Thursday, November 26, 2020

Hiding out up in the hills

 It's been a long time since I've posted, primarily because I have been up in the woods of Virginia.  Deer tags are almost full and so is the freezer.       I'm coming back Down East to hop on a plane and finally get back to Costa Rica and the Dragin Fly for a couple of weeks but will be back for the last day of deer season.

It's not hard to see what the fishing has been like on the coast this fall.   Simply EPIC 

The best albie fishing in more than a decade and the trout fishing is off the hook. 

this picture tells a lot of stories of my time up here


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Thursday, October 15, 2020

best albie year in a long time

 Good weather. Good fishing and lots of bait balls. 

I think that I'll miss it this year, back in the hills waiting for the election to be settled and get to Costa Rica. 

Hopefully some reports coming in from there and our first upcoming charter for the season on Nov. 7. 

Sunday, October 4, 2020

yup, for the most part they've gone

 still good light tackle action. 

On other notes, Costa Rica is opening to all US tourists from all 50 states on Nov. 1. 


Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Going to give these slots a ride to Brant Island


 This was the pic and report that I got from Justin after catching the pups and off to search for the mass of big drum which literally disappeared through a moon lit night.   He did not find them 

Yes, there are still some around, kind of like a reverse coronacurve, but the peak has passed.   Hopefully the Coronapanic will also disapear as abruptly as the drum, my prediction is a dramatic decrease on Nov. 3. 

Go vote.   Early voting starts in NC on Oct. 15-31.  

Sunday, September 27, 2020

full moon coming

 and just like that, Houdini 

Thursday, September 24, 2020

yes they do bite in the wind



 

Epic bite continues

 but may dramatically fall off on our side of the sound on the next full moon. 

Will still be some big uns around and the light tackle action is incredible and should remain so through the rest of this screwed up year. 

Guide Day Off

 When the customers say it's just too rough......the guides go fishing

 













Sunday, September 20, 2020

this past week with Justin

 Yes, it was rough. 

Yes, it was epic. 

Yes, you missed it. 










Excellent fishing continues despite the blow.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Epic

 Double digit half days with the big 'uns.

Too many wimps in this world worried about getting sick and getting wet. 


Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Fishing with my buddy Ben









 

Fishing with Justin

 George

 Wanted to circle back around to you on our trip with Justin last weekend.

 Man what a Great time we all had!  Justin is a first class guy and I’m glad you set me up with him.  I’ll plan to use him again when he’s available.  I had a great time and was able to finally land my first Big Red. -----Chris 

Double Digits

Very consistent double digit half days 

getting them

 





"Thanks for the great experience. Blake made it happen for sure!!!!  Anna, good job in providing the details and coordinating the trip.  …." -----Chris


Sunday, September 13, 2020

Drum Wagon openings

 Had a rash of cancellations during these crazy times. 

Capt. Justin has some openings Sept. 19, 20 and 21. 

Other guides with scattered openings through peak drum season:  Sept. 25, 27, 28, 29, 30  and Oct. 3, 4, 5, 7 and 11. 


Friday, September 11, 2020

I wonder if the corkers hate bait fishing as much as I hate corking

 #Meathead Justin Haddock


Proud of Justin doing what he had to do to catch 'em.......got to the corks under corking conditions. 

Thanks for fishing with us Steve

 Hey George this is Steve 

this is list for Citations and a  few pics 

thanks for great trip









one more from yesterday


 www.johnsmolko.com

Cool shots. Thanks John Smolko for riding along and sharing your talents

www.johnsmolko.com










 

Slick Cam

 The corkers are going to love it today. 

Meatheads will struggle until the light gets a little low, but this picture sums up our last few days. 



Thursday, September 10, 2020

yes it has been wet out there


 Better bring your rain gear this time of year.  Rain and inclimate weather are not reasons for cancellation.