Monday, December 29, 2008

Foggy Fogerton

Hope everyone had a great Christmas.
Got back out with the Kangas crew on the 27th. We rode around in the fog heavy fog and the stripers decided to find us. We landed a a nice ten fish limit trolling a some jigging. Fish were in the 14-30lb range. Up the beach from Oregon -Inlet. Sorry Tim for the crappy photo that fog got us. And special thanks to you for being who you are and giving me the freedom to go fishing for a living!!! Send some more of those Army guys up here and we will get em in the meat!!!

28th I fished a morning half day trip around the inlet and never got a striper to the boat. Birds bait and plenty of tide around the bridge but no stripers. Plenty, plenty of sharks we landed but could not fish eels or fatback because the sharks we so thick. Sorry guys!

29th We opted out of the stripers today so we could try our luck in the ole gator trout hole since the ocean was looking rank. I like calm and Jt, Clinton, Ches, and myself gave it a shot. We only landed two fish in the first four hours of fishing then we found em and landed 16 nice speckled trout up to 28.5 inches in length!!! 15 of them were over 4.5lbs and even eclipsed the 8lb mark!!! We released all but four. We kept them for dinner only because the were hooked deeply and bleeding. I really encourge releasing these fish and am not interested in "filling any coolers" These fish are rare and 90% of the area fishermen know this and do not abuse the resource. Do not mean to sound too tree huggerish but these speckle trout are a nice thing to have around. Also talked to Tony Tillet today aboard the Carolinian and he was heading back to the dock today at Oregon Inlet with a limit at 9:30 so I guess the stripers are trying to creep a little further down!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Mery Christmas to your and your families! May peace and joy fill your hearts!
May mirrolures, coastas, gift certificates to TW's, rock solid tees, and cobia bucktails fill your stockings and line your trees!
Here was another shot of another day of whacking speckled trout! Fish ranged from 3-6.5 lbs. These were landed from a little creek mouth. Ches and myself had a ball! After Christmas the trips pick back up and between Oregon-Inlet, Little Creek out of Chesapeake bay Virginia, and little boat trout whacking we should keep you with some nice options till spring. Talked with buddy Lee on the Gouger yesterday and he hit the big Red drum 30-50lbers off Hatteras as well. I have not looked but have heard the reports of the guys that went up early to Virgina have been enjoying a good striper trolling bite. Merry Christmas everyone!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Need some cowbell!

Ole JR had his way with beautiful giant speckled trout. Capt Ches and myself enjoyed a change of pace from the stripers. It was fun to fish with Ches. He and JR quickly teamed up on me. Ches is laid back and will not talk your ear off like I do. Day one was 30 specks. 9 of them were small summertime fish and 21 of em were whoppers!!! 21 over 4lbs, few 5.5ers and 5.11, 6, and 6lbers.!!! These two JR is holding were landed back to back 5, and 5.5 lbs. Second day one 20 inch puppy drum, 12 trout all 4-5.5lbs!!! Absolutely fantastic calm water light tackle fishing and can be done day or night. So if you want to try big speckled trout or stripers in NC or Virgina give us a call! Fish were landed on jigs, mirrolures 808, and livebait, all on eight pound spinning tackle. We are trying to give other fishing options because some days are just not fit for ocean fishing, and I love calm. Thanks JR, cowbell.!!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

And then we got em!

Well today was a new day. Weather cooperated, seas were nice and we found plenty of fish. Out of Oregon-Inlet, I ran the beach and Capt. Tillet of the Carolinian ran the three mile line and after 47miles up the beach we found just a couple of nice bait marks that were loaded with stripers. We quickly had a limit and threw some back for next time. Fish were 12-25lbs! Thanks guys for not being scared! Maybe fish will creep a little more in reasonable range with some cooler water temps.
Gotta a piggy spec trout trip tomorrow so I will let ya know if we score. We also will have the Carolina Blue creeping around the Chesapeake bridge for some trips day or night and some ocean rock as well. Give me a call or e-mail if you want to have some fun! Thanks everyone for fishing and putting up with us!!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Joe the plummer are you hiring?

