The fish are back! 

It seems like it’s been forever since we had some good runs of fish along the Outer Banks beaches, but things really seemed to pick up this past week.

Today was a tough day for fishermen, with a late season nor’easter taking shape. But it will be out of here by tomorrow, daytime temperatures warming up and the ocean temperatures are between 55 and 60 and with slowly rising temperatures.

There have been some good runs of blue fish caught on the beaches and piers, and reports of puppy drum landed in Nags Head. Action is picking up in the sounds as well with charters landing good number tautog, black and red drum and blues.

Offshore charters are coming back loaded with dolphin. There have been good reports on yellowfin tuna as well, and 47 pound wahoo was landed at Oregon Inlet Fishing Center earlier this week.

As the weather warms up we should start to see even more blue fish in the surf and by the piers by, along with some speckled trout and Spanish mackerel. Offshore, look for stronger runs of yellowfin tuna as the water warms up; wahoo should also be showing up in good numbers as the water temperatures heat up a bit.