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About TW's Bait and Tackle:
TW’s Bait and Tackle’s goal is to help and educate the new angler as well as learn from the seasoned pro. Let TW’s be your fishing CONNECTION here on the Outer Banks! Stop by any one of our THREE locations, weigh your fish, and share your BIG fish story.
T W’s Bait & Tackle - Corolla Store
815 Ocean Trl # B
Corolla, NC 27959
Phone: (252) 453-3339
T W’s Bait & Tackle - Kitty Hawk Store
3864 N Croatan Highway
Kitty Hawk, NC 27959
Phone: (252) 261-7848
T W’s Bait & Tackle - Nags Head Store
2230 S Croatan Highway
Nags Head, NC 27959
Phone: (252) 441-4807
Fish We Catch:
TW’s Daily fishing Report. 3/10/14
Yesterday was the first time boats had sailed out of Oregon Inlet in 7 days. There were Bluefin released and a 655 lb Bluefin brought back to the docks. There were a few Puppy Drum caught down south. I was told the water was really muddy. Today feels like a spring day. We have SW winds at 6 and the water temp is 39 degrees.
TW’s Daily fishing report. 3/9/14
I have no fishing news to report. I will take this time to talk about beach driving. We had a customer to get stuck yesterday in KDH and had to call a tow truck. That is an expensive ride. To begin with, take your tires down to 25 lbs. You can drive in Corolla north and south of the gate in off season, only north in season starting May 1st. You cannot drive in Kitty Hawk or Southern Shores at anytime. You can drive in KDH from Oct to May the 1st. You can drive on the beach in Nags Head from Oct to May if you purchase a Nags Head sticker for $25.00. But you can’t drive all of Nags Head so watch your signs on the beach. You can drive our National Parks if you have a permit. A yearly permit is $120.00 and weekly is $50.00. The Nat Park Service is closing certain areas for nesting Plovers under the federal Endangered Species Act. Watch your signs. Park Service will fine motorist and can cost up to$150.00. The Park Service and the environmental groups say we will be protecting endangered birds and turtles. The wind is WNW at 11 and the water temp is 38 degrees.
TW’s Daily fishing Report. 3/8/14
We had some big seas yesterday and last night. The water up to the dune lines and there was some over wash. The winds were gusting to 35. Today is a much better day but we have rough seas. The wind is NW at 13 and the water temp is 38 degrees. I don’t think there will be any fishing today either.
TW’s Daily Fishing Report. 4/7/14
Hard rain, high winds, sand blasting, rough water. Better days predicted for the weekend. Wind is N at 22 and the water temp is 39 degrees. It has been a rough week for fishermen.
TW’s Daily fishing Report. 3/6/14
The wind is NE wind at 22. The Water temp is 38 degrees. The weather is not great for fishing, but good for scavenging. Joe White went south on Thursday and it was another good conch shell day.
TW’s Daily Fishing Report. 3/5/14
Despite the weather, there were Drum caught on the Buxton and Frisco beaches yesterday. Water is still rough. The wind is N at 20 and the water temp is 38. The picture showing this morning is a 405 lb Bluefin caught on the 1st of March.
TW’s Daily Fishing Report. 3/4/14
It is a true winter day. Wind is N at 22 and the water temp is 39 degrees. This week looks grim. A warm up for the weekend. There is no fishing report. Now is a good time to take stock of your fishing equipment. TW’s will have everything you need to replace.
TW’s Daily Fishing Report. 3/3/14
The off shore boats finally get out of the harbor and here come another storm. They caught Bluefin on Sunday. They had 3 releases and brought 2 into the dock. They weighed in at 175 lbs and 150 lbs. The Drum bite continues down south. Most are caught on grubs. The wind is N at 17 and the water temp has hovered around 40 for some time now.
TW’s Daily fishing Report. 3/2/14
Oregon Inlet reported a good day of Bluefin catches on Saturday. They released 3 and brought in 2. A 92 in and one 59 in. The Drum are still biting in Frisco and Buxton. The wind is SW AT 6 and the water temp is 40 degrees. We have a note and pictures from First flight Middle School. First flight Middle School held career day for the 6th and 8th graders. This year the kids were told about what a Marine Patrol Officer's job is and are challenged to identify a picture of a fish. For their efforts they are entered to win the items pictured. The children are given books and other free items to help with fish ID and size and creel. It is a good time for the kids and to see their faces light up when they win a rod and reel, or any of the other items is awesome. I would also like to say thank you to TW's for donating the items for the children.
TW’s Daily Fishing Report. 3/1/14
We will have a little warm up today. No fish as been reported on the north or south beaches as I know of. I will take this opportunity to talk about our visiting Seals. Seals stop in occasionally on the Outer Banks to take a snooze and rest. The National fisheries Service Marine Mammal Network tells us stay a certain distance, watch to see if they are hurt and let them enjoy the beach without any aggravation.
TW’s Daily Fishing Report. 2/28/14
The boats out of Oregon Inlet brought Blackfin, Tilefish and a 200 lb Bluefin back to the docks. Yesterday was a good day on the south beaches. There were Drum, Sea Mullet and Blow Toads at ramp 49. A really good Drum bite at the cape with a 42 in release. No news from the north beaches. Today is a real winter day. The wind chill is 15 degrees. We have NE winds at 25 and the water temp is 41 degrees.
