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*APPLIES TO Yadkin River, High Rock Lake, Tuckertown, Badin Lake ONLY

336-309-5900

TRIP RATES

Maximum of 4 people per trip

Yadkin River, High Rock lake, Tuckertown Lake, Badin Lake

$200 for 1 Person

$250 for 2 People

$300 for 3 People

$400 for 4 People

Other lake options available are Lake Tillery, Lake Jordan, Lake Hickory, Lake Norman: Rates are higher due to my extra travel distance and preparation expenses. Call 336-309-5900 and talk with Barbara about any of our trips we have available.

$300 for 1 Person

$400 for 2 People

$500 for 3 People

$600 for 4 People

All trips are full day, 8AM - 3PM or 6AM-1PM (summer only). Your trip time starts at lines in the water and ends with lines in the water. And time spent catching bait with a cast net or riding to the first fishing spot will not be deducted from your fishing time and your fishing trip ends on the water, not at the dock. If you are on a time limit schedule please let me know the morning of your trip so I won't keep you out too long, I try extremely hard to give you a full and honest day of fishing and catching!!!

We furnish all bait, tackle and equipment! You furnish what you want to eat and drink and your freshwater fishing license, which can be purchased at Walmart or on-line at ncwildlife.org. All fish caught within legal limits will belong to the anglers. 

 

If you have questions, want additional information or to book a charter, please call Barbara at 336 309-5900. Please leave a message if no one answers since we sometimes fish areas with no service. Barbara will get back to you as soon as possible.

 

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Tuesday, 1-24-23

We went back to High Rock lake again this morning with Chris Frandock from Greensboro, NC. Water is still heavily stained, or you could say mildly muddy, either way it's not its normal winter color for 46 degree water. Also sounds like tomorrow's not going to help it any either with another round of heavy rain moving in!!

Oh well, it is what it is, just hsve to work a little harder to find the biting Crappies. We hit a decent morning bite with some very nice crappies in the 28 degree weather and 46 degree water. About 11AM or there about the 10 mph wind that was forecast started to stir a little and it didn't take long before  everyone was having the same problem I was. The fish were there, still in the area, but they just refused to bite after the winds picked up, like flipping a

" no bite" switch.

We were spider rigging when the bite shut off so we picked up and moved from fishing deep creek channels to another area where we switched up and started tight lining brush in 25 to 30 feet of water hoping the approaching front didn't have them shut down yet. Here we picked up a few more nice fish to add to the cooler and by that time it was time to head back to the dock. We ended the day with 25 good fish for some fish fry's and I think Chris picked up enough tips today to be a force to be reckoned with on the crappie catching scene.

Barbara and I always enjoy the days we spend with our clients fishing who become our friends after a day on the water with us, and today was no different. Looking forward to our next outing and hope we can fill the cooler up next time, but Lord, I'm not complaining, the bounty you Blessed us with was truly appreciated!!!!

If any of this interests you, just call or text 336-309-5900 and we can make it happen. Thanks for stopping by and God Bless You All!!!!

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Saturday, 1-21-23

We hit High Rock lake today with Chris Lyerly from Gold Hill, NC. The mission was to mainly see how we do things when we crappie fish and experience the techniques and if we catch a fish that would be alright too!!!

Chris was a natural and he looked and caught fish like he has done this all his life. Barbara and I both were very impressed at how fast he picks up on the little details that takes you to the next level in crappie fishing. I see many crappies in his boats live well in the very near future.

We waited until around 9AM to start this morning because it was really cold after being in the 50's and 60's the past 2 days. The water still remains very dirty to muddy depending on which part of the lake you are on. Water temperature is still in the mid 40's and the crappies are still suspended in 20 feet of water from around 10 feet down and scattered all the way to the bottom.

Chris said he learned a lot today that will help him in his crappie fishing. I was honored to be able to teach him how we do what we do and I really believe he knows how to do it now!!!

We ended the day with 42 nice crappies, probably missed good solid bites of about that many and it was just a great day fishing with a really great guy. Can't wait until our next trip!!!

 

Till next time, thanks for stopping by and God Bless You All!!!

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Friday 1-20-23

OK, so I bragged on the weather forecast yesterday, but last night one forecast was saying that today it was going to be very windy with gusts up to 30+ MPH. What else could I do but cancel today's trip.

