Tag Archives: Fly fishing

Stripers and Beaches

The past 2 weeks consisted of the outer banks and Virginia Beach. The outer banks was pretty much a bust with high winds. No fish but got a few cool photos.

Virginia beach went better w/ some stripers and hickory shad (?????????) caught on fly. Ended up having to do a fly switch to get the shad to leave me alone. Never had that happen down there before. The water was glass calm and it wasn’t exactly freezing.

Not many photos taken in Virginia Beach as I was on little sleep and opted not to take the DSLR out on the kayak.

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Carp Rising

I had surgery on Monday and can’t fish for about another week or so….It is torture with this weather being as nice as it is.

That being said, here is a solid clip of a carp rising from last weekend.

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K-12 schoolies + some rises

Parker and I ended up hitting the potomac today after a brief stop in the canal. The canal ended up with one missed carp and a lot of good carp footage. The potomac proved to be more productive. Countless stripers and even more perch (not stoked), hickory shad, a mystery shad, largemouth bass, and several snakehead sightings.

Stripers ranged from as small as a couple inches to a few who came close to maybe 18 inches. I was really impressed with the dedication I saw at the river. On the Virginia side, I actually saw some repel down a ledge with nets (no rods) to fish. Very impressed.

Here are a couple screenshots and images from the day.

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I had to post this up here. It is too good not to. The motiv crew is killing it.


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More chums

Well Chums are pretty easy to catch. On my breaks, I often would go fish for them. They eat streamers as well as poppers and pull pretty damn hard….oh and they are easy to catch. This clip is taken literally right above camp. This spot began to hold fish in July and was pretty awesome for all of July. Didn’t exactly land this fish but the fight was pretty awesome.

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Saltwater bugs

Going north this weekend to try these out on something besides Shad. Hopefully I will report back with some fish!

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In the beginning of March, I made the trip down to Southern Belize with Sam and Danny Hauser. Sam was able to organize the trip for us to stay at Billy Hawk Caye. Long story short, that place is fishing heaven. It receives no where near as much pressure as the more popular spots such as Turneffe Atoll or Ambergris Caye (which isnt even that much). We were exposed to this almost instantly when within seconds of poling we came across hordes of bonefish. Here is a video clip taken during the trip. This whole island was loaded with bones as well as many other species. And yes I am fishing from a dock for bonefish….and I caught a boat load of them.
Thanks again to Sam for setting the trip up. I have a ton more photos and videos that I will post up soon.

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Shad on top + Reds!

Threw together a quick little clip of some footage from the other day.

Shad on top from Charlie on Vimeo.

and heres a link to it on youtube if you prefer that.

Rob Choi as usual is catching more behemoths in the Hampton Roads area. Make sure to check out his latest post on his blog to see the red drum he just caught.

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Fletchers + Oddities

Parker and I met up around 11 today at Fletcher’s Boathouse in Washington, D.C. During our 1.5 hour wait, we stalked the canal for carp with no luck. Once on the water, we were greeted with hickory shad busting on the top.

Not even kidding either. Haven’t seen that before but they were pretty much everywhere on top for about an hour as long as a cloud was covering up the sun. We were able to get a bunch of fish by just casting into schools and stripping as fast as possible. Even got some good footage of takes just under the surface.

After the fish went deep, we started seeing larger fish every now and then bust on the top. We suspected they were stripers and we were right. Parker was able to get one on a clouser. A spot change later, we found ourselves on another pretty good school of fish, this time all very large. Definitely a good day. The fish are still there and feeding.

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Pro at missing fish

Heres a video from the other day at fletchers boathouse. It has been real good there the past couple weeks with fish eating just about every color of shad dart you can place in front of them at times. I have probably an hours worth of footage or more that I am going to edit down into a short clip soon but for now check this out. And no, I don’t always fish in socks.

Shad 1 from Charlie on Vimeo.

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