Oregon Inlet Fishing Report May 16th, 2014 – Waiting out the Weather

Oregon Inlet Fishing Report May 16th, 2014

the Oregon Inlet fishing report for Friday is very light, the weather conditions caused many crews to rethink their plans for fishing.  Even with less than ideal conditions, the fishing has been very good overall.  The cobia have become more consistent inshore and the offshore action is still strong with gaffer dolphin, while yellowfin are being found – and boats putting in the time are finding the marlin and wahoo bites to round out their catches.

Today’s report will read like the Readers Digest version as many boats did not head offshore today.  Fintastic out of Oregon Inlet Fishing Center reports strong dolphin action this week including good catches in the poor weather.  All the dolphin has been on light tackle which makes fighting gaffer dolphin that much better.

The sportfishing charter Obsession, out of Pirates Cove, is also reporting solid catches of gaffer dolphin.  Noting what most captains are facing, that the weather and wind has caused the grass lines to become less than ideal and scattering the grass.  With no hard edges and the currents being disrupted, the fish are all being scattered.

Cobia are being targeted fairly heavily and boats are seeing good numbers.  At the same time boats are certainly putting pressure on these fish and the fish are feeling it.  Many are having shots at decent cobia but the fish have bit a bit spooky and a little lockjaw.  The weather forecast for Saturday for Oregon Inlet to Hatteras is for NW winds 15-20 knots and subsiding to 5-10 Saturday night in to Sunday.  The offshore fishing conditions out of Oregon Inlet should improve over the weekend and we expect to see a fair amount of good reports.


Oregon Inlet Fishing Report May 16 Fintastic

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Oregon Inlet Fishing Report May 16 Obsession

Photo Courtesy of Obsession

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