Fishing Reports from the Hatteras/Ocracoke area

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Hatteras/Ocracoke – November 14, 2019

Hatteras/Ocracoke – November 14, 2019

Ryan, of Hatteras Jack, reports that surf anglers have been seeing an epic sea mullet bite in the Rodanthe area, with many citation-class fished being weighed (up to 3 lbs.). Spot and croaker are mixed in for those fishing bottom rigs with smaller baits. Bluefish are feeding on bait pushing out of the inlets into […]

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Hatteras/Ocracoke – October 24, 2019

Hatteras/Ocracoke – October 24, 2019

Ryan, of Hatteras Jack, reports that surf anglers are beginning to see the pompano bite pick back up after last week’s winds. Carolina-rigged sand fleas fished just off the beach has been the most productive method. Flounder (released) and scattered red drum are hitting Carolina-rigged cut baits. Spanish mackerel and bluefish are coming inside the […]

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Hatteras/Ocracoke – October 10, 2019

Hatteras/Ocracoke – October 10, 2019

Ryan, of Hatteras Jack, reports that surf anglers have been finding some large pompano (up to 3.25 lbs.) while fishing sand fleas and shrimp just off the sand. Also from the surf, bluefish and good-sized spanish mackerel (up to 3.5 lbs.) are hitting casting jigs thrown to surface-feeding fish. Speckled trout are working their way […]

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Hatteras/Ocracoke – September 26, 2019

Hatteras/Ocracoke – September 26, 2019

Ryan, of Hatteras Jack, reports that Rodanthe-area beaches have been seeing a nice speckled trout surf bite. Soft plastics fished on double “trout rigs” have been the top producing setup. Pompano and sea mullet are mixed in the deeper holes just off the sand, and they’re hitting fresh shrimp and sand fleas. Casting jigs to […]

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Hatteras/Ocracoke – September 12, 2019

Hatteras/Ocracoke – September 12, 2019

Ryan, of Hatteras Jack, reports that sound-side anglers have been doing great finding speckled trout along grass lines and in deeper channels. Soft plastics fished on 1/4 oz. jig heads have been the most productive when targeting the bottom half of the water column. When fishing oyster beds and shallower edges of flats, popping corks […]

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