Welcome to Oregon Inlet Fishing Center
About Oregon Inlet Fishing Center:
Oregon Inlet Fishing Center is the home of the largest and most modern fishing fleet on the eastern seaboard. A full service marina, Oregon Inlet offers a comprehensive fishing experience for the “old salt” or the vacationing fisherman.
Whether you are seeking the unique challenge offered by Off Shore Canyon fishing in the Gulf Stream, Big Blue Fish wrestling matches, or Inlet / Sound full and half-day excursions, Oregon Inlet offers the ideal combination of seasoned, experienced skippers, a well stocked marina and the best location on North Carolina’s Outer Banks!
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MISS OREGON INLET
The OPEN BOAT FLEET...Takes INSHORE/SOUND Charters
Inshore Open Center Console Boats Fishes year around, weather permitting. This is more of a personalized trip. Maximum of 4 people, light tackle fishing, your party and captain. Inshore trips consist of fishing in the sound or right off the back of the beach, depending on weather and target fish. Half days are $385.00 or full days $670.00. Species of fish depend on time of year, stripers, cobia, speckle and gray trout, flounder, sheepshead, puppy drum, blues, sharks, albacore.
Oregon Inlet and surrounding waters abound with many species of fish, such as spot, croaker, flounder, grey and speckled trout, bluefish, puppydrum, mullet, cobia, sea bass and many others. Bring the entire family and enjoy a day of fishing on the Headboat "Miss Oregon Inlet", a sleek 65 footer. Powered by twin V-8-71 diesels, she is equipped with complete electronics including loran, fathometers, ship-to-shore and C.B. radios. When you fish aboard the "Miss Oregon Inlet" bait and tackel is provided along with an experienced captain and two mates to make your trip more enjoyable - everything you need to fish is provided. If you prefer not to fish, a Twilight Cruise sails Thursday and Friday 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. Whatever your choice you are sure to enjoy yourself ... So come with us on the Miss Oregon Inlet.
Near Shore and Off Shore Fleet
Near shore Boats Fishes year around weather pemitting. These boats can accommodate 6 people max. You have a captain and mate. Mostly trolling in the sound or right off the back of beach half days $490.00.There are also wreck fishing trips available near shore. Species of fish depend on time of year, blues, spanish mackerels, stripers, cobias, flounder, puppy drum, and albacore. Full day trip/ Intermediate $980.00 you can go further out for deep drop bottom fishing for black sea bass, tiles, king mackerels and grouper. Offshore Fishes year around weather permitting. These boats can accommodate 6 people max. You have a captain and mate. Goes out 20-30 miles to the Gulf Stream. All day trips only, at a rate of $1750.00. Species of fish depend on time of year. Yellowfin tuna, bigeye tuna, bluefin tuna, blackfin tuna, dolphin (mahi-mahi), blue and white marlin, sailfish are some of the normal catches.
Fish We Catch:
Blue Marlin June - September, March - November
The Atlantic Ocean's premier gamefish. Many are caught each year in excess of 700 pounds.
White Marlin July - October, March - November
These acrobatic marlin are caught frequently off our coast with multiple hookups occuring often.
Big Bluefish October - December, March - May, February - June, September - December
These large fish are hard fighters and many reach 20 pounds. Delicious when smoked.
Taylor Bluefish May - September, April - November
Scrappy fighters and better eating than their bigger relatives when fried, broiled or grilled.
Sailfish May - October, March - November
This spectacular billfish is highly prized as a mount. Mounts can be obtained without killing the fish.
Yellowfin Tuna September - May, Year-Round
These hard fighters are excellent table fare and are a year-round resident of our waters.
Dolphin June - September, March - November
One of the most beautiful of all gamefish and delicious with a firm, white, flaky meat.
