Tuesday, April 24, 2018

nice 'un doug

cranking and casting

Sunday, April 22, 2018

blue marlin good by

I had a chance to get out for one last day, bringing home some nice tuna loins and I got to catch one more blue marlin before heading to NC and prepping for cobia season. 

We have a few openings in May and early June for some serious blue marlin fishing at the seamounts.   Ring me up about these last openings and the details.   There is nowhere on the planet that multiple marlin shots are often the norm with daily double digits common.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

yes, we are gettting them

triple digit days are upon us

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Last tournament of the year


Above is the link to live scoring.

51 teams from around the world competing in the Super Bowl of Sportsfishing.

Each day they fish on a different boat.   Dragin Fly has had the prestigeous honor of being the top boat a couple of times and it looks like they are in the running again. 

This is typically the last tournament of the year.   A good performance by the Dragin Fly in this tournament reminds me that one common factor for success is that I am not on the boat!

Monday, April 16, 2018

Capt. Ashley in the backyard

No you don't have to go to the Roanoke for a decent day of fishing.   Not triple digits, but a good day on the water and just as many keepers.

Sunday, April 15, 2018


Between the four guides we are primarily booking on the Roanoke, at least one of them is open:  
April 16 am, pm or full                        May 1 am, pm or full
April 17 am, pm or full                        May 2  pm only
April 18 am, pm or full                        May 3 am, pm or full
April 20 am, pm or full                        May 4 am only
April 22 am, pm or full                        May 6 am only
April 23 am, pm or full                        May 7 am, pm or full
April 24 am or pm                                May 8 pm only
April 25 am , pm or full                       May 10 am, pm or full
April 26 am, pm or full                        May 11 pm only
April 27 pm only                                  May 12 am, pm or full
April 28  am only
April 29 pm only

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Yes, they are biting

 Greg and Jennings are in position.   Bait is available and the fishing has already fired off.   Call Melissa at 252-671-3474 or send me an e mail, we have their calendar as well as some other Down East Guides ready to get you in on the action!

lots of these

excellent start to the season

Greg's first striper trip of the year was way into double digits.   A full day on the water and they probably would have caught over a hundred stripers, some up to 5 or 6 pounds.   Pretty good fishing for April 12. 

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

come and get 'em

Quick limit on the Roanoke

Capt. Greg reports well into double digits and an easy limit within an hour of leaving the boat ramp. 
Shaping up to be an excellent year.  Not many openings left now, call asap to get out there. 

Argentina dove special

Roanoke heating up.

Greg is heading that direction and we have a few openings over the upcoming weeks, which should be the best of it.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Roanoke Report

Excellent fishing for hickory shad and a few of the larger white shad and stripers mixed in.  Won't be long before things bust lose.   Few half day openings over the next several weeks. 

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Spring is Springing

Spring is sptringng at home in NC  and the blue marlin are still springing in Costa Rica.   I will be in NC next week for a quick visit to pick up some things for the Dragin Fly which is still going strong with good offshore fishing and a wave of big blue marlin passing through.   Up the rivers of eastern NC there are also a lot of fish passing through with excellent shad fishing and stripers right on their heels.  We have very few openings left for the Roanoke River this season. 


Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Good fishing continues

The sailfish bite still remains a little slack but is showing signs of improvement.  Ahead of the sails we are also getting another wave of marlin with daily shots at blues and a few striped marlin in the mix.   Tuna fishing continues to be excellent with daily dorado.   All in all, the boys are scrapping up some good trips. 

Up in NC the shad fishing is really, really good with excellent reports of stripers on the Neuse and lower Roanoke.   Should be a great spring.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

slack in the reports

I know, I know, you guys think that i'm down here in the sunshine just messing around, running from crocs and playing with snook.   I did play with the snook yesterday with the pink panga, but no love.   We have been extremely busy this season with several groups coming and going each day.  Offshore fishing has been decent, but not red hot, catching 4-8 sails and a dorado or two each day.   About every other day we release a blue marlin but the daily multiple marlin shots we were getting in January have faded. 

The tournament last week sucked for us, but we have one more chance at success witht the last leg of the Triple Crown next week. 

We just helped out with the deployment of another FAD and repaired a handful of others, so we are geared up and ready for the seamount season that starts in a few weeks.   We are now taking reservations for 2019 in Costa Rica.

Fishing in NC is really good, if you like fishing for bait, shad that is.   Good fishing and fast action which ain't bad if you have had the cases of cabin fever or the flu that I understand has been rampant. 
We are very busy booking for the Down East Guides for the NC Roanoke River, Cobia and giant red drum season.   Many of our guides are already 90% booked, so call or e mail us asap to get on the calendar this year.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

pics from the tropics

sailfish bite continues to be mixed, one day is in the double digits, the next you are scrapping out two or three to make the day.  The marlin bite continues to be very consistent with a couple of shots each day.   The last three days we've been chasing tunas and sent a bunch of it back home.   At least an 80 pounder each day with a couple into the triple digits.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

swordfish trip

No swords, but it really was nice spending the night under the starts.    Put the tunas to bed and woke up with them in the morning.  Great learning experience with Capt. Johnny LaGrone and my friend Marc for letting me ride along.   Pics from the trip:

 Tunas on the kites: