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-8/21/16(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 2016/2017 SCHEDULE below the current fishing report for open days over the next year. 
I am currently OPEN over the rest of the month on
 
8/22, 8/24(PM), 8/25(PM), 8/26(PM), 8/28, 8/29(PM), 8/30, 8/31.
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Cobia, Sharks, Amberjack, Spanish Mackerel, Moonfish, scattered Dolphin(Mahi), and schools of Big Red Drum have arrived in the ocean waters around Oregon Inlet!  Speckled Trout are all over the sound.  Most of them are short, but there are a handful of keepers.  A lot of the short ones are just short.  By this time next month, those fish might be just the right size for the frying pan.  Plenty of catch-and-release Rockfish(Striped Bass) all over the sound waters.  They are everywhere.  More small fish than I have ever seen.  Going to be really good in a couple of years as they all grow.  Bluefish and Flounder are biting too.  The fishing continues to be good most days even with the heat.  Sorry about the lack of updates.  Been super busy.  Will get photos of the past couple of weeks up soon!  Thank you to all of the following folks for coming out fishing an putting up with me!    7/15/16- (PHOTO) (PHOTO)  7/14/16-Oh my(PHOTO)7/13/16- (PHOTO)  7/12/16- (PHOTO) (PHOTO) (PHOTO) (PHOTO) (PHOTO)  7/11/16- (PHOTO) (PHOTO)  7/8-6/12/16-Fishing for the most part has been really good over the past several weeks.  Sorry that I have been so slow with getting pictures up.  Been busy, busy.  Here we go!  (PHOTO-7/9) (PHOTO-7/9) (PHOTO-7/9) (PHOTO-7/9) (PHOTO-7/9) (PHOTO-7/7) (PHOTO-7/7) (PHOTO-7/7) (PHOTO-7/7) (PHOTO-7/7) (PHOTO-7/5) (PHOTO-7/5) (PHOTO-6/27) (PHOTO-6/24) (PHOTO6/23) (PHOTO-6/23) (PHOTO-6/23) (PHOTO-6/23) (PHOTO-6/22) (PHOTO-6/22) (PHOTO-6/22) (PHOTO-6/21) (PHOTO-6/21) (PHOTO-6/20) (PHOTO-6/20) (PHOTO-6/20) (PHOTO-6/17) (PHOTO-6/16) (PHOTO-6/16) (PHOTO-6/14) (PHOTO-6/12) 6/10/16-These two guys(PHOTO) clobbered them this afternoon!  6/8/16-More good fishing today(PHOTO) (PHOTO)6/7/16-These folks(PHOTO) reeled in several hundred pounds of fish today.  Big Sharks, Cobia, & Mahi(PHOTO) (PHOTO) (PHOTO) (PHOTO) (PHOTO)6/6/16-Hammer-Time(PHOTO) (PHOTO) (PHOTO) (PHOTO)5/31/16-Lots of Sharks today(PHOTO) (PHOTO) (PHOTO)Spinner Sharks, Black Tips, Sandbar Sharks, & Atlantic Sharp Nose Sharks.  Some of them were rather large.  We also landed one Cobia, a bunch of Spanish Mackerel, and some Bluefish5/29/16- (PHOTO)  5/28/16- (PHOTO) (PHOTO)  5/27/16- (PHOTO) (PHOTO)  5/26/16- (PHOTO)  5/25/16- (PHOTO)  5/24/16- (PHOTO) (PHOTO) (PHOTO)  5/22/16- (PHOTO)  5/20/16- (PHOTO) (PHOTO)  5/13-5/20/16-We have landed lots of throwback Speckled Trout and throwback Stripers in the sound waters over the past week casting light tackle.  5/12/16-You never know unless you go(PHOTO)5/5/16-We came across this(PHOTO) on a marsh point in Wanchese.  A picture is worth a thousand words.  It does pretty much sum up how the politicians in D.C. have been treating us common folks.  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.


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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.


AUGUST(2016)-I am currently OPEN on 8/22, 8/24(PM), 8/25(PM), 8/26(PM), 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(2016)-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, 9/4, 9/5, 9/6(PM), 9/7, 9/8(PM), 9/9, 9/10, 9/11, 9/13(PM), 9/14, 9/16, 9/17, 9/18, 9/19, 9/21, 9/23, 9/24, 9/25, 9/26, 9/27(PM), 9/28, 9/29(PM), & 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(2016)-I am currently OPEN on 10/1(PM), 10/2, 10/3, 10/4, 10/5, 10/6, 10/7, 10/9(PM), 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 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(2016)-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, 11/11, 11/12, 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, 11/27, 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)