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
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CURRENT FISHING REPORT/CONDITIONS-5/20/14(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 2011/2012 SCHEDULE below the current fishing report for open days over the next year. 
I am currently OPEN over the rest of the month on
 
5/20, 5/21(PM), 5/22, 5/23, 5/24, 5/25, 5/26, 5/27, 5/28, 5/29, 5/30, 5/31.
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Cobia and Sharks have arrived at Oregon Inlet!!!  There have been a couple of days now where the all day boats clobbered them.  We have some blue-bird days coming up end of this week, early next week and I have openings.  The Cobia fishing should be really good over the next week.  Giddy-Up if you want to get them while the masses are here.  A real nice size class of  Bluefish have been hanging around Oregon Inlet as well.  Lots of fun when catching two at a time casting double rigs on the light tackle.  There are some Red Drum being landed there and a few Speckled Trout5/19/15-We got a really late start this afternoon, but still managed to catch a few(PHOTO) before the weather got us.  The all day boats clobbered them today.  5/18/15-Planned on catching Bluefish this afternoon.  After two & a half hours of nothing we decided to go outside the Inlet and go for broke.  Wish we had made the decision earlier.  We hooked four Cobia and landed three(PHOTO).  Cheryl outlasted(PHOTO) (PHOTO) the big one!  5/13/15-The Blues made us work for it this morning.  No help from the birds.  We scrapped out as a good catch(PHOTO) as we could casting double rigs then moved onto looking for Red Drum on the grass.  There, we ended up with one really good too big to keep fish(PHOTO) that was hooked casting a gold spoon.  5/12/15-We caught the Bluefish(PHOTO) under the birds casting double rigs most of the morning.  They were a real good size class of fish.  About all the light tackle can handle when having two on a once.  4/30/15-We fished in the Currituck Sound several times over the past couple of weeks.  We landed as many as 14 Rockfish(Striped Bass) on a trip.  Only one Rockfish(Striped Bass) the last time we went, but we landed several Catfish that kept us busy.  A bunch of Catfish(PHOTO) around.  Only a handful of keeper Rockfish(PHOTO) as most of the fish were just short of 18 inches(PHOTO), but still fun on the light tackle.  These fish should all be the right size in the fall.  We are very optimistic that we are going to have a good run in October and November as we did last year.  4/18/15-We fished out of Hatteras today.  The goal of the crew was to get a load of Bluefish for the smoker and to hopefully catch some of the big Red Drum too.  So much for the weather report.  Cloudy instead of sunny.  We went to the point and got cold.  Water was 59 degrees.  Turned around and ventured back to Hatteras Inlet where the water was plenty warm(70 degrees).  Some of the boats there out did catch the big Red Drum in the danger zone.  We opted out and tried other options.  Finally, after what seemed to be forever we hooked two nice Blues casting a double rig.  The anchor went over along with a block of chum and things turned around.  We went from no fish to two on at a time casting as hard as we could go.  The guys caught their 60 fish limit(PHOTO) of perfect eating size Bluefish with some throwbacks and we rode off into the sunset.  Thanks guys for your patience.  4/13/15-We were due a slow day and today was the day.  We ended up with 2 keepers(PHOTO) out of 9 Rockfish(Striped Bass) and we had to work for every one we got.  Nine is better than none...  We will go with the water being stirred up from the wind as our excuse.  4/11/15-The keeper versus throwback ratio in the Albemarle Sound has been increasing all week.  We got the batting average up to .500 today with 10 keepers(PHOTO) out of 20.  If you halfway thought that you wanted to go, the clock is ticking.  Rockfish(Striped Bass) season ends on April 30th.  4/9/15-Conditions weren't perfect today, but the fish did not care.  We landed 22 Rockfish(Striped Bass) fishing in the Albemarle Sound and ended up with 8 keepers(PHOTO).  All fish were landed on light tackle.  20 jigging and 2 trolling.  4/7/15-Really good Rockfish(Striped Bass) fishing in the Albemarle Sound.  We landed 33 and had 7 keepers(PHOTO) this morning.  Depending on where you are staying, this is an hour(Nags Head) to two hours(Corolla) from the beach.  Easy drive from Raleigh.  It was well worth the drive today.  Everything is on light tackle.  4/6/15-Spent a couple of hours looking for the Red Drum at Oregon Inlet without success this afternoon.  The Drum will come....  We said the heck with it and went outside and landed some healthy Dog Sharks(PHOTO) (PHOTO) on light tackle.  4/2/15-Albemarle Sound Rockfish(Striped Bass) fishing was good again today.  We landed(PHOTO) 13 and had 4 keepers(PHOTO) in the morning up to 25 inches(PHOTO) and landed 18(PHOTO) (PHOTO) (PHOTO) (PHOTO) and had 6 keepers(PHOTO) in the afternoon4/1/15-Fished the Albemarle Sound today.  It took a long time to find them, but once we did, the guys caught them up casting grubs.  We ended up with around 15 Rockfish(Striped Bass) and had had 5 keepers(PHOTO).  A big Thank You to those of you that have paid above and beyond the call of duty!  It really helps to keep the boat from sinking.  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.  Remember, you can also check the LATEST RESULTS section of the web page to see how we have done every trip we make aboard THE BEACH BUM.