Fishing Report for the weeks of 10-14-12, 10-21-12
These past couple of weeks have been great for the meat fishing! Our Offshore boats have been lining the docks with Blackfin Tuna, some pretty Yellowfin Tuna, Some nice sized Wahoo, as well as Dolphin, they were also stopping on the way home to grab up some Tile Fish and Black Sea Bass. The Nearshore have been bringing back False Albacore and lots of Blue Fish. Inshore they have been bringing in Red DRum, Puppy Drum, Speckeled Trout, and a few Flounders. Our Headboat the Miss ORegon Inlet had reports of good bottom fishing which was good for there last week for the season, and we would all like to thank you for another wonderful headboat season! If you would like to book a reservation or just caht with us about whats going on in our waters give us a call at 1-800-272-5199 or visit our website at http://www.oregon-inlet.com/. If the fish are in the water we will do our best to get you on them!
Fishing Report for the week of 10/8/12
this past week has been great doplphin fishing with limits being brough back to the docks daily. Also we have had Yellowfin Tuna Brought back in as well as Blackfin Tuna, and wahoo. The billfishing has been slow with only a few release citiations. Nearshore they have been catching Bluefish, Cobia, Black Drum, and Red Drum. They have also caught Tilefish and trigger fish on the All Day Trips. the Inshore boats are catching Puppy Drum, Bluefish, Speckled trout and Grey Trout. Our Headboat the Miss Oregon Inlet has been catching Sea Mullet and Pigfish. If you would like to book something with us feel free to give us a call at 1-800-727-5199 or visit our website at www.fishingoregoninlet.com.
Fishing Report for the weeks of 9-23-12, 9-30-12
Within in the past two weeks the fishing has been great, with 500 catch and release on Billfish last weekend alone! This weekend the Meat fishing has really picked up with really good numbers in the Dolphin catch, and the Yellowfin Tuna are starting to show thier fishy little faces again! the Blackfin Tuna are still hanging around with good numbers in them as well. Our Nearshore boats have been doing real well with the Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish, i am hoping to see some more variety in the comming weeks! Our Inshore boats have brought back Flounders, Speckeled Trout and Trigger fish! All and all there are plenty of fish in the sea, and Oregon Inlet Fishing Center can find them!
Fishing Report for the week of 9-16-12
This week in fishing has been eventful! With a couple of Tournaments that came to an end this week, Congrats to everyone who participated! The Billfishing is wonderful this year and I was talking to a local fixture down here at the Fishing Center who said that it was the best Billfish season he had seen in years! The Meat fishing was also good this week as well with Blackfin tunas, Wahoos, a couple Yellowfin Tuna, as well as some nice sized Dolphin. Our nearshore fleet has had a good week with Flounders, Bluefish, Speckeled Trout and Sea Mullet. Our Inshore boats have come back with Flounders, Grey Trout. Our Headboat the Miss Oregon Inlet has come back with a little bit of everything this week with the guest list including Flounders, Grey Trout, Sea Mullet, Croakers, Pigfish and Pufferfish! The summer is winding down but there is still some pretty decent fishing out there so come on down talk to us girls at the booking desk we will do our best to make youre fishing dreams come true, and if your real nice we might even do a little fish dance for you!
Fishing Report for the week of 8-9-12
The first part of the week the fishing was great we had alot of boats out and they came back with lots of Dolphin and some Yellowfin Tuna, Blackfin Tuna, and Wahoo. The Billfishing was really good as well boats came back in with flags flying! with rigged up running an overnight trip and caught 17 White Marlin! The Nearshore boats are still bringing in Spanish Mackerel, but we have added some new players in the nearshore with False Albacore and Amberjacks being brought back! the Inshore boats are catching Grey Trout, Speckled Trout, Flounders and Cobia. Our Headboat The MIss Oregon Inlet has brought back Flounders, Croakers and some Pig Fish. If you would like to book a trip or see how the fishing is give our website a peak at http://www.oregon-inlet.com/, or give us a call at 1-800-272-5199.Today the strom offshore has the boats laid in for the most part, if you cant fish the waves are good this morning!