Off today with a good crew and up the beach we go out at first light 22 miles up the beach all slick calm and then Doa Donnie and myself got blasted by a straight "black wall of death" The front that was to come in during the evening came early. We had to do the big u turn and get back to the inlet. We fished a little around the inlet but the foul weather took our stoke and lack of bites took us back to the dock for an half day on an all day trip. Getting your butt kicked and washed around for some fish is no good. I am more interested in you guys having a good time catching fish and not getting your butt kicked. If you want the washing then washing you can get like the poor two guys that were holding on the floating cooler for 45 minutes that were lucky enough to rattle off a cell 911 call to notify the coast guard who asked me if I had seen a boat who got their butts saved by the dredge who saw them from the bridge.
Fishing however has been tough. Weather has been non cooperative. I hope to get some opportunity to run up the beach looking for some more fish. Finally looks like I get to try tomorrow. I thank everyone for fishing hard and picking out a few and making the most of the bites we have had around Oregon -Inlet NC. Gotta a trout trip this week and a few striper trips so I will promise to update quicker. Talked to Ches a few hours ago and he fished for the big trout in Va. Try to get some pics and updates when we can! Thanks everyone for fishing hard and supporting us!!!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Dec 2nd, fished this afternoon and we got them, fat ones 37, 36, 35, 35, 34, 33 are the weights of the ones we kept. We needed this because the last couple of half day trips were big bummers with sharks and no stripers. These fish were caught trolling off Nags Head. We also got the privilege of jousting with omega proteins the giant menhaden boats with little sci fi like scooter purse seiners and spotter planes all fighting for the same resource. We literally had these giant boats setting all around us netting the uhumm bunker for fertilizer processing. Its 2008 and I get to continually watch the wasting of "resources" They were aggressive and very good fishermen. I guess it was legal bycatch and all. I will try to show what crummy photos I got when I get a chance. Truth be told. We gotta save the crumbs. Thanks everyone!

These guys took their dad fishing just before T-day and only caught one striper but it was a 40lb good one. Thanks

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving! Hope everyone is eating drinking and enjoying their families at home today. Thanks everyone for supporting us.
Hope you like the lastest vid we hit these fish off Nags Head a couple days ago. The last few trips I have ran we have landed citation fish of 35lbs or better. Did have one afternoon trip where we went 0 for 2, sorry guys. As a whole it is a welcomed sign maybe with the cooler temps we can enjoy normal OBX striper fishing as well. Some of our guys have headed up to VA as well and they seem to be doing good as well. So book a trip we still have a few openings for trips and accomadations open. Thanks Aaron

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Striper Video

Sunday, November 23, 2008

The Ocean Stripers are back!!!

I went out today on my friend's ''go fast boat,'' looking for the first ocean striper. When we left the house this morning there was ice on the canal so I had a good feeling about the day! We ran all the way to Sand Bridge Virginia with out any good signs of fish. On the way back down we found birds so we put out the baits and started to troll. The first few fish to bite were big Blue Fish, in the 16-17lb range. The Blues were a lot of fun and put up a good fight! Of course when we broke out the light tackle rods to play with the Blues we hooked up with the first big stripers of the season off the Outer Banks. All of the fish we caught were very nice size, two of them being over 35lbs! Unfortunately we had to leave the bite to make the run back to Kitty Hawk before dark. So if any body is up for catching a big Striper or Blue Fish on light tackle give us a call. Welcome back cold weather and HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Saturday evening here just updating from a cold day of fishing. Rough conditions and did see some bird play but could not try em just too rough. We picked out a few but the bites were scarce but we did get another citation fish today of 35lbs! Nice to see quality fish early in the season. We have been landing these fish around Oregon Inlet N.C. Got a couple half day openings left in the next few weeks and hopfully the fishing will get better and better. Thanks guys!

Friday, November 21, 2008

November 21, 2008 - Outer Banks, NC shoals

41 ib striper on the shoals of Oregon Inet today on the Rock SOlid.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Quick post here as I climb out of my hibernation. Been off the fishing scene for a few days now due to my little girl getting baptised and the foul weather has kept us in as well. Got a couple all day trips tomorrow and sat. just got the call from the fishing center 7 nice big rock off the shoals this afternoon! Soooo looks like the cold fronts did bring us some rock. Still have some spots open so give us a call and get rigged up. Thanks everyone

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

It got cold!

