Sunday, June 26, 2011
Friday, June 24, 2011
If you're going to be at the beach around July 8.....
Thanks for the response
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Monday, June 20, 2011
Mission accomplished with Milton
bronzebacks and largemouth
No worries, he returned the favor in his childhood bass pond this afternoon. He had me about 10 to 1 on the largemouth before I switched over to the green lizard that he was throwing. He then switched to topwater and never let me catch up.
I had forgotten how good it feels to give a Roland Martin hook set to take up the lack and put a largemouth in the air... Got to admit, the smallies are more sporty in that swift water. Pretty cool to watch them leap and eat the dragonflies, never seen that one before. Packing up and heading to the coast to put another fish in the air sometime this week.
First Tarpon of the year!!!
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Neuse River Sight Casting "Reds".....
Friday, June 17, 2011
pics from the week
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Today started out with catching a keeper cobia before we got out of the Turning Basin in front of the port. We ran into 4 more and caught them all......at the same time, then we hammered the aj's and played with 9 nice gag grouper up to 20 pounds, sea bass, triggers and other bottom dwellers.
Here's a link to a trip a couple of weeks ago. Check out the aj's that cruise by as we're landing the cobia.
Monday, June 13, 2011
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Captain Ponytail needs your help asap!!
Capt. Ponytail here. We need a little help! For those of you who have fished with us or bought bait from us on the Roanoke River in Weldon, I just received the minutes from a town council meeting held in Weldon May 9th. The town council may vote tomorrow night on changing a local permit that would make it illegal for us to sell bait at the Ponderosa Campground. This would affect our bait business and our guide business as well. Eight to ten other out of town professional guides also use our services...and most importantly, so have you. I learned about just last night, and the next meeting is literally 24 hours from now on Monday night in Weldon. Smokey, Greg and I will be at that meeting hoping to be able to speak before the vote is taken. Please use your voice for us. If you have had a good experience fishing with us or buying bait from us, please tell the town council and Mayor of Weldon that you would be upset if we were shut down. They have no clue how much revenue folks like you bring to their little town. So please tell Traci Storey,(Town Clerk),Mayor Meacham and the commissioners of Weldon your story of where you're coming from to fish, the fact that you ARE helping the local economy, and how we've helped you to have fun on the Roanoke. Please ask Traci to forward a copy of your e-mail to Mayor Meacham and each commissioner.
So please email your comments to us and Traci Storey in Weldon. Her e mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org "
Wish I could make the meeting, but I did send a letter. Rod's bait business has been important to the Down East Guides, keeping us in good bait and our customers in good fish.
No cobes today, but we caught some very nice bottom dwellers. I took a day off yesterday and road on the Run Off wtih Capt. Brian, plenty of dolphin out there, but we were looking for something with a bill......and missed him....
Capt. Greg got the dolphins yesterday and a big 48 inch drum in the river the day before. Won't be long before I'm in the dirty water.
Friday, June 10, 2011
Lost at the boat
Here is some video of the aj's on poppers from last week
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
This is funny
Here is some video from last week. Pretty funny.