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!