Had another offshore trip today with some long time clients, Robert Timson, Huntington; Chuck Timson, NY; Brandon 'Hoss' Evans, Smithfield, NC; Jordan Cutchins, Selma, NC; and Victor Denoble, Garner, NC, that have become, like a lot of other fisherpeople, good friends with me through Yeah Right Charters.
The seas were calm and it was an action packed day of catching limits of Scamp Grouper, Red Grouper, Strawberry Grouper, Black Bass, jolthead porgys, Gray Snappers, Silver Snappers, Vermillion Snappers, Rainbow Runners, Sharks, Amber Jacks, Barracudas, Even had a nice Mahi Mahi almost to the boat when it was devoured by a pack of Cuda's, which we caught one of those barracudas and released after the photo shoot.
Along with all the fish we caught and kept, we released banded rudderfish and lesser amberjacks since the season was closed. We also caught and released an approximate 225 pound bull shark.
Another awesome day of fishing with some awesome friends!!!!
06-22-2016 â Today's offshore trip was cancelled due to all the winds we have had lately so I took Buz Ketcham from Seattle, Washington/Bolivia, NC and Duane Dunning from Gold Canyon, AZ on a backwater trip this evening. We hit several spots this evening and finally got Buz his first ever flounder that hit the scales at 7 pounds and then he got his first ever Red Drum at 28 inches that we had to release due to being over the slot limit. Just as we were about to head back to South Harbour Marina to get the fish cleaned for dinner Duane's rod doubled over and we thought it was a good Red Drum but ended up being a nice ray. Still quite a fight on the light tackle. Betts Flounder Fanatic,s and Pro-Cure Mullet Super Gel was the trick today!!! Thanks guys for fishing with Yeah Right Charters we appreciate each and every one of you!!!!!! â
Finally got a short break in the winds so we went offshore with Jake and Alex Baumann. Charlotte, NC; Sherry and Charles Lloyd, Greensboro, NC; and Chris Barbee, Winston-Salem, NC. The group had a good day of catching Black Bass, Silver and grey Snappers, Bee-Liners, Sharks and other assorted good eating bottom fish.
As Capt. Butch said, 'You got to love it when you go offshore bottom fishing for a full day and at 1 o'clock they tell you they have all the fish they know what to do with and that was with most of the group not even fishing!!'
Looks like the wind is going to blow again for a few days so we'll have to see what happens.
Head offshore this morning in calm seas with Denver Compton, Allen Addair, Forest, VA; Schuyler Compton, Myrtle Beach, SC; Jeff Allen, Lynchburg, VA; and Chris Ramsey.
Mother nature had thrown everything she had at us the last few days. A depression on our coast, heavy rains, a flood tide today, and a screaming tide offshore today that made it hard to keep our baits and heavy weights on the bottom. But perseverance and determination from hitting rock after rock picking at a few here and a few there we ended the day with a banner catch of around 300 pounds consisting of silver snappers, Grey snappers, triggerfish, Vermillion snappers, Black Bass, Amberjacks, Scamp Groupers and Almaco's.
We also caught and released a lot of Big American Reds.
It was a good day of fishing with good friends. Headed out again in the morning if the winds allow.
CAPT BUTCH FOSTER
YEAH RIGHT CHARTERS
Offshore today with a small crew that included Lori Britton from Travelers Rest, SC , Jason Ian from Lawrenceville, GA., and Crystal Jenkins from Lawrenceville, GA. Only had 2 that fished today, one of the 3 was along just to enjoy the day offshore on a boat.
It was a busy day catching bunches,of American Red Snappers again, that we released, limited out on Big Black Bass, Reef Complex Species, Grouper, Silver Snappers, Vermillion Snapper, Almaco's, Amber Jacks, Sharp Nose Sharks, Mahi Mahi, and even had 2 shots at a huge Cobia that took the bait twice and threw the hook both times. Wasn't meant to be!!!
