Monday, May 30, 2011
Sunday, May 29, 2011
From Capt. Gary out of Oreintal
The Great Cicada hatch
After living for 13 years as grubs in the ground, the cicadas emerge from the soil, hatch from their shells, dry much as a butterfly does, then fly to the canopy where they breed. At the base of trees, their "husks" can be several inches thick.
Two cicada hatches ago, I never knew how good I had it. Wet feet and dirty hands. I was a teenager, fishing on the Cowpasture River in Virginia. The topwater fishing that summer was incredible. As the cicadas fell from trees, they are quickly devoured by fish of all sorts, taking advantage from this mana from heaven.
These pics were passed along to me by Joe Josie. He and his father (87) have been taking advantage of the 13 year cicada hatch on the Roanoke River all of their lives. For his father, that would be only 5 or 6 times. They are sight casting to large carp cruising the surface and munching on cicadas with popping bugs and fly rods.
In Joe's words:
"they saw alot but Danny was trying to get Dad close enough to make a cast. At 87 Dad has a bit of trouble making long casts to spooky fish. More later in the week"
These are some pics from later in the week:
Thanks for passing this along Joe. I hope that I get a chance to experience it this year and that I'm paddling you around in 13 years.
I was able to return the favor.
A series of pics from what the other guides have been doing this week.....
Friday, May 27, 2011
Thank you Charlie Brown!
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Got some serious fishermen the next few days that are into maximul pulledge. Gonna make it happen.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
waiting for another wave
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Friday, May 20, 2011
Thusfar I've cobia fished 15 days (the last 14 in a row), caught fish every day BUT today and landed 51 out of the 150 that I've seen.
I'll get mine tomorrow......
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Got 'em late in the day today
Capt. Charles Brown finally got us going in the right direction. We beat down a 62 pounder and this 75 pounder......and a few of their friends.
Check out these cool hats and website from my guys today:
The streak continues......barely
Here's the link to his report:
Check it out!
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Thanks for another great Cobia Trip. Better than last year and also David’s first ever Cobia.
Sunday, May 15, 2011
"WE ARE OPEN THIS COMING FRIDAY, MAY 20 for OFFSHORE. 3 wahoo, 8
mahi, 2 kings, 56 blackfin tuna and a white marlin yesterday."
Capt. Brian is also availabe for the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament
The streak is alive
Friday, May 13, 2011
Still getting them....
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Capt. Lee had over 100 stripers on the fly today on the Roanoke and Capt. Gary had 25+ on topwater on the Neuse.
Looks like Capt. Ray's Louisianna trip is coming together this year, June 8-11, 48 hour bottom fihsing trip. Drop us a line if you have an interst in that and we'll make it happen.
Monday, May 9, 2011
productive day in the office....
Here's a report from Capt. Brian on the Run Off:
"Just an update, over the past three days offshore, plenty of gaffer
mahi, blackfins and 3-7 wahoo a day. Been a good strong mix of spring fishing. 49 mahi, 4 blackfins and 3 wahoo today."
Friday, May 6, 2011
This sums it up
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Forgot to mention......
The albie fishing was as good as it gets.....and so was the cobia fishing. Today on the Roanoke, the striper fishing was as good as it gets. Over 150 on the fly this afternoon, 3 anglers. Here are a couple more pics from yesterday:
Do Not Cast at the Whale! This young humpback appeared out of nowhere as we were fishing a bait ball. When we first saw him/her it was drifting with the boat about 10 feet below the surface, just watching us. It came up, took a breath and looked us eye to eye. We backed away and it ate the bait ball.
Yes, we got 'em
Monday, May 2, 2011
stripers today, cobia tomorrow?
Cobia tomorrow? Looks like I'm going to find out......
Sunday, May 1, 2011
On the coast, Patrick and Rick Caton caught at least 8 cobia, Rick and Scott Austin even got into the big drum and another buddy caught black drum up to 70 pounds, plus the cobia. All site casting. It's killing me, but I can't complain about the day that we had on the Roanoke today. We hit triple digits on the fly AND on artificials and were half way there on topwater.