Posts

Summer Fishing Outer Banks style!!!

As we roll into our summer schedule the fishing continues!!  The yellowfin TUNA have stayed around for some days but it’s been our pals the dolphin (MAHI MAHI) that are the stars of the show!!  A special guest appearance by our North Carolina state saltwater fish – the RED DRUM – put the icing on the cake on the run back home one afternoon!! (Catch and Release Action only for these guys).  These beautiful fish typically don’t make a showing until the 4th of July… way cool!!  A huge thank you to everyone who has kicked off an amazing summer start!!!  We had a cancellation that left next Tuesday and Wednesday open (June 18 and 19) if anyone wants to jump in… also a few days left in July.  Thanks again everybody!!!  Give us a call… LET’S GO FISHING!!

Tuna, Mahi, Billfish, Wahooooooo!!

We are rolling through June and variety is the theme so far!  Tuna, Dolphin (Mahi), and Billfish (Blues and Whites so far!) with the occasional Wahoo thrown in!!  A huge thank you to all our awesome Fistful anglers… Way to kick off the summer!!  July is filling but we have some days still open here and there – get on the books if you want to get out there and Let’s go Fishing!!!

 

Summer Fishing is HOT!

A quick catch up… other than a couple of weather days and an awesome 4th (what a gorgeous day to celebrate Independence Day!!) we have been chasing offshore fish non-stop!  Fantastic fishing continues with Mahi Mahi, Tilefish, Billfish, and even some tuna still around!!!  A huge thank you to all our groups – you guys and GALS rock!!  This Thursday opened up last minute (July 15) and we have a few spots left the following week for both Offshore Full Days and our Nearshore Half Day (5 hour trip – Perfect for a family trip!)  It’s time to fish… Let’s go!!!

It’s officially Fall!!

Our hot summer months have slipped into cool Fall mornings, crisp Carolina blue skies, and continued awesome fishing!  The weather kept the Fistful at the dock several days the last month (definitely a sign of fall!) but that just gave us a good excuse to get some work done on our renovation projects for the lodge (Thank you Brandon and KB for all the help!!) and slip out for some of the BIG Red Drum!! (Pretty work E and Congratulations to Chip and the boys!!!!!)  As October approaches we look forward to more consistency from mother nature and are already seeing our tuna show!  This is also the time of year we begin our transition into waterfowl season… Geese and Teal for September with Duck Season soon to follow!  A bittersweet time… we hate to stable the Fistful but are so excited for the next season!!!  We will be fishing through much of October and have some days open for anyone looking to get out there!… The Blackfin tuna are here and the Yellowfin are typically close behind.  Give us a call!!

      

Awesome start to the season!

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!!!

Nearshore trips this week!

The past week has been filled with Nearshore trips – perfect for families and kids and super fun!!  The Spanish have shown up, the Drum are around, the Kings are starting to bite… even the Cobia are still making an appearance!  Give us a call… we have some scattered 4 and 6 hour trips still available the next few weeks – Get in on the fun!  Also – keep in mind August and September are hot months Offshore – days are disappearing quickly so get on the book if you are thinking about getting out there!

A special thank you to our adopted “Granny” and family for the pic from their annual Offshore trip earlier this summer – it proves that the love of fishing and the outdoors has no boundaries… you are an inspiration and wow are you tough!

June summary – amazing fishing!

We are rolling into July with unbelievable weather and equally fantastic fishing!!  The past week has been full of dolphin and tuna plus tiles and more on our Fullday Offshore trips and Spanish and Blues with a few Cobia still mixed in for our 4 and 6 hour trips… and as always –  incredible groups to spend the day with!!  Our 2 big fish of the week were a 124 pound Yellowfin Tuna and a 195 pound Bigeye Tuna plus the first Wahoo of the season –  Pretty work everybody!  Slick calm conditions and crazy active marine life makes you catch your breath and say thank you… every day.  Congratulations and thank you to all our anglers – you make what we do so special!

    

Goodbye Turkeys… Hello COBIA!!!

Fishing Season has Officially begun and the COBIA are here to kick it off right!!! 

 

We wrapped up another phenomenal turkey season thanks to all our crew!!  There is nothing quite like Spring in the woods and to be able to share all we treasure with great friends and family is beyond words…. Non-stop back porch stories, delicious meals right off the grill, fun and fellowship and simple appreciation of what mother nature offers us all every day – we can’t say Thank You enough to everyone.

 

On to the COBIA!!  These fantastic fish are on the move and coming up the coast fast – fishing as been off the hook this week and the weather has cooperated despite the forecast (a true testament to NEVER fully believe the weather forecast on the Outer Banks…. the dart board technique is alive and well!)

 

Near future Dates available at this time are: May 21 and 22, 28, 31, and June 1. Some scattered dates are still open the last 2 weeks of June.  Don’t miss out on this fishery… our Cobia will often move out by July so give us a call soon if you want to target these fish!  In other news further off the beach – the DOLPHIN (MAHI MAHI) are showing up, the boys got into the TILEFISH already, and the TUNA are still biting!  Let’s go fishing!

 

 

  

Fishing continues to be fantastic!

As we move into August the fishing continues to be crazy good… tons of variety on our Nearshore Days and the Tuna have stuck around all summer for our Offshore trips!! (That NEVER happens!!! yay!).  The billfish are starting to show as we move into August and their time to shine is coming fast!  We are fishing until September 19th this year so give us a hollar if you want to get on the books… we have some spots left but they are filling.  Thank you so much to all our groups and a special shout out to our youth anglers – you guys are the future!

June Fishing!

As we roll into mid June the fishing continues to be fantastic!  A mixed bag of trips and fish this past week – from Half Day Nearshore to Full Day Offshore… and everything in between.  Dolphin… Tuna… Mackerel… Blues… Tons of fun with awesome people!! Thanks everybody!!  The last 2 weeks of June are filling fast… give us a shout if you want to go!!