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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. 4/20/14
I am so sorry the weather has been so ugly for the Outer Banks weekend Easter visitors. We have NE winds this morning at 29. WE have cold weather with the wind chill at 43 degrees. The water temp is 48 degrees. I have nothing to report today.
TW’s Daily Fishing Report. 4/19/14
To add to the fishing report, e-mail your information and pictures to info@twstackle located at the bottom right of the front page of TW’s web site. It’s pretty much an ugly weekend. Ugly water, Ugly wind, ugly. The wind is NE at 20 and the water temp is 50 degrees. We do have pier action. Jennette’s Pier anglers have decked Drum for the last several days and OBX Pier caught a 22 in Drum and an 18 in Striper. Weston Plunket told me he caught 6 Drum at Jennette’s. (Click on picture). Surf fishermen caught Drum, Sea Mullet and Blow toads at the Buxton jetties. Drum fishing has been good all week on the south side of the Oregon Inlet Bridge. That’s tough fishing standing in water with the wind in your face.
TW’s Daily Fishing Report. 4/18/14
The weather is so horrid; I have very little fishing news. The wind is NE at 20 and the water temp is 50 degrees. The temp is going to stay in the fifties until Tuesday. I have some late news from Sunday. People are still having trouble finding me. My address is the same as last year. firstname.lastname@example.org. Rachael and Zach Diamond were fishing Oregon Inlet. They caught and released 25 Drum ranging from 22 in to 32 in. Check out their rigs. They were using a 3 way swivel. Line to swivel, leader to swivel, weight to swivel. A few Puppy Drum, Blow toads and Sea Mullet were beached on the south beaches.
TW’s Daily Fishing Report. 4/17/14
The boats are still in due to weather. Not much is happening from the Little Bridge on the Nags Head/Roanoke Island causeway. There was one Striper caught on Tuesday. I think surf fishing will be good after we have this one more time bad weather go through. It’s just a matter of wetting a line. Mike Giles caught another Drum. This time in Corolla. The fish measured 24 in. There were a few Drum caught on the Buxton beach. The weather is too rough for our pier jockeys. For my really good tip of day, for all ORV fishermen who drive our National Parks. You can get your permits on line. It is much easier than having to go to one of the 3 stations designated for ORV permits. http://www.recreation.gov/showPage.do?name=common&commonPath=/htm/CapeHatteras_Form.jsp The weather is still crappie. We have big swells. The wind is NE this morning at 23 kts. The water temp is 48 degrees.
TW’s Daily fishing Report. 4/16/14
Yesterday was a rough day. We had gully washing rains and high winds. We had a cold front to come through last night. The temp had a big drop. The water temp is 48 degrees with N winds gusting at 35 mph. The boats did not sail yesterday. North beach surf fishing is slow. The good news is…. Mile Giles caught a 23 in Puppy Drum in Ocean Sands. That’s the first Drum news I have gotten from north of Duck. Blow Toads and Puppy Drum are caught from most of the south beaches. There were a few big Blue fish caught at ramp 55. Night fishing is good at the Cape, producing citation Red Drum. The piers are slow this morning. Maybe later today.
TW’s Daily Fishing Report. 4/15/14
There seems to be some confusion as to where to send your fishing report news. If you want your picture and your catch news on the fishing report or any questions you might have, send it to email@example.com. It is not the same as TW’s Facebook, although the fishing reports will be entered on Facebook later. At the very bottom of our web site front page, it states all of our telephone numbers and our e-mail address. At the top of the page under About us also has an easy way to e-mail your fishing news. The charters caught giant Bluefins yesterday in the 500 to 600 lb range. Nearshore fishing was good. There were 5 citation Red Drum caught and Shark releases. Fun time! Good fishing on the south beaches. A good variety of fish were caught. Drum, Bluefish, Spot, Sea Mullet and Blow toads. Citation Drum caught at the Cape. I keep thinking we will have that kind of day on the north beaches, but the water temp just will not cooperate. No one fishing the piers this morning due to wind and rain. The water temp is 46 degrees and the wind is SW at 24 kts.
TW’s Daily Fishing Report. 4/14/14
After such a good day of Drum fishing on Saturday at Oregon Inlet, there was nothing caught on Sunday. I was at the Inlet and it was a beautiful day. I had heard there was a 32 in Striper from the surf at ramp 4 on Friday. It is true. I cannot say the last time we have had Striper news from the surf, but I can tell you the last time I caught one. 2007. There were small Bluefish, Blow Toads and Sea Mullet down south. Citation Drum caught at the cape. The Little Bridge anglers are catching Shad this morning. Brandon Jenkins was boat fishing. He said the sound is warming up. He caught a 23 in Drum and a 20 ½ in Striper. I was glad to hear from him. It is past time for me to get news from our local sound fishermen. (Click on picture). Sunday was another Bluefin day. Lots of catch releases. A couple of 450-550 lb giants released. There were plenty of Tilefish for bottom fishermen. Nearshore boats caught Sharks. OBX Pier has nice Croakers, Sea Mullet and Skates. Nags Head Pier reported Croaker, Blow toad and really small Spot. Avalon has Skate. The wind is SE at12 and the water temp is 46.