Got up this morning and every forecast was saying breezy with winds around 10 MPH. We got in touch with today's group and told them the weather had changed and the strong winds were in the mountains and are now not expecting to hit here. They tried to put it back together but wasn't able to do it, we hated it, but safety ALWAYS overrides all decisions, and we have to use the weather information as we get it!!!

Well, Barbara and I looked at each other and I said, we are already loaded up so let's you and I go. You'll never believe what we did.......We put the boat in the water at High Rock lake around 10:30. It was breezy like they said, almost windy between 10 to 15 MPH and a 24' pontoon is a beast to handle in those winds. The water is still fairly dirty to muddy, as for the temperature, I forgot to even look but I'll be sure to look tomorrow. We ended the trip around 3PM and headed back to the new fish cleaning station I built a few months ago with 30 nice crappies for us a few and some going to friends that don't have the means or opportunity to go like we do, but after all, catching fish is our job!!!!

Thanks for stopping by to read our fishing reports, you all are the best!!! 

Till next time, God Bless You All!!!!

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Thursday, 1-5-23

I was in the shop this morning around 10AM and Barbara came in and said we should have gone fishing today. It's really nice outside. What you want to fish for, I asked, she said crappies. After getting everything done we put the boat in at Flat Swamp on High Rock lake around 12:30 and something suddenly reminded me, we had a LOT of rain yesterday, the Swamp was muddied up the worse I had ever seen it, but I have been gone from this area for nearly 30 years so I might have seen it before and just didn't remember it.

Talked to a couple fishermen that were leaving when we got there and the bite report was not good at all. Oh, and why were they leaving, well, like I said, it was very nice when we left the house, but by the time we got to High Rock lake the wind was howling and the lake was white capping. Now here's where we were at, the wind was blowing hard, the water was in the 40's, the water was muddy, it had risen over 2 feet over night, and to top all that off, it was a full moon rise today and did I mention that they were pulling the lake hard today with around 12,000,cfs going through the dam making a cold water current . I've said before tough conditions keeps you on your toes finding fish and cold and muddy water together in itself is a big challenge.... but all this at the same time... give me a break........oh well, we were here let's see what we can come up with.

I hit several places down the creek where the water was actually more fishable, you guessed it, not a bite!!!! I was heading to another area and stopped and told Barbara these fish are so confused right now I think they headed to the deepest water they can find and are in panic mode.

I actually surprised myself today at the fish we caught. I'll never worry again about fishing in muddy water in the winter time. You just got to figure out where they are and make the right presentation to them, and todays presentation was "Dead still" no movement in the baits at all. If we worked the baits any at all we came up with a white perch, but that's not bad either!! If you go to the Swamp tomorrow, give it a try. This is a tactic I've used for years in winter time, but I've never had any confidence in cold and muddy water. It just goes to show you're never too old to learn something new. Last week they were suspended about 10 to 12 feet down, but today they are on the bottom or Just inches off the bottom in around 25 feet of water. Drop down and crank up about one round off the bottom and keep your baits, minnows or jigs, as motionless as possible and you might be pleasantly surprised as well.

Thanks for stopping by to read our fishing reports. We appreciate you all and hope you the very best in 2023. Till next time, God Bless You All!!!!

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Thursday, 12-29-22

This morning we picked up John Kirkpatrick, Larry D. Allison and Jessie Allison at the Flat Swamp boat ramp on High Rock lake to search for some crappies. I chose to leave from the Flat Swamp dock figuring it would have the cleanest dirty water in the lake, and it did!!!

Our 1st stop found the crappies suspended around 10 to 15 feet in 20 feet of water. It was some tough conditions for sure with 38 degree water that was very heavily stained (muddy) but perseverance, slow presentation, and patience was of a virtue today.

Talked to several at the ramp this afternoon and all were singing pretty much the same song of how tough it was today. Most said they didn't catch anything, and a few, like us, caught some but it wasn't one of our better days. I went into this thinking that after 2 weeks of single digit temps and lots of cold rain that this was not going to be an easy task so I actually didn't paint the guys a pretty picture Wednesday afternoon but they wanted to try their luck anyway. Well, we did catch crappies, we did have a great time, we joked and laughed a lot, I wasn't satisfied even though we caught enough to charge the normal rate, but if you know me then you know I do business and treat people the way I would want to be respected. So I just did what I thought was the right and ethical thing to do and charged a hundred bucks to help cover some of the expenses and we are going to do it again when the conditions get better.

