Sunday, August 20, 2017

Melissa's day away from the "office"




Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Excellent mixed bag fishing continues

 7 1/4 pound skinny trout.  Completely spawned out and made her contribution.
12 pound sheepshead.
black drum.
puppy drum.

mixed bag with Jennings

 


Monday, August 14, 2017

8/14/17

"Thanks for checking in. George. We had an absolutely fantastic time. Day two was definitely a little slower than day one, but Jennings worked his tail off trying to put us on the fish.

In total, we caught about 50 fish including a mixed bag of about 18 diff species. And of course we landed that big 47 inch red. Overall, we had a wonderful experience and will definitely be back.

Thanks again to you and Anna for coordinating everything. Here are a few pics for your photo gallery." 





Reed

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Drumming in the rain


Saturday, August 12, 2017

Four Mullet Challenge

"You have four mullet and one hour to catch me a drum, this is your challenge." ---Anna Beckwith 

Two mullet later and 30 minutes to spare.
"I'm not as good as I once was, but I'm as good once as I ever was" 
-----Capt. George

BIG big drum with Capt. Mitch

I would have liked to see that one eat a topwater lure, bet that was pretty cool

Friday, August 11, 2017

Yes

Catchable numbers of big drum have arrived.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Report from the SAT phone

James just called,
day 1 raised 19 blue marlin, caught 3, including Berto's first blue marlin on the fly!
day 2 raised 20 blue marlin, caught 2.
day 3.........

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Marlin on the fly Jake's complete August report with pics

Monday, August 7, 2017

Capt. Wade and white marlin out of VA Beach

Best white marlin bite in the world .   Capt. Wade is taking up The General for September.   If it's not blowing NE a gale,  he does have a few openings.   Serious inquiries only.


Saturday, August 5, 2017

Greg Wins!

Since the demise of the Oriental Rotary Club tarpon tournament, the locals have kept alive an annual friendly competition.  A dozen of the best tarpon fishermen in the state got together for a skate fest.   Plenty of stingrays, we ran out of bait and threw in the towel at 2:30 after about 50 skate releases.   Capt. Greg and several others who made the long run started seeing some fish, landing this beauty at 3:37 for the only fish of the tournament and good enough for the win.
Greg has bragging rights for a year. 

Thursday, August 3, 2017

light tackle action

is very excellent on the Neuse with Capt. Greg today.  Not so much tarpon fishing with me, but I did see a couple.

G

Sunday, July 30, 2017

stripers on the Neuse

 

You can refer to an older newsletter on my striper rant, but as you can see, the Neuse is benefitting from a bumper Albemarle Sound crop of striped bass, catching them in good numbers on mixed bag trips on the lower Neuse.

Capt. Ray Report

This wind switch is just what we needed to turn on the Red Puppy Fish. Chad and I went on a Recon trip. One stop in the white water was all we wanted.



Next Year

The legal hunting season is short.  May, June, July
Demand is increasing.
Dates need to be set now.   Whether you have a group on your own or you would like to add to a hosted group, in order to gurantee availability, we have to pick dates now.

The consistent success of this duck hunt cannot be compared.
Yes, we have doves, our group of four chose to take an afternoon away from the ducks and shot over 1000 doves in less than 3 hours.
Let me know your ideal arrival and departure dates based on the itinerary below.
Day 1 Afternoon departure from USA
Day 2 Morning arrival in Buenos Aires, check into hotel, city tour, dinner and tango show.
Day 3 Morning flight to duck lodge, afternoon duck hunting.
Day 4 Full day, morning and afternoon duck hunting.
Day 5 Full day, morning and afternoon duck hunting.*
           *Afternoon perdiz, dorado or doves availablle, but not required.  No additional charge.
Day 6 Morning dove hunting, afternoon transport to Buenos Aires, depart Argentina
Day 7 Morning arrival in the USA.

Additional days of duck hunting may be added.
Price varies with group size, specific dates and details.

Serious inquiries can e mail info@downeastguideservice.com
or call 252-671-3474

Friday, July 28, 2017

On my way home

This is what 150 ducks in a half day hunt looks like. 

 66 ducks from first light until the sun just cleared the horizon

more pics of Capt. Brian's swordfish



Thanks Capt. Stewart ......

.....for helping Katie get her first (of several) flounder

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Pretty Catch Capt. Brian

Yes, that is a swordfish.  Yes, that is Brian's center console and yes that is fishing out of MHC

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

pics from the last few days......

Golden Dorado-great action on the fly

Wine tasting Malbecs

Tango Show

Two Man Teal Shoot


Two Man Limit of Big Ducks


Nothing Goes to Waste