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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Outer Banks Fishing Report June 21, 2011

Surf Fishing Report: Sea Mullet and Blues.

Sound Fishing Report: The Little Bridge on the Nags Head/Manteo causeway reported No keeper trout and Croaker. The Oregon Inlet catwalk are catching nice size Blues, Sheepshead, and Black Drum.

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: Blues and Sand Perch.
Nags Head: Blues and a hand full of Spanish. Jennette’s: Blues and small Flounder
Outer Banks: Blues, Spot, Croaker and Perch.

Inshore Boats Report: Inshore boats caught Spanish, Specks and Flounder.
Offshore Boats Report: There were many limits of Dolphin caught offshore. A few Yellowfin Tunas were caught as well as a Wahoo offshore today to.

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Outer Banks Fishing Repor June 18, 2011

Surf Fishing Report:
The water has muddied and turn chilly with SW winds. The U. S. Army corps of Engineers Research Pier in Duck reported 55 degrees this morning. Not quite that cold at this end of the beach.

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Outer Banks Fishing Report June 16, 2011

Surf Fishing Report:
Today is the day you can keep Trout. Trout season is here. 6/day, 14 in and only 2 over 24 in.

Sound Fishing Report:
The Little Bridge on the Nags Head/Manteo causeway reported Speckle Trout, Gray Trout, Black Drum and Spot. I was told the Trout were biting on cut bait.
Oregon Inlet Bridge anglers are catching black Drum and Sheepshead.

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Outer Banks Fishing Report June 14, 2011

Sorry for the long break between reports.  Work has been nuts.  But here you go…

Finally. The fishing is great. The wind switched to North and the water temp is 75 degrees.
The Fritz Boyden Memorial Youth fishing tournament will be June 15th at all 4 piers.
Registration at 7:00 AM. Fishing- 8:00 AM-12:00PM. 4 to 9 yrs old, 10 to 16 yrs old.

Surf Fishing Report:
Spot, Flounder, Bluefish and Sea Mullet.

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2011 NC Recreational Coastal Waters Guide For Fishermen

The 2011 NC Recreational Coastal Waters Guide for Fishermen.  This document provides almost everything you need to know about fishing in the coastal waters of North Carolina.

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Outer Banks Weather June 1, 2011

5-Day Forecast

Today: Mostly Sunny, High: 83 F, Low: 73 F
Tomorrow: Partly Cloudy, High: 84 F, Low: 70 F
Friday: Partly Cloudy, High: 79 F, Low: 71 F
Saturday: Mostly Sunny, High: 80 F, Low: 73 F
Sunday: Isolated Thunderstorms, High: 83 F, Low: 73 F

Forecast Details:
Today: Mostly sunny. High 83F. Winds ENE at 5 to 10 mph.

Tonight: Partly cloudy with isolated thunderstorms possible. Low 73F. Winds SSW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 30%.

Tomorrow: Partly cloudy skies. High 84F. Winds N at 10 to 15 mph.

 

Fishing Report May 24, 2011

Surf Fishing Report:

Water temp is back down in 60 degrees. SW winds will do that to the water.

Sound Fishing Report:
The Little Bridge on the Nags Head/Manteo causeway reported Bluefish, Specks and Black Drum

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Fishing Report May 23, 2011

Surf Fishing Report:
Lots of Bluefish and Sea Mullet. Ramp 45 had the most and largest Blues.  Chris Dibler of Kitty Hawk, NC caught Blues at ramp 4. Flounder on the table tonight. It has been a while since I caught a keeper Flounder.

Sound Fishing Report:
The Little Bridge on the Nags Head/Manteo causeway reported early morning Trout, Flounder and Pinfish.

Pier Fishing Report:

  • Avalon: Big Blues.
  • Nags Head: Big Blues.
  • Outer Banks: Big Blues.

Inshore Boats Report:
Near shore boats caught nice size Blues and Flounder.
Finally, the water is warm enough to send the Cobia to our area.

Offshore Boats Report:

An 86 lb Wahoo was caught on Sunday. There were White and Blue Marlin releases. Plenty of Yellowfin Tuna and Dolphin.

NOAA 2011 Atlantic Hurricane Outlook

The Atlantic basin is expected to see an above-normal hurricane season this year, according to the seasonal outlook issued by NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center – a division of the National Weather Service.

Across the entire Atlantic Basin for the six-month season, which begins June 1, NOAA is predicting the following ranges this year:

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