Offshore has really flowed right into August with a BANG!!! Our HUGE NEWS OF THE DAY goes directly to our very own TAYLOR COLLINS, Captain Lee Collins' daughter who runs the Strike 'Em! Taylor is FIVE YEARS OLD and caught a GRAND SLAM today!!!!!! This is completely unheard of and Taylors Dad even video taped her catching them! This was a huge thing to see for such a little tiny girl crank in a Blue Marlin, a Sailfish, and 2 White Marlins!!! A grand slam is a Blue, a White, and a Sail all caught on the same day! We are SO PROUD of you Taylor, you just made Grand Slam History!!! Check her out on our Facebook page, we will try to have her video's up there tomorrow!
We had another Bigeye Tuna weighed at the fish house this afternoon! They have been incredible this year, July received 59 Citations for Bigeyes alone and August is still providing us with a couple here and there! This Bigeye that was caught today weighed 179 lbs!!! Another stud!! That's over 100lbs of meat for one fish!!! There were more Blackfins caught today but there were still Yellowfins mixed in. A few dolphin were lined up but it was more of a tuna day really. Our most wonderful time of the year is finally starting. This Billfishing season has flowed right in and it is right on time for our Tournaments coming up next week! Our top boat for the billfishing today had 7 WHITE MARLIN and 3 SAILFISH!!! That's 10 releases!!! Way to go Captain Jesse and Chris!!! Also a round of applause for their anglers! Its a team effort on everyone and a good angler is the key to getting another release! As of today 'The Billfish Tally Board' has been created for August! It should be interesting what it reads at the end of the month! The board has all of our tally's for Blue and White Marlin and Sailfish releases! They are already high for the 8th day of the month and today they grew some more! This picture of the board is from yesterday but we will keep updating you with those results. Also on Facebook you will see more and more cool things like this so keep up with us!!!
This gorgeous Thursday we had today also provided our half day Inshore and Nearshore trips with some nice catches! We had Bluefish, a couple Spanish, a bunch of Triggerfish, bags of Speckled Trout Puppy Drum, and our good 'ol White Dotter Sharks! Which are super tasty! Our fly fishing boats also had great action with the Blacktip and Spinner Sharks and also the Speckled Trout! Fly fishing for Sharks must be insanely fun. I know how much fun they are to catch with a spinning rod so I can only imagine! The Speckled Trout catches were absolutely beautiful today. Their colors are so bold and defined even after you bring them home to the dock. You have to really get out there and experience trout fishing to be able to appreciate everything about them. We have trips available but the Inshore/Nearshore boats have been filling up by the end of each day so please act quickly!
Make-up trips are the same, if you want to go Offshore but do not have enough friends to get up at 4am with. Do yourself a favor and get on a Make-up, its 292$ per person plus tip for your mate. Mates work for tips just like in the restaurant. Our Offshore boats are booking up too Call us tomorrow at 252.441.6301 and get a rod in your hand!!! Good night!!!
HAPPY WEDNESDAY ROD HOLDERS!!! Hope you are doing just that right now! We had a nice show of fish come in this morning! If you are ever down here before 11:30 and want to see the Inshore fleet come in, you can usually watch them come in through "the Crack" all lined up in a row. (The Crack is our short-cut channel that allows us to get to and from the bridge/inlet)
Our report for Nearshore was some really nice sized Triggerfish, and buckets of Bluefish! There were a couple Spanish Mackerels thrown in the piles but the majority were Blues.
Inshore rocked the Speckle Trouts again! Some caught Speckles and Sharks and we even had the cutest 4 year old sack up his parents with a Cobia bigger than him! He caught 2 today! Way to go little man!!! The best thing about fishing is that there is NO AGE LIMIT! :)
Our boats are still booking trips for the rest of the week if you are ready to roll! Tomorrow we only have one afternoon trip open as of right now for a PM Nearshore trip.
Offshore we only have 12 boats open tomorrow. Catch our boats come in this afternoon by following us on Twitter and Facebook. We will let you know when the boats start coming in! Its a GORGEOUS day and its going to be just like this tomorrow! Book your trips today!!! We want to talk to YOU 252.441.6301!!!!
