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Oregon Inlet/Pamlico, Roanoke, Croatan, Albemarle, & Currituck Sounds, Atlantic Ocean Area(O.B.X. N.C.)
You can view my 2024/2025 SCHEDULE below the current fishing report for open days over the next year. 
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4/8, 4/9, 4/10, 4/11, 4/12, 4/13, 4/14, 4/15, 4/16, 4/17, 4/18, 4/19, 4/20, 4/21, 4/22, 4/23, 4/24, 4/25, 4/26, 4/27, 4/28, 4/29, & 4/30.
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FYI: You can now also follow what we have been catching on Instagram at beachbumfishingobx.  I have been a little better at quickly updating that versus this site.  Still plenty of endangered species(Rockfish(Striped Bass)) with stripes on the side in the sound waters.  The Maxwell party from the west part of the state clobbered them(PHOTO) (PHOTO) (PHOTO) (PHOTO) along with hooking another endangered species(PHOTO) on Friday(4/5).  Brian from Ohio fished hard for Speckled Trout on Thursday(4/4).  Unfortunately, they did cooperate for us after Brian hooked a nice 16 incher(PHOTO) on our first drift.  Thanks for the great effort Brian.  Once the water warms up we will start catching them on a daily basis.  On Monday(4/1), Rose, Mason, and Kyle encountered a Dog Sharknado. The Buono's(PHOTO) (PHOTO) (PHOTO) (PHOTO) from New York wore them out.  Later we had a school of Red Drum behind the boat that would not eat.  Very frustrating.  We should start catching them shortly on a daily basis too.  And, Bluefish will show up any minute as well.  On Wednesday(3/27) The Dagostino's from upstate New York were back.  Some of you might remember them from back in October(PHOTO).  These guys don't play.  Water was cold and they took the advise to target the endangered species in the Sound.  It was as good as I have ever seen for this time of the year.  We caught them everywhere we went.  Everywhere(PHOTO) (PHOTO).  How The North Carolina Division of Monetizing Fishing gets away with classifying these fish as endangered is unbelievable...  All about $$$.  The Yellow boat-YELLER FELLER(PHOTO) is on the trailer for chasing Rockfish(Striped Bass) in the Albemarle Sound and for Speckled Trout in the Currituck Sound.  The Black Boat(PHOTO) is in the water and ready to go at Oregon Inlet for chasing Red Drum, Speckled Trout, and BluefishTHANK YOU to the peoples for coming out fishing and putting up with me!  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 ca, 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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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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