Sunday, July 30, 2006

7/30/06 Full day trip with Martin Ward and his crew aboard hoping to fish along the beach but the weather was a little "iffy", so we opted to work the backwaters. We were targeting flounder and redfish and managed to land 8 flounder with the largest at 2.5lbs and 3 red fish with the largest at 24in. We also found a hole holding a few speckled trout up to 17in. and put 2 in the boat. Extreme low tides made it a bit challenging today but we managed and still has a decent catch. Great Job Guys! Martin, sorry that doormat flounder didn't stay on the hook a bit longer... he should've been in the net... We'll get him next time... Capt Jeff Cronk- FISH'N4LIFE CHARTERS- 910-326-7512 or 336-558-5697

7/29/06 4hr morning trip with Walt Bass and crew onboard looking for Redfish and Flounder on the internal waters. We worked spinner baits in the bays and live minnows along structure in the ICW and managed to land 6 Flounder with a couple of nice fish close to 2lbs. and 2 red drum with the largest at 26in. that struck a spinner bait in about 12in. of water. Good Job Guys! Capt. Jeff Cronk- FISH'N4LIFE- 910-326-7512 or 336-558-5697

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Thursday 7/27/06 Regular Client, James Godfrey and his grandson, Parker, aboard for a 6hr trip this morning. We spent the first half hour looking for some big spanish but could only find some in the 2lb range with a slow bite . Rather than run 10 miles for some big spanish we opted to stay in the area and work over the flounder. Over the next 4hrs we managed to bring 29 flounder to the side of the boat and kept 20 from just over 1lb to 4.3lbs. Super Job Guys! Capt. Jeff Cronk- FISH'N4LIFE CHARTERS- 910-326-7512 or 336-558-5697 or EMAIL jcronk@ec.rr.com

Thursday 7/27/06 Parker with a nice 18in flounder on a live finger mullet.. Capt. Jeff Cronk- FISH'N4LIFE

Thursday 7/27/06 Myself with a 3+lb flounder that struck a 2oz bucktail tipped with a Berkley Gulp SW curly tail bait while fishing with James Godfrey and his grandson, Parker aboard. We had a consistent bite all morning today... Capt. Jeff Cronk- FISH'N4LIFE- 910-326-7512 OR 336-558-5697 OR email jcronk@ec.rr.com

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Wed July 26th I had Eddie Games and crew from Newbern onboard for a 6-hour trip today... We started out looking for some citation spanish during the 1st hour and only managed a 2lb spaniard... so rather than run all over the coast looking for a bite we moved on to searching for flounder.... Well, not much searching required today... first stop and we started catching the flatties... We spent the next four hours bailing flounder over the sides of the boat just as quick as we got our lines in the water... Other than a minor setback where I managed to sink two barbs of a treble hook in my hand as deep as they could go (second time in 20years)... and refused to head to the dock and leave this flounder bite... so I performed a short surgery inbetween netting fish and tying rigs and then we commenced the slaughter! We quit about 12:30 and had kept our 40 flounder for 5 anglers and released 9 others. The flounder ranged from 1.5 to 4.5lbs and we fed a nice 3+lber to a 40+lb cuda... SUPER MORNING OF FISHING! Great job guys! Capt. Jeff Cronk- FISH'N4LIFE CHARTERS- 910-326-7512 OR 336-558-5697 OR email jcronk@ec.rr.com. Call for open dates...

Wed July 26th. Another pretty flatty for the Games crew! Capt. Jeff Cronk. FISH'N4LIFE CHARTERS

Wed July 26th Eddie Games with a 4.5lb flounder on a live fingermullet near Bogue Inlet. One of 49 flounder today! Super Job! Congrats on the big fish of the day Eddie... Capt. Jeff Cronk

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Mon. July 24th 4HR Trip with Ben Motley of Hubert and his father, Bob, from Winston Salem aboard. We worked a few ledges off the beach and had some goooood flatty action! We landed 17 flounder with 13 nice size keepers up to 3lbs along with a handful of decent seabass, a few bluefish, a southern Hake, and a big croaker... Awsome morning on the water and back to the dock around 11:30am. Great job Ben and Bob... and happy birthday Bob! See ya soon... Capt. Jeff Cronk- FISH'N4LIFE CHARTERS - 910-326-7512 or 336-558-5697 or jcronk@ec.rr.com