Guys, I know you had a lot of charter boats to choose from for your fishing trip, and we here at Yeah Right Charters are honored you chose us. Barbara and I only hope we met and possibly exceeded your every expectation on your trip with us and got to experience what we mean when we say, with us, it's not all about the money, that's why you're not charged anything up front and if you don't catch any fish your trip is FREE, and if I don't think you caught enough, your trip rate is adjusted accordingly!! Thanks again and till next time God Bless you all!!!!

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Monday 12-12-22

It has been a while since we have gone to Jordan Lake for crappies. So with the season being where it is we figured the winter time crappie bite should be getting fired up about now. So, we loaded up the tackle onto the pontoon, met up with our buddy Rusty Orrell and Barbara and I headed to Jordan this morning.

On the way we were reliving some past experiences from fishing Jordan in the winter and we have had some fantastic trips when it has been cold in years gone by. We get there and unload the boat and take off to fish one of the local "hotspots" for winter crappies.

Today that Hotspot had cooled off some!!!! We seen a fish being picked up here and there, some where crappies and some were perch, catfish, and largemouth bass. We stayed on the move and Rusty picked up a nice crappie and several perch. I kept the perch for bait for a future catfishing trip. But a consistent crappie bite wasn't working for us. After probing all the usual cold water hangouts I had pretty much eliminated a lot of water and areas. I was getting ready to run to another part of the lake but wanted to check the drop-off from the lake bed that drops into the main river channel. I figured that if they were on the move again from the unstable weather we have been experiencing lately this should be where they should be!!! The bite was still slow, but here we did start picking at some very nice crappies in about 28 feet of water. Enough to keep us interested enough to hang out on this drop off the rest of the afternoon

Here, we ended our trip today with 25 crappies, threw back a good many shorts under 10 inches, caught a catfish, and just had a great time fishing with our good friend Rusty. Sometimes you just have to throw all experiences to the wind and just take a deep breath and think, now, if I was a fish today, just where would I want to be......I'll take a little luck over skill any day when I have too!!!!

 

Also, in case you didn't know, the 15th of December dead line for the High Rock Lake drawdown to 8 feet has now been extended until the 18 of December. As of right now it's down 8 feet below full pool. Be careful with this low water, bad things are lurking just under the surface all over the lake right now!!!

Barbara, Bobo and I want to thank you all for stopping by, God Bless you All, and Have a very Merry Christmas!!!!

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Monday, 12-1-22

Went to the swamp this morning to meet up with Jonathan Seed from Charlotte, NC, I. Christopher Williams from Troutman,NC. and Ricky Doll from Indian Trail, NC to look for some biting crappies. Upon arriving I found the water temperature at 51 degrees and the water stained to the point of almost muddy, especially for the swamp area.

We located brush piles and fish all morning and found plenty of crappies hanging out there and moving around the brush with fish moving in and out and swimming all around. Just what you want to see when looking for crappies but most weren't interested in our minnows.

We still picked up several nice crappies today for dinner and topped things off with a bonus flathead Catfish.

If you fish then you know sometimes it's your day and sometimes it's not. That's why it's called fishing and not catching. And if you've fished with us then you know we have built our business on truth, fairness, moral, and ethical business practices and with the less than par bite today I still could have charged the full rate. Not on my watch, I charged enough to cover fuel, and we'll do it again in January.

But I will have to say all in all it was a great day on the water fishing with these guys. We had a wonderful time and I laughed so much today my ribs are sore tonight. It was an absolute pleasure meeting this group and getting to spend a day with them fishing. Already looking forward to our next trip in January!!

Till next time, God Bless you All!!!!

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Monday, 11 -21-22

Well, the High Rock Lake draw down for December is definitely making things a little tougher to get bit from a crappie, at least for me anyway. Checking the Cube Hydro statistics this afternoon, the lake has dropped nearly 3 feet in 24 hours. In case you haven't heard, a letter was sent out to all lake property owners stating that the lake would be drawn down at least 8 feet by December the 1st and remain there for at least 15 days so people could do repairs to docks and property, and It looks like they are now getting serious with it and I think the big pressure drop from the water dropping so fast now has the crappies kinda shook up a bit.

But today, we took Otis Green, SR. Otis W. Worthy, Robert "Git "Brown, and Aquil Shamsid-Deen on a trip to find some crappies. Well, we found plenty but could only get 30 to commit to biting a hook good enough to put in the boat. We probably missed that many as well that just didn't make a good commitment to get hooked up. According to everyone I talked to this afternoon, sounds like we actually had a great day of catching after all!!!

