This week had been tough on us weather wise.
Lucky for us on Monday I had a crew that was even tougher than the weather was.
This was Lana’s first trip offshore, and I’ve seen very few grown men handle those type of conditions as well as she did; on her first trip!
I think the fish were hiding from the weather as well, because fishing overall was slower. We caught 3 gaffer dolphin, 1 wahoo, and an assortment of albacores, barracuda, king mackerel, etc….
The wind is supposed to come back around to the South tomorrow, so hopefully fishing will get back like it is supposed to be.
Another great day offshore in the deep blue sea yesterday. My crew told me they wanted to get a little meat for the cooler, and then go looking for a big fish.
We started out catching 3 gaffer dolphin, 8 blackfin tuna, and 1 nice yellowfin tuna.
Then we went deep looking for a big bite, and good grief, did we get one! About 30 minutes into fishing we had a 500+lb fish swim in and attack my shotgun bait. He put on an absolutely incredible show, jumping all over the ocean for the first couple of minutes. After that things settled down and we gave chase. An hour and a half later we finally got the leader. She was still really green, so we go the release and let her live for another day.
Earlier in the week we had some great spanish mackerel fishing on our inshore trips, with a few cobia and sharks mixed in.
Short report because, well, I’m tired. Lots of fishing this time of the year.
More good fishing, i’ll let the photos speak for themselves.
Monday we had some local ladies on board who are all great fisherwomen. They caught a dozen nice dolphins, and 3 nice yellowfin tuna.
The water changed overnight, and today was totally different. 26 blackfins, 1 yellowfin, and 1 gaffer.
Lets go FISH OCRACOKE!
Broken record fishing report, coming to you live from Ocracoke North Carolina!
Yesterday we were offshore, and had some great meat fishing. The crew said they wanted a full freezer, so we stayed in shallow all day looking for the meat fish.
When the dust settled we had 15 nice gaffer dolphin, 4 yellowfin tunas, 1 rainbow runner, 1 king mackerel, and a load of barracudas and amberjacks.
We still have some charters available this summer, so give us a call and lets get you set up with an Ocracoke fishing trip!
More good fishing Monday and Tuesday here in Ocracoke.
Lots to report, so bare with me. And before I begin, let me just start my saying what a pleasure it has been to have such awesome customers so far this season. We have dealt with a lot here on Ocracoke the last 8 months with a major hurricane, and now COVID shutdowns, but wow, having really good people join us aboard the Laura Linn makes it all worthwhile.
Now, to the fishing.
Monday morning we had a half day nearshore trip. Really good spanish mackerel fishing, with a few bluefish mixed in. Monday afternoon we went out to the wrecks and caught some HUGE amberjacks, along with a cobia.
On Tuesday we were back offshore, and had a really nice catch of gaffer dolphins and several yellowfin tuna.
Doesn’t get much better than that!