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!!

         

HOT Nearshore Bite!

As we are winding down our season the Nearshore action is ramping up!  Our Spanish Mackeral are snapping and the bluefish have shown up… super fun trips and awesome eating fish!  Our 4 and 6 hour trips are targeting these species and still watching for the Drum and Cobia… great for kids and a beautiful way to see the Outer Banks… We have a few spots still open the next 10 days then we change seasons… let’s go fishing!

 

Posted by Karl Helmkamp on Wednesday, August 29, 2018

August Fishing!

As we roll on through August we have had a variety of fun this past week – Our kick off was the Alice Kelly tournament – always a blast and what a great cause!  The marina was buzzing all week with the Pirate’s Cove Big Game Tournament – Congratulations to all the teams!!  We had Nearshore trips for Spanish and Blues – Tons of fun for the kids!  And our Offshore trips were spent chasing down the Dolphin and Tiles… YUM!  Thank you so much to everyone!!  We have a few spots open in the next few weeks before we change gears and start chasing ducks… Give us a call to get in on all the fun!!

 

Posted by Karl Helmkamp on Friday, August 10, 2018

Hot Drum Bite!

Quick video from our Facebook page… these fish are amazing and so much fun to catch!!

Posted by Karl Helmkamp on Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Nearshore trips this week!

The past week has been filled with Nearshore trips – perfect for families and kids and super fun!!  The Spanish have shown up, the Drum are around, the Kings are starting to bite… even the Cobia are still making an appearance!  Give us a call… we have some scattered 4 and 6 hour trips still available the next few weeks – Get in on the fun!  Also – keep in mind August and September are hot months Offshore – days are disappearing quickly so get on the book if you are thinking about getting out there!

A special thank you to our adopted “Granny” and family for the pic from their annual Offshore trip earlier this summer – it proves that the love of fishing and the outdoors has no boundaries… you are an inspiration and wow are you tough!

Summer fishing rolls on!!

A huge Thank You to all our anglers the last couple of weeks!  Pretty work everybody!!!   OFFSHORE FULL DAY trips are finding Dolphin (mahi mahi), Tiles, Sea Bass, Triggers, and more plus our Billfish are starting to show up!!  Our 4 and 6 hours groups are after Drum, Mackerel, Cobia, Ribbons, Shark and even a Rattlesnake!?!? You never know!  The weather has been awesome all summer until several days ago – Mother Nature kept us at the dock for a few days but she is straightening back out now and it’s time to go!!!  Thanks again everybody…. always a blast to fish with all our anglers!!  A few days opened up for us this coming week – give us a call and join in on all the fun!

     

Lucky to have this 1 , he was not hooked very good..Fish was really green and Casey ripped him over the side as the bucktail popped out of his mouth.Fish made our morning .We will take it..

Posted by Karl Helmkamp on Friday, July 13, 2018

June summary – amazing fishing!

We are rolling into July with unbelievable weather and equally fantastic fishing!!  The past week has been full of dolphin and tuna plus tiles and more on our Fullday Offshore trips and Spanish and Blues with a few Cobia still mixed in for our 4 and 6 hour trips… and as always –  incredible groups to spend the day with!!  Our 2 big fish of the week were a 124 pound Yellowfin Tuna and a 195 pound Bigeye Tuna plus the first Wahoo of the season –  Pretty work everybody!  Slick calm conditions and crazy active marine life makes you catch your breath and say thank you… every day.  Congratulations and thank you to all our anglers – you make what we do so special!

    

Summer Mahi Fun!

Beautiful Weather and awesome Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) fishing were the theme for this past week!  Fishing has been phenomenal and when the weather is wonderful it’s hard to ask for anything more.  Thank you so much to everybody!  G… hope that arm has recovered!! Gordon – always a pleasure and KY fam – thank you for making the drive!! (you may not have fit on the plane with all that anyway!!).  CW… never a dull moment and always a trip… looking forward to next time!  A couple of stowaways and a sweet dockside visit rounded off the week plus a great Father’s Day back to the basics – what else would you do on your day off!?? Fish fry coming soon!!  Thank you again to all our groups!!

 

 

        

Cobia, Dolphin, Tiles, and Drum… Oh my!

Fishing has been amazing this week!!! Thank you so much everybody!!!  We have the afternoon on Thursday (06/14) open for a quick 4 hour nearshore trip (Mackeral, Bluefish, Cobia, Drum) and Tuesday (next week – 06/19) is open for any length trip (4, 6, or FULL day) if anyone is interested – Let’s go fishing!!

     

 

 

You never know what will happen out there…..

These things never make it on video!  Every once in a while you get lucky haha –  From our facebook page…. offshore fishing with Karl and Casey – never a dull moment….

 

“My man covered every hole but 1 and he found it..In the box out the box.. “

My man covered every hole but 1 and he found it..In the box out the box.. Casey

Posted by Karl Helmkamp on Wednesday, May 30, 2018