Got to go to Winston Salem for my eye surgery tomorrow and hopefully I'll be back fishing by the weekend at least to be able to fish the Ole North State Linesiders Striper Tournament to benefit Davidson County Hospice that Barbara and I help sponsor every year.

And also, please check out the brochure I have included in my pictures with this post. It's about the 2023 Saltwater Fishing School at Oak Island, NC this year that Captain Jerry Dilsaver and I bring to you each year. Hope you can make it this year and just so you'll know, it usually sells out pretty quick every year, so don't wait too long to reserve your seat.

Again, I want to thank everyone that likes us on fb and follows us on fb and also follows our website that according to our Google Analytics reports we are now being followed worldwide, WOW!!!. You all are the reason we do what we do and we couldn't do it without you all. Till next time, God Bless you All!!!!

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Sunday, 11-18-22

Went back to High Rock Lake again this morning with Dave Magdalinski from Burlington, NC. Dakota Kolodgie from Hillsborough, NC. Justin Roten and Dan Lambert from Mebane,NC.

As the water temperatures and water levels continue to drop the bite continues to get better each day. I didn't get a lot of pictures today because these guys kept Barbara and I very busy keeping everything running smoothly from all the fish bites we got today.

Its been a long time since I have laughed as much as I did today, it was just another reason why I'm in my 70's and still do what I do. With 57 crappies we kept for a fish fry we headed to the dock to finish the day up so everyone could get home before so late this evening. Guys, Barbara and I want to express our gratitude and appreciation for choosing Yeah Right Charters for your Freshwater Fishing Adventure today. We truly hope we met and possibly exceeded your every expectation today!!!!!

Heading back out tomorrow morning to search out more crappies. Suppose to be cold again tomorrow but I do believe it will be warmer than it was today. The winds and cloudy skies made it just a bone chilling cold today. But, when the crappies bite like they did today you don't seem to notice it as much!! Thanks for stopping by to read our fishing adventures reports and till next time, God Bless you all!!!!!

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Saturday, 11-19-22

Went back to High Rock Lake again this morning with a couple of return customers who were Theadore Gladden from East Spencer, NC and Lloyd G Phillips from Salisbury, NC and with them they had a new fisherman Eddie L. Canady from Mt. Holly, NC.

We started off in structure around 18 feet and never looked back. I didn't take Barbara long to show these guys the way we have developed over the years our method of catching crappies and as they say " the rest is history"!!!! When the day was over we had nearly filled a couple coolers with crappies and a few perch and the final count was around 70 crappies of various sizes and quite a few were nice filleting sized fish.

We will be back at them again tomorrow on High Rock Lake and we hope the bite continues as it did today. The water is getting colder every day, and it won't be much longer now until the fantastic crappie bite that occurs in winter time will be on here, and we cant wait!!!!.

December, January, and February are Barbara and myself's favorite time to crappie fish. If you haven't tried it you need to experience it at least once and we'd love to show you how. Like most, you just won't believe how great it can be when it gets right!!

Thanks to everyone I've met here in this area since I've moved back home that has told me they follow us on fb, it's been really humbling and I appreciate you all that follow us. Every where we go folks are continuously stopping and chatting with us and letting us know they follow us and tell us "Welcome Home", Thank you all so much, it just confirms what I said when I retired from Saltwater fishing and moved back home and said " I'm finally back where I really belong" and all ya'll have just confirmed that for me!!! Please like our fishing reports on fb and above all Thank you again and God Bless everyone!!!!

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Thursday, 11 -17-22

It was a bit chilly this morning when we picked up Bobby Hursey from Albemarle, NC Jeffery Morris and Hugh Huggins from Star, NC and Jason King from Biscoe, NC to go see where the crappies were hiding out today. Yeah, I was a little apprehensive after all the rain and winds the last several days but I guess it's like Barbara said, " why are you worried, you've done this for over 60 years and you always find them" Thanks Barbara, I love and appreciate you very much!!!

Started off with a challenge first thing this morning. Trolling motor was frozen solid in the bracket and couldn't get it in the water until I got it thawed out, LOL!!!!! That didn't take long and we just kept on the move until we started picking at the crappies at various depths from 23 feet all the way up to 10 feet. They are definitely scattered right now and seem to be a little confused but with water temperature 55 degrees today it won't be long now before they put it together and school up and head to their deep water wintering grounds.

Today's group was a real good group of guys that were talented crappie catchers and that always helps and if you are not a seasoned crappie fisherman we do our best to teach you how to become one when you go crappie fishing with Yeah Right Freshwater Charters.

