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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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. 
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4/15, 4/16(AM), 4/17, 4/19, 4/20, 4/21, 4/22, 4/23, 4/24, 4/25(AM), 4/26, 4/27, 4/28, 4/29, 4/30.
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The Yellow boat-YELLER FELLER(PHOTO) is on the trailer and mobile for fishing where the Rockfish(Striped Bass) are.  The Blue boat-BEACH BUM(PHOTO) is docked at Oregon Inlet for chasing the Red Drum.  There are some of them finally showing up at Oregon Inlet.  We can also trailer the Blue Boat to Hatteras for the Big(up to 50 lbs.) Red Drum which have shown up thick there over the past week.  Thank you to all of the following people for coming out fishing and putting up with me!  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.  4/3/15-Stunk it up at Oregon Inlet this afternoon.  We looked all over the Inlet for the Red Drum without success.  Great effort by the anglers.  Poor effort by the fish.  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)3/31/15-Tried Oregon Inlet for a couple of hours this morning.  We saw some fish, but didn't get them.  Left there and fished the Scuppernong River and the Albemarle Sound the rest of the day.  We landed 5 Rockfish(Striped Bass).  Two of them being nice keepers.  Great effort by today's crew.  Less than stellar effort by the fish. 3/27/15-here has been a good Rockfish(Striped Bass) bite going on the past week in the mouths of the Scuppernong, Cashie, & Roanoke Rivers of the Albemarle Sound.  We can get them with the Yellow Boat(PHOTO).  It takes 45 minutes from the beach to get to the Scuppernong River boat ramp.  3/11/15-Big Red Drum were caught on Hatteras Point today.  The blue boat-BEACH BUM(PHOTO) is out of the shop and ready for site-casting.  3/9/15-Got a phone call yesterday about a large body of Rockfish(Striped Bass) that have moved into the Albemarle Sound.  Season is open and the the Yellow Boat(PHOTO) is ready to go!  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.

2/18/15-And you wonder why there has always been a rift between North Carolina fishermen and North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries(NCDMF)....  This is a copy of the letter(PHOTO) that some of us fishermen received that NCDMF mailed out on February 5th.  First paragraph is why it was standing room only at today's fisheries meeting.  The two of us in my truck didn't leave for a 10 hour round trip drive thinking that we were on our way to figure out how to implement a for hire log book.  Those of us from the northern end of the state and all the guys from the southern end thought that we were going to a meeting to convince 5 out of 9 marine fisheries commissioners to vote a mandatory log book down.  A mandatory log book that if not complied with, would subject us fishermen to a class 2 or 3 misdemeanor and revocation of our North Carolina For Hire Charter License.  A mandatory log book that us fishermen are supposed to spend 15 minutes every evening during our personal family time without being compensated for.  Filled out during the precious little bit of time that we have to spend with our spouses and children(7PM to 9PM).  Without pay during periods of time when we are working as much as 80+hours(summer) a week.  A log book for NCDMF that gives away our most private business information(GPS coordinate grids of where and how we catch out fish).  A log book that if approved allows the North Carolina taxpayer funded NCDMF to come into $225,000.00 in federal fisheries money.  Is there another occupation in America where a business owner is required to give his/her most proprietary information away on a daily basis without being compensated???

A funny thing happened three quarters of the way into our drive to the meeting.  We spoke with two commissioners that indicated that the For Hire Log Book was already a law.  We immediately made a call to Raleigh and to our surprise found out that yes it was already a law.  F
our of the marine fisheries commissioners that we had already spoken to during our drive did not know this.  One being the chairman of the marine fisheries commission.  This brings up a peculiar coincidence.  Three of the four(one undecided) commissioners that did not know the For Hire Log Book was already a law(
as late as this afternoon) had indicated that they were going to vote to kill the For Hire Log book that nearly 100% of the licensed captains in the state are against.  In the days leading up to the meeting we spoke with a lot of licensed North Carolina Charter Captains and were unable to find one that was in favor of the Log Book.  We finally found one the day of the meeting.  Licensed For Hire Captain/Commissioner, Anna Beckwith, indicated to us during our phone conversation on the way to the meeting, that she was not going to vote with us.  Commissioners Anna Beckwith, Chuck Laughridge knew ahead of time that it was already a law, while at least four of the division of Marine Fisheries Commissioners unbelievably did not, including Marine Fisheries Commission Chairman Sammy Corbett.  Did Louis Daniel, director of fisheries know ahead of time that it was already a law?

To make matters worse, we learned upon our arrival, that Doug Mumford, head NCDMF biologist, had told the Cape Fear Captains Association that all of the Oregon Inlet Captains were “for” the log book at the two meetings prior to this one.
  How did we find this out?  Two separate groups of charter captains from the southern end of the state did not exactly greet us with open arms inside the meeting room.  The conversation went something like this:  "We wouldn't be here if it was not for you guys.  You guys from Oregon Inlet are the reason for this."  Our response:  What?  Are you guys kidding?  That could not be further from the truth.  "Doug Mumford told us at the last two meetings that all of the Oregon Inlet Captains are for the Log Book."  First we were dumbfounded.  Then, once things were cleared up with the southern captains as to why us guys from Oregon Inlet had made the trip, every one of us, from all ends of the state, sat down for the meeting with a bad taste in our mouths.

Louis Daniel dropped the bomb on everyone in the room that had driven from all over the state, to start the meeting.  Lots of jaws dropped as it was explained how this had become a law without any of us knowing.  It was not debated on beforehand with those that it was going to affect.  There was no public comment session before a Marine Fisheries Commission vote to make the Log Book a law.  It was not voted on as an individual law as it should have been.  It was snuck in with the budget as part of an omnibus bill.  And guess who knew about this before the meeting?      

