Saturday, June 24, 2017
Friday, June 16, 2017
little uns also
Thursday, June 15, 2017
First Big Drum on a Cork of the Year?
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Going to be a long week
They are poised to win well over $1million if this fish holds up as the first place fish with 5 more days of fishing to go.
What many don't realize, is now that the pressure is off, Capt. Brian and Marty are very motivated to go catch another one bigger than this one! I have always said that Capt. Brian is the hardest working waterman that I know and this is well deserved.
Congratulations to Marty and Brian and crew of the Run Off!
Saturday, June 3, 2017
Friday, June 2, 2017
It's not like a restaurant out there....
Although we did have a blue marlin take a look at one of our teasers and I got some really good sushi off of an oceanic bonito, we never saw another fish or got another bite anywhere in our travels except from the one loan wooden pallet that was "covered up" with dolphin. We landed 16 bailers and gaffers, including my citation 45 pounder before turning it over to a nearby boat and continuing on our fruitless search for billfish.
Meanwhile, the guys on the Bill Collector hooked up to a blue marlin and landed a sailfish, EXACTLY what we were looking for, but they only had a handful of shots at dolphin. Anytime you catch a billfish and hook a blue marlin off the NC coast that's a great day, so both boats had great days, just with the wrong customers. If it were only like a restaurant and you could order up what you want.
Other than a few morning squals, I have seen very few NC offshore days prettier than yesterday
Tuesday, May 30, 2017
From Capt. Ray on the Neuse
Me, I caught a cobia sight casting while in the Turning Basin, just climbed up in the tower and there he was paddling along with all the other boats. Only one I saw. Still a few bites on the bottom with those who have the patience to shag sharks. Bait balls, sharks, nice blues and spanish on the east side. Very pretty over there, but did not see a cobia
Sunday, May 28, 2017
On the Neuse
Saturday, May 27, 2017
After the Blow
Jennings had a really good day on the sound, 30 pups and a 6 pound trout.
Monday, May 22, 2017
Slow go for me and the nearly 300 miles I have zig zagged over the past several days. I have seen very few cobia and even resorted to bait fishing today. I get enough of that in August and September, so as long as it is sunny, I have been wandering around and hoping for the motherload around the corner.
The guys who have concentrated on bait fishing have been getting their pick, but I don't think it has been red hot for anybody. At least there have been a few Spanish around, although they alos have elluded me the last couple of days.
Looks like the clouds are going to keep me in the office for a few days.
Saturday, May 20, 2017
Excellent spanish fishing, fair cobia fishing......
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
These guys started with Greg and finished the last couple of days on the Roanoke. How is the fishing up there? Well, it's not bad, but not red hot, although it does have a lot of potential. Water levels have stabilized and there are still a lot of spawning fish, which can make them pretty finicky for a lot of the day......but when they go to biting, you need to be there, often early and late.
Saturday, May 13, 2017
Friday, May 12, 2017
yes, we have cobia