Corolla Fish Report

Saturday, August 12, 2023
Offshore from Oregon Inlet
Inshore from Oregon Inlet
Corolla to Nags Head Piers
Corolla to Nags Head Surf
Corolla to Nags Head Sound

   Here we are another check-in day. The fishing along the beach has been a little hit-and-miss but we have seen some quality fish come in. There are a lot of spot around and some schools of minnows which is nice. There have been some good bluefish bits both on metal and bait with kingfish, mullet, drum, croakers, and some trout here and there. Shark fishing continues to be big up here although Im thinking of making some fishermen pass a written test before I sell them a shark rig I do believe some people should not be trying for these fish just to say you caught one you do need to respect the ocean life. I had people sent in to get a hook remover for a shark which they showed me a picture of and I didn't even want to know and didn't ask that the shark was probably still on the beach. I mean if you targeting shark and don't have plyers or wire cutters on you what are you thinking?  FYI sand tigers are highly protected. Another group using bonita caught a drum which is for most people a great catch right not for these people they cut it up and used it for shark bait to me it doesn't make sense and again it's just respect. Moving on the piers have had some good fishing on them this week and the nearshore charters have done well with ribbons, blues, spanish some amberjacks, and sea bass. Offshore the tuna have been around with lots of mahi, wahoo, sailfish, marlin, and tilefish. We also have Captain Josh who runs out of Corolla doing very well on the sound side with black and red drum, trout, and perch I have some pics of yesterday's trip and you can get in on some of that action just call the shop and we will get you all set up these 4-hour trips run 550 for up to six passengers it's not a fancy boat but he does put you on some nice fish. Well, that kind of wraps up the week we will see what this week brings us I think we have some bad wind directions this week but we take what we get.

Charters are available along with some good shrimping trips!!

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OBX Bait & Tackle Corolla Outer Banks

815 Ocean Trail
Unit B
(252) 453-3339