Rick had a 4 person 6 hour charter today with John and 3 of his friends.
We had a good time fishing despite it rained quite a bit early on. We
departe at 6:45am and fished right up to 12:45pm. We caught a number of
ladyfish, some short trout , bluefish, redfish, sharks and flounder. We
kept 1 bonnethead shark, 1 redfish, 1 flounder 2 bluefish and 8 speckled
seatrout. If we had hooked up to all the trout bites, probably would have
doubled the amount of keepers, but with the rain conditions and new saltwater
anglers, they missed a few good bites. Current was swifter due to the
fact that we are on the cusp of a full moon. Also we had rain off and
on from 8 until 11 am. Would have gotten more pictures, but they would
not come out in the rain. Water temp was 80.3°, so expect a few ladyfish
mixed in with the trout.
Jeremy had a 3 people 5 hour trip this morning Loren and brother and brothers
son. They had a good bit action most all day. They caught bluefish, ladyfish,
sharks and trout. They kept 9 trout for a meal. Also they had a Green
frog in the boat all day, which was released unharmed after spending all
day in Wassaw sound and Bull river.
cutter of the morning except they were not keeping fish. Capt. Jeremy
had 2 people for 4 hours.
Jeremy had a 5 hour trip with Trey and a friend today. They departed the
marina at 7am to nice weather. Very light winds most of the trip. Water
clarity was better than it has been lately, with the water temps right
around 79°. Both were excellent anglers and they had a good bit of
action. They kept 11 speckled seatrout and 3 slot size redfish for a meal.
Jeremy had a 5 hour trip with Robert and his friend and son today. They
departed the marina at 7:30 today.Wind layed down somewhat, but the water
is still stained and the water temp is almost 80. They caught an assortment
of fish today, including about 30 speckled seatrout. There are mixed in
size with some short fish. However they kept 12 fish for a meal and released
the rest. All in all a good day of Speck fishing. Capt. Jeremy reported
that they were also excellent anglers!
Jeremy had a 5 hour trip with Micha and his wife today. They departed
the dock at 7am. The target species was speckled seatrout. They kept 12
for a meal and released about 25 short ones. Also caught ladyfish, sharks,
bluefish as well. Plenty of bites and Capt. Jeremy reported that they
were both excellent anglers. However fishing was a challenge today due
to the sustained east winds that has been with us for the last 4 days.
(morning Capt. Rick, afternoon Capt. Jeremy)
Rick had a 5 hour trip with 4 people this morning departing at 7am with
Bryce, his father, his son Peyton and his nephew Cameron. Capt. Jeremys
trip departed at 1pm with Matt and his son Hunter for a 5 hour trip as
well. Water temp is 79.8. The air was cool this morning, but warmed up
nicely. Wind didn't get up too bad until around 2 pm. It was still a breezy
day with the winds out of the East. Both parties caught fish and everyone
on board was excellent anglers. Bryces group kept 14 speckled trout for
a meal and we released at least 20. Cameron and Peyton actually outfished
Bryce and his father. Kids reflexes are excellent and you have to be quick
when fishing for speckled seatrout. Capt. Jeremys group caught Speckled
trout as well as sharks, Both trips were action packed.
(morning Capt. Jeremy,afternoon Capt. Rick)
Jeremy had a 5 hour trip with 3 people this morning departing at 7am With
Steven and his family. Folks, it was windy all day long. Capt. Rick had
a 1 person trip this afternoon departing at 1pm for 5 hours with Christine.
We both tried inshore, Jeremy was able to get behind Cabbage Island, I
was not. It was protected there, but Large shark fishing and BUll Redfishing
was out of the question. Capt. Jeremy reported a mixed bag and Chrisine,
caught a keeper trout, flounder and pulled the hook on what I believed
to be a bull redfish inshore. This fish was not caught due to the handle
on the reel was on the wrong side and she was unable to fight it as well
as she would have liked and it pulled with a double headshake. Finding
clear water was the key and the challenge for both of us today. (Today
was the one year anniversary of my Dads Death)
Jeremy had a 4 hour trip with 3 people for Bull River Marina this afternoon.
They departed in 15 knot winds at 1pm . Water was dirty and rough, but
the air temp was 15 degrees cooler today than yesterday. They wanted to
catch some sharks so that was the target. Besides sharks they caught seatrout
and summer trout and a big stingray.
Jeremy had a 5 trip with Robert and Dick. They were up for catching anything
and that was good. The tides are still extreme due to coming off a new
moon and lots of wind. The water clarity was dingy at best. They caught
whiting, ladyfish and sharks. The only thing we can say is that the fishing
should improve . Below is a picture of lots of horseshoe crabs mating.
They mate as a group!
Jeremy had a 5 hour shark catching trip today with Josie and her boyfriend.
She wanted them to catch sharks, so Capt. Jeremy went after some sharpnose
sharks. He reported that they caught around 30 of them before calling
it a day. All sharks were released unharmed.
Rick had back to back trips today. First one was with Erin and her Dad
Bill. We departed the marina at 7am for a 5 hour trip. The tides were
running high and the current fast due to the New Moon.We missed a few
and caught some ladyfish and sharks. We stopped off at a couple of trout
drops before catching some ladyfish to use for shark bait. Erin was an
excellent angler as was her dad.
