BEACH BUM FISHING
Fishing on the Outer Banks of North Carolina(Year Round), Hatteras/Ocracoke(Spring), Virginia Beach(Winter).
Specializing in: LIGHT TACKLE Live Bait & Casting Trips
Morning, Afternoon/Evening, and Full Day Fishing Trips Available 7 Days a Week
Warning:  This is not a glorified boat ride where catching fish comes secondary to making money off of tourists.
 
This is a year round/full time job. The goal is for you to catch fish and I will bust my tail to do that!
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CURRENT FISHING REPORT/CONDITIONS-1/3/17(Last Updated)

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Oregon Inlet/Pamlico, Roanoke, Croatan, Albemarle, & Currituck Sounds, Atlantic Ocean Area(O.B.X. N.C.)
You can view my 2017/2018 SCHEDULE below the current fishing report for open days over the next year. 
I am currently OPEN over the rest of the month on
 
1/5, 1/6, 1/7, 1/8, 1/9, 1/10, 1/11, 1/12, 1/13, 1/14, 1/15,
1/16, 1/17, 1/18, 1/19, 1/20(PM), 1/21, 1/22, 1/23, 1/24, 1/25, 1/26, 1/27, 1/30, 1/31
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There are scattered Red Drum moving into and out of Oregon Inlet.  They are here one day and gone the next.  Hopefully they will stick around all winter to give us something to fish for as the Rockfish(Striped Bass) have been hard to come by past few weeks.  Speaking of the Rockfish(Striped Bass), I do plan on fishing for them in the Albemarle Sound in March and April.  The bottom is covered in Dog Sharks just outside of Oregon Inlet.  If you want to go out and just catch fish they should be biting the next couple of months.  They do pull on the light tackle.  The have also been some Thresher Sharks around.  We haven't landed one yet, but other boats have.  And, there have been Sea Bass and Tautog on the wrecks.  We have managed to sneak out on a couple of pretty days to get after them.  Thank you to all of the following folks for coming out fishing an putting up with me!  1/1/2017-Happy New Year!  Took Henry and his buddy J.T. out for a few hours this afternoon.  Initially we tried a Drum hole, but we quickly left as there was no current.  We then decided to try a wreck while waiting for the tide.  Good decision as the Tautog were there!  The boys weeded through a couple of throwbacks and landed four nice ones for dinner.  Just what we wanted(PHOTO).  J.T. landed the big Tog and Henry did something that I haven't seen in 20 years of charter fishing.  He landed a Sheepshead in 54 degree water on January 1st.  The latest that I have ever seen a Sheepshead on the boat was the end of October.  Just when you thought you had seen everything....  We were supposed to get back early, but J.T. wanted to catch a Shark, so I agreed to one quick drift.  We were hoping for a Thresher, but we did not get a bite on our big bait.  The Dog Sharks liked our small baits.  Henry(PHOTO) and J.T. each landed one.  J.T.'s Dog Shark(PHOTO) was one of the largest ones that I have ever seen.  I would call this a good start to 2017!  12/31/16-We pounded the pilings at Oregon Inlet for Stripers this morning without success.  We then made the decision to run out to a wreck for Sea Bass.  We made it to the wreck about the same time the wind did.  We stayed long enough to catch a couple of throwback Sea Bass, a Dog Shark, and plenty of Sting Rays before getting back to the beach before it got too rough.  12/8/16-Fished Manns Harbor this afternoon and came in early.  Not a single fish caught by anyone all day to the best of my knowledge.  12/2/16-Fished with some friends this afternoon.  We landed 9 Rockfish(Striped Bass) with one fat keeper.  Half the fish that we threw back missed the cut by less than an inch which was a bummer.  We did miss a lot of small fish bites as we were fishing big baits because we wanted dinner.  Probably could have doubled our numbers with smaller baits as we would not have missed as many small fish bites.  Either way, it was good to go out and catch some fish.  Hopefully, the fish will stick around for a few more weeks.  11/19/16-The birds(PHOTO) are back!  You know what that means....  Doubleheaders(PHOTO), doubleheaders(PHOTO).  We landed approximately 50 short fish this afternoon casting double rigs with light tackle under the birds.  We landed two keepers pulling plugs around the pilings.  11/18/16-There was a really good keeper bite for the boats that fished late today.  10/26/16-These guys(PHOTO) went for it.  And they worked their butts off and earned every one of them.  Stripers taste good.  Water conditions are almost where they should be for the bite to get going.  10/21/16-They were not where they have been over the past week-and-a-half today.  We were sitting on a throwback Flounder and a Lizardfish 3 hours into things this morning when we finally found some fish.  Once we found them, the crew(PHOTO) took care of business and landed 10+Reds with 4 slot fish and a bonus Black Drum10/19/16-Just when we thought the Drum fishing couldn't get better, it did.  We wore them out today and left them biting.  Several slot sized fish as well with a couple of bonus keeper Stripers thrown in(PHOTO)!  Speaking of Stripers...  There was a bite with them on Sunday and Monday.  Been slow since, but it looks like the weather is going to finally cool down tomorrow, which should get them going.  10/18/16-And it continues....  More really good Red Drum Fishing.  Hooked one on the first cast today.  We landed them casting artificials most of the afternoon.  When they stopped biting them we switched to bait and got them going again.  Most were just short(PHOTO), but not this one(PHOTO)10/14/16-More Puppy Drum(PHOTO)!  We didn't catch them every cast, but it was plenty good.  10/11/16-I warned Toby and Dennis that the fishing would probably be really slow today.  They had cabin fever from the Hurricane and wanted to get out.  So, we went.  No Striper bites at the first two places we tried.  Gave up on them and went looking for Red Drum.  No bites at our first stop where we had been catching some smaller fish before the storm.  We were getting ready to move again when we put a bait on the opposite side of the boat where we had not had a bite all summer.  The rod was down before we could think about a second bait.  Then it was on for a good stretch.  A little larger class of fish from what we have been catching the past couple of months.  And, some keepers(PHOTO)!  Mostly short fish, but lots of nearly keeper short fish.  All the fresh water from the storm must have flushed them out of the sound.  When they stopped biting we moved and got on them again.  This is great news!  Thank goodness that the Casper's had the kahoonies to go for it!  Check out www.obxdriftwood.com when you get a chance.  When I am not fishing, this is what I am doing.  Something looks familiar.
        
