Summer is here and the fishing is easy; maybe not so easy off the beach, but nearshore and offshore charters spent last week hitting their quotas in mahi-mahi and yellow fin. We saw some reports of citation big-eye tuna as well.
It’s not as though there’s no action in the surf. Reports of sea mullet, pompano and some grey trout in the surf were common. There was also some good action at Oregon Inlet with a couple of sheepshead landed. Toward the north end of the Outer Banks in Duck and Corolla, spot, croaker and flounder seem to be running.
The piers were reporting spot, blue fish, even a couple of flounder, so there was some action, but compared to what the charters are bringing in it looks like the best action is offshore right now.
Nearshore captains were reporting lots of Spanish mackerel, croaker, sea mullet and few flounder in the mix.
But the real action has been in the Gulf Stream with reports of 60 pound yellowfin tuna. lots of mahi and citation big-eye tipping the scales at 230 pounds