Fishing with me…
I caught the fishing bug when I went fishing with my dad and saw him land a blue marlin. I have been hooked ever since.
My fishing travels have taken me fishing from the Carolinas to the Caribbean. I have fished in south Florida for tarpoon, snook, red grouper, snapper, cobia, and sailfish before moving to the Virgin Islands. In the Virgin Islands I fished for blue and white marlin, wahoo, tarpoon, snook, dolphin (mahi mahi), and tuna.
From the Virgin Islands, I moved to the awesome fishery found in the back-country fishing of the Pamlico Sound along Cape Hatteras. The Pamlico Sound has some unique characteristics for many of the species that we will fish. We will be searching the shallow flats for gray trout, speckled trout, bluefish, flounder, red drum, and black drum. We can also venture through the Hatteras Inlet and do some near shore fishing for cobia, albacore, and spanish mackeral.
Fishing is great where ever you go but I believe the best fishing is the back-country fishing off the Outer Banks in the Pamlico Sound. Here I will take you to many of the excellent secret spots that I have found. Help you create memories and fill your cooler. Located in Hatteras and close to Frisco, Buxton, and Avon.
My specialty is inshore light tackle fishing and live baiting. Anyone interested in fly fishing is also welcome. I have equipped by boat with popup cleats to help remove any possibility from your trip and catch getting snagged.
My goal is to provide you the experience that you look forward to coming back to fish on the Tightline again and again. Remember to bring your phones or cameras to take pictures so you can share your fishing experience with your family, friends, hey and even some of your co-workers.
In addition to fishing, Outer Banks clam digging is a great way to get your hands “dirty”. Nice way to spend the hotter summer days in the water. Finish with an evening off with a meal of clams either steamed, fried, grilled or baked.
With the clam digging, I also have added a combination of clam digging and pulling crab pots. This will allow you the opportunity to take home up to a bushel of crabs.
For all duck hunters, have you ever had an interest of hunting waterfowl on the Pamlico Sound? Check out my duck hunting guide service at TnA Guide Service, guiding duck hunts from the end of December through January.
The Tightline is a 24′ Kencraft Skiff with a 200HP Suzuki engine. You’ll find it provides an exceptionally powerful ride for an exceptional well built boat. It was built in Wilson, NC, and has a tower to make it easy to find the fish. The boat is also equipped to be fly fishing friendly. I have equipped it with popup cleats to remove a chance of causing a snag on your trip.
All Coast Guard required equipment is on-board. Navigation electronics to get us to the secret spots time after time. I have a Jack-Plate to get into the shallower water in chase of our prey.
The Tightline is equipped with professional light tackle fishing rods and reels to include custom IRT Reels. Once we are at the secret spots, we’ll use this tackle to start filling the coolers.
My 30 years of experience in fishing all types of game and meat fish has provided me with the knowledge of how quality fishing tackle is needed to fill the box. I have selected IRT Reels and professional quality fishing rods due to their high quality and excellent endurance in this high demand environment.
You are welcome to bring your personal tackle on your trip to the back-country fishing of the shallow flats of the Pamlico Sound or near shore fishing grounds.