Monday, August 13, 2018

pics from the weekend










Sunday, August 12, 2018

and this almost landed on some drum fishermen yesterday

Be careful out there

Saturday, August 11, 2018

nice to land on them

My first big drum trip this afternoon and it was nice to land on them, hooking 5 at one time within 15 minutes of setting up.   Glad we got 'em when we did as the storms ran us in early

Monday, August 6, 2018

tarpon fishermen

are a rare breed.   If you are hard headed enough to try for one, this week would be a very good time.   There is a good charge of fish that have showed up in the river and have been consistent in their location.   It's a lot easier to target them if you at least know where to start looking and we have that tuned in. 

Sunday, August 5, 2018

seamounts and day trips

Raised over 40 blue marlin in 3 days, 20 bites and released 15 blue marlin on IGFA 20# fly tackle.

next day on a day trip, Dragin Fly caught a blue, 3 sails, 5 dorado and 5 tuna.   good fishing both directions continues.

tarpon report

Last week the Pamlico/Pungo River locals had their shootout, the Neuse River boys had ours this weekend.   Last week they did catch a fish and hooked a half dozen or so, we did not fair as well in our tourney, but everyone saw fish and a good time was had by all.   Congrats to Capt. Greg Voliva who did get a bite, but coming up on 4:30 without the release and all lines having to be out of the water by the deadline, the line parted so his fish did not count.   With no winning fish, our group's tournament entries and are contributing to a local charity.

It was encouraging to see a few fish,  we had boats scattereed from the Belhaven to Oriental and everyone saw a few tarpon.


Check out what Tom Cat saw on his new fancy depth finder.  Can't get the video to work here, but pretty cool,   yes that is a tarpon on his side scan going for a bait.  Send me an e mail and I'll send you the video.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

fishing is good, weather has sucked

When it has been raining, it has been pouring, a lot of times with electricity which will keep us off the water or held up under a bridge.   Between waves of rain the fishing has been good with the big drum on the corks and bait, along with a good light tackle mixed bag.    We do have openings over the next couple of weeks between showers.  After that, it's going to be hard to get on the calendar.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

blue marlin on 20# fly

That's what one looks like.   Jake's complete report with more pics is at  www.draginflycostarica.com   click on the cusotmer comments

No tarpon bites, but did get some red

Couple of big drum yesterday afternoon while in search of tarpon.

Friday, July 27, 2018

silver and blues

I'm going to look for silver today. 
James and Dragin Fly just got back from chasing blues.   They raised 28 blue marlin in 3 days, teased 15 of them up for a bite on the fly and landed 5 blue marlin and 1 sailfish on 20# fly tackle. 

Thursday, July 26, 2018

yes, the meatheads are getting some also



Sunday, July 22, 2018

Capt. Wade

and his crew on The General won the Band the Billfish Tournaament.   Pretty work.   He can catch drum also.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

despite the NE blow

Really good king fishing at the beach.   Thanks Capt. Stewart for the pics.

pups, yearlings and big 'uns

beating the banks has been improving and the corkers are still getting theirs.
 Thanks Capt. Jennings for a good day on the water. 

Friday, July 20, 2018

two days at the seamounts on the Dragin Fly

47 blue Marlin 36 bites catch 22 blues 3 sailfish and 8 really nice mahi mahi 

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

blue marlin fly fishing pics from the last trip

Thanks Dr. Lee for the pics: 


  






Saturday, July 14, 2018

big drum have arrived

Did i tell you that already?  Probably not, been nice having the river to ourselves for a couple of weeks.   Starting to get busy out there now.

Hey, check this out from this morning's hunt in Argentina.

I'll be helping get the river crowded next week, but for now, I am very much enjoying the cooler temps, great steaks, wine and unbelievable wing shooting.
Not a bad morning duck hunt, this afternoon one shooter had 504 doves in 3 hours. 


Wednesday, July 11, 2018

beating the banks picking up

That nor'easter has picked up the bite on the shoreline.