Fishing Report for the week of 8-26-12
This week our Offshore fleet has brought back great numbers in Blackfin Tuna also a few Yellowfin Tuna, some good sized Wahoo and some Dolphin! The Billfish report for the week is all good with great numbers in all species, along with some Grand Slams caugh this week! The Nearshore boats are still tearing up the Bluefish and Spanish mackerel there is some great fishing going on Nearshore. Inshore they had great speckled Trout fishing as well as a few flounders. We had 8 boats travel to Virginia Beach VA for a Tournament, I havent Heard and results yet but I hope they had a good time! Our Headboat the Miss Oregon Inlet had a good week as well she had some catches of Croakers and Sea Mullet. If you would like to book a trip with us or come check out the catches of the day ride on down hwy 12 south to the foot of the Donner bridge we will be on youre right hand side and we are here everyday untill 7:00pm. If you cant make it to us you can call us at 1-800-272-5199 and we will do our best to make youre fishing becams become a "reelality"
Fishing Report for the week of 8/19/12
This week our Offshore fleet had has some great catches of Yellowfin Tuna which is rare for this time of year, also Blackfin Tuna catches. The Dolphin catch is fantastic with limits being brought in almost everyday! The billfishing has gone well with lots of White Marlin, Blue Marlin, and Sailfish releases. The Pirates Cove Tournament was on this week with Bi-Op-Sea taking First place, Sea Breeze taking second and Trophy Hunter taking third, Congrats guys keep up the great work!Our Nearshore fleet have been bringing in Bluefish by the barrels, with great catches of Spanish Mackerel! The Nearshore boats that have fished the wrecks this week have caught Tile Fish and False Albacore. Our Inshore fleet have been catching awsome Speckled Trout, nice sized Flounder, a few Cobia and Triggerfish. Our Headboat the Miss Oregon Inlet has been catching some of everythng, and its a real good family event! the Headboat has caught Croakers, some keepr Flounders as well a Sea Bass. If you would like to book anythng with us or check out the catches of the day feel free to head on down HWY 12S to the foot of the Bonner Bridge, come Chat with the beautiful girls at the booking desk, or chat with our fabulous captians we will do our best to make youre fishing dreams become a "reelaity"
Fishing Report From the week of 8/12/12
This week offshore has been productive even with the blow day! Our boats have come back with fantastic catches of Dolphin both Gaffers and Bailers, also there are some Tuna still hanging around, most notable a 232 pound big eye that was reported on tuesday! the Billfish have been off the hook, with big numbers on the catch and release. Wednesday there were 67 Billfish caught and released they are on fire! our Nearshore boats have been slaying the Bluefish and the Spanish Mackerel on Half Day trips and Full day trips have been bringing in nice catches of Trigger Fish and Amberjacks. the inshore boats have done well this week also catching Speckled Trout, Gray Trout and Sheepshead. Yesterday despite the weather we had a Inshore boat brave the weather and caught a Black Tip Shark and a Hammerhead Shark! Our Headboat The Miss Oregon Inlet has been catching Sea Bass, Croakers, Flounders and Sea Mullet just to name a few! If you would like to come see the catches of the day we do have the Alice Kelly Tourament going on today and the Whole fleet out to the gulfstream, they should return anywhere from 3:30pm to 5:00pm. You can check out the catches of the day and chat with us girls at the booking desk, we will do our best to make youre fishing dreams become a "reelality"!
Fishing Report for the week of 7/29/12
This week our Offshore fleet has been racking up thier flag count with lots of Sailfish, Blue Marlin, White marlin releases, also had a Spearfish release as well this week! In addition to all the flags we have been counting this week there were also some nice catches of Yellowfin Tuna, nice sized dolphin catches and some Wahoo. There have been a few vistors to our docks such as Blackfin tuna and a couple nice sized Big Eye Tuna and a baccacuda. Our Nearshore fleet have been slaying the Bluefish, they have also been catching Trigger Fish, Amberjacks, Sea Bass, Spanish Mackerel and Tile Fish. Our Inshore fleet have been bringing in Speckeled Trout, also a few King Mackerel and Cobia. Our headboat the Miss Oregon Inlet have been bringing in Flounder, Croaker, Sea Mullet and Grey Trout. If you would like to book a trip with us feel free to conact us at 1-800-272-5199 or visit our website at www.fishingoregoninlet.com, if you are in the area this afternoon around 3:30 this afterrnoon come on down to the fishing center and check the catches of the day, chat with the girls at the Booking desk, they will do their best to make youre fishing dreams become a "reelaity"!