TW’s Daily Fishing Report. 2/27/14
The next couple of days are going to be brittle cold. If you want a Puppy Drum, you can catch one. You just have to ignore a little sleet and rain like Joe White did yesterday. February is almost over. It is always the longest month of the year. The wind is SW at 8 this morning and the water temp is 41 degrees.
TW’s Daily Fishing Report. 2/26/14
Winter is back. We have a cold rain. Wind is NE at 12 and the water temp is 41 degrees. The Drum bite continues to be good down south at ramp 49. I heard a boat out of Wanchese caught 2 Bluefins. Cannot confirm.
TW’s Daily Fishing Report. 2/25/14
There was a good Drum bite at ramp 49 yesterday. A few Drum caught at the Cape. I have no boat news. I talked to Oregon Inlet Marina this morning and there have been no Bluefins brought to the docks as of yet. One of our Outer Banks boar hunters, Ken Turlington realizing after making a kill, the sow left behind a piglet. He took the piglet to a farm in Currituck. The piglet now has a best friend. (See Picture). We have NE wind at 8 this morning. The water temp is 43 degrees.
TW’s Daily Fishing Report. 2/24/14
Only a few boats sailed out of Oregon Inlet on Sunday. A few Tilefish and a few Bluefin hits are all that were reported. Puppy Drum and some Sea Mullet were caught down south. We have NNW at 14 and the water temp is 42 degrees.
TW’s Daily fishing Report. 2/23/14
Oregon Inlet boats were out looking for Bluefin yesterday. They had a few bites and fought a 600 pounder but no luck. There were Yellowfin caught. There were scattered Drum on the south beaches. We have another beautiful day on the Outer Banks. The wind is a calm NW. The water is glassy and the temp is 41 degrees. The Dolphins are swimming this morning.
TW’s Daily fishing Report. 2/22/14
We have a nice beach day. The wind is NW at 11 and the water temp is 40 degrees. Not much fishing news. Drum action was fair south of us. We heard from TW’s John Newbold. He and Sharon are in Florida catching Sea Mullet.
TW’s Daily Fishing Report 2/21/14
We are still catching Drum in February. How great is that? Joe Tyson said there was a good bite right at sunset last night. Joe White was catching Drum down south on Wednesday. He text the beach was loaded with conch shells and scotch bonnets. You don’t see an abundance of conch shells gather at once, but I have hit the beach at the right time when you could ride and pick them up by the baskets. Scotch Bonnets are North Carolinas state shell. You don’t find them at this end. As long as I have lived here, I only have 2 and I found them in Ocracoke. I wished I had been there. The wind is SW at 13 and the water temp is 39 degrees.
TW’s Daily fishing Report. 2 19 14
We have a rainy morning; air temp will be in the low sixties. The winds are S at 13 and the water temp is 38 degrees. The ocean is calm with nice swells. Oregon Inlet had 3 boats to sail this morning. Can’t wait to hear from them. Rock Solid went out on Monday and caught Trout up to 9 lbs. Fishing was good on the south beaches yesterday. Joe White, one of our top anglers caught a 20.5 in, 6.14 # Black Drum. Joe also keeps me in the know as to what is happening. The Puppy Drum bite was also good on Tuesday. The bait of choice was Shrimp and Berkley Gulp bait.
TW,s Daily Fishing Report. 2 18 14
The wind is NW at 20 this morning. The water temp is 37 degrees. I have no fishing news this morning.
TW’s Daily Fishing Report. 2/17/14
I drove the Oregon Inlet beach yesterday. There were a few people on the beach looking for sea glass. No one was fishing on this side of the bridge. Drum fishing was good all weekend on the other side of the bridge at the Coast Guard station. The air temp is going to be below 40 all day today. The wind is N at 18 and the water temp is 37 degrees.
TW’s Daily fishing Report. 2/16/14
We have a NW wind at 7, and the water temp is 37 degrees. The air temp is now 34 degrees. (9:15 am) The Drum are still biting in the Oregon Inlet area. I would say some are also being snagged. Anglers down south had a good Drum bite on the Frisco beaches and the Cape yesterday. We are to have a warm up the latter part of the week. We hope the boats go looking for Tuna. I have a picture of a Blue Catfish caught by Evan Marshall at Badin Lake, NC. I did not get the size, but it’s a big un.
TW’s Daily fishing Report. 2/15/14
Fishing was good at the Cape yesterday. It is another dismal day and I have nothing to report from this end of the island. The wind is SE at 11 and the water temp is 38 degrees.
TW’s Daily fishing Report. 2/14/14
Think TW’s for a Valentine gift. I can’t think of any fisher person would not appreciate some new tackle and a special shirt. We have sunshine. I was getting a bad case of S.A.D. I need light. The wind is WSW at a strong 19 kts. The water temp is 38 degrees. We have small ocean swells this morning. Fishing was slow yesterday. There were a few Drum at ramp 49. A few Trout were caught in the area a couple of days ago, but thrown back because of closure.
TW’s Daily fishing Report. 2/13/14
We have calm west winds this morning. Heavy fog. Water temp is 38 degrees. The Drum bite is still happening on the north beaches. The bite was good yesterday at the inlet. The Drum showing was caught using a jig on the north side of the inlet. Also, there is a little goofing off going on in the Kitty Hawk store. Nice fish!
