FALL FISHING IS IN THE AIR
Friday, Nov. 16: SEA MULLET, SPOT, SPECKLED TROUT, BLACK DRUM. Sunny and colder, wind WNW 15-20 mph. Sideshore swell, water temp 61 degrees. Low tide 7:23 a.m. High tide 1:29 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 15: Nothing to report because no one is fishing. Challenging conditions with heavy rain, wind ENE 30-40 mph. Large, unruly seas, water temp 60 degrees. Low tide 6:23 a.m. and 7:15 p.m. High tide 12:34 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 14: A 20-inch STRIPED BASS was released first thing this morning. Also landing BLUEFISH, SAND PERCH, GRAY TROUT, SPECKLED TROUT, FLOUNDER, PUFFER and SEA MULLET. Gray and colder, wind NNE 25-30 mph. Sloppy NE windswell, water temp 63 degrees. High tide 11:42 a.m. Low tide 6:24 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 13: Some keeper-sized SEA MULLET and SPECKLED TROUT along with some small GRAY TROUT, SPECKS, FLOUNDER and PUFFERS. Rain tapering off with gray skies, wind SW 5 mph. Drifty S swell lines, water temp 63 degrees. High tide 10:54 a.m. Low tide 5:35 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 8: A large RED DRUM was released before 10:00 a.m. anglers are also catching small SPECKLED TROUT, FLOUNDER, BLACK DRUM, SEA MULLET, SPOT, POMPANO, PUFFERS. Drizzly and gray, wind NE 25-30 mph. Building NE wind slop, water temp 67 degrees. High tide 7:25 a.m. and 7:44 p.m. Low tide 1:54 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 7: SPECKLED TROUT (some are keepers), BLUEFISH, SEA MULLET, FLOUNDER, PUFFER, SPOT and BLACK DRUM. Clear skies, wind N 15-20 mph. Choppy and flat, water temp 66 degrees. High tide 6:42 a.m. and 7:01 p.m. Low tide 1:09 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 6: SPECKLED TROUT, BLUEFISH, PUPPY DRUM, FLOUNDER, SEA MULLET, BLACK DRUM, PUFFER and SAND PERCH. Partly sunny, wind S 10 mph. Soft swell, water temp 68 degrees. Low tide 12:21 a.m. High tide 6:16 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 5: SEA MULLET and lots of grass in the water, which is 67 degrees. Wind S at 9 knots. High tides 5:09 a.m. and 5:26 p.m. Low 11:33 a.m.
Sunday, Nov. 4: Ron had already caught a wide variety before 8 a.m. SPECKLED TROUT, BLACK DRUM, POMPANO, SEA MULLET and FLOUNDER all biting. Bright sunshine, wind off the ocean and 67 degree water temp. Wind NE at 19 knots. Low tides 10:38 a.m. and 10:57 p.m. High tide 4:35 p.m. Noah from Martin County caught a mess of fish yesterday including a nice SEA MULLET. He also shot an 8-point buck this week.
Saturday, Nov. 3: One big RED DRUM and a few SEA MULLET were landed early today. Sea water temp 68 degrees and W winds at 20 knots. Bright sunshine and small surf. Low tides 10:36 a.m. and 11:08 p.m. High tide 4:38 p.m.
Friday, November 2: A large RED DRUM was released this morning. Anglers are also catching a few small SPECKLED TROUT, SEA MULLET, BLACK DRUM and CROAKER. Cloudy and threatening rain, wind SSW 10-15 mph. Sideshore SE swell, water temp 68 degrees. Low tide 9:27 a.m. High tide 3:40 p.m.
Thursday, November 1: Fishing is fairly steady today with BLUES, SPOT, SPECKLED TROUT, BLACK DRUM, PUFFER, FLOUNDER, SHEEPSHEAD and SEA MULLET. Sunny and warm, wind SW 10-15 mph. Clean, long period swell, water temp 65 degrees. Low tide 8:15 a.m. and 9:11 p.m. High tide 2:33 p.m.
Wednesday, October 31: Happy Halloween! Anglers are scaring up some BLUEFISH, PUFFER, keeper PUPPY DRUM and FLOUNDER. Bright sunshine, wind WSW 5-10 mph. Pretty long period swell, water temp 65 degrees. Low tide 7:03 a.m. and 8:07 p.m. High tide 1:24 p.m.
Tuesday, October 30: Some keeper SPECKLED TROUT, keeper SEA MULLET, keeper PUPPY DRUM, small FLOUNDER, POMPANO and BLACK DRUM. Clear sunshine, wind NW 10-15 mph. Sweepy NE windswell peaks, water temp 65 degrees. Low tide 5:57 a.m. and 7:03 p.m. High tide 12:19 p.m.
