Fishing Report


As you know I have decided to move on to other opportunities but I must say that my Charter career has been a tremendous Blessing to me and I've had the good fortune of meeting and making many new Friends. Also I've thoroughly enjoyed writing fishing reports for you most every morning before I headed to the boat. As myself, Patrick nor Zach will not be on the Sensation anymore, I would like to give you the email contact information for the new owner, Jason Daniels - and the new captain, Adam Price - ......, the Sensation will remain in her same slip and they are now taking bookings for 2021 ...., regarding your most important fishing reports ....., Captain Wade Fickling of The General has agreed to keep you up to date on the fleet's fishing with daily fishing reports on his website at ....., Many thanks to Captain Wade for taking that on ...., My Very Best to each of you for the future and I hope to see you on the water down here in Fisherman's Paradise ...., don't ever hesitate to contact me if I can be of help to you ....., Merry Christmas and Happy New Year :))


The past 20+ years have been a great ride for me ....., throughout the years I've fished with the best mates on the East coast ...., young John Nobles, Travis Fulcher, Joey Smith, young Pete Zook, Charles Perry and Daryl Brower with the TAG program, then several years with Chris CR Russell, nine years with Alan, Big Country, Scibal and then the past few years with Patrick Dufour and Zach Grantham ....., All truly professional in the cockpit ...., and I've thoroughly enjoyed getting up every morning and penning a fishing report for you ...., but seems that all good things come to an end ...., yesterday the Sensation transitioned to a new owner, Jason Daniels, and will have a new captain and mate but I'm confident that she will remain a great charter boat for you to fish on ..., this website will remain intact but will be updated over the next bit of time so keep checking in to see the changes and contact information going forward ..., especially if you have already booked for 2021.., I cannot thank you enough for all of the great memories and friendships that have been created for me aboard the Sensation ...., My best to each of you and I'm looking forward to seeing you out there on the Rip:))


Unfortunately the fleet has not been able to sail for some time now because of the incessant winds ...., and unfortunately the wind does not appear to be letting up in the next few days ......, but as soon as it does and I can give you a fishing report I will certainly do so ...., so please stand by


Yesterday was Election Day across our nation and here on the Crystal Coast ..., but the Sailfish don't care as proven again by Captain Mark Chambers, aka Microwave and crew aboard the Due South ...., after record breaking catch and releases of 10 and 12 Sailfish respectively last week before the big winds moved in, Captain Mark took his crew out yesterday and scored with 5 more Sails along with a couple of nice Wahoo ...., keep up the fantastic work Mark .., Mark's great fishing just goes to show you that Good Things happen to Good People .., a beautiful forecast today and for the next couple of days so if you want to get in on some of this action, get your butt down here ...., New York proved once again last night that it's the Land of the Fruitcakes as they elected AOC for a second term ...., I'm sure happy that I live in a simple community like Carteret County ..,, where at least 71% of the peeps are intelligent :))


Captain Mark Chambers, aka Microwave, of the Due South broke two Remarkable Records last week ...., first after catching 10 Sailfish on Tuesday, he and crew went out on Wednesday and caught 12 Sailfish, which is a Crystal Coast RECORD ...., then on Thursday night he broke another Local record by bringing together almost every Captain and Mate together to break bread and celebrate the first annual Rough Point Shootout which he organized and has worked his butt off all Summer keeping up with it ...., Amazing Work Mark bringing comradery and plenty of positive energy to the fleet ..., Well done !!! See the photo page to see those attending .., I also had a great day on Wednesday along with Mate Zach Grantham on my final Charter day aboard the Sensation ..., watching Ben Kornegay angle an 84 pound Wahoo which we hooked and inshore next to the Atlas Tanker ...., Really Fun day to top off A Really Fun Ride that I've had aboard the Sensation ..., however Captain Patrick Dufour and Zach will keep the good fishing and fellowship going for all of you .


Captain Mark Chambers aka Microwave aboard the Due South had an outstanding day yesterday with a whopping TEN Sailfish releases ....., a Remarkable feat proving that you sure don't have to go to Mexico to get in on a hot Sailfish bite . In addition to Due South ...., the General and the Sensation each released Three Sails Great fishing ...., and let's not forget about all of the Wahoo and Blackfin Tuna that are being caught too ....., come get you some !!!


Eleven year old Davis Williams had a spectacular first day offshore aboard the Sensation yesterday along with his Dad Jeremy, Uncle Brian Davis and Grandpa Danny Davis ......, we entered the Carteret Cancer Crew Tournament and young Davis angled all of the fish that won Sensation first place overall in the Billfish release division with two Sailfish releases, first place Dolphin and second place Wahoo with a 56.5 pounder. Needless to say he was one tired young man and got a great snooze on the bridge of the Sensation ....., what an Awesome family day ..., check out the photo page ..., the General was not in the tournament but released 3 Sails while Due South released one ..., good Saturday fishing for most of the waterfront fleet ...., some Big Wahoo are here ..., you need to come get you some !!!


Doug Torn, David and Jimmy Bolding, Tom Grissom and my Great Friend Bobby Rice climbed aboard the Sensation yesterday morning and Captain Patrick and Mate Zach took them to exactly the right spot ...., at the end of the day they had a fishbox full of Citation sized Wahoo, a Citation King Mackerel, Tuna and Mahi Mahi. Great Pals together for an outstanding day on the ocean ....., keep in mind that there is going to be a benefit fishing tournament tomorrow, Carteret Cancer Crew, that will provide medical funds for two well deserving locals Keri McCann and Alan Murray ..., not to late to sign up at Jack's Waterfront Bar ....., a beautiful forecast tomorrow and a Great Cause !!!

8 Pound Triggers

Yesterday we had some awesome bottom fishing after a somewhat slow trolling bite ...., although we had the Legendary Banjo Player Sammy Shelor on board and not only is he a Country Music Hall of Famer but he’s also one helluva angler capturing a Citation size 44 pound Wahoo as well as A Citation Triggerfish weighing in at over 8 pounds !!! Sammy’s good friend Johnny Greene, son in law David and Pal Chuck Haley rounded out our all star crew ...., check out the photo page to see the results ...., Johnny also had a doubleheader Citation sized Triggerfish on light tackle that almost whipped his butt :)) ..., Dancin Outlaw sacked up three Sailfish and had a fine fishing day along with Sensation, Due South and the General


With a windy forecast only 20 boats signed up for the 2020 Brownbag Wahoo Challenge but it was still a fun and meaningful tournament for the participants. Captain Rocky Hardison, running the Island Girl had a contender until a big Shark came in behind the fish and bit it in half ...., the half that was weighed was still over 40 pounds !!! ..., Captain Randy and the Maggie crew topped the field with a whopping 88 pounder ..., 2nd place went to last years winner the Captain Patrick Dufour and Zach Grantham aboard Sensation with an 80.8 pounder ..., and 3rd went to Captain Wade Fickling and Mate Trey aboard the General with a 60 pounder ..., the rest of the fleet including Due South, Sensation, General and Island Girl also caught Sailfish while the Energizer scored on a White Marlin ., sorry to miss you this weekend but maybe next year :))

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