WINTER conditions prevail
Tuesday, January 16: Thick fog, wind NNW 20 mph. Solid NE swell, water temp 44 degrees. Low tide 1:15 a.m. High tide 7:01 p.m.
Sunday, January 14: Brilliant sunshine, huge northeast swell running and no one fishing yet. Water temp around 48 degrees. Wind N at 28 knots! Air around 31 degrees. Low tide 11:56 a.m. High tide 5:39 p.m. Eve Turek of the Yellowhouse Gallery in Nags Head took this cool shot of a SEAL resting on the beach near the Sea Ranch yesterday.
Saturday, January 13: Sunny, fairly warm and beautiful so far today. DOGFISH and WHALES today. Water temp 54 degrees. Wind 10 mph from the south. Decent waves rolling. Low tide 11:31 a.m. High tide 5:06 p.m. A RUDDY DUCK swims past out 1,000 - foot long fishing platform.
Friday, January 12: No one fishing today. Overcast with rain, wind SSW 15 mph. Mushy SE swell, water temp has risen to 54 degrees! Low tide 10:23 a.m. High tide 4:07 p.m.
Thursday, January 11: We're back in business part 2! ATLANTIC SHARPNOSE SHARKS and DOGFISH to entertain the kids (photo). Partly cloudy, wind SE 10 mph. Building SE swell, water temp 48 degrees. Low tide 9:29 a.m. High tide 3:15 p.m.
Monday, January 8: We're thawing out and back in business. No one is fishing yet, but it's a great day for bird and whale watching. Sunny and finally above freezing, wind light W. Tiny, clean swell, water temp 40 degrees. High tide 12:25 p.m.
Wednesday, January 3: Staff spotted a HUMPBACK WHALE heading south this morning. Partly cloudy, wind NE 15 mph and forecast to increase. Flat with slight surface chop, water temp 42 degrees. High tide 8:00 a.m. Low tide 2:32 p.m.
Tuesday, January 2: Happy New Year! No one is fishing yet today. Partly sunny and brutally cold for the OBX, wind NW 15-20 mph. Small, sweepy swell, water temp has dropped to 43 degrees. High tide 7:07 a.m. Low tide 1:41 p.m.
Friday, December 22: SHAD. Overcast with occasional rain showers, light winds. Small, weak surf, water temp 54 degrees. High tide 9:31 a.m. Low tide 4:06 p.m.
Thursday, December 21: SEA MULLET. Clear and sunny, wind NE 20-25 mph. Sloppy, building windswell, water temp 55 degrees. High tide 8:55 a.m. Low tide 3:30 p.m.
Wednesday, December 20: Small SPECKLED TROUT and small BLACK DRUM. Overcast with rain, wind NE 5-10 mph. Flat and glassy with clear conditions, water temp 55 degrees. High tide 8:20 a.m. Low tide 2:54 p.m.
Tuesday, December 19: So far, a keeper PUPPY DRUM and keeper SPECKLED TROUT. Sunny with smooth seas and relatively warm air temps. Water temp 54 degrees. High tides 7:45 a.m. and 8:03 p.m. Low tide 2:17 p.m. Wind W at 8 knots.
Monday, December 18: We had a HUMPBACK WHALE sighting at 9:00 a.m. this morning. No one is fishing yet today. Mostly sunny and warm, wind W 5-10 mph. The ocean is flat, glassy and clear, water temp 53 degrees. Low tide 1:40 p.m.
Friday, December 15: SEA MULLET. Partly cloudy, wind E 15 mph. Onshore wind chop, water temp 54 degrees. Low tide 11:38 a.m. High tide 5:25 p.m.
Thursday, December 14: Small SPECKLED TROUT. Clear and sunny, wind WNW 10 mph. Flat and glassy, water temp 53 degrees. Low tide 10:51 a.m. High tide 4:40 p.m.
Wednesday, December 13: Mostly sunny and cold, wind NW 20-30 mph. Sweepy, building windswell, water temp 53 degrees. Low tide 9:59 a.m. High tide 3:51 p.m.
Tuesday, December 12: SKATE. Partly cloudy and warmer, wind SW 15 mph. Flat seas, water temp 53 degrees. Low tide 9:00 a.m. High tide 2:57 p.m.
Monday, December 11: DOGFISH and small SPECKLED TROUT today. Sunny and cool, wind W 5-10 mph. Tiny, clean swell, water temp 52 degrees. High tide 1:58 p.m.