Sunday, August 14, 2016
We finally had a few days of pretty weather and we took advantage of it. Had some pretty flounder on the reefs, grouper and big amberjacks on the ledges and plenty sharks. In closer the spanish mackerel are being caught off and on but can usually find the bluefish on high tide. Inside I have been catching some bonnet head sharks in the deep holes and lots of small redfish in the marshes. I am now heading back to teaching school, its been a quick but good summer. I will still be fishing on the weekends so if your in town give me a call.
Friday, August 5, 2016
Fishing has been staying steady. Picking up a lot of bluefish by casting jigs. The spanish mackerel troll has had a few slow days but a couple good days mixed in. The reefs are still producing a mixed bag of fish and picking up a couple flounder inside around the port.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
The weather has been very hot lately but getting out early is still producing some fish. Been catching a few flounder around the port wall and some in the creeks. We have also been catching a lot of bluefish and a couple spanish mackerel on the shoals when the tide is high. When the wind isn't blowing we have been catching spanish and small king mackerel along the beaches and on the reefs. We are also still catching a few flounders on the reefs. Deeper out is also producing some keeper grouper and lots of amberjacks.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
We have had a some weather the last couple weeks. HOT and WINDY!!! Although it has been hot we are still catching fish when the wind isn't blowing 20mph. There are spanish macs along the beaches, a few keeper flounder and reds in the marshes, a few sharks in the deep holes. We made an offshore trip out the other day and had some grouper, amberjacks and are "endangered" red snapper. Here is one that was 29 1/2 inches we had to through back, breaks my heart.
Thursday, June 30, 2016
Fishing been good! Have had plenty of spanish mackerel on the troll and all of the sharks you can handle behind the shrimp trawls. On average the sharks have been ranging from 5-7 feet long. You get a good workout on spin tackle. Inshore there have been a few reds and flounder caught, expect a little work for these fish.
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Had one of my regulars, Will and his brother-in-law Jim. We started out catching sharks behind the shrimp trawls. They were stacked behind them feeding on the by catch. You could see sharks ranging from 4ft to 8ft. We had couple over the 7ft mark and pushing 200lbs. After the guys got tired catching them we caught a few flounder on one of the reefs. Then we headed a little deeper and got some amberjacks and a bonus grouper. Over all it was a great day of catching. Check out this video of Jim catching a 200lb shark. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ecfwz4E1DSE&sns=em
Monday, June 13, 2016
The fishing started out a little slow this week after our second tropical storm of the year passed through. Its pretty typical when we get a big swell and a lot of rain. The inshore waters get dirty and the ocean takes a couple days to calm down. By the end of the week the weather cleared and the fish started biting again. We had a lot of bluefish and couple spanish macs trolling inside the inlet one day, a few flounder in the creeks another, spanish macs and bluefish in the ocean one trip and a trip full of sharks behind shrimp trawls. So overall its all doing well now. Come on down and catch some fish!
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Between tropical storms the fishing has been great! Getting a good mix of spanish mackerel and bluefish along the beaches and around the inlets. Cobia are still being picked up most days by sight fishing and bottom fishing. I have had good luck flounder fishing on the reefs with a good percentage of keepers. Inshore the flounder has been good but not as high of numbers of keepers. Overall its a good time to fish!
Monday, May 16, 2016
So the rush is here, the Cobia showed up this week! Cobia fishing was good during the week, the picture is from Capt. Chris with a slob they caught last week. For this weekend there was plenty of bait and boats with a few cobia being caught. Every bait ball had 20-30 boats on it so we anchored up and bottomed fish. Had plenty of rays and sharks, but no cobia for us this weekend. It makes it hard when there are a couple hundred boats doing the same thing. If you aren't into the cobia there are plenty of spanish macs and bluefish around the inlets, and the flounder are still on the reefs.
Saturday, April 30, 2016
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Fishing season is quickly approaching. Its time to start booking trips. In mid April we should start seeing the flounder bite on the reefs, blue fish and red drum start moving back into the inside waters and grey trout and sea mullet running the beaches. By mid May everything has busted out; cobia, grouper, ambejacks, flounder, spanish mackerel, sharks, bluefish, red drum and more. If looking to cobia fish, book your trip before June 20th, the season closes the year.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
The fall fishing is still happening. With temperatures staying mild the fishing is still hot. In the ocean, lots of albacore on the beach and a few king mackerel are still hanging around the reefs. Inshore the trout bite is hot, but most fish are just under the 14" legal size limit. There are also some red drum and a few flounder mixed in on the trout catch.
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Fall has arrived! The king mackerel are starting to work along the near shore reefs. Schools of albacore and bluefish are around the inlets and beaches. The flounder and grey trout are schooling up around the turning basin, can be caught on live bait and jigs. Plenty of spots inside the inlet and sounds. As well as speckle trout in the marsh. Great time for fishing!
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Thursday, August 20, 2015
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
We've had some good days of Spanish mackerel and blueish. Trolling has been best but some days we are able to cast light tackle for them. There as also been a good shark bite behind the shrimp trawlers. When they are close to shore it's great fun, most of these sharks you can sight fish for. As well as the bite around Morehead City the big red drum have moved in on the Nurse River. Great sport fish, if booking for these plan on at least a 3/4 day trip.
Thursday, July 16, 2015
A break in the weather! Finally with some nice weather we are catching some fish. Had a nice grouper and sea bass on the rocks and wrecks, along with some albacore and a few mackerel hanging around them. The flounder bite is picking good with some nice keepers in the turning basin. If you are willing to be patience they are also catching some really nice sheephead around the bridges.
Wednesday, July 8, 2015
The summer time heat and winds have set in. The weather hasn't broke much for me to fish in the ocean and some days its even been rough inshore. We are still picking at a few spanish mackerel and bluefish inside the inlet and behind Shackleford Banks. Most days the fish aren't real schooled up so trolling spoons have been the best method. Along with this we are catching a few sharks on the incoming tides with menhaden. The port wall is producing a few nice flounder, mainly on finger mullet. This is definitely something you need to be patience with and give it some time, but normally it will pay off with a nice flatty. Also, there have been a lot of shrimp in the rivers and working the oyster bars hard are producing a couple red drum. The bite hasn't been red hot but you can normally find a couple.
Wednesday, June 17, 2015
The fishing has been staying good. There have been plenty of spanish mackerel and bluefish along the beaches and inside the inlets. Haven't seen the spainsh schooled up good enough for casting lite tackle but catching plenty of bluefish on casting jigs. We have also been catching a lot of sharks inside the inlets and a couple cobia are still wondering in some of the deep wholes. Come plan an early trip to beat the heat.