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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. 
I am currently OPEN over the rest of the month on
5/13(PM)5/20(Now Open Due to Cancellation), 5/22(Now Open Due to Cancellation), 5/23(PM), 5/25, 5/26, 5/27, 5/28, 5/29, 5/30, 5/31.

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.  COBIA fishing has been great over the past week.  Lots of fish!.  Open days over the rest of the month are going fast next month.  Around Oregon Inlet, Speckled Trout have shown up.  Same deal with them.  Throwbacks with some keepers mixed in.  A handful of Puppy Drum are starting to show upBluefish are at the Inlet too.  In the ocean out of Oregon Inlet, there have already been some big Red Drum landed.  Plenty of them along with Sharks in the ocean waters out of Hatteras.  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:  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) 4/28/19-Double-Header Alert(PHOTO)!  We caught the 2 to 3 lb. Bluefish two at a time almost every cast(PHOTO) today.  They were up top with birds on them all morning.  We left them biting(PHOTO) and then caught a few Stripers and the first Flounder of the season for the boat.  "Poor Mans' Surf & Turf(Bluefish & London Broil)" tonight.  Bluefish(PHOTO) tacos tomorrow.  4/24/19-At 10:30 this morning things had gotten ugly.  We had only caught three fish(PHOTO) and we hadn't had a bite in hours.  We finally hooked one.  We doubled back and hooked another.  Yhatzee(PHOTO)!  Frank(PHOTO) banged out 10 fish in the last hour.  We pulled this one out of our u-know-what.  Thanks Frank for being patient!  4/22/19-Slow, miserable fishing this morning.  Sorry guys.  4/20/19-Too much wind today.  We tried it for a couple hours and said the hell with it.  Sorry guys.  4/18/19-Pretty good fishing today.  We landed around 30 fish with a couple of nice keepers(PHOTO) (PHOTO)4/17/19-We had a great jigging bite this morning.  Short fish, but lots of them(PHOTO) (PHOTO).  It had to slow down some in the afternoon, but we still picked at them and ended up with some good ones(PHOTO) (PHOTO).  When this young man(PHOTO) gets a bite he closes the deal.  His sisters middle mane is "Double-Header(PHOTO)!"  4/16/19-We got a jigging bite going late this morning.  Everyone got in on it.  This was the fish of the day(PHOTO)4/11/19-We landed a dozen Stripers this morning.  This morning's fish were all short, but they were fun to catch on the light tackle.  4/10/19-Lots of fat short ones(PHOTO) this morning.  #16(PHOTO) was the winner that got to come home for dinner.  4/8/19-They really made us work for it this morning.  Great effort by the crew.  We ended up with a half dozen throwbacks.  4/7/19-The ladies always make the guys(PHOTO) look bad on the boat.  She caught the most.  She caught the biggest(PHOTO).  She caught them two(PHOTO) at a time.  She caught all the keepers.  And, she is pregnant!  SuperMom!  4/4/19-Our landing net blew out of the boat while trailering to the boat ramp this morning.  That cost us a nice one early.  This one was a legitimate gaffer(PHOTO)!  Haven't broke out the gaff in the sound in a long time.  One of the largest fish(PHOTO) we have caught in the sound in years.  We had a good jigging bite this morning to go along with a good trolling bite.  Lots of fish(PHOTO).  Probably landed 35 or so.  If you ever wanted a custom made Outer Banks Fishing Rod, local Nathan Pruitt of Hand Tide Stix can do it.  Goto to to get up with him.  Nathan keeps the rods going on my boat.  He can make you a super-stud custom rod.  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 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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