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.