Saturday, September 29, 2012
Inside/Out for Capt. Charlie Brown
Above is the link to the CCA inside/out tournament. Although we don't always agree on the issues, I commend them for dedicating all proceeds of this tournament to Capt. Charlie Brown who is having a pretty tough time right now.
The cooling temps and full moon are triggers for many of these big fish to head across the sound, but there are still a lot of fish in the river and there should be enough to chase for a couple more weeks, but the double digit days will be a little less common.
Good news is that there is a great sign of specks and greys and the cooler temps have brought them into the creeks and shallows. Up the river, mixed with stripers, there is going to be some great fall fishing. Long half days on the bay boats are $450, full days are $600. If you didn't get your citation red drum this year, there is still time, but you better get out there quick.
Monday, September 24, 2012
Fall fishing on the Crystal Coast
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Saturday, September 22, 2012
From across "the pond"
Blast from the past
Friday, September 21, 2012
James got into the drum fishing and helped me with a few trips, he got pretty good at chunking mullet chunks.
The drum bite continues, consistent double digit days. I imagine things are going to slow a bit after this upcoming full moon, with a lot of fish that have spawned out and heading to the ocean. Surprisenly enough, there are still a lot of fish that are not done spawning and there should be good drum fishing well into October. With the light tackle stuff firing off, there are going to be some great days of fishing on the Neuse/Pamlico through the fall.....including some big drum, it's not too late.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
11 and 11
Doing it on your own.
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
From Capt. Mitch Blake
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Thursday, September 13, 2012
And when I say due south, I mean it. Check it out sometime... if you see a Giant Cloudless Sulfur on a beeline for your boat or house, it will not go around it, it goes up and over to stay on a straight line. They usually fly 5 -10 feet off the ground. Once it clears an obstacle, it comes right back down to its intended height off the ground without venturing off course. They make about 10-15 miles/day and it appears that the destination of choice is South-Central Florida. In years past there were huge swarms of them seen over the open ocean heading to the Bahamas, but for some reason that doesn't seem to happen anymore. Probably change in planting habits or pesticide and herbicide use. Maybe the entire genetic stock that went to the Bahamas was out over the ocean when Hurricane Andrew hit. Who knows. Anyway, the ones you see are heading to South Florida for the winter. Just like a Yankee. Then, just like Monarch butterflies, they lay their eggs and die and it's the next generation that makes the northward journey in the spring to their northern feeding and breeding grounds (in fewer numbers than the fall). And its a different generation still that comes back south. Pretty wild. Anyway, thats what I know about Giant Cloudless Sulfurs. "
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
fishing with Capt. Ray
Meat fishing with Capt. Greg
Make your reservations for 2013 NOW
Openings are already becoming very limited for the Roanoke River (mid-April-mid-May), sight casting cobia (May/June), tarpon (July), giant red drum (Aug/Sept).