Went to Bald Head Island this morning and picked up Mark Siebach, Preston McComas, and Hunter and Nichole Stewart from Apex, NC. We did 1/2 day today after having to cancel our offshore trip due to the approaching storm. Spanish Mackerel was the fish of choice this morning and we were blessed with some very nice fish that we caught off Southport / Oak Island . After we got all these we wanted we went 2 and 0 on the sharks. Good hard runs, just no hookups. With the winds picking up more we decided to call it a little early and head back to the BHI.
Today's offshore trip was pushed back to another half day on the beach due to the persistent NNE winds we have had lately. Everyone was kept busy this morning as we were catching Spanish Mackerel, Blues, Trout, and through all this we had an epic bite going on from the big Red Drum. Another great day of fishing on the Yeah Right Charter Boat!!! Our group today consisted of Bill Carbay, Middletown, OH; Mike Butler, Wake-Forest, NC; and Scott Byerly and Dale Foster, Lexington,NC.
Ben Havris, William Woodard, Wilson, NC; James Smith, Sims, NC and friends went out on the flat Atlantic Ocean with the YEAH RIGHT CHARTERS crew today. Said they would like some grouper, some big fish, and some bottom fish. How about some Big grouper, some bigger fish, and then everyone's limit of reef complex bottom fish.
I love it when you say it's time to go and everyone says I'm ready, I'm wore out!!!!
It's been a long time since Dale and Ella Foster from Lexington, NC has been able to come down and fish with us. When I asked Dale what he would like to catch today the subject of flounder came up. Never really caught any flounder he said. And I said well let's see what we can do about that!! Well Dale got his limit of nice flounder and even had a nice Red Drum and some trout in the catch and Ella even went to battle with a big ray. A great morning of catching fish with some long time friends on the Yeah Right Charters Backwater Bay Boat. Here's the pictures of Dales flounder trip. Had several flounder that didn't quite make the 15 inch size limit. Great day!!
What a day we had today while fishing with James Blaylock from Monroe, NC., Patrick Slevin from Davenport, FL., Brian Slevin Monroe, NC., Wayne and Jonathan Couick from Waxhaw, NC., and Jimmy Austria from Monroe, NC.
We started off in the 360's and from here we never had to leave. It was action from first drop to the last. The bottom fishing was as good as you could ask for. We literally loaded the boxes with Black Bass, trigger fish, Grey Snappers, Silver Snappers, Vermillion Snappers, Grouper, Rasp's, Sharks, Amber Jacks, Jolt head porgys, and the light line today kept the guys busy fighting nice Mahi Mahi all day.
Brian Slevin will be getting a nice frame worthy 'Release Certificate' from Yeah Right Charters for the release of a big six foot Black Tip Shark. We sure would like to have seen the shark that ate a big Red Grouper today that Wayne Couick was fighting. All he got was the head, the shark ate the rest!!!!
I guess the day was best described when we got back to South Harbour Marina when Wayne Couick said ' I have been on a lot of fishing trips, but, today was the best one I have ever been on' Thanks guys for your kind comments and Thank You for choosing us for your trip. Your trust in our Charters means everything to us because without our fishermen we wouldn't be here and we know that!!!
Winds permitting, we are going to try to do it all over again tomorrow and nearly every day now as we are just about booked solid now. If you want to get in on the fall fishing call soon as we are now booking into October.
Thanks for stopping by and till next time, God Bless You All!!!
Capt. Butch Foster
2015=53 years fishing NC Coast
DEUTERONOMY 1:30 The LORD your God will go ahead of you and fight for you as he did in Egypt; you saw him do it.
Today was one of those days that you had to keep pinching yourself to make sure it wasn't just a dream. We left the Marina this morning with John, John Evan, Luke and Will Laughter from Avondale Estates, GA. The first stop we made was the place for big ole knot head Black Bass. We made a few drifts in the near straight up tide and it didn't take very long until we had everyone's limit of Big Black Bass.
The only problem after that was it seemed every where we went we couldn't get away from Big Black Bass. Some were so big they looked like they had blue tennis balls on their heads!! But not to be discouraged I kept moving from rock to rock and we hit the mother lode with Triggerfish, Grey Snappers, Silver Snappers, Vermillion Snappers, Jacks, American Red snappers(released), Joltheads, Calico Bass, and I am sure I forgot some!!!