Aboard THE BEACH BUM I prefer to have you casting and jigging bucktails, Swim Baits, FIN-S', spoons, plugs, or live baiting over trolling.  If we can catch them casting or on live bait that is how we will do it unless you prefer trolling.  Bear in mind, some days we  have to suck it up and troll.  We land our fish on the lightest tackle that we can get away with.  Aboard THE BEACH BUM there is no mate.  YOU GET TO SET THE HOOK ON YOUR FISH instead of a mate setting the hook and handing you the rod.


SCHEDULE

JANUARY(2017)-I am currently OPEN on 1/5, 1/6, 1/7, 1/8, 1/9, 1/10, 1/11, 1/12, 1/13, 1/14, 1/15, 1/16, 1/17, 1/18, 1/19, 1/20(PM), 1/21, 1/22, 1/23, 1/24, 1/25, 1/26, 1/27, 1/30, 1/31.  I will be scheduling 1/2 day, 3/4 day, or All day trips.  Multiple options in January.  The Yellow boat-YELLER FELLER(PHOTO) will be on the trailer and mobile for fishing where the fish are.  This includes the OBX Bridges(Currituck/Manteo/Manns Harbor/Albemarle(Edenton)) for Rockfish(Striped Bass)***North Carolina Sound-side Rockfish(Striped Bass) fishing in the Albemarle Sound can be real good with a mild winter.  We catch them over there up to 6 lbs.  Everything over there is on light tackle.  Season is open.  Two fish per person over 18 inches, seven days a week.  This is a short ride from the beach and a short ride from the Raleigh area!***  The Blue boat-BEACH BUM(PHOTO) will be docked at Oregon Inlet for the following species:  Rockfish(Striped Bass), Redfish(Red Drum), Bluefish, & Tautog.  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO) 

