Corolla Fish Report

OBX Bait & Tackle Corolla Outer Banks, Corolla Fish Report
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Offshore from Oregon Inlet
Inshore from Oregon Inlet
Corolla to Nags Head Piers
Corolla to Nags Head Surf
Corolla to Nags Head Sound

   Can't beat the weather!! We are having some hot days by the afternoon with great ocean conditions right now. Calm seas and wind but there is a low coming that may put a damper on the fishing but for now, it's game on. There is a ton of baitfish in the surf and a lot of reports of some nice size spanish and blues leaping out of the water. The bad news is they just don't want to bite. It could be they are just full of bait. There were some reports that some were caught on metal but there should be much more. Hopefully, there is a big bite coming. A good drum bite yesterday I had several folks' reports and there was a fair share of them caught and then there are some without a bite thus far in their vacation and that's just how it goes sometimes. There are mullet, croaker, spot around and you may still catch a flounder but they are out of season once again. I do question some people on their choice of tackle occasionally especially if they say that they are not getting anything and I see a lot of people with big hooks which are fine if you only looking for the big one. You can catch a pretty big fish on smaller hook size and you will catch more in most cases. With big hooks you miss the smaller fish that are down there just cleaning the bait right off your hook without you even knowing about it. Just food for thought just watch that hook size. The waves are flat today with 75-degree water temp Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh can't you just feel it!!
  We have reports that there is a ton of finger mullet running to the north right now on the sound side and the fishing has really improved over there. Where there are mullets you will find drum and they are on the move as well. So a great time to hop on a boat over there and we do offer a charter on that side that runs right across the street from the shop. The piers are reporting blues and Spanish this morning. The nearshore boats are having some good action with blues, Spanish, ribbonfish, albacore and you may find some kings on the longer trips and with these conditions, you never know what you may find, The offshore fleet coming back to the docks with tuna and plenty of mahi.

Charters are available and the shrimping action is fantastic right now yesterday morning our shrimp boat pulled in 200 to 250 lbs of these tasty morsels so give us a call and book yours today!!

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OBX Bait & Tackle Corolla Outer Banks

815 Ocean Trail
Unit B
(252) 453-3339