Fishing Report for the week of 7/22/12
This week in fishing has been a little slow but still great no the less. The Offshore fleet has come back in with catches of Yellowfin Tuna, Dolphin and Wahoo. The Billfishing this week has been out of this world, there were flags flying for every boat that went out this week! Our Nearshore boats have had great luck with lots of Bluefish, some Amberjacks, Spanish Mackerel, Trigger Fish, Sharks, Cobia, and some nice sized Red Drum. Our Inshore boats have had luck as well with catches of Speckled Trout, Grey Trout, Sea Bass as well as sharks! Our Headboat The Miss Oregon Inlet is doing great with catches of Croakers, Spot and Flounders. If you would like to book any of our wonderful fleet of charter boats give us a call at 1-800-272-5199 or visit our website at www.fishingoregoninlet.com we will do our best to make youre fishing dreams become a "reelality".
Fishing Report the week of 7/15/12
This week in fishing has been wonderful! Our Offshore guys have been "killing" the Billfish, and yesterday there wher 70 catch and release of billfish for the entire fleet out there in the big blue waters of the Gulfstream, we also had two Grandslams reported on 7/12/12! For those who dont know a "Grandslam" is when you catch a Blue Marlin, a White Marlin, and a Sailfish. other than the Billfish they have been bringing in some Yellowfin Tuna, a Couple Blackfin Tuna, Dolphin and Wahoo. The Nearshore they have been catching Bluefish, Albacore, Triggerfish, Trout, Spanish Mackerels, Amberjacks and Tile fish. Inshore they have been catching Big Drum, Sharks, Cobia and Speckled Trout. Our Headboat The MIss Oregon Inlet has been catching Flounders, Pigfish, Croakers and Pufferfish. If you would like to book a trip with us you can call us at 1-800-272-5199 or you can visit us at www.fishingoegoninlet.com we will do our best to make you're fishing dreams become a "reelality"! we have also had some great reports from the Bonner Bridge Catwalk. Nice big sheepshead
Fishing Report for the week of July 9th
This week in fishing has been intresting to say the least! Offshore I have had reports of Great dolphin fishing, many of the Dolphins being gaffers and citiation sized. The Yellowfin Tuna fishing has dropped off quite a bit but there are still some being brought to the docks as well as a few Blackfin Tuna and some Wahoo. The Billfish are starting to pick up as they do each year around July and August, so we will be counting flags!! Nearshore the boats are doing a bang up business with Spanish Mackerel and Bluefish, with a few flounders, Cobia, Red Drum, Sea Bass and Amberjack. Inshore they have been doing great on the Speckled Trout fishing, they are also bringing in Flounders, Amberjacks, Trigger fish, Cobia and some Sharks. Our Headboat The Miss Oregon Inlet is catching Flounders, Sea Mullet, Sea Robins, Trigger fish, Puffer fish and Grey Trout. If you would like to book a boat or purchase tickets for our Headboat feel free to give us a call at 1-800-272-5199. You can also Visit our website at www.fishing oregoninlet.com, we will do our best to make your fishing dreams a "reelality"!
Fishing Report for the week of July 1st
This week of fishing was mixed, We either had Lots of Yellowfin Tuna or lots of Dolphin fish. Among the usual we also had a great week with the catch and release of Billfish, and also some good citiation sized Wahoo catches. Our Nearshore boys had an equally great week reporting catches of Triggerfish, Spade fish, Bluefish, Bontia, Albacore, Spanish Mackerel and Amberjacks. Our Inshore fleet has also had a good week comming back with Peckled Trout, Good sized Cobia as well as a citiation sized Sea Bass and Triggerfish. Our Headboat the Miss Oregon Inlet has come back wioth Tiggerfish, Croakers, Pigfish, Sea Robbins, Flounders, Mullet, Sea Bass and Pigfish. If you would like to book with us you can visit our website at www.fishingoregoninlet.com or call us at 1-800-272-5199, we will be happy to make your fishing dreams become a "reelality"!
