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.
The wind didn’t look like it would cooperate for kite fishing today and I went looking for a dolphin. We found a change and in short order caught a limit! We started trolling and were surprised with this 79 pound wahoo! There were several blue marlin caught around the Point today, hopefully the trend continues
It’s late July, and the yellowfin are still hanging out below the Point, still chasing flyers, and still being caught with kites! We have had a great month of tuna fishing and, hopefully, they stay around for another month! Check out today’s young anglers, Maya is only ten, and caught a tuna that was bigger than her. Thanks to our Seamount standup harness, she landed the biggest fish of her life!
Last week the SAMFC decided to open the tile fishery. After nearly a year of a one fish per boat limit, the fishery was opened at 3 per person. My group opted for dolphin today, and so I fished to the northeast. We found a few mahi, and, at the end of the day, I checked out one if my tile spots, and it was holdin’! Thanks for the trip Zane, I hope to see you again soon!
For some reason the yellowfin have taken up residence SE of Oregon Inlet this July. And we are glad for it! We have had close to a month of great tuna fishing, and every day we see plenty of fish, both on our bottom machines and in the air chasing flyers. Today was no exception. Six tuna, a Wahoo, and close to a limit of dolphin for our group today!