Tuesday, May 30, 2006

5/29/06 Dan and his son David Blackshear onboard for Memorial Day hoping to get into a good flounder bite. Well, the weather was great and the bite a little slow but consistent. We managed to land 26 flounder and kept 21 fish from 1.5 to 4lbs. Most fish today were 2lbs or better. We caught fish on both live bait and artificial. Excellent Job Guys! As always, I really enjoyed fishing with you boys onboard... Capt. Jeff Cronk- FISH'N4LIFE CHARTERS- 910-326-7512, 336-558-5697, or email jcronk@ec.rr.com STILL SOME OPEN DATES FOR JUNE AND JULY... CALL SOON AS DATES ARE BOOKING FAST....

5/29/06 Dan Blackshear with a 4lb flounder that struck an artificial bait jigged off the bottom. Sweeeet Flatty Dan! Capt. Jeff Cronk- FISH'N4LIFE CHARTERS... 910-326-7512

Monday, May 29, 2006

5/29/06 Dave with a 3.25lb flounder on a live bait fished on a modified carolina rig. Capt. Jeff Cronk

5/29/06 Mike Taylor with one passenger onboard this morning. The two of them landed all 16 of these flounder on artificial baits along with a 16in. grey trout, a tautog, a trigger fish, and several nice seabass. Great Job Mike and Andrea... Capt. Jeff Cronk

5/27/06 6hr morning trip with Fred Anameier of Hubert, NC and his two sons aboard hoping to get into the flounder in the ocean... Well, with a big swell breaking across the inlet and a 25 Parker that flipped I'm glad we stayed inside today. We managed to find some good red drum fishing inside using spinnerbaits. We landed 9 red fish up to 22in. and had a 2lb flounder to the side of the boat too. We stoppped on our way in and put a few sheepshead in the boat before heading back to the dock around noon. Great Job Guys! Thanks Again... Capt. Jeff Cronk- Fish'n4life- 910-326-7512 or email jcronk@ec.rr.com

5/27/06 Fred Anameier with a 20in red fish that plowed a spinner bait in a foot of water! Man what a pretty day inside... Capt. Jeff Cronk

5/27/06 Anameier group with a 22in red on a spinner bait in the backwaters of Swansboro... Capt. Jeff Cronk

5/27/06 Anameier Group with another 18in red on a spinner bait. Capt. Jeff Cronk

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

5/23/06 I was onboard this afternoon with Bill Brantley of Rocky Mount along with Mike and Ike hoping to ease along the beach and catch some summer flounder... The winds had picked up and the ride was going to be a little much taking into account the circumstances so, we opted to work the internal waters this afternoon. We wound up on a good school of redfish and managed to land 9 reds up to 27in., 1 2lb flounder, and a speckled trout during a 4hr trip. Good Job Guys! See ya again in June... Capt. Jeff Cronk- FISH'N4LIFE CHARTERS- 910-326-7512 or 336-558-5697 or email jcronk@ec.rr.com

5/23/06 Mike and Bill with a perfect 27in. red that wore them after striking a spinner bait. This red didn't have a single spot or even a spec on either side... Good Job Guys... Capt. Jeff Cronk- Fish'n4life

5/23/06 Ike and Bill with a 20in. Red Drum on a Berkley Gulp minnow during this afternoon's trip. Capt. Jeff Cronk- FISH'N4LIFE

5/23/06 Ike and Bill with a pretty 18in. southern flounder on a spinner bait today. Capt. Jeff cronk- FISH'N4LIFE

Sunday, May 21, 2006

5/21/06 I had a good buddy, Marty Robinson, onboard today for his birthday. Marty and I used to hang out back in the day but he now lives up toward Raleigh and is newly married and seriously whooped. Just kidding Marty... She's a good one! Anyway, he loves flounder fishing more than anything soooo, we decided it was time to go find the bigger spring summer flatty's and not the little terds that have been biting nearshore lately. We found fish on several different areas and had good success on live shad, tigerside minnows, and berkley gulp fished on a jighead. We landed about 25 flounder, kept 14 from 1.5 to just under 4lbs and even had a trigger and several keeper bass along with a 3.5lb spanish that skyed on a pod of squid under the boat. the Spanish and squid landed in the boat making a mess before we could detain him... man what a laugh we had today! The flounder bite is ON! Trip dates available and both Mike Taylor and Myself are booking quickly for June and July. Call ASAP for best dates. I look forward to fishing with many of you folks onboard again this year. Capt. Jeff Cronk- FISH'N4LIFE- 910-326-7512 or 336-558-5697 or email jcronk@ec.rr.com

