Monday, October 31, 2011
Saturday, October 29, 2011
Hot and Not
Friday, October 28, 2011
Trout and stripers
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Back in town
Back in town now.....just in time for the wind to blow, but this northerly breeze will cool off the water and fire off the fishing.....like it's not hot already! Capt. Joe Ward reported a great day with the specks yesterday and Capt. Gary is still working on those striped bass up the Neuse. Albies scattered up and down the beach and still a few schools of those big drum on the east side of Cape Lookout.
Monday, October 24, 2011
Live Music and Good Times
Looks like Capt. Gary was showing his customers some good times yesterday from the sounds of his report:
"Smoking HOT striper bite at New Bern today...3 anglers, 1/2 day fishing, 75 fish on top water and DOA jigs(clients kept the body count)....look out Weldon! It don't get much better than this!"
Sunday, October 23, 2011
Tarpon and ducks
I know it's a long ways off, but when you want to go to the best places in the world at the best times for hunting and fishing, you better book in advance.
The tarpon: Silver King Lodge is already 80% booked for next October. I have set dates for our fall trip to the lodge, scheduled for Oct. 22, 23, 24, 2012. If you want in, call or e mail me NOW to reserve your spot. They will be 100% booked soon.
The ducks: I have reserved July 7-15, 2012 to host a duck and/or dove hunt for two groups. Details are coming together, call or e mail me NOW if you want to be on the ground floor of planning your perfect trip.
Here's a local report from Capt. Brian Harrington on the Run Off:
" Yesterday we caught 5 wahoo, a triple header sailfish and 2 mahi. Today we caught 12 wahoo, 2, mahi, a king mackeral and 2 sailfish. Gotta love fall fishing!"
Saturday, October 22, 2011
Meanwhile, Capt. Gary fished the last day of the big blow this week, here is his report:
"Fished New Bern today....landed over 30 stripers and a nice trout. A few top water bites, but water was low and wind was blowing. A few on rattle traps, then the wind fell out and we crushed them on jigs and left them biting. Sent the boys home with limit of rock and that nice speck."
For us, it's off to Nashville today, Grand Ol Opry tonight and making it back home next week just in time for the next blow.
I imagine that Capt. Brian Horsley and company are whacking the albies......and the big drum. Yep, there has been a pretty consistent big drum bite on the East Side, when the weather is right, they've been pretty easy to find, all sight casting. I look forward to some of that next week.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Now that's and albie!!!!
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
triple grand slams with Capt. Joe
Monday, October 17, 2011
Does the rain follow me around?
First week in Costa Rica was fantastic, then a little wet.....Miami for the weekend.....very wet.....just got back to NC and a rash of calls regarding cancelling charters this week due to the semi-tropical forecast starting Tuesday.......I think that I'll be chasing stripers up the river out of the wind. According to Capt. Gary, that's been pretty good.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Got a note from my outfitter down there that they have space for 2 dove hunters to join another group and come down Dec. 19-22 for a discounted dove hunt.
The weather has broken here in Costa Rica, it's beautiful today, unfortunately I'm on the way to San Jose on business, heading back to the states for the weekend and back out on the water in NC next week.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
rain, rain, rain
Sunday, October 9, 2011
2 anglers, 100+ tarpon
Got a note from Capt. Brian Harrington on the Run Off that he is open this Saturday if anyone wants to get into the wahoo action.
Also, Capt. Gary Dubiel passed on an interesting speck report about some tag returns that he just got:
"My second return from VA this Summer. Both fish tagged in Oriental this spring.
Tag return from VA on Sept 30th was recaptured from the Piankatank River in VA. It was caught yesterday by a VA guide. Fish was 23.5". In the same spot the day before he caught another fish that was tagged by Ricky Kellum in February in the New River up near Jacksonville. Pretty neat that two fish tagged in different parts of NC at different times ended up being caught at the same time and same spot in VA."
Friday, October 7, 2011
Thursday, October 6, 2011
That took about 10 minutes
NC offshore report
"Daily limits of wahoo, scattered mahi, blackfins and sailfish.
We had 10 wahoo, 3 mahi, 5 blackfins and a sail yesterday. Catches
of 14 and 16 wahoo a day have been the average. B."
From Costa Rica, we just got to the Atlantic side, the rest of the crowd is running down tarpon while I'm returning phone calls and e mails......got to stay in touch with the world. sounds like it's beeen pretty good, Henry Frazer landed 26 big tarpon on his first two days of fishing. WOW
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
How to lose a grand slam