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May 2017 Fishing Report

FISHING REPORT - 5/30/17

The day started out cloud covered and rainy but transitioned into a beautiful day around noonish! Luckily the weather didn't keep the fish or the fisherman at bay! As we've seen in the past couple of days, Sea Mullet and Bluefish are abundant throughout the island. Avon Pier reported catches of Sea Mullet, Spanish, large Cobia and even Jack Crevalle! Avon beach saw Sea Mullet and lots of small Sharks. Buxton reported Cobia and Sea Mullet! There's also been some great Drum catches at the Point in the late evenings! Further down in Frisco and Hatteras, there's still reports of big Cobia, Bluefish, Pompano and of course Sea Mullet!

More Fresh Sea Mullet coming in tomorrow, Fresh Tuna Belly, Shrimp, Bloodworms, etc all available!

Don't forget to get your "Ginger Shirt" in a variety of colors, short and long sleeve available!

Vaya Con Dios!

FISHING REPORT - 5/29/17
We'd like to finish our day by saying THANK YOU to ALL the men and women who have served our country, not only in the military but as police or fire fighters! THANK YOU FOR KEEPING US FREE & SAFE!

Now onto fishing! What a beautiful day we had on the island today! Lots of Sea Mullet, Bluefish, Spanish seen up and down the entire island! Cobia and Puppy Drum are being caught out at the point, especially in the evening hours! Keeper size Flounder are also being caught today!

Fresh Mullet, Shrimp, Tuna Belly all available for you to choose from! See you tomorrow! 

FISHING REPORT 5/28/2017

The past few days have been rather slow, however, today it has picked up a lot. With reports from Rodanthe of Blues, Cobia, Spanish and Sea Mullet. Salvo has the usual report of Sea Mullet. In our beautiful village of Avon we have reports of Blues, Sea Mullet and some Spanish. Buxton has the pleasure of hosting some Puppy Drum, Small Blues, and Sea Mullet. The usual reports of Sea Mullet and Blues from Frisco. And last but not least Blue fish in Hatteras.

Tomorrow is Memorial Day!!!!!!
Huge shoutout to our amazing troops for all you’ve done!!!!!!!! Make sure to come into Frank And Fran’s for a 10% discount.

As citizens, this 10% discount cannot possibly be enough to THANK YOU for all you’ve done for our country and continue to do for country. So, have a cigar, hit the beach and vibe out! Thanks so much from Frank & Fran's The Fisherman's Friend!

We ARE open tomorrow from 6am-9pm!

FISHING REPORT - 5/25/2017
Fishing has been slow on this windy day. We did hear of sea mullet being caught in Buxton along with a keeper size flounder. There were a few spanish mackerel reported at the Point last night on metal. The holiday weekend is shaping up to be great. We will have fresh tuna belly late tomorrow morning. Stop by and see us and get out there and do some fishing.

​FISHING REPORT 5/22/2017

Been pretty slow the past couple of days, but still hearing some things being caught. Lots of sea mullet up and down the island, and also some cobia off the boats!! Come and get everything you need!

FISHING REPORT - 5/21/17

Seems like a slow day on the island, apparently the fish are even on island time and hanging out just outside of the reach of the bait! There were some good catches of Sea Mullet at Ramp 32 and a few Pompano in Avon. Buxton and Frisco both reported a few Sea Mullet, Pompano and a few Bluefish. Hatteras reported several Spanish out of the Inlet caught on metal and reported 70+ inch Cobia off the boats for the day!
Fresh Shrimp, Tuna Belly, Bloodworms all here and ready for you! Or if you're looking for a great rod at great price, we have HUGE SAVINGS right now on all TICA SAMIRA's! Come in and check them out! 

FISHING REPORT - 5/20/17

Today was the day for Bluefish, mostly smaller Blues, but still they were caught throughout the entire island! Spanish were being caught in great numbers at the Avon Pier as well as Sea Mullet on the pier and on the beaches in Avon, Buxton and Hatteras! Sprinklings of Pompano and undersized Flounder have also been reported!  Water temps have reached 70 degrees at the Avon Pier!

​Kayakers are reporting Spot as well as a few Puppy Drum from the Sound Side!!

We open tomorrow at 6am and will be here till 7pm! Come and see us! 

FISHING REPORT - 5/19/17

Another good day for Sea Mullet throughout the beaches of Hatteras Island! Unfortunately it was somewhat of a slow catching day, however, we did hear of some undersized Flounder, Blowtoads, Pompano and Gray Trout sprinkled here and there!

There was a 78lb Cobia weighed in down at Pelican's Roost in Hatteras caught off the boats!

Teach's Lair is hosting the Offshore Challenge this weekend, so the docks will be busy!

Fresh Mullet and Tuna Belly available! We open at 6am tomorrow! See you then!

Oh and if you've been waiting for our NEW T-SHIRT Design that's going to fly outta here......They arrived today!  Available in long sleeve, short sleeve, with pocket and without and in a great variety of colors!


​FISHING REPORT 5/17/2017

Beautiful weather today and lots of catching going on. There have been good catches of sea mullet in Rodanthe, Avon and Buxton. Some of our customers were lucky enough to be at the Point last night during a blue fish run.

We also had a customer come in and rent clam rakes and headed out to the sound and brought in fifteen clams.

Fresh mullet arrived this morning and it is iced down and ready and waiting for you.

