Oregon Inlet Fishing Report May 17th, 2014
Today was the kind of day that everyone knew could happen and prayed would happen. The bigger question for captains and crew was do we run offshore for gaffer dolphin, and a shot at yellowfin tuna and maybe a marlin – or do we stay inshore and search out the cruising cobia that are showing up. Some crews opted to do a little bit of both – but most every boat hit pay dirt with their decision.
The Oregon Inlet fishing report for the charter Dream Girl was stellar. Starting things out first thing in the morning was a nice 175 pound blue marlin. The marlin put on a great show for the crew, at one point jumping in to the side of the boat and breaking the tip of its bill off. The marlin was quickly released for another day. A second, bigger blue marlin was quickly hooked up but they were unable to keep connected to the marlin for very long. Rounding out the day, the captain found several cobia willing to bite – finishing with eight cobia.
Fishing out of Oregon Inlet, the fishing report for Haphazard, Fishin Frenzy & High Return reported solid gaffer dolphin offshore. The Oregon Inlet fishing report for Legacy Sportfishing reported a slow morning following the hard SE wind that broke up grass lines and currents. After picking up and making a move, the crew was rewarded with a triple of gaffer sized dolphin – landing 51 gaffer dolphin. The captain has high hopes on locating them again on Sunday.
The charter Point Runner had a great mixed bag offshore fishing down around the 400 line and landing several nice tuna and dolphin – along with some tilefish. For the charter Qualifier, It was similar to others boats with a little bit of a slow morning with a few dolphin but quickly had a white marlin come in and investigate the spread – though no hookup occurred. A little while later, a blue marlin quickly appeared but again no hookup was the same result. The day finished with a limit of tilefish, several sea bass and some nice gaffer dolphin.
The Oregon Inlet fishing report for Skiligal was to search out some hungry dolphin in the morning. It took a little while to find the fish after the previous weather pattern. The captain was able to find a break that began to produce many nice dolphin and after a while turned towards home in search of some yellowfin tuna.
The sportfishing boat Obsession reported grass lines that were scattered and disorganized but kept at it until the found a productive stretch. These conditions produced numerous schools of hungry dolphin and it never seemed to end. The crew at times had all 8 rods hooked up on dolphin.
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