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Sat. 7/22/06 Steve Freeman from Kernersville, NC along with several of his friends hoping to get into the ocean to chase the spanish, kings, and flounder again this year. But the 20 to 25+mph SW winds wouldn't even let the 50ft charter boats out today... but we have that option of fishing a lot of skinny water around swansboro, even in a strong blow. We worked some protected waters this morning on the high tide to catch a bunch of redfish and flounder on spinner baits and then moved toward the ICW and Inlet on the lower tide and continued catching some flounder and reds. We ended up with 8 redfish from 19 to 25in. and 11 flounder with 7 keepers from 1.5 to 3lbs along with several black drum about 1.5lbs. Great job guys and I'm glad we could pound out the day with a good catch during some tough weather... Great Job... capt. Jeff Cronk- FISH'N4LIFE CHARTERS - 910-326-7512 OR 336-558-5697 OR EMAIL JCRONK@EC.RR.COM

Sat. 7/22/06 Pete with another red on a live fingermullet along the ICW. Capt. Jeff Cronk

Sat. 7/22/06 Pete with a 24in redfish that struck a spinner bait with a Berkely Gulp paddle tail bait. Capt Jeff Cronk

Friday 7/21/06 Chris Navinski and crew aboard for a 6hr trip targeting spanish, kings, and flounder along the beaches. What a day.... the king/spanish bite was decent and we had about a dozen strikes using live bait on light 10lb test spinning tackle. We managed to land 3 spanish from 4 to 5.5lbs, 3 kings from 6 to 8+lbs, 3 seabass with a 2lber, and 15 flounder with 13 keepers from 1.5 to 4lbs. Back at the dock by 12:30 and cleaning our catch... Great job guys! Super job Jake... Capt Jeff Cronk- FISH'N4LIFE CHARTERS- 910-326-7512 or 336-558-5697 or email jcronk@ec.rr.com

7/21/06 Fri. Chris Navinski and Jake with an 8lb king Jake caught on light spinning tackle... Super Job Buddy! Capt. Jeff Cronk

7/21/06 Friday... Chris Navinski and young Jake with a Spanish Mackerel just over 5lbs... Great Catch Guys! Capt.Jeff Cronk

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Thur 7/20 4hr Afternoon Trip with Matthew, Tom Tempel and Carl onboard hoping for some redfish on the rising tide. The bite was very steady and we found a few reds on almost every stop we made. They landed 7 redfish and had another 7 explosions that didn't hook up. The largest red was 26 7/8in and one redfish had 11 spots. Every fish was caught 5 of the seven fish were caught on topwater baits and the other 2 were on spinner baits. Super Job Guys! See ya again in a few weeks. Capt. Jeff Cronk- FISH'N4LIFE CHARTERS- 910-326-7512 or 336-558-5697 or email jcronk@ec.rr.com for open dates.

Thur 7/20 I had regular clients Liz and Derek Rukenbrod onboard this morning for a little redfish'n and flounder'n. The tide wasn't the best for reds but we managed 3 strikes on the topwater bait and landed a 24+in redfish before moving out along the beach for a couple hours to land 13 flounder with 11 fish from 1.5 to 4.5lbs. The flounder bite continues to be good. Capt. Jeff Cronk- FISH'N4LIFE- 910-326-7512

Thurs 7/20 Derek with a big flounder after weeding through some 2 and 3lb fish. Great Job! Capt. Jeff Cronk- FISH'N4LIFE

Thurs 7/20 Liz and Derek with a 24in Redfish that exploded on a topwater bait.... three strikes this morning before landing this one. Capt. Jeff Cronk- FISH'N4LIFE

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

7/19/06 Wed. 6hr trip with Jim Lann, his son Ethan, and Pete aboard. A quick 10min. smooth ride in the Triton and we were dropping live baits over for big spanish... not the kind you catch trolling clarkspoons and yozuris... we had about 20 strikes and landed several kings and 4 spanish up to 5.75lbs then we switched over to flounder fishing for the last 3hrs of the trip. First spot we stopped on we doubled over with 2 flounders, then 3more flounders... etc.... we kept 19 flounder from 1.5lbs to almost 5lbs and let a few shorties go back.... we were back to the dock by 12:20 and cleaning fish. ABSOLUTELY AWSOME DAY AND SUPER JOB GUYS! Ethan... you're one heck of a fisherman... Capt. Jeff Cronk- FISH'N4LIFE CHARTERS - 910-326-7512 pr 336-558-5697 or EMAIL jcronk@ec.rr.com

7/19/06 Pete (Lann Crew) with a big Summer flounder that was just a hair under the 5lb citation size.... that's two (almost citations) today pete... what's the deal... you're gonna have to feed those fish a little more before landing them. Capt. Jeff Cronk- FISH'N4LIFE

7/19/06 Wed. Ethan Lann holding one of Many flounder he caught today... This beast was just over 4lbs.... Great Job Buddy! Capt. Jeff Cronk- FISH'N4LIFE

7/19/06 Pete (Lann Crew) with a spanish just under the 6lb citation size... Great Job! Awsome fight! This fish screamed out almost 200yds of Berkley Fireline off a Penn 360 Slammer... Gottaloveit.... Capt. Jeff Cronk