FISHING REPORT - 5/15/17
Another great day for Sea Mullet, small Bluefish and small Flounder from Rodanthe to Hatteras! 

Salvo Pier reported catching Croaker as well as some Gray Trout. Boats out of Hatteras are bringing in yearling Drum and Cobia up to 90lbs!

SW and SSW winds coming this evening thru the next day or so! Great time to get out there!

Fresh Bait coming in tonight! See you soon!

WE NOW HAVE PROPANE TANKS FOR EXCHANGE AND FOR PURCHASE!  

FISHING REPORT - 5/14/17
West wind was pretty strong out there today and seemingly made the current rough as well! Lots of reports of needing 6oz or more just to hold bottom!

​Catching for today included Sea Mullet, Bluefish and undersized Flounder up and down the island. Rodanthe Pier reported catching a few Gray Trout as well. Frisco saw some Puppy Drum while Hatteras only reported a few Big Bluefish as well as the undersized Flounder!

Our very own Heather and Tim caught 8 beautiful Red Drum out of the Hatteras Inlet today!

Taylor Crowder from Burnsville, NC shared with us his photos of a Big Bluefish and Puppy Drum he caught! (gray shirt, black shorts)

And last but certainly not least, Bob Okain from Albany, OR shared his photo of his 26 3/4" Drum! (green shirt & jeans)

Thanks for sharing guys!

Fresh Tuna Belly, Mullet, Shrimp, etc! See you tomorrow!

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FISHING REPORT - 5/13/17
Sea Mullet!!!!! That's the vast majority of what's being caught today! We were lucky enough to weigh in a 2lber!! Also a few Croaker, small Bluefish and Flounder!
​Boats reporting BIG Cobia, Bluefish and Spanish!
​We open at 6am tomorrow, stay out of the doghouse and make sure Mom wakes up to a great Mothers Day Gift! We have you covered with great ladies rods, reels or an awesome selection of jewelry, Tervis, home decor, etc!

Fresh Bait as always!

PM FISHING REPORT - 5/12/17

Crappy weather yet again, but Sea Mullet, Puppy Drum, Blow Toads, undersized Flounder all out there up and down the beach!

Some great catches out and the sound as well! Captain Red Beard and his friend Captain Stink Bait sent us some great pics today too!

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AM FISHING REPORT - 5/12/2017 
The northern beaches continued to see sea mullet and blow toads. In Avon sea mullet were being caught and a customer brought in a nice one at one pound fourteen ounces.

David Peeler also shared his picture of his great catch on the Miss Hatteras head boat. They caught triggerfish, grouper and snapper.

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FISHING REPORT - 5/10/2017
Northern beaches were catching blow toads, sea mullet and bluefish today. In Avon we were hearing of sea trout in the sound and good catches of sea mullet on the beach and at the pier. In Buxton, there were catches of spanish and sea mullet. Hatteras saw catches of sea mullet, drum and cobia.
We have fresh mullet so come and in grab some and enjoy this beautiful weather!

ADDITION TO FISHING REPORT - 5/9/17

Wanted to share some great pictures from our Kayak friends and give you an idea of what they've been catching in the sound! Don't forget there's fish out there too! Frank and Fran's also has a new Kayak Korner with product to help you Kayaker's get out there to them!

Thanks for sharing guys!!

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FISHING REPORT - 5/9/17
Finally the wind had calmed down and we're getting some great "Catching Stories"!

Up and down the island we're hearing Sea Mullet, Blues, and some small Flounder! Also hearing of some Spot and Croaker out of the northern beaches! Puppy Drum and Sheepshead are added to the mix in Buxton and Frisco! Avon Pier reported getting into a large amount of Spanish last evening and we're really hoping we continue to hear that! We'll keep you posted!

As for some boat reports out of Hatteras, they're pulling in some HUGE Cobia, lots of Spanish and of course Red Drum! Looking to book a charter? We can give you they inside scoop!

400lbs of FRESH Mullet came in this afternoon.....see you tomorrow!


FISHING REPORT - 5/6/17
​​Still lots of wind out there today which has churned the ocean up! Lots of grassy, muddy water in the area. With that being said, we've still had some catching going on. Mostly Sea Mullet, smaller Bluefish and a few Puppy Drum. Avon Pier reported catching 3 Hammerheads as well as a few under-sized Flounder!  Here's to hoping the wind calms down!

Come see us for your Fresh Bait, Fishing License, ORV Permits, Chairs, Sunglasses, T-shirts and MORE!!! 

FISHING REPORT -5/4/17
​There were catches of bluefish and drum at the point today. In Avon, the sea mullet were biting. Lots of sharks at the Avon Pier. The weather is looking pretty nasty for tomorrow so stay inside and celebrate Cinco de Mayo. If you do get out, stop by and bring us a margarita!

Congratulations to the Outcasters who are fishing the Ocracoke Surf Fishing Invitational. Ginger and Stephanie are on the team. At this point their are in the lead for the lady angler teams and tied for third overall. Good luck tomorrow ladies. Hopefully you will catch some fish in between the rain and wind gusts!

FISHING REPORT - 5/1/17
Conditions today have been less than favorable on the island.  The wind has kept people off the beaches and piers for the most part and for those that did fish, the were simply fishing, not catching.  :-(  
There were a few small Sea Mullet, Blues and Flounder count as well as the normal Sharks and Skates!  Here's to hoping this wind calms down and the Catching picks back up!