GOOD THINGS COME TO THOSE WHO BAIT!
Thursday, July 19: Colette Schulze of Pittsburgh, PA landed a 23.5", 8.3 lb. BLACK DRUM (pictured) at 10:15 a.m. A keeper COBIA was decked at 1:35 p.m. and a small one released at 1:15 p.m. Also catching BLUEFISH, SPOT, SHEEPSHEAD, TRIGGERFISH, SPADEFISH and FLOUNDER, although not in great numbers. Mostly sunny and pleasant, wind NE 10 mph. Small choppy waves, water temp 76 degrees. Low tide 7:18 a.m. and 8:03 p.m. High tide 1:38 p.m.
Wednesday, July 18: Another day with BLUE CRABS and some SEA MULLET, SPADEFISH, SPOT, SAND PERCH, PIGFISH, a small COBIA and CROAKER. Cloudy, wind N 10 mph. Small textured swell, water temp 72 degrees. Low tide 6:25 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. High tide 12:39 p.m.
Tuesday, July 17: A lot of BLUE CRABS, a SEA MULLET, a BLUEFISH, some PIGFISH, POMPANO and a FLOUNDER. Mostly sunny, wind SW 10-15 mph. Small clean swell, water temp 74 degrees. Low tide 5:34 a.m. and 5:59 p.m. High tide 11:43 a.m.
Monday, July 16: Afternoon update - A few small FLOUNDER have been decked. Water temp up to 77 degrees. Morning update - BLUEFISH, SPOT, SPADEFISH, SEA MULLET and PINFISH. A small COBIA was released at 9:45 a.m. Mostly cloudy, wind WSW 5 mph. Small leftover swell, water temp 76 degrees. High tide 10:48 a.m. and 11:09 p.m. Low tide 5:01 p.m.
Sunday, July 15: Afternoon Update: SPOT, BLUES, SEA MULLET, SHEEPSHEAD, PINFISH, PIGFISH and small FLOUNDER. Water temp 79 degrees. High tides 9:53 a.m. and 10:16 p.m. Low tide 4:04 p.m. Winds SE at 7 knots.
Saturday, July 14: Afternoon Update: BLUEFISH, PUPPY DRUM, SPOT, SPADEFISH, SEA MULLET and BLUE CRABS. Water temp 77 degrees. Winds NE at 15 knots. High tides 8:59 a.m. and 9:23 p.m. Low 3:08 p.m.
Wednesday, July 11: Nice waves and a few fish so far this morning; SEA MULLET, CROAKER, SPOT, PIGFISH and BLUE CRAB. Water temp 73 degrees. Wind west at 9 knots. High tides 6:14 a.m. and 6:42 p.m. Low tide 12:19 p.m.
Tuesday, July 10: A 23" BLACK DRUM, a few large RED DRUM. SEA MULLET and BLUEFISH this morning. Clear skies, wind NNE 15 mph. Messy windswell, water temp 75 degrees. High tide 5:16 a.m. and 5:45 p.m. Low tide 11:21 a.m.
Monday, July 9: Slow start to the week with a few RAYS and a 40" RED DRUM caught in the evening. Gray and blustery, wind NNE 20-25 mph. Choppy sloppy swell, water temp 76 degrees. Low tide 10:23 a.m. and 11:28 p.m. High tide 4:48 p.m.
Sunday, July 8: Windy again today with plenty of waves. So far, anglers are catching BLUES, SPADEFISH and FLOUNDER. Wind NE at 25 knots. Low tides 9:25 a.m. and 10:28 p.m. High tide 3:49 p.m.
Saturday, July 7: Super windy with kicked up surf. Anglers getting SEA MULLET, SPOT, SEA ROBIN, CROAKER and PINFISH. NE wind went from 8 knots to 28 knots earlier this morning. Water temp 68 degrees. Low tides 8:28 a.m. and 9:25 p.m. High tide 2:50 p.m. Nolan Minor of Charlottesville, Va. landed this 10 pound, 6 ounce sheepshead on a live fiddler crab while fishing on the Pier yesterday!
Thursday, July 5: A few really nice TRIGGERFISH and SHEEPSHEAD. Also landing some scattered SEA MULLET, CROAKER, SPADEFISH. Mostly sunny, wind SSE 5-10 mph. Small textured swell, water temp 70 degrees on the bottom and 74 degrees at the surface. Low tide 6:49 a.m. and 7:22 p.m. High tide 1:01 p.m.
Tuesday, July 3: Some scattered BLUEFISH, SPANISH MACKEREL, FLOUNDER, SPADEFISH, TRIGGERFISH, PINFISH and SEA MULLET. Partly cloudy, wind E 5-10 mph. Tiny choppy swell, water temp 77 degrees. High tide 11:30 a.m. and 11:39 p.m. Low tide 5:38 p.m.
