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Duck hunts soon to begin

Saturday will start off the NC late duck season.  If the winter weather continues to play along like this fall has, there should be plenty of wind to keep the ducks stirred up.  The boat is just about ready to roll, one more blind to put up and the dog is super pumped.  The guys who have been sea duck hunting have seemed to be having consistent hunts on the scoters.  Sounds like a decent showing of redheads already on the banks as well.  I've got a couple days that are still available around the Christmas holiday, Janurary 14th is the only left open for the month.  Look forward to seeing the returning groups again this season. ..

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speckled trouts for days!!

The speckled trout fishing this week has been pretty outstanding.  Not only has it been speckled trouts but puppy drum, grey trout, bluefish and flounders to add in there.  Yesterday was the largest school of trout I have ever seen, actually could mark them on the bottom machine.  After today it looks like the weather is gonna get very breezy for several days, but hopefully after the blow we'll be able to get right back out there.  Offshore the gags have been biting really well and further out on the break a good report of wahoos, sailfish and scattered blackfin tuna was captured yesterday.  Don't give up on fishing since its getting cooler, this will be some of the better of the year over the next several weeks to come.  ..

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October Groupers

Chuck Bush has been fishing with me for I believe going on 6 years now and still shows up pumped to go, even more than the last time.  The guys are dead set on bottom fishing, they love the stand-off pull of a nice gag grouper and I can't blame them.  Yesterday, we had a nice steady NE wind but..... there was a extra strong SW current running straight into the wind making the anchoring and fishing process a bit more difficult than it needed to be.  None the less, the guys stuck it out and we fished and moved all day, finally putting together a respectable catch consisting of gag groupers, amber jacks, grunts, black sea bass, trigger fish and a few others.  There's a pretty stout weather front coming today and tomorrow, keeping us tied to.  Fingers crossed to be back after them on Friday and Saturday.  I've still got plenty of availability for October and November fishing charters.    ..

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inshore Speckled trouts !

When the wind keeps us inshore, we've been doing pretty well on the speckled trout.  All summer and now still going strong, the speckled trout fishing has been pretty stellar.  On the days when groups have had offshore trips booked and the winds been to much, I've still got the Parker to bail out the trip.  The next 6 weeks are absolute prime dates for speckled and grey trout fishing.  The bluefish and Spanish Mackerel are still being caught in great numbers. As well has some really good numbers of false albacore.  Don't let the weather detour you from a fishing trip, we've got a number of different options to catch fish. ..

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Bottom Fish are Hungry

Anyone that ever asks about when's the best time to go fishing off the NC coast, the two months that always come up are May and October.  Well, October's here and its not looking like it will disappoint.  The last several groups that I've had out on bottom fishing trips have put together some fantastic catches made up of gag groupers, vermillion snappers, grunts, black sea bass, triggerfish and more.   The majority of our fishing lately has been in the 90-120 ft range.  I've been fishing a little deeper than in the past due to the tropical swells, that have stirred the bottom water up some.  It makes for a little longer ride, but the variety and quality of fish we've been catching definitely makes up for it.   This is without a doubt the best time to come fishing, whether it inshore or offshore, Give me a call for booking your fall fishing trip. ..

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Wahoos, Mahi AND Sailfish!

What a birthday present for 11 yr old Reed.  His mom and dad booked the trip a couple of months ago, what do you know it but it wound up being an slick calm Saturday.  We left out earlier than normal, with hopes of beating some of the other boats out.  The ocean was very much alive first thing, with the first wahoo action only a few minutes after getting things set out.  The action was pretty chaotic for the first several hours, with a number of bites, pull offs and short strikes.  I hooked Reed's sailfish off the flat line, after a short drop back, missing another on the short rigger.  After the morning craziness settled down, we found some really pretty water holding a bunch of flying fish and some floating debris, thats where we picked off another wahoo and Reed's first mahi.  All and all, the day couldn't have gone any better for the Cutler crew.  Thanks Guys, congrats Reed! ..

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Old Drum Neuse River Action

The Neuse River Old Drum fishing is winding down for the year.  Fishing has been pretty good again this year, with double digits being a pretty common thing for some groups this season.  The biggest that was caught and released this year was 51", which is an absolute tank of a red drum.  The majority of the fish fall in the NC citation program, deeming them "trophy" status.  If catching some of these monsters is on your list, please contact me for booking information.  The best of the fishing is usually late August and the whole month of September.   ..

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Half Day Suprise Mahi

The fishing last week was a bit difficult around Beaufort Inlet due to the falling tide and several pop up storms, so we made a little ride toward the shoals and found plenty of bait and a some hungry fish.  The fish were really on the move, but we did the best we could.  The surprise of the morning were the bailer mahi's that we caught among the spanish mackerels, just goes to show you never know what may bite your hook.  Another day, I had a super nice group from Greenville, we dodged squalls for the better part of the morning but caught some fish, everyone had a great morning out.  Look forward to seeing everyone again next summer. ..

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August already

I've been a bit tardy on fishing reports over the course of the summer this year, fortunately I've had a bunch of really nice people to take keeping me busy busy. Here of late the fishing groups have been having some very nice catches on both the half day nearshore trip and also the full day bottom fishing charters.  The half day fishing for spanish mackerels and bluefish has stayed strong, with most days yielding catches of 15-25 mackerels, more on some.  On the last several bottom fishing trips the vermillion snappers, triggerfish and black sea bass have really been chewing.  We had a monster, 74 pound wahoo, on one of our bottom fishing trips.  He was swimming around the boat, eating scraps.  The groups are still scratching out some groupers as well.   The recreational red snapper season has come and gone, we were able catch them pretty well on the days when the wind cooperated.  Soon the neuse river will fire up for the old drum fishery, pretty cool trip if you've never caught one of these dinosaurs.  Please book in advance if you have specific fishing dates the next several months a potentially the best of the year. ..

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Morehead City Fishing Charters fishing fun...

This week we managed some nice catches of Spanish mackerels on the half day fishing charters. The full day trip had a nice catch king mackerels, amber jacks, few groupers and snappers on a quick drop to the bottom.  Next week the forecast is looking great, I've got a few days open.  Call for trip information  ..

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