fishing report week of 6/17/12
This week of fishing was great in the begining of the week but slacked off towards the end due to the noreaster we had come through. great catches of Yellowfin tuna, some beautiful citiation sized Big Eye tunas, both gaffer and school sized Dolphin were caught as well as some Blue Marlin and White Marlin and a few Wahoo on our gulfstream charters! Our nearshore and Inshore boys have been fishing through the weather and brought some great catches of Bluefish and Spansih Mackerel as well as some Speckled trout, there were also some catches of Cobia! With the weather being what it is we still had a great week of fishing here at Oregon Inlet, and hope that you will give us a call at 1-800-272-5199 to book a charter, or you can visit our website at www.oregon-inlet.com for booking info, you can also book a Make-up charter from our website as well!
Fishing Report for week of 6/10/12
This week has been a great week of fishing, the first part of the week our Offshore fleet tore up fishing! Great catches of Dolphin fish and Yellowfin Tuna. There were also some tremendous Big Eye Tunas brought in. OUr Nearshore and Inshore fleets have been doing well also with great catches of Spanish Mackerel, Bluefish, Speckled Trout, Flounders as well as some Great Cobia catches! If you would like to book a trip give us a call at 1-800-272-5199 or visit our website at www.fishingoregoninlet.com. We will do our best to make you're fishing dreams become a "reelality"
fishing report 6/3/12
Fishing has been out of this world! Our Offshore fleet have been bringing in lots of Yellowfin Tuna, Dolphin, Wahoo as well as Blue Marlin and White Marlin. Our Nearshore and Inshore fleet have been bringing in Tile fish, Sea Bass, Trigger Fish, Spanish mackerel as well as some Bluefish. Our Inshore fleet have been bringing in Blue Fish, Speckled Trout as well as some niced sized Cobia. Our Headboat the Miss Oregon Inlet have been bringing in Flounder, Croakers, Pigfish as well as Blow Toads! We have had some great fishing these past weeks and the summer is gearing up to be great! If you would like to book a trip give us a call at 1-800-272-5199. We also have headboat trips as well as make-ups you may also visit our website at www.fishingoregoninlet.com, we will make you're fishing dreams become a "reelality"
fishing report weekend 4/28-4/29/12
Saturday april 28 we had 17 Offshore boats, 1 Nearshore, and 2 Inshore boats. Our Offshore fleet had great catches of dolphin, good catches of Yellowfin tuna and one citation sized Big Eye tuna that was brought in by Tommy Smith of Burlington NC on the Trophy hunter! Our nearshore boat had fair catches of bluefish, and our Inshore guys had Fair catches of trout. Sunday was a slow day opf fishing with only 4 Offshore, 1 Nearshore, and 1 Inshore.Our Offshore boats came back with catches of tile fish, dolphin, and yellowfin tuna. Our Inshore and Nearshore boats came back with cathes of flounder, bluefish, and trout. We have 1 boat Offshore today if you are in the area and would like to see the catches of the day head on down between 3:30pm and 5:00pm to check them out! As always we will have hot dogs on the gril BBQ in the pot and some great tshirts to check out, if you would like to book a charter you can talk to the wonderful ladies at the booking desk while youre down. If you cannot make it to our store you can call the booking desk at 1-800-272-5199, or visit our website at www.fishingoregoninlet.com.
fishing report thursday 4/18/12
yesterday we had 4 boats out to the gulfstream yesterday and they came back with some yellowfin tuna and a wahoo. We have 3 boats out to the gulfstream today so if you are in the area between 3:30 and 5pm come on down check out our new line of tshirts and check out the catches of the day. If you would like to book a charter with us you can come see us at the booking desk, check out our website at www.fishingoregoninlet.com or give us a call at 1-800-272-5199. We do have make-ups for people without a full party of 6 you can sign up either in person or on our website.
fishing report for week of 4/15/12
It has been a great week for the yellowfin tuna! we have also had some nice big wahoo's brought back in and a scattered dolphin here and there. Our inshore boat season is starting to pick back up we have had catches of dogfish and releases of sea bass!
