Feature Fishing Articles

 Gary Hurley

Guide Time – Playing the Bills

Guide Time – Playing the Bills

Basking in the glow of an already successful day, Fisherman’s Post Publisher Gary Hurley and I stood near the transom of the sportfisherman “Bite Me,” alternately trading bad jokes and staring intently (or so we thought) at the teasers and baits awash in the boat’s foamy blue wake. “BIG BLUE MARLIN—LEFT TEASER!” Cat Peele shouted […]

 Gary Hurley

Guide Time – Long Bay Bottom Bounce

Guide Time – Long Bay Bottom Bounce

“I like to power-drift these spots,” Capt. Ryan Jordan explained as he eyed the green and red dashes and blobs showing up over the bottom line on his sonar. “So I’m going to set us up over the fish before you guys drop and try to hold us over them.” Moments later, as we watched […]

 Gary Hurley

Guide Time – Blood, Sweat, Tuna

Guide Time – Blood, Sweat, Tuna

“That might be him, Jason,” Capt. David Peck said from the bridge of the charterboat “Skiligal” as he nudged the boat into gear for a quick turn to keep the unseen fish off the transom. Jason Sadler, manning the cockpit of the 53’ BC sportfishermen, muttered an assent while clearing a flatline to make room […]

 Gary Hurley

Guide Time – Butterballs And ‘Bama Rigs

“See how these marks are short and fat?” Capt. Mitchell Blake asked as his 23’ C-Hawk center console glided up the Pamlico River past the Washington, NC, waterfront. “Those are striper marks—butterballs.” Sure enough, large clusters of the fat blobs were visible just above the bottom in 18’ of water. “That’s a gar,” he continued, […]

 Gary Hurley

Guide Time – Bottom Feeders Lookout

Crossing Beaufort Inlet as the sun melted beneath the hotels and houses of the beachfront, the 100’ “Continental Shelf” didn’t even raise her bow to greet the widely-spaced 1-2’ waves rippling the surface of the Atlantic. Soon only lights were visible as the big headboat chugged south, and presently they, too, faded, replaced by the […]