TW’s Daily fishing Report. 4/13/14
Surf fishing was good on both sides of the bridge yesterday. One very small slough only big enough for 4 people to fish it, produced 12 keeper Drum at Oregon Inlet. Buddy Branner also caught a 23 in Black Drum in the same hole. (Picture of Drum. Nice foot). Charters had a great day catching Bluefin. They caught and released a good number ranging from 82 to 100 inches. Drum fishing continues to be good for the boaters in the sound. Avalon Pier is catching Puppy Drum as we speak. (8:20 am). OBX Pier has Croakers, Blow toads and Sea Mullet. Nags Head Pier have plenty of blow toads. The wind is SW at 9 and the water temp is 53 degrees. Finally, in the 50’s.
TW’s Daily fishing Report. 4/12/14
Drum fishing was good from the surf on the Buxton and Frisco beaches. The anglers who braved the walk to the cape also caught Drum. Linda Harper caught Drum and Sea Mullet. All the piers are now open on the north side of the bridge and Rodanthe pier is open on the south side. Pier fishing anglers caught a few Sea Mullet mixed in with the Skate, Dogfish, and Puffers. The Little Bridge on the Nags Head/Manteo causeway reported a few Shad. There was a report of Stripers caught from the Wild Life Pier across from Pirates Cove. Inshore Boaters are catching a fair amount of Drum. Offshore charters caught Bluefin. A 450 # and 500 # were reported. Also a few Dolphin were caught. The wind is SW at 11 and the water temp is 46 degrees.
TW’s Daily Fishing Report. 4/11/14
There were a few boats out yesterday. There were several Bluefin caught. There were 2 trophies, one weighed in at 360 lbs. Today is the last day for trophy sized (73 in and over) Bluefin Tuna. Oregon Inlet reported limits of Tilefish. There were Bluefish beached on the Buxton beach. That’s good news. A few Drum at Cape Point. Piers are decking Puffers, Skates and Dogfish.
TW’s Daily Fishing Report. 4/7/14
The weather was too rough for the inshore and offshore boats to sail yesterday. Sunday was not a great day but Saturday fishing gave us some pier news and bridge news. Little Bridge on the Nags Head/Roanoke Island causeway caught a few Shad. OBX Pier anglers had a few Blow Toads. Jennette’s Pier reported the first Puppy Drum. They have been catching Dogfish and Skates pretty steady. As for surf fishing news, it’s looking up for us on the north beaches. There were Puppy Drum caught on the north and south side of Oregon Inlet. It was slow on the south beaches yesterday due to the strong winds and rough water. We have E wind at 18 and the water temp is 49 degrees. Mike Schiffbauer caught a 44 in Musky in the Youghiogheny River in W. PA. The Schiffbauer’s are summer resident in Nags Head.
TW’s Daily Fishing Report. 4/5/14
Oregon Inlet had only one boat out yesterday. They brought in one 68 in Bluefin. Drum were scattered on the south beaches. Anglers at Ramp 43 caught nice size Sea Mullet. OBX pier is now open. The restaurant will open on the 18th. Jennette’s pier anglers are catching Dogfish. We had 35 mph wind gust last night, but all is calm today. The wind is WSW at 6. The water temp has dropped a little to 44 degrees. As you can see, we are working on a new web site. If you have pictures and fishing news for me, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org , same address as before.
TW’s Daily Fishing Report. 4/4/14
We have surf fishing news from down south which makes us hopeful on this side of the bridge. Frisco beach and Hatteras beaches reported Blow toads and Sea Mullet. The Drum bite was fair. The other good news from Hatteras, a charter ran across a school of Cobia and brought home 3. Oregon Inlet and Pirates Cove caught Bluefin yesterday. Oregon Inlet brought in a trophy weighing 475.5 lbs. A nice day on this sandbar today. The wind is SW at 11 and the water temp is 47 degrees.
TW’s Daily fishing Report. 4/3/14
We were due for some nice weather on the Outer Banks. We have N wind at 2 this morning and the water temp is 47 degrees. Jennette’s Pier anglers have been catching Dogfish and Skate for the last several days. Ramp 49 had a really good Drum bite yesterday. Buxton beach was good. Unfortunately, the American Oyster-catchers are exhibiting mating behavior at the Cape. Cape Point has been closed. Oregon Inlet had boats looking for Bluefin with no luck, but caught nice Tilefish. One near shore boat went out and caught Dogfish.
