Monday, and it shows no sign of slowing down. Mahi is still coming to the docks as well as our first rounds of wahoo! Miss Oregon Inlet went out today and returned with a good mix of sea mullet, pigfish, pinfish, flounder, and a blue crab. But the largest crowd formed behind the nearshore fleet as the brought BARRELS of bluefish in! Somehow our photographer was able to push to the front so you could see for yourself.
Mother Earth's favorite color this season is yellow. The pollen is gone and the tunas are here! We had limits after limits of yellow fin come into the docks as early as 3 in the afternoon. Mahi was also in the mix as well as a sailfish release! We are putting make up trips together almost everyday, so be sure you sign up to get your tuna-bite fix. Miss Oregon Inlet also made it out fishing today and caught sea mullet and a single blue crab! Availability for the head boat is filling up quick for Tuesday and Wednesday so be sure to purchase your tickets online or give us a call at (800)272-5199.
Our fleet went for a hunt of their own this morning! Though few boats sailed, the crews kept busy. We had 3 charters brave through the inlet this morning, and brought plenty of yellowfin and mahi back to the docks. There was even a blue marlin release! Nearshore guys did great, nice quantity and size to the bluefish. Bonita mackerels have arrived! Our solo inshore charter was happy to report speckled trout and the beginning of a good rock fish season! After the last two days, these crews deserve it.
No sail today, the weather kept our entire fleet in the creek. Although, there was no fishing there was plenty of action here at the fishing center. From folks checking out the boats and meeting captains to getting a BBQ sandwich or t-shirt, it was a great day! Saturday's weather is looking just as freaky, so if you're looking for something to do come get some Dippin' Dots and check out our merchandise!
Today we had a total of twenty six boats fish, which means we're just getting closer to summer! Our inshore guys had some speckled trout, grey trout, striped bass, white perch and even flounder. As for our nearshore fleet; there were multiple reports of false albacore, some sharks and sea bass. Our offshore fleet had a great day as well; with reports of two blue fin tunas, eight black fin tunas, bonito mackerel and a sailfish release. The blue fin tunas resulted in citations for the lucky parties! The weather is not in our favor for fishing the next couple days, but be sure to check back for Sundays report.
Our guys worked hard on the water Wednesday with some good returns. The inshore fleet came back with reports of flounders, speckled trout, and rock fish! Nearshore guys followed in with sharks and false albacore. And lastly our offshore crews threw mixes of mahi mahi, false albacore, yellowfin and blackfin tunas onto the docks, as well as reporting a released sailfish! Regarding this weekends scheduled Miss Oregon Inlet season kickoff: it has been delayed until Saturday due to some mechanical issues. If you have booked tickets for Friday, reservationists will be calling you with the option of refunding or rescheduling. Thank you!
Not only did the tunas have some size on them today, but they were bountiful! Our offshore charter parties did not come back disappointed. There were even a few mahi mahi in the mix; expect more of them with the temperature warming up. Even the nearshore guys got some action and reeled in some pretty red drum! However if you're more of a watcher than catcher, our Safari dolphin tours begin this Saturday, April 20th. Plenty of availability is left, just give us a call here at the fishing center or go online and book yourself. We'll see you then!
The wind left everybody in their slips on Monday, but that doesn't mean we weren't busy! The phones kept the reservationists busy with inquiries about the Miss Oregon Inlet's opening day. She sails for the first time on Friday, April 19 to kick off the 2019 head boat season. There are still tickets available, but they are limited! Miss OI will go again Saturday, April 20th with a minimum of 10 persons.
Tunas are here. Tunas are there. Tunas everywhere! Yellowfin to be more specific. We also had some blackfin tunas as well as some mahi and king mackerel. Tomorrow looks like the wind may kick up a bit, jeopardizing some fishing time. But never count on the forecast here, it can change on a dime.