Sunday, September 23, 2018
Saturday, September 22, 2018
little old ladies, fish kills and bright spots
In addition to many of the creeks, the lower river should be in good shape, still with good catches of big drum, stripers and specks. All is not lost and just like after Hurricanes Bertha and Fran followed by Dennis 1, Dennis 2 and Floyd, Irene and all the others, the fishing will recover and so will we.
Oriental is cleaning up and opening up, The River Neuse Suites and River Dunes have places for you to stay. The lights are coming on and the grills are heating up in several restaurants so you have a place to eat. Capt. Gary and Capt. Bobby, along with Capt. Joe Ward have cleaned the pinestraw out of their boats and charged their batteries and ready to go fishing.
At the beach, the motels are full with adjusters and contractors, but the Harker's Island Fishing Center was spared and the lights just came back on. Capt. Rob Pasfield has dry, clean rooms that are ready for guests. Capt. Chris Kimrey is starting his fall season tomorrow and hopefully will have a good report to follow.
Now more than ever, we appreciate your business and look forward to a great October/November. Please give us a ring if we can help get you out there.
Friday, September 21, 2018
start time tomorrow
How to fix a chain saw
Thanks Capt. Justin, I needed that
Thursday, September 20, 2018
social media, chain saws and drum
I stopped into Oriental to see what was needed, they just got power back, they are getting a steadly stream of supplies but there are some seniors in need of labor. I got a list from the town manager of a few folks in some serious need and am headed that way on Saturday with Anna. Asking for volunteers to meet us Saturday morning in Oriental.
Anna asks that some of the volunteers take the chain saw I bought away from me. I finally got it started and after cutting 3 limbs the whole damn thing came apart in my hands. Shit was flying everywhere. I got it "fixed", but someone other than me should check this thing out. I do know that it cuts better when the chain is going the right direction. I am much better at dragging limbs around.
Labor with yard clean up, tree removal and insulation removal is seriously needed. In many cases professional services are required and a fund is being developed to recieve donations. More on this later.
Any of you who have bought bait from "Bruno" at Endurance Seafood should know that despite losing almost everything he has been serving hot meals for volunteers at night in Oriental. A lot of heartwarming stories of neighbors helping neighbors.
On another bright side, there were a couple of big drum caught on corks today at the mouth of the river. There are still some fish around, but I hope you can give 'em a break for a day and join us in Oriental this weekend.
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
I hope to get out and about tomorrow and the next day to see who is in need and what is needed. Thanks so much for the countless offers of support.
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Power at River Dunes
Sunday, September 16, 2018
Pics from today
Thursday, September 13, 2018
worse case scenario
Thanks to all of you for your kind words, thoughts and prayers. We are in a safe place, just not sure what we are coming back to find. Clean up will be more of a priority than catching drum for the near future.
Deposits will be refunded once the waters recede or if you prefer, forwarded to a future trip which is what most have decided.
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
drum will have to wait
some of my triple digits....
Triple digits for Capt. Justin
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Slowing down is no good
Monday, September 10, 2018
We are now cancelling trips for Wednesday and Thursday, hopeing to be back out there Friday afternoon, perhaps Saturday.
All is on schedule and on go for folks fishing Sunday through next week.
More update as predictions get more accurrate.
waiting for Jim Cantore to show up anytime
Saturday, September 8, 2018
hurricane report and cancellations
Even with the current forecast, we are planning on fishing every day through Wednesday. No cancellations. We will cancel trips 36 hours before so if you have a trip scheduled, plan on coming.
Friday, September 7, 2018
Thursday, September 6, 2018
fishing with Capt. Justin
Wednesday, September 5, 2018
Capt. Jennings and double digits on the corks
yes, I too can catch them on the corks
Tuesday, September 4, 2018
Berto taking one for the team
Berto shielded the customer and took one for the team with this too close encounter with a blue marlin