Friday, May 29, 2015
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Break out the scrub brush
Sunday, May 24, 2015
Goundhog Day on the Run Off......plus a blue marlin.
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Tripled up! And enough gas to get home.
That was the story with Greg today.
Mine was a little different. I kept my cobia streak alive, barely, but what saved the day, other than Sea Tow, was a really impressive school of giant red drum that turned a 23 Parker into a bait ball. The menhaden were trying to get in the boat with the bulls bumping fiberglass to get 'em. We got our triple header also, the above were aj's, which are biting really good for Greg. We also got our cobia, a 42 pounder.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
They didn't all pass us by....
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Does this make sense?
On May 22 last year, Capt. Ponytail had a "triple digit" trip on the Roanoke, this year there is barely enough water to float a boat. All the guides have packed up and headed downstream with the stripers, leaving the hotels, restaurants and tackle shops of Weldon and Roanoke Rapids short an important several weeks of customers.
It would have been better for the fish and the fishermen if "they" had let lose half the water they were releasing when it was at 15,000-20,000 cfs and stretched out the season.
Monday, May 18, 2015
Saturday, May 16, 2015
This is what it looks around the back of the Run Off at the Morehead City Waterfront about every afternoon around 5 pm.
Cobias have hit the beaches in force yesterday, we got ours on the way in from the deep. I was tired of riding and looking and wanted to catch some fish, so that's what we did, groupers, bass, triggers and aj's.
Big drum in the bait balls on the east side and cobias from Oregon Inlet to Wilmington.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Sunday, May 10, 2015
Exceptionally Epic Fly Rod Fishing for Striped Bass
Down East Guides are available for early mornings or late afternoons any day this week.
Ana's practical joke
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Fishing with Jennings on the Roanoke
Monday, May 4, 2015
Sunday, May 3, 2015
Good fishing ain't always easy.
The Roanoke is one of those places that can fire off and make anyone on the water look like a hero. When it's not firing off, it's like fishing anywhere else. There are still plenty of fish to be caught, but those who know what they're doing are going to get more action.
Even for good fishermen, there is no substitute for being on the water for most day light hours for consecutive days in a row. Sharing knowledge, techniques and often bait have been keys to keeping smiles on our customers faces. I want to thank all of the guides and "regulars" on the river for helping each other out, it's only going to get better from here.