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April 2018 Fishing Reports

FISHING REPORT - 4/29/18Congratulations to all the winners of the 4Plus 4 Wheel Drive Tournament that ended this morning! Thanks to all of the anglers that supported Frank & Fran's! One of our longtime customers and friends, for many years, took First Place in Whiting (Sea Mullet) using his Ninja Tackle Rig and "The Ultimate Bait" from right here at Frank & Fran's Fisherman's Friend!

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Another longtime customer and friend of Frank and Fran's caught this beautiful Drum last evening! Thanks John, for sharing the photo!

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Our friend, James, shared his catch of this awesome Blue he caught down in Frisco today! Thanks for sharing!

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We also had reports of Spot, Croaker, Blues, and scattered Puppy Drum as well as the mix of sharks and skates!

This week looks like its going to be a beauty! Come and see us, then get out there!

BTW, Thank you for all the Birthday Wishes, it's been a great day! - Stephanie

FISHING REPORT - 4/28/18
GOOD MORNING ALL 4Plus 4WD Surf Fishing Tournament Anglers! We wish you all tight lines and a great day of fishing!

With the 4Plus 4 Wheel Drive Club Tournament today, we had several customers coming in to share and weigh their catches with us!  Great Job everyone!  We also had some great reports come in throughout the day of Blues (small and large, Blowtoads, Sea Mullet, Croaker, Spot, Puppy Drum, Sharks and Skates!  Looking forward to another great report tomorrow!  Keep the catches coming!  Tight Lines to All! 

​JUST WEIGHED IN: 34”, 12 1/2lb Bluefish caught by 9 year old Walter Atkinson of Columbia, NC!!

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ANOTHER ONE....This time a 26” Red Drum caught on Shrimp! Weighed in for the 4plus 4WD Tournament! Great Catch!!

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Nice catch for Aaron Smorto of Richmond, Va for his catch of this 26” Red Drum also part of the 4plus 4WD Tournament! Good luck to all!

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They just keep coming in today!!

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4/27/18
We’ve got eyes for YOU! Bunker and Mullet eyes! Fresh and still flopping! Come and get it, open till 7pm tonight!!

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FISHING REPORT - 4/26/18
Big Blues continue to be the story of the day! We've also heard of a great deal of shark being caught off the surf and even have a photo of one caught by Walter of Richmond, VA!

FRESH BAIT coming in late tonight! Shrimp, "The Ultimate Bait", Bunker, and an array of frozen stuff!!

We open at 6am tomorrow, come and see us!

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36” Close to 11lb Bluefish caught by Randy Duke of Fredericksburg, Va! Great catch and thanks for sharing!!

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FISHING REPORT - 4/25/2018
It is finally starting to feel like spring! Today we had reports of puppy drum and big blues in Avon and Buxton.

We would like to welcome all the 4 PLUS 4 WHEEL DRIVE CLUB tournament anglers to town.

We open at 6AM tomorrow so stop in and see us and get out there and do some catching!

FISHING REPORT - 4/23/2018
Big blues are the story of the day. We had reports of bluefish being caught from the tri-villages south to the Point. We weighed in a 10.1 lb 35.5" bluefish. Looks like tomorrow will be a washout but Wednesday and Thursday should be nice!

Just a reminder that tomorrow is the last day for early registration for our First Annual Kayak Tournament. Early registration will save you $10 and guarantee you a tournament t-shirt with the design below. Join us for a great day of fishing, fun, prizes and a Memorial Day cookout! Click here to register:

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FISHING REPORT - 4/22/18
Another windy, chilly, but beautiful day on the island! Lots of large Bluefish being caught from Avon south! Check out the photo of our customer from Pennsylvania with his catch of a 34" Bluefish! Reports of Puppy Drum, Blowtoads and scattered Mullet from Buxton South!

Looking forward to a warmer day tomorrow, which should allow the catching to continue!

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FISHING REPORT - 4/21/18
Chilly but beautiful day today here on Hatteras Island, winds were 10mph or less throughout the day which allowed for more Big Bluefish to be caught out at the point, Blowtoads in Frisco, Sheepshead out at the jetties and some Puppy Drum scattered from Buxton south!

Tomorrow looks like another beautiful day! Remember we are open 7 days a week from 6am - 5pm with Fresh Mullet, Shrimp, "The Ultimate Bait", frozen squid, finger mullet, sand fleas and more! Come and see us!


CONGRATULATIONS ARE IN ORDER FOR JUSTIN LOIZEAUX ON HIS PURCHASE OF A NEW VIBE SEAGHOST 130!
#vibetribe #kayakfishing #frankandfrans #vibekayaks

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FISHING REPORT - APRIL 19, 2018

Today the winds picked back up but we had reports of big drum, puppy drum and nice size bluefish at the point. In Avon, there were a few sea mullet caught.

FISHING REPORT - APRIL 18, 2018
Finally, a nice day on the island and instead of fishing, we were catching! We had reports of puppy drum and blues in Buxton. Puppy drum in Avon and blowtoads and sea mullet in Frisco. The bait of choice was fresh mullet and shrimp and we just received fresh mullet tonight.

Mike Hewes shared a picture of his catch below and he said it was delicious. Nice catch Mike.

Jim Hoffert is pictures below with his 44" drum caught on cut bait at the Point on April 7th. Congrats Jim.

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FISHING REPORT - 4/12/2018

The report for today is puppy drum down at the inlet. The wind has switched and is coming out of the south and will switch to the southwest later tonight pushing the warmer water in. Starting tomorrow, the fishing should really pick up.

We just received 100 pounds of fresh mullet and we have another delivery on the way.

We open at 6:00 AM so stop in, stock up and get out there and fish!

FISHING REPORT 4/6/18 - The bite is ON! Now! Here’s the pics to prove it! Get out there!

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FISHING REPORT - 4/5/2018
The weather has been cooler today as the winds have switched back out of the North. We heard of puppy drum, sea mullet and blow toads being caught in Frisco. We also had reports of puppy drum in Avon.

The wind is supposed to shift back out of the SW tonight and the water is continuing to warm up so tomorrow should be a good day. Stop in and see us and get out there, catch 'em up and bring us some photos of your catches.

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FISHING REPORT - Wednesday, April 4th, 2018 
Another beautiful but windy day here at Hatteras Island. There has been a large showing of decent sized Drum in Buxton as well as Blues. Frisco has reports of Mullet, Blow Toads, and Croaker.

We have fresh Tuna Belly ready for sale. Get it while it lasts.

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FISHING REPORT - Monday, April 2nd, 2018
Will and Heidi Byrd from Lenoir, NC with their beautiful catch of a Black Drum! We’ve also had reports of Puppy Drum our at the point as well as some scattered Bluefish and Blow Toads!

Fresh bait, ice, Tackle, new t-shirts and more! Come and get it! We’re open 7 days a week from 6am-5pm!

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FISHING REPORT - Sunday, April 1, 2018
The Easter Bunny has been busy today! He's delivered some beautiful puppy drum to Ronnie Wilson and dogfish to a very happy Jack Karp! Great job guys! Thanks so much for sharing your pics! Happy Easter Everyone!

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