TW’s Daily Fishing Report. 2/12/14
We have snow on the ground this morning. It was pretty falling yesterday and caused a fair amount of trouble on the roads. The TV news anchors showed surf anglers covered in snow, catching nice size Drum on the Frisco beaches. The wind is NE at 17. The water temp is 37 degrees.
TW’s daily fishing Report. 2/ 11/14
We have a few snow showers expected today. It is already snowing on the south beaches. The ocean is churning and the water temp is a cold 38 degrees. The wind is NE at 22. There has been 0 hunting news this winter. Where is everyone? I have had no pig pictures, no bear pictures and no deer pictures
TW’s Daily fishing Report. 2/10/14
There were a good number of people fishing yesterday, not much catching. The hot spots, Green Island Slough, Coast Guard Station and Oregon Inlet were loaded with grass. Oregon Inlet had big sticks along with the grass. The wind is NE at 25 this morning with the water temp at 25 degrees. The air temp is 38 and will be dropping as the day goes.
TW’s Daily fishing Report. 2/9/14
Fishing is good on the Frisco beaches. News is scarce at this end of the sand bar. It is going to be a cold week and maybe more snow by Wednesday. The wind is NE at 12 and the water temp is a cold 39 degrees.
TW’s Daily Fishing Report. 2/8/14
The Oregon Inlet boats did not find Bluefin Yesterday. They did catch a few Yellowfin and Dolphin. I don’t have any local surf news. We have an upcoming week of ugly weather. The wind is NE at 12 and the water temp is 40 degrees.
TW’s Daily fishing Report. 2/7/14
We have N wind at 15 again today. I have snow on my deck this morning. I am glad it is only on my deck. The water temp is 38 degrees and that is just plumb cold. Having said that, there have been a few Drum caught this week on the northern beaches. Down south, Cape Point and Frisco report Drum most every day. Oregon Inlet has 2 boats sailing today looking for Bluefin. I certainly hope there will be good news.
TW’s Daily Fishing Report. 2/6/14
We have a very cold day. The air temp will hang around 33 all day. The Wind is N at 20 and the water temp is a cold 40 degrees. The water is rough. Jennette’s Pier caught Dogfish yesterday. Elizabeth River in VA is still good for catching Trout.
TW’s Daily fishing Report. 2/5/14
We have SW winds at 7 and water temp at 40 degrees. Cloudy and rain expected. I need bright sun! I have no fishing news for the north beaches. They caught Drum down south yesterday. We are still waiting for Bluefin to show. (Last year’s picture). Speckle Trout is closed to all anglers until June 15th due to cold stun during last week’s winter storm. Read more…….. http://www.ncwildlife.org/News/NewsArticle/tabid/416/IndexID/9485/Default.aspx
TW’s Daily fishing Report. 2/4/14
A new proclamation issued from NCDMF will go in effect Wednesday, Feb 5th at 12:01 P. M. Zero possession of Speckle Trout for recreational and commercial fishermen. There were a few Drum caught yesterday. I was told the water is so cold the fish feels like a block of ice. The wind is N at 18 and the water temp is 42 degrees.
Tw’s Daily Fishing Report. 1/3/14
We have SW wind at 15 this morning. The water temp is 42 degrees and the water is flat. There were scattered Drum yesterday. It will not be an easy find today. Elizabeth River is still producing some big Trout. Zach Jones and Father caught citations. One weighed in at 7 lbs.
TW’s Daily Fishing Report. 2/2/14
Yesterday, there were Drum holding up in the sloughs at Oregon Inlet just waiting for someone to feed them. I was told they were so thick you could see them. Lots of Drum were caught. Today the wind has switched to SW at 8 and water temp is 41 degrees. We have a heavy fog this morning. The air temp should get in the middle fifties. The conditions are not the same as yesterday, but a few Drum should be caught.
TW’s Daily fishing Report. 2/1/14
I noticed the last 3 days of TW’s fishing reports were not showing on OBX Guides. I knew they were having web site problems. Not to worry, not much has happen other than a 6 in snow and a few Drum caught. As pretty as snow is arriving, it sure is a mess leaving. It should all be gone by Monday. Oregon Inlet had one boat out yesterday, looking for Bluefin Tuna. None found, but he did run across some nice size Albacore Tuna. I checked last year’s fishing reports and it was the second week in Feb before there was any Bluefin news. Linda Harper caught a nice Drum using shrimp. It was caught the day before the snow. It’s a beaut. We have NE winds only at 5, so it is a day to go Drum fishing. The water temp is 40 degrees. The air temp will be in the low fifties.
TW’s Daily Fishing Report. 1/28/14
We are expecting 2 in of snow, a little mix of everything. I’m going to hunker down and hopefully it goes away quickly. Maybe the Bluefin will be here after this is over. The N wind is 22 and the water temp is 44 degrees. Be safe and stay off the roads.
TW’s Daily Fishing Report. 1/27/14
We have flat water this morning. The wind is SSW at 5-10. The water temp is 46 and the air temp is 45 degrees. It is expected to be 55 later today. Skate will be the fish of the day. But that’s not saying there might not be a Drum caught. Jon Worthington caught a 43 in Drum from the Elizabeth River in VA. He caught it on a Trout rod. That was probably a good tug.
