Things have been a little slow over the last week, but sea temps are rising. So, the better fishing is close. A large Cobia was caught from Avon Pier recently, indicating that they are on their way north. The inshore fishing has probably been the most consistent bite for those venturing south to Nags Head and Hatteras. Good numbers of Puppy Drum, Speckled Trout, and Sea Mullet are being reported.
The piers as well as the surf anglers along the beaches are reporting plenty of Sea Mullet and a few Speckled Trout. Some decent-sized Black Drum are still being caught along the beaches also.
The offshore charters haven't been numerous, but the few that have been out are finding Yellowfin and Blackfin Tuna, Mahi, and some large Wahoo.
The surf and boat anglers along the seaside of the Eastern Shore, are scoring with Red and Black Drum. Fresh sea clams are good for both, and crab is usually preferred by the Reds. Fresh cut bait, such as Mullet, is good for both also.
This past week has been slow for Flounder reports. May is when we typically see the Croaker bite materialize, but that bite is slow as well.