7/19/06 Jim Lann and his son Ethan holding a 5lb Spanish that struck a live bait on light spinning tackle! Great bite today... Good Job Jim! Capt Jeff Cronk

7/18/06 John Senior and his two sons, John Jr. and Robbie onboard with Capt. Mike Taylor on Tuesday for a 6hr trip along the beach looking for (I MEAN CATCHING) a deckload of 3 to 5+lb spanish mackerel along with a couple kings. They wound up with 17 big spanish and 2 keeper kings on light spinning tackle. Super Job John and family! Great job Capt. Mike! Capt. Jeff Cronk- FISH'N4LIFE- 910-326-7512

7/18/06 John Senior and John Jr. with a spanish weighing just over 5lbs! Man these guys wore them out!

7/18/06 Mike and crew aboard with Capt. Mike Taylor of Taylor Made Charters Monday Morning. They wore out the 3 TO 5LB spanish and kings in 40ft of water along the beach... Super job guys! Great job Mike! Capt. Jeff Cronk- FISH'N4LIFE...

7/18/06 YEAAAAA... Once again... I get to throw a line at a few schooling reds on the crystal clear flats! It was awsome... I had Bo Bryant onboard... the water was about 1.5ft deep... it was gin clear.... about a dozen rays from 5 to 25lbs all around the boat.... and redfish ALLmost every cast for an hour on both topwater baits and berkley gulps on spinner baits. Capt. Jeff Cronk- FISH'N4LIFE

7/18/06 DOUBLE AFTER DOUBLE HOOK-UPS! 4hr Afternoon Trip with Bo Bryant from Hickory, NC aboard.... Bo wanted to learn a little about fishing the flounder in the ocean and try to get on some redfish... we only had 4hrs but it worked out great. We caught 4flounder along some live bottom and then came back inside and the first stop working some flooded marsh and it was OOONN! We worked topwater baits and spinner baits tipped with Berkley Gulp SW baits and managed about 25 hook-ups and landed 14 redfish from 19in to 26 1/2in. along with 2 flounder on the spinner baits as well. The redfish blitz happened over a 1hour period... it was non-stop! Great Job Bo.... Be seeing you soon... Capt. Jeff Cronk- FISH'N4LIFE CHARTERS - 910-326-7512 or 336-558-5697 or email jcronk@ec.rr.com

7/18/06 Bo Bryant with another big redfish on a topwater bait! Capt. Jeff Cronk

Great Flounder Bite....

7/18/06 Tuesday 6hr trip with Mike Marks, his son and daughter, and a colleague aboard. The bite in the backwaters was extremely slow due to the very low tide we were experiencing all morning so after roaming around the backwaters for several hours with nothing happening we decided to switch things up and jet out the inlet to check on the flounder bite. We fished from 10am till 12 and these guys wore them out landing 14 flounder and keeping 10 flounder from 1.75lbs to over 3lbs. Great Job Mike and guys/girls... great to have you aboard as always... Capt. Jeff Cronk- FISH'N4LIFE CHARTERS- 910-326-7512 or 336-558-5697 or email jcronk@ec.rr.com

7/18/06 Whitney Marks with a flounder close to 4lbs! Great Job Girl! Capt. Jeff Cronk... FISH'N4LIFE

Monday, July 17, 2006

Mon 7/17/06 A short (2hr) afternoon trip with Capt. Joe Webb (of the BillyAnna) and his friend Frank aboard. We eased away from the dock and stopped on some flooded marsh in the backwaters.... set out the anchor and proceeded to catch several limits of redfish using live shrimp and mullet minnows. Great Job Frank on your first Redfish ever.... Capt. Jeff Cronk- FISH'N4LIFE - 910-326-7512

Mon 7/17/06 Phil Smith and his brother aboard this morning for a 6hr trip along the beach. We were hoping to put a few kings, spanish, and maybe a dolphin in the boat but the NE wind gave the fish lockjaw out of Bogue today. We found a mess of terd spanish from 12 to 15in. but we don't like pulling spoons, etc.... but we did manage a 2.5lb and 3lb spanish on light spinning tackle and then switched over to looking for flounder for a couple of hours. It was slow and steady this morning as we landed a few flatties everywhere we stopped to land about 13 and kept 8 from 2 to 3lbs all on 1.5oz jigheads tipped with Berkley Gulp baits and soft plastics. Thanks guys... I enjoyed having you onboard... Capt. Jeff Cronk- FISH'N4LIFE 910-326-7512