How could the above letter be sent out on the 5th of February?  A letter informing us to come to a meeting to that is supposed to be a discussion about whether or not to vote yes or no on creating a log book.  How could this happen when a few of the above mentioned folks knew the log book was already a law.  Either Louis Daniel knew when the letter went out that it was bogus and knowingly deceived us.  Or, NCDMF under Louis Daniel's leadership was totally incompetent in sending the letter out.  Either way, it has driven a huge wedge between us fishermen and NCDMF.  There has always been some lack of trust between fisherman and NCDMF.  Now there is a total lack of trust that is going to be extremely difficult for NCDMF to get back from us, as we feel like we were hoodwinked.  The fisherman that made the drive with me had not been to a meeting in years as he said it had always been a waste of time in the past.  “ NCDMF public comment is just a formality for something that is already going to happen,” was how he put it.  He was right…

Reason after reason was given by fisherman as to why we didn't want the log book during the public comment.  The total dysfunction of how this happened was commented on multiple times as well.  One-by-one every fisherman in the room expressed their frustration after learning how this had become a law.  Most everyone of us these days are about fed up with how things work in Washington, D.C.  We expect and deserve better here in North Carolina and do not want our politicians acting like those in D.C.  And, finally, more public comment period was taken up by fishermen expressing their disgust in what had turned into a sham of a public comment session that was supposed to influence a vote on a proposed law. 

Finally, at the end of the meeting Louis Daniel had the last word.  He spent several minutes informing us that we could make this thing work.  That we could work together, compromise and end up with a log book that would benefit all of us.  Somehow, Louis Daniel did not get it.  None of what had just been a disastrous meeting for NCDMF had sunk in.  The standing room only crowd that had taken time from their families and work, and driven to Wilmington from all over the state had made their position very clear.  We did not come all that way to Wilmington work on how to implement the logbook.  We came to Wilmington to oppose the log book and make sure it never happens.

The North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries does not own the resource.  The taxpaying folks of North Carolina own the resource.  The North Carolina Divisions of Marine Fisheries is supposed to be working in the interest of the folks that live in North Carolina and not for the folks in Washington D.C.
(NOAA/NMFS/ASMFC/CCA) that doll out the federal funds.  Decisions made by the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries that detrimentally effect the livelihood of its fishermen should not be influenced by federal funds that are going to sweeten things up for the department that pushes the federal agenda.  Should folks that work for The North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries be allowed the conflict of interest of holding paid positions within the Division and at the Federal level(NOAA)?

Thankfully, the multiple eleventh hour phone calls, texts, and e-mails to state legislators from fisherman made a difference as the Raleigh influence was enough to get the North Carolina Division of Marine Fisheries to vote to delay things.  It is hard enough making a living in the charter fishing business these days with the bad economy, fuel prices, and current regulations.  At what point is enough, enough?  If you like fishing on a North Carolina Charter Boat and want to continue doing so, please help us by making phone calls, sending a texts, or sending e-mails to the folks in Raleigh in support of killing the For Hire Log Book.  And, finally, if you know a charter captain that fishes in the Wilmington area and is part of the Cape Fear Captains Association, thank him or her as they are the folks that motivated everyone to get involved with this issue.


R.I.P. MARK ALVERSON(PHOTO) - Mark was the mate on the Headboat "Miss Oregon Inlet" that is docked next to me.  I was lucky enough to get to know him.  Mark was one of those rare people that always lifted the spirit of everyone around him.  One of the nicest guys that I have ever met.  The fish were not biting the bucktails too good the day he landed the one above.  When we saw it, I told him not to cast on it and wait for an eel as I was frantically try to get an one on the hook for him.  Mark tried to wait on me, but it was taking me forever.  Several times he said "are you sure?" and I said "wait on the eel I almost have it ready."  The fish turned and started swimming toward the boat and was getting closer and closer.  Mark couldn't take it as I was struggling to get the damn thing on the hook and the fish was almost to the boat.  He casted.  As Mark's bucktail hit the water and sunk next to the fish, I told him that it wasn't going to eat it and it was going to spook it from eating the eel that I finally had ready for him.  The fish ate the bucktail and the hazing of the captain began.  I do not know how many times since he and I shared a laugh about that moment.  I am laughing right now thinking about it.  I am so glad that Mark casted that bucktail that day and I am so lucky to have shared that moment with him.  We will all miss Mark.               
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.

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APRIL(2015)-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.  Three 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 4/15, 4/16(AM), 4/17, 4/19, 4/20, 4/21, 4/22, 4/23, 4/24, 4/25(AM), 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, I will move the BEACH BUM boat there.  All day trips recommended(better odds).  I will try on a 3/4 or 1/2 day(real tall order).

MAY(2015)-We are targeting Speckled Trout, Red Drum, Bluefish, etc. out of the Oregon Inlet 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(PM), 5/13, 5/14, 5/15(AM), 5/18(AM), 5/19, 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 6/1, 6/3, 6/8(PM), 6/9, 6/10(PM), 6/11, 6/12, 6/13, 6/14, 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(2015)-I am currently OPEN on 7/1, 7/2, 7/3, 7/4, 7/5, 7/6, 7/7, 7/8, 7/9, 7/10, 7/11, 7/12, 7/13, 7/14, 7/16, 7/17, 7/18, 7/19, 7/20, 7/21, 7/22, 7/23, 7/24, 7/25, 7/26, 7/27, 7/30, 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)  (PHOTO)  (PHOTO) 

Addresses for January GPS Directions
Edenton, NC Boat Ramp:  140 Midway Drive/Edenton, North Carolina/27932