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.