5/21/06 Marty holding another pretty summer flounder today... ps... Marty, holding the flounder way out isn't making it look any bigger... the white belly is still popping out! Yours.... pss... happy birthday Man! Capt Jeff Cronk

5/21/06 A pic of a 3.5lb spanish and a 6in squid that both skyed and landed into my boat today while flounder fishing! The spanish made a mess after he busted his face against the interior wall of my boat... Man, this triton catches fish on it's own... hee hee! Capt. Jeff Cronk

5/21/06 Marty Robinson with another flatty about 3lbs onboard with myself today. Capt. Jeff Cronk

5/21/06 Capt. Mike Taylor with the Weldor's Ark crew today. They managed to put up a sweet catch of flounder with a bunch on artificial baits. Sweeeet! - Capt. Jeff

5/20/06 Fred Anameier Group onboard Sat. Morning for what turned out to be a tough 6hrs... Shortly after we left the dock the sky turned black and it decided to commence to several hours of rain and wind... we were going to reschedule the trip but, as always, I had various live baits on the boat... I pulled out about 100 fiddlers from a compartment and we got out of the rain and attempted to catch a sheephead while the rain blew over. We managed about 9 sheepshead in a little over an hour then, after the rain passed we headed up river to look for reds and flounder. We managed to pick up 4 small speckled trout and 6 southern flounder with a few over 2lbs before heading back to the dock in a 20mph SW wind... What a day... but we scraped a few fish up for the frying pan. Thanks Guys and we'll see ya next sat. again for some serious flounder fishing... Capt. Jeff Cronk- FISH'N4LIFE CHARTERS- 910-326-7512 or 336-558-5697 or email jcronk@ec.rr.com

Thursday, May 18, 2006

5/16/06 Spanish/Kings/Flounder and More! CURRENT OPEN DATES...

5/16/06 The bite has moved nearshore... With water temps. just outside bogue inlet this afternoon of 68.5 and plenty of shad along the inlet and beach... there is a mixed bite of spanish (up to 3lbs), kings ( 24 to 28in.), and some Bonito mixing in. We're finding some summer flounder and decent seabass along the nearshore live bottoms and AR's too. Below is a list of open dates available for May and June... Morning 6 or 8 hr trip dates available are 5/21, 5/27, 5/28, 6/4, 6/20, 6/21, 6/23, 6/25, 6/26, 6/27, 6/29. Afternoon 4hr trips available are 5/23, 5/25, 5/26, 5/27, and many afternoons in June. We'll be targeting mainly flounder, reds and sheepshead on the internal waters during May/June and flounder, spanish, bonita, kings, cobia, mahi, in the ocean during the rest of May/June. The new 24ft Triton Bay Boat I am now running can easily accomodate groups of 4 and 5 for targeting the flounder, kings, spanish, etc along the beaches and groups up to 4 for the internal waters for the flounder, reds, sheepshead, trout, etc. I've enjoyed having many of you onboard the new boat already this season. Thanks for making my job possible... Capt. Jeff Cronk- FISH'N4LIFE CHARTERS- 910-326-7512 OR 336-558-5697 OR EMAIL JCRONK@EC.RR.COM

Sunday, May 14, 2006

5/14/06 Folden Lee onboard this morning for 6hrs. We attempted to hit the spanish and flounder along the beach but after several hours and the seas picking up to 4 to 5 ft with white caps breaking off them we decided to head to the internal waters... Before doing so we managed to land a 27in. king on light tackle and a 2lb summer flounder. Back inside we put 5 puppydrum in the boat using spinner baits and managed a nice southern flounder too... Back at the dock in time for lunch and just before the W 15 to 20 turned to a 25+ out of the SW. Thanks again Folden... Capt. Jeff Cronk- FISH'N4LIFE -910-326-7512 Posted by Picasa

5/14/06 Folden Lee with a 2lb summer flounder... fish'n4life Posted by Picasa

The full moon made for a tough bite offshore Sat, We saw big Yellowfin jumping and had a couple knochdowns but could not get anything to stick. Then finally with about 20 min left on the clock the long rigger was screaming, after working the fish hard for 30-40 min we brought this slob in to the boat. Weighing in at 62 lbs at the dock.
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Saturday, May 13, 2006