2/18/15-  DOUBLE CLICK HERE FOR SUMMARY OF FEBRUARY 18, 2015 N.C.D.M.F. MEETING.


SCHEDULE

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(2015)-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 5/20, 5/21(PM), 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(2015)-I am currently OPEN on 6/3, 6/8(PM), 6/10(AM), 6/11(AM), 6/12, 6/13, 6/14, 6/15, 6/17, 6/18, 6/19, 6/20, 6/21, 6/23, 6/24(PM), 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(2015)-I am currently OPEN on 7/1(PM), 7/2, 7/3, 7/5, 7/6(PM), 7/7, 7/8, 7/10(PM), 7/11, 7/12, 7/13, 7/14, 7/17, 7/18, 7/19, 7/20, 7/21, 7/22, 7/23, 7/24, 7/25, 7/26, 7/27, 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(2015)-I am currently OPEN on 8/1, 8/2, 8/3, 8/4(PM), 8/5, 8/6, 8/7, 8/8, 8/9, 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(2015)-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, 9/15, 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


OCTOBER(2015)-I am currently OPEN on 10/1, 10/2, 10/3, 10/4, 10/5, 10/6, 10/7, 10/8, 10/9, 10/10, 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 opens October the 1st.  You can keep 3 fish per person over 18 inches, 7 days a week.  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.  There are plenty Rockfish(Striped Bass) in the Albemarle Sound near the Edenton Bridge this as well.  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(2015)-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, 1/12, 11/13, 11/14, 11/15, 11/16, 11/17, 11/18, 11/19, 11/20, 11/21, 11/22, 11/23, 11/24, 11/25, 11/26, 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
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

Gum Neck/Upper Alligation River, NC Boat Ramp:  6885 Gum Neck Landing/Columbia, North Carolina/27925
Edenton, NC Boat Ramp:  140 Midway Drive/Edenton, North Carolina/27932
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


DECEMBER(2015)-I am currently OPEN on 12/1, 12/2, 12/3, 12/4, 12/5, 12/6, 12/7, 12/8, 12/9, 12/10, 12/11, 12/12, 12/13, 12/14, 12/15, 12/16, 12/17, 12/18, 12/19, 12/20, 12/21, 12/22, 12/23, 12/27, 12/28, 12/29, 12/30, 12/31.  I will be scheduling 1/2 day, 3/4 day, or All day trips.  Multiple options in December.  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)The Chesapeake Bridge Tunnel area/The Chesapeake Bay/Atlantic Ocean(Virginia Beach) for Rockfish(Striped Bass), Bluefish, & Blue-Fin Tuna.  The Blue boat-BEACH BUM(PHOTO) will be docked at Oregon Inlet for the following species:  Rockfish(Striped Bass), Redfish(Red Drum)Speckled Trout, & 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)


Winter Fishing Trips 2015(December-Early March)-There are multiple options for the winter months(January/February).  Right now Striper fishing in the Croatan Sound is your best option.  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 Chesapeake Bridge Tunnel area/The Chesapeake Bay/Atlantic Ocean(Virginia Beach) for Rockfish(Striped Bass), Bluefish, & Blue-Fin Tuna.  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 me 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.   

If you plan to fish out of Virginia Beach, rooms are available at:
The Days Inn - (800) 843-7096 - $29.95(Sunday-Thursday), $34.95(Friday & Saturday).  You MUST ask for the fisherman's special to get this rate. 
The Best Western 28th Street - (757)428-5370 or (800) 344-3342 - $45.00 seven days a week.  You MUST ask for the fisherman's special.


VIRGINIA BEACH WIND FORECAST

Addresses for  December 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


JANUARY(2016)-I am currently OPEN on 1/1, 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 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, 1/21, 1/22, 1/23, 1/24, 1/25, 1/26, 1/27, 1/28, 1/29, 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) in the Albemarle Sound ate the whole month of January in 2012 due to the mild winter.  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 Chesapeake Bridge Tunnel area/The Chesapeake Bay/Atlantic Ocean(Virginia Beach) for Rockfish(Striped Bass), Bluefish, & Blue-Fin Tuna.  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)