Oct. 4, 2017 | Outer Banks Fishing Report

Outer Banks & Currituck

Here’s what’s biting on the Outer Banks and Currituck.

Ocean
Offshore swell from departing Hurricane Maria limited fishing until late last week. Friday was the first day boats went. Anglers fishing out of Hatteras caught plenty of sailfish. They also caught low amounts of dolphin and wahoo. Fishing on bottom was a good bet, and anglers caught high numbers of vermilion snapper and triggerfish along with a few red porgy and sand tilefish. Anglers fishing out of Oregon Inlet were still impacted by rough seas and did not fish. Nearshore fishing out of Hatteras yielded a few red drum.

Inlets/Sounds/Bays
These anglers were also impacted by adverse weather, but fishing conditions recovered much sooner. By mid-week fishing between Hatteras and Oregon Inlet yielded moderate amounts of red drum of all sizes along with a few spotted seatrout and bluefish. Fishing was slow north of Oregon Inlet fishing, and anglers caught only a few pigfish, pinfish, bluefish, black seabass, kingfish, croaker and miscellaneous others.

Piers/Beach
Beach anglers were limited by rough seas, but pier fisherman caught high numbers of giant red drum from Oregon Inlet northward. Lesser amounts were caught while fishing from the more southern beaches. Black drum were caught in moderation along with a host of other species in low amounts.

Get more information about fishing on the coast, including details on fishing licenses and permits.

N.C. Department of Environmental Quality - Division of Marine Fisheries

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