Monday, July 2: Some BLUEFISH, FLOUNDER, SPANISH MACKEREL, SHEEPSHEAD, BLACK DRUM and BLUE CRABS. Bright and sunny, wind ESE 5-10 mph. Very small, clean swell, water temp 77 degrees. High tide 10:50 a.m. and 10:58 p.m. Low tide 4:54 p.m.
Sunday, July 1: Sunny and hot with a NW winds at 11 knots. Anglers are enjoying a wide variety of catches: BLUEFISH, SPANISH MACKEREL, SPADEFISH, TRIGGERFISH, SEA MULLET, SAND PERCH RIBBONFISH and SEA ROBIN. Highs 10:11 a.m. and 10:20 p.m. Low 4:13 p.m.
Saturday, June 30: BLUEFISH, SPADEFISH, SPOT and an 11.3 - pound SHEEPSHEAD! Water temp 71 - degrees surface temp; 68-degrees bottom temp. Wind NE at 1 knot. High tides 9:31 a.m. and 9:44 p.m. Low tide 3:34 p.m. Sea calm with a few small, glassy waves.
Friday, June 29: SEA MULLET, BLUEFISH, SHEEPSHEAD, SPOT and SPADEFISH. Bright sunshine, wind N 5-10 mph. Small glassy swell, water temp 70 degrees. High tide 8:55 a.m. and 9:08 p.m. Low tide 2:55 p.m.
Wednesday, June 27: A few SEA MULLET, SPOT, FLOUNDER, CROAKER, SAND PERCH, SPADEFISH, a small PUPPY DRUM and small GRAY TROUT. Clearing skies and cool temps, wind ESE 15-20 mph making for tough fishing conditions. Choppy SE windswell, water temp 77 degrees. High tide 7:36 a.m. and 7:54 p.m. Low tide 1:35 p.m.
Tuesday, June 26: What a morning! BLUES, SPANISH MACKEREL, SPADEFISH, FLOUNDER, TRIGGER, SHEEPSHEAD, SPOT and PIGFISH! Water temp 76 degrees and East wind at 20 mph. High tide 6:54 a.m. and 7:15 p.m. Low tide 12:53 p.m.
Monday, June 25: BLUEFISH, TRIGGERFISH, SHEEPSHEAD, SPADEFISH, SAND PERCH, FLOUNDER, PIGFISH. Mostly cloudy and cooler temps, wind NE 5 mph. Very small SE swell, water temp up to 73 degrees. High tide 6:09 a.m. and 6:33 p.m. Low tide 12:09 p.m.
Friday, June 22: SPANISH MACKEREL, BLUEFISH, SPADEFISH, TRIGGERFISH, SPOT, SAND PERCH, SEA MULLET, PIGFISH, FLOUNDER. Partly sunny, wind SE 10 mph. Small choppy swell, water temp 79 degrees. Low tide 9:42 a.m. and 10:33 p.m. High tide 4:05 p.m.
Thursday, June 21: Another great looking day on the water. Catching a few SPANISH MACKEREL, BLUEFISH, PIGFISH and SHEEPSHEAD. Water temp 77 degrees; air temp 76 first thing this morning. Wind WSW at 8 knots. Low tide 8:53 a.m.
Wednesday, June 20: The annual Fritz Boyden Memorial Youth Fishing Tournament sponsored by the Nags Head Surf Fishing Club and hosted by all four ocean fishing piers – Avalon, Nags Head, Jennette’s and Outer Banks happens this morning until noon. So far, BLUEFISH, SPADEFISH, SHEEPSHEAD, SPANISH MACKEREL and TRIGGERFISH. Water temp 77 degrees. Low tides 7:51 a.m. and 8:27 p.m. High tide 2:06 p.m. Light north winds.
Tuesday, June 19: BLUEFISH, SPANISH MACKEREL, SPADEFISH, TRIGGERFISH and FLOUNDER. Partly sunny, wind W 10-15 mph. Tiny glassy swell, water temp 72 degrees. Low tide 6:55 a.m. and 7:21 p.m. High tide 1:04 p.m.
Monday, June 18: A good run of TRIGGERFISH, SPANISH MACKEREL, BLUEFISH, SPOT and SPADEFISH this morning has slowed as we approach noon. Also catching FLOUNDER and SHEEPSHEAD. Mostly cloudy, wind NW 5-10 mph. Tiny swell, water temp 72 degrees. Low tide 6:00 a.m. and 6:16 p.m. High tide 12:04 p.m.