TW’s Daily fishing Report. 4/2/14
Oregon Inlet caught their limits of Tilefish yesterday. My very favorite table fish. They also brought 3 Bluefin in to the docks. One Bluefin weighing in at 159 lbs. The Drum bite was really good on the south beaches. Jennette’s Pier anglers are catching Dogfish.
TW’s Daily fishing Report. 4/1/14
At last, we have calm winds. Water has nice swells. It is not an April fool’s joke. The off shore boats should sail today and there will be Drum caught from the south beaches. Anglers caught a few Drum on all the south beaches yesterday. The wind is N at 7 and the water temp is 44 degrees.
TW’s Daily fishing Report. 3/31/14
There is no fishing news to report today. It is a chilly windy day with NW wind at 26. We have dirty water with the temp being 43 degrees. Information on beach driving permits for our early tourist arrivals.. The 2014 annual permit will be valid from the date of purchase through Dec 31, 2014. Permit offices are open 8 a. m. to 4:30 p. m. seven days a week year-round except Christmas Day. What are the ORV permit options? There are two types of permits: 7-day/$50 permits (valid from the date issued) and annual/$120 permits There is a trailer at Coquina beach to buy your permit.
TW’s Daily Fishing Report. 3/30/14
Lots of wind and rain yesterday. We have more of the same today. The wind is SW at 12 and the water temp is 44 degrees. Pirates Cove reported a Yellowfin, so it was a slow day for charters. Drum fishing was slow overall south of us. A few Drum were caught at the Cape. We have pictures from Manteo Middle School career day. They studied fish ID, size and creel. It was a fun day.
TW’s Daily Fishing Report. 3/29/14
Oregon Inlet Fishing Center reported 2 Bluefin brought to the docks and 2 were released. They will be sailing again today, weather permitting. There was a fair Puppy Drum bite on the Frisco and Buxton beaches yesterday. We have a warm spring day today. It will be raining most of the day. The wind is SE at 11 and the water temp is 43 degrees.
TW’s Daily Fishing Report. 3/28/14
Oregon Inlet had a couple of boats out yesterday. There were no Bluefin spotted, but caught a couple of Yellowfin. A few Puppies were caught in the Frisco area. We have a spring Day. The wind is S at 15 and the water has nice swells with the temp being 41 degrees.
TW’s Daily fishing Report. 3/27/14
The weather is improving. The wind is NE at 11. The water is not as rough as yesterday but really choppy. Water temp is 40 degrees. No local fishing news to report. Al Minton, one of our local Trout fishermen is vacationing in Dunedin, Fla. Al caught a Snook while wade fishing for Specks with a light rod and line. He estimated the Snook weighed 12 lbs before releasing it. That must have been quite a surprise!
TW’s Daily Fishing Report. 3/26/14
We have high winds and rough water. The wind is NW at 26 and gusting at 40. The water temp is 42 degrees. The wind chill is 24 degrees. Once this day is over, weather will improve. Jennette’s pier reported dogfish caught yesterday. A fishing buddy spent the weekend in Ocracoke and caught 26 Puppies. I am so eat up with envy. (Picture).
TW’s Daily Fishing Report. 3/25/14
There is no surf or boat fishing report this morning. The wind is NE at 7 and the water temp is 43 degrees. Fishing is going to be slow the next couple of days. Good time to clean your gear and get ready for spring.
TW’s Daily fishing Report. 3/24/14
There is very little fishing news this morning. The weather is going to be a factor from now until Thursday for the charters and surf fishermen. There were a few Drum caught yesterday down south. Spring weather coming soon.
TW’s Daily fishing Report. 3/23/14
Pirates Cove had a mixture of fish yesterday, catching Blackfin, Yellowfin and a citation Wahoo. One of the private boats caught a 91.5 in Bluefin. Oregon Inlet brought in a 400 lb Bluefin. The Puppy Drum bite picked up a little on the south beaches. A few were caught at the cape and ramp 49. The great weather we had yesterday will all come to an end in the next couple of days. The wind is NNE at 18 and the water temps is 42 degrees.
TW’s Daily fishing Report. 3/22/14
We have calm conditions this morning. We have SW winds at 8. The water has small swells and there are a few surfers sitting on their boards. The water temp is 42 degrees. It is going to be a nice spring day. Oregon Inlet brought in 4 Bluefin weighing in up to 378 lbs. There were many releases. There were a couple of Bigeyes caught and also Yellowfin. Pirates Cove charters brought back to the docks, a Mako, a Wahoo and a couple of Bluefin and one Yellowfin. It’s looking up. A few Drum were caught at the Cape and ramp 49. The bite was slow.
