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  • R&R Doesn't stand for Rest and Relaxation

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    Captain Ned Rogers of R&R Charters does not offer REST & RELAXATION on board his Contender. It's actually quite the opposite. Constant action and trolling rods that are doubled over towards the motors is more the style on board his vessel. Ned and his trusty mate Dallas Dellinger picked us up at the dock and started the day with talk of a great bite. Since the clouds had covered up the moon the night before they said that the fish had not been able to feed. We all looked onward towards the horizon and held on for the 2 hour trek to the Gulf Stream.

    As the motors slowed down to mark the spot where we would begin to troll the outriggers were mounted and the ballyhoo were made ready for dragging. We all pulled our part to make sure that the lines were clear and ready for deployment. As I dropped back the first bait immediately the drag began to scream off of the reel. I engaged the drag and set the hook deep into the jaws of the fish and off it went the first of many fish for the day. Immediately I handed the rod off to PJ and dove for my camera. The photo opportunity was perfect with that early bright yellow sun on the anglers and the rods. We landed the first fish of the day and high fives were given all around the boat.

    The rods were once again deployed and we began the day with a PERFECT Start! Blood on the gunnel and a flopping fish in the fish box.

    Ned and Dallas are knowledgeable guys that spend alot of time offshore. They know how to keep the rods bending and how to stay focused on the task at hand. We trolled up and down the ledge looking for that one MONSTER, that drag screaming WAHOOO...and wouldn't you know it !!! BAM! the rod dipped towards the sea and the fight was on! It was a full team effort, with Ned at the helm and PJ on the wire, Teach on the fish box, John moving rods, Dallas behind the reel and me ready with the Nikon to capture it all.

    20 minutes later and a we were gaffing a 60 lb Wahoo at the back of the boat. After she hit the deck there were once again high fives all around the boat. Flashes flickering and smiles everywhere you turned. These guys really know how to put a team of anglers together and make it happen. We each had plenty of time on the rods with Kings,Blackfin Tuna, Wahoo & a couple of rod screaming bites that who knows what was on the other end of the line.

    To say the least... Everyone had a BLAST!!
    We enjoyed the day and can't wait to get back with them and do it again.

    If you want to go out and enjoy some INCREDIBLE offshore fishing this fall with Captain Ned Rodgers call him at 843-460-0186 he will be
    happy to get you out there and help you catch
    a box full of fish.

    Thank You Ned.... Can't wait to do it again!

    South Carolina Sportsman Field Representative
    Brian M. Carroll
    Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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