Capt. Chris and I fished the first half of the day with Hayes Thompson and Shera Menier from Charlotte, NC.
I don't know how many fish we caught, way to many to even try to count, although most were released to fight another day, we kept a few for some fish dinners, the bite was on, big time!!
Shera hooked up the only big Red Drum today and even though it nearly spooled the reel we managed to gain most of the line back before she made a sudden turn and charged off proving to be more that the line could handle. You know the old saying "The thrill of victory, and the agony of defeat" is a good title for the outcome on this fish!!
Now moving to the second half of the day. The seas were a lot calmer in the evening since the tide was falling, going with the wind instead of pushing against it as it was earlier while rising.
However, the falling tide produced a very strong current, something we have had to learn how to fish this past year if we were going to catch fish, and by the way the fish were caught this evening, I think we have learned well!!!
This evening we were fishing with Scott Rudolph and his son Noah. Jack Brown and his son Tyler, and Zakk Sheen. All these guys were from High Point,NC.
If you aren't familiar with Scott, you need to get to know him. He owns the Bar B Que House on Oak Island. Myself, being from Lexington,NC know the meaning of good BBQ, and in my opinion, the BBQ House has the best around. He even has the Lexington style sauce and red slaw in house for you to try!!!
I was hoping that the tide change had not shut the bite off. We went back to the same spot we fished earlier and just as I had figured, the tide change had caused the fish to relocate.
A slight adjustment of our previous location to the back side of the structure, and the bite was on again.
This evening's crew didn't want to keep any fish, so even though 99% were released, Capt Chris and I kept a few for us for some fish dinners.
A lot of people think that Capt Chris and I get a lot of fish, but they all go to our fishermen. What you catch on the "YEAH RIGHT II" belongs to you!!!
We had hoped for another Red Drum this evening but Noah,Tyler, and Zakk were just as happy with great fights the Shark attacks provided.
We fished with some Great people today and hope we can share the boat with them again sometime soon!!!
Till next time, God Bless Everyone!!!!
Capt's Butch & Chris Foster
About The Author: Captain Butch Foster
Company: YEAH RIGHT SPORTFISHING CHARTERS
Area Reporting: Southport, Cape Fear, Frying Pan Tower,NC
Bio: CAPTAIN BUTCH has fished the ocean waters off north carolina since he was 10 years old. When he came to fish the SOUTHPORT area, he realized this area has nearly any kind of saltwater fishing with-in reach. Anything from the CAPE FEAR RIVER to the GULF STREAM is available here. He has become well known in the area as one of the top offshore and inshore captains. His fishing ability has placed his fishing team in the top ten in the FALL BRAWL KING MACKERAL TOURNAMENT, and in the U S OPEN KING MACKERAL TOURNAMENT he has placed eleventh!!