Virginia’s bottom fishing for sea bass and tautogs is still good when weather permits. Unfortunately our short sea bass season closes tomorrow.
North Carolina tuna fishing is excellent when boats can get out. Blue fin tunas have generated most of the excitement. Boats fishing out of Oregon Inlet are finding a few blue fin tuna in the 250 to 600 pound range. Yellow fin tuna are also available. Black fin tuna can be jigged up off Hatteras Inlet.
There has been some puppy drum reported along Hatteras beaches. UPDATE 3/1/2018 – Big Red Drum blitz took place February 29th and 30th at Cape Point, Hatteras.
Cape Charles Water Temperature: 45.5 F
Cape Henry Water Temperature: 47.1 F
Kiptopeke Water Temperature: 47.3 F
Duck NC Pier Water Temperature: 48.7 F
Oregon Inlet Surf Water Temperature: 50.7 F
Hatteras Inlet surf Water Temperature: 58.6 F
Be cautious while running offshore. The endangered right whales are active off the Virginia North Carolina coast from November to April. You can read more: http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/shipstrike/