Hot Hot Hot
The air temperature and the fishing was Hot Hot Hot last week at Los Suenos ..., great time fishing with friends and catching Blue Marlin and Sailfish ....., now I'm back in the best Paradise of all ..., my Crystal Coast home !!! .., Sensation's booking calendar is filling up fast with only a few dates open in April, May and June so you need to get after it ....., hope to see you soon !!!
GREAT HOUSE FOR YOU AND YOUR CREW
Looking forward tomorrow to traveling down to Los Suenos with a group of friends for a week of hopefully catching Blue Marlin and Sailfish ...., next week will be the week before the second leg of the Triple Crown Billfish Tournament and looking right now like there's plenty of action down there ..., so Good Lord willing I'm excited to have this opportunity ..., back on Feb 23 and then hopefully heading toward Oregon Inlet for a few days to tag Bluefin Tuna with Dr. Barb Block and her TAG Team along with my pal Charles Perry ...., then back home to kick off the Spring fishing season here on the Crystal Coast ....., If you and you're crew have a trip planned down here we have a Great House over on the Island for rent ..., fully furnished with linens, well appointed, cozy, and will sleep six very comfortably ..., very reasonably priced too I might add ..Just let me know ..., hope to see you soon !!!
SWORDFISH ARE SNAPPING !!!
On Sunday Sensation's own Captain Patrick Dufour took a couple of fellows out to the Blue Water and successfully angled THREE Swordfish along with FOUR 70 pound Escolar ...., and the GOOD news is that Sensation has plenty of dates open up until April and we still have dates available then ....., but apparently the offshore fish are getting very lonely with very few boats going out to visit ..., so why don't you put your crew together, give us a call or shoot us a message, and let's go have some fun offshore ...., and FILL up your freezer ...., Check out the photo page to see Patrick's action ....., Standing by for your call !!
SPRING AND SUMMER ARE BOOKING UP
As of this morning Sensation has only 4 days open is May and with much of April, June, July and August already booked so if you are thinking about getting on board this Spring or Summer you might want to get after it ......, it's good to see a bustling economy and people excited and able to have some fun on the ocean. Regarding the Marlin Tournaments we do still have Duck's Unlimited Band the Billfish Tournament open July 23-25 so get your crew together and give me a call. Next week on Feb 14 we're scheduled to head out the inlet for a 3/4 day and then it's looking like we should be in Oregon Inlet the last week of Feb tagging Giant Bluefin Tuna with Dr. Barb Block and the TAG team. Wish that I had more to report from the fishing front but unfortunately it's that time of year ...., hope this month of Feb is good to you.
Rehabilitated Sea Turtles
Yesterday not only did Patrick and I help NC State CMAST tag 118 Sea Bass and Snappers ....., I also might add that NC State's tagging team did much better than NC States Basketball team last night against UNC :(( ....., we also took several cold water stunned Sea Turtles that had been saved and rehabilitated by the NC Aquarium back out to the warm waters offshore and turned them loose back into their natural environment ...., and they very happily paddled away together ....., it was really nice to be back on the ocean again and hopefully we'll be tagging and taking more sea turtles back out next week ....., check out the photo page for a pic of Patrick and one of his little buddies :)) ...., looking like we're gonna possibly be open for the NC Duck's Unlimited Band the Billfish Tournament .., holler at me if you would like to come have a bunch of fun in July for a few days ...., my Pal Captain Brian Harrington also smoked the Triggerfish yesterday and I've heard rumors that some of the boys fishing out of Wrightsville Beach caught 80 pound Wahoos over the weekend.
Back on the Ocean Today
Good Lord willing we will be heading out the inlet shortly with NC State's CMAST in search of Black Sea Bass and other bottom species ...., Been a while since I've steered the Sensation out the inlet ...., sure hope that I can remember how to get the ole girl through it ....., unsure if anyone else is going to be sailing today but regardless I'll have a fishing report of some sort later on today so stay tuned ., hope that your day is just right !!
Pirate's Cove is Available
It is official and Sensation is open for the Pirate's Cove Billfish Tournament August 11th through the 14th ....., we do have a deposit on a really nice home a few blocks from the boat slip with plenty of room for your entire crew ..., please give me a call or shoot me a message and let's have a great week enjoying all of the festivities that Pirate's Cove has to offer while catching White Marlin, Blue Marlin and Sailfish competing against some of the finest boats and crews in the world. But in the meantime the Bluefin Tuna have shown in big numbers here on the Crystal Coast and we're taking charters to catch these beautiful creatures ..., Sensation is off the hill and back in her slip and raring to go .., I'll be standing by and waiting to hear from you ....,
Bluefins and Pirates Cove
Unlike the past several years the Giant Bluefin Tuna have made a decent showing here on the Crystal Coast so if it's on your bucket list to angle one of these sea monsters give me a call ..., Sensation is back from the boatyard and on the waterfront raring to go fishing .., and our schedule is wide open until March ..., also have a few good folks interested in fishing the Pirate's Cove Billfish Tournament in August who may need additional participants to come fish ..., it's a great event so if you want more details just shoot me a message ..., also our Spring and Summer booking calendar is filling up so you might want to take a look at available dates and get penciled in ...., looking forward to a really great 2020 ...., how about you ??
OPEN FOR THE PIRATE'S COVE BILLFISH TOURNAMENT
Now here is the chance of a lifetime ??, Sensation has just opened up for the Pirate's Cove Billfish Tournament August 10th thru the 14th .., Pirate's Cove has become one of the Premier tournaments of the NC Governor's Cup Series and normally has some of the best Billfish action of the Summer with White Marlin, Blue Marlin and Sailfish ?, Plenty of grand festivities also ?., google PCBT and take a look at it ?, then give me a call and let's go have a fun week !!! Our President typically works 16 hours a day, 24/7 and doesn't take a dime of salary ?., and our Great Country is in the Best shape in Decades ?., but you have all of these congress people who depend on our Government, (your tax dollars), for their income who are trying to impeach him ?., a typical example ...., Joe Biden has been in Congress since he was 27 years old ?.., Never had a Real Job ?., and now he's a Millionaire ?., What the Hell ??
Captain Mark (Microwave) Chambers of the Due South took advantage of a beautiful Sunny and calm day here on the Crystal Coast yesterday ?., Capt Mark took a group out to the Continental Shelf Break and scored on the Blackfin Tuna catching double digits on December 28th ?, another Pal of mine, Will Litchfield, took his kids to the East side of the Shoals and had a great catch of bottom fish including some darn nice Triggerfish and Grouper ?., the Giant Bluefin report is as in years past with maybe 10% of the fleet getting a bite on any given day ?, however the Twin Fin has had a spectacular season as I understand they have caught 5 of those magnificent creatures ?.., inshore the Trout have been around ?, my Good Friend Brick Brown flew over the Rock Jetty at Cape Lookout yesterday and said there were dozens of outboards lined up along the Jetty ?., I'm looking out the window over toward Atlantic Beach right now and the sky is reflecting off silky smooth water ?.., Beautiful day it is !!