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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Catch Fish, Have Fun, Aboard The Beach Bum!   (252)-449-0232
If you get the machine, please leave a message and I WILL return your call A.S.A.P!   You can also e-mail me at catchem@beachbumfishing.com.  Please note:  I am a lot better at DIRECTLY explaining details about fishing trips over the phone than I am at trying to explain details through e-mail.  If you e-mail a phone number I WILL get back to you A.S.A.P!

CURRENT FISHING REPORT/CONDITIONS-7/20/18(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 next month on
 
7/21, 7/22, 7/23, 7/26, 7/27, 7/29, 7/30(PM), 7/31(PM), 8/1, 8/2, 8/3, 8/4, 8/5, 8/6, 8/7, 8/8, 8/9,
 8/13, 8/14, 8/15, 8/16, 8/17, 8/18, 8/19, 8/21(PM), 8/22
(PM), 8/23, 8/27, 8/28, 8/29, 8/30, 8/31.
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Just about all species are biting now.  Cobia fishing has slowed up, but there are still enough around to look for them on the pretty days.  All Shark species have shown up including the monster Spinner Sharks.  More and more Red Drum up to 30+ inches are showing up in the sound.  Been catching them with spoons and poppers in the shallows.  And we have had a couple of blast from the past trips where we caught Rockfish(Striped Bass) on live baits up to 38 inchesSpanish Mackerel, Moonfish(Lookdowns), and Ribbonfish have been laded over the last week in the ocean too.  If you ever wanted a custom mad Outer Banks Fishing Rod, local Nathan Pruitt of Hand Tide Stix can do it.  Goto to fishingobx.com to get up with him.  Nathan keeps the rods going on my boat.  He can make you a super-stud custom rod.  6/15/18- 7 years old with a perfect 26&3/4 incher(PHOTO)6/14/18- One on a spoon the other on a popper(PHOTO) 6/13/18- We landed around 20 Stripers on live bait and then we caught these(PHOTO) (PHOTO).  6/11/18- Blast from the past(PHOTO)!  We had them up to 38 inches.  We landed 16 Stripers today.  All of them were over 18 inches and will be keepers in October.  Probably hooked around 10 studs.  We landed four of those.   6/5/18-Lots of light tackle action today.  We landed lots of Stripers jigging(PHOTO) (PHOTO) (PHOTO) and 2 nice Reds(PHOTO) (PHOTO)6/1/18- Just when you thought the Cobia fishing could not get better, it did.  Today I had friends Keith and Mike on the boat along with my son Henry(PHOTO).  We had landed one fish a couple of hours into things and made the gamble to get away from everyone.  When we got to where we were going, they were everywhere.  At the end of the day when all was said and done we guestimated that we landed around 60 of them.  Most were hooked on bucktails with a few landed on live baits.  Just when you thought things couldn't get crazier, we came along a Great White Shark.  And, of course, Keith jumps up on the casting deck throws a bucktail at the shark and hooks it.  He kept it on just long enough for me to not get a photo of it with my new fangled computer phone.  User error.  I couldn't get the damn thing going.  Major bummer on that one.  Anyway, what a day!  5/30/18-Red Drum early & Cobia later today(PHOTO) (PHOTO) (PHOTO) (PHOTO)!   5/29/18-Slow today(PHOTO)5/28/18-We got into the Spinner Sharks(PHOTO) (PHOTO) today.  Had one giant on that we almost got to the boat.  It was a great battle while we had it on.  5/27/18-I stunk it up this morning and had the boat in the wrong place.  We landed 4 Cobia(PHOTO) once we got in the right place in the afternoon.  5/25/18-Great Cobia fishing today as we landed somewhere around 20 of them(PHOTO) (PHOTO) (PHOTO)5/23/18-Slow fishing in the sound this morning, but we did land the first Sheepshead(PHOTO) of the year for the boat!  We took a vote in the afternoon and agreed to take a beating to get to where the Cobia were.  The crew(PHOTO) earned every one of the 15 fish that they landed as conditions were less than perfect.  Great job guys!  5/21/18- (PHOTO)  5/21/18- (PHOTO) 5/17/18- (PHOTO) (PHOTO)  5/15/18- (PHOTO)(PHOTO) (PHOTO)  Cobia showed up in big numbers early last week.  Sorry folks that I did not have the tower boat ready.  The guys at Croswait Marine took care of that and got me fixed in a hurry so we could fish last Thursday.  Thanks guys!  We made it out there late morning and had them all around the boat in a hurry.  5/10/18-Great Striper fishing today.  Lots of fish casting artificials(PHOTO) (PHOTO).  Lots of double-headers(PHOTO) (PHOTO) (PHOTO).   5/3/18-Lots of Bluefish casting double-rigs today.  We also landed a bonus Black Drum to go along with the eating size Blues for supper(PHOTO).  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

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(2018)-I am currently OPEN on 6/20, 6/21(PM), 6/22, 6/25, 6/27(AM), 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(2018)-I am currently OPEN on 7/9, 7/10(PM), 7/11(AM), 7/12(PM), 7/13, 7/14, 7/15, 7/16(AM), 7/17, 7/18, 7/19, 7/20, 7/21, 7/22, 7/23(PM), 7/24(PM), 7/26, 7/27, 7/28, 7/29, 7/30(PM), 7/31(PM)I 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(2018)-I am currently OPEN on 8/1, 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, 8/21(PM), 8/22(PM), 8/23, 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)