TW’s Daily fishing report. 1/26/14
For all our hunters I have a couple of interesting pictures. A Picture of a piebald deer in a south Nags Head Yard. They are deer with brown and white spotting not caused by diseases. They can have a lot of characteristics of an albino. They often have smaller antlers, short legs, long tails and etc. They are almost as rare as an albino deer. It is legal to hunt them in NC. The wind is NW at 4. Water temp is 47 degrees. Air temp should climb to 47 degrees. I hope someone braves the cold and goes fishing.
TW’s Daily fishing Report. 1/25/14
We are finally going to have a warm up. It’s not going to last. We are wondering if the Drum will still be here after all this unusual weather. The wind is SW today at 17. Water temp is 17 degrees.
TW’s Daily fishing Report. 1/24/14
Another day with below freezing temperatures. It is 18 degrees (9:00) and will be below freezing all day. The wind is NW at 25 and the water temp is 42 degrees. I have a picture taken Monday of TW’s Nick Walke with son Colby. Colby caught the keeper Drum. Pretty work.
TW’s Daily fishing Report. 1/23/14
We have cold & sunny. Should be enough warm up to remove the snow from the secondary roads today. We have NW wind at 9. The air temp this morning at 8:30 is 29 degrees. Jennette’s Pier reported 42 degree water temp. It’s definitely winter time.
TW’s Daily fishing Report. 1/22/14
We woke up to a blanket of 1-2 in of snow this morning. The air temp is 21 degrees (9:00 AM) and will be below freezing all day. The wind is NW at 27 and the water temp is 43 degrees. Drum were caught at the inlet yesterday. I had a report from Dennie Bomar. He caught 8 keepers. TW’s Nick and kids were fishing and caught Drum. I knew I should have gone fishing. Black Drum- 14-24in 10/day
TW’s Daily Fishing Report. 1/20/14
The Drum action was fair yesterday. There are not a lot of people fishing. Those that are, are catching their limits. Joe White caught more than his limit with one cast. You can’t beat that. The wind is SW at 14 and the water temp is 51 degrees.
TW’s Daily fishing Report. 1/19/14
Dennie Bomar caught the beautiful Drum showing, despite the dreadful weather we had yesterday. He told me he caught a skate, a bird and a Drum. We know the Drum are still here. The wind is SW at 14 this morning. Water temp has dropped to 47 degrees. We will have a slight warm up today and tomorrow. The remainder of the week will be another very uncharacteristic cold spell for the Outer Banks.
TW’s Daily Fishing Report. 1/18/24
Surf Fishing Report: It is going to be 40 degrees most of the day. No Warm up. The wind is NW at 25. Water temp is 48 degrees. No fishing action to report.
TW’s Daily fishing Report. 1/17/14
It is bitter cold this morning. The wind is SW at 11 and the water temp is 46 degrees. I have no fishing news this morning. What we have been using for bait has been the big question I am receiving by e-mail. We have been using shrimp. Mullet has been scarce due to weather.
TW’s Daily fishing Report. 1/16/14
We caught keeper Drum yesterday. They were not plentiful as has been, but most everyone took one home. Ryan Brevogeli and his buddies from Jersey told me they had caught all week. Maggie Simmons and I were fishing the same slough and we also caught several keepers. Jennette’s Pier anglers caught Dogfish yesterday. The N wind is at 20 this morning. It is a cold, cloudy day. The water temp is 50 degrees.
TW’s Daily fishing Report. 1/15/14
We have sunshine, the N wind is calm and the water is pretty flat. The water temp is 50 degrees. I haven’t any fishing news from yesterday. It was an ugly day. The bluewater anglers are still waiting for Bluefins. I am ready for some charter boat news.
TW’s Daily Fishing Report. !/14/14
There were Drum caught yesterday in South Nags Head and Oregon Inlet. In the years pass, I would not have gone Drum fishing with SW winds on the Northern beaches. It has not made one iota of difference this year what the wind is during. We have S winds at 7 this morning with steady rain. The water temp is 50 degrees.
TW’s Daiy fishing Report. 1/13/14
The water was grassy and dirty yesterday, but it turned into a good Drum day. The Branner’s caught nine. The wind has switched to SW this morning at 8 mph. The water temp is 49 degrees. A beautiful sunny day.
TW’s Daily Fishing Report. 1/12/14
Yesterday was a rainy, windy day ending with a tornado watch. Today s a sunny day with NW winds at 20. The water temp is 48 degrees. Water looks good this morning. Small swells. I see a couple of surfers are out. I think there will be Drum today. I shall see.
TW’s Daily fishing Report. 1/11/14
The morning is a mixture of clouds and sun with rain in the forecast around 3 PM. We have a strong south winds at 18. The water temp is 49 degrees. Air temp is already in the sixties. Buddy Branner called me from the beach yesterday. He had caught 2 keeper Drum. He was the only one on the beach. You have to wet a line to catch.
TW’s Daily Fishing Report. 1/10/13
We have a beautiful day on the Outer Banks. The air temp is expected to be in high fifties. The wind is SE at 6 and the water temp is 6 degrees. It is a good day for the beach.
TW’s Daily Fishiing Report. 1/9/14
We are going to have a gradual warm up this week and they are calling 60’s for the weekend. The wind is NE this morning at 5. Water temp is 46 degrees. The water is flat. Jake Worthington caught Trout and Drum Jan 5th, fishing the Elizabeth River in Chesapeake, VA.