If you love FLYING FLAGS then book a trip right now! Today there were 10 White Marlin Flags, and 10 Sailfish Flags! One 300 LB Blue Marlin was caught but the dude holding the rod was 11. Haha yeah that's right ELEVEN! The kids really made us proud today! First it was a 4 year old that caught 2 Cobias, one bigger than him. Then it was this big guy who wrestled a 300 pound Blue Marlin!!! And even one of our Captains had his 5 year old daughter catch her first dolphin!!! Go Taylor!!! Kids are so awesome!!!!
The tuna fishing is still kickin'! We had a Citation 20 lb Blackfin reeled in, and a 35 lb Dolphin!!! Dolphin fishing was the highlighter of the dock and the Tunas were the perfect blend of meat thrown in. We had 2 Wahoo's but that's probably because there were so many dolphins. When you're bailing dolphin you do a different type of fishing, you can troll or you can stop and chum them up. If you find something floating you usually just stop and get your dolphin rods out and throw chunks bloodline around your lines. When you're trolling it is more likely to grab your wahoo's since they are faster swimmers.
We had almost all of our boats fish today so our fish cleaners have been rockin' it! Hopefully you are getting ready to go fishing with us this week or you are about to grub down on some fish taco's! Get yourself and your families in on this action right now so that you can experience our summer fishing for yourself! Summer is going to be gone in a blink of an eye so do not wait! We have absolutely NO BOATS available for tomorrow!! 22 Offshore boats, 14 Half-day Inshore trips. 10 Inshore trips and some are booked out. Even our Headboat the Miss Oregon Inlet is full!
So, about Friday..... :)
CALL US us in the manana!!! Have a good night everyone!!! We are open again at 5AM call 252.441.6301 for Friday, Sat, Sunday, or next weeks trips! See you soon!!!
Man today was absolutely gorgeous!!! I hope you guys were able to enjoy it! The water was slick calm all day, the heat wasn't humid, and we had a nice breeze off the sound blowing on us all afternoon! Not to mention the fishing was GREAT!!! Almost every boat went fishing today!!! My chart looks almost completely filled in with fish reports! Today we had 10 Sailfish, 5 White Marlin and a 350Lb Blue Marlin! SWEET!!!!!!!!!
Limits of Dolphin were laid up everywhere, and a mix of Yellowfin and Blackfin Tunas too! A nice show of Wahoo today also!!! 7 Wahoo's total. Supposedly some of our boats got surprised by the Amberjacks! We had so many meat slams it was ridiculous. The Amberjack count was roughly 19 fish! There were plenty of things to take home for dinner Offshore and Inshore!
Our Nearshore Gang got on the Bluefish pretty well today, and some had a couple White Dotter Sharks. Triggerfish are still biting, and there are some people who probably just got finished eating them right now. Yum! The BEST!! Inshore had some good action with the Speckled Trout, Puppy Drum, some flounder, Cobia and even an Amberjack! There was a killer Trout catch this morning, It made me want to throw my clipboard in the creek and charter my own boat! You need to seriously get jacked up if you aren't already! This summer is way too close to being over and we still have days open. We can't be wasting perfectly good days of fishing now people! Get on board with us you will never regret it!!!! Call our booking desk girls and bug them (in a good way) as early as 5AM to get yourself on the road to the Fishing Center and watching the sunrise from the water! Book online too since we aren't open right now :) Have a nice night!!!!! 252.441.6301
Monday was the first day of the 40th Annual White Marlin Open Tournament in Ocean City, Maryland! We want to wish our all of our Carolina boats some Good Luck!!! TIGHT LINES, some 70+ lb Whiteys!!! We hope you ALL win!!! We have 3 of our own boats up there fishing, The Sea Note, The Trophy Hunter, and The Outer Limits. We also have 2 of our Captains fishing on other boats Captain Jason Snead and Captain Dave Peck. And 2 of our Mates Joey Belton and Jason Sadler! So, GET 'EM BOYS!! We are rooting for you!!! Be safe and have fun!!!
