Fishing Reports

Labor Day Weekend & Great Weather

Captain Chris Kimrey - Friday, August 31, 2018

Finally, we've had some awesome weather here on the Crystal Coast this past week and the forecast looks pretty great for Labor Day weekend. The water here on the Crystal Coast has lived up to it's name, it's been super clear, crystal blue and absolutely beautiful When the water is clear, it makes for fun and awesome fishing. When the weather and the water cooperate like this, we love heading out the inlet and fishing off of Atlantic Beach and near Cape Lookout.  Read More

Old Drum & Popping Corks

Captain Chris Kimrey - Friday, August 24, 2018

It's old drum season! A lot of our charters lately have been in search of big ole drum in the Neuse River! This time of year, drum of all sizes can be caught depending on the time of day you're out fishing. Early morning and late evening fishing in the Neuse River and near the town of Oriental typically lead us to find the really large old drum. We've had some great luck in the mornings using popping corks! Fishing with popping corks means never a dull moment. Popping corks draw attention to the bait with a clicking sound that is similar to that of shrimp, crabs or baitfish. When the cork is jerked by the rod, the bait "jumps" from the bottom and reflects the movement of fleeing bait. This is a great method to use in the Neuse River where the waters can get a bit rough and cloudy.  Read More

Book a charter in August or September!

Captain Chris Kimrey - Thursday, August 02, 2018

With all of the rain here lately on the Crystal Coast, we're ready to get back out on the water and catch some fish. Late summer and early fall fishing here on the Crystal Coast is typically super fun and active and more enjoyable with less boat traffic than in the summer time. We have a couple of available dates for charter left in the month of August and several in September. If you're interested in have an awesome time and catching some fish, book your trip now! Read More

Limited Recreational & Commercial Red Snapper Season Coming Up

Captain Chris Kimrey - Friday, July 27, 2018

NOAA Fisheries has announced the limited opening of Red Snapper season in South Atlantic federal waters. The dates that the season will be open for harvest are as follows:  Read More

It's Cobia Season on The Crystal Coast!

Captain Chris Kimrey - Friday, May 25, 2018

We've been waiting all year and the time has finally come! The cobia are here on the Crystal Coast and we couldn't be more excited! If you love fishing and you've never experienced cobia fishing, we highly recommend you book a charter as soon as possible! We still have several open days available. Read More

North Carolina Red Snapper Season

Captain Chris Kimrey - Friday, November 03, 2017

An interim season for red snapper in North Carolina has been approved. This was requested by the South Atlantic Fishery Management Council and the South Atlantic region has been opened for harvesting red snapper for two consecutive weekends, November 3rd thru 5th and November 10th thru 12th. Recreational fishermen may harvest red snapper in federal waters starting today and throughout this weekend as well as next weekend. The bag limit is 1 fish per person per day, with no limit on size.  Read More

Fishing For Kings & Grouper on The Crystal Coast

Captain Chris Kimrey - Friday, October 06, 2017

We've already had several charters in the month of October and we're excited for all of the fall fishing to come this season! Here on the Crystal Coast, two of our favorite fish to catch in the fall are king mackerel and grouper.  Read More

Get Ready For October Fishing

Captain Chris Kimrey - Friday, September 29, 2017

As we wrap up the month of September and get ready for the cooler weather that's coming this weekend, we can't help but get excited for fall fishing! This summer has undoubtedly been one of our best and most fun, but we're looking forward to what's coming this fall! October fishing here on the Crystal Coast is typically a great time for our fishermen - and fisherwomen.  Read More

Drum Fishing In The Neuse

Captain Chris Kimrey - Monday, September 25, 2017

It's officially fall! We're excited for fall fishing and all of the fun catches that are to come this season. This past week has been full of fun trips to the Neuse River catching drum. From slots to old drum, we've been catching them all! Typically, the large, old drum bite is on when the sun goes down. Luckily, this year we've been able to find the old drum in the afternoon and into dusk. Not only is old drum fishing a ton of fun - if you've ever reeled in one of the big ones, you know! - but you also get to take in a beautiful sunset from one of the best spots in eastern North Carolina. There's nothing like watching the sun go down over the water on the Neuse River!  Read More

Fall Fishing On The Crystal Coast

Captain Chris Kimrey - Friday, September 15, 2017

The weather has already started cooling down just a bit and the sun is setting a little earlier each day. This means that fall is just around the corner. In fact, the first day of fall is coming right up next week on September 22nd! Just because the summer season is over doesn't mean that fishing on the Crystal Coast comes to a halt. Fall fishing on the Crystal Coast can be fun and plentiful!  Read More