11hr. Full Day Trip 09/05/2014
Ian Bertmaring hosts his bachelor party fishing trip with a group of former VT graduates. We had solid bottom fishing action pretty much all day. Ocean was a little rougher though than expected. Caught and released multiple amberjacks weighing up to 50lb. also caught and kept four baskets of triggerfish, seas bass, red porgies, white grunts and a limit of vermillion snapper.
Afternoon 5hr. 1/2 day 09/04/2014
Big Thanks to Mark Brandt,cic (national accounts sales manager) for setting up this trip for Grange Insurance Company. We had a calm ocean and the fish were biting!
They had their catch cooked for them at the Waters Edge Restaurant (right where we’re docked) when we got back in. Good fishing with a fresh catch for dinner, nothing better!
Afternoon 5hr. – 1/2 day – 8/31/2014
Jack Barnes and former fellow UVA graduates celebrate Jack’s upcoming marriage with a group bachelors fishing trip. Only thing some of them party just a little too hard the night before which makes the fishing part just a bit more difficult!
Morning 5hr – 1/2 day – 8/31/2014
Moreno’s, Davis’s and Mr. Brown
Thanks Tim for sending this picture Im glad y’all had a good time and we look forward to taking you out again in the future!
A grouper headed back down to the reef, healthy and ready to be caught again another day!
Mark Brown was appointed to the South Atlantic Fisheries Management Council (SAFMC) this July, and the story is featured in the Post & Courier. The Captain of Shem Creek’s Teaser2 has been attending council meetings since 1989, and has often butted heads with SAFMC members regarding logical solutions to protect fisheries.
In the article, Brown comments on his added value to the SAFMC: “I understand a broad range of fisheries. I owned a longline boat for five years. I’ve bottom-fished, handline fished for king mackerel, and cast net for mullet in Florida. I think one of the things I bring is input on how to establish a regulation that will protect the fishery but not be economically damaging to the fisherman.”
“I know over-exploiting a fishery is going to be devastating to everybody. Ninety-nine percent of the people in the business want to see a healthy fishery. We want to have that for generations. I’m right there with (the SAFMC) as far as regulation (to protect the fishery goes), but I also want to make sure it’s reasonable.”
“If people have some issue, I’ll be glad to sit down and talk with them about it. Because I’ve been going to these meetings for years, I can explain to them in great detail what we’re up against.”
You can read the full Post & Courier Article here: Local Charter Captain Appointed to SAFMC
After being canceled three times this year due to bad weather, Don McDonald finally got out along with family and friends. It was an interesting day with a bad thunderstorm near us most of the morning, but fortunately the fish cooperated and we weathered the storm and had a good day. Hope y’all had fun, see you next time!