Sunday, May 24, 2020

Roanoke report, not over yet?

With all the rain up here in the mountains, they jacked the water up.  Waiting for a report that I may get first hand on Tuesday.   With the high water, a good topwater bite should stretch out a bit.

few cobias starting to show

heading back to the coast to get into some of that.  Looks like the weather is finally about right.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Roanoke fired off again today

Triple digits for this lucky and very tired angler. 
Thank you Capt. Greg

Roanoke and Cobia

Me waiting for the cobia to show up.............actually we did catch one just under 40 pounds out of a bait ball on Friday,  saw a couple on Saturday, then Sunday and Monday on the Roanoke for the stripers.    We missed the afternoon topwater bite by a day but there are still a bunch of fish out there.   they are a bit finicky at times, but you can still catch a hundred of them if you have a day to do it and you are mad at them. 
Going to give the salt a break and take this week in the office for the first time in a couple of months.    Starting to pick up the pieces and sorting out cancellations from Coronapanic. 

Thursday, May 14, 2020

oh, the Roanoke?

They dropped the water again.....bunched all the fish up in one pile.  They were really mad at zara spooks.   Greg caught 72 on his first drift.   Yeah, pretty good, but dropping the water again this weekend so who knows.......

And yes, we still have seen no cobia

but we have had really good fishing with a bunch of different species that included bluefish blitzs so thick they were eating the weight off the line.   Grey trout on light tackle, giant snappas and groupers on the jigging rods, topwater plugs getting terrorized by packs of amberjacks, carpets of sharks behind shrimp trawlers, I mean we have had a really amazing day of just took three days to add it all up.

there are some bait balls around and the water temps are starting to get where they need to be.  The weather man says that there is a tropical system passing by on Monday/Tuesday so I imagine that later next week we should be into the first big wave......if we are going to get it.

It is sad to say that for the first time in my life the most trustworthy person on TV is the weather man.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Yes, we saw no cobia

But AJ's of all sizes for your angling pleasure

Monday, May 11, 2020

Coronapanic Continues

We lost a couple of corporate groups in late August, now ALL Down East Guides are open and available Aug. 17-20 and Aug. 24-26. 

This is a great oppportunity for those large groups who we have previously turned away due to lack of availability to now get on the books and fill these dates for this year. 

water falling

made for a couple of "tough" days of fishing for the jig guys but the top water bite in the afternoon made up for it for some of those who stayed late. 
Hopefully they will have enough water to hold it at about 8000 for another week or two.   Excellent fihsing continues and the top water now should go almost all day long in some places.  Fly fishermen be sure to have your lines stretched out or go to the Roanoke to get them stretched.   Should be really good.

Meanwhile on the coast, the tower boat is getting splashed and reports of bait balls on the beach are coming in.

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Cold snap and high water

Going to keep the stripers up the river even longer and stretch out this good fishing all the way through May.....unless they turn off the faucet.

Openings over the next few days.

Great afternoon and morning with friends

Saturday, May 2, 2020

You know who you are .......

.....and the Down East Guides appreciate you defying unconstitutional government mandates and going fishing.