****SATURDAY APRIL 22ND***Fun day on the river on a busy Saturday with Tom Hovis and friends Steve, Brian and Toby. Still only one keeper in every 10 or 15 caught fish but the bigger fish are being caught down river and are on the way. Rain and cooler temps are gonna make for some tough fishing days in the short term, but that's just what we need to make May the awesome fishing month it has the potential to be. Booking Roanoke, Georgetown, and Oriental Pamlico Sound trips. Roanoke is filling up fast so pick your day and give me a call. Call me anytime at 336 240-5649. Also booking Costa Rica... still some dates available on the "Dragin Fly" out of Los Suenos for 2017 and beyond..
CAPTAIN PONYTAIL.... READY FOR THE ROANOKE
Looking forward to a great season on the Roanoke River and can't wait to see all our old friends and wear out our thumbs on all those stripers we're gonna catch this year.
Water levels are going to be a big story this spring of 2017. Information given me by NCWRC says this has been the seventh driest February in the last eighty eight years. Flows are currently running around 2500cfs. The hope is that April 1 those flow rates will go up but unless we have some rain water in the lakes above cannot sustain those flow rates for more than a few days. We better be ready for 3500 as the month moves along if we do not get substantial rainfall. I will post on this website EVERY DAY starting April 1st. If you know the river well, then you may be able to sneak in and out without damage. Be aware we all need to use extreme caution and be ready to help folks that get themselves in trouble.
I'll be starting my season with children, Wounded Warriors, and families of fallen First Responders on the weekend of April 8th and 9th in association with N.C. Wildlife's DREAM HUNT AND FISHING PROGRAM. We'll have four families that weekend to get our season started in the best way possible, by taking folks who very much deserve a day in the great outdoors. Right now, April 8 till May 20 looks like the booked season. The water level graphs on the Roanoke page and "The Latest Buzz" will keep you up do date daily on water levels and all the latest from the river EVERY DAY. Pictures and more information is also available on the Captain Ponytail Facebook page as well.
Keep up with conditions day to day and be safe. 2017 promises to be an interesting year. This website will provide all information possible to help you make the right decision about fishing the river this year.
Mid August till mid September you'll find us at Paradise Cove near Oriental, N.C. It's a lot of work to move north to the Pamlico for a month, but the awesome fishing there demands we go.
Giant Red Drum (Channel Bass) come inshore to spawn in the Pamlico, and we can guarantee the trip of a lifetime catching old drum that usually range from 35 to 50+ lbs. We're catching these big fish in a unique and super fun way as well. Instead of the traditional cut bait on the bottom while anchored method, we'll be chasing these giants and throwing popping corks and jigs at bait balls on the surface. The topwater bites are truly awesome... I had anglers last year tell me flat out they would trade ten big drum taken off the bottom anchored with cut bait for one bite on these topwater jigs. And the norm is NOT one bite, but many, as these fish seem to get crazy and readily bite from the chugging plunk plunk sound of a popping cork we have all used for speckled trout for years.
We'll be pulling both live and cut baits as well with our I Pilot remote Minn Kota trolling motor so we'll never lose touch with the school as we quietly "follow and catch" without ever being noticed. We'll catch 'em EVERY day.... and some days the numbers of fish are amazing.... honestly too many to admit to in print... so give us a call for what I honestly believe will be the fishing trip of a lifetime.
Great accommodations and the quaint seaside town of Oriental nearby make this a treat for the entire family.
This will be our most outstanding month of fishing the entire year.... DON'T MISS IT!!!
MAKE A FISHING ADVENTURE WITH CAPT. PONYTAIL
THE HIGHLIGHT OF YOUR MYRTLE BEACH VACATION
If you're in Myrtle Beach on vacation this summer, we've got an awesome fishing trip available that we'll plan JUST FOR YOU. From families, kids, and fun to the most experienced and hard core fishermen.... we pattern our fishing trip based on who you're bringing and what YOUR idea of the perfect fishing trip is.
Ask ten different people to describe their dream fishing trip and I guarantee you'll get ten different answers. We take the time to find out who is coming fishing with us and what we do and where we go is based on what our clients want their special day to be.
Red Drum (spot tail bass) trout, flounder, sharks, and tarpon are all available in the summer months.
We're situated right in the middle of twenty miles of unspoiled barrier islands where there is no development or people. A great getaway from the crowds of downtown Myrtle Beach.
We offer half day and full day trips and can comfortably carry up to four fishermen.
In short.... we hit the best spots in North and South Carolina at THE BEST TIMES for excellent fishing. This gives you, your family, and friends the best chance at trophy fish and a great day of fishing. All on board one of the finest fishing boats available, a Pioneer Bay Sport 220 with the best electronics, equipment and tackle. The perfect combination for a perfect day of fishing.
Try us out in .... you will have a fishing adventure to always remember!