Sunday, June 27, 2010

More good dolphin fishing

Ken and Dianne Leopold from Ohio joined us on Friday. We started off slow but ended with a bang today! We steamed to an area that a few other boats were catching some dolphin and reporting a few blue marlin sightings. We got to the eastern side of the change where no one had been yet and found a big bunch of dolphin around some grass and trash. Ken and Dianne did a great job bailing dolphin. We got our limit pretty quick since there was only two of them on the boat. Two boats steamed to us and were able to get their limit as well! Good to see all the fish around.

We set the marlin spread out and had a blue marlin eat three of our baits without getting hooked! Bummer.

Shortly after that,  another blue marlin was hooked on our long rigger bait. After a short battle he broke off! Bummer!

In that same area today, there were big bluefin tunas caught, several blue marlins, white marlins and some yellowfins as well. The conditions were right! Glad to see all the action, fun day.

We have plenty of available dates for the rest of the summer. Give us a call and we can get you out there. Huck 252.216.5880

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Good Fishing

The bailer dolphin fishing has been good for the fleet for the last week or so. There has been a few tunas and billfish mixed in as well. Great time of year for a family trip. We have this Saturday the 26th available. Give me a call and we can get you out there 252.216.5880 Huck

Monday, June 21, 2010

Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament

We spent all of last week in Morehead City for the annual Big Rock Blue Marlin Tournament. We fished 4 out of the 6 days, Monday through Saturday. The weather was pretty all week, but I cant say much for the fishing. I think that 1/3 of the billfish caught last year were caught this year.....something like that. Anyway, we did catch a blue marlin on our third day of fishing. Although,  it was just short of the 110 inch tournament minimum length we felt fortunate to catch one! A good time was had by all and look forward to next year. Thanks Alex, Brent, Dave and Kent for a great week.


Good catch of dolphin and a couple of tuna for our make up charter

Monday, June 7, 2010

Blue Marlin

Saturday we had a request for meat fishing. Our group wanted nothing to do with a marlin when they saw the flag hanging in the rigger from the day before. So, we returned to the tuna grounds in hopes of better conditions. We set out and no more than 10 minutes later this blue marlin came in and ate one of our tuna baits! We fought the fish for over 2 hours on 50 lb class tackle. The leader was in sight a few times early in the fight but was never close enough to get. The fish took a long run and unfortunately tail wrapped itself. When the fish finally came up , she was dead, so we landed him and took him to the dock. His weight was around 280 lbs. This fish would typically be released....


The tuna fishing was hit or miss on Friday. Some boats had 6, some boats had none. We fell into the middle of the pack with 3 nice yellowfins and a gaffer dolphin for the guys from Philly. We had a double header of white marlins come into the spread and we managed to catch and release one! Thanks

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Wednesday and Thursday

Wednesday we found a grass line in the morning and picked out a decent catch of dolphin for JB, Marvin and his gang.

Thursday we headed south again with Dave and his crew to look for the same change and it was out of reach for us! So, out went the tuna spread. We hit the yellowfins a few times and ended up with a catch of 40-50lb class of yellowfins. Later on in the day we found a floating 2x8 that we caught some dolphin around. Glad to see the tunas! Thanks, Huck