Tournament season is in full effect now so it couldn't be better timing for the White Marlin, Sailfish and Blue Marlin to be showing up at our front door! It looks like our billfishing season has officially started! We have the Pirate's Cove Alice Kelly Ladies Tournament this Sunday August 11th! If you want to go have some fun this weekend with the rest of us, WE STILL HAVE BOATS AVAILABLE LADIES! Call us ASAP you DON'T want to miss it!!!
We had 10 White Marlin, 5 Sailfish and 1 Blue Marlin caught Monday offshore... One boat had 4 and a lot of them lost a few more than they even caught! If that doesn't get you pumped up then I don't know what will. The Tuna's were lining up also, Blackfin and Yellowfin. Blackfins have no limit, Yellowfins are 3 per person. There were a good amount of dolphin and we even saw a limit of Yellowfin Tunas in there!
Nearshore was picking right along with some buckets of bluefish and also had some Trigger- Happy folks. Triggerfish that is :) Our Inshore guys are the Trout kings around here so if you enjoy light tackle they are a blast to go out with! Get on any one of our boats and you are sure to have a memory to take home that isn't in the form of a hermit crab. We are constantly getting booked and now that we are moving on to August, please remember to grab your trip before its unavailable!!! Also don't forget about our Make-up trips that we offer at 292$ per person!
There are plenty of people that need a fishing buddy like you to join them! Give us a call as soon as you can, we are open 'til 7! 252.441.6301
Good Evening everybody! It looks like the Tuna's are still crashin' baits! There were 13 boats booked to go offshore today. The average boat had a nice handful of those big buff 30-60 pounders. 3 White Marlin, 3 Blue Marlin, and 2 Sailfish were released! Some pretty impressive fish in the pictures! We even had the pleasure of seeing another Bigeye Tuna come in!!! This one was another 200Lb fish, weighing in at 207 Lbs!!! We love our Bigeyes! Weird report of the day was from one of our Captains who captured a rare sight with his camera seeing a Swordfish coming out to play on top. Swordfish aren't usually daytime fish, they'd much rather be in the dark! Seeing one with the lights on is definitely a nice surprise! Too bad he wouldn't eat anything. Maybe he was sleep walking! Ha! Ha! Our Inshore and Nearshore boats fished a couple trips today and reported some Flounders, Speckled Trout and Cobia's! It was a beautiful sunny day to be out on the boat! If you are daydreaming about it right now then do yourself a favor and book a fun fishing trip with your friends on any one of our Inshore, Nearshore, or Offshore boats! Spaces are becoming limited every day so hear me out! DO NOT DELAY! Our "Make-Up" trips are constantly being put together as well for $292 per person if you do not have 6 friends to fish with. Let us introduce you to 5 NEW friends that want to have a good time just like you! Our aim is to give you an experience of a lifetime and have a fun fishing trip that you'll never forget. Get on board with your favorite fleet! 252.441.6301 We are bright eyed and bushy tailed every morning at 5AM and will pick up the phone all the way until 7PM to get you hooked up! Enjoy your Sunday night and we will see you behind the boat!
Wow AGAIN! The first boat to back up into the marina from the gulfstream threw out 508Lbs of Yellowfin Tunas. 9 Fish! They filled out a few Citations also! The biggest Yellowfin caught today was a WHOPPING 96 POUNDS!!! Yes, it was awesome! There were also a 78 and a 76 LB Yellowfin citation turned in! Another WHOPPING fish that we saw was a 260 Lb Bigeye! If you haven't seen it yet, there is a video of it being pulled out of the fishbox on our Facebook "Like" page so check it out! That was not the only Bigeye caught either, we also had another one that weighed 201 Lbs! Huge! If you got a hold of the tunas today you are taking home a lot of meat this afternoon. These fish were all between 30 and 96Lbs today. Unreal! Hey August, Thank You! We had some Billfsih releases out there including 2 White Marlin and 2 Sailfish! Only a couple Gaffer Dolphin and Wahoo this time but they were good looking fish. We have a boat that is still trying to get in with their limit of Dolphin right now but other than that it was more of a Tuna day. We had 16 boats fish Offshore today and so far have 13 fishing tomorrow if you still want to go! If you cannot get in touch with us here at the Fishing Center then feel free to contact your Captain on the boat of choice before it gets too late. Our Inshore/Nearshore boats are also fishing tomorrow, we have 4 AM trips available and 5 PM left as of right now. Today they had some great Bluefish catches, a couple Amberjacks, Triggers, 5 Cobias, some Speckled Trout and also some great Blacktip Shark fishing! The Miss Oregon Inlet is not fishing tomorrow because of mechanical issues or Sunday. They will be up and running hopefully by Monday so call ahead! Here's the number you need to memorize 252.441.6301 and call whenever you want to go fishing! We'll be right here! Enjoy your Saturday Night!!!
