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November Fishing Report 2017

NOTES FOR DECEMBER HOURS:
Our "WINTER HOURS" are now 6am - 5pm.  

We will be CLOSED both Christmas Eve & Christmas Day.  Hours on New Years Eve will be 6am - Noon! CLOSED on New Years Day!  HAPPY HOLIDAYS! 

FISHING REPORT-11/29/2017
Here in Avon we have Mullet and drum off the pier and Puppy drum off the beach. In Buxton they have mullet, trout and drum. In Frisco they have reports of Mullet and Puppy drum. Down in Hatteras we have reports of Mullet, Blues and Black drum.
If you notice the picture at the bottom of this fishing report you will see that two of our fellow employees's (along with multiple other individuals) have been catching numerous amounts of sea mullet off the pier!!!!

Congratulations to Mickey Glass on his 25" drum which is caught this afternoon in Avon.


FISHING REPORT - 11/28/17 
SEA MULLET.......by the dozens or more!

Avon Pier has been the place to be today with people catching buckets full of Sea Mullet within a short period of time! Salvo and Avon Beaches also had a great deal of Sea Mullet, Blues and Flounder! A few scattered Puppy Drum have also been reported!

We have begun our winter hours a few days early and will now be open 6am - 5pm thru December 23rd!

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FISHING REPORT - 11/25/17
Overall a beautiful day on the island with just a slight chill in the air. Sea Mullet, Black Drum, Puppy Drum and Blowtoads have been reported throughout the island! Friends of Frank & Fran's, Susan Updike & Alan Updike of Williamsburg, Virginia shared their 21 1/2" Black Drum and 26 3/4" Puppy Drum photos with us. Also Angie & Ervin Gaskins of Salvo enjoyed a great day of fishing with Angie's brother John and grandkids! John caught a 22" 6lb 12oz Black Drum, while daughter Amanda, caught a 15" Sea Mullet!

300lbs of Fresh Mullet just arrived this evening along with more Fresh Bunker, Shrimp, etc! Open tomorrow 6am - 7pm! Come and see us while the Black Friday / Small Business Saturday sale continues! Lots of great deals to go under your tree!



FISHING REPORT-11/22/2017
Up in Rodanthe they have reports of mullet and black drum. Here in Avon we have Black drum and Mullet off the pier and blues and rays off the beach. Down in Buxton they have puppy drum, Black drum and a keeper flounder. In Frisco they have reports of blues, Black drum, and Puppy drum. In Hatteras they have Puppy drum and Black drum.

FISHING REPORT - 11/21/17
LOTS of fish being caught today!! Lots of small Blues, Blowtoads, Black Drum, etc. Avon Pier reported the same with the bite being mainly on shrimp most of the day! Others reported shrimp and cut Mullet being the bait of choice! What a beautiful day!

Check out some of today's catches shared to us by Tony & Stephanie Mullins, as well as Braxton Barger from Mt. Ulla, NC. Also two young fisherman who came in the shop this evening to share their catches with us! Great job everyone!

We will be open tomorrow regular hours 6am -7pm, Thanksgiving Day 6am - Noon and Friday 6am - 7pm!

More fresh mullet arriving early tomorrow morning! Stop by and see us!

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FISHING REPORT - 11/20/17
Winds were all over the place today on the island. One minute we had 20mph winds, the next hour it was down to 7mph! Tomorrow looks like a great day with a High of 67 and winds anywhere from 3-10mps SSE! If you haven't been out there yet, tomorrow will be the time!

We've heard and seen a great deal of fish being caught from Ramps 34 and 38 today with a large 9lb 12oz Black Drum being weighed in this evening! Great job Wally!

Also shown is Anna Shell of China Grove, NC with her 16" Black Drum caught off of Shelly Island! Good catch girl! Keep it up!

Fresh Mullet, Shrimp, Bloodworms all here and ready for you tomorrow morning at 6am!

Keep an eye out on our report to find out what our BLACK FRIDAY DEALS are going to be! It's gonna be good!

