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Capt. Joe Shute
Capt Joe has been navigating these waters ever since 1985, allowing him to provide a great fishing experience for you and your crew. Retiring from over 21 yrs as a retail bait and tackle owner, Capt Joe continues to run his fly fishing store (since 1996), his charter boat guide service (since 1987), and manufactures offshore sportfishing lures. Check out the links we have below for more information.  




The Spanish mackerel fishing has really started to pick up the las few days.  Nice Spanish up to 4 lbs were caught yesterday around Beaufort Inlet and up toward Cape Lookout. The cobia fishing is just now starting.  The season offically opened on May 1st. and will end August 31st.  The new rules are 1 fish per day per angler with a 4 fish boat limit.  The length is 36" fork length, with no closed fishing days. The big bluefish blitz continues along the Crystal coast.  There have been plenty of the 8 to 12 lb bluefish, from the shoals, to the artificial reefs and back in the shallows in the sounds. There are plenty of large bluefish to be caught on both conventional and fly. The red drum fishing continues to be pretty good as well.  Both along the beaches and up around the Cape Lookout shoals as well as back in the marshes there are good numbers fo slot red drum.  The old red drum bite is still happening out in 25 to 50 ft of water on both sides of the Cape Lookout shoals.  False albacore along with a few Atlantic Bonito are showing up as well.  Offshore the wahoo fishing, blackfin tuna and some yellowfin tuna are still being caught. We are just about to see the gaffer size dolphin show up.  They should be here within the next week or so.
04-11-17 Plendy of large 10 to 15 lb bluefish around for light tackle and fly.
04-11-17 Offshore flounder jigging picking up
Nice striped Marlin on fly. Unfortuantely chafed off after 10 minutes
20 lb albacore 11-12-16
Frank Latta charter with nice catch of speckled trout 9-30-16
Billy Redinger and son with nice blacktip sharks today on fly.
Jeff's fishing buddy Brad with one of many AJ's on spinning gear.
Capt. Warren "Birthday Boy" Marshall 11-11-15 with one of many nice albie
Nice Tiger shark caught by Carl Setzer Thursday at Cape Lookout!
 It was a very nice day today.  Fished with the Milgrams today and managed to catch a small cobia that will make for great cobia bites!
♦ 05-25-17 ♦
Today:SW 20-25 increasing 25-30
7-10 ft.
Friday: W 20-25 diminishing 15-20
5-8 ft
Sat: SW 10-15
2-4 ft
Sun:  SW 10-15 increasing 15-20
3-5 ft.
Mon:  SW 10-15
3-5 ft.
♦ 05-25-17
HIGH: 7:49 AM
         8:21 PM
LOW: 1:57 AM
        1:50 PM
 ♦ 05-26-17
HIGH:  8:43 AM
          9:13 PM
LOW: 2:51 AM
         2:41 PM