2nd trip departed at 1pm from Bull River Marina. Linda and her son Chris
wanted to catch some sharks, so we stayed in the Bull River and caught
Bonnethead sharks. We also lost a blacktip. The water was very stained
to dingy due to those extreme tides. The bite was not as aggressive as
it has been.
Jeremy had back to back trips today (2 ) 5 hour trips. The first trip
was a repeat customer (Nihad) and the 2nd trip was with (Stephanie). We
had a cold front push through last night and slowed up the bite considerably.
However both trips caught ladyfish, so they tried for the bull reds with
those. Caught a few sharks and a huge stingray, but unfortunatly no bull
reds. Last year the bull red bite stopped suddenly on May 30, it might
have ended early this year. But on another note, they might have migrated
out further. We are just going to keep looking.
Jeremy had a 3 person trip today with Keith and 2 of his friends from
out of town. They expressed an interest in trying for some slot keeper
redfish and trout. They caught 8 slot redfish and some speckled seatrout.
They also caught whiting, summer trout and bluefish. They did try for
a Bull Red, but nothing but large sharks today. These small blacktips
are vicious and unfortunatly Capt. Jeremy got nipped on the finger today
by a 3 foot blacktip. Luckily he escaped with some small puntures and
some lacerations, but nothing that required a stitch. As always our number
1 goal is safety and even as a professional, accidents can happen. This
is why we handle 90 % of the fish caught. Capt. Jeremy got a good picture
of the early morning seafog today.
Jeremy had a 4 person trip today with a repeat from last weeks customer
Sean. They kept a few speckled seatrout, caught some bluefish, ladyfish,
summer trout and different species of sharks, but no bull reds today.
Water is warming up and soon, the bull red bite will be replaced by large
sandbar sharks. Today they caught several nice sharks including blacktips
and spinner sharks. They also had a double on some huge stingrays. You
are going to catch anything that bottom feeds while trying for the bull
reds. Also 22 helicopters flew over in formation this morning.
Jeremy had a 3 person 6 hour trip today with Jason and his 2 guests. However
it was another rough day on the water with that low front sitting off
the coast of florida. The water temp is 71 and they fished for 5 hours
and called it a day. They caught the usual fish and tried for Bull Reds.
It got to be too rough in the sound, so after catching and releasing 1
bull they moved inshore and decided at the 5 hour mark to shorten the
trip. The winds picked up as the day progressed, so everyone agreed to
end it early. When you see the pictures notice that the sky is still overcast
as it has been most all week.
Jeremy had a 4 person 5 hour trip today with Sean and his customers from
work. They caught an assortment of fish including whiting, sharks and
summer trout. Then they proceeded to try for some bull redfish. The sound
was very rough and windy as well as the water was dirty due to a low pressure
system forming off the coast of florida. As we all know low pressures
have counter clockwise winds so Wassaw sound is right in the wheelhouse.
However each of the 4 caught, revived and successfully released a Bull
Jeremy had a 4 person 5 hour charter this afternoon with Patrick and his
guests from out of town. After the tide changed direction, they were able
to get out into the sound and had action the whole trip. He reported that
they caught sharpnose sharks, spinner sharks, A bull shark and a real
hammerhead, not a bonnethead. They also had a 55 inch shark pull my titanium
leader from the crimp while trying to boat it. They also caught some large
stingrays and 2 BULL REDS. All in all a great day considering the morning.
You can see the chop caused by the low pressure laying south east of our
coast. Capt. Jeremy is in the yellow shirt and did a great job ! These
are trophy reds in bad conditions!
Jeremy had a 2 person 4 hour charter this morning with Joseph and his
wife. Weather had turned off very rough and they were not able to get
out into the sound in our boat, so you know the wind was howling against
the tide. They cut the 5 hour trip 1 hour short due to the weather conditions.
Capt. Jeremy tried to catch fish, but he said they didn't get much and
they didn't get a picture. Safety is always our number 1 goal and catching
fish is always a plus. Just because they bite one day, doesn't mean they
are going to bite tomorrow. Thats fishing.
Jeremy had a 2 person 4 hour charter today with Jannelle and her husband.
Capt. Jeremy reported that they were very good anglers. Caught speckled
seatrout, bluefish and some summer trout. They then tried for a bull redfish,
but got 9 Atlantic sharpnose sharks instead. These sharks also put up
a great fight, just different than the Big Redfish.
Rick had a 3 person 5 hour charter today with Mila and huband and daughter.
Action was somewhat slow due to a cold front that moved through last night.
Air temp was 49 this morning. We did catch some fish including blue fish,
ladyfish,redfish, and 2 varietys of sharks, atlantic sharpnose and bonnethead.
Milas redfish was caught in 3 feet of water on a live shrimp. She was
27 inches and had to be released. Both Mila and her husband were excellent
had a 1 person 6 hour trip today. He reported that they caught some whiting,
bluefish and ladyfish before going out for a bull red. They were not disappointed.
Water temp was 67- 70 as the day progressed.
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