Time for Ducks!

A huge Thank You to all of our charters this season… you guys/gals/and youngsters ROCK!!  What an awesome summer with tons of fantastic folks… thank you all!!  We wrapped up the last few days with yummy Mahi and now this is the time of year the FISTFUL gets a rest as we turn our attention to the birds.  Busy building, bushing, scouting, and prepping for our winter gang.  We will be back in the ocean mid-May… looking forward to seeing everyone in the Spring!!

It’s Waterfowl Time!!!

It’s that time of year again!!  Another Thank You to all of our anglers for a fantastic fishing season!!!  We wrapped up October with a few final Tuna trips, an awesome short duck season (quickie 4 days in October), a last minute trip out west to get our minds right for feathers, and final (never ending lol) prep for the DUCKS!!!  The November season has started and will wrap up after Thanksgiving… then the big season is here!! A huge Thank You to our groups so far – always a blast and always so much fun to kick off waterfowl season with you guys!  We will be back to fishing in the Spring… Remember inland fishing for ROCKFISH cranks up in the Spring and we will start chasing COBIA in May!!  Happy November to all!!!

Another Duck Season in the books!

What a crazy time this year’s waterfowl season turned out to be!  With insanely gorgeous weather our ducks made us work hard to find them but what a ton of fun when we all got together!   A huge thank you to ALL our hunters – waterfowl, bear, and upland birds (still going strong on Quail until the end of March!)… it is our awesome clientele that makes all the sweat, work, late nights and early mornings worth every minute and always memorable… Thank you.


As we plow into Spring the prep for next year is here and so are the Rockfish!!  Inland river trips are the table fare this time of year and the fish have been biting already!  Turkey season is just around the corner and you know who shows up after that – Mr. COBIA!!!


Thank you again to everyone… We are looking forward to next year already!!!



Changing of the seasons…

It’s that time of year again when the Fistful gets to take a breather and we turn our sights to the sky… Albemarle Outfitters waterfowl season prep is in full swing!!  A huge thank you to all our anglers this year – you make our job tons of fun and never boring… Thank you so much!!!!  We have tons of exciting stuff coming up – our new lodge is up and running for the season, waterfowl blind construction and prep is well underway, we have added Black Bear Hunt packages, our Quail/Pheasant/Chukkar Preserve Hunts are back and we have added another 300 acres of timber and swamp – loaded with ducks, bear, and turkey!  Thank you again for a fantastic fishing season – see everyone in the spring!!




Winter Catch Up!

We have had one of the busiest and most fun winters!  Exhausting but crazy rewarding, super fun, non-stop and never a dull moment 🙂  A huge thank you to all our hunters… you guys are family to us and we cannot tell you enough how much we appreciate and love you!! We miss everyone already 🙁  We kicked off the season out west and then got down to business back home with waterfowl, upland game hunts, winter boat maintenance and continuing construction on the new lodge (completely restored 1850 farmhouse…almost 3 years of work and finally getting to the end!).  Our lodge is scheduled to be up and running for turkey season and we are really excited to stop building and start enjoying it!  Upland Game Preserve Season continues until the end of March and we have had a blast starting up this new adventure!  We had a soft opening last season and with private hunts this year we are well on our way – we still have some availability this year of anyone is interested in getting some shooting in before it’s back to the water… Fishing will start rolling next month with inland Rockfish and we start chasing Turkeys in April… then… COBIA season!!  We are starting to fill days in May and June for the Fistful so please give us a call if you have days you want to save… it won’t be long before the winter is gone and sunny warm fishing days return!! Give us a shout!!


Quick Catch Up!

Attempting to sum up the last 6 months in 1 post: Starting back in the Fall – Awesome waterfowl fun with fantastic folks!! A giant thank you to everyone again this year – the crazy weather made it adventurous to say the least!  Breaking ice, snow day lock ins, species around that we rarely get to see in unusual locations, tons of fun with lots of cold!  While we were chasing birds our girl got her new paint job – Thank you Jim!!! Always a first class and absolutely beautiful job… custom wooden boats are always in need of never ending love and care and we couldn’t do it without you!!


Meanwhile – we were able to complete our 6000 square foot flight pen for our newest addition – our upland game bird preserve (more to come on this adventure…) in addition to continuous work during every spare minute to complete the lodge – we are starting to see the light now and hope to have this project completed in the next few months.


On to what’s next – Turkey’s and COBIA and warm weather!!!!!  Spring turkey gets cranked up next month and we are looking forward to the arrival of our Cobia.  May and June are filling fast so if a Cobia trip is on your mind please get it scheduled ASAP… many of the weekends are already booked up and we are starting to fill the weekdays.


One last thank you again to all our hunters… we couldn’t do what we do without you!  Almost time to go fishing!!!!!



Changing Gears once again :)

It’s that time of year again when we go through withdrawals and tell everyone “Goodbye” for now at the close of another duck season… Our season starts Mid-September and by the end of January it takes a little getting use to when the early mornings, non-stop scouting and phone calls, and continuous prep for the next day’s hunts/departures/arrivals comes to an abrupt end.  We can never say “Thank you” enough to everyone… especially during a tough season like this year!  We were due for a crazy warm winter and we sure got it!  Nothing can stop the fun though and when you have a group of guys (and girls!) like we have – it is always a blast!!  We are so thankful for everyone and for the opportunity to spend time with such incredible friends.  We are already looking forward to next year… Spring Turkey is next then it’s time to fish!!  Thanks again everyone 🙂

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The word of the day is DUCKS!!  Things have been busy busy the last 2 months… never-ending prep work and upkeep to get ready for the big season bearing down on us Saturday (it’s almost here!), the short season (a HUGE thank you to our early crowd… always a blast!), and trips out to the central flyway.  One of the highlights of our year is to start the season by heading out west to see lots of great old friends and make fantastic new ones… A part of the country where the scenery is breath taking, the duck activity unbelievable, and the people incredible.  A piece of true America…Faith, Family, and Community are forefront and the friends are priceless.  We are always so thankful to get back there and spend some time.   And now back to business….We’re geared up and ready to get to it this season!  The weather is ducky and the birds are flying… can’t wait to see everyone!

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NC State Duck Calling Championship

Down in New Bern today judging the NC State duck calling contest..Set up a booth as well and sold a few calls and booked some early season duck hunts..The picture with the three guys are myself Steve Earley and Mike Evans.We are all from the same hometown and combined have 9 state championships between us!!Pretty awesome for some Redneck boys from nowhere!Congrats to mike for taking top honors this year in state and second place Pamlico regional.North Eastern NC boys representing..




End of another season…

Well after two years Martin Mcnally returns back down east to hunt with us… He picked up right were he left off scoring first thing this morning with a great strutter..What a great hunt.  This one was going to be ten yards from us when he got the smack down.  What a great season.  Always sad to see turkey season go away.  It’s what spring is all about..We ended on a high note for sure.  We are happy to say we had a one hundred percent success rate for all of our hunters this year.. This is Martin closing out our year.. LETS GO FISHING! !!