May 20th Hatteras report

We had a good bunch of guys along with us today..The day started on a blue green change running west to east in 20 fathoms..I fished up into a pretty good head sea in the morning away from more than 30 other boats taking the down sea path..Shortly after setting out we got covered up by the gaffer dolphin and it would remain that way all day until the box was full.We ended up with a great cath of bigger gaffers and 2 king mackeral..Glad everyone had a great day and will see you soon..

Gaffer dolphin fishing Hatteras

We have been in Hatteras since the 29th of April..Fishing has been great..Some days the conditions have not been as they would normally be but non the less we have had a great all around spring..We will be in Hatteras until June 3rd..We will then return to Pirates Cove for the summer where we will be nearshore fishing for spanish mackeral , bluefish , triggers , cobes , red drum , and amberjack…Please give us a call anytime to book a trip..If we are not available someone in our charter fleet will be and we will make arrangements.

Hatteras Bound!

We are headed back to Hatteras for May!!  The Fistful boat will be at Teach’s Lair until the beginning of June… Come see us for Full day OFFSHORE trips or Half Day, 3/4 Day, and Full Day NEARSHORE trips.. our Internet access is a little limited during this time – if you have immediate interest – call Captain Karl at (252) 395 – 1907 or Kathy at (252) 455 – 1595… this is always a great time and fantastic fishing!!!

Spring Cleaning

 It finally feels like spring time! The Fistful is out of the water for a few days… a little bottom paint, some wax, and a few maintenance chores and we will be ready to head south to Hatteras… Our days are starting to fill up with Offshore (Full day) and Nearshore (Half, 3/4, and Full Day) Trips… “Dracula can see his reflection on her”

Spring and Summer on the way!

With all the cold weather hanging around it’s hard to believe spring will ever get here…but it’s on the way!! Spring time is HATTERAS time for the Fistful boat and we are getting ready to head south in the next month for both OFFSHORE fishing in the Gulf Stream (Chasing DOLPHIN, TUNA, WAHOO, BLUES and WHITES and SAILS and more!) and NEARSHORE trips (for SPANISH MACKERAL, KING MACKERAL, BLUEFISH, and everything else close to the beach!)… our trips in the spring are run out of Hatteras Inlet and we typically stay until the first week of June before heading back to Pirate’s Cove for the Summer rush… In the mean time… we are currently running trips as hard as we can on our 23 Maycraft for the INSHORE SOUND ROCKFISH…  Tons of fun on light tackle and lots of fish everywhere!!  Please don’t hesitate to call or email us for more information on any of our upcoming trips…Inshore, Nearshore, and to the gulf stream!

Blue Marlin…

The Blue Marlin bite was not as prolific for us this season as it was for many but we will take all the bites we get!  Getting a nice blue one to the boat…especially on smaller tackle…is an accomplishment that any angler lucky enough to fight one of these big fish can be proud of.

Sailfish Summer

The billfish were the talk of the summer…we experienced phenomenal bites off the coast of North Carolina – Sailfish and White Marlin being the heavy hitters but plenty of Blue Marlin action as well.  Double and Triple hookups were not uncommon!  This kind of fishing makes for an adrenaline filled day and it is an amazing thing to just watch.  Leaps like this make it a “no-brainer” as to what is on the line…

Marlin and Dolphin: Hatteras NC

What an amazing day! Thanks so much to Dave, Tom, John, and Eddie for a great day on the water. The gang had the box full of dolphin when a nice blue one showed up at the back of the boat to swallow a dink bait on a TLD 30 with 50 pound test… John wrestled her for 2 1/2 hours before the release! Can’t wait til you guys come back!