Now let me get to the good part. Not that what I just said wasn't good, it was actually great but I think the greatest excitement came today when I found an area that was literally loaded with huge Sharks. After catching and releasing several big sharks, and breaking off even bigger sharks, getting photos of even bigger sharks........... Then the guys got hooked up with one of the biggest Black Tip Sharks I have seen in a long time. After making a positive ID on the shark the decision was made to harvest our legal limit of one per vessel over 54' fork length to have shark steaks for the grill and this Black Tip measured out at 95 inches and a 351/2 inch girth. If you don't like shark to eat then most likely it wasn't handled properly after harvest they are delicious and we have the experience to go the 'extra mile' to see that what you harvest will be he best you can get!!
For the first offshore trip of the season I don't see how it could have been any better. What this means is that I have set the bar kinda high now for the rest of the season..... but if you know me you know I am never satisfied until you are satisfied!!!
If the weather lets us we will be having reports now for the rest of the fishing season on a regular basis. We are nearly booked up for this season and are booking daily now. Call soon if you want to fish with us this year or you will miss out again!!
Taking tomorrow off to work on the new backwater skiff then back at it Friday. Gonna be lots of info here this year so stay in touch. For you guys wanting to go King Mackerel Fishing the water temp at the Horse Shoe today was only 62 degrees. Heard on the radio that there was lots of bait in the tower area but never heard of any kings caught.
Till next time, Thanks for stopping by and God Bless You All!!!
Capt. Butch Foster
PROVERBS 22:4 Respecting the Lord and not being proud will bring you wealth, honor, and life.
Well I Tried!!!!!!.....
I tried to explain to people that it was going to rain this morning at the coast, but not where I was going to go fishing. Oh no, it's going to rain and I don't want to fish in the rain. Ok, BoBo and I got in the truck and we went fishing by ourselves. And thankfully, I was right..... It never rained the whole time BoBo and I were fishing or should I say catching!!!
The skies were overcast, the air was warm and calm, and it took me about an hour to find the fish and that was around 11AM when the Garmin 'Down Vu' marked a school of fish and I had just told myself that this should be what I was looking for when two rods doubled over with a couple nice Yellow Perch. Thinking I had found a school of nice Yellow Perch, and I may have had, but......
The big Largemouth Bass and Chain Pickerel had stolen the scene after this and I could hardly keep rigged and lines in the water for the next couple hours. Several times, and by that I mean at least a dozen or more times the rod would double over and in just a few seconds the lure would be broken off by a big fish. Why not use heavier line?, you can, but you won't get the bites you will on lighter line, and I'll gladly sacrifice some lures to get the bites!! About 2 hours of this and I had enough. It was time to head home and you'll never guess what we had tonight for dinner.
That's right, fried chain pickerel.... as good as it gets!!! Here's a tip for you.... if you have tried to eat them before and couldn't because of the 'Y' bones, well, I have a video on You Tube showing you how to remove these 'Y' bones, it has over 18,000 views and some rave reviews. Try one of these fish once and you'll have a new species that you will from then on target, I guarantee it!!!!! They are delicious and a blast to catch as they fight hard and jump high!!!!!
It was an awesome way to start the new fishing year and I will do everything I can to make it continue!!! The lures that worked for me today was the Berkley 'Flicker Shad' laced with Pro-Cure's 'Crappie And Panfish Magic super gel' The combo was definitely what they wanted today and if you will notice the lure on the left, it has the hooks nearly eaten off the lure.
Lots of rain and some major changing weather patterns are in the forecast. But, you know us, we will be somewhere trying to put the pieces of the new puzzle together and when we do, I will have the results for you right here!!! Sorry about some of the pictures today, I was by myself and many times when I was trying to take a picture of one fish I would have another rod or two to get bit before I got done taking that picture......Wish all my problems were like these!!!!
Till next time, be safe, go catch a pickerel, Bass, or Yellow Perch, and God Bless You All!!!!
Capt. Butch Foster
PSALM 34:10 Even lions may get weak and hungry, but those who look to the LORD