We finally got done with building and bushing blinds. The fun part starts from here on out! My Buddy's Drew, Joe, and Nate have been hunting a few more times than I have this season so far. Aaron and I have been working on the Carolina Blue Boat and the good news is we now have forward and reverse!! We're all ready for full on rock fishing! This cold weather should bring the fish down pretty fast. The sound rock fishing is still good. I have some days open after thanksgiving if anyone is interested.

Drew and I went hunting today and had a good shoot with a mix bag of gadwalls, mallards, green wing teal, and some bonus snow geese. We should have had a quite a few more birds but we had some shot guns shells made by PETA! Yeah like that was the problem. So if any one's got some good shells, we got the ducks. There are nine Blinds we hunt in Currituck and Dare County and we also have float blind permits for both. My duck hunting is just like my fishing style, I go were they are. A good plan I think.
Looking forward to fishing The Rock fish Rodeo on December 6th. Lots of fins and feathers to all and good luck to Aaron with his togey togs. The first few big rock fish are making me jealous!!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Nice 41" striper!!!

Fished yesterday afternoon and we landed one nice 41" striper!! A nice fish and hopefully one of many more to come this winter. This is the first big ocean fish we have seen this year to start. As waters cool we should see more and more. We also landed a few flounder casting jigs.

Skinny from swimming his butt down south but happy to see him, maybe the shoals will give some up soon!!

Toggy toggers posting on the blogger! This was a half day on the 10th and we landed nine nice tog around the inlet. Been fishing about every day still mostly half days. Been tough lately with scattered blues, specks, puppy drum, and stripers. BUt not many at any given spot. Hope waters keep cooling soooooo we can get some better striper fishing. Thanks everyone!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Getting ready for duck season

This week we are finally getting started with bushing all the blinds,yeah not the fun part. We did see a good number of ducks, the November season opens on the 8th so if any one wants to book a trip call me and we can set something up. This could turn out to be a fun day, with the possibility of duck hunting in the morning and fishing in one of our boats in the afternoon. The rock fishing is still very good in the sound. Hopefully if the weather gets cold enough the ocean rock will be here in full force soon! Here is a picture of my Chesapeake ''Teallie'', and a few swans from last year. The weather looks pretty ugly for the next few days so finishing the blinds should be more fun than normal. That's all right it's still fun? The fishing should be good after this blow. There are a lot of nice slot size drum in the sound that may want to check out a bait. These fish are great fun on light tackle! All right I should go to bed now because my blind partners will be ready to roll early to finish the blinds before Saturday rain or shine, we'll see......

Friday, October 31, 2008

Gettin caught back up!

One of the nice fish on October 24 am trip!

Just posting up on what we have doing lately. Finally had a couple days off and that was real nice because really since April I have been grinding hard. Things have slowed up some but I am sure we will get some trips lined back up and get cranked up again. Gotta go again tomorrow. The weather has been windy and cooler than normal lately. We have been all over the place. When the winds were west and or south seems the drum and trout have cooperated and the cold northern blows have made the stripers more cooperative. We landed 12 nice rock at the inlet bridge up to 15lbs back a couple weeks, the sound bridges have been active with a 20 fish afternoon being the best. Yes surprisingly some of the fish have been up to 30" which in my experience back there is unusual! Picked out some sheepshead, tog, and taylor blues as well. Best trip would of been one of those days when nobody thought the weather would let us go but we got the window and landed 100 speckled trout, 7 red drum, 7 flounder, and plenty of blues as well.

There was a couple tough trips as well when we went up the sound for the rock and found tide against winds and picky biting rock. And we did have one rod launching but we got over that one even though it was a $500 loomis. All rods we fish are gloomis (Brian and Sarah flat and fly girl got me rigged up with that prostaff years ago and I have really enjoyed that as well.) and that just happened to be my best one. Well thanks to everyone for still fishing with me! I appreciate that and look to seeing you guys again next fall! I will try to get more vids up to show the action we have been having.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

The Sticky Bun Crew

I went out today with the Sticky Bun crew in 20+mph nor west er,yep it was rough.We landed about 12 rock fish and kept 5 nice fish for the dinner table.One lost cat fish found his way in the boat.He put up a great fight for his size. The big crab had to be in the shot,hey if you don't have a fish use a crab!HA HA.Sticky Bun crew you guys ROCK! Hope you found your wild horses.

