Fall and Winter 2009

Posted by on Dec 2, 2009 in Fishing Report | Comments Off on Fall and Winter 2009

Hello Everybody! Should have been posting more often, but it’s been hard to stay off the water with all of the fishing opportunities that have been available this Fall. Offshore fishing has been really consistent with the Wahoos , Sails and Tunas. I fished the Wounded Warriors Tournament out of Bridge Tender Marina in Wrightsville Beach on the 54′ Jarrett Bay “Chicken Ship” with Capt. Adam Thompson and we had 8 Wahoo in the 40lb range along with some Blackfin Tuna. It was a real honor to be able to give back to some of the guys risking their lives for our Country! Also the King Mackeral and Gag Grouper bite has been strong all fall and should continue through the winter. Inshore fishing has been outstanding as well with BIG Speckled Trout, Drum, and Flounder. We have had many double digit ‘Inshore Slams’ and the Trout and Drum have been eager to eat Topwater plugs(my favorite method) and on the high Fall tides there have been plenty of shallow water ‘tailing’ Reds to sneak up on and throw the fly to. Speaking of Fly Fishing, this years’ Cape Fear Red Trout Tournament was afforded some real tough conditions to say the least with 20kt winds and cold, wet days. But I had the pleasure to fish Keith and Jeanette Gallaher of Fayetteville who braved the weather and primarily used fly tackle. Both anglers had to weed through many just undersize Reds, but with persistence, Keith was able to capture a qualifying Red as well as a very nice Trout, both on Fly, as well as another good Red on topwater to earn Fly Division Champion and the Most Redfish Award. Congratulations Keith! Well that is what has been going on around Wrightsville Beach, as I am writing there is ANOTHER big low pressure moving through and I can’t wait for the weather to break so we can get out and catch some Trout as we had 50 on the last trip! Thanks for reading and hope to see you...

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Summer (and the Fish) have arrived!

Posted by on Jun 29, 2009 in Fishing Report | Comments Off on Summer (and the Fish) have arrived!

The Reds(Drum) are in the shallows, the nearshore action has been on fire with Dolphin(Mahi-Mahi), King Mackerel and Grouper hungry and abundant, and the Billfish action offshore has been spectacular!! We have seen hundreds of Reds in water less than 18″ deep in the past few trips and most have been willing to crash a topwater plug, a school of over a hundred fish produced 20 fish out of 30 bites in under an hour and a half just the other afternoon! The fish are mostly slot sized(18-27″) with some big 30″+ fished mixed in. From the Inlets out to 20 miles offshore the fishing has been fantastic with dozens of species to choose from, such as Amberjack, Kings, Mahi, Sailfish, and Grouper, all ready and willing to bite Bait,Plug,or Fly! Offshore, the fishing for Marlin(both Blue and White), Sailfish, Wahoo, Dolphin, and Tuna has been pretty consistent all spring . Captain Jon has been fishng with the 58′ Bayliss Boatworks ‘Figment’ captained by Glynn Loftin out of Morehead City,NC this year, and we were fortunate enough to hold on to Second Place in the 2009 Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament with our 439lb. Blue Marlin as well as the First Place Tuna(98lbs)! It was a very exciting week to say the least! The coming months should hold opportunities galore both in the shallows and outside the inlets, so if you can save up some free time give me a call and we’ll get out on the water! Thanks Again and Tight Lines,...

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Summer is Close!

Posted by on Apr 23, 2009 in Fishing Report | Comments Off on Summer is Close!

Hello everybody! Sorry about the long time between posts, it was a busy winter! But I feel Summer is just around the corner.The long range weather forecast looks very good with temps in the 80’s and sunny skies which should get the water temperature up near 70 Deg. and get the Redfish and the Trout to start biting like they mean it! Not to mention all the nearshore species as well(King and Spanish Mackeral, Cobia, Bonita,Grouper and False Albacore), and with the availability of the new nearshore boat “Ella Sea” we can offer Half and Full day trips for up to 4 people to chase many more species than just the ones I mentioned.As for the fishing right now, Offshore is starting to really turn on with catches of Dolphin(Mahi-Mahi), Wahoo, and Tuna well into the double digits as well as a few billfish seen and caught. We are going to be unable to offer Offshore charters on the “Stream Weaver” this Spring and Summer, but are proud to Welcome “Buck Wild” to the fleet she is a Beautiful 63′ Custom Guthrie with all the amenities needed for a unforgettable day offshore. Inshore the Reds and Trout have been around all Winter with weather playing a major factor on their mood and eagerness to bite, but it is steadily getting better and should fire off when the water warms up. I have already had topwater bites and expect many more in the coming months, as we caught trout up to 6lbs on top last May thru October. The picture is of a 4lb+ Speckled Trout that fell for the newest ‘secret bait’ this Winter and was released to hopefully reproduce! Thanks for reading and I hope to see you on the water this Summer. Capt....

