Monday, April 19, 2021

yes, the stripers have arrived

 pics from Capt. Jennings 




Monday, April 5, 2021

shad, trouts, puppy drum, stripers

 Man this is shaping up to be a great season. 

Spring has sprung and the shad have arrived. 

The trout have survived the winter. 

The pups are plentiful

Stripers are pushing their way upstream. 


I know I have not been posting in a while and have had some wellness checks as a result.  Anna and I are good.   We made a quick trip back to Costa Rica and got on the stage in the Los Suenos Triple Crown's 3rd leg.   Now settled in up in the hills.   Garden is tilled.  Potatoes and onions are in the ground but considering the snow storm last week Anna and I were wondering if we had migrated north too early. 

Last year the humingbirds arrived on April 1.  We are still waiting. 

I have been posting James' reports from the Dragin Fly at www.blog.draginflycostarica.com

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Sunday, March 14, 2021

Roanoke Report

 Capt. Greg reports about a dozen striped bass releases mixed with a BUNCH of shad. 

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Anna the camera hog.

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Good charter fishing

 Yesterday was a good charter day, nice tuna, nice wahoo and 9 sails. 

It was NOT a good tournament day or tournament for us, but we did have a great time.  

Good to know that our fun meter is not directly proportionate to our standings in billfish tournaments.

Meanwhile in NC, the shad are biting.   That's something.    

Friday, February 26, 2021

I think we need to get the ladies to fish for us

 no cameras waiting for us when we get back to the dock. 


Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Los Suenos Ladies

 The ladies had another great day yesterday with the 2nd leg of the Los Suenos Ladies Billfish Series. 

They jumped in front early with Anna's marlin release and stayed in the lead until the last hour, ending up in 2nd place for the day and now 4th for the series. 

hopefully the guys will get some shots this weekend.....

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Pescadoras

 Anna and the ladies had a great last day, solidifying them for 5th place, just a few fish off the podium. 

Great performance with an 88 percent hook up ratio their last day.  wow.  Hope the "boys" have picked up a few tricks for Leg 2 this weekend, meanwhile the girls are at it again in Leg 2 of the Los Suenos Ladies Tournament. 

Friday, February 19, 2021

Ladies with a double digit day

 Good for 6th place in the ladies Pescadora billfish tournament out of Quepos. 

Big hill to climb tomorrow, but every day is different here in Costa Rica.

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

inshore fishing


It was reallly good to be a part of this one yesterday.   

An equally giant roosterfish ate a snapper I had on my line earlier in the day. 

Really amazing day of fishing on the Wing Man.   Handful of nice roosters and a whole bunch of other stuff including 3 different species of snappers. 

Friday, February 12, 2021

trout not gone yet

 Hopefully we will remain below the freeze/ice line. 

So far, so good. 

Greg caught 20 or more with little effort yesterday

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

Meanwhile, to whose day i took today

  I caught a sailfish on the fly yesterday.    Thank you to whoever it was who had this day booked but was afflicted by some variant of the Coronapanic.   Sucks for you.  

 After catching my sailfish on the fly and hooking and losing another one,  I should have quit while I was ahead.  We caught a bunch of bottom fish of all shapes, sizes and colors.    Along the way we filled the livewell with sardines and loaded tinker mackerals in the tuna tubes, carrying them 10 miles offshore to hand feed them to 50 pound tuna.   I hate you missed it. 

Please let me know when you can reschedule, our 2022 calendar is starting to get busy. 

 

From Hugh

 The below is from Hugh.   Hugh just went to Costa Rica and had a great time.   Hugh caught a bunch of sailfish, tunas and more.  Hugh did all the tours and ate in the greatest restaurants.  Hugh experienced no lines and there was no traffic on his trip, not anywhere, not even at the airport.  

"Thank you Anna, Trip home could not have gone any smoother. Any of your clients that have any questions prior to going I’ll be happy to share my experience." 


Saturday, February 6, 2021

Cold yet?

 Just wanted you to remind you that sunshine kills Corona.   All good here in the tropics with things getting back to normal.   Now if the US would just get their head out of the sand and make it easier to get home.  Currently a negative covid test or doctor proof that you have had and recovered within the last 90 days.....but all that can change anytime. 

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What is consistent this year is the fishing.    The current has been shoving bait right up on the bank with double digit sailfish days within 15 miles of the marina.  Yes, there are some marlins swilling around with them and almost daily shots.   

Also up on the bank have been schools of caballas or what we would call jumbo cigar minnows.   As we are trolling for the sails a double sabiki rig is at the ready and deployed when we find a bait ball. 

If you hit it the mark, as the sabiki comes to the surface it looks like a string of Christmas lights.   If you can get them up before a sailfish attacks, these cigar minnows are like candy to the tunas.   Not into tugging on tunas?  Ok, take a few minutes and drop some down on our high speed bottom fishing reels to catch a grill-sized snapper for dinner. 



Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Great fishing continues in Costa Rica

Consistent double digit days
Good tournament fishing, check out the report at www.draginflycostarica.com 
Thankfully some are willing to come and jump through the hoops, which are really not that bad and Anna made easy. 

Friday, January 15, 2021

Roanoke River Striped Bass Season one week only at Weldon

 Upper River open season (above 258 Bridge at Scotland Neck): April 24th – April 30th.

Lower River open season (below 258 Bridge at Scotland Neck): April 10th – April 16th.

 These weeks (Saturday through Friday on the calendar this year) were picked because the harvest in each zone on these dates is the highest we’ve seen on average over the last nine years. The season changes were made because the quota was reduced from 68,750 pounds to 12,800 pounds.