I know that feeling all to well, except I was in the door way to the cabin. On that boat after mine. It was also the first tuna I had ever landed and the boat that got me hooked back on salt waster fishing.... 3/16/13.... congrats young man and congrats captain Jon Weiss
7 days ago · 1
It looks like relief!
7 days ago · 1
7 days ago
Congratulations young man !
7 days ago
He’ll never be the same... congratulations young man.
Started out this morning @ the 540/ 80 fathoms. Hooked a couple blackfin shortly there after. Trolled around the area for a bit and hooked a double short bluefin. Released one, boated the other. Set back out and headed back down where we were. Hooked a giant about the 570 and released him. About 350lbs. Fished around and up the rest of the day. Hooked 4 yellowfin on the 630 just over the 100 on the cooler side of the change.
Please Help Us With Oregon Inlet Migration and Shoaling
See attached image of the most recent US Army Corps of Engineers hydrographic survey of our Oregon Inlet "West 1" area. Note the shoaling into and well south of the old bridge Main Span and South Span. This, despite the Corps dredge Murden being "on-scene" for the past 30 days doing some dredging but most days it was too shallow for it get out and do anything for us.
The north side of Oregon Inlet has been migrating southward due to winds and seas at a rate of about 66 feet per year. The real solution, engineering and installing a jetty and sand migration control system of sorts as other inlets have in the USA and around the world, has been largely ignored since the 1970s when staffers in the White House reportedly told our Congressmen and Senators that the environmentalists did not want us to build a jetty or other engineered system because they say it will adversely affect fish and birds. The latter is not true.
There are plenty of jetties in the USA and around the world, fish have tails and birds have wings and no jetty and related sand control system is going to do any long-term damage to fish or bird stocks. Every major inlet north and south of us on the US east coast has jetties on both sides and we should too. There is also plenty of newer fish and bird-friendly sand migration control technology out there but we don't have anybody pushing this for us on the political side.
The south side of Oregon Inlet was jettied years ago and it has stayed in place. The north side is steadily moving south and squeezing us into a tight little inlet through which we've had to squeeze between tight bridge spans to the south that were never intended for boat traffic. There have been many accidental impacts with these old bridge spans and it's only a matter of time before someone gets injured or killed. The new bridge has much wider spans and when the old bridge is torn down we will have much safer passage until the north side of the inlet shoals us in again as part of it's steady march to the south.
NC and the Feds (via our tax dollars) have been paying millions of dollars annually to dredge Oregon Inlet only to have the sand blow and drift back in within hours or days. It's not very smart to waste money like this when most of the problem could be prevented with a north jetty and other sand migration control systems. The new bridge and demolition of the old bridge will not slow or stop this sand migration and the wasted millions of dredging $ will continue until the north side of the inlet is jettied and re-engineered.
We need to get our politicians at the Local, State, and Federal levels and the US Army Corps of Engineers to negotiate and implement an engineered solution to this southward migration of the north side of Oregon Inlet. Please write and call your elected officials and ask them to do this before the migration closes in what little inlet we have left.
See the following links for Dare County, NC State, and other politicians who can push to get this started and done. Please Share this post on your Pages and Timelines and ask your friends and followers to take action on this ASAP. You are welcome to cut and paste from my text above and add your personal touch if you want to make it easier than writing your own from scratch.
County Commissioners and Staff:
(the above email address will send an email to all Dare County Commissioners)
P.O. Box 1000
Manteo, NC 27954
Robert L. Outten
Dare County Manager & Attorney
Bob Steinburg (R)
Bobby Hanig (R)
Senator Richard Burr (via staff)
Senator Thom Tillis (via staff)
US Army Corps of Engineers
69 Darlington Ave
Wilmington, NC 28403
We set out this morning around the 540 looking for the yellowfin. Hooked up a couple of Mahi pretty quick Set back out and picked a couple of small yellowfin. It wasn’t shaping up so we headed up and out towards the fleet Where there were some big bluefin being hooked up.
At about the 623/770 we got a bite on our long rigger. About an hour later we boated a nice short bluefin- 68”/200lb.
Trolled up and out, hooked a wahoo and later in the day hooked 1 more yellowfin on the cold side of the change. Headed in about 2:00pm. Plenty good for today.
Thank you for your support, Captain. We continue to stand the watch at home and around the world.
To our Coast Guard men and women, our watchstanders at U.S. Coast Guard Sector Mobile received this radio message for you from a fishing vessel captain last night.
I have a different, validated opinion about the coast guard after being on a capsized boat in freezing water and they sat by and watched for 20 minutes until I swam with a incapacitated person to shore while they watched! No respect!!!!!
The 47258 was out on the bar this morning conducting a first light bar report. Conditions on the bar are 8-10ft breaks with occasional 12ft breaks. Winds are out of the north around 15-20 knots...Sounds like a perfect day for training!
headed back in around mid-morning, as our bunch was a little under the weather. we did manage to put something in the box, including a citation 91lb yellowfin. @ Manteo, North Carolina ... See moreSee less
Carly A SportfishingTook a couple of tries, but we finally got Pat Warrell and friends out today. Had some bites and got back in without breaking anything. Except for the guy with the pacemaker that went off and shocked the shit out of him (twice) while he was fighting a yellowfin. No problem though.. He dropped the rod and went and sat down and had a beer 🤔🤔🤔
When Bart Miller passed away on March 6, 2018, he left behind not only a highly successful lure brand that bears his nickname of Black Bart, but also a legacy that will live on for future generations of sport fishermen.
PSA PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT PSA There is a lot of misinformation out there about accessibility through Oregon Inlet this spring and summer. OREGON INLET WILL BE OPEN EVERYDAY. There will be scheduled 2 hour closures that will take place most likly mid morning or mid afternoon on some days as to not interfere with the normal pattern of boat traffic. The contractors, PCL, NCDOT, USACE and the USCG are all very aware of the importance of keeping the safest navigation channel open and are commited to insuring safe passage. The schedule of closures will be posted and all entities will have them. There will also be appropriate Notice to Mariners announcements on CH16. Please copy and paste to get the word out. ... See moreSee less
If your headed out of Oregon Inlet the next few weeks/months, please be aware of the up incoming bridge replacement safety zone. According to North Carolina Department of Transportation it should last no more than 2 hours per day during minimal vessel traffic times. For up to date information or question please visit:
For up to date information about the Oregon Inlet bar conditions and current bridge information please contact the unit at 252-441-6260.
Be safe out there!
Uh-oh, those navigational aids aren’t watching properly! After the last storm and deep freeze, many aids in the area were damaged by ice, moved off station or are altogether missing. Our partners at Aids to Navigation Team (ANT) Wanchese have been working diligently to get everything back in order as soon as possible and even came by to pick up some aids we had retrieved. If you are transiting the area, please use extreme caution and remember that safe navigation is ultimately the responsibility of the vessel’s operator. If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the station at 252-441-6260.
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Oregon Inlet Surf Drills this afternoon provided by #HurricaneMaria did not disappoint. Here are just a few images of this mornings training. The surf training was an excellent training opportunity for our break-in Surfman and boat crewman alike.
Another day in the life at a Coast Guard Surf Station. Today the unit took advantage of the available training conditions to operate in the surf conditions provided by the last few days of the storm. Successful day in the surf as recertification's were completed for surf tasks as well as driving time for our up incoming break-in Surfman and Heavy Weather Coxswains.