Too much too soon!
HEADS UP !
It is about these guys! According to local news (OBX Voice) more than 230 juvenile (small) turtles have come ashore in recent days due to a drastic drop in temperatures. They are currently housed in Manteo at the NC aquarium star center. The aquarium is HOPING for towels and plastic(towels keep them off the floor and warm) tubs to be donated as they got overwhelmed. I know it is after Christmas but the turtles got a great start this year and last and to have a drastic setback now affects you in years to come. You can also call the mammal stranding center should you find turtles today on the beach. See what they need still or check local news outlets.
IF YOU FIND A TURTLE
North of Oregon Inlet: 252 441 8622
Hatteras & Ocracoke: 252 995 2517 for strandings
COLD! breeze up should hopefully shove some fish down from the upper territories where they ran to hide (this is backside not ocean side) as most boats had traveled up “stream” to keep a rockfish. Don’t get confused on the Oregon Inlet site as they are running a year in review sometimes of past fishing pics. I saw nice croakers on there yesterday and folks in flip flops…ah those were the days.
Temps are starting to warm this week. Good luck to the little boaters as we are tied on cleaning out the gear!
books are open for summer. If you are interested in booking extensive trips,more than three days in length; then please go to the online form through Oregon Inlet and read all refund policies carefully. Prices there apply as well as conditions for refunds.