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#1 Oct-13-15 11:18PM

captmikestarrett
Patagonian Toothfish
From: Potomac River
Registered: May-06-08
Posts: 1837
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OBX Surf Report

Arrived Saturday and fished every open ramp down to Buxton once crossed the Bonner Bridge. 32, 38 and then back behind the OBX Buxton Motels. A few small sharks and a Chinese flounder. The Motel beach was unfish-able with 8n Bait as it would just roll away and get snagged in the debris from sand bags and old building debris. Amount of fishable beach was also at new low. I am sure it would be excellent on an east wind.
Sunday headed down to Hatteras since the Pointe and the Airport ramps where flooded and closed. Did good down there on a low tide with a some 4 foot sharks and a few smaller ones. Caught a bunch of grey trout all about 10 inches. Had one 5 foot shark drag my new spin rig into the surf but I caught it before it went to Davey Jones Locker. And then the shark made a long run after that, for about a 12 minute fight. As the tide came in, the bite fizzled out.
Monday back to Hatteras and only got one small shark and covered up by fisherman, since the weather was good and sunny the place was mobbed with some not so good fisherman.
Here is a bit of advice from a vet of the surf: If you park with in 30 feet of another fisherman who has staked poles ask him how much sinker is needed to hold. Guy pulls up and casts out with only 4 oz's and his line crosses my lines 4 times as it rolls on down the beach. I just cast over him and dragged his line on the beach and left it there each time I re-baited. I would guess in the three hours he was there his bait was in the water about 20 minutes.
Still it was a gorgeous day to be out on the beach. Pics will be later.

Capt Mike


Light Tackle Fishing Guide on the Potomac

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#2 Oct-14-15 5:13AM

AndrewDo124
Patagonian Toothfish
From: Alexandria
Registered: May-27-08
Posts: 963

Re: OBX Surf Report

whats a chinese flounder? a skate?

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#3 Oct-14-15 9:06AM

captmikestarrett
Patagonian Toothfish
From: Potomac River
Registered: May-06-08
Posts: 1837
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Re: OBX Surf Report

A clear nosed ray is correct.

Capt Mike


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#4 Oct-15-15 5:56AM

captmikestarrett
Patagonian Toothfish
From: Potomac River
Registered: May-06-08
Posts: 1837
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Re: OBX Surf Report

My wife took a bunch of pics and I selected these for the story line.

Arrived alive early Saturday morning to get my permit.
http://www.indianheadcharters.com/15/211.jpg
The dredge was working hard on Oregon Inlet to keep it open as we went over the Bonner Bridge.
http://www.indianheadcharters.com/15/212.jpg
Small grey trout at ramp 32.
http://www.indianheadcharters.com/15/213.jpg
At ramp 38 we found this natural place to hide
http://www.indianheadcharters.com/15/214.jpg
And a burning bush
http://www.indianheadcharters.com/15/215.jpg
And some nice flowers
http://www.indianheadcharters.com/15/216.jpg
But no fish so we checked into our room and I went behind the hotels to what was left on the beach. Lost my rig about four cast later.
http://www.indianheadcharters.com/15/217.jpg

Saturday we set up on Hatteras Beach.
http://www.indianheadcharters.com/15/218.jpg
http://www.indianheadcharters.com/15/219.jpg
http://www.indianheadcharters.com/15/220.jpg
http://www.indianheadcharters.com/15/221.jpg
http://www.indianheadcharters.com/15/222.jpg
http://www.indianheadcharters.com/15/223.jpg
http://www.indianheadcharters.com/15/224.jpg

Monday we caught nothing but a skate and decided to start drinking early.

This photo was of some pelicans flying away and they almost look like dragon flies. Pretty neat photo.
http://www.indianheadcharters.com/15/225.jpg

And we say good bye to OBX as the sun comes up on Tuesday.
http://www.indianheadcharters.com/15/226.jpg

Capt Mike


Light Tackle Fishing Guide on the Potomac

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#5 Oct-15-15 6:26AM

Ernie
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From: Ashburn VA
Registered: Feb-03-06
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Re: OBX Surf Report

Ahhhhhhhh....so nice!


Time to go fishin' again!

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#6 Oct-16-15 4:48AM

hookup
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Registered: Jan-31-12
Posts: 1082

Re: OBX Surf Report

Shark - holy crap - that must have been "fun" to release.

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#7 Oct-16-15 5:07AM

drxfish
Patagonian Toothfish
From: Sterling
Registered: Jan-04-14
Posts: 1511

Re: OBX Surf Report

Pretty cool!


Always wishin' I was fishin'

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#8 Oct-16-15 9:00AM

captmikestarrett
Patagonian Toothfish
From: Potomac River
Registered: May-06-08
Posts: 1837
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Re: OBX Surf Report

hookup wrote:

Shark - holy crap - that must have been "fun" to release.

If you grab the tail they can reach back and get you while tossing them back into the surf. Not likely but I have seen a few manged fingers from others who grabbed the tail. I grab the top fin and toss them. Keeping my groin section out of harms way.

Capt Mike


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