Outer Banks Fishing Report June 22, 2011

The hot bait for black drum is peeler crabs which is the bait for the big ones. Fishing with peeler crab is messy. You remove the top shell, cut the crab into quarters. Remove the claws and legs and run the hook thru the knuckle and out the bottom shell. The bait will stay on the hook. That is where my problem happens to be. Black Drum are bottom feeders. The bait of choice are clams, fresh peeler or soft crab. Black Drum will show up in the spring when the water temp reaches 58 degrees.

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Surf Fishing Report: Bluefish, small Flounder and bottom fish. Pompano are caught on the south beaches. I have not heard of any on the northern beaches.

Sound Fishing Report:
The Little Bridge on the Nags Head/Manteo causeway reported Spot and Croaker.
The Bonner Bridge catwalk anglers are having good Sheepshead and Black Drum days.

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: Spot, Sea Mullet and small Flounder.
Nags Head: Blues and Croaker. Jennette’s: Blues, Sea Mullet and Croaker.
Outer Banks: Spot, Sea Mullet, Croaker, Trout and Flounder. Blues and Spanish early morning bite.

Inshore Boats Report:
Inshore boats caught Specks, Gray Trout, Flounder and Sharks. The nearshore boats decked Bluefish and Triggers. Miss Oregon Inlet caught Flounder.

Offshore Boats Report: Yellowfin Tuna were more than plentiful on Tuesday. There was a 90 lb citation Yellowfin Tuna caught. The charters caught their limits of Dolphin.

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