Thursday, May 31, 2012
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Big Snook this week
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Report from the Run Off
Sunday, May 27, 2012
The Roberts Family
Some differences that I’ve learned between “little dogs” and labs:
Friday, May 25, 2012
Mahi mahi, dolphin, dorado, good eating, fun fighting
Some pics to follow from some of my outings, today it was aj's and over-sized bluefish until the wind got up, then anchored up and got lucky on a double header of keeper cobia.
This is how I get bad news.....
"One nice blue marlin that stuck his bill through the hull and two sailfish today."
Above the water line?
"Yes sr it went all the way trough, the good part it is that it was above the water line. we still got about 6 inch of marlin bill stick inside the hull."
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Hey, the guys have got some openings this weekend if you want to get out. 3/4 day for $600. May be able to put together something for some singles if we can get 3 together. I'm booked, but I'm sure that Greg and Chris would like to go fishing..... looks like Joe Ward and Gary have some openings up the river and in the sound. Greg fished out of Oriental yesterday and did really good with the trout, including some very nice grey trout.
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Greg is putting it on me.....
That was the question of the day. Greg got his today and a pair of them yesterday......Anna and I had Cuban pork for dinner.....
Pretty work Greg.
Neither of us are getting what we want and fishing is really tough......but I think that's going to change after this little blow and we get this tropical storm up the road. On Alberto's heels there will be a lot of life coming ashore.
With low chances of thunderstorms and relatively calm seas, there is some great fishing out there.....problem is, there haven't been many days that we've been able to get out there on the little boats. Offshore boats are crushing the big gaffer dolphin, some wahoo and daily shots at billfish. Greg caught a white marlin the other day off of his center console. This good fishing is going to continue through June.
With a livewell full of fresh bait and relocate in the right spot and you never know what you're going to catch, everything from dolphin, grouper, baracuda, amberjacks, mackeral, both kings and spanish, sharks of all avarieties, big jumbo sea bass (season on them opens June 1), red snapper(season closed) and even consistent shots at cobia that come up and check out the boat.
Hopefully after this storm with have some calmer seas and clearer skies
Friday, May 18, 2012
You shoulda been there today....
We spent a lot of time catching bait this morning, had about 4 dozen big croakers. Looked around under terrible conditions, set up in a couple of "new" spots, bent the heck out of an anchor.....can you fix that one for me Capt. Ray?
So I went to my standby spot in the inlet, there were 5 other boats there, within a couple hundred yards, enough for me to have a kiniption and fall into the floor of the boat like a freshly gaffed cobia if I were fishing around that many people on the Pamlico, but things are a little different here.
My expectations are not high, but we're going to give it a shot and make this half day with probably a big sting ray or a shark. I get my 3rd line out and the first one bounces and starts to bow over. I get it, set the hook and a nice 40 pound cobia skies out of the water. This is getting everyone's attention around us, I haven't been there 5 minutes and we got 'em on. Bring him around so that everyone can see us gaff it and put her in the box. Cool. Already exceeded my own expectations. Let's get 'em back out, maybe we'll get lucky and get another bite before heading in.
Just get the last line out and the stern line goes off, comes to the top and wow, it's a big cobia. Now everyone is watching us.....10 minutes, anchored up in the middle of these boats that have been fishing for God knows how long and we're hooked up for the second time.....but wait, this one has got another cobia with it. Get the bucktail. Refusal. Cast the croaker at him......heck he's right there, let's stick the big one and worry about the little one later.
Gotcha. Nope. The first time I stuck this pig, I got him right on top of the head, lifting halfway in the boat, she jumps off the gaff, no problem, she's still attached to the line. Second time with the gaff, she comes in the boat. nice 50 pounder, hook out, settled down, oh, and got 'em on, we're hooked up with the little guy, maybe a keeper. Let's put this big boy out of the way and in the box.........big mistake.
With the lack luster fishing, I haven't been bringing the big cooler and have been putting them in the fish box on the transom. No problems....until today. Keep in mind that EVERYONE now has all eyes on us. Third fish hooked up and second one going in the box. I've got it balled up, head in one hand and tail curved around in a horseshoe and plenty of adrenaline, I can hold her. Hatch open and heading to the dark, when all that coiled up tension came unglued, she went in the box, then opened the hatch on the other side and out she launches, briefly landing on the transom, with me diving over the gunnell, fish in the water and me right behind her, inches from getting a grip on her tail.......GONE. The only thing that kept me from going in behind her was the lip of my white boots caught on the open fish box door.
Land the 3rd one, short. Get everything back out, disgusted and within 10 minutes we've got a very small amount of redemption on the line again with #4. A keeper, but no bruiser.
You shoulda been there with a video camera, that was a good 30 minutes of fishing......
Thursday, May 17, 2012
In the meantime, enjoy the above.
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
notice all the long sleeves and layers?
Kelly's first cobia.....
Monday, May 14, 2012
killing 'em all by ourselves
Hopefully the cobia will also fire off like the Roanoke has done this past week. Yesterday I resorted to bait fishing with the clouds and wind, caught a 38 pounder, a short and plenty of GIANT sting rays. Wind and clouds forced me to sleep in this morning and an office day today....
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Out to the deep
Thursday, May 10, 2012
No love for me today
Great reports again coming from up on the Roanoke, Capt. Rod Thomas had a 300 fish day today with at least a dozen over 30 inches.....now that's getting them.....maybe I came home too soon?
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Costa Rica action
Roanoke erupts again
Finally, meat in the box
Monday, May 7, 2012
"Sunday May 6 the bite went off in and around the Big Rock! The mahi's were thick with many boats cashing in on the bounty, some with over forty gaffers and slingers! Blue marlin have been seen by several boats over the weekend...and while the wahoo bite has tapered somewhat I still believe they will show in force once more before the hot water takes over.
Sadly for the Run-Off, we were canceled for this coming Saturday May 12 and are looking for a charter! We feature hands on fishing for those that wish to be more involved in cockpit activities. Don't miss out on this prime time action!
Marty aka WAHOONBOX"
"Decent showing of cobia last week through Friday. I arrived just in time to piss on the coals of the campfire, standing all alone in the darkness after 3 days and 280 miles of looking, I haven't seen a cobia. That party was over. Do not be discouraged, another wave is on the way and they are going to stay for a while, this thing is just getting started."
Although I am booked through May, we have some other great boats for offshore, nearshore and inshore that are available. Even Capt. Brian and Supermate Marty on the Run Off have a rare Saturday opening. Capt. Ray Massengil is back from the tug and ready for a tug, so is Capt. Charles Brown. Capt. Greg Voliva is riding high in his new tower. Capt. Chris Kimrey is always making it happen in his backyard.....no cobia today, but he worked on sight casting those big bluefish. Capt. Joe Ward is dividing his time between the cobes and fishing on the Neuse with Capt. Gary Dubiel. If you want on the water, give Anna a ring and let's make it happen.