TW’s Daily Fishing Report. 1/8/14
There is no boat or surf fishing report due to low temperatures. We have NW winds at 9 and the water temp is 48 degrees. The air temp is 25 degrees. (9.00 am). We are waiting for the Stripers to show. January 2011 was our last big bragging rights season. At this time a new Rockfish record was set for Carolina. The fish weighed in at 63 lbs. It was broken 3 days later with Keith Angles catch of a 64#, length 53 ½ in, and girth 33 ¾ in. Where are the stripers????
TW’s daily fishing Report. 1/7/14
We have very cold weather. The air temp at 8:00 am was 16 degrees with a chill factor of 0. Be sure to check on your neighbors, especially the elderly. We have NW winds at 20 and the water temp is 46 degrees.
TW’s Daily fishing Report. 1/6/14
I received a picture and word via telephone early yesterday morning from Dennie Bomar. He had caught a 26 in Drum. Later, I drove to the inlet, thinking everyone was having a good day. They were the only car on the beach and the 26 in Drum was the only fish caught. A few other people showed when the tide started coming in. I never saw anyone catching. The surfers were out yesterday. The swells were great. We will have unusual cold weather the next couple of days. The wind is SW this morning at 15 and the water temp is 48 degrees.
TW’s Daily Fishing Report. 1/5/14
I have nothing to report from yesterday. The ocean was rough and we had over wash at high tide. The wind is SE at 13 and the water temp is 48 degrees this morning.
TW’s Daily fishing Report. 1/4/14
With the weather being what is, we have no fishing report. It is unusually cold for us on the Outer Banks. NW wind at 9. That air temp dropped below freezing. The water temp is 45 degrees. To answer the questions about Stripers. Not yet. Also Bluefin Tuna season is expected to begin at anytime. Stay warm.
TW’s Daily Fishing Report. 1/3/14
It is going to be a very cold day and night. The wind is NW at 33 kts. We have big water. Joe Allen fished Oregon Inlet yesterday and caught Puppy Drum.
TW’s Daily Fishing Report. 1/2/14
The remainder of the week is going to be dreary. We have calm winds again today. Water temp is 49 degrees. We were on the beach yesterday. It was colder than expected. Only 3 Drum were caught and the skate that I predicted. More skate than Drum. The Beach Buggy guys were there during their thing that is usually done on the 1st. The New Years crowd has dwindled a bit. It was good food and good fun. Maggie Simmons caught the first Drum of the year and then there were Skate. (Pictures).
TW’s Daily Fishing Report. 1/1/13
Happy New Year everyone. It has been a good fishing year. We thank our customers for sharing their news and pictures with us this past year and can’t wait to see what 2014 brings. There were a few Puppy Drum caught yesterday, also some Dogfish. The wind is calm this morning and the water temp is 49 degrees. Water is flat. It is a Dogfish and Skate day. A few Puppy Drum will be caught. The Jan. NC recreational guide for Sports Fisherman has a change. Black Drum has to be 14-24 in TL. You can keep 10/day. That is quite a change from no size stipulation at all.
TW’s Daily Fishing Report. 12/31/13
It was another good fishing day on the Outer Banks. We had sun in the morning. It went away after lunch and it was cold. We fished with mullet and shrimp and it did not seem to matter to the puppies. We were fishing Oregon Inlet. Buddy Branner caught 4 Drum on the north end. Drum were caught on both ends. Grass was a problem south of ramp 4. I have not heard from the guys who usually fish the Avalon area in awhile. Let me hear from you. There were Drum caught in Nags Head Yesterday. Be careful tonight. Don’t do anything foolish. You know its tradition for the locals to gather at the inlet on News Years day. I expect to see every one there with the black eye peas. Today we have N wind at 17 and the water temp is 50 degrees. It is cloudy and cold. A little sun is supposed to show about noon.
TW’s Daily fishing Report. 12/30/13
Yesterday was a wretched day. Today is another day to fish. Good conditions. There will be Drum caught. I forgot to mention on the fishing report yesterday most people are catching Drum using shrimp. The weather has been a factor on not having cut bait. The wind is NW at 9 and the water temp is 50 degrees. I have pictures from the 28th. Eric Swain was fishing near Swansboro, NC and caught 40 Specks. The biggest being 23 in. I have heard from Eric before. He is a true Trout fisherman. Jeff Green caught a Dogfish from the Corolla beaches. Jake caught his 25 in Drum on the Elizabeth River
TW’s Daily fishing Report. 12/29/36
There could not have been a nicer day. The sun was shining, the water was right and the Drum bite was on. I have a good picture of just how it was, and if you notice, Bert Thomas was without shoes. Thanks guys for the picture. And then there is Kuchie Scott. Anyone that has ever fished the Nags Head Surf fishing tournament knows Kuchie. She has not fished in at least 25 years and she caught several. Joe White caught a fish on 2 rods at the same time. You could almost call that a double header. Linda Harper had no trouble getting hers to shore. Today is a rainy day. The wind is SE and the wind is 26 at Jennette’s pier. Water temp is 50 degrees.
Tw’s Daily fishing Report. 12/28/13
We had a good Drum bite yesterday. I know of one person catching 12. We were due. We have calm NW wind this morning. The water temp is 50 degrees. And the air temp will be in the 50’s by twelve o’clock. I expect more Drum to be caught today. Joe Allen caught his keeper Drum at Oregon Inlet. I will be traveling to ramp 4 today. I think there will be some Drum action.
