Sunday, April 29, 2012
From the Neuse...
Saturday, April 28, 2012
Water has been low and temps have been widely fluctuating, the fish are scattered out from here to the mouth of the river.
Monday, April 23, 2012
Q and A
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Fishing in the rain sucks
Capt. Rod caught a nice 30 incher.
Offshore NC Report
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Stripers on the Neuse
"striper fishing has been good and New Bern with plenty of top water action. We're also catching a few specks and 2 to 3 pound bluefish on top there as well. " --Capt. Gary Dubiel
Seems like the river is pretty salty, maybe the tarpon will be up at New Bern again this year.
I just got a report about a guy catching 3 cobia in the 40 pound range.......but he was 30 miles off the beach. Hope this cold snap will keep them out there until I finish up here on the river.
Sorry to be so slack....
Roanoke Report.....from Weldon anyway. Fish are scattered from the dam to the sound. Weather is hot, then cold, then hot again, but looks like we're going to get another cold snap this week. Water was high and a lot of fish came up the river all the way to the dam, then got sucked back down with the ever-dropping water levels. Changing temps and dropping water are kind of freaking out the fish. We're catching about 50/half day with all of our keepers, but we're working for them. If you're getting bit, don't move.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Arrived on the Roanoke
Saturday, April 14, 2012
trout, snakes, campfires and the POlice
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Roanoke shakedown cruise
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Trophies here and trophies there
Friday, April 6, 2012
Clearing up in Costa Rica
Wednesday, April 4, 2012
bad day 2 be a sardine
Sunday, April 1, 2012
Crystal Coast Report
"Hey man, Wahoo still chewing pretty good, few dolphin offshore. We had one sailfish last friday.
Ocean flounder showing up a touch early had a trip on Thurs caught some 16-20" flounder in 60-75" water out front.
Plenty of blues in the ocean and some gaint hatteras blues on the flats in the hook.
Had a nice school of Reds around Beaufort inlet Wend and thurs 16-23" fish and a couple of schools of old drum on shoals last week early.
Have not seen any Atlantic Bonito yet, but the albies have been around for several weeks.
Last of course are the sea mullets and they are showing up strong in front of shack with smaller fish in the turning basin."
I'll ad that the cobia are going to start popping up anytime.
Between the Roanoke River stripers, Capt. Gary and Joe with the specks/stripers in the Neuse and Capt. Chris, Joe and Charlie on the coast, spring fishing is getting underway in full swing.
Most of the guides calendars are getting very full, with only limited openings. Even forJune, many of us are already about 50% booked.
There is more availablity in July and early August, but Capt. Brian Harrington, Greg Voliva and myself have almost zero openings from mid-August through the end of September. All of the above and some other great guides like Capt. Dan Roberts, Capt. Justin Haddock and Capt. Gene Wooster will be helping with our overflow, If you want to get after the big drum with the guide who you have fished with in past years, you need to make your reservation NOW.
In Costa Rica, from May through August we have some great deals and discounts. But for the 2013 peak sesaon, the Dragin Fly is already 60% booked. Please don't wait too late to make your reservations for next year.