Thursday, 8/22/19

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Surf Fishing Report:
The winds picked up doing the day on Wednesday and today the ocean is cold and muddy.
Spanish and Bluefish were biting early at the point. Overall fishing was slow with a few Croaker reported scattered on Hatteras Island. Some Bluefish at Oregon Inlet.

Sound Fishing Report:
The Little Bridge on the Nags Head/Manteo causeway reported slow but some small Croaker, Trout, Flounder and Black Drum.

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: Spot.
Nags Head: 2 keeper Flounder and Bluefish.
Jennette’s: Spot, Sea Mullet, Pigfish and Sand Perch.
Outer Banks: Croakers.

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
Nearshore decked Albies, Bluefish, Ribbonfish and Spanish. Inshore reported Bluefish, Trout and

Offshore Boats Report:
The offshore boats returned to shore with a few Yellowfin, and Dolphin, Blackfin and Tilefish.

The winds are SW at 12 and the water temp is 59 degrees. Cloudy, breezy, small swells.

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Wedneday, 8/21/19

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Surf Fishing Report:
The Drum have been schooling for 4 days now. You can catch them right from the wash.
Sorry. I did not think this fishing report would be this late. Computer problems.

Sound Fishing Report:
The Little Bridge on the Nags Head/Manteo causeway reported slow

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon:
Nags Head:
Jennette’s: 14 in Puppy Drum, Bluefish, Croaker, Pompano, Flounder and Puffers.
Outer Banks: Sea Mullet, Spot, some small Puppy Drum.

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
Another day of catching and releasing Drum. Nearshore caught Ribbonfish, Spanish, Albacore and Triggers. Inshore Trout, Spanish and Drum.

Offshore Boats Report:
A profitable day for the blue water fleet catching limits of Dolphin, Blackfin, Yellowfin, Wahoo and limited out on Tilefish also. There were catch and release billfish as well.

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Tuesday, 8/20/19

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Surf Fishing Report:
Avon reported Spanish, Spot and Mullet with Buxton adding Ribbonfish and Bluefish and Spanish at the Point. Sea Mullet was caught at Frisco and Hatteras.
There was a good bite of Drum at the Inlet. A few Bluefish were also caught on the north beaches.

Sound Fishing Report:
The Little Bridge on the Nags Head/Manteo causeway a little slow. Small Trout, small Puppies and Croaker.

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: Spanish.
Nags Head: Bluefish, Spot, Trout, Mullet and Spanish.
Jennette’s: A 42 in King, Bluefish, Triggers, Spot and Pigfish.
Outer Banks: Bluefish on artificial bait.

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
The boats had a fabulous day catching and releasing Red Drum. Spanish ribbonfish and King Mackerel were caught as well. The inlet had Flounder and Sea Mullet and sound fishing Trout.

Offshore Boats Report:
The offshore had good conditions for a change and came back to the creek with limits of Tilefish, Dolphin, Wahoo and Tuna. Some Billfish were also caught.

The winds are W at 8 and the water temp is 72 degrees. Sunny, calm winds, mall swells.

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Monday, 8/19/19

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Surf Fishing Report:
The off and on rain we had this weekend created a problem with the roads. A good amount of flooding in Nags Head and in Hatteras. The sun is shining this morning, the water is clear and the day is looking good. There were Croaker and Ribbon fish caught at ramp 43 and 44. Anglers caught shark at the Point. Drum were caught at ramp 4. There were Flounder reported in Corolla.

Sound Fishing Report:
The Little Bridge on the Nags Head/Manteo causeway was slow all weekend. A few Trout early morning.

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: Blues and Spanish.
Nags Head: Blues, Spanish, Trout, Mullet and Spot.
Jennette’s: False Albacore, Sheepshead, Puffers and Burrfish
Outer Banks: Sea Mullet and Bluefish.

Offshore Boats Report:
The weather was the reason there were only 2 boats from the fleet fished yesterday. One offshore and one nearshore. The anglers fishing offshore brought in some good size Mahi and plenty Tuna. The nearshore caught Ribbonfish.

The winds are W at 7 and the water temp is 77 degrees. Sunny, Calm winds, small swells.

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Sunday, 8/18/19

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The weather is not helping. We have steady rain this morning. A dreary morning.
Surf fishing remains slow with Bluefish reported at ramps 43 and 44 yesterday and I got a few small Mullet and Croakers on our beaches.
The fleet caught their limits of Dolphin, Yellowfin, Blackfin and some Wahoo despite the rain.
The nearshore fleet Spanish, Ribbonfish and Sharks.
The inshore anglers are catching Trout and Red Drum.
The piers are slow.
Avalon: 2 Bluefish.
Nags Head: Slow.
Jennette’s: Slow.
Outer Banks: Zilch.

The winds are SE at 6 and the water temp is 65 degrees. Showers, calm winds, flat Ocean.

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Saturday, 8/17/19

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Surf Fishing Report:
There were Bluefish and Spanish caught at the point, Some Sea Mullet scattered. Some Sea Mullet, Spot on the north beaches with a few Bluefish caught at Ramp 4.

Sound Fishing Report:
The Little Bridge on the Nags Head/Manteo causeway reported Trout, Black Drum and Croaker.

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: Small bottom fish.
Nags Head: Small Spot and Mullet.
Jennette’s: Croaker.
Outer Banks: Mullet, Spot, Croaker.

