Monday, April 30, 2018

Cobia Report

Season opens May 1, should be a report coming shortly.

Argentina Anyone?

several spots open.   Ring me up asap

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Breaking news

striped bass season extended one week on the Roanoke

a fish a minute

That high water I was whining about sure did send a lot of fish up the river.   Capt. Greg just called and said they were getting at least one fish/minute using 3 rods.   We have 3 guides on the water today and betweeen the three of them they are on track to catch over 1000 striped bass in one day!  Greg is about a third the way there on his boat and it's not even 11 am.

Want some? 

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Reeling for Research

Congrats to Capt. Stewart for representing Down East Guide Service at the Reeling for Research Inshore Tournament, winning the overall and largest fish.   Stewart is one of the great guides with whom we are booking  our customers.  

Why booking in advance is recommended

"Phenomenal day with Captn Greg.
1st class experience.
 Can you please go ahead and pencil us in for the last Friday in April next year (4/26/19)?"

Justin found a nest of them

Despite the high water, he had a triple digit day, but was at for most of the day to get 'em

This sucks

They sure know how to screw up a good thing........that is a lot of water coming down the river. 

Thursday, April 26, 2018

30 incher  

happy lady angler 

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

nice 'un doug

cranking and casting

Sunday, April 22, 2018

blue marlin good by

I had a chance to get out for one last day, bringing home some nice tuna loins and I got to catch one more blue marlin before heading to NC and prepping for cobia season. 

We have a few openings in May and early June for some serious blue marlin fishing at the seamounts.   Ring me up about these last openings and the details.   There is nowhere on the planet that multiple marlin shots are often the norm with daily double digits common.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

yes, we are gettting them

triple digit days are upon us

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Last tournament of the year

Above is the link to live scoring.

51 teams from around the world competing in the Super Bowl of Sportsfishing.

Each day they fish on a different boat.   Dragin Fly has had the prestigeous honor of being the top boat a couple of times and it looks like they are in the running again. 

This is typically the last tournament of the year.   A good performance by the Dragin Fly in this tournament reminds me that one common factor for success is that I am not on the boat!

Monday, April 16, 2018

Capt. Ashley in the backyard

No you don't have to go to the Roanoke for a decent day of fishing.   Not triple digits, but a good day on the water and just as many keepers.

Sunday, April 15, 2018


Between the four guides we are primarily booking on the Roanoke, at least one of them is open:  
April 16 am, pm or full                        May 1 am, pm or full
April 17 am, pm or full                        May 2  pm only
April 18 am, pm or full                        May 3 am, pm or full
April 20 am, pm or full                        May 4 am only
April 22 am, pm or full                        May 6 am only
April 23 am, pm or full                        May 7 am, pm or full
April 24 am or pm                                May 8 pm only
April 25 am , pm or full                       May 10 am, pm or full
April 26 am, pm or full                        May 11 pm only
April 27 pm only                                  May 12 am, pm or full
April 28  am only
April 29 pm only

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Yes, they are biting

 Greg and Jennings are in position.   Bait is available and the fishing has already fired off.   Call Melissa at 252-671-3474 or send me an e mail, we have their calendar as well as some other Down East Guides ready to get you in on the action!

lots of these

excellent start to the season

Greg's first striper trip of the year was way into double digits.   A full day on the water and they probably would have caught over a hundred stripers, some up to 5 or 6 pounds.   Pretty good fishing for April 12. 

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

come and get 'em

Quick limit on the Roanoke

Capt. Greg reports well into double digits and an easy limit within an hour of leaving the boat ramp. 
Shaping up to be an excellent year.  Not many openings left now, call asap to get out there. 

Argentina dove special

Roanoke heating up.

Greg is heading that direction and we have a few openings over the upcoming weeks, which should be the best of it.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Roanoke Report

Excellent fishing for hickory shad and a few of the larger white shad and stripers mixed in.  Won't be long before things bust lose.   Few half day openings over the next several weeks.