TW’s Daily fishing Report. 12/27/13
It is 43 degrees on the Outer Banks this morning and the sun is shining. It is a great day. The wind is NE at 18 and the water temp is 49 degrees. I haven’t any fishing news other than Skate this morning. Yesterday was a good Drum day down south. Jake Worthington and Rodney Parker bagged Snow Geese on Jake’s Granddaddy’s farm in Camden, NC.
TW’s Daily Fishing Report. 12/26/13
I hope everyone received that special rod and reel they were wishing for. If not, they are still on sale. I received lots of questions from people who wanted to vacation on the Outer Banks between the holidays and fish. Checking the upcoming week’s weather, some of the days are iffy. That can change. Now that you are here, stop in the store. The guys are knowledgeable and will be glad to help. The wind is NE at 12 and the water temp is 50 degrees.
TW’s Daily fishing Report. 12/25/13
TW’s Tackle would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas.
TW’s Daily Fishing Report. 12/24/13
Last day of shopping. We are having a great sale at TW’s. Check it out. We have a cold rainy day. The wind is N at a strong 25 -33. The water temp is 54 degrees.
TW’s Daily Fishing Report. 12/23/13
I went to the inlet yesterday and also picked up my 2014 ORV permit. Very few fishermen on the beach. There were a few Drum caught on Saturday. Bob Siegfried caught a keeper Drum. Dogfish were plentiful for the last several days. Bob said a bite is better than no bite. Adam Newman caught Dogfish and 8 skate. Hampton Sylvia sent in a picture of a 25 # Tarpon. Nice catch. The wind will to N tomorrow. Fishing will improve. Today the wind is still SW at 11 and the water temp is 56 degrees.
TW’s Daily fishing Report. 12/22/13
It is another beautiful day on the ocean front. Air temps hit record highs yesterday and probably will again today. Dogfish and Skate are the only fish I have heard caught on the northern beaches. The wind is SW at 13 and the water temp at 54 degrees. Only 3 more shopping days. Bob Herzing sent in a deer picture. Nice Buck.
TW’s Daily Fishing Report. 12/21/13
We are having a beautiful day on the Outer Banks. A good day for the beach. The wind is SW and the water temp is 53 degrees. Fishing is really slow on the northern beaches. The Puppy Drum bite has been good down south. Rich Harper and the little Harpers caught their share. Don’t forget there is a Christmas sale going on at TW’s. Check it out. Some good stuff.
TW’s Daily fishing Report. 12/20/13
We are expecting an unusually warm weekend for this time of the year. There should be a Trout and Drum bite. The water has been so cold and with the lack of anglers, it has been slow. I have only heard of Sharks and Skate. The wind is SW at 8 and the water temp is 51 degrees.
TW’s Daily Fishing Report. 12/18/13
We are having a huge sale starting Friday with items at extraordinary prices. All of the rods, reels and combos. Coolers, rod racks, carts are marked down, and waders are at a good price. We did not leave out the hunting department. Check it out. Fishing news is always scarce this time of the year, and even worse, I have not been on the beach in several days to give an eye report. I have heard of Dogfish caught.
TW’s Daily fishing Report. 12/17/13
There were Drum caught in KDH in the Avalon area yesterday. The fishing season is not over; you just need to wet a line. We have SW winds at 7 and the water temp is 50 degrees.
TW’s Daily Fishing Report. 12/16 13
The good news. The Bonner Bridge opened at 4 pm on Sunday. One boat went out of Oregon Inlet this weekend. They caught Bass and Tilefish. I also heard of a couple of Drum caught from the beach. The wind is NW at 12 this morning and the water temp is 51 degrees.
TW’s Daily Fishing Reports. Dec 15 13
The weather is dreary this morning. We may see a little sun by 1:00. The wind is WSW at 13 mph. the water temp is 52 degrees and the waves are shaping up pretty good. Just a reminder. We have gift certificates. You can buy the gifts certificates on line also. Our store has something for everyone in the family.
TW’s Daily fishing Report. 12/14/13
It is going to be another rainy day on the Outer Banks. We have ENE wind at 8 and the water temp is 48 degrees. There are people fishing Jennette’s pier this morning but not catchin yet. I have a picture from Chris Reed. He killed a 9 pt Buck in MD. It would have been a 10 pt if one of the brow tines had not been broken. A really good picture. I heard from Savannah’s family. They are giving praises to the Staff at TW’s for making their Thanksgiving trip a good one. Both children, Savannah and Daniel caught keeper Drum. Their first.
TW’s Daily fishing Report. 12/13/13
It was a very cold night and it is only 36 degrees now. Last year at this time I was writing about the Stripers caught from the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge catwalk. Positive news came out of the public meeting in Buxton Tuesday night. A slight possibility that the bridge could reopen as early as next week. Think positive. The wind is W this morning at 9 mph. Water temp is 48 degrees.
TW’s Daily fishing Report. 12/12/13
Another cold day. We have N wind at 19 and the water temp is 51 degrees. I haven’t any fishing news on the northern beaches. I know they are catching Drum on the south beaches. A couple of 40 in Red Drum at Cape Point. SHOP LOCAL.