Addresses for January GPS Directions
Manns Harbor, NC Boat Ramp:  5227 Highway 64/264 /Manns Harbor, North Carolina/27953
Bowsertown/Manteo, NC Boat Ramp:  1153 Bowsertown Road/Manteo, North Carolina/27954
Edenton, NC Boat Ramp:
  140 Midway Drive/Edenton, North Carolina/27932

Columbia, NC Boat Ramp:  175 Ramp Road/Columbia, North Carolina/27925
Gum Neck/Upper Alligation River, NC Boat Ramp:  6885 Gum Neck Landing/Columbia, North Carolina/27925
Oregon Inlet Fishing Center NC:
  12130 NC Highway 12 South/Nags Head, North Carolina/27959
Kill Devil Hills NC Boat Ramp:  2025 Bay Drive/Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina/27948
Curituck, NC Boat Ramp:  8955 Caratoke Highway/Point Harbor, North Carolina/27964
Washington Baum Bridge/Manteo, NC Boat Ramp:  1205 Highway 64/264 /Manteo, North Carolina/27954
Virginia Beach Fishing Center VA:  200 Winston-Salem Avenue/Virginia Beach, Virginia/23451
Lynnhaven Inlet, VA Boat Ramp:  3576 Piedmont Circle/Virginia Beach, Virginia/23455
Rudee Inlet, VA Boat Ramp:  3576 General Booth Blvd./Virginia Beach, Virginia/23451

Winter Fishing Trips 2016/2017(December-Early March)-There are multiple options for the winter months(December/January/February).  The Yellow boat-YELLER FELLER(PHOTO) will be on the trailer and mobile for fishing where the fish are.  This includes the OBX Bridges(Albemarle(Edenton)/Currituck/Manteo/Manns Harbor) for Rockfish(Striped Bass).  The Blue boat-BEACH BUM(PHOTO) will be docked at Oregon Inlet for the following species:  Rockfish(Striped Bass), Redfish(Red Drum), Bluefish, & TautogRubber boots & rain gear are recommended for the winter-time trips.  If you get wet, you will get cold and I cannot promise you 100% that you will not get when when traveling in the boat to the fish.  Also, if you are coming to town to just fish, I do not want you to spend a day in the car/truck driving here and end up not being able to fish due to weather.  I like to make the decision to fish a scheduled winter-time trip the day before the trip.  The closer to the trip the better for making a decision as the weatherman is not always right.  If absolutely necessary, the decision can be made the night before the day before the trip.  Please do not call three, four, five days, or a week before a scheduled trip and ask me to make an impossible decision.  I am not a weatherman, I am a fisherman.


FEBRUARY(2017)-I am currently OPEN on 21, 2/2, 2/3, 2/4, 2/5, 2/6, 2/7, 2/8, 2/9, 2/10, 2/11, 2/12, 2/13, 2/14, 2/15, 2/16, 2/17, 2/18, 2/19, 2/20, 2/22, 2/23, 2/24, 2/25, 2//26, 2/27, 2/28.  I will be scheduling 1/2, 3/4, & All day trips.  The Yellow boat-YELLER FELLER(PHOTO) will be on the trailer and mobile for fishing where the fish are.  This includes the OBX Bridges(Albemarle(Edenton)/Currituck/Manteo/Manns Harbor) for Rockfish(Striped Bass).  ***North Carolina Sound-side Rockfish(Striped Bass) in the Albemarle Sound will hopefully show up soon.  We catch them over there up to 6 lbs.  Everything over there is on light tackle.  Season is open.  Three fish per person over 18 inches, seven days a week.  This is a short ride from the beach and a short ride from the Raleigh area!***  The Blue boat-BEACH BUM(PHOTO) will be docked at Oregon Inlet for the following species:  Rockfish(Striped Bass), Redfish(Red Drum), Bluefish, & Tautog.  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO) (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)

