OUTER BANKS FISHING REPORTS - 2021
May 10, 2021
An awesome half day near shore morning trip with an enjoyable bunch of folks! We had Wales Jr, Allison, Laura & Wales Christian lll and Lauren Torres from VA, NJ and MI. Kind of a breezy dreary morning but the Spanish mackerel were here and willing to bite. This was our strongest catch of Spanish mackerel so far and it sure looks like they have arrived! Thank you folks for fishing with us today and sharing your pictures. It was our pleasure to have you!
May 8, 2021
We had a full day near shore charter trip with our crew from WV, Dustin Hughes, Brianna Case, Gary & Nikki Justice. We set off hoping to get on a solid cobia bite, but it simply didn’t happen for us today. We went “full send” and found some Spanish mackerel, bluefish and an albacore that bit on our big bait, but never saw a cobia. One of our home team boats caught two nice ones, good on you Hunter and crew! Thank you folks for spending the day with us.
May 7, 2021
We really enjoyed our half day near shore charter trip on the Wild Card with these two cuties, Mia & Quinn Smolenski who were nice enough to bring their Mom and Dad with them today. We didn’t have much of a catch but we did catch some fish and these five year old twin’s have had their first day on a boat. All I can say is these were some happy, happy young ladies. You could tell they had some fine parents. Thank you for coming with us today!
May 5, 2021
Another great inshore charter with a very lively bunch of loggers from MI and NC. We had Terry, Blaine and Hunter Abbe, Everette Hersey, Conrad and Nate Weaver with us on what will be a long remembered trip for sure. Well today “IT” happened, the long awaited push of fish showed up and we had just the crew for this day with us! We had our first spanish mackerel, bluefish and cobia for 2021!!!!! This was a very special day for myself, my mate Chris and these folks that came for a good time. Thank you so much for spending the day with us, it was great!
May 4, 2021
We ran an inshore charter trip with Shane, Lisa and Jim Vavrick from PA and VA respectively. We were hoping to get offshore but the weather was calling for a strong front coming through this evening and I decided it would not be good if it came early. We tried to catch some spanish mackerel and cobia as it is time and the water temperatures are getting in the range to get them moving up here. Well evidently the fish didn’t get the memo, because we struck out on both species. Before the day was over we were able to catch a couple black drum one of which was a citation size fish. We are getting close to this season kicking off at any day now. Thank you folks for fishing with us again.
May 3, 2021
We had a nice offshore charter trip with a group of friends from Staunton VA. We had Michael Gill, Steve Edwards and Kagen Shiflett with us today. These guys told me they have been trying to do an offshore fishing trip for sometime now and today it happened. We had a catch of some blackfin tuna and king mackerel. We had some hungry sharks around too! Was happy to get these fellas out. Thank you for spending your day with us.
April 21, 2021
We ran offshore with brothers Jim and John Holliday from Atlanta GA and Millersville MD. We had a yellowfin Tuna bite pretty soon after setting out then it just died out for awhile. We pushed a good ways offshore and found the most “life” (birds, flying fish, porpoise, etc) I have seen this year and it was like a zoo with all the critters around. We had a very nice blue marlin come in and hit several baits without a hook set. First one we have seen this year and it really did get us all excited, even if I admit it myself! We did end up in some fishy water that provided some bites for the rest of the day. We ended up with a 25lb blackfun tuna, that earned a NC State Citation for the wall. Good day all in all, thank you for fishing with us!
April 19, 2021
We ran an offshore charter with a crew from PA. We had Nick Bagdonis, Buddy Touchinski, Kevin Szczecina and Chad Korell with us. It was a beautiful ride out but breezy in the hot water, much more than I was expecting. We didn’t find the water that I was looking for at all. Left the fleet and ended up fishing a long ways down South and found what I thought would be great water/temp break/color change .... crickets! Ended up fishing back up to the North and finally found some willing yellowfin tuna. We really enjoyed these fellas company today and they have fresher than fresh tuna loins for their efforts. Thank you for spending the day with us!
April 18, 2021
We had a half day morning charter. When life gives you lemons, you make Catfish! Today was the first time ever for the Wild Card to go catfishin’ but here we are! We had Diana Ketterman, Tammy Hamilton and Terri Flynn from WV with us this morning. These were some honestly nice folks and WE had a good time on a beautiful morning. Thank you Lady’s for fishing with us, hope to see y’all again.
April 6, 2021
We had an offshore walk-on make-up trip wth Tom Stewart from VA, John and Spencer Dickerson from Wilmington NC, and Greg & Ryan Shorten from Cary NC on board with us today. It seemed like it was uphill both ways today, choppy seas coming and going. We had fairly steady fishing once we got into the groove with four yellowfin tuna, four blackfin tuna and a nice bonus Wahoo. I think for the way the wind has pushed our hot water off the last couple days we did OK. Thank you guys for spending the day with us.
March 30, 2021
Our first trip of 2021 was a very enjoyable day with some really nice folks from Mt Pleasant Michigan. We had Wesley, Aleisha & Wyatt Wilson and Seth Schafer. These folks did a great job today and their efforts paid off! We really had an awesome start to this season. Thank you folks for spending your day with us on the Wild Card.
Bucket List Fishing on the OBX! Well folks, it appears the Bluefin Tuna bite has turned on very well in the last couple days. If you’ve been waiting “till they’re here”, the time is now. Bailey Boy and I made a trip to check on the boat yesterday and there was a solid line of fish coming to the dock, being filmed by the “Wicked Tuna” folks. Hard core fishing at it’s best, 500 pounds of solid muscle on the other end of the of the line isn’t for the faint of heart. Weather windows are the key here and they can change quickly. Date flexibility will definitely work in your favor if available. Give us a call if you’re up for it. Capt Frank