Monday, August 31, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
The storm and this upcoming nor'easter are beginning to fire things off with good puppy drum and yearling fishing along the shoreline. We are encountering the big drum anywhere and anytime, but we haven't yet had those "epic" days of double digit catches.....although Capt. Extreme Brian did have a double digit day of the big ones today, just barely.
Tarpon yesterday afternoon along with the big drum for me. Plenty of pups and a big drum before the storms ran us in this afternoon.
More pics as service comes available.
In Costa Rica, 6 for 12 on the sails today, I guess the guys are a little rusty. They did get a few dolphin for dinner. Credit to Eric B. Burnley
Fresh bait, credit to Eric B. Burnley
Thursday, August 27, 2009
The approaching storm.....
Sunday, August 23, 2009
just what we need....
Beating the banks has been pretty good with the flounder, pups and yearlings. I just spoke with Capt. Gary who also hooked a couple of old drum while flounder fishing today.
There are tarpon up the river and out in the sound, but they've been acting like tarpon, seldom "showing" and even more seldom biting, although we did jump one off yesterday.
The big drum have been a little lazy, getting just enough of those to make the day, but not the big numbers that we should be starting to catch any day now.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
delusional and dehydrated. Sight casting big drum. The shrimp.
Wow, those tarpon can be frustrating. Derek Jordan said that I was delusional and dehydrated after 12 hours of frustration on Saturday, but it all worked out. We managed to beat down a double header tarpon, congrats to Derek and Daniel.
We also had some very, very cool sight casting for the big drum. This is one of my favorite things to do. There is nothing like seeing 10-15 giant drum eating crabs up on the surface. They readily ate our bucktails through the weekend.
....but then all that and the tarpon dried up and left me very frustrated the last few days. Thank goodness the big drum are being consistent, especially the late afternoon bite.
The shrimp are starting to fill up the ditches and creeks around Oriental, so I imagine that we'll be shifting gears towards the light tackle beating the banks. It should be very, very good......and a welcome change from those aggrivating silver....
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
and the days the tarpon don't bite.....
David Aug. 8, 2009
Sunday, August 9, 2009
struggling a bit
Fishing for cow-nosed sting rays on the other hand has been excellent. Capt. Brian and I had a 2 boat trip on Friday, we landed over 100 rays.......
In Costa Rica, Capt. James says the fishing is picking up on the Dragin Fly, 6 sails yesterday and a nice black marlin the day before.
Thursday, August 6, 2009
It's nice being a hero
Two fantastic half day trips on Tuesday. In the morning with Jake and Tuck for an on-the-water seminar. Starting off with 3 keeper pups, 3 keeper flounder and 7 decent trout, finishing the morning out with 1 for 2 on the tarpon. What a morning!
In the afternoon, no tarpons, but we did beat down 8 big drum.
Yesterday morning.......a zero. The curse continues for some.
Monday, August 3, 2009
Saturday, August 1, 2009
I got a little satisfaction this afternoon. First a quadruple header of big drum but the bite died so I made a move. Within two bait changes we were hooked up with a tarpon. After landing, photos and taking a DNA sample, we got the rigs back out. We quickly hooked a 2nd tarpon which turned into a double header as a rod on the opposite side of the boat with our third tarpon.
Two and a half hours of fishing, 4 big drum and 3 tarpon. That was satisfaction.
Capt. Brian was getting a little satisfaction up the road a piece, catching several big drum and a surprise tarpon. A couple miles away, Capt. Ray was making the day with the big drum.