Thursday, September 30, 2010

Pics from Sunday

A waterspout and several "sun dogs" were signs of things to come......but we still got what we needed. Ray is heading out soon to make sure that there are still some around.....

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Rain, rain, rain

Just in time for the season to be winding down, although when the rain stops and the wind goes to the North, things are going to fire off everywhere....up the river, down the river and in the ocean. The Down East Guides will have a pretty heavy case of cabin fever and ready to get out on the water with some more reports.....meanwhile, I'll be posting some pics from Costa Rica, going for some tarpon payback.

Been working on the Fall Newsletter for the past couple of days, you should be getting it via e mail, or you can download it from the site.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Pics from Capt. Tag-A-Long Dan

Capt. Dan got right into the groove, instead of tagging a long, he was leading the way, especially on Saturday, beating up on the rest of us with the pups and yearlings, finishing up by catching what he needed with the big 'uns.

winding down

All of the Down East Guides needed a couple days off this week to get things back in order. The rain and stormy weather is welcomed......but the fish are still out there waiting for us. Capt. Ray had a great day yesterday, after a slow start, he found the pups and yearlings, getting a citation drum for everyone on the boat at sunset. I was close to the action a couple of times, had the big drum in my chum slick until a bull shark showed up and scattered the school, pretty cool watching them run away from JAWS. Capt. Ray later found another school on top, hooking a couple, I got there just in time to watch them slip off the edge of the shoal. I ended up getting mine, ubt it took until sunset to make it happen.

Capt. Brian has headed back to the beach and says that there are plenty of albies.....also a lot of life, including groupers on the nearshore reefs.

Here's a pic of a quadruple header from a few days ago:

Wednesday, September 22, 2010


Capt. Brian Harrington and Big Jim reached their goal of 500 big drum for the season, finishing their 19 days together with a total of 513.....meanwhile, the rest of the Down East Guides have been getting what they need......2 or three big drum releases/person/day......plusw some flounder and pups for dinner. Yesterday we got on the black drum with live shrimp and made them members of the supper club.

The big drum bite remains good, we're holding on to a lot of double digit days, but the best of it has been very late in the afternoons.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Approaching 500......

"Never Enough" may just have enough. He set a goal of 500 big drum for the season and with just a couple days more scheduled with Capt. Brian Harrington, he may get it.

The bite is slowing a bit, but we're still getting what we need, enough for dinner and citation paperwork for the big ones.

Some pics from the Down East boat this week.....we're getting ours:

Friday, September 17, 2010

Drum video

Little better bite today with the big 'uns and a pretty good sign of flounders on the shoreline.

Still getting theirs......

Capt. Gary Dubiel is still getting his, primarily fishing in the mornings before the crowds get out........Capt. Joe Shute got his yesterday, beating up the rest of the fleet in our own backyard.

Double digit days are fading

Now that's Fly Fishing!!

Still great fishing, especially with the pups and yearlings, also some really nice flounder, but we may only have a few more of those "epic" days left with the big drum. Sure, they'll be around and we'll be catching them through the end of the month, but we'll be working a little harder for those double digit days.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

pics from this past week,

Still getting ours.......

Hard at work

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

It's not just me:

"You are right, some do not get it and others just do not care. It gets really frustrating. We try not to get too close to anyone and just ease around when we are around other boats, but this past weekend I actually had a guy run within 75 yards of the front of the boat wide open with two 300 horse motors on it, I raised my arms as to say what is the deal and he actually flipped me off. Thirty minutes later after he ran over three other boats he came back by going the other way and done it again. The other night we had one guy shining big spotlights all over the water all night long. It makes you just want to quit. I basically have quit fishing on the weekends. Maybe some big articles will help next year. Thanks, do not catch em all!"

Visit from Argentina

Those of you who have been to Argentina with us know Nacho Guerra. He was passing through North Carolina and stopped in for a little drum fishing:

Nacho and I worked on some promotions for duck and dove hunting in 2011.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Friday, September 10, 2010

Why can't we all just get along?

Here are a few rules to live by if you are going to fish in OUR river....

Don't go more than a SLOW idle speed if you are within 300 yards of another anchored boat, the river is 7 miles wide at the mouth, no sense for running all over someone.

Don't anchor in another's chum slick, especially if you are within 300 yards.

The water is not much deeper than a swimming pool, these fish are very spooky and it doesn't take much to kill the bite.

This isn't Morehead City, it's a special place, help keep it that way......there's plenty of room and fish for everyone.

It's obvious when someone is out there and doesn't know the deal...they don't have a clue that they're screwing up someone else's's hard to get mad at that......but when they are confronted and don't have the humility to learn no patience for that.

This all being said.....we ALL got ours.....did you get yours?

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Triple digits

Fishing is good and we're working together well. Of course Capt. Brian continues to beat up on us, but it doesn't feel as bad when everyone is having double digit days. As in year's past, I'm not going to post up exact numbers of how many drum that we're catching, but it's enough. At the end of the day, when you add up what the Down East Guides are's in the triple digits.

The Georgia Boys....

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Post Earl pics

Friday, September 3, 2010

"It is good, really, really, REALLY good!"

That's the live report from Capt. Greg in between triple headers.....Earl who?

More pics

Sight casting with Capt. Ray.....

You never know what is going to bite a mini-rod while fishing for flounder:

Nothing to it....

....I've seen a lot worse nor'easters...going fishing this afternoon, they should be snapping.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Red Sky Warning

This is what the front edge of a hurricane looks like!!!

Pics from the last few days.......