Carolina Blue and the Chicago Crew

Headed out with Greg and the guys from Chicago,We had good luck with the sound stirpers again.We landed about sixteen fish total and kept seven nice ones. The guys ate good that night! Thanks for a great day.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Fishing with the Capriotti Boys!

We set out today for a Carolina Blue inshore grad slam and mission accomplished!! First we went and pounded on the stripers. We end up with 12 fish and kept 4. The guys were really cool and only kept what they wanted to eat! After leaving spot #1 with 4 nice stripers and 1 pretty speckled trout we went on the search for flounder and drum. At spot # 2 we found another school of stripers and a puppy drum. We ended the day with a nice catch of flounder. The weather could not have been any better. It was a great day to be on the water with a fun group of guys. I can't wait to fish with these guys again next year, and I hear the third generation may be joining the trip!

Trying to update some vids to once again give you guys a glimpse on some of the action we have. Lately around the inlet we have been landing trout, weakies and specks, also we have been landing redfish aka puppy drum in the 17-28 inch range. And surprisingly the sheepshead fishing has been great 1-5lbers but tons o fun. Thanks everyone hope you like the vid and tunes!!

Friday, October 10, 2008


Fished today whacked some sheepshead, few trout as well. There has been a steady diet of sheepshead, tog, blues, trout, and puppy drum. Been fishing everyday and I am trying to catch back up. Hope you guys are digging the vids. Good way to give a glimpse to what and how we catch em. Thanks everyone for fishing.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Oct 8th Crabbie Patty Trip

Here is our update on Doug and crew. We started our day in search of stripers. They were a little picky at first but when we got dialed in it was on! After weeding through a few small guys we ended up with 4 keepers: 3 stripers and 1 nice speckled trout. We ended our day by pulling a few crab pots and filling our cooler with a bushel and a half of tasty blue crabs.

Speckled trout and puppy drum in the inlet

Powell crew here in a mix video I put together for the fishing day we had. It was hard to put the action in a 4.5 minute clip because action was to be had all day nonstop, cinderella story fishing really newmoon and all. Thanks Rob I am glad you got to pick that one out of a hat!!!

Slow going this morning with a bite here and there but really picky fishing with fish not on the move. Saved the day in the afternoon with a sheepshead and tog massacre with 30+ heads and some togs blues and a trout on a nearshore wreck. Thanks guys for fishing hard sorry I could not duplicate the 15.5 pound flounder, limit of rock, and limit of drum and trout from a few years back. Thanks Aaron

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Sheepshead & Tautog catch!

Hey guys just wanted to show you a pic of what we caught on Sunday. We had a nice catch of sheepshead, tautog, a handful of blues and a nice 34in drum. Hopefully the sheepshead will be hanging around until the water starts to cool off. There are a lot of big flounder farther north in the sound which should make for some fun afternoon trips for casting jigs or live bait. Going on a Crabbie Patty charter tomorrow with Doug and crew will give you an update of what we catch!

Monday, October 6, 2008

October 6th

Trying something new...revamping the site one baby step at a time!

Here we go, gonna try to catch back up with some new vids of stripers, 6lb speckled trout, redfish and more. Fishing has been really good around the inlet. Fall fishing is here striper season is open in the Albemarle sound. Started October 1st and the morning of October 1st Robert Roders aboard whacked out a nice limit. To draw first blood. Got a few openings left in Oct 08, and already booked some for 09. Also have plenty of trips open in Nov and December for stripers. We will be fishing and available at Oregon Inlet, Albemarle sounds Currituck sounds, Chesapeake Bay bridge and we also have cast and blast trips coming as well. Get a couple hours of duck hunting and then some light tackle fishing for stripers. Night fishing for trout reds and stripers is going on now as well. Alright I will post some more but now I am gonna work on getting pics and vids up to show everyone why to fish with us!!! Thanks everyone for fishing and catching and having fun!