Fishing Report for easter sunday
We had a FANTISTIC Yellowfin Tuna day! we had 11 boats out to the gulfstream yesterday and they all came back with their limits of yellowfin! There were also a few wahoo and a mako shark! we have three boats out to the gulfstream today, a nearshore and an inshore boat out today if you are in the area the inshore and nearshore boats come back at 11:30 and our gulfstream boats return between 3 and 5 pm, come on down check out our tshirts grab a hotdog and watch the boats bring in their catches of the day. If you would like to book a charter come see the ladies at the booking desk and they will hook you up! If you cannot make it to us and would like any infomation on booking you can visit our website at www.fishingoregoninlet.com or give us a call 800-272-5199
Fishing Report for the week of March 23 2012
This weeks fishing has been GREAT for Tuna, both Yellowfin and Bluefin were caught this week, we have also had some limits of Tilefish brought back to the docks as well, its a beautiful week and there are plenty of fish in the sea to be caught! If you are in the Oregon Inlet area this afternoon around 4pm come on down and check out the fish being brought back to the docks.
March 15 2012
yesterday was yet again a bluefin tuna day, we had five charter boats in the gulfstream and many private boats that went out from the back parking lot. They came back to the docks with tales of bluefin release's and some that were brought back to the docks. There were also some yellowfins and tiles brought back to the docks. We have seven boats out today so if you are in the area this afternoon come on down the fishing center and check out the catch of the day.
Oregon Inlet Fishing
We had one boat go offshore today and returned with a catch of a dozen blackfin tuna.
Happy New Year
Today was a great day of fishing. Three offshore boats went out and two returned with their limits of yellowfin, seven blackfin tuna, a 34lb. wahoo and an 80lb. mako shark. The third boat caught sea bass, three big bluefish and tilefish, one of which waass a 10lb. citation.
Our offshore fleet reported in early with a couple of limits of yellowfin tuna and a few blackfin tuna.
An inshore charter brought in a 51 inch 50 pound striper along with a slightly smaller one fishing around the Bonner Bridge Sunday morning. Good sign for the beginning of striper season.
Our offshore fleet had a good day of tuna fishing. We had catches of both yellowfin and blackfin tuna reported, with the majority being yellowfin tuna. There were also a few wahoos bought in to the dock as well, and a mahi, mahi.
Offshore and inshore
Offshore the tuna fishing has been a little slower, with a nice catch of wahoo. Our inshore fleet had catches of tautogs and sharks. The nearshore fleet definitely had the most varitey in their catch with seabass, tautogs, weakfish, and a few pig fish.
Nice to see some stripers!
There have been some scattered yellowfin tuna and a few blackfin tuna caught along with a few gaffer dolphins on our offshore fleet. A citation blue marlin was caught and released on 11-21 as well. Our nearshore boats brought in some nice sea bass, triggerfish, bluefish and a flounder. Our inshore boat brought in a very nice 25 lb. striper. Nice to see any fish but especially nice to see the striper coming in to the inlet. Come on down to the fishing center and see our catches of the day between 3 & 5.
Fishing Report 11-14-11
Yesterday was truly a great day of fishing for our offshore fleet! All of our boats that fished offshore had their limit of yellowfin tuna (3 per person). Along with yellowfin tuna the offshore catches consisted of blackfin tuna, a release white marlin, a release sailfish, and a couple of lost gaffer dolphins. Inshore light tackle had great bite as well! Quoting one of the inshore captains, “…tons of blues, sea bass, and sheepshead.” If you would like to get in on the bite stop by the Oregon Inlet Fishing Center, book online, or give us a call at 1-800- 272-5199.
