August was an incredible month for dolphin fishing, and, so far, September has followed suit. I know my fishing reports have been few and far between, but her are a few pics from the last month.
Its been a long month. We started out by running aground, but with all of the hard work by The crew at Bayliss yachts, Jeff Hathaway, and the Welding Shop, we got patched up and back fishing in a week’s time! Only in Wanchese can you get those kind of results! Our first day back, we caught 1 out of 2 blue marlin, a 500 pounder on a TLD 20!
I had a first today. We hooked four blue marlin at the same time and caught all of them! A quadruple header! I have seen three triples in my career, catching two twice, and one out of the third, but never have I had the opportunity to hook four blue ones at once. Today must have been our lucky day. We set back out and caught a white marlin, and found a piece of float that was holding a few dolphin. Apparently the Marlin are starting to show up, and we have some days open in August, so don’t hesitate to call and book your trip now!
I took a few days off last week to attend ICAST in Orlando and for the premier of Wicked Tuna Outer Banks this weekend. Now it’s back to work! There are a few dolphin around, and the Marlin fishing is just around the corner. Book online at fishinfrenzy.com or call 252-216-9034 to reserve your date #wickedtunaobx #saltlifeoptics #purefishing #pennreels
Tune in 9 pm Sunday night July 19 for the premier of Wicked Tuna Outer Banks on the National Geographic Channel. Check out the Wicked Teaser on You Tube!
Tune in tomorrow to Beach 104.1 to hear Capt Greg and Capt Tami Gray from Wicked Tuna Outer Banks!
Sometimes, you need to watch what you wish for. In the last month and a half, we were lucky to have good weather, and a full schedule. Fishing was great, and we made a long stretch of days without a break. Today is the third day this week we missed due to weather, I am thankful for the break! I have a few days open next week and the tunas are still nibbling! Give me a call and we will get you out fishing! 252-216-9034
Once again, the Sharks have been on a rampage! It seems that every time we hook a tuna, we are hoping and praying that it won’t get eaten by the seemingly thousands of “endangered” sharks that are here on the grounds. NMFS has declared a moratorium on a directed shark fishery on the East Coast. Apparently, this is one more mismanaged fishery by the powers that be! The stocks have apparently rebounded to record levels, although no fisheries scientist will tell you. Fishermen up and down the East Coast have seen record numbers of sharks, yet they are not allowed to harvest them. In the meantime, sometimes hundreds of tuna are being eaten off the lines of Oregon inlet Charter and commercial boats every day. Endangered species, I think not! We were fortunate today, and only lost one bigeye to the sharks, and we managed to land two bigeyes, 172# and 111#, along with a few dolphin and a couple of 60# yellowfin. We have a few dates open the first week of July, 252-216-9034 if you are ready to go Fishin’!