Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Some pics with Capt. Brian:
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
For you surf fishermen
"Hi Captain George ...We caught xxx biguns on Monday afternoon ....Beware of LOTS of debris floating in the river! We even spited a trailer floating upside down in the ICW!" ---Johnny
Debris and Drum
But there is a lot of debris on the water, if you are on your own, be careful and get off the water before dark. Really guys, get off the water before dark, there is a lot of crap out there.
Due to coastal residents who have had to deal with hurricane clean up, we have some unexpected openings, including myself for this weekend. Fishing is excellent, come on down and let us help you get yours. 252-671-3474
Oriental has some power back
Monday, August 29, 2011
Bayboro House has power
Capt. Craig Price, who brings a few folks down from Charlotte for a few weeks, braved it out on the Neuse today, catching 2 big un's before dark. That's a good sign.
Sunday, August 28, 2011
All the difference a block makes
Anna demands a rematch from her losses in both Rumy and Dominoes....now that the power is back on, the tv is going off and she'll have a chance to redeem herself.
Saturday, August 27, 2011
In the lowest lying areas there are reports of people taking refuge in the attic during the worst of the storm, but the water quickly dropped 4 ft during and after the eye and should be really dropping now. There are reports of water up to the steps of the swimming pool of the Oriental Marina and lots of water in houses on Hodges St. towards the boat ramp. Oriental got 9 feet 6 inches. There are a couple of trees across 55 and windblown water coming across the road from the fields, but that all should clear up as soon as the wind lies down. Either way, we’re not going that direction until daylight tomorrow to see how we can help out.
Friday, August 26, 2011
huddled down for the evening
Capt. Justin has a fishing machine with his new 23' Sea Hawk with a tower. He is doing a good job and has some openings, along with Capts. Gary Dubiel, Ray Massengill, Chris "Mountmaker" Kimrey, Joe Ward and Joe Shute among other great guides. Let us know when you can go and we'll help get you out there.
This announcement from hurricane central has been brought to you by Down East Guide Service......
reporting from Morehead...
Keep going east Irene
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Center of the bull's eye
NO GO on Saturday
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
and the fishing is?
All the details for next week sound good . Hope the storm doesn't do any thing bad... Just heatup the drummies." ---Del
If the fishing gets any hotter, the river is going to catch fire. When you head this way, just look for the smoke, that’s where we’ll be." ---George
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Blind date with Irene
This weekend we have 6 Down East Guides that are booked with our customers. We want to fish, but will not put anyone in un safe conditions. We also understand that some folks will have to do some preparation to get ready for this storm and this may impact their travel plans. It's too early for us to start making weather cancellations, a near miss could allow us to fish every day.
If you have a trip booked this weekend, stay tuned and stay in touch with us.
stumbled into a nest of them
Monday, August 22, 2011
Fun with Capt. Ray
Sunday, August 21, 2011
fising with Charlie Brown
"Thank you very much for putting us on with Charlie. It was an experience we will not soon forget. If Charlie had a TV show I would watch it every week ! " Dixon
Word has gotten out
Needless to say, fishing was a little more sporadic yesterday afternoon.....in the morning however, it was red hot, with double digit big drum releases and at least 5 tarpon that were hooked, including another release by the Big Dipper.
Eric and Jody
Friday, August 19, 2011
Last night with the ladies....
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Ladies are getting their drummies
First day with the ladies
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
The ladies are back in town
Monday, August 15, 2011
How bad is the tarpon fishing?
Drum pics and pics of "the tarpon" are to come, getting after them early this morning with a siesta in the middle of the day, back out after the afternoon drum bite.
Saturday, August 13, 2011
love an east wind
Thursday, August 11, 2011
From Capt. Gary Dubiel
To. Capt. George
"I booked Aug. 24 today, not many more openings. Great topwater striper bite at New Bern today."
From Capt. George
To: Capt. Gary Dubiel
"Very cooperative busting drum today in front of xxxxxxx, 3:30 pm, nice way to start an afternoon trip, but after that triple header, the next bite didn't come until after dark."
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Madam Commissioner's Day Off
Capt. Gene Wooster at Mobile East Marine is finishing up putting on my new powerhead, so I took her and Shamrock drum fishing in the skiff. No GPS and a marginally working depth finder, but shortly after sunset we got the right bite with a head shake at the end of the line. Pic to come.
The afternoon bite is very consistent, the morning bite will be improving after next week's full moon.
Taking the day off
Capt. Ray caught 5 big drum last night, the afternoon bite is getting very consistent.
"Hi George, Just wanted to say thank you for an enjoyable trip today. I appreciate all of your hard work to put me on the fish. While they didn't cooperate, it wasn't for a lack of trying. I hope the skates have sore mouths and stay away for a while! I enjoyed our day on the water. I most certainly will contact you again when we return to the area. Thanks again! Ed"
Monday, August 8, 2011
good day gone bad
I support our troops, they have given me the freedom to denounce some of the bonehead decisions that their superiors make. Through all of this, I continue to be shocked at the lies and the lengths that the military will go to intimidate anyone who questions their decisions or desires.
Tarpon report from Costa Rica
"We arrived around 3 went out and caught bait and started fishing around 4:30. I hooked and landed 3 in an hour, plus a couple of Jacks. James and his friend hooked and landed 6 more, one of which we kept for the village"
Sunday, August 7, 2011
Man it is tough fishing, they are there and are not showing NOR biting or they are scattered all over the sound and her tributaries, my guess is the latter.
I am very much looking forward to some pay back, the week before this upcoming full moon is usually the best week of the summer for tarpon......we'll see.
If you share my frustrations with these fish, come join me in Costa Rica in October, where the tarpon do more than taunt and torture.
Shoot me an e mail and I'll reply with the details. I will be hosting the trip and it's a good one.
Long, long, full day
Yesterday was a long, long, long full day. After 14 hours, 60 pounds of spots/croakers and 10 pounds of mullet, I was out of bait and strike-less. We saw NOTHING. I'll blame the clounds, rain and changing wind directions. The good move that we did make was stopping along the shoreline to catch a few pups for dinner. That did work out, but barely, otherwise, it was a pretty good skate bite......but as my customer from Ireland said the other day..... "The skates fight better than those big drum anyway!"
Saturday, August 6, 2011
I'm taking up sailing
Anna and I were poking around in the skiff looking for live shrimp and black drum when we saw a young couple enjoying a Sunfish sailboat. "Oh sure, I can sail one of those, no problem." The next day I had to prove it. It's been at least 20 years since I've been on a sailboat, but with 4 years of Camp Sea Gull under my belt, getting on that Sunfish was like riding a bike. Wish I had a pic of Anna and I leaning into the wind to keep that sucker right side up.
Friday, August 5, 2011
meanwhile in Costa Rica
Thursday, August 4, 2011
No worries, we're still getting everyone out on the water and will make things happen.....the big drum have been helping out, fishing for them is getting much more consistent with a steady afternoon bite and more and more opportunities for sight casting on the slick calm days.