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FISHING REPORT-11/19/2017
Up in Rodanthe, they have reports of Puppy drum and Blues. Here in Avon they have Small blues and small mullet off the pier and Trout, puppy drum off the pier and off the beach. Down in Buxton they have reports of Drum, Blues and Black drum. In Frisco they have reports of Flounder and Black Drum and finally in Hatteras they have reports of Mullet.
STAY TUNED FOR OUR BLACK FRIDAY SALE STARTING THANKSGIVING DAY!!!

11/19/17 Cute Addyson Marie sporting her Frank & Fran's shirt! Thanks for sharing such a beautiful baby with us!

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FISHING REPORT-11/18/2017
Up in Rodanthe they have reports of Blues and Flounder. Here in Avon we have Blues Mullet and Puppy drum and Flounder off both the beach and pier. Down in Buxton they have reports of Puppy drum and blues. In Frisco they have Speckled trout. And finally in Hatteras they have Puppy Drum.

FISHING REPORT - 11/17/17

Fishing was a mixed bag on the island today with some slow to no catches throughout some parts of the island and reports of some amazing catches from Avon Beaches as well as the Point and Shelly Island. Several citation size Drum were caught in both areas as well as some smaller Puppy Drum, Blues and Speckled Trout.
Avon and Hatteras both also saw Blowtoads today. Hatteras reported some good size Blues starting to show up as well!

Fresh Mullet and Bunker have just arrived for tomorrow! We open at 6am and will be open until 7pm tomorrow evening! Come see us and scope out the goods, before our BIG Black Friday Sale!

Also, we'd like to say thank you to all of our valued customers this week, including the Blues Brothers group that continues to grow each year! We appreciate each and every one of our F&F Friends and wish you safe travels home and on your return visit to us!


FISHING REPORT-11/16/2017
Up in Rodanthe they have reports of Blues, Puppy drum and Black drum. Here in Avon we have Mullet and Black drum off the pier and Puppy drum off the beach. Down in Buxton we have Puppy drum and Mullet. In Frisco we have Puppy drum, Trout and Blues. And finally in Hatteras they have Puppy drum and Blues.

Thanks to Terry Eaton from Germanton, NC for sharing a picture of his 24 inch puppy drum.


FISHING REPORT-11/15/2017
Up in Rodanthe they have reports of Mullet and Puppy Drum and here in Avon we have Black Drum and Mullet off the pier and Puppy drum off the beach. Down in Buxton they have excellent with reports of Mullet and Puppy drum, Blues and Flounder. In Frisco they have Puppy drum and blues and finally in Hatteras they have reports of Puppy Drum and Mullet.​  As the colder weather approaches and the chill of autumns arms embrace the island, it is important that we keep in mind that with colder weather  comes the opportunity to catch bigger fish.  Through autumns advancing we have to strive to press on and have the good ol' times that only the lifestyle of fishing can bring!

Thanks to Mark Bullard for sharing a picture of his black drum catch. Way to go Mark!

FISHING REPORT - 11/13/17

Another chilly, windy and slightly rainy day on the sandbar! We're happy to share another photographic fishing report this evening with shares from Mark Bullard of Kernsville, NC with his 24" Puppy Drum and Jeff Honeycutt from Salisbury, NC with his 25" Puppy Drum!

Avon Pier reported lots of Skates and Rays along with a few small Bluefish and Puppy Drum being caught. Flounder, Sharks and Puppy Drum reported in Buxton with only Puppy Drum being reported in Frisco.

Hoping for a sunnier, drier, calmer day for tomorrow! We'll be open 6am - 7pm tomorrow!

Don't forget we'll be closing at noon Thanksgiving Day to enjoy time with our families! Thanks for your understanding!

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FISHING REPORT-11/12/2017
Up in Rodanthe they have reports of Blues, Puppy drum, and flounder. With Salvo being closed for the season we have Mullet and Blues here in Avon. Two mullet being citations. Down in Buxton they have reports of Mullet and Blues. In Frisco they have blues and puppy drum. And finally in Hatteras they have Puppy drum.

