Yesterday I trailered to the Outer Banks and dropped my ski at at a ramp in Wanchese. I departerd Oregon Inlet around 0700 hrs and headed south with a fleet of commercial and charter boats. It was almost glassy condition with four to five foot swells, light rain and fog. Later in the day it cleared up.
Ended up about 17 miles South, there were tons of bait and later on birds diving everywhere. Netters and trawlers were fishing the area hard. I did not see any Striped Bass pulled up by net but menhaden were plenty. I trolled for several hours through loads of bait but did not have any knock downs. I not see any of the other boats around me catch either. Some days are just that way,
I still had a good day and it is always cool to see the Gannets slamming into the water. Here are some pictures;
Gannets: People that havn't seen this on the water have no idea. A cloud of birds bombing like a tornado on a scale you can't imagine. Thanks for the report of the day along with your great pictures. Netman
Brian, as always those are some awesome pictures. I have seen your reports on other websites and admire your passion for fishing and love reading your reports. Keep it coming sir, you are the man.
Just get him on, then we'll worry about gettin him in!
Brian , you sir take some fantastic shots the vantage point from low in the water is an incredible view.
Something I noticed , there are as many people taking pictures of a crazy guy on a jet ski fishing !!!!!! I wish they would post up what there seeing , I know what i be saying if i saw you offshore