Saturday, June 27, 2020

Lots of bears, more pics to follow

Friday, June 26, 2020

Flashback Friday

Thanks Craven for the pic

Capt. Greg and Pamlico Sound MIxed Bag Trip

$700 for the boat
Openings available

big flounder

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Fishing report from Capt. Greg.

Fishing is good plenty of puppy drum
We have 18 trout in the box this morning.
Have had old drum twice this week including a BIG one that we ended up breaking off after 45 minutes on a mini rod and light leader. 

Saturday, June 20, 2020

Family day on the Dragin Fly

Mauricio and crew of the Dragin Fly had a family day today.   Put some meat in the freezer then went looking for tunas for a couple of hours.   Did not make much forward progress, kept running over sailfish with a dozen bites in less than 2 hours. 

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Pamlico Sound mixed bag

Down the river.   Wow.   Most of  those pups (redfish) are of legal size, trout are in summer patterns and ready for wade fishing, black drum and sheepshead on the hard bottom.   Looking like a great summer of light tackle fishing.

Up the river add striped bass in the mix.

Waiting on flounder season, a bunch of them around.........

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Never Give Up

I had completely given up on the cobia.   Was on the way in the inlet and about to pull it back in the no wake zone when I ran across a pair of keepers, the larger being close to 50 pounds.  They went down but despite all the boat traffic and rocking and rolling they popped back up.    I hooked both of them and lost them both on the same cast.   I could not believe that we found them again paddling along, right in the middle of all the slop.   This time I hooked the little one and the big one was much more finicky.  Instead of taking a chance of losing the one on the line for a second time, we took the shot with the gaff and let the bigger one swim free until tomorrow. 

We did a lot  of looking and those were the only cobia that we saw......after i had given up

I did see a decent school of tarpon and a pair of 100 pounders cruising along the shallows.  I will have something for them tomorrow. 

Thursday, June 4, 2020


No cobias.....or at least none that I have seen in hundreds of miles of looking around the Crystal Coast.   Yes, there have been a few caught by the bottom fishermen and I shagged enough sharks and rays to get my fill of that.   There has been some excellent fishing of all sorts of light tackle toothed critters.   All kinds of sharks in all kinds of shapes and sizes.   Mackerals of Spanish and King variety, some trophy Spanish mackeral but the Kings are small, but make up for their size in voracity and numbers.   Catching 10 pound king on trout rods and flies is pretty good stuff.

Maybe a cobia will show but I think that running into a dorado along the warm waters and tide lines just off the beach is equally likely.   Amberjacks on the wrecks and a few bottom fish around but the weather has sucked and there has been a lot of current.

Big Rock starts this week so some of the guides have started to migrate away from the crowds and to the Neuse where the mixed bag trout/striped bass/puppydrum (red drum) mixed bag is yielding triple digit days.

Guides available for those who want to go