What an amazing start to this season!! TUNA has been the talk of the town for OFFSHORE trips plus MAHI MAHI and even some BILLFISH already! NEARSHORE trips are finding Spanish Mackeral, Kings, Bluefish, and the forever favorite COBIA!! A huge THANK YOU to all our anglers – as always you make our job so much fun!! Plus a giant CONGRATULATIONS to all of our Junior Anglers!! Awesome kids with tough arms, tons of heart, and already addicted to fins!! We can’t wait to see you again soon! 🙂 We have openings starting the first week of July – Don’t miss out! Let’s go Fishing!!!
Welcome back to all our visitors! Our season has kicked off with a great start… thanks everybody!! We have a couple of weather days ahead of us but then will be back at as soon as the winds and seas settle…. We are full the rest of May but have days open starting June 3rd – Save your spot!! Let’s go fishing!!!
It’s official – The Outer Banks will be open to ALL visitors starting Saturday May 16th at 12:01 am! We are so excited to be opening our doors to all of our visitors… we hope everyone is safe and healthy and we are looking forward to getting back on the water. We have the 27th and 28th still available in May and more options in June for anyone looking to get out there in the near future. Offshore fishing continues to be fantastic and the Cobia are set to show any day now! Give us a call to save your day or if anyone has any questions during this crazy time… Most of our restaurants are open for take and/or delivery (and need all of our support now more than ever!) and our area is actively practicing social distancing plus sporting PPE in our groceries, pharmacies, and other retail establishments where distancing may be difficult (so bring your favorite fishing buff – it’s dual purpose now!). Please keep in mind that essential supplies (such as the ever elusive toilet paper and paper towels) are still limited and bringing as many of these items as you can with you is recommended. Thanks to all who have been patiently waiting… see you soon!! P.S… a few quick memories from last season… Let’s go fishing!!!
What an unexpected situation we have all been thrown into since our last post. A HUGE Thank you to all of our First Responders, Medical Personnel, essential business employees, grocery staff, Military and all the rest out there working to keep things rolling. Our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone in this different reality we are all working with and we look so forward to the light at the end of the tunnel – it is getting closer and closer every day!!
What about April fishing?? It has been phenomenal!! TUNA has been the main fare with some mahi mahi mixed in and even a blue marlin already!! Charters and Commercial Fishing have been limited on the Outer Banks but both should be picking up the pace rapidly as our visitors are able to come back to see us – the COBIA are getting close so we are all ready to get back to the water!! Some sightings are starting towards Hatteras which means they are on tract to get to us early to mid-May… just in time to Spring haul the Fistful, Wrap up Turkey season, and finish up farm projects!! Anyone looking to get on the books for the summer please give us a call – our calendar is continuing to fill up and we will certainly accommodate anyone needing to change or cancel a trip if need be. Don’t hesitate to call or email if anyone has any questions or needs any information.
Meanwhile… it’s Spring Turkey season and project time!!! Enjoy this time with your family – it’ll be back to business as usual before we know it. We can’t wait to see everyone and don’t forget to support your neighbors and local small businesses as best you can… See everyone soon!
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!!!
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!!
The storm has come and gone and we are back at it!! Fishing was awesome before Dorian and has picked up right where it left off!! Fall is a great time to get on the water – fishing is fantastic and the weather not so crazy hot! Give us a call – Let’s go fishing!!
HOT weather and HOT fishing!! Offshore and Nearshore trips have both been fantastic… super fun groups and a ton of action! Looks like mother nature is going to give us a little break from the insane heat and get down right pleasant… the perfect time to get out there. We have a few spots open next week… give us a call before they fill up!
We are entering one of our favorite times of the season! July brings sunny skies, beautiful water, awesome fishing, and tons of great people! Thank you so much everybody! Nearshore family fun trips are a fantastic way to spend time together and get out there to not only catch fish but to see all sorts of cool stuff… what a great excuse fishing gives us to spend time on the water! And the dolphin (Mahi Mahi) have shown up for our Offshore Full Day trips in addition to tunas, tiles, almacos, kings, barracuda and more!! Even a White Marlin Yesterday!! We have some openings this week – Let’s Go Fishing!!!
Posted by Karl Helmkamp on Monday, July 1, 2019
A quick catch up – fishing has been off the hook! Our offshore trips are smacking the fish and different everyday – TUNA and DOLPHIN (Mahi Mahi), TRIGGERS and TILES and even an early SAIL! Nearshore trips have found the RIBBONS, MACKEREL, SHARK, and BLUES! Summer is here and is the best time to get out there… bring the grown ups or bring the family – tons of fun and making memories!! Give us a call if you are ready to go!