Monday, December 28, 2009

Young Guns!!!!

Fished today with my brother Jason, nephew Travis, and his friends Skylar, Sage, and Tanner. It was Travis's b-day and he wanted to go whack some rock with his buddies. After getting out of a nasty inlet we shoved up the beach for quite a haul till we found the motherload! Sage started us off with a double on one rod with 30 and 37lbers on at the same time. We actually had all four poles go down. These rascals washed, slid, and cranked around for over a hour constantly hooked up till conditions and timing pushed us back towards home with the wind at our backs to Oregon Inlet all smiles! Thanks fellas for fishing hard with wet fingers and feet. Happy Birthday Travis!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Rock fish and Swans

Sounds like Clinton and the home town crew had a great day. Happy birthday buddy, you just can't beat a day like that! Clinton, hope your not to old next year for a repeat!!! Now that the water is getting cold the fish should only get closer. Looking forward to some of those 40 and 50lbs pigs! We had a lot of fun with the fish at the inlet this year and so far the Chesapeake Bay trips have gone very well. The weather has been crazy this year. On the duck hunting seen I have had a mixed bag, mostly mallards and teal. My little cousin got his first swan this weekend, good job Cuz! Maybe on your next trip with BAR BE Q Dave you will get your allusive Ruddy duck! Heading out in the morning on a scout mission for ducks. Next fishing trip should be Friday, keep your fingers crossed for some nice weather!
Happy New Year!!!! 2010 WOW!!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well Merry Christmas to all and I hope you enjoy your friends and family tomorrow!!!
Got back on it after a few days off with that big storm rolling through and Big C was not scared to try the run up the beach to see what was shakin. He brought couple friends which happened to be couple guys I grew up with in Kitty Hawk. Paul and John Penland. He got a Rock Solid trip as a birthday present. Really we have not had any weather to run up and fish. Yesterday was light North and we cruised up to see what was up. After a couple hours we found the meat and put out a few trolling rods out and two then all three went down. Landed seven in one pass. Pretty good since we had seven lures out. We stopped to try jigging and landed some fish and then did the troll jig deal. We landed forty and had enough and came on home. Most fish were in the 15-20lb range with a few 30+lbers mixed in. Did not see a boat all day which tells me plenty of fish above as well so maybe we can get some decent weather so we can go fishing for em again. And thanks John for all you do for us and everyone else in the military. Thanks everyone for the Christmas emails gifts and cards. Merry Christmas.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

still fishing hard

Capt. Matt here. Just got my computer fixed so its game on. First off, fished the Bluewater Striper Tournament in Hampton, VA with my close friends Brandon, Casey and Seth. We caught the most in the tourny but came in 5th place with a 38 pounder. After that ran a trip at the Oregon Inlet Bridge. Had multiple bites but only got one in the boat. Hope to get back out after this weather passes. Looking to hear from ya so we can catch some fish!

Thursday, December 17, 2009


Well off today and going to throw up a couple pics of the last few days of fishing. Jr and Hugh came up and we fished a couple days. Day one Chesapeake Bay Bridge, two fat stripers eeling around 30lbs, and 40lbs. Then off to cast the eight pound tackle to some schoolies. We landed fish about every fourth cast. Then on the way home close to dusk the birds a few miles west of the bridge started working on a nice school of fish and we landed a bunch more 18-32 inch fish.
Day two poor weather but no worries off to the calm trout hole. Tough fishing managed to scrap out a few small fish and one puppy drum. Jr saved the day with one monster moby gator speck. Thanks guys.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Oregon Inlet Stripers

Lurking around the Inlet once again yesterday with a few trips. Back to Oregon Inlet after a trip up to the Bay (Thanks Danny). Matt was up in the Chesapeake Bay fishing a rockfish tournament in which they finished in fifth. So I should be back up there mid week as well to hit the trout hole and stripers. Being mobile and flexible to fish when and where ever has allowed us more options on most any weather conditions. The Lane crew from Buffalo fished the morning trip and landed three rock livebaiting 30, 33, 36lbers. Glad to have them after all the crazy weather and slower fishing as of late. These guys always whack the cobia with me in the late summer and pretty neat to see guys will to come this far to fish!
Fishing the evening/night we managed 4 to the boat up to 35lbs and missed a few more. So thanks to everyone for fishing. Feel free to call the house and we can get you rigged up! Looks like Ches has some duck hunting trips coming as well so maybe we can squeak out a post from him.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

back under the moon

This is Capt Matt on Southern Run fished Monday night had few nice bites at the bridge. Landed one 30lb rock and and a few nice sharks. The fishing wasn't as good as it been considering the conditions. We fished hard and still manage to get some bites and land some fish.
Talked to Aaron this evening he got 10 bites and landed 5 nice rocks in Chesapeake Bay. Give use a call and well get you rigged up for next time.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

While you were sleeping.

Fished late last night and had some good fishing as you can tell from the picture as well. Fish up to 40lbs. Also had a little company with Matt running a night trip as well aboard the ole Dehart boat. aka Southern Run. I am sure some of you regulars have been on that one with me in the past. So options we have with fishing opportunities in NC and Va and a few captains to fish with. Thanks guys for fishing!!!