The Fistful is up for a quick spring haul out… getting ready for this year’s season!! New zincs, some clean up, and a little wax and she’ll be back in the water ready to go 🙂 The days are getting longer and the warm summer fishing season is fast approaching… We are saving days already – give us a shout if you know your desired dates and we’ll get you on the book! Thanks to everyone for all the support!! We are looking forward to another awesome season with everybody!!
Karl had a fantastic group this go…. Dwight, Reggie, Jimmy – thank you so much!! It’s always a blast to have great folks on the boat!! Plenty of action, a limit of nice fish to take home, plus a little “surgery” makes for a fun day!! (Ha!) Angie – it was wonderful to see you again!! Hope your trip back was nice and relaxing 🙂 Send some pics if you get the chance and I’ll get them posted… hope to see you guys again soon!!
It sounds a little silly to say “almost here” with the wonderful weather we have had this winter. Early spring is proving to shape up just as nice!! The sound rockfish are biting and it’s a fantastic excuse to get the whole family out on the water… 4 year old daughter Abbie has been practicing hard and has now mastered casting a spinning reel… She is moving on to tell Karl exactly where to go to find the fish these days!! 🙂 Don’t forget…Spring Turkey season is right around the corner… less than a month away! This is yet another favorite time of the year – a wonderful time to be on the boat and in the woods! Looking for to seeing everybody this spring!!!
It’s never too early to start thinking about the upcoming rockfish season… it’ll be here before we know it!! We’ll be watching this year’s migration as the fall progresses… hopefully these impressive fish will show up a little early – just like last year! Typically we start to see them around the first of the year… it was December in 2010 so you never know… We are saving dates for folks already – anyone interested please let us know so we can put you on the calender!!
With summer still in full force we forget about all the fun the winter time offers on the outer banks..Ocean run stripers were here in full force last year and we expect another great run this year..They generally arrive the first week of Jan and thats really when we start to target them..In January I will be busy duck hunting and captain Ernest Doshier of GECKO sportfishing in Ocracoke will be running the FISTFUL..geckosportfishing.com.Ernie is great and will put you in the meat…In Feb I will be back ..We have plenty of dates open but weekends are starting to fill up…One thing we do offer is a complete lodging package..Our lodging is provided a stones throw away from the boat soundfront with spectacular winter sunsets over pirates cove marina we can also arrange meals.Lodging is an additional $100 per night.Its a fun way to spend a couple of days for a little winter time fishing..Full day trips only.. $975 for the day..If we have to travel an extended length to get to the fish we may add a fuel surcharge of up to $150 may be added.GIVE US A CALL …
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..