Q and crew last trip in Hatteras 2011

We set out exactly where we left from the day before..When we arrived a condition had formed up in a little bit shallower water than the blank water we would have been fishing the day before..We fished around for several hours until noon picking at the gaffers..The word on the radio was grim and we had one of the better catches of the fleet..So I gave my crew the option to go inshore and catch some spanish and look for a cobia..My boys here like bent poles so off we went..On the way in in 4 fathoms we saw a sailfish..Ran him right over.Pretty cool.Got to the hook and there where acres of spanish..We made quick work of a limit and they where classy fish..Arriving to the dock we made the right call.

Purinai and company

We set out directly on the fish this day in 15 fathoms..The sea conditions were not perfect and we found ourselves back at the dock this day by 11 am..Three of the four guys were under the weather.We did have a good catch in just about an hour of fishing with a dozen dolphin and a couple of albacores and a blackfin…Dinkys is good for that…Thank you guys and look forward to seeing you soon.

May 22nd Hatteras

Today we took a family trip offshore in hopes of having a good catch to sale as well as taking Abigail on her first real offshore adventure..She did great and the weather could not have been any better..Flat calm and blue skies all day…As well as great fishing…We were fortunate enough to find some bigger patches of grass way out in the deep in 110 fathoms that were holding some good charges of gaffer golphin..We not only had a great family day but were able to make th most out of our efforts… I left my camera behind on the boat and will update all the catches and charters when I return.These are all pictures Kathy had on her camera..

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 Dolphin

Pretty work guys!  A nice catch of dolphin to top off a beautiful day.  Scott and Chris – so nice to meet you both… Pop John and Dougie – thank you…as always!!  There’s nothing as special as finding the time to spend with family…no matter how far off they may be most of the year.  We need make this a habit – what a great time!

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”

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.

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!