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 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
4/15, 4/16, 4/17, 4/18(AM), 4/19(AM), 4/20, 4/21, 4/22, 4/23, 4/24, 4/25(AM), 4/26, 4/27, 4/28, 4/29, & 4/30.
4/5/18-Well, initially the Stripers cooperated(PHOTO) today.  We had landed four and missed a few to start things off.  Then the wind shifted and that was it.  We never hooked another.  We gave the Catfish a shot before coming in and only managed one of them.  Great effort by the crew.  Not such a great effort by the fish.  Saw a real nice Red Drum, a healthy Striper and a fat Flounder that a gill netter brought in after I pulled the boat out.  The fish are moving in and will start biting our hooks with warmer waters.  Hopefully the "Global Cooling" will be out of here sooner than later.  4/3/18-The Stripers did not cooperate today, so we changed our game plan and went Catfishing.  This young man(PHOTO) wore them out!  After about a dozen we headed with supper(PHOTO).  These fish are hard to clean, but very tasty.  4/1/18-Got out on the water for a couple of hours this afternoon with Henry.  There are some fish around as we did catch a few(PHOTO) (PHOTO)3/31/18-Will be fishing this week.  Water temperatures will finally be where we need them to be to catch some fish.  3/16/18-Been to cold and windy to mess with it over the past couple of weeks.  As soon as things warm back up, we should be at it from that day forward.  2/24/18-B-to-the-I-to-the-N-to-the-G-to-the-O(PHOTO)!  We tried it for a couple of hours this afternoon.  We landed (3) up to 21 inches in the sound.  This is good.  Hopefully the warm weather continues.  2/22/18-The warmer weather that we have been having has gotten some Puppy Drum and Stripers to move in and start biting a bit.  Time to come out of hibernation.  12/5/17-Finally back at it this morning.  We picked at them at the bridge first thing.  Then we picked at a couple more around the corner at the honey hole.  All of them were just short with the exception of one keeper.  We then voted and made the decision to make the wide loop into the Albemarle Sound.  Thirty minutes later, the wide was loop was not going so well.  We voted again and going back to the bridge won.  We took a different path back and a beautiful thing happened.  Bob spotted them.  Da Birds!  Mary(PHOTO) took care of business from there.  We caught them good until it stated raining and they disappeared.  Wish we had taken the go home loop on the way.  Will do that next time.  Anyway, the fish are there.  You cannot catch them if you don't go.  I want to go!  11/25/17-Great fishing today.  Plenty of fish in the morning(PHOTO).  Plenty the the afternoon(PHOTO).  When we left, it was on.  They were chewing.  The Yellow boat-YELLER FELLER(PHOTO) is docked at the foot of the bridge where the old Manns Harbor Marina Motel used to be.  No long boat ride as it is less than a minute to the fish. C'mon!  11/24/17-We had "Studs" in the morning(PHOTO).  The afternoon fishing was slower.  Had I not been so stubborn("They are going to start biting here. Bla, bla, bla..."), we would have caught a lot more fish.  We had gotten a call about a bite and the captain waited too long to make the move(sorry guys).  Once we got there the crew(PHOTO) took care of business.  11/22/17-The fish were a lot nicer(PHOTO) to us this morning than they were yesterday afternoon.  How about a couple of bigguns...  Bazam(PHOTO)!!!!    11/21/17-The fish made us wait until really late before they started biting this afternoon.  We finally scrapped out a catch(PHOTO) before it got too dark to see.  11/20/17-The crew(PHOTO) from Fat Crabs Rib Company in Corolla, would not be denied.  The fish made us work for every bite we got.  But, when it was all over with we ended up being INTHEMEAT.COM.   11/18/17-The Ingram boys(PHOTO) from Vienna/Richmond, Virginia opened up a can this morning on the fish.  We had 8 fat keeper Rockfish(Striped Bass) up to 25 inches on the boat by eight o'clock.  We left them biting at 10:30.  If you are in town(or could be in town), the weather forecast looks great Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and I am still open.  It would be a shame to miss out on this great fishing!  11/15/17-Everybody got a good one this afternoon(PHOTO)11/12/17-They're back!  Went on a late afternoon relocation recon mission with Henry and his buddy Payton.  Success(PHOTO)!  We found a sweet spot that we pounded until dark.  These fish(PHOTO) should hopefully camp out for at least the rest of the month.  C'mon!  11/8/17-The Rockfish(Striped Bass) have given us the pink slip the past couple of times we have been out.  Apologies go out to those that had to suffer though hunting for them on the recent days that we did not get them.  They will be back.  We should have targeted Speckled Trout and Red Drum on those days as the boats that fished for them had better luck.  We shifted gears and targeted Red Drum today.  They were there(PHOTO) (PHOTO) (PHOTO) (PHOTO) (PHOTO) along with a bonus Shark(PHOTO) (PHOTO)11/1/2017-Yes, I am still in the fishing business and business has been good!  I do not know if it could be better.  We caught them until we ran out of bait on Saturday(PHOTO).  It was back on again Friday morning(PHOTO) (PHOTO)!  Thursday afternoon we finally crashed and burned.  We only landed two fish.  This was bound to happen as it had not in what seems like forever.  It started slow on Wednesday, but we ended up wearing them out (PHOTO).  We had to work for it on the 23rd, but we got them(PHOTO).  Saturday the 21st the fish lost(PHOTO).  Friday the 20th was a bloodbath(PHOTO) (PHOTO).  And everything before(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).  As good a run of fishing over the late summer/early fall months as I have seen in the 20 years that I have been in the business.  Rockfish(Striped Bass) up to 28+ inches have shown up and the Speckled Trout and  Red Drum bite has been off the charts since August.  Check out 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.


APRIL(2018)-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 4/15, 4/16, 4/17, 4/18(AM), 4/19(AM), 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.) will be here!  They usually show up early in May south of here(Hatteras/Ocracoke) and should be around Oregon Inlet 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