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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
8/15(PM), 8/16, 8/17, 8/18, 8/19(PM), 8/20(PM), 8/21(PM), 8/22(PM), 8/23, 8/24, 8/25, 8/26(PM), 8/27(PM), 8/28, 8/29, 8/30, 8/31.

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. Speckled Trout ifishing has been off the charts the past month in the sound waters.  We have been catching them on artificials and on bait.  Plenty of keeper fish along with plenty of throwbacks.  There have been Red Drum around the inlet for those willing to put their time in.  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 the big Sharks showed back up last week.  Some 100+lbers. were hooked.  Boats have run into several schools of big Red Drum over the past month.  Cobia(PHOTO) have started to show back up and should be around through the end of September unless a hurricane moves them out.  False Albacore, some big Spanish Mackerel, and Moonfish teased us last week as well.  Hopefully we will be having some big days casting Sting Silvers to all three over the next several weeks.  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:  8/7/2019- (PHOTO)  8/6/2019- (PHOTO) (PHOTO).  8/5/2019- (PHOTO) (PHOTO).  8/2/2019-Here we go(PHOTO) (PHOTO)8/1/2019- (PHOTO)7/31/2019- (PHOTO) (PHOTO) (PHOTO).  7/30/2019- (PHOTO).  7/29/2019- (PHOTO) (PHOTO) (PHOTO)7/26/19-We had to work for the Trout today, but we ended up getting them along with a couple of Blues and a keeper Flounder(PHOTO).  The endangered Stripers were another story.  They acted like they were starving to death.  We caught-and-released a bunch of them.  We did end up with an "oh my fish(PHOTO)!"  7/24/19- Pretty big(PHOTO).  Really Big(PHOTO)!  Dinner(PHOTO)7/21/19-Yup(PHOTO)7/20/19-Took Henry and The Bonnaducci Boys out for a couple of hours today.  They were biting(PHOTO) (PHOTO) (PHOTO). 7/19/19-There were eating again today.  Warhawks got it done(PHOTO) (PHOTO)7/18/19-This young man is known as "The Moneymaker(PHOTO) (PHOTO)."  Thats right, 25 inches!  Rough conditions this morning, but we had a tough crew and they were biting(PHOTO)7/17/19-Great Speckled Trout fishing again today(PHOTO).  7/16/19-The Bonneducci boys from the neighborhood clobbered them this morning(PHOTO) (PHOTO) (PHOTO) (PHOTO)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)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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