This morning our Inshore boats caught the Speckle Trout and had some Cobia on the fly. It sounded like a really great time! We also had Bluefish and a few Spanish Mackerels and Triggerfish Nearshore. It was a gorgeous day to be hanging out around our Inlet that's for sure!
Offshore got a taste of the Billfish and Yellowfin Tuna's this afternoon! We had a couple Wahoo and 12 Billfish releases out of 15 boats!!! Each boat caught something different: One had 3 Blue Marlins, one had 2 Sailfish, one had 5 White Marlin, and another saw 4 and caught 2 Blue Marlin (300Lbs and 400Lbs!). LOTS of MARLIN ACTION! We will take it! If you want to get on a boat we have the perfect one waiting for you! Just call us anytime before 7PM or after 5AM at 252.441.6301 and we will HOOK YOU UP! We are looking forward to tomorrow, don't hesitate to get on a Make-Up trip or on one of our Half/Whole Day Inshore/Nearshore boats. The Headboat is going out every day other than Sunday so if you want to go this weekend, then tomorrow is your day to go! Tickets sell out fast so don't wait!
See you at the docks tomorrow, Have a nice night!
Sooo, today was a little slower. But remember our slow days are still pretty great days. We had some Mackerel's Nearshore this morning but not as many as we have been having. It could be the rain chased them away but we won't know until tomorrow. There were still enough caught for dinner. We still had 3 Red Drum release citations turned in though! Also a very pretty catch of Triggerfish. Offshore we had our first boat come in with a 133Lb Bigeye Tuna but that was the only one caught this time. The rest of the fleet out of 12 boats that went, had a couple nice meaty 50- 60Lb Yellowfins. The Blackfin Tuna's made their debut on this lovely first day of August. The big Gaffer Dolphin's and Wahoo's were mixed in there along with a very close but not exactly limit of dolphin. A limit of Tilefish came in too. Tomorrow morning we have no AM Inshore or Nearshore trips available but when I just looked there were a couple afternoon trips still open. If you want to get Offshore before the week is over, we have a couple spots available and a nice list of people waiting for their Make-Up trips to come together. Make-Ups are for people who want to pay per person or do not have 6 friends who like to fish. So come on and book a Make-Up and make some friends so you can have someone to go fishing with next time! We are all looking forward to tomorrow and ready to get back on our game. Call us anytime before 7PM or just book your perfect trip right here online. 252.441.6301
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM!!!
The Spanish Mackerel fishing was SO COOL today! Our boats brought in lots of shiny silver, and yellow polka dotted fish this morning! Spanish are so pretty! We saw 5 huge fish too, two Citations were filled out for a 6 lb 2oz and 6 lb 7oz fish!!! That is huge!
The Red Drum fishing right outside is really kickin' butt right now also. Our Inshore and Nearshore fleet caught and released an average of 15 fish this morning. If you haven't experienced it, you might want to try! Its so much fun! There was another boat that went Speckled Trout fishing and came in with a nice bucket of fish and even had a Flounder at the bottom. The Miss O.I. is steady pickin' along at the fish right now. They are back out on the second trip right now. Call us if you want to get out on a half or whole day fishing trip. We have every type of fishing you are looking for so just ask one of our sweet booking desk girls! Make-Up trips are being booked daily so be sure to let us know as soon as possible! Hope ya'll are having a fun day today! Updates to follow via Twitter and Facebook! Catch ya later!
