Thursday, November 6, 2008


Lots of action for Van and Ronnie on Monday. Steady bite all day. We ended up with 10 tunas, 2 little dolphin, and a citation 50 lb wahoo! Lots of throwback tunas today as well. Thanks

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


We fished Saturday with Steve, Andy, Eric, Nam, and the rest of the Snap on crew. The weather was great and we enjoyed the company. The trolling bite was slow in the morning, so we tried some bottomfishing and were rewarded. Alot of the drops we made came up with double header tilefish. After we caught our limit of tiles we put the spread back out and Eric caught a 40lb citation wahoo on a bait that he rigged. Plenty of meat to take back to DC. Thanks.

Monday, October 27, 2008


The weather has not cooperated at all for the last 10 days or so....The boats that did finally make it out today had good tuna fishing with most boats catching their limits of yellowfins with some blackfins mixed in. Another front moved through this afternoon that will keep everyone tied to the dock for the next few days. Depending on the weather we will be fishing on Saturday......

Friday, October 17, 2008

October Sailfish

We fished with Greg Cambell on Thursday. We caught a mix of yellowfins and blackfin tunas. Late in the day we released a sailfish...Forgot the camera! Looks like we will be blown out for the weekend, hope to make it out on Monday.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Tuna Fishing

We fished one day last week and were blown out for our weekend trips. The tuna fishing has been good and consistent. If you have been waiting to see the tunas show up, now is the time to go. We will be fishing a few days this week. Call us at 252-216-5880.

Monday, September 29, 2008


We have been tied to the dock for the last 2 weeks waiting for the wind to quit blowing. Sunday, there was still a big swell in the ocean but no wind. We took Rick and his guys on the Country Girl. We waited in the inlet for 30 minutes with another 5 or 6 boats for the tide to come in and the bar to become more manageable. Once we finally got out we found a grass line, stayed on it all day and came up with a great catch of dolphin on light tackle. 260lbs Thanks

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


We went marlin fishing with Kenny and the Doc in the northeast today. Kenny hooked and caught the only white marlin we saw today. We also caught 20 dolphin while looking around. Thanks

Monday, September 1, 2008


Birthday trip for Brian Parrish. He got to catch the white marlin early and then we worked on the dolphin for a while and ended up with 40 fish. We went back to trolling and hooked another white marlin but he pulled the hook before we got to the leader......Also had a blue marlin in the flat lines but he wouldnt eat! Fun day with lots of action. Thanks.


Sunday, August 24, 2008


The Hopewell Angler's Club experienced some really good tuna fishing during thier annual angler's tournament Saturday. We started off fishing around birds and busting fish and caught 3 out of 5 yellowfin in the 50 pound class. Next was a single yellowfin, a small dolphin and then another single yellowfin. Another captain came on the radio and reported that he just hooked 8 bigeye tuna and he was close to our position. As soon as we got there we started what would be a two and a half hour battle with 2 bigeyes. Andy and Ronnie did a great job and we landed both fish. Ronnie's was 149 lbs and Andy's fish was 178 lbs. Out total tuna weight for the day was 547 lbs. Thanks.


We fished 60 miles to the norteast today. We found a real pretty grass line up there and caught a limit of nice size bailer dolphin with a few gaffers mixed in. Later on we saw 1 blue marlin in the spread but he was not interested in what we had to offer! Forgot the camera today......Clark, I got your email, but you didnt leave a return email address. If you have pictures of your catch email them to: Thanks

Thursday, August 14, 2008


We fished with Brian McAndrew and his group today. It was a pretty day, calm seas and overcast. We found a piece of "float" and the first dolphin caught around it was a 35lb citation... We worked on the school after that and ended up with a nice catch of dolphin on light tackle. We put the trolling spread back out and then Will released a white marlin before the winds picked up and we headed home. Thanks.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Alice Kelly

We fished the Alice Kelly charity tournament with Michelle and the gang. We hooked a sailfish and after a few jumps he released himself before we could get the leader. We had a good time with the ladies today. Look forward to next year. Thanks

Saturday, August 2, 2008


Sailfishing has been good! Let's go.....

Friday, August 1, 2008


Lots of sailfish action today! We caught and released 3 sailfish on light tackle. The fish had bait balled up and were cutting through it on the surface with thier sails out of the water. Neat to see! We also caught 5 dolphin. Thanks

Saturday, July 26, 2008


Fun fishing with alot of marlin action today. We started off with Bunny catching her first ever sailfish. That catch earned her a NC citation. Denise Adams caught a white marlin, which puts her only a sailfish away from a billfish grand slam with us for the season. We had several other marlin shots and sightings throughout the day. We made the switch to circle hooks, and they proved themselves by hooking each fish right in the corner of the jaw for an unharmed release. Thanks

Thursday, July 17, 2008


Wednesday was a pretty day on the water with a make-up group. We started off with our marlin gear out and soon hooked a tuna. Imagine that... We caught the tuna and then a dolphin. While trolling around we had an encounter with a White-tailed Tropicbird (Phaethon lepturus). A rarely seen bird off the carolina coast. He hung around the boat for a few minutes and let us get a good look at him. If you enlarge the picture above you can see the bird. We finished off the trip catching a few tilefish. Thanks

Sunday, July 13, 2008


The image above says it all. Pheeeew...tough day. Rough seas and scattered fishing lead to a stinky smell on the Samanna. We had a few white marlin in the spread but were unable to connect. Thanks

Saturday, July 5, 2008

July 4th

Jack Whitley and his family fished with us today. We started off catching 35 dolphin around some eel grass. Then we went looking for a marlin bite. We had three sailfish come into our baits at once and Blair caught one of them! We caught 5 more dolphin trolling around and saw one white marlin. Thanks


We took Denise and Trace up to the northern end of our fishing grounds to look for a marlin bite. We hooked our first bite, but lost him reaching for the leader....bummer. Our day was jinxed from there. We saw 2 more but did not get them. Beautiful day on the water with nice folks. Thanks.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008


The band of brother-in laws fished on the Samanna Tuesday. Dean, Bill, Eric and Eric caught a few tunas and 20 dolphin with us. The tuna in the picture weighed 73 lbs! That earned a NC citation. Thanks guys, hope to see you again.

Monday, June 30, 2008


"We better catch some Hucking fish"

Wes Allison and his crew talked about a tuna all day and got thier wish at about 1 o'clock. We were fishing for dolphin/sailfish when three of our dink rods bent over. The first fish was a bonita. An hour later the next two came up to be 45lb tunas on 25lb test! Good job by the anglers on a rough day. Thanks.


We fished east of the inlet on Thursday with a makeup group. Pretty slow for the fleet that was up there. We pulled off two mystery bites and came up with a few dolphin. Thanks

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Marlin Fishing

Marlin fishing has been good here over the last few days. We have some openings this week. Give us a call and we can get you out there. You don't know unless you go!