Fishing Report for Saturday 11-12-11
Since the sea finally calmed down we had a great day of fishing. Inshore light tackle charters reported tautogs, sheepshead and spade fish. Several of the sheepshead were citations weighing in at 11 pounds and 10 pounds 8 ounces. Our offshore fleet had some limits of yellowfin tuna brought in to the dock. We also had a blue marlin release reported by one of the offshore fleet. To see our catches of the day come by the fishing center between 3:00 and 5:00. Just in case you want to get in on the fishing action come by the booking desk to book your very own charter. If you do not have a party of 6 don’t worry we put together make up charters. To get on our make up list fill out our make-up charter request on our website at book a make-up charter or stop in and fill out the forms at the booking desk.
The fish are biting
Inshore light tackle charters out in the sound and around the inlet have brought in some nice speckled trout and a few sound stripers. Offshore from Oregon Inlet, catches have been wahoo, blackfin and some yellowfin tuna. One nearshore fishing trip brought in lots of bluefish. All day wreck fishing trips have brought back to the docks some sheepshead, tautogs, black drum and a lost hake which is a type of cod.
Today we had some inshore light tackle charters out in the sound and around the inlet. There were some nice speckled trout caught and a few sound stripers.
Fishing Report 10/27/11
We had a couple of offshore boats go out today and there were three wahoos caught, a few blackfin and some yellowfin tuna. There was a nearshore fishing trip that brought in lots of bluefish today and our inshore boats went out for all day wreck fishing trips and brought back to the docks some sheepshead, tautogs, black drum and a lost hake which is a type of cod.
Offshore fleet had some nice catches today. There were several blackfin tuna with two citations of 32 lb. & 26 lb., some yellowfin tuna and a few scattered dolphin. One of our offfshore boats caught and released a 500 lb. blue marlin. Our inshore fleet caught some sheepshead and some tautogs. The Miss Oregon Inlet brought in a few keeper flounder.
There was a flip in the tuna dominance today, with more yellow fin than black fin tuna brought in by the offshore guys. Along with the tuna caught there was one white marlin release reported today. Nearshore bluefishing was good, taylor blues mostly. Our light tackle boats had a few keeper flounders and sheepshead.
Inshore and Offshore
Inshore open boats are catching sheepsheads. speckled trout, tautog, trigger fish, puppy drum and black drum. There were some striped bass caught in the sound and puppy drum. There are some good size sheepheads. We finally saw some diversity in our near shore catches with the appearance of king mackerel. Along with king mackerel there were also some albacore caught by the near shore fleet. Black fin tuna fishing is good for the offshore fleet, with scatted yellow fin tuna, wahoo, and the occasional white marlin release.
Great fall fishing
Yesterday our offshore boats brought back yellowfin tuna, several blackfin tuna, a few gaffer dolphin, and a couple of wahoo with one being a citation. There were two sailfish caught and released. Our inshore boats caught blues, speckled trout, puppy drum, flounder, lots of sheepshead and lots of tautogs.
Inshore and nearshore catch
There were catches of bluefish for our nearshore fleet today and speckled trout and bluefish were caught by our inshore fleet. Our headboat caught fair bluefish and some pigfish this morning. The sea was a little too rough for the offshore fleet today
Fishing Report for 10/6
Offshore catches consisted of three main species, blackfin tuna, yellowfin tuna and dolphin (both bailers and gaffers). Some boats had all of one kind others combinations of two or three different species. In addition two white marlin were caught and released. The twins are Charles and Brown Gaddy, Captain Gaddy is in the background. Most of the fish caught in the lead picture were caught with medium weight spinning tackle. Inshore one boat had good tilefish fishing on the bottom and false albacore trolling. Miss Oregon Inlet caught sea mullet and pigfish. I had a chance to visit the catwalks on Bonner Bridge. There were a lot of people fishing. A strong outgoing tide created a lot of current. No one was fishing the west catwalk. People fishing the east catwalk caught spots and small black drum. There were several people wading off the South end on the East side I saw a nice size puppy drum caught by one of the waders. People fishing a big eddy formed at the South West end caught spots. I was only there for a half hour.