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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!!

      

Summer fishing rolls on!!

A huge Thank You to all our anglers the last couple of weeks!  Pretty work everybody!!!   OFFSHORE FULL DAY trips are finding Dolphin (mahi mahi), Tiles, Sea Bass, Triggers, and more plus our Billfish are starting to show up!!  Our 4 and 6 hours groups are after Drum, Mackerel, Cobia, Ribbons, Shark and even a Rattlesnake!?!? You never know!  The weather has been awesome all summer until several days ago – Mother Nature kept us at the dock for a few days but she is straightening back out now and it’s time to go!!!  Thanks again everybody…. always a blast to fish with all our anglers!!  A few days opened up for us this coming week – give us a call and join in on all the fun!

     

Lucky to have this 1 , he was not hooked very good..Fish was really green and Casey ripped him over the side as the bucktail popped out of his mouth.Fish made our morning .We will take it..

Posted by Karl Helmkamp on Friday, July 13, 2018

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!

    

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!!

      

Time to get out there!!

As we roll into June our fishing continues to be fantastic… The Tuna are still here but wont be for long!!  Don’t forget the Cobia and bottom fish, Mackerel and Bluefish… something different every day and so much fun.  Gib, Dickie, Mike, Bobbie and Dean and the boys – Thank you all so much!  We are so fortunate to have such great folks in our lives… you guys are awesome!

 

June is booking up – give us a call as soon as you know your dates so we can get your day saved… It’s time to fish!

 

Tuna and Dolphin

Despite the sporty seas and scrappy fishing Al and Ben did an awesome job bringing home dinner!!  Thank you both so much… Ben it was wonderful to meet you and Sal….. always a blast!! 

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Tuna Tuna Tuna!

Tunas and dolphins..awesome class of fish for us today… Thanks Mike! Always a blast with you!!!

First Billfish of the year 2013

First billfish of the year..A white marlin..Had a blue one hooked for a bit but he was on the wrong pole..Ended up with a nice catch of gaffer dolphin and some pretty yellowin tuna..Happy to be fishing..

Hatteras Update

The Fistful headed to Hatteras Village chasing the fish!!  We have been fortunate to enjoy some fantastic fishing with great groups!  Dolphin fishing has been off the hook with the bonus of an “almost” grand slam – caught 1 white, jumped off a sail, and had a blue one in the spread on the way south last week!  The Cobia fishing has been hopping as well with plenty of mackerel and bluefish to play with while looking for the big fish.  Our internet access is sketchy at best down there so here’s a quick picture update from some of the last week’s trips…  🙂  Thanks everybody!!!