TW’s Daily fishing Report. 3/21/14
The Puppy Drum were back again on the south beaches. Cape Point, Buxton, and Frisco reported Drum. Oregon Inlet was able to sail again. They had Bluefin releases up to 450 lbs. Two 100 lb Bluefins were brought back to the docks. Blackfin was also caught. It is a nice day on the Outer Banks. The wind is ESE at 4 and the water temp is 42 degrees.
TW’s Daily Fishing Report. 3/20/14
We have a much better day than yesterday. No surf or boat fishing to report due to the weather on Wednesday. We have W wind at 8 and water temp at 41 degrees. Having talked about fishing for Crappies yesterday on the fishing report, I now know Crappies are out there. Lee Johnson sent in a picture of Lake Crappies weighing in up to 2 lbs.
TW’s Daily Fishing Report. 3/19/14
No boat news or surf news. Usually I get some “Crappie” news this time of the year. Fishing our creeks will give you a good mess of Crappies. They are really a good pan fish. Pick up some minnows from the Kitty Hawk store and try your luck. We have N winds at 24. The wind should switch to SE by 2:00. The water temp is 41 degrees. The winter weather is going to stick around for another week, but the weekend looks pretty good.
TW’s Daily fishing Report. 3/18/14
We have more of the same today. Dreary weather. Wind is N at 22 and the water temp is 41 degrees. Really rough surf. No fishing report from yesterday. Boats probably will sail again on Friday. If you are out and about, stop in the store. Lots of new merchandise arriving every day.
TW’s Daily Fishing Report. 3/17/14
Winter, it just will not go away! Another dismal day. The wind is N at 22 and the water temp is 42 degrees. Pirates Cove Marina and Oregon Inlet Fishing Center had catches and releases of Bluefin Sunday. There were several in the 400-500 range. Pirates Cove reported a giant 608 pounder. There was a fair bite of Drum on the Frisco & Buxton beaches. Happy St. Patrick's Day.
TW’s Daily fishing Report. 3/16/14
Oregon Inlet reported one 70 in Bluefin and released one. Plenty of Drum on the South beaches. Shrimp is still the bait. Jennette’s pier reporting Dogfish. They make good fish-n-chips. The wind is NE at 12 and the water temp has warmed a bit to 41 degrees.
TW’s Daily fishing Report. 3/15/14
National Park service will mark the closed areas this month and next based on past nesting habits of piping plovers and American oystercatchers. The 2014 pre-nesting maps will be posted no later than March the 15th and April 15th on the parks website under the document list for off-road driving Management plan. Also on March 15, the Bodie Island Spit seasonal ORV route from 0.2 mile south of Ramp 4 to the inlet will be changed to a seasonal vehicle-free area. The route 0.5 of a mile south of Coquina Beach to 0.2 of a mile south of Ramp 4 remains open to vehicles with access via Ramp 4. Yesterday was an excellent Drum day on the south beaches. Especially in Frisco. The boats were out yesterday and brought back one nice Bluefin weighing 570 lbs. The wind is SW at 13 this morning. The ocean is flat and the water temp is 40 degrees.
TW’s Daily Fishing Report. 3/14/14
I have no fishing news from yesterday. It was too rough to fish. Today is a good day with a quick warm up. Drum will be caught today on the south beaches. Logan Futch caught Drum on Tuesday at the cape. He was fishing with his aunt Ashley Bahen, one of our top local anglers. It was a good day. (Pictures.) We have light SE wind and the water temp is 39 degrees.
TW’s Daily Fishing Report. 3/13/14
A few off shore boats went out on Wednesday. It was a short trip. The wind picked up early. A few Blackfin were caught and a good size Hammerhead Shark was released. Drum fishing was slow on the south beaches. We have strong winds gusting to 35, rough water with the temp being 38 degrees.
TW’s Daily Fishing Report. 3/12/14
The boats were out yesterday from Oregon Inlet. The Bluefin were there, they just wouldn’t bite. Pirates Cove charters caught and released a few. The Drum were scattered on the south beaches. Our nice weather will end today. Another cold front. The wind is SW at 13 and the water temp is 39 degrees.
TW’s Daily Fishing Report. 3/11/14
Bluefin catches were good yesterday. Most of the boats came in with a Tuna and they had multiple releases. Drum fishing was fair down south. A few caught at ramp 49 and the Cape. It is another nice day on the Outer Banks. We have W wind at 8 and the water temp is 40 degrees.
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).