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 … Continue reading →
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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.
Photo Courtesy of Dream Girl

Photo Courtesy of High Return

Photo Courtesy of Point Runner

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