Addresses for February GPS Directions
Edenton, NC Boat Ramp:  140 Midway Drive/Edenton, North Carolina/27932
Cashie River, NC Boat Ramp:  Shipyard Landing /Windsor, North Carolina/27983
Gum Neck/Upper Alligation River, NC Boat Ramp:  6885 Gum Neck Landing/Columbia, North Carolina/27925
Columbia
, NC Boat Ramp:  175 Ramp Road/Columbia, North Carolina/27925
Oregon Inlet Fishing Center NC:
  12130 NC Highway 12 South/Nags Head, North Carolina/27959
Teach's Lair Marina, NC:  58646 Highway 12/Hatteras, North Carolina/27943
Virginia Beach Fishing Center VA:  200 Winston-Salem Avenue/Virginia Beach, Virginia/23451
Rudee Inlet(Owl Creek), VA Boat Ramp:  3576 General Booth Blvd./Virginia Beach, Virginia/23451
Lynnhaven Inlet, VA Boat Ramp:  3576 Piedmont Circle/Virginia Beach, Virginia/23455



MARCH(2017)-I am currently OPEN on 3/1, 3/2, 3/3, 3/4, 3/5, 3/6, 3/7, 3/8, 3/9, 3/10, 3/11, 3/12, 3/13, 3/14, 3/15, 3/16, 3/17, 3/18, 3/19, 3/20, 3/21, 3/22, 3/23, 3/24, 3/25, 2/26, 3/27, 3/28, 3/29, 3/30, & 3/31 I will be scheduling 1/2 day, 3/4 day, or All day trips in March.  There was some really good  Red Drum fishing around Oregon Inlet last March.  The blue boat-BEACH BUM(PHOTO) is out of the water.  I am getting ready to bite the bullet and get a new motor.  The plan is to have it ready to go by April 1st.  ***North Carolina Sound-side Rockfish(Striped Bass)(PHOTO) bite in the Albemarle Sound should be really good all month.  Everything over there is on light tackle.  For those of you that want to get an early jump on them, the Yellow Boat(PHOTO) (PHOTO) (PHOTO) is ready and rearing to go.  Season is open.  Three fish per person over 18 inches, seven days a week.  This is a short ride from the beach and a short ride from the Raleigh area!***  I am available to run 1/2, 3/4, or all day trips in the O.B.X.(Currituck, Croatan, Roanoke, & Albemarle Sound waters).  You can keep 3 fish per person, per day, over 18 inches in the O.B.X. Sound waters Species-Big Rockfish(Striped Bass)(early to mid-March in ocean), school sized Rockfish(Striped Bass)(all of March in the sound), Big Bluefish(in ocean), Redfish(Red Drum), Tautog.  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)

Addresses for March GPS Directions
Oregon Inlet Fishing Center, NC:  12130 NC Highway 12 South/Nags Head, North Carolina/27959
Kill Devil Hills, NC Boat Ramp:  2025 Bay Drive/Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina/27948
Curituck, NC Boat Ramp:  8955 Caratoke Highway/Point Harbor, North Carolina/27964
Washington Baum Bridge/Manteo, NC Boat Ramp:  1205 Highway 64/264 /Manteo, North Carolina/27954
Bowsertown/Manteo, NC Boat Ramp:  1153 Bowsertown Road/Manteo, North Carolina/27954
Manns Harbor, NC Boat Ramp:  5227 Highway 64/264 /Manns Harbor, North Carolina/27953
Columbia, NC Boat Ramp:  175 Ramp Road/Columbia, North Carolina/27925
Cashie River, NC Boat Ramp:  Shipyard Landing /Windsor, North Carolina/27983
Edenton, NC Boat Ramp:
  140 Midway Drive/Edenton, North Carolina/27932
Teach's Lair Marina, NC:  58646 Highway 12/Hatteras, North Carolina/27943


