Corolla Fish Report

Friday, June 18, 2021
Offshore from Oregon Inlet
Inshore from Oregon Inlet
Corolla to Nags Head Piers
Corolla to Nags Head Surf
Corolla to Nags Head Sound

   Would you go into the water!! Well, Dave Fitch from Maryland did and caught this sand tiger on a butterflied mullet, and yes these guys are swimming right underneath you. Dave sent in the picture yesterday and he landed it about 9:30 pm so great job Dave I'm sure you will be at it again tonight. Dominic and Shane sent their photos in and landed these nice puppy drums. They had a rough start to the begging of the week but didn't give up and their efforts paid off with some beautiful weather and some good fishing so thanks to both of you for sending in your pics.
  We do have some nice weather out and the water temp today is 75 degrees and we are seeing some drum around the water is clear but calm. Mullet and croaker, flounder are out there but it's the trout and bluefish and spanish I would like to see come in to heat things up a touch and they have been relatively quiet. On the other hand, every day can bring something new to the table and you can't catch if your line isn't in the water. Ther are a few shark fisherman out there this week and there has been several landed so the shark fishing is pretty good.
  On the piers have a decent mix this morning and not a bad way to spend the day fishing. Bluefish, spanish, flounder, perch, and spadefish are on the menu today. Nearshore boats were out and brought home spanish, sea bass, triggerfish, and on the bayside trout and puppy drum. The offshore fleet hit the tuna and the yellowfin are 70 to 100#s the big eye tuna hitting the scales at an average of 120#s. They're also finding mahi, bonita, sailfish, white marlin, and blue marlin and we can't leave out the tilefish and sea bass.

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FYI we have shortened our store hours this year due to the lack of employees on the island and we will and already experiencing shortages of product yet again this year I do expect to run out of product at some time this season and there is not a thing I can do about it unless some product becomes available. The rod combo selection is starting to thin already and we are only in June and a lot of product just never has shown up, so the selection will not be great but we do hope to have the basics in to get you out fishing.
Hours for the rest of summer
Mon  -8-6
Tues- 8-6
Wed   8-4
Thur  8-3:30
Fri     8-4
Sat   8-6
Sun  8-6

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815 Ocean Trail
Unit B
(252) 453-3339