Sunday 7/16/06 Charlie Stanley and crew aboard for a 6hr trip to help prep themselves for the "Take the Troops Fishing Tourny" hosted by the Onslow Bay Saltwater Fishing Club each Year. These boys layed it to the fish. We started off in the backwaters working and landed 5 black drum, 1 speckled trout, and 1 redfish. Then we moved on to work near Bogue Inlet and found a good mat of flounder. We worked Berkley Gulp SW 3in. curly tail minnows on 1.5oz jigheads off the bottom while powerdrifting. After 2 1/2hours of flounder fishing we wound up with 12 flounder from 1.5 to 3lbs for the cooler and released just a couple of shorties. I had a blast fishing with you guys today! Good luck with the troops tourny... Capt. Jeff Cronk- FISH'N4LIFE CHARTERS- 910-326-7512 OR 336-558-5697 OR EMAIL JCRONK@EC.RR.COM

7/16/06 Charlie Stanley and Crew with a 3lb Summer Flounder that struck a 1.5oz jighead tipped with a Berkely Gulp SW bait... Capt. Jeff Cronk- FISH'N4LIFE

7/16/06 ABSOLUTELY NO TRICK PHOTOGRAPHY HERE FOLKS....! This is officially the smallest hogfish this year aboard our boat.... although it appears larger than his head it is actually only 3in. long.... it's really bad when you think your reeling in your bait and this critter comes aboard. Capt. Jeff Cronk- FISH'N4LIFE

7/16/06 The Stanley Crew with a pretty redfish in the backwaters before heading off the beach for some flounder... Capt. Jeff Cronk

7/16/06 Capt Mike Taylor always having to show it off! (just kidding mike). He took an evening off and fished an ole' hole up kinston way for cats... this was his largest at 26lbs. Well Mike... I guess you get the leader board at Dudley's for largest catfish.... I don't plan on trying to beat it.... Capt. Jeff

Sat. 7/15/06 With Daniel Karner and crew aboard this morning for a 6 hour trip and very iffffy weather we opted to stay inside and work the backwaters for a mixed bag. We worked live shrimp, live mullet minnows, and some artificial baits and wound up landing about 9 southern flounder (5 keeps from 2 to 3lbs), 9 black drum, and 2 sheepshead (one at 5lbs). Super Job Guys..... Thanks again and hope to see you again next season... Capt. Jeff Cronk 910-326-7512 or 336-558-5697 or email jcronk@ec.rr.com

Friday 7/14/06 We had a 6hr trip this morning with William Adril of Jacksonville along with his son Christian and his nephew Chris. We pounded out some of the backwater holes with the extreme low tides we had to work with and the results were good.... We wound up landing about 5 redfish, 9 black drum, and 7 southern flounder with a 2lber and one just under 3lbs. Great Job Guys! Chris... you're an excellent fisherman buddy! Capt. Jeff Cronk- FISH'N4LIFE 910-236-7512 OR 336-558-5697 OR EMAIL JCRONK@EC.RR.COM

Fri 7/14/06 Chris not looking so happy to hold up this big mudfish he caught while fishing a live bait for a flounder in some brackish water... Capt. Jeff Cronk- FISH'N4LIFE

Fri 7/14 Chris with a 2lb Southern Flounder. Capt. Jeff Cronk

Fri 7/14 Chris with a 22in. Redfish... his first ever... Great Job! Capt. Jeff Cronk- FISH'N4LIFE

Friday 7/14 Chris and Christian with another puppydrum.... Great Job Guys! Capt. Jeff Cronk- FISH'N4LIFE

Thursday, July 13, 2006

7/12/06 WOW! if the singe shots weren't enough.... check out this photo of Mike's Bow after a full day along the beach.... You don't find many days like that elsewhere... You're looking at a mixed bag of 7 big (3 to 5.5lb) spanish, 5 kings, 2 dolphin, 10 flounder all but one between 2.5 and 5lbs.... Superb Job Mike (252-725-2623)... Capt. Jeff Cronk- FISH'N4LIFE... 910-326-7512 OR 336-558-5697

7/12/06 Mike's Crew with a citation... 5lb on the dot.... summer flounder... Way to Go! Capt. Jeff Cronk

7/12/06 Capt. Mike Taylor's Relatives aboard with him today for an AWSOME BITE... Here's a few dolphin they landed in between everything else... Capt. Jeff Cronk

7/11/06 Jeff White and his Family onboard for a 6hr trip on Tuesday. These guys layed it to the fish using both artificials and live bait. They managed to land 4 redfish, 15 speckled trout, 5 black drum, 2 flounder, and a sheepshead. Awsome job guys... I really enjoyed fish'n with you. Capt. Jeff Cronk- FISH'N4LIFE- 910-326-7512 OR 336-558-5697 OR EMAIL JCRONK@EC.RR.COM

4/11/06 Jeremy White with a purrrty speckled Trout ( 1 of 15) caught on a 3/16oz jighead and a chartreuse gulp SW bait. Super job on the Trout Jeremy.... Capt. Jeff Cronk- FISH'N4LIFE

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