APRIL(2017)-The Blue boat-BEACH BUM(PHOTO) will be docked at Oregon Inlet for multiple species and mobile for Big Red Drum fishing out of Teach's Lair Marina in Hatteras.  The Yellow boat-YELLER FELLER(PHOTO) is on the trailer and mobile for fishing where the fish are.  This includes the OBX Bridges(Albemarle(Edenton)/Currituck/Manteo/Manns Harbor) for Rockfish(Striped Bass).  ***North Carolina Sound-side Rockfish(Striped Bass) in the Season is open until the end of the month.  Two fish per person over 18 inches, seven days a week.  Lots of fish in the Albemarle Sound which is a short ride from the beach and a short ride from the Raleigh area!***  We catch them over there up to 6 lbs.  And, we fish the O.B.X Sound waters for Speckled & Redfish(Red Drum)Everything out of these locations is on light tackle.  I am currently OPEN on 4/1, 4/2, 4/3, 4/4, 4/5, 4/6, 4/7, 4/8, 4/9, 4/10, 4/11, 4/12, 4/13, 4/14, 4/15, 4/16, 4/17, 4/18, 4/19, 4/20, 4/21, 4/22, 4/23, 4/24, 4/25, 4/26, 4/27, 4/28, 4/29, 4/30.  I will be scheduling 1/2 day, 3/4 day, or All day trips in April.  We will be fishing in the sound and around Oregon Inlet in April.  Species-Big Red Drum(Hatteras-all day trips starting April 1st), Rockfish(Striped Bass), Tautog, Bluefish(late April), Redfish(Red Drum), Speckled & Gray Trout(Weakfish)(possibly late April), Flounder(possibly late April)(PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)

Addresses for April GPS Directions
Oregon Inlet Fishing Center NC:  12130 NC Highway 12 South/Nags Head, North Carolina/27959
Teach's Lair Marina NC:  58646 Highway 12/Hatteras, North Carolina/27943
Kill Devil Hills NC Boat Ramp:
  2025 Bay Drive/Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina/27948
Curituck, NC Boat Ramp:  8955 Caratoke Highway/Point Harbor, North Carolina/27964
Washington Baum Bridge/Manteo, NC Boat Ramp:  1205 Highway 64/264 /Manteo, North Carolina/27954
Bowsertown/Manteo, NC Boat Ramp:  1153 Bowsertown Road/Manteo, North Carolina/27954
Manns Harbor, NC Boat Ramp:  5227 Highway 64/264 /Manns Harbor, North Carolina/27953
Columbia NC Boat Ramp:  175 Ramp Road/Columbia, North Carolina/27925
Edenton NC Boat Ramp:  140 Midway Drive/Edenton, North Carolina/27932


COBIA(up to & over 70 lbs.) usually show up early in May at Ocracoke and should be around Hatteras towards the end of May.  This is mostly sight casting.  We do catch them chumming on the days with no visibility.  Plenty of healthy Sharks on the chumming days.  The Big Red Drum and keeper sized Puppy Drum should be around throughout the month as well.  Lot's of Bluefish around to cast to with the lighter tackle also.  One hour drive from Oregon Inlet.  The BEACH BUM boat will be available for trips out of Teach's Liar Marina.  The fish should be around through the end of May out of Hatteras.  Once the fish are closer to Oregon Inlet, the BEACH BUM will stay there.  All day trips recommended(better odds).  I will try on a 3/4 or 1/2 day(real tall order).

MAY(2017)-The Blue boat-BEACH BUM(PHOTO) is docked at Oregon Inlet for targeting all of the below.  The Yellow boat-YELLER FELLER(PHOTO) is on the trailer and mobile for fishing out of the local boat ramps where the fish are.  We are targeting Speckled Trout, Red Drum, Bluefish, etc. in the sound waters and Cobia & Sharks in the ocean waters.  I am currently OPEN on 5/1, 5/2, 5/3, 5/4, 5/5, 5/6, 5/7, 5/8, 5/9, 5/10, 5/11, 5/12, 5/13, 5/14, 5/15, 5/16, 5/17, 5/18, 5/19, 5/20, 5/21, 5/22, 5/23, 5/24, 5/25, 5/26, 5/27, 5/28, 5/29, 5/30, 5/31.  I will be scheduling 1/2 day, 3/4 day, or All day trips in MayYou would need to book an All Day trip if you wanted to target Cobia at the end of the month.  Open days will eventually fill upSpecies-Cobia(Early May/Hatteras, Late May/Oregon Inlet), Rockfish(Striped Bass)(bigger fish(live baiting) usually late May), Sharks(Hatteras), Bluefish, Redfish(Red Drum), Speckled & Gray Trout(Weakfish), Flounder, Black Drum, Tautog.  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)

