Fishing is good for the soul in the Outer Banks!

By
Real Estate Agent with Century 21 Nachman Realty

Fishing is good here on the Outer Banks. Plenty of variety right now up and down the beaches. Puppy Drum good in the upper slot size fish is still alive. Fish for them in the breakers with double hook bottom rigs, and fished with cut mullet in the size of quarters. Use circle hooks on short leaders for better hook ups. Using this method will allow a better chance of fish out of slot size to survive when released. Slot size is 18" to 27" and you can keep only one per day per licensed person. Trout are still strong in the right places. Fish with more finesse in the sloughs with swimming scented baits. South beaches seem to be stronger as reports in and around dictate. Ocean rock (striped bass) are showing up in the shoals in Oregon Inlet which is a good sign. I think the reason many more are not being caught and reported there is because of the charters have headed to Rudee Inlet, Va. They had a pretty good catch of large rock last year up there. Maybe with some consistent low temps and wind, they will come farther south in numbers this year. So far it is looking good, as rumored, they seem to be ending up on more hooks up and down the beaches out of the surf. According to reports blues are being caught also more Southerly. Offshore charters seem to be catching good numbers of yellow fin tuna when they can get out due to windy conditions lately. If you want to catch fish here in the Outer Banks, now is a good time to come and enjoy life!  It is amazing what a good day of fishing with a friend can do for the soul. This information is compiled from reports from myself, my buddy on Ocracoke, and a number of different reports from up and down the beach. I hope to see you here soon.

 

Comments (2)

Anonymous
Garry Roper

Hey buddy,

 

How are things going at the shore ?   It has been unusually warm in the mountains the last week or so (73 yesterday),  should have taken the boat to Nantahala.  Went to Royston Georgia with Greg Heston the past weekend deer hunting but saw nothing but turkey and tree rats, but we had a fine time.   Looks like you have the fishing nailed down.   Steve has been talking about making a trip out there soon.

Good luck, talk to you soon

Garry 

Dec 13, 2007 12:23 AM
#1
Rich Pearson
Century 21 Nachman Realty - Kitty Hawk, NC

Hey there Garry!

Caught a nice striper one week ago today, and then everything warmed up again and they disappeared. You guys head this way as soon as you can, we'll catch some drum or trout if the stripers aren't biting! Good luck if you get to go back out for the deer! Sounds like you are doing well. I look forward to seeing you.

Rich

Dec 13, 2007 09:55 AM