Friday, May 17, 2013
LIGHTER WINDS .........,
The wind has kept the fleet pinned to the docks for the past couple of days but hopefully we will be able to get off there today and with the forecast for the next several days ......, and hopefully the fish will be as cooperative as they have in recent days ...., particularly the Marlin ........, it is that time of year ......., Morehead's own Captain Randy Hoft and the Cat Baby along with crewmen John Henry and dad Keith Henry are doing good in the Hatteras Village Offshore Open ......, holding down second place with a Blue and a White Marlin release ......, will keep you all posted after today's fishing both here and at Hatteras ..,
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
ZIGGED AND SHOULD HAVE ZAGGED...
Yesterday was a great fishing day for the boats that left the waterfront including the Run Off and Bill Collector and it was a good day for the Sensation ........, unfortunately we didn't catch as many Gaffers and Wahoo as we had hoped because I took us way way offshore looking for a Gaffer Dolphin edge ........, which wasn't there ......, however we did scrap up a nice catch of Gaffers along with a huge White Marlin ........., but we were hopeful that we would have another one of those fill the fish box kind of days for Matt Pizzella and his family and friends ......., but check out the photo page for the day's results ......., Marlins were in the water yesterday as Delta Dawn caught a Sailfish, Fishing Partner caught one out of three Blue Marlin along with a Sailfish, and Wisher broke off a Blue Marlin and saw another.......,Sensation is open for the Barta Boys and Girls Club Tournament July 18-20....., so bring your kids and let's have fun fishing and support the club
Monday, May 13, 2013
GAFFERS GALORE ...........,
A small handful of boats left the Morehead City waterfront yesterday for the deep blue ......., Sensation, Run Off, Bill Collector, and Sea Hag ventured off there and found plenty of bounty for our charters ......, each boat filled the fish boxes with Gaffer Dolphin, Blackfin Tuna, and Wahoo ......, and Sea Hag capped off their catch with a Sailfish release ....., check out the photo page for the past few days action ......., one of my favorite tournaments begins this week ....., the first in the Governor's Cup series, the Hatteras Village Offshore Open begins on Thursday ......., only a few boats from MHC will be heading up there ......, Sensation always fished that tournament up until a few years ago ....., I am hopeful that when the political winds shift someday, we will all have more available funds to fish tournaments and support the charities that they represent ......,
Sunday, May 12, 2013
BOX FULL OF MAHIS AND WAHOO
Another exceptional day aboard the Sensation yesterday with Lee Larson and family ........, they will certainly have plenty to feed family and friends as they were busy all day long catching Gaffer Dolphin and Wahoo ....., the rest of the fleet including Dancin Outlaw, Impulse, Bill Collector, Run Off, O Lucky Me, Fighting Lady, and James Joyce II each had good fishing also. The Offshore III had a Blue Marlin try her teaser but could not get her to switch off to a bait ........, seems that with the Gaffer Dolphin showing up in good numbers, the Blue Marlin are coming right along behind them ......, need to come on down and let's go looking ......., check out the photo page for yesterday and the day before's action ......, and give her a hug and tell her Happy Mothers Day
Saturday, May 11, 2013
GREAT DAY FOR THE CRYSTAL COAST
Yesterday was a huge boost to the Crystal Coast economy as as many boats as I have seen in a really long time took to the water ......., and working together most all of the boats had really nice catches of Gaffer Dolphin and a sprinkling of other varieties including a Sailfish caught by the Dancin Outlaw. There was a Blue Marlin seen by the Chain Link but she wouldn't eat anything and just cruised through the spread ......., Gary Sawyer, Rick Gabriel and his daughter Julia along with Mike, Ricky, and George were kept busy on the Sensation as we filled the box with 38 Gaffer Dolphin and we are hopeful that today will be just half as good ......., check out the photo page for yesterday's action .......,
Thursday, May 09, 2013
Another two good days of gaffer dolphin fishing yesterday and today ....., Good Lord willing Sensation will be back off there tomorrow ........, sure would be special to catch a boxful of meat fish and a Blue Marlin ......., got my fingers crossed ......,let you know tomorrow.
Wednesday, May 08, 2013
THE GAFFERS ARE HERE
Yesterday only one boat left the waterfront ......., and that was the first boat to go offshore since last week because of the high winds and heavy seas ......, Bill Collector ventured off there and had a big catch ......, 45 Gaffer Dolphin, Wahoo, and Yellowfin Tuna ......., the winds have finally shifted to the Southwest and the next few days forecast is a good one..,so pick up the phone and give one of the Big Rock Fleet a call ......, Sensation is open for a charter tomorrow, Thursday May 9 and it is forecasted to be a beautiful day ........, also, pencil in the Brownbag Wahoo Challenge on your long range calendar......, scheduled for the second Saturday in October
Sunday, May 05, 2013
ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE !!!!!
Last night there were not many dry eyes in Jack's Bar whenever Richard Montana announced that the goal of Reelin for Research was to surpass a half million dollars to be given to The Children's Promise for Children's cancer research ......, in just five years since the tournament began ......, the extreme winds, rain, and heavy seas did not stop 38 boats from participating in the near shore tournament, and no one's spirits were dampened as the waterfront came alive for one of the most looked forward to events to come to Morehead City ....., the first weekend in May will always be huge for the waterfront thanks to Richard, first year director Brian Cooke, and the entire team of unbelievable energy including moms, dads, and children.....,check out the photo page for a look at a few of the recipients of all of the hard work by this magnificent team ......., at the end of the evening Richard announced that this year's one day tournament raised $210,000 for the Children's Promise ......, just remarkable !!! ......, The fishing was also fun and good and Big Country and I on the Sensation were happy finish in first place with our crew led by Alan Oakley ....., second place went to the Run Off and third to Impulse ........, give us a call and see why Reelin for Research chose Morehead City for their tournament ......, let's go fishing
Friday, May 03, 2013
REELIN FOR RESEARCH
THE REELIN FOR RESEARCH TOURNAMENT IS ON !!!! And it is gonna be a blast ...., because of the heavy winds and seas forecast for the offshore waters , we are going to have a near shore tournament that will keep everyone within the lee of the land ........, leaving the dock at 6:00 with lines out at 1:00 ......., including all legal species except skates , stingrays, and sharks ......, winners will be determined by the three heaviest fish on the dock ........, later start and earlier finish :-) ........, and those bloody Mary's are gonna be good ......, come on down ......., support The Children's Promise, and lets have a load of fun !!!!! ........,see you at the Captains Party tonight at Chefs 105 and then Jacks Bar !!
Thursday, May 02, 2013
LAST COUPLE OF DAYS .........,
Not many boats have left the waterfront, including the Sensation, however the fishing has been pretty good on the big, big Wahoo ........, Bill Collector came in yesterday with a 62 pounder....., and day before yesterday had six nice Wahoo along with several Blackfin Tuna and Mahi Mahi ........, also yesterday the O Lucky Me got hit by the Yellowfin Tuna which is a great sign for the Springtime fishing ......, there have been some nice Yellowfin brought to the dock ......, sounds like the weekend fishing conditions might be a little choppy but very fishable ....., hopefully the boats will be able to read the forecast as it is and NOAA won't scare everyone away ....., Saturday, the day of Reelin For Research sounds like a typical charter weather day to me, and we are sure looking forward to a fun time ......,