This report is going to be a little different... We have a hundred dock pictures so since there are more action shots today, we're going to give you some ACTION! Facebook will have all of the rest for those of you that have joined our "Like" Page! Our Offshore brought in 4 Bigeyes, weighing 260, 229, 186, and 175 LBS! 260 is our biggest so far this year. We are still trying to dig up the biggest Bigeye record that Oregon Inlet has had so maybe we will have that for you tomorrow. Lots of Marlin and Sailfish were released: 3 White 3 Blue Marlin 2 Sailfish!!! The tuna fishing is pretty sweet right now. The fish are big ones. Its not quantity people! QUALITY! :) Those fish will tip the scales. We had some big dolphin also, and a 50 LB Wahoo!!! The Spanish Mackerel fishing was killer today and our Inshore/Nearshore fleet released a ton of Red Drum. There were a few really nice Speckled Trout and nice Triggerfish catches lined up too. Call us soon to book your charters, we have had a lot of people standing in line and calling to book! We have all types of trips available give us a ring at 441.6301 or do it right here online! Hope you are having a great night see you soon!
Every Nearshore and Inshore boat was out this morning enjoying their AM trips on the water! There were over 250 Spanish Mackerels caught today. The Bluefish were there but not as big this time. We still had over 20 Bluefish thrown in. The Speckled Trout fishing is still rockin as well, along with a couple Puppies. Puppy Drum are really just a smaller version of Red Drum and are just as tasty! Drum are such healthy, stocky looking fish. Full of color and very strong. Catching them on a spinner or a Fly is pretty exciting! We had 5 Red Drum releases in the Ocean today and 4 Cobias! Some of these Drum are over 40Lbs or more. You can also get a release Citation for them by filling out the form and turning it in to us. You then receive your citations in the mail when you get home. Some people put them in a binder because they have so many. The kids love them!!!
Our beautiful Headboat, The Miss Oregon Inlet, just left on her second trip for the day with the rest of the boats. She is catching lots of Croakers, Sea Mullets and even some Flounder. Our bottom fish in the sound are all very unique. We have Sea Robins (that actually have wings), Pigfish (that snort like a pig) or Porgies, Pinfish (that do nothing), Black Sea Bass (that are lost), Gray Trout (that are fun), Sting Rays (that sting, so be careful!), Skates (Stingrays ugly cousin), Sea Mullet (that are delicious), Bluefish (that bite), Croaker (that Croak) and Flounder (that are flat with 2 eyes on one side). There is no telling what you may find hit your bottom rig out there but that's what makes it so much fun! If you want to take the kids out on a boat that's practically made for them, we are selling tickets Mondays through Saturdays. Bring the whole family, or if you are looking for a more personal fishing trip catch one of our Inshore/Open Boat or Nearshore trips that can hold up to 6 folks. Offshore will be in this afternoon so look for our updates when we see the first boat coming in. We have some boats available this week and even if you only have 1 or 2 people we can put you together on a 'Make- Up' Trip with the other people signed up to go! Make-Ups are 292$ per person and allow you to get on the big boats by finding others like you that are ready to go! We book Make-up trips off of the dock all of the time so if you think you want to go just let us direct you to the booking desk to get signed up!
We hope you are enjoying your afternoon! Just think, It could be YOU out there fishing right now!!! See you at the dock!
Ok I promise not to talk your ear off this time :)
Our Offshore Fleet went out this morning, a total of 19, are all back now and everyone's gone home. The fishing was pretty fair today! The average boat got a couple 50 pound Yellowfin Tunas and if they were lucky got at least a half of a limit of dolphin. A lot of boats had their limits of dolphin, some had a wahoo a Yellowfin and a handful of dolphin. Everyone went home with something and these Yellowfins were big fish. If you think about 5 50Lb Tunas, that equals 250Lbs of fish. A pretty great day! I'd much rather catch couple nice big fish than 20 small ones. No Bigeyes today :( but I still have faith :) Maybe tomorrow? We had a Blue Marlin and a Sailfish release, and total of 3 Wahoo's! If you love to go offshore and you truly enjoy the ocean, the fishing is just a bonus. We are going to get you out there and show you the time of your life anyways! So when you get on the computer tonight after you gather up your friends, go ahead and pick out your boat and if we are closed at the Fishing Center don't hesitate to call your Captain of choice and book your trip. We are ready to go when you are! So get ready!!! 252.441.6301 Until tomorrow, we will see you out in the Bluewater!!! Don't forget to check out our Inshore/Nearshore report from today before this one. Also Facebook and Twitter will have your other pictures in just a little while. Have a great night friends!
