Fishing roundup: Cobia and kings biting at the piers

Published 11:49 am Wednesday, August 22, 2018

 

Anglers at Jennette’s Pier in Nags Head had a big week with cobia and kings hitting the deck on the end of this 1,000-foot long state owned and operated fishing pier.

On Monday morning, George Craig of Elizabeth City got his day started right with a 53 3/8 inch, 44.7-pound king mackerel. A few bluefish, pinfish and pigfish were also biting.

Sunday afternoon, Patrick Parsons caught a nice cobia as did Tyler Howard of Richmond, Virginia on Saturday.

Two additional cobia were caught Thursday. Anglers also picked a total of four king mackerel. Sheepshead and triggerfish were also landed in fair numbers over the weekend.

Down on Hatteras Island, Stephanie Bayneof Frank and Fran’s reported the weather was super over the weekend.

“It has been a beautiful Saturday here in paradise,” she said. “The wind did pick up a bit, but the fishing has still been pretty good.

“Bluefish, sea mullet, and pompano seem to be the big winners today, all over the island,” Bayne added. “Kim Sisson from Lynchburg, Virginia caught a three-pound pompano at Ramp 38 on sand fleas.

“Puppy drum and sea trout were caught in the sound here in Avon last night and today,” she added. “There were also scattered reports of flounder being caught around the island.”

And perhaps the fish of the week was the 911-pound blue marlin caught by the crew of Builder’s Choice in the 35thannual Pirate’s Cove Billfish Tournament back on Aug. 14. It took first place and a bigtime cash prize.