Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Soundside stripers and good redfishing!

Off today with Doreen Doreen the fishing machine and her crew. We have hit the soundside stripers three years in a row with them and they enjoy the light tackle action. So back we went and we landed a nice 12 fish limit on the light spinning with a few fish over 28". We also got a nice bonus drum as well. Honestly the fishing has been so good around the inlet with drum, triggers, sheephead, and tog, that I have not focused much at all on the stripers till the waters cool. I also know that this will be the primary quarry this winter so it is nice to mix it up while I can. We also had a nice 10 redfish morning yesterday and the day before we whacked them landing over 25 fish with some over 20lbs!!!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Friday, October 16, 2009

Daddy daycare

Off today and the kids are taking over. This is way harder than fishing in the rain, wind, or rough ocean. Fishing has been good overall some trips have been slow and some trips have been pretty good. Trout, red drum, bluefish, flounder, occasional striper have been rounding out the bit. Red drum have been 24-31 inch range and fun on the 10-12lb spinning gear. Yesterday was interesting. am trip we landed a keeper flounder, then a few throwbacks, and a couple taylor blues. We were trying for drum but not getting any love. Then we hooked up line peeling out and there we go a 15lb bluefish?!? Have not seen big blues since last Jan. Hooked another and he chewed through the 30lb leader. Then in 2.5 feet of water we hooked a drum, and then we hooked up and this seamonster came up splashing and thrashing for a moment and we realized we were hooked up to a 7-8 foot bull shark only problem is was on a 10lb spinning outfit. After a few minutes he broke off but kinda creepy west of the bridge where the locals clam a shark of that caliber creepin around. Then we stood in the driving rain for a few hours with the wind blowing south hard we picked out a small puppy drum and some small speckled trout. Back out again in the afternoon with 71 yr old Roger Weekly from Pa. I was kinda scared but he was not. So we tried the sheepshead with the rain clearing as the first zephyr of wind came from the northwest. The fish were biting one or two on every drop with four or five following it up, water was right and I really have not seen the sheephead quite that aggressive before. Everything was poppin on the front. Roger had plenty of fish for dinner and wanted to try another fish. So we moved to the trout hole and every cast we landed a speckled trout or missed the bite! Most were small spike trout but I will trout fish when it is that good. I am sure we landed over 50. Now the winds were pushing due North and crankin about 30-35knots and Roger wanted to try one more spot. So back to the bullshark hole for hopefully a drum to round off the afternoon. Third rod in the water hooked up! 31 inch redfish in the boat picture and back over since he exceeded the 27 inch keeper length. A flounder a couple of blues and then one more nice 29 " inch drum and finally Roger and trip time were finished! Of course not every afternoon trip is that good but it sure is fun to watch everything unfold at the right time and right place. ROger had fished an am trip with me earlier in the week and we worked of butts off four five hours to get two bites and land one 27 " inch keeper redfish. Thanks to everyone for keeping myself busy supporting the family and keeping me from changing diapers!!!!

Monday, October 12, 2009

I am still alive!

Hey guys It's been a great summer/fall, lots of fish and lots of great people! Sorry I've been off the grid this summer still can't believe its mid October. Now its time to change gears and start thinking about Rock fish and drum! Thinking about taking the boat to Chesapeake Bay for a change of pace. I kind of think it might be a cold winter this year, so rock fishing may start early. Also going to go back to south Hatters to play with the sea monsters and big groupers. We have also been working on the super duper float blind for this years duck season. Its the greatest thing ever! Stay tuned for pics. Got to fish tomorrow so going to bed. See ya!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Striper season open and Moby Amberjack!

Been back at it for the last few days and fishing yesterday was tough with just a few drum bites, throwback flounder, oyster toads, lizardfish, strange stingrays and a few more exotics. If it was not for the birds and whitewater splashing taylor blues on the light spinning then we would of been super struggling. Today the sound striper season opened so we fished around a little bit this morning for them and got four keepers to the boat. This fishing should improve as water temps start to fall. Afternoon we landed some blues then went to an inshore wreck which was loaded with false albacore and amberjack. We landed some nice fish and on the last drop hooked a boated and AJ that was entirely too large just under 80lbs. A 35lber pulls too hard as you guys that have been amberjack fishing with me know. So as you can imagine this one was mean. Thanks everyone for fishing and fishing with us!!! We are taking on all fall winter striper bookings now and we will have the 27' diesel at Oregon-Inlet and the 26' Carolina Blue up to Chesapeake Bay bridge tunnel starting late October. We are gonna do half, 3/4, and all day trips. Also the night light line fishing is a choice as well. The ridiculously large speckled trout fishing trips were great last winter so if you want calm fun fishing with a realistic chance to catch 6+lb specks then come on. There may also be a few spots left for April Destin Fla fishing as well. Thanks guys!