FISHING REPORT 11/11/17

BURRRRR.....Cold, blustery day here on the island with the strong winds again today, we are yet again seeing people needing 10-12oz to hold bottom! Lots of folks headed out to the point and the south beaches (which are Frisco Ramps and further south) and caught Puppy Drum, Sea Mullet and small Bluefish.
The PBR Tournament is still going on at the Avon Pier and we're hearing that there has been a decent Puppy Drum Bite over there as well!

We open at 6am tomorrow and look forward to seeing you!

FISHING REPORT - 11/10/17
Lots of wind and rough seas today leading to very little catching going on out there! Rodanthe Pier reports a slow day with a few Puppy Drum and Bluefish being caught this morning, but very little being pulled in this afternoon/evening. Avon Pier is currently open 24 Hours today and tomorrow for the PBR Tournament and is reporting catches of Sea Mullet, Bluefish and Speckled Trout.  With the winds of today, most surf fisherman headed to the south beaches where they caught Puppy Drum, Bluefish, Black Drum and Sea Mullet!
We will open at 6am tomorrow with more fresh mullet coming in! Come by and see us! 

FISHING REPORT-11/09/2017
With a slow report from Rodanthe and Salvo we have reports of Mullet and puppy drum here in Avon. Down in Buxton they have Puppy drum. In Frisco they have mullet and finally Puppy drum in Hatteras.

FISHING REPORT-11/08/2017
Up in Rodanthe they have reports of Blues. With no report from Salvo we have reports of big drum here in Avon. Down in Buxton they have reports of Puppy drum and mullet and pompano.

FISHING REPORT - 11/5/17

How about a photographic fishing report for today! Check out the great photos below from some of our favorite customers!

PopPop showing granddaughter Jaylee Leazer (Orange Shirt / Red Hat) how to fish at the young age of 4 1/2 on her Frank and Fran's rod!

Kelly Ritch in her favorite lucky Frank & Fran's Shirt!

And last but certainly not least is Logan Futch, a Junior Angler, with his impressive 23" and 4lb 7oz Puppy Drum!

Thanks to everyone for sharing, photos are what makes our fishing report awesome!

If you have a catch and would like to share, please email us at frankandfransavon@gmail.com ! Make sure to give us your name and any other info and we'd love to include you on our reports!

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FISHING REPORT - 11/4/17
​Not a lot of reports coming in today! The few we did hear about were Puppy Drum, one large Drum, several Sea Mullet, Blow Toads and some small Bluefish!

The wind should slow down considerably tomorrow and be a much better day for fishing!

We will have fresh bait, ice, T-shirts and more! Hours are 6am - 7pm! See you soon!

FISHING REPORT - 11/3/17
November 3rd!!! You would have never thought that if you were here on the island today! 72+ degrees, sunny, slight breeze and absolutely beautiful!
The CHAC Fishing Tournament officially ended today with lots of great fish being caught which included Red Drum, Black Drum, Sea Mullet, Pompano, Blues, etc! Remember when casting, the fish aren't always a mile out from you, they like to be just within the first and second slews! Cast out, but pull back in and make sure you cover all areas of the water!

We open at 6am tomorrow with more fresh mullet, shrimp, bloodworms, etc. Plus, don't forget to pick up your Frank & Fran's shirt before you head home! 


​FISHING REPORT - 11/1/17

What a beautiful day! Lots of fish being caught up and down the island today! Hopefully this wont mean that the FISH SWITCH is switched to the OFF position for the CHAC Tournament that begins tomorrow morning! Good Luck to all the anglers and teams here to fish!
As for the fishing report, Puppy Drum and Sea Mullet continue to be the most prevalent catches throughout the island. Small Blues and even some slightly larger Blues were also caught in Salvo, Buxton and in Hatteras! Flounder were also caught in Buxton along with Black Drum! We had the pleasure of weighing in a 5lb Black Drum last night and a 2.25lb Sea Mullet this morning!

We will open at 6am tomorrow with more Fresh Mullet, Bunker, Ice, all the tackle you need and more!