Fishing Reports from the Hatteras/Ocracoke area

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Hatteras/Ocracoke – March 19, 2020

Hatteras/Ocracoke – March 19, 2020

Ryan, of Hatteras Jack, reports that surf anglers are landing a few sea mullet and the occasional puppy drum on the southern beaches. The coming weeks should see water temperatures rise a little, and surf anglers will then see the first large wave of sea mullet and possibly blow toads in the area. Puppy drum […]

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Hatteras/Ocracoke – Winter 2019-2020

Hatteras/Ocracoke – Winter 2019-2020

Ryan, of Hatteras Jack, reports that surf anglers are finding a good number of speckled trout in the area, as these fish continue to push out of the inlet. Casting soft plastics and shrimp into the deeper holes between breakers has been the most productive method. Bottom rigs with shrimp have been producing good-sized sea […]

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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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