Wow today was a rainy one! It rained offshore, inshore, all over the place. We still caught fish though :) We had a couple Bigeyes caught, one on the upper end and one on the lower end. We only got the weight of one of them but it was a 199 Lb fish! These Bigeyes are insane how big they are. If you haven't been down here and witnessed it for yourself yet you really should! You can sit back and watch the crowd freak out when they bring these fish off the boat. Tomorrow might be the day you see some more Bigeye's thrown down. The rain clouds are what they like. Not so much the rain itself but the cloudy days seem to stir them up. Our Yellowfin Tuna fishing is holding some bigger fish right now in the 40Lb+ range. We call them Buff Tuna's. Even just a couple of those guys and you are good to go! Some billfish were caught and released today and some dolphin were piled up as well. We are still seeing more Wahoo's and those huge 35Lb+ gaffer dolphins are being caught. Our inshore fleet dealt with some rain today but the ones that got out had some fun with the Red Drum fishing and Cobia's! A few Drum's were released and we had a couple Cobia's cleaned to take home! Just right, some action and some dinner! Nearshore caught the Spanish Mackerel's and some Triggerfish. They always have a great time out there and send in pictures. If you can get on Facebook and Twitter you can see them as we post them. We are putting together Make-Up trips all day tomorrow so do me a favor and get signed up for the next one! We will be there bright and early at 5AM for you to call 252.441.6301 or just book your trip OR make-up trip right on-line! There will be updates when the boats start coming in, so keep up with us tomorrow! Those of you fishing in the morning, Get Excited!!!!
Maybe the Weatherman fell and bumped his head yesterday? It was supposed to be pretty like yesterday again today but instead got the rain and a little wind this time. We had 13 boats go fishing today. 9 Offshore, 2 Nearshore, and 2 Inshore. Slow Sunday for us but there were still some nice fish caught. It was a great day for the Red Drum fishing in the ocean! One of our inshore boats got to fill out 10 citations! We didn't hear exactly what happened out there but the fishing definitely turned on long enough to catch and release that many! So much fun! Once you see those fish schooled up you will never forget it. Cobia's and Sharks like to swim with the pack as well, so when you cast your bucktail out there at them you never know what will hit it. We had 2 Cobia's caught also. The Nearshore boats came home with some Triggerfish and some Bluefish. One of them even snagged another Ribbonfish! They are wild looking, they almost look iridescent when you pull them in. Their skin is smooth and shiny silver and some of the guys even rig them up for Marlin fishing because they're so pretty! Speaking of Marlins there were a Blue and a White Marlin released. We had a 114 and 154 LB Bigeye hauled home to the dock this afternoon if you were down when the boats came in. Those big guys fill up the box quick!! A few Wahoo's, Yellowfin and Dolphin were taken home. Overall the fishing was pretty scattered out there but that doesn't mean things won't change overnight! Bigeyes like overcast and cloudy so lets hope they are ready to come out and play tomorrow! We have trips available all through the week depending on what you're looking for. If you want to hunt for a Monster Bigeye Tuna, then this week would be a good time to try it! Don't wait until they're gone, choose your boat and book online or call us anytime at the fishing center to reserve your trip! We put together Make-Up trips everyday for 292$ per person so make sure you call us so we can put you together with the other 5 people that want to go with you! If Offshore isn't what you're looking for then ask our friendly booking desk girls about our Inshore, Open Boat, Nearshore, Headboat and Fly Fishing trips. We have it all and are ready to roll! Contact your Captain personally or call us at 252.441.6301 local and toll free at 1.800.272.5199!