Great fishing today! We were skunked at 9:00, and by 10:00 were loaded up, ready to head home. We came across this ball of squid, tunas, sharks, and a blue marlin that are a tuna 40′ from the boat. He put on a good show and gave us our tuna back!
The last few days have been a little frustrating! We found the Gulf Stream change on Wednesday and had great dolphin fishing. Thursday, we expected the water to move in across the Point, but it had shoved down the road and we ended up chasing a school of fish 8 miles to the Southeast and ended up with a limit of yellowfin, a few blackfin and a Wahoo. Yesterday the water turned over, 77° green, dead water covered everything from the Point down to the 400 line. Luckily we found some better water and scrapped out a handful of yellowfins and a few blackfin. Today, I opted to head down below Doamond Shoals. We had a half limit of dolphin, a few yellowfin, and a bunch of blackfin. Pretty water moved in below the Point, and the boats up there caught limits of yellowfin! Four days, four completely different conditions, luckily we found some fish each day. It looks like the water had straightened out now, we will find out tomorrow! We still have some days open this month, check out our online calendar for availability or call 252-216-9034.
Hermine tore through the Outer Banks this weekend, and the backside of the storm was packing some hurricane force winds that took many of us by surprise. The Frenzy rode the storm out in a slip at Pirate’s Cove, I’m headed back to the Fishing Center today. Hopefully the seas will fall out so we can make our trips this week. We had some great fishing before the storm, let’s hope it continues! We have some days open next week, give me a call or check out our online calendar.
Yesterday we caught sails, today, tuna. That’s charter fishing, take the best available option for the customer every day. The sail bite started off slow and we got a report of some dolphin offshore. By the time we got in the area, there was a pretty good showing of yellowfins and we ended up with one nice one and a few BLT’s. A good trip and a happy charter, let’s see what tomorrow brings! We have dates available next week!
Sometimes, we fly flags! 19 sailfish today on the Frenzy, the most I have ever caught in a day, except for Mexico. The other day we caught a grand slam, one Bluetwo whites, and a sail! It’s been great bill fishing here for the last couple of weeks, and it should hold up for a while, book your trip now for some great Marlin action!
The last month has proven, once again, that you just never know what the Gulfstream will bring us. July is generally good for dolphin, and fair for tuna. This year it was just the opposite and we had some great catches of tuna, mostly on the kite. But it’s time to turn the page, and once again, when one door closes, another opens. Billfish are beginning to show, each day we went looking for them we had several shots and either a white, sail, or blue marlin, sometimes all three! The next month should be prime billfish season and our dates are filling in. Check our online booking calendar for availability.