Monday, October 29: A large RED DRUM was released before 8:00 a.m. Anglers are also catching keeper SPECKLED TROUT, BLUEFISH, SPOT and BLACK DRUM. Michael Laing, of Leesburg, TX landed a 1-lb. 9-oz., 15.5" SEA MULLET at 2:30 p.m. Clearing skies, wind WNW 15 mph. Small glassy swell, water temp 66 degrees. High tide 11:20 a.m. and 11:51 p.m. Low tide 6:02 p.m. We are seeing a lot of LEATHERBACK SEA TURTLES passing through.
Saturday, Oct. 27: One big bull RED DRUM plus SEA MULLET, SPANISH MACKEREL, BLUEFISH and SPOT so far. Excellent, large fall surf with hard offshore winds. Water temp 69 degrees. High tides 9:42 a.m. and 10:06 p.m. Low tide 4:17 p.m. SW winds steady at 12 knots.
Friday, October 26: BLUEFISH, POMPANO, BLACK DRUM, PUFFER, FLOUNDER. Thick clouds, wind E 10 mph. Trace swell, water temp 67 degrees. High tide 8:56 a.m. and 9:17 p.m. Low tide 3:28 p.m.
Thursday, October 25: Nice variety again with BLUEFISH, SPECKLED TROUT, POMPANO, SEA MULLET, PUFFERS, SPANISH MACKEREL, SPOT, a keeper PUPPY DRUM, a keeper FLOUNDER and BLACK DRUM. A large RED DRUM has been released. Mostly cloudy, wind N 15 mph. Small, sloppy NE swell lines, water temp 67 degrees. High tide 8:15 a.m. and 8:34 p.m. Low tide 2:43 p.m. The end of the pier will be inaccessible for long periods of time while the wind turbine repair crew climbs the east tower.
Wednesday, October 24: Nice variety today: BLUEFISH, DOGFISH, BLACK TIPS, BLACK DRUM, and some keeper SPECKLED TROUT. Sunny and cool, wind N 25-35 mph. Sweepy, building NE windswell, water temp 66 degrees. High tide 7:35 a.m. and 7:52 p.m. Low tide 2:00 p.m. NC Lions Club VIP Tournament day 2 is at the pier today!
Tuesday, October 23: A good run of BLUEFISH and SPECKLED TROUT. Anglers are also catching SPOT, CROAKER and BLACK DRUM. Partly sunny, wind WSW 5-10 mph. Tiny clean swell, water temp 67 degrees. High tide 6:56 a.m. and 7:12 p.m. Low tide 1:18 p.m. NC Lions Club VIP Tournament is at the pier today!
Monday, October 22: BLUEFISH, SPANISH MACKEREL, BLACK DRUM, POMPANO, SPOT, a keeper PUPPY DRUM and a keeper SPECKLED TROUT. A large RED DRUM was released around 11:15 a.m. Mostly sunny and chilly, wind NW 10 mph. Slightly choppy NE swell, water temp 68 degrees. High tide 6:16 a.m. and 6:31 p.m. Low tide 12:34 p.m.
Sunday, Oct. 21: One big RED DRUM decked and released first thing this morning! Otherwise, super windy with big seas building. Water temp 68 degrees. High tides 5:34 a.m. and 5:45 p.m. Low 11:49 a.m. Wind NW at 28 knots.
Saturday, Oct. 20: So far, SPOT, SEA MULLET, SPECKLED TROUT, GRAY TROUT, SAND PERCH, BLACK DRUM and one bull RED DRUM. Water temp 71. Calm seas and bluefish breaking the water on the end of pier. Wind SW at 13 knots. High tides 5 a.m. and 5:12 p.m. Low tides 11:11 a.m. and 11:33 p.m.
Wednesday, October 17: BLUEFISH, BLACK DRUM, SPOT, POMPANO, PUFFER, SAND PERCH, SPANISH MACKEREL, small CROAKER and small SEA MULLET. Overcast with passing showers, wind NW 15 mph. Small peaky swell, water temp 72 degrees. Low tide 8:05 a.m. and 9:07 p.m. High tide 2:26 p.m.
Tuesday, October 16: Small GRAY TROUT, SPECKLED TROUT, PUFFER, SPOT and POMPANO. Seven large RED DRUM were released late today including Sam Thornton's. Gray skies, wind NE 20 mph. Flat and choppy, water temp 73 degrees. Low tide 7:06 a.m. and 8:12 p.m. High tide 1:29 p.m.
Monday, October 15: BLUEFISH, SPANISH MACKEREL, SPADEFISH, PINFISH, POMPANO. Mostly cloudy, wind S 10-15 mph. Tiny swell, water temp 72 degrees. Low tide 6:13 a.m. and 7:16 p.m. High tide 12:35 p.m.