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First offshore fishing trip for boy!

On May 13, 2017, Posted by , In Gear,Mahi mahi, By , With No Comments

First offshore fishing trip for 8-year old Peyton! He was joined by his father Chris, grandfather Allan, Patrick and Zack. Conditions were a bit rough as we faced 4ft seas, quartering on the bow. But then again we’re in a Carolina boat. So the ride was very soft. Peyton didn’t…

Mahi Mahi Season Is Here!

On April 26, 2017, Posted by , In Mahi mahi, By , With No Comments

Mahi Mahi are perhaps the most popular gamefish that swim in our waters. They’re colorful, relatively plentiful when the migration is on, strike a variety of baits and/or lures, fight hard, are acrobatic and provide excellent table fare. And the mahi mahi fishing has really picked up here in the…

Wanna play football…Islamorada-Style?

On April 23, 2017, Posted by , In Tuna, By , , With 1 Comment

Islamorada-style football is a bit different than  it is in most places. When you mention football here we’re usually referring to school-sized blackfin tuna. And that’s precisely what the Shipman family, from upstate New York found today. The wind was forecast to finally let up by 8:00 am. But as…

Sometimes You Just Run That Dog

On April 20, 2017, Posted by , In Sportfishing, By , With No Comments

Sometimes ya just gotta run that dog. Had a nice group of guys out today. Original plan was to fish offshore for mahi mahi. But Mother Nature had other ideas. The 20+ mph wind that greeted us this morning made me rethink our plan. So we opted to go run…