Addresses for May GPS Directions
Teach's Lair Marina:  58646 Highway 12/Hatteras, North Carolina/27943
Oregon Inlet Fishing Center:  12130 NC Highway 12 South/Nags Head, North Carolina/27959
Kill Devil Hills, NC Boat Ramp:  2025 Bay Drive/Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina/27948
Curituck, NC Boat Ramp:  8955 Caratoke Highway/Point Harbor, North Carolina/27964
Washington Baum Bridge/Manteo, NC Boat Ramp:  1205 Highway 64/264 /Manteo, North Carolina/27954
Bowsertown/Manteo, NC Boat Ramp:  1153 Bowsertown Road/Manteo, North Carolina/27954
Manns Harbor, NC Boat Ramp:  5227 Highway 64/264 /Manns Harbor, North Carolina/27953



SUMMERTIME CRABBING TRIPS:  For those of you that went on one of  the early years crabbing trips(PHOTO) (PHOTO) (PHOTO) (PHOTO) (PHOTO) (PHOTO) and enjoyed them, you have that option again!  A good friend of mine, Chad Hemelright is now running the same type of trips.  The crab pots are already in the water with bait in them.  You get to go out on a real crab boat, pull the pots like a crabber, and bring the freshest crabs home for dinner.  Chad will do the dirty work(pulling & re-baiting the pots) if you want him to, or you can do it.  Kids love these trips!  Come to think of it, I can't ever remember a crabbing trip that I ran with kids where I ever had to pull or re-bait more than one pot.  Once the first crab pot came over the side and was re-baited, the kids couldn't wait to pull and re-bait the next one.  Chad's boat is docked in Kitty Hawk, which is a short drive for those of you staying on the northern beaches.  Chad can be reached at (252) 475-0090 or (252) 261-2551.


JUNE(2017)-I am currently OPEN on 6/1, 6/2, 6/3, 6/4, 6/5, 6/6, 6/7, 6/8, 6/9, 6/10, 6/11, 6/12, 6/13, 6/14(PM), 6/15, 6/16, 6/17, 6/18, 6/19, 6/20, 6/21, 6/22, 6/23, 6/24, 6/25, 6/26, 6/27, 6/28, 6/29, 6/30.  I will be scheduling 1/2 day, 3/4 day, or All day trips in JuneYou would need to book an All Day trip if you wanted to target Cobia, Mahi, or Amberjack.  Cobia fishing can be very good during the whole month of June.  Open days will eventually fill up. Species-Cobia, Redfish(Red Drum), Dolphin(Mahi), Amberjack, Sharks, Triggerfish, Rockfish(Striped Bass), Bluefish, Speckled & Gray Trout(Weakfish), Flounder, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Spanish Mackerel.  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO) (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)

Addresses for June GPS Directions
Oregon Inlet Fishing Center:  12130 NC Highway 12 South/Nags Head, North Carolina/27959
Kill Devil Hills, NC Boat Ramp:  2025 Bay Drive/Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina/27948
Curituck, NC Boat Ramp:  8955 Caratoke Highway/Point Harbor, North Carolina/27964
Washington Baum Bridge/Manteo, NC Boat Ramp:  1205 Highway 64/264 /Manteo, North Carolina/27954
Bowsertown/Manteo, NC Boat Ramp:  1153 Bowsertown Road/Manteo, North Carolina/27954
Manns Harbor, NC Boat Ramp:  5227 Highway 64/264 /Manns Harbor, North Carolina/27953


JULY(2017)-I am currently OPEN on 7/1, 7/2, 7/3, 7/5, 7/6, 7/7, 7/8, 7/9, 7/10, 7/11, 7/12, 7/13, 7/14, 7/15, 7/16, 7/17, 7/18, 7/19, 7/20, 7/21, 7/22, 7/23, 7/24, 7/25, 7/26, 7/27, 7/28, 7/29, 7/30, 7/31I will be scheduling 1/2 day, 3/4 day, or All day trips in July.  You would need to book an All Day trip if you wanted to target Cobia, Mahi, or Amberjack.  Open days will eventually fill up. Species-Cobia, Redfish(Red Drum), Dolphin(Mahi), Amberjack, Sharks, Rockfish(Striped Bass), Triggerfish, Bluefish, Speckled & Gray Trout(Weakfish), Flounder, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Spanish Mackerel(PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)