5/13/06 Guide, Rick Patterson, and good friend ,Amy Smith, onboard this morning for 4 hrs. We worked some good bottom nearshore for about 2hrs trolling for spanish and managed to land 8 spanish with 4 just over 2lbs and the other about 1 to 1.5lbs. Kept a few bluefish to munch on and made a quick stop and landed 3 flounder (kept 2). Back in around 11:30. Way to hang in there Amy! Capt Jeff Cronk- FISH'N4LIFE- 910-326-7512 Posted by Picasa

5/12/06 Martin Ward and his buddy from Tennessee onboard for a few hours Friday afternoon. The wind was kicking at 20+mph making things a little tough but these guys persevered and we managed a few red drum hookups and landed two just over 26in. as well as 4 southern flounder. Thanks guys. It's always good to fish with boys that can work a rod, especially in a wind. Capt. Jeff Cronk- FISH'N4LIFE- 910-326-7512 OR 336-558-5697 Posted by Picasa

5/12/06 Ward Crew with a last minute 26in red drum that slammed a spinner bait just as it was getting dark... Great job! Capt. Jeff Cronk Posted by Picasa

Thursday, May 11, 2006

5/10/06 Lauren Acosta onboard with me for a few hours this afternoon looking for red with topwater baits... We managed 4 hookups and lauren landed this 27 1/2in red that exploded on a topdog. Capt. Jeff Cronk- FISH'N4LIFE-910-326-7512 Posted by Picasa

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

5/8/06 Tommy Bennett of MHC and Chuck onboard with Capt. Mike Taylor Monday afternoon trying to make it happen in a strong NE wind. They got into several good red drum bites using topwater baits and spinner baits. the red drum bite is definately on within our internal waters. Capt. Jeff Cronk... Posted by Picasa

5/8/06 Tommy Bennett with a pretty red on a zara spook onboard with Capt. Mike Taylor Monday afternoon. Posted by Picasa

5/8/06 Chuck with a 17spotter on a topwater bait... Monday afternoon onboard with Capt. Mike Taylor. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, May 07, 2006


5/7/06 IT'S TIME! The southern flounder are biting well and the summer flounder have moved nearshore and some inshore along with the spanish... Due to some schedule changes I have the following dates open for chasing the summer flounder/ big spanish as well as the reds and flounder on the inside.... (OPEN DATES AS OF 5/7/06 -6 TO 8HR MORNING TRIPS 5/14, 5/20, 5/21- AND A FEW 4HR AFTERNOON TRIPS.) I hope these dates will work for those of you that have been inquiring about fishing this month. Dates booking fast for the rest of May and June... Capt. Jeff Cronk - FISH'N4LIFE CHARTERS- 910-326-7512 or 336-558-5697 or email jcronk@ec.rr.com

5/7/06 SUNDAY MORNING TRIP. Left the dock with Jeff Magee group aboard. This morning the wind was blowing so we decided to switch over from looking for reds to trying for some southern flounder. We worked some tiger side minnows through some favorite holes and managed seven southerns with 5 nice fish around 17in... The NE blow killed the bite today... talked with 5 locals all day that couldn't find a bite anywhere. Most I heard today was a couple of short pups.  Posted by Picasa

5/6/06 2hr Afternoon Trip with my father-in-law Laurent Changuion of Mebane, NC onboard (holding a 30.5in red). We eased into a few new areas this afternoon and found reds from 24 to 30.5in. and waxed them on nothing but topwater baits! Sweet... Posted by Picasa

5/6/06 Myself looking BEAT with a 26in red on a topdog.... Capt. Jeff Posted by Picasa

5/6/06 Laurent with another 27iner. Capt. Jeff Posted by Picasa

Sat. 5/6/06 Mark Jones Group onboard for 4hrs. sat. morning. We attempted to work some nearshore bottom for flatties. We worked an area hard for about an hour and boated a handful of seabass up to 1.5lbs and a bunch of small grey trout and blues. One of our crew wasn't feeling very good so we switched things up and hit the internal waters and got on a good redfish bite. We landed a bunch of reds from 17 to 20in. and a nice southern flounder before heading back to the dock around 11:00am. Good job guys! Capt. Jeff Cronk- FISH'N4LIFE CHARTERS. 910-326-7512  Posted by Picasa

Friday, May 05, 2006

Had an fun day with a local group that has been trying to get their charter in for the past 3 weeks. The weather and their schedule finally merged and this is the result. 5 Tuna, 3 Dolphin, Wahoo and a King Mack. He wanted that Wahoo really bad since he had never caught one and after 2 bite-offs we finally got one to stay stuck. The leader popped the second I gaffed him! Great day with some great people.
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He finally got his Hoo!
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