CURRENT FISHING REPORT/CONDITIONS-7/18/19(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 2018/2019 SCHEDULE below the current fishing report for open days over the next year. 
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7/19(PM), 7/20, 7/21(AM), 7/22, 7/23(PM), 7/24(PM), 7/25, 7/26, 7/27, 7/28, 7/29, 7/30(PM).
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For those of you that thought it would never happen...  And, I fought it forever.  Yes you can now follow us on Instagram at beachbumfishingobx.  It really happened.  I might even break down and do Facebook before it is all over... 
Enough of the nonsense and onto fishing.  Lots of Speckled Trout in the sound waters.  We have been catching them on artificials.  Plenty of keeper fish along with plenty of throwbacks.  Plenty of Red Drum around the inlet.  Almost all of them have been too big(30 to 36 inches) to keep.  The oversizers are fun to catch.  Lots of Rockfish(Striped Bass) in the sound and around the inlet.  Flounder on the clean water days.  Sheephead on the bridge pilings too.  Bluefish and Spanish Mackerel(one or the other or both) have been just outside the inlet most days.  In the ocean we have seen more King Mackerel this summer than we have in years.  Most have been landed trolling, but some have come casting Sting Silvers with light tackle, and a few on live bait.  Boats have run into several schools of big Red Drum over the past month.  We have had some good days and some slow days with the Sharks.  There have been a handful of Megalodons hooked.  A few have been landed.  A few Cobia here and there.  We should start to catch more of them in a few weeks.  Lot of False Albacore and a few big days with the Moonfish.  The Yellow Boat(PHOTO) is on the trailer and ready to leave out of the boat ramps on the sound waters that are closest to where the fish are.  The Blue boat-BEACH BUM(PHOTO) is at The Oregon Inlet Fishing Center for those that want to fish around the inlet and in the ocean.  Here we go with the photos:  7/10/19-Best Speckled Trout bite of the year so far.  "Big Fish" Joe(PHOTO) (PHOTO) and Mike(PHOTO) (PHOTO) clobbered them.  I don't know how many we caught.  All of them on poppers.  Lots.  7/9/19-Speckled Trout on poppers(PHOTO)7/6/19-Whopper Trout(PHOTO)6/27/19-One King on a Trout rod casting a Sting Silver and the other on a live Croaker(PHOTO).  Yup, Kings eat Croaker too.  6/26/19-They were all biting today(PHOTO)Sharks, King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, False Albacore, & Moonfish.  We caught fish on live bait, casting(PHOTO), and trolling.  6/22/19-We were after the big one today.  We finally got it(PHOTO) (PHOTO)6/4/19-The Flounder Pounders(PHOTO)6/3/19-We only got one with a spot on it's tail this morning, but it was a good one(PHOTO)5/31/19-Oh my, an "Old School Catch(PHOTO)!"  5/27/19-Don got a "Dandy(PHOTO)" today!  5/4/19-Lots of Cobia(PHOTO) today.  And a bonus False Albacore(PHOTO)5/3/19-Great site fishing for Cobia today.  Lots of fish(PHOTO) (PHOTO) (PHOTO) (PHOTO) If you ever wanted a custom made 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.  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 ith.  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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I want to thank all of the following who help to make this business a success:

Art's Place, Beachum Marine Repair, Centura Bank, Dare Haven Motel, Dockside'N Duck Seafood Market, Endurance Seafood, Fin 'N Feather Motel, Fishing Unlimited, Hatteras Jacks, Hurd & Lang, Inc., Joe Bob's Trading Post, Jenning's Outboard Repairs, Joe's Marine Repair, Lacy Allred, Manor Motel, Manteo Marine, Mike Keller Commercial Fishing Supplies, Colin Noone, Sea Foam Motel, Sea Oats Reality, Southern Insurance Agency, Shane Hite, Station Bay Marina, Stop'N Shop Convenience & Deli, Sunny Day Guide, Thicket Lump Marina, The Beach Book, The Richmond Times, The Virginia Sportsman, T.I.'s Bait & Tackle, Travelers Inn, T.W.'s Bait & Tackle, Wanchese Fish Company, Web-Page-Willy (Personalized Products), Whalebone Tackle, and everyone who comes out fishing!

Captain Reese Stecher

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 For those of you that went on one of  the early years crabbing trips 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 rebaited, the kids couldn't wait to pull and rebait 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.

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