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Fall Fishing Firing Off ’08

Posted by on Oct 7, 2008 in Fishing Report | Comments Off on Fall Fishing Firing Off ’08

If you have been saving your pennies to come fishing this fall, break open the bank! Both Offshore and Inshore fishing have been fantastic! Above is a picture of a Sailfish we caught last Wednesday along with 10 nice Wahoos! Friday we had 12  more Wahoos and Yesterday we caught 41 Dolphin(Mahi Mahi), although most were on the small side, we had alot of action. There are many open days this fall and the fishing should stay good through the New Year. Inshore action has been stellar as well with Slams(Redfish, Trout, and Flounder on the same Day) most every trip and lots of aggressive topwater bites! The Redfish was 31″ and the Trout was 23″ and both fell for Topwater Plugs, and on the day we caught the Red we also caught 2 more Reds and over 30 Trout!! I believe it is setting up to be a memorable Fall Season for both Speckled Trout and Redfish as well as Flounder. So give me a call if you can make it out on the water, and if you can’t, sorry you had to see this. Thanks,...

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Great Summer in ’08

Posted by on Jul 22, 2008 in Fishing Report | Comments Off on Great Summer in ’08

Well it has been a VERY busy Summer, with lots of Travel and lots of Tournaments so far.We just got back from Charleston, SC where we fished the Megadock Tournament as well as a few Customer Days,although we did not do too well in the Tournament, we did catch a few Sailfish as well as some Dolphin and even a nice Gag Grouper. In June, the ‘Stream Weaver’ Team managed to pull off a win in the 2008 Cape Fear Blue Marlin Tournament! We were fortunate enough to catch the First Blue Marlin of the Tournament and our 400 pts. held up to the end. Above is a picture of the 200-250lb Blue right before we let him go. As of the last update we were ranked 8th in the North Carolina Governors Cup Billfishing Series with 2 Tourneys to go Ducks Unlimited and Pirates Cove. I will keep you posted. The Boat is Scheduled to be back home late August and will be available to fish out of Wrightsville Beach this Fall. Last year was a really good year for Fall Wahoo and Sailfish all the way into the New Year. Inshore fishing has also been productive, with a host of species to target. On a trip yesterday, we jumped off a nice Ladyfish on artificial and had a few fly shots as well.The Redfish seem to be on the move following the Finger Mullet and some large schools have been found with big upper-slot and over-slot fish eating Topwater plugs readily. Flounder are fairly consistent on bait and there are some nice Blues around. Speckled Trout fishing has remained good all year and I am hoping for another awesome late summer Topwater bite like we had last year. The Trout Pic is of a 5.5lber that ate a Topwater Plug in May, and is one of my biggest yet! Tarpon have been seen and caught around Bald Head Island and we are currently booking for the pre-fall run. We are available for charter, both Inshore and Offshore, starting in late August. With limited availability before then. Thanks for reading, hope to see you...

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Spring Fishing Heats Up!

Posted by on Apr 28, 2008 in Fishing Report | Comments Off on Spring Fishing Heats Up!

Well it is time to go fishing!There was a Blue Marlin bite this past weekend out of Wrightsville Beach that would rival most Worldwide destinations. I know of 7 Blue Marlin caught from 150lbs to over 600lbs and twice that many seen. The ‘Stream Weaver’ saw two and caught one on Saturday alone and had over a dozen nice Dolphin as well! No Yellowfins yet to speak of yet, although I think we will see some soon, but I would trade Tunas for Blue Marlin anytime.The Inshore fishing is just as good. The Kingston Clan from the Northeast came to Wrightsville Beach for a vacation and pretty much fished every Daylight hour. Myself and a couple of other local guides had various Family members out all week and we caught Redfish, Black Drum, Speckled Trout, Bluefish(with some really big ones seen), King Mackeral and plenty of Dogfish Sharks. Abbey and Tracy’ The Shark Wranglers’ caught over 30 one Afternoon, and for 8 and 12 year old Lady Anglers, were very impressive, baiting their own hooks and landing each others’ Sharks! Also some of the bigger Redfish have moved back inside and onto the flats where some large schools of ‘tailers’ were seen, it’s time to throw the Fly. We still have some availability, so give me a call if you have the time and we’ll get out on the water. Thanks and hope to see you...

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