Wednesday, April 26, 2017

What the water is doing now?

stepping up the water

Yes, they have stepped up the water in the Roanoke at Weldon with water levels increasing dramatically over the past few days and forecast for the next couple of days.   How has this affected the fishing?   Capt. Greg says that they are catching 40-50 fish/half day trip despite the increasing water levels the last two days and the average size of the fish is getting larger.  

Actually, the increasing flow is not necessarily a bad thing, cuing fish downstream to make the charge all the way up the river.  When they get to Weldon, it's just a few more miles to the dam and there are fish stacked up almost all the way there.   Although the fly fishing is more difficult, some of our best days have been under these high water conditions.

As long as we are having 40-50 fish half days, fishing is going to continue as scheduled.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Rain Delay

Although rain is not a reason to cancel a trip, that is all up to the captain's call, but some captains have called this rain a little too much, so are giving the stripers a break for a day or so.

Attached are pics and comments from one Greg's recent trips.

"George,
My 81 year old dad, my neighbor's son Tate Jones (had never been fishing on a boat), and I fished w Greg  on Friday afternoon and had a relaxing good time......We caught rock fairly steady the entire time and were able to get 6 keepers for my belly muscle at a later time.
 Most importantly my Dad and Tate had a good time catching fish on a beautiful river surrounded by woods.  My kind of nature therapy.   I enjoyed spending time w Greg as he's relaxed but put us on fish.  I've attached a few pictures of my Dad and Tate enjoying themselves.

As I told Greg........all I had to do was show up w something to drink & snack.  No worries, no pressure, no fish prep, no boat cleaning, no boat bill or insurance,
Nutting.  That's the way to go.


Thank you for an enjoyable afternoon.
Lynn. S."



Saturday, April 22, 2017

Greg V. stripa report from the riva

 

"George we had and epic day on the river with Capt Greg and Jennings. My son and his buddy had a bet to see who could catch the most and by 10:30 am it was 49-47. We ended up catch over XXX (triple digits)  for the day with 3 little boys and two dads." ----JH

Monday, April 17, 2017

Best in years

100 fish by 10:30 am

Friday, April 14, 2017

yes, they are biting. Water levels look perfect

 


Thursday, April 13, 2017

Good jig bite


Just got off the phone with Greg

Yes, Anna and I are still in Costa Rica and yes, we have phones here.   In fact, you can call me direct anytime at 252-377-1400.   If I am snook fishing and don't pick up, it'll ring through to NC and Melissa will call you back from there.

Anyway, it's 8:05 and Greg has already caught 20 stripers on the Roanoke this morning.  sounds like it has really fired off since that water has risen.

Greg, Jennings, Justin and other Down East Guides are on the Roanoke and available to take you fishing.   Ring us up here or send us an email, that works here in Costa Rica also.   info@downeastguideservice.com






Weldon Report that you have been waiting for.

"First day striper fishing this year. Looking pretty good so far, 37 only had 5 keepers but a very fun first day!"  ----Capt. Greg

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Spring has Sprung on the Roanoke

Green on the trees and water in the river.....and people walking little dogs.  There are also stome stripers being caught in those waters. 
Pic from Capt. Greg

Friday, April 7, 2017

Stripers from the Neuse

Yes, they do exist.   Getting ready to get REALLY good on the Roanoke

Capt. Chris' new ride.

The fish now have no place to hide. 




Saturday, March 25, 2017

Dead Last Don't Taste Good Either

But I will go with Capt. James anywhere he takes us.   We probably would have caught more fish if we weren't trying to win, but for two and a half days we were on the hunt for the winning bite that BC Angel found this afternoon.   Congrats to the Sea Angel on their victory.  For us, regrouping and strategizing for next year.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Skunk tastes bad

Looking for the hero bite and ended up with the zero bite.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

very long day

Wow.  We saw 6 fish, one was a blue marlin that didn't eat.  one was a sail that didn't eat and our team caught only 1 of 4 sailfish bites.  To be honest, after today, I'm glad to at least be on the board without a zero.  Hopefully hero tomorrow with the lead within reach of every boat in the tournament.


It ain't blue marlin or tarpon but......

......sometimes you just have to match the tackle with what you are catching.  Epic shad bite at Weldon right now, stripers won't be long now, just a couple of weeks away.   Enjoy the pics and report from Capt. Mitch. 
 


Hey George, customers said they caught their biggest shad ever and the most shad they've ever caught on a trip.  It was indeed a barnburner!  Got them on fly singles doubles doubles on fly double doubles.
If anglers are attempting to fish Weldon under current conditions I can't stress how careful they need to be.  Hire a guide it will save you time and money.-----Capt. Mitch

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Nicole's big black marlin

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She finished out her grand slam yesterday on the Dragin Fly with a nice blue marlin and sailfish

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Capt. Mitchell Blake Report


Fishing report,
Plenty of nice Stripers in the low ground of the Roanoke.  Also Shad fishing remains the best I've seen and I use the Shad word plural.  White and  Hickory.  

Stripers are starting to get more consistent

Monday, March 13, 2017

offshore, onshore, nearshore





snook fishing from the beach

 


Thursday, March 9, 2017

More pics from today with Capt. Chris Kimrey




Want a giant red drum. This was today

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