We ended the day with 63 nice crappies with mixed sizes from good filleting size, to just good eating size, and even had quite a few " slabs" in the cooler as well.

 

Tomorrow's Crappie Charter had to cancel this afternoon because one has got the Flu, sure hope they have a Godspeed recovery from that and are feeling better soon. Barbara ask me not to post we had a cancelation so if you don't  hear from me again please come and rescue me. I'll be Chained to the maple tree in the back yard LOL!!! but the crappies are biting and we don't have many openings left and very few cancellations so if you want to go catch crappies tomorrow on High Rock Lake just call or text 336-309-5900 before 11 PM tonight and let's go get you some crappies. We can take 1 person and/or up to as many as 4 people. Just call or text 336-309-5900 before the deadline of 11PM tonight 11-17-22!

Thanks to you all that come by to read our fishing reports and I'm continually amazed by how many people tell me that follow me on fb and our website yeahrightcharters.com Thank you all so much ......Till next time, God Bless you all!!!!

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Monday, 11-14-22

Picked up John Cranford and his wife Kim from Arcadia, NC this morning at Tamarac Marina at 10AM for a short Crappie trip today. After coming off a few days of warm temperatures it was a little nippy today but it actually felt more like November than it has lately. I was surprised that the water was heavily stained to the point you could actually call it muddy, chocolate milk colored, not red muddy, but muddy enough.

On our first stop today the first line in was immediately hit with a good fish that got us in the brush and broke off. We stayed on the move again today and although we didn't set any records we did catch a couple very nice Crappies and the rest were just good eating sized fish.

OK, got tomorrow off to get some errands caught up and take Barbara to the Dr. Then off Wednesday the 16th if no one calls for that day, then starting back on Thursday the 17th and will run everyday, weather permitting, until the 22nd when I have to go have another eye surgery to correct a previous eye surgery that didn't do good.

If all goes good as expected will be open again for Charters on November 27, 28, 30, of November and Dr. Says possibly can start back up on the 24th. Just give us a call if you want to go fishing in November on one of the few days we have left open. Thanks for taking the time to read our fishing adventures and till next time, God Bless you all!!!

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Saturday, 11-12-22

This morning we met Nick D'Alessandro from Morganton, NC at Lake Norman to hopefully find some hybrids that would want to bite after all this stormy weather we have had the last several days. Today was also a tough day with all the windy conditions on the lake.

We marked fish that looked promising but apparently they were on the move pretty fast today as every time we marked a school and hit the anchor on the ulterra they were gone just as fast. So, we decided to pull "A" rigs on lead core to intercept the moving fish, nope, they weren't interested in that either, but we were blessed to have had a good bite on the blue catfish today and Nick even got his PB blue catfish on rod and reel as well today. Not exactly the species we had in mind but sometimes you have to go with the flow in fishing and make the best from the situation at hand and that's just what we did.

Thank you Nick for coming all the way from Morganton today to fish with us. We just hope we possibly met or even exceeded your every expectation!!!! Taking tomorrow off, I hope but will be back after more Crappies bright and early Monday morning in the cold. Till next time, thanks for stopping by and God Bless you All!!!

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Thursday, 11-10-22

This morning we picked up Don Adam's from Morganton, NC; Mike Phillipi from Mountain City, TN, and Tony Caulder from Midland, NC to see if we could catch some crappies. The weather yesterday was bad so we cancelled that trip but the forecast last night looked better today so after thr guys drove such a long way to fish with us I didn't want to discourage anyone with negative comments but I'll have to say I was starting to have my doubts.

The winds were already blowing harder when they got here than the predicted 5 to 10 from the NNE. Plus the rains we had a few days ago had the main lake on the Rowan side especially, pretty stained. So, we loaded up on the 24' pontoon, yeah, pontoon in all this wind and I set out to make it happen for the guys!!!

Well, I could go on, but when it was time to call it a day at 3PM, we had put around 30 very nice crappies in the cooler. I had to stay on the move and although I seen lots of fish on the livescope it was pretty tough to find those that would bite but most that did were quality fish around a pound or more and a few were pushing 2 pounds or possibly more.

You guys had many choices for your fishing trip and Barbara and I are Blessed and honored you chose us for your fishing trip. We only hope we met or possibly exceeded your every expectation even in the tough fishing conditions we had to work with today

With the weather conditions we are going to have tomorrow we have cancelled that trip hopefully we will be back out Saturday looking for more crappies. Till next time, God Bless you All!!!!

