Surf Fishing Report:
HOT! That’s my weather and fishing prediction for today. Beautiful morning on the Outer Banks. No rain and sunshine! YESSSS. Winds out of the SW at 5-10 increasing a bit this afternoon with a chance of showers. North beaches reporting good catches of sea mullet, puppy and an occasional bluefish. Oregon Inlet is still producing some nice keeper puppy drum and sea mullet. South beaches hookin up black drum, sea mullet, croaker, puppy drum and pompano. Throw on a bathing suit and hit the beach!
Sound Fishing Report:
The Little Bridge on the Nags Head/Manteo causeway reported scattered catches of small trout, (can start keeping 4 a day per person, minimum 14 inches on June 15th), few spot, croaker and black drum. Sound charters (when they weren’t dodging lightning yesterday) pulled in some puppy drum, sea mullet, speckled trout, flounder and croaker. An Inlet charter had some nice stripers, drum, flounder and trout.
Pier Fishing Report:
Avalon: Sea mullet and spot. Water temp is 62.
Nags Head: Skates and sharks and sea mullet OH MY! Water temp is 65.
Jennette’s: Sea mullet and skate. Water temp is 66.
Outer Banks: Sea mullet and blow toads (chicken of the sea) Water temp is 67.
Inshore Boats/Nearshore Report:
Nice cobia landed yesterday weighing 58 lbs. Continued great catches of Spanish Mackerel and blues. Nearshore boats are catching Spanish and some amberjack. Weather was a little wicked yesterday for most inshore boats.
Offshore Boats Report:
Great morning for a scenic ride to the gulfstream in preparation for your TUNA workout! The yellowfin action was over-the-top yesterday with charters filling their fish boxes and back in by noon. Dolphin fishing was a little slower with a few gaffers showing up on the dock. Couple of sails and whites released. Hatteras wreck trip reported nice catches of triggers, amberjack and blackbelly rosefish. Offshore boats had several billfish releases and reported a 120 lb blacktip shark.
The Big Rock Marlin Tournament out of Morehead started Monday. “Inspiration” is still leading with their 754.3 pounds blue marlin. Looks like they may win it!