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
The inshore fleet is having killer days catching limits of Trout, Red Drum, Bluefish and nearshore caught Ribbon fish, Spanish and Albacore.

Offshore Boats Report:
Despite the showers and the storms that occur off and on doing the day the fleet still manage to bring home Blackfin, Yellowfin and Dolphin. Also released 2 Sailfish and a Blue Marlin.

The winds are NW at 12 and the water temp is 69 degrees. Cloudy, breezy, flat Ocean.

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Friday, 8/16/19

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Surf Fishing Report:
We had showers in the morning and really strong electrical storms in the afternoon. Surf fishing overall remains slow. A few Sea Mullet and Croakers north of Avon, and some Spanish south of the point in the evening. Nothing has been reported north of the Inlet but I would say there would be the usual bottom fish if you are fishing.

Sound Fishing Report:
The Little Bridge on the Nags Head/Manteo causeway reported small Puppy Drum, Flounder, Trout and Croakers.

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: Spot, Sea Mullet, Bluefish, Flounder.
Nags Head: Spot, Mullet, Trout, False Albacore.
Jennette’s: Black Sea Bass, Croaker, Sea Mullet, Triggers, Spot, Bluefish and False Albacore.
Outer Banks: Spot.

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
Nearshore caught Spanish and Ribbonfish. Inshore Speckled Trout.

Offshore Boats Report:
The blue water charters filled their fish boxes with plenty meat fish catching Mahi, Blackfin, Yellowfin and Wahoo. Tilefish were awarded to the bottom fishermen.

The winds are SW at 4 and the water temp is 67 degrees. Cloudy, calm winds, small swells.

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Thursday, 8/15/19

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Surf Fishing Report:
We have another hot day, cold Ocean, muddy water and grassy. Fishing is slow and I got nothing but few Spanish at the Point.

Sound Fishing Report:
The Little Bridge on the Nags Head/Manteo causeway reported slow with a few Croaker.

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: Lots of Spot, 1 Flounder, Sea Mullet and Gray Trout.
Nags Head: Sea Mullet and plenty Spot.
Jennette’s: Croaker.
Outer Banks: Croaker and Sea Mullet.

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
Inshore open boats caught Ribbonfish, Red Drum, Striper, Spanish, Trout, and Albacore. Nearshore decked Spanish, Albacore and Ribbonfish.

Offshore Boats Report:
Only 5 boats fished from Oregon Inlet Wednesday. There were Blackfin and Mahi caught and a Blue Marlin citation.

The winds are W at 5 and the water temp is 57 degrees. Cloudy, calm wind, small swells.

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Wednesday, 8/14/19

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Surf Fishing Report:
There were Sea Mullet, Spot, Bluefish and some early morning and late afternoon Spanish scattered on Hatteras Island. North of the Inlet some Sea Mullet, Spot, Flounder and Bluefish. Another hot day on the Outer Banks. The Ocean is flat, muddy and glassy and cold

Sound Fishing Report:
The Little Bridge on the Nags Head/Manteo causeway reported small Trout, small Puppy Drum and Croakers.

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: Croaker, Spot and Mullet.
Nags Head: Spot, Mullet, Trout, Flounder and Bluefish.
Jennette’s: Sand Perch.
Outer Banks: Sheepshead and bottom fish.

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
The nearshore fleet decked Spanish, King Mackerel and Albacore. Inshore Trout, Flounder and Sea Mullet.

Offshore Boats Report:
The offshore fleet continues to having good catches of Dolphin, Yellowfin Tuna, some Wahoo and plenty Tilefish. The Billfish tournament is going on a Pirates Cove. They have 71 boats fishing.

The winds are SW at 13 and the water temp is 56 degrees. Sunny, breezy, flat Ocean.

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Tuesday, 8/13/19

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Surf Fishing Report:
Surf fishing was good on all the beaches with the north beaches on Hatteras Island catching Pompano, Sea Mullet, Spot and Bluefish in Avon, Spanish and Sea Mullet in Buxton with Spanish at the Point. Frisco had Sea Mullet and Pompano with Hatteras also having Sea Mullet and Bluefish. Local fisherman Joe White said the Drum bite and Bluefish bite was good at the Inlet. There were Spot, double headers in Kitty Hawk, Sea Mullet, Bluefish scattered on our beaches with Spanish caught far north in Carova.

Sound Fishing Report:
The Little Bridge on the Nags Head/Manteo causeway reported Trout and bottom fish.

Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: 55 lb Shark, 30 lb Cobia, Spanish and Bluefish.
Nags Head: Spanish, Flounder, 2 Citation Kings, Trout, Bluefish and Mullet.
Jennette’s: Sea Mullet, Pigfish, Croaker, Black Sea Bass, Puffer, Sheepshead, Pompano and Spanish.
Outer Banks: Spot, Sea Mullet, Spanish, Bluefish, and Pompano

Inshore Boats/nearshore Report:
Nearshore is catching Ribbonfish, Spanish and Bluefish. Good Trout fishing in the sounds.

Offshore Boats Report:
It has been a busy for offshore boats with the Alice Kelly Tournament finishing up with a 106 boats fishing and now the Pirates Cove Billfish tournament beginning.

The winds are S at 8 and the water temp is 69 degrees. Sunny, light winds, flat Ocean.

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