I’ve been bad about keeping up with reports. With all of the new mandatory reporting requirements that all the charter boats have to fulfill to NOAA, it doesn’t leave much time in the afternoons. Just part of it these days!
We hope that all of our wonderful customers have had a great winter. It has been nice and quiet here on Ocracoke, other than the occasional shotgun volley from duck hunters out on the sound. The Free Ranger is in great shape are we are VERY excited about another great season of fishing in Ocracoke.
I will be in Guatemala running a charter boat for the Blue Bayou Sportfishing Lodge in February and March this year. If you’ve ever wanted to catch lots and lots of big pacific sailfish in one day, give me a holler and come down and see us this spring.
I’ll be back on the island around the 25th of March, and after a quick trip to the boatyard, we will be fishing out of Ocracoke by April 14th.
Please give us a call and lets get you on the calendar for the coming season!
Its been a wahoo kind of late summer so far for us here in Ocracoke. Its not every day, but man this has been the best season on wahoo we have had in probably a decade. The crazy part is we haven’t even hit peak season which traditionally has been September.
Also some good catches of dolphin (mahi-mahi) this passed week, and right on time the sailfish have showed up in good numbers.
Inshore the drum fishing remains good, and we are finally allowed to keep flounder! Had some great families along lately for our Spanish Mackerel and bluefish trips around the inlet, and those have been great.
Plenty of days open in September, give us a holler and lets go fishing!
Okay lots of reporting to catch up on. Fishing has been really good overall. There is always a slow day here and there, that is fishing. But as a whole, this year has been above average.
Last week we fished the Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament. We were fortunate enough to release two blue marlin during the week, which landed us in 12th place out of 122 boats in our division. We needed one more fish to be in the money; so close! Congratulations to all of the great teams who participated and won last week.
This week it was back to charter fishing, and what a great week it was. The larger class of yellowfin tuna showed up for a couple of days and we had fun with them, and then yesterday the dolphin made a re-appearance and we had a good catch. Along the way we are having our best blue marlin year ever. We have already surpassed our total for the entire last season!
We have a pretty week coming up and some really good fishing pushing up from south of us. I do have two days available later this week, and a few mid-July. Give us a call and lets go fishing!
Wheww its been slick flat calm and great fishing the last several days. Can’t beat it right now. I’ve got a couple days available in the next couple weeks.
BIG gaffer dolphins are thick right now along with a few tuna and blue marlins.
Quick Report, back at them in the morning.
Phenomenal dolphin (mahi mahi) fishing the last couple days. Today the blue marlin showed up in really good numbers. Our anglers caught over 300lbs of meat for the dinner table and a 200 lb blue marlin!