Address for July GPS Directions
Oregon Inlet Fishing Center:  12130 NC Highway 12 South/Nags Head, North Carolina/27959
Kill Devil Hills, NC Boat Ramp:  2025 Bay Drive/Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina/27948
Curituck, NC Boat Ramp:  8955 Caratoke Highway/Point Harbor, North Carolina/27964
Washington Baum Bridge/Manteo, NC Boat Ramp:  1205 Highway 64/264 /Manteo, North Carolina/27954
Bowsertown/Manteo, NC Boat Ramp:  1153 Bowsertown Road/Manteo, North Carolina/27954
Manns Harbor, NC Boat Ramp:  5227 Highway 64/264 /Manns Harbor, North Carolina/27953



AUGUST(2017)-I am currently OPEN on 81, 8/2, 8/3, 8/4, 8/5, 8/6, 8/7, 8/8, 8/9, 8/10, 8/11, 8/12, 8/13, 8/14, 8/15, 8/16, 8/17, 8/18, 8/19, 8/20, 8/21, 8/22, 8/23, 8/24, 8/25, 8/26, 8/27, 8/28, 8/29, 8/30, 8/31.  I will be scheduling 1/2 day, 3/4 day, or All day trips in August.  Open , days will eventually fill up. Species-Cobia, Redfish(Red Drum), Dolphin(Mahi), Amberjack, Sharks, Rockfish(Striped Bass), Bluefish, Speckled & Gray Trout(Weakfish), Flounder, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Spanish Mackerel. (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)

Address for July GPS Directions
Oregon Inlet Fishing Center:  12130 NC Highway 12 South/Nags Head, North Carolina/27959
Kill Devil Hills, NC Boat Ramp:  2025 Bay Drive/Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina/27948
Curituck, NC Boat Ramp:  8955 Caratoke Highway/Point Harbor, North Carolina/27964
Washington Baum Bridge/Manteo, NC Boat Ramp:  1205 Highway 64/264 /Manteo, North Carolina/27954
Bowsertown/Manteo, NC Boat Ramp:  1153 Bowsertown Road/Manteo, North Carolina/27954
Manns Harbor, NC Boat Ramp:  5227 Highway 64/264 /Manns Harbor, North Carolina/27953


SEPTEMBER(2017)-The live bait(live mullet) fishing that we do in September is some of the best(& easiest) fishing of the year.  Lots of bites and lots of different species!  I am currently OPEN on 9/1, 9/2, 9/3, 9/4, 9/5, 9/6, 9/7, 9/8, 9/9, 9/10, 9/11, 9/12, 9/13, 9/14, 9/16, 9/17, 9/18, 9/19, 9/20, 9/21, 9/22, 9/23, 9/24, 9/25, 9/26, 9/27, 9/28, 9/29, & 9/30.  I will be scheduling 1/2 day, 3/4 day, or All day trips in September.  Open days will eventually fill up. Species-Cobia, Redfish(Red Drum), Dolphin(Mahi), Amberjack, Sharks, Triggerfish, Rockfish(Striped Bass), Bluefish, Speckled & Gray Trout(Weakfish), Flounder, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Spanish Mackeral, Tautog (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)

