Good morning. Here’s the Outer Banks Beach, Surf, & Fishing Report for Wednesday, April 13, 2011.
This video was shot at the Lillian St. beach access in Kitty Hawk at 9:00 AM.
Another great spring day. Sun, temps in the upper 60′s, and a nice offshore wind out of the southwest at 10 – 15 mph. This weather will stick with us through the weekend – sun and temps in the 60′s.
The offshore wind is cleaning up the remaining swell for some fun longboard waves. The surf will be fading throughout the day from waist to knee. Definitely a pretty day to be in the water. Although we need the water to warm a bit more so we can get out of our winter suits. Water temps are stuck around 50 degrees right now, but the warm days and warm west winds should continue to bring the temps up.
Speaking of warmer water, as the water warms, the fishing will heat up too, and we are starting to see signs of some great OBX fishing. The offshore fishing is going strong with blue fin, yellow fin, and black fin tuna, and some dolphin (mahi mahi) mixed in. We are starting to get reports of catches out of the surf, but more so on the southern beaches because the water temps are already picking up down there. However, the piers are open and we are getting report of decent catches off the piers, and the Sound action is starting to pick up as well. Blue fish, sea mullet, rock, puppy drum are all in the area.