TW’s Daily fishing Report. 12/10/13
Today is another good day to shop TW’s bargains. It is a gray rainy day. Ugly! The wind is N at 8 and the water temp is 50 degrees. I have nothing to report other than Jennette’s pier caught a Drum. Tomorrow will be cold but the sun will be shinning. For the people asking about the Bridge progress and ferry schedule…………. http://outerbanksvoice.com/ http://islandfreepress.org/
TW’s Daily fishing Report. 12/7/13
Yesterday was a windy day. One boat ventured to the gulf. He caught limits of Tilefish and a Yellowfin. Surf fishing was slow. There were Dogfish caught and a few Drum. The grass was south of ramp 4 early. It had cleared by 12 and I snapped a picture of the first Drum of the day caught by Jimmy Jackson. A few more were caught as the day continued. The wind is NE at 25 and the water temp is 54 degrees.
TW’s Daily fishing Report. 12/6/13
It is going to be another day in the seventies in Dec. Unreal. I was at Oregon yesterday morning and there was nothing caught in the morning. Late afternoon, a few Drum were caught. South Nags Head had a few Trout. The Fleet stayed at the docks on Thursday. I have an interesting story this morning and picture from Matt Kluenders of Lynchburg, VA. He caught a 28.85 lb Drum in John H Kerr reservoir. If he had certified, it would have broken VA and NC state record. His bass boat live well would not hold it so he released it. Since they were fishing a bass tournament they would have to stop, contact the game and fish department and wait for them to come and get the fish. Matt was not concerned about the state record, as he said it would've been nice, but bass was the primary focus. Dave Aldous caught a 43 in Striped Bass in lower Chesapeake Bay. That is good news. The wind is SW, breezy at 15 and the water temp is 54 degrees.
TW’s Daily Fishing Report. 12/5/13
Beach anglers caught a limited number of Drum and Trout on Wednesday. The fish that were caught are getting bigger. Nice size Trout and Drum. South Nags Head was good for keeper Trout. A few Drum at Oregon Inlet. Both were caught on lures and cut bait. Oregon Inlet Marina reported a few Tilefish, gaffer Dolphin and Tuna. I am sure most people know the Oregon Inlet Bridge is closed and the only way to Hatteras Island is the Stumpy Point Ferry. Today is a beautiful day. Wind is SW at 8 and the water temp is 52 degrees. Air temp will hit the high 60s.
TW’s Daily Fishing Report. 12/4/13
Oregon Inlet had only one boat fishing on Tuesday. They decked Blackfin and a few Albacore. Trout fishing picked up yesterday. I have 2 pictures of citations caught. A five lb Trout is a big fish. Don Brown caught a 5.50 # Trout and William Tgmce caught a 5 lb 8 oz. Speck. Drum were everywhere again yesterday. Jason Cluck caught a big 26.5 in Drum and Stephen Carigan and Nick Brown caught slot Pups and Black Drum in Nags Head. Wind is E at 8 and the water temp is 50 degrees.
TW’s Daily Fishing Report. 12/3/13
Surf fishing anglers caught a good number of Trout from the beaches yesterday. Drum fishing remains steady. Today is a good day for both. It is a beautiful day on the Outer Banks. The NW wind is at 8 and the water temp is 51 degrees. Pirates Cove Marina reported Blackfin and nice size Wahoo. Jennette’s pier winter hours are 8-5. All other piers have closed for the winter. Now for the picture news. Robert Tyson caught a nice 24 in Drum in the KDH surf. Bill Siegfried caught a 25 in Puppy. Grover Sheldon, one of my beach buggy friends caught his Drum at Oregon Inlet. The beach looks pretty empty in the picture, but I know for a fact there were more anglers catching in the area. Micah Hughes caught his first 22 in Drum in Nags Head at MP 19. It was Micah’s 10th birthday. David Walker caught a 22 in Drum. Joe Tyson beached another Drum fishing the KDH surf. Joey Price was at Oregon Inlet catching a nice 25 in Puppy.
TW’s Daily fishing Report. 12/2/13
Thanksgiving week turned into a great fishing holiday. The best I can remember for catching Drum. There were scattered Drum up and down our beaches on Sunday, but the bite slowed a bit. There were a few Trout caught also. Stacie Turner (my kid) caught a 24 in at the Inlet. Wayne Chaplin beached several north of the OBX pier. Biggest was 26.5 in. Brian and John Jenkins caught plenty from the Kitty Hawk surf and pier. John Greer went to the hot ditch in VA and caught 3 citation Trout. First news I have heard from the hot ditch this year. Four off shore boats left the Oregon Inlet docks yesterday and brought in plenty of Yellowfin and False Albacore. Pirates Cove added Blackfin and Mako to the mix. U. S. Army corps of Engineers Research Pier in Duck reported NE winds at 11 kts and the water temp is 49 degrees.
TW’s Daily fishing Report. 12/1/13
Surf Fishing Report: Another good season for the piers comes to an end today. The blue water fleet caught Yellowfin and Wahoo on Saturday. Surf fishing was good from Corolla to Oregon Inlet. I have good pictures. The annual Epifano/Pacella Thanksgiving Trip yielded their limit of Drum. They measured from 21 in to 25. The group was fishing north of jennette’s Pier in Nags Head. A good day for all. Katherine Murray celebrated her birthday with a 25 in Drum caught with shrimp on a bottom rig. Matt McDonald caught his 24 on cut mullet in the Sanderling area. Jeff Green caught his Drum in Corolla. As usual, I was at the inlet. There were plenty of Drum caught at Oregon Inlet. Dan Shockley (son in law) caught and released plenty. Saturday was definitely a good day.
