Sunday, August 30, 2020
ONE MILLION MILESTONE
Thanks to all of you for visiting and checking out the fishing reports. We just hit a milestone of one million views.
No secrets. No blurry photos.
Report from the past few days
Big push of fish showed yesterday, more today on the way, especially with a little east in the wind and this filling moon.
Corkers got 'em this morning, we got 'em yesterday afternoon.
Friday, August 28, 2020
Capt. Chris getting what he needs
In addition to the mixed bag, Capt. Chris had a double digit day recently on the river, sight casting and topwater action on the giants.
His epic day has not been the norm as things have been pretty scattered but improving as the moon grows.
need a nor'easter.
Tarpon have been elusive for me, but I came on the scene a bit late and have not had a break from the wind.
Pics from the shake down cruise
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
shakedown cruise was very successful
Thomas Fickling got his first big drum!
Bucket of shirmp for the freezer
Heavy limit of pups, black drum, sheepshead.
Great first day
Friday, August 21, 2020
Commercial limit of red drum to increase to 10 fish????
IF the spirit of the law allowing a bycatch only red drum fishery could truly be adhered, then 7 to 10 fish would be not be a big deal, BUT the reality is that we have already been down this road. A 10 fish limit makes it easier for unscrupulous fishermen and buyers to target red drum, forge trips, trip tickets and dates.
Enough of that goes on already…..redfish sold as bluefish….etc. A ten fish limit encourages these ongoing illegal activities and encourages targeting of red drum.
The only solution to the bycatch, red drum or otherwise is to require MANDATORY ATTENDANCE of ALL GILL NETS.
The net reels at Cedar Island/West Bay deploy thousand yard shots that kill hundreds of red drum that will be sold illegally or discarded and not counted. Neither is acceptable.
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
Flounder season open, Capt. Ray says and Capt. George's mini-rant
Monday, August 17, 2020
The way back machine
Friday, August 14, 2020
It's that time of year again and I've received a lot of e mail questions. By all means, drop me a note anytime, but for those who are interested, below are a series of “rants” from 2013…..
If you really want to browse, chec
If you really want to browse, check out the archives from the main blog page. From here you can compare fishing reports from the last decade. At the very bottom of the page are pdf files from reports back to 2006. http://blog.downeastguideservice.com/
Wednesday, August 12, 2020
Blake's family trips over the weekend
"George it was great. My grandson caught 50 fish and is ready to go again. Blake was perfect for us. " ----Stuart, formally known as Doc
We had a great time. Blake was great. He had all kinds of bait, including live shrimp. Didn’t touch an artificial all day and caught a bunch of fish. Kids loved it. Finished off the day swimming at Cedar Island. Couldn’t have asked for a better day.