Address for September GPS Directions
Wanchese, N.C. Boat Ramp:  4683 Mill Landing Road, Wanchese, North Carolina/27981
Oregon Inlet Fishing Center:
  12130 NC Highway 12 South/Nags Head, North Carolina/27959
Kill Devil Hills, NC Boat Ramp:  2025 Bay Drive/Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina/27948
Curituck, NC Boat Ramp:  8955 Caratoke Highway/Point Harbor, North Carolina/27964
Washington Baum Bridge/Manteo, NC Boat Ramp:  1205 Highway 64/264 /Manteo, North Carolina/27954
Bowsertown/Manteo, NC Boat Ramp:  1153 Bowsertown Road/Manteo, North Carolina/27954
Manns Harbor, NC Boat Ramp:  5227 Highway 64/264 /Manns Harbor, North Carolina/27953
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OCTOBER(2017)-I am currently OPEN on 101, 10/2, 10/3, 10/4, 10/5, 10/6, 10/7, 10/8, 10/9, 10/11, 10/12, 10/13, 10/14, 10/15, 10/16, 10/17, 10/18, 10/19, 10/20, 10/21, 10/22, 10/23, 10/24, 10/25, 10/26, 10/27, 10/28, 10/29, 10/30, 10/31.  I will be scheduling 1/2 day, 3/4 day, or All day trips in October.  Open days will eventually fill up. Species-Redfish(Red Drum)Speckled & Gray Trout(Weakfish), Bluefish, Flounder, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Tautog, & Rockfish(Striped Bass)
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The Fall/Winter/Spring North Carolina Sound Rockfish(Striped Bass) Season opened October the 1st.  You can keep 3 fish per person over 18 inches, 7 days a week.  Last year was the best fall season we have seen in years!  Lots of fish!  We will be fishing for Rockfish(Striped Bass) at the Manns Harbor(New & Old), the Currituck & the Manteo Bridges.  One boat will be on the trailer and available to launch out of the most convenient(closest to the fish) boat ramp.  If the fish leave the beach, there should be plenty of Rockfish(Striped Bass) in the Albemarle Sound near the Edenton Bridge.  I am available to run trips out of the public boat ramp in Columbia(30 miles west of Manteo/longer drive from Raleigh area) or out of the public ramp in Edenton(50 miles west of Manteo/shorter drive from Raleigh area).  Both ramps are right off of 64 West.  This is a short trip for those of you on the beach or those from the Raleigh area.***  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)

Addresses for  October GPS Directions
Oregon Inlet Fishing Center NC:  12130 NC Highway 12 South/Nags Head, North Carolina/27959
Kill Devil Hills NC Boat Ramp:  2025 Bay Drive/Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina/27948
Curituck, NC Boat Ramp:  8955 Caratoke Highway/Point Harbor, North Carolina/27964
Washington Baum Bridge/Manteo, NC Boat Ramp:  1205 Highway 64/264 /Manteo, North Carolina/27954
Bowsertown/Manteo, NC Boat Ramp:  1153 Bowsertown Road/Manteo, North Carolina/27954
Manns Harbor, NC Boat Ramp:  5227 Highway 64/264 /Manns Harbor, North Carolina/27953
Columbia, NC Boat Ramp:  175 Ramp Road/Columbia, North Carolina/27925
Edenton, NC Boat Ramp:  140 Midway Drive/Edenton, North Carolina/27932


November(2017)-I am currently OPEN on 11/1, 11/2, 11/3, 11/4, 11/5, 11/6, 11/7, 11/8, 11/9, 11/10, 11/12, 11/13, 11/14, 11/15, 11/16, 11/17, 1/18, 11/19, 11/20, 11/21, 11/22, 11/23, 11/24, 11/25, 11/26, 11/27, 11/28, 11/29, & 11/30.  I will be scheduling 1/2 day, 3/4 day, or All day trips in November.  Multiple options in November.  The Blue boat-BEACH BUM(PHOTO) will be docked at Oregon Inlet for the following species:  Rockfish(Striped Bass), Redfish(Red Drum)Speckled & Gray Trout(Weakfish), Bluefish, Flounder, Black Drum, Sheepshead, & Tautog.  The Yellow boat-YELLER FELLER(PHOTO) will be on the trailer and mobile for fishing where the fish are.  This includes the OBX Bridges(Currituck/Manteo/Manns Harbor/Edenton) for Rockfish(Striped Bass).  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO)  

Addresses for  November GPS Directions
Oregon Inlet Fishing Center NC:  12130 NC Highway 12 South/Nags Head, North Carolina/27959
Kill Devil Hills NC Boat Ramp:  2025 Bay Drive/Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina/27948