Friday, December 30, 2005
12/30/05 6HR Trip today with Don and friends aboard. The wind was much too strong and seas much to big to target stripers or work the beach for trout this morning so we went creeking it for a few hours and managed three red drum hook-ups on artificial baits... then about 11:00am the wind layed out and we got out along the beach and found some purrrrty trout and puppies. We managed 11 trout with the four biggest at 1.5lb, 2lb, 2.25lb, and 3.8lb... about 9 puppydrum today and all were from 16 to 17 1/2in. A slow start to the morning but we managed to scrape out a few fish. Great Job Guys... Look forward to fishing with you on the flatties this summer. Capt. Jeff Cronk- FISH'N4LIFE CHARTERS. 910-326-7512.
Thursday, December 29, 2005
Dont miss the TV show "Fishing With Roland Martin" this weekend, It is the show I taped with Roland back in July. It airs Fri at 3 pm and Sat morning on OLN. Email me and let me know how you think it went.
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12/28/05 6 Hr Trip for Trout and Stripers-- Well we decided to go check out the striper situation since the weather had layed out. On the way out we stopped at the jetty to throw a few trout in the livewell for livebait. 20 min. and 7 trout later we took off for the shoals. We scoured the shoals to no avail... so we took out the trolling gear and headed for the east side of lookout and worked our way all morning toward Drum Inlet. Along the way we came across this big brute (20ft Basking Shark) in 40ft of water. We worked several schools of grey trout and spots/croakers only to catch horndog after horndog... heading back to the shoals we found some menhaden and put about 50 in the live well to use lightlining. We got back into shallow water and got an awsome hookup on the lighttackle with a 4in. Rapala- XRap. Fought the Striper for about 5 min. and he wound up spooling 200 yds. dummy me didn't want to lift the anchor as we were in a small school of fish... I played him and wound up losing a bigen today! We had 2 more fish on almost immediately, one on the x-rap and one slammed a 7in. pogie on the light line... crew pulled the pogie before it got a chance to swallow the bait (circle hook). Oh well! a few fish but some bad luck today. Hey, did manage to catch 30ct. Shrimp in 30ft of water on the East Side of Cape Lookout. Who'd of thought....
Capt. Jeff Cronk
Tuesday, December 27, 2005
12/27/05 5 Hr Trip targeting Speckled trout today with Mike Taylor on board. We had a blast today with the speckled trout. We caught and released about 60 specs and kept our limit of 20 with 6 fish from 2 to 3lbs. All fish were caught on artificials. Capt. Jeff Cronk- FISH'N4LIFE CHARTERS 910-326-7512
Sunday, December 25, 2005
Striper Trips out of Morehead City Available thru the month of January. Our specialty for targeting striper is using topwater baits on light spinning tackle but we often find fish in deep water and must use jigs or trolling gear. so far, all but 2 fish this week ending were caught on topwater baits. these three fish were 17, 19, and 22.75lbs. There are a few reds mixed in. I have just a couple open dates for the month of January including the 14th, 15th, 16th, 21st thru the 24th. Capt. Lee Buck also has dates open for striper and bluefin trips. If Myself or Capt. Lee Buck cannot accomodate your group we can refer you to one of several other very successful and knowledgeable guides in our area. Call now to reserve your date... 910-326-7512 or 336-558-5697. I hope you are having a Merry Christmas.... Capt Jeff Cronk- FISH'N4LIFE CHARTERS...
Thursday, December 22, 2005
12/22/05 6Hr Trip targeting stripers today... These guys did a super job of toughing it out in 4ft breakers while working topwater baits and shallow diving plugs. We managed 10 hook-ups on the stripers and one nice red drum in the mix. The largest striper today was 22.75lbs and ate a 4in. bait Again, Great Job Guys! Capt. Jeff Cronk- FISH'N4LIFE- 910-326-7512 OR 336-558-5697.
Wednesday, December 21, 2005
12/21/05 5Hr Trip with Randolph Reed and friend aboard to chase down the stripers. The weather man lied today.... not 5 to 10 along the beach... it was 15 steady out of the NNE and the water was sloppy but... the new 24' Triton handled well in the 4ft seas. We found some stripers in the first hour of fishing and worked them for about a half-hour and managed to put a 24lb and 30.2lb fish in the boat. The seas started getting rougher so we headed in to target trout. We managed about 15 trout from 11 to 14in. over an hour period. Back at the dock around 12:30 and cleaning fish. Super job putting up the some rough conditions! Capt. Jeff Cronk FISH'N4LIFE CHARTERS.... 910-326-7512, 336-558-5697
Tuesday, December 20, 2005
12/20/05 26.04lb striper on light spinning tackle today! I had Capt. Rick Patterson and his father aboard today for some scouting after the stripers.... we found one good pod of stripers in 30+ft of water and also found some fish in the shallows. It was a little slow but we managed 4 hook-ups today. Still a few open dates left!!!! Capt. Jeff Cronk- FISH'N4LIFE CHARTERS 910-326-7512 OR 336-558-5697
Friday, December 09, 2005
Well the Giant Bluefin have officially arrived! Numerous reports from the past couple of days point to a good season. If you are looking for that fish story to top all your buddies tales then call now and book your trip!
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Sunday, December 04, 2005
12/04/05 Capt. Rick Patterson with a 5lb 6oz speckled trout he landed along with several smaller trout, a few red drum, and a 16in. flounder today during the 25+SW blow... great Job Rick! Capt. Jeff Cronk- FISH'N4LIFE CHARTERS 910-326-7512
12/4/05 a 6in. Snook that Captain Rick Patterson caught in his cast net this morning while catching bait... Thats right... a snook... the 2nd snook caught in Swansboro in two weeks... I guess the hurricane that scraped the eastern seaboard several months ago pushed some eggs up this way. Capt. Jeff Cronk
12/04/05 6hr trip... Took off to the Cape for a quick morning trip... turned out to be a beautiful morning. Brought some live shrimp and mullet minnows along to work the trout. The action was steady all morning with a mixed bag of about 40 speckled Trout (18 trout from 2.25 to 3.75lbs), 14 red drum from 16 to 19in., several sheepshead with the largest at 1.75lbs, and a 1lb Tautog.... Enjoyable day on the water this morning... headed back in at noon. The biggest trout were caught on live mullet minnows and live shrimp... check with Dudley's Marina if you need live mullet 252-393-2204. Still some open dates in Dec. for trout and Striper... capt. Jeff Cronk 910-326-7512
Saturday, December 03, 2005
Well, today was one of those days were you are reminded why we love fishing so much. Left the dock about 7 am with my good friend Chet and headed to the Jetty. We were on the Trout pretty thick and probably caught 40 plus on Gulp baits. We also managed about a dozen nice Drum, with one of the Drum having NO spots at all. Thats a new one for me. Around noon we decided to jump the shoals and head off to deep water. I found some warm water and bait holding to structure so the baits went in the water, almost immediately we were hooked into a 18 lb Kingfish. We decided to anchor to bounce the bottom while we worked the upper water column with ballon rigs. Started with Beeliners, Ringtales and then a 24 1/2 inch Grouper. Meanwhile we are still catching a King every so often. Next a huge Black Sea Bass and as we were clearing lines to go a nice King smoked off a couple hundred yards of line and after a few minutes we had a healthy 30 lber in the bag. It was nothing but smiles as we pointed the bow towards home.
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