TW’s Daily Fishing Report. 11/30/13
Finally, the boats went to the gulf yesterday. They had a good day catching Yellowfin, Blackfin and Albacore. Near shore caught lots of Albacore and Sea Bass. Plenty of Drum on the beaches. I was at the Inlet and the grass rolled in south of ramp 4 about 1: 00. The wind is NE at 16 and the water is 52 degrees. There are people on the piers. Not catching yet.
TW’s Daily Fishing Report. 11/29/13
Surf Fishing Report: Thanksgiving Day was cold and windy. We drove to Oregon Inlet to see what was happening. There were people fishing. The water was so muddy, you could walk on it. There were Drum caught on both ends of the beach. Matthew Nelson caught a 22 in on the evening bite in Corolla. Remind everyone of the Oyster roast on Sat at noon. Lots of items of sale. Pier Fishing Report: Avalon: Puppy Drum and more Drum and Trout. Nags Head: Puppy Drum and Trout. Outer Banks: Puppy Drum.
TW’s Daily fishing Report. 11/28/13
Fishing was Ok from the surf yesterday, but slowed some. There were Drum, Black Drum and Sea Mullet caught. There are a few people on the Piers this morning. The wind is NW at 14, wind chill is 23. Water temp is 54 degrees. It’s a fishable day. There will be Drum caught. Gary Dubovick caught a nice Sea Mullet from the Kitty Hawk Pier. Greg Brandimarte fished the surf in KDH and caught a nice 6 # Drum. There were Drum caught from the surf in Corolla yesterday. Matthew Nelson sent pictures. They caught their Drum on cut bait and blood worms.
TW’s Daily fishing Report. 11/27 /13
Surf Fishing Report: Lots of Puppy Drum yesterday. Oregon Inlet was the place. Dick Dimmig and TW’s John Newbold fished north of the bridge and caught 31 Drum. John caught 21 of the 31 and also added a 23 in Striped Bass to his catch. Wind is south this morning at 11 and the air temp is 63 degrees. A cold front is expected. Sound Fishing Report: The Little Bridge on the Nags Head/Manteo causeway reported slow. Pier Fishing Report: Avalon: Drum. Nags Head: Drum. Jennette’s: Strong slot Puppy Drum bite. Outer Banks: Drum. Inshore/nearshore Boat Report: Trout, Triggers, Sea Bass and Tau-tog. Offshore Boats Report: Stayed in yesterday.
TW’s Daily fishing Report. 11/26/13
Surf Fishing Report: Puppy Drum all over and also Trout in the Avalon area. Sound Fishing Report: The Little Bridge on the Nags Head/Manteo causeway reported slow. Pier Fishing Report: Avalon: Trout & Puppy Drum. Nags Head: Puppy Drum and Sea Mullet. Jennette’s: Puppy Drum. Outer Banks: Puppy Drum. Inshore/nearshore Boat Report: There are nearshore boats are out this morning, offshore boats stayed in because of offshore winds.
TW’s Daily fishing Report. 11/25/13
It is 28 degrees this morning with NW winds. Water temp is 50 degrees. The winds have calmed down considerably from yesterday and so has the ocean. It is a beautiful day and it is a fishable day. Britt Watkins can attest to that. He has already caught a nice keeper Drum in Corolla this morning. No one on the piers as of yet but they are open.
TW’s Daily fishing Report. 11/24/13
We have NW wind at 32. Water temp is 54 degrees. Wind chill is 18. It is a good day to shop for the fisher people in the family. Lots of good stuff in the store. TW’s Wheeler caught Drum at Oregon Inlet on Friday. Wheeler can find the Drum.
TW’s Daily fishing Report. 11/23/13
Drum fishing was fair on Friday. They were scattered. Everyone seems to have caught their limits. The Drum anglers have been spoiled this month. We had boats out yesterday. They decked Yellowfin, Blackfin, Wahoo and White Marlin. OBX Pier has anglers this morning. They have caught a Spot, Trout, 1 keeper Drum and Sea Mullet. All in all, the piers are slow. The wind is N at 18 and the water temp is 56. I have a picture of Chuck Yelinek with a fat Drum. Larry Anderson, 1st time Drum fishing caught a double header.
TW’s Daily fishing report. 11/22/13
Surf Fishing Report: We have a sunny day with SW winds at 5 and the water temp is 55 degrees. There were Drum caught yesterday. Dennie and Kenneth Bomar fished most of the day and caught 12. Today is the last day to sign up for the Rockfish rodeo. The 16th Annual Rockfish Rodeo fishing tournament will be held on November 23, 2013. Registration will be held on Friday, Nov 22 at Pirates Cove Marina from 5-8 PM. Visit the web for information about the tournament rules and regulations. www.rockfishrodeo.com. Sound Fishing Report: The Little Bridge on the Nags Head/Manteo causeway reported no one fishing. Pier Fishing Report: Avalon: Small Trout. Nags Head: Slow. Jennette’s: Bluefish and Black Drum. Outer Banks: Lots of Sea Mullet, Trout, Bluefish and Black Drum. Offshore Boats Report: Boats are going out tomorrow. Yea!