We've been watching a disturbance in the Atlantic for the past couple of days now. As this system holds steady, we'll continue to have high seas into the weekend. A small craft advisory will be in effect from now until Saturday afternoon for locations north of Cape Hatteras. Seas should start to calm by Sunday, but the chance for rain will be left in the forecast through the weekend. That being said, let's talk some fishing.
North of Hatteras:
Brian Melott was able to provide great information regarding catches this past week. Notable tuna reports offshore came in regard to yellowfin, some blackfin, and skipjack. Closer to the shore the surf zone is still throwing up its share of red drum. The most sizable catches have been with Kingfish on the end of the line.
A couple sources south of Hatteras have come through saying they have had sightings of Cobia around Cape Lookout. The migratory fish is still coming up from the Gulf and bites should increase as the month progresses. Additionally, a couple Spanish mackerel where picked up by trollers this past weekend. Like the Cobia, their numbers will jump in the weeks ahead.
Information ranging from sea heights as well as wind speed/direction can be found in the video portion. Otherwise, please feel free to add your comments or suggestions about fishing in the east. There is a lot of water out there that will likely turn up different results.
You can add your "Nice Catch" to Carolina Camera as a picture or post your weekend catch as a comment right here. Good luck and keep an eye on the bobber.
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