Sunday, November 26, 2017

stripes and spots

Lots of both in the river and creeks around New Bern.  More fins than feathers.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Over 20 years ago.....

....these sports stepped on my boat with a saltwater fly rod.  When they left they gave it to me, opening a can of worms that I have thoroughly enjoyed as I did spending some time on the water with Pete and Mo this week. 

Saturday, November 18, 2017

grouper and grits for dinner

wow, I am stuffed.  Good stuff.  When I retire maybe I'll open a restaurant. 

great action and calm conditions with the albies this morning, searched a while but found some bait and charge doffshore before the wind picked up to catch a nice limit of gag grouper. 

Beautiful day on the water with sw breeze warming things up for a nice ride home. 

Thursday, November 16, 2017

albie bite continues......

......and the trout showed up on the beach and at the jetty.

Ray got on the stripers and trout today at New Bern.

Friday, November 10, 2017

slow at the seamounts?

First day was a bit slow with just 3 nice tunas, but James got on a little bite on day two with a triple grand slam, 3 sails, 3 striped marlin and 4 blue marlin......not too shabbby.

Albies, trout and drum in the suds, oh and the kings

Scattered ablies on bait up and down the beach with more out on the draggers, sight casting drum in the suds and the king mackeral just off the beach is off the hook........after this nor'easter things should really fire off.

Sunday, November 5, 2017

Missed the marlin hanging out with these......

......but there were plenty of tunas to make the day.....and a heavy handful of big dorado

Saturday, November 4, 2017

Excellent at the beach

Wow.  Took a quick trip looking for a snappa and couldn't stay away from the groupers.   Good problem to have.   Put out one line out with a live bait and immediately got bit......repeatedly. 

Limit of gags and limit of kings in just a couple of hours.   Road past plenty of albies.

sounds like the drum and trout are biting in the suds.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

I got to play

Just got back from a quick trip to CR, I did manage to fish one day.   It rained for a day, was cloudy one day and beautiful, slick calm and clear skies the last two days.   Perfect green season weather.  The water was a little green but the dorado fishing was good, also the tunas were really biting.   Countless strikes on top water with 50+ pounders airing out on flying fish all around.   We caught all we wanted but my day was over after this one bottomed out the bogagrip and my arms.  65# braid, 80 pound flouro leader and all I wanted on a spinning rod. 
Looking forward to some of the great fishing we have right here!