Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Fishing Options and Rates

Below is a detailed response to a couple of recent e mail questions.......

"Every guide has his own specialties, preferences and personality.   When I am not available, we try to match you up with the right guide for you and what you want to do.   We keep the calendar of about a dozen different guides.  Whenever you want to get out on the water, let me know and we’ll try and make it happen.

For the ocean flounder fishing, Capt. Chris Kimrey is the man.  It can be done in a half day out of MHC/Atlantic Beach.  Max of 3 anglers.  $500 for half, $600 for ¾, $700 for full or $800 for an “extended day” which usually involves bottom/wreck fishing for groupers, etc. out near the bluewater instead of green water flounder fishing.

A fishery that is worth traveling for is the Pamlico Sound red drum fishing, especially the giant/trophy red drum fishing which is extremely consistent.

The most consistent fishing is on the larger center consoles on afternoon bait trips that involve a few hours of puppy drum/trout/flounder fishing, then setting up for the big ones…..unless the preference is to target only the big ones all afternoon.   These afternoon drum trips leave about 2ish and fish until just after sunset, usually about 5-6 hours and are $650, max of 4 people.   The smaller bay boats are $550, max of 3 people.

Full 8-10 hour drum/tarpon days leaving at 6-7 am or 10-11 am  are $800 on the large center consoles or the bay boats.

Extended full days on the larger center consoles (10+hours)  or split-day trips that fish in the morning and the afternoon are $900.

The guides who are offering  “corking” trips on bay boats with trolling motors are consistently catching the big drum on popping corks, topwater and flies early in the morning.  These “corking” trips are available on the bay boats for  $400 for 3 hour sunrise trips or $550 for longer half days.

Corking trips are also available from the guides running both bay boats and larger center consoles, using the bay boat in the morning, but opting to fish out of their  larger center consoles for the often windier afternoon bait trips.