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Wednesday, 11-2-22

Today we were crappie fishing with Steve Turrentine from Clayton, NC and Glenn Harris from Rougemont, NC. Steve has become a regular returning fisherman who has a trip booked every month now and we are very Blessed to be able to fish with such great people on a regular basis as we get to do here at Yeah Right Freshwater Charters!!!

We picked at them this morning at various depths but the majority came from brush on main lake humps and same areas in the swamp. Again today we had a lot of " short bites" threw back several smaller fish and even had a few to get off before we could get them in the net.

We had just a great day picking and joking and conversation as we always do on our trips and when we finally wrapped the trip up we had some nice crappies with some over the one pound mark with a count of 40 crappies if I didn't miss any on the clicker like I usually do, and a good eating size channel catfish. Fun, friends, and fish, just don't get any better than this!!!

You can come join us too, just call or text Barbara at 336-309-5900 and get on board one of our 4 boats. But call soon, Barbara told me today that November is just about booked up.Going to be getting the deep vee striper boat ready tomorrow to head to Buggs Island this weekend to do some striper fishing. We'll be really busy the next few days so we'll post our striper fishing report hopefully Saturday evening.

Thanks to everyone that reads our reports, follows us on fb and just tells us when they see us that they follow us on fb. We appreciate all of you and that's why we always make sure we keep our reputation in tact with 100% truth in reporting. Thanks again and till next time, God Bless You All!!

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Tuesday, 11-1-22

Today we went to Tamarac Marina to pick up Glenance Gary and Michael Crawford from Tucson, Arizona and Glen L. Martin from Pageland, SC. Our mission again today was enough Crappies for a fish fry tonight and although the bite was sproatic we kept on the move and after missing bunches of bites, releasing some smaller fish, and even a few that got off at the boat we did put together enough nice fish for the fish fry dinner for the three before heading back to Tucson AZ tomorrow.

We fished minnows and jigs today and the minnows caught all the fish. I even helped out with fishing the jigs and the crappies just didn't want them. They used 1/32 and I used 1/16 and they just weren't interested.....Some days are like that!!!! Like I said earlier the key today was to stay on the move. We fished deep structure 18 to 25 feet, shallower structure 14 to 18 feet and caught very little and had very few bites. There were lots of fish in the brush piles and they were active, swimming all around but would go up to our offerings and just turn away, sorta frustrating and I knew I could keep doing this all day and It wasn't until I switched it up and started fishing my places that are just maybe a limb, small tree branch, etc, that just had 2 or 3 fish on each one. Sure wish I had started that sooner, that's what we caught 90% of the crappies on today.

When we got in I talked to a couple that was saying it was a tough bite for them today as well. Most likely they will be on the bigger brush in the morning because I'm starting my trip tomorrow where I left off this afternoon. But I promise if the bite ain't there it won't take me as long as it did today to give up on them and switch things up again.

Thank you Glenn, Michael, and Glenance for choosing Yeah Right Freshwater Charters for your crappie fishing adventure. We know you had many choices to choose from and we are humbled and Blessed that you chose us for your day on High Rock Lake. We only hope we met and possibly exceeded your every expectation today!!!! Till next time, God Bless You All!!!!

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Saturday, 10-29-22

We met Leea Wilson, Tyler Champion, Timothy Champion from Burlington,NC and Austin Champion from Mebane,NC at the boat ramp on High Rock Lake this morning at 8AM. This was the first day that actually had the feel of winter to it in a long time.

If you crappie fish then you know the roller coaster weather the past couple weeks has the crappies and most crappie fishermen scratching their heads to find good catches of fish every day, but this pretty much happens every year around this time!!! We once again fished areas around 19 feet adjacent to deep water since the water is now in the upper 50's. Most, but not all are making their journey to their winter stomping grounds now and especially with the lake dropping some as well. We marked a lot of fish on the livescope around deep structure but most were buried deep into the structure, brush piles, and semi-dormant. These we hit for a short period to give them a chance to bite and we did pick a couple off some. However, most of our fish came from 19 to 24 feet brush that had crappies near the top of the piles and were moving around, those are the ones we concentrated on the most and it paid off.

These guys had fished with me when I was doing saltwater Offshore Charters and backwater charters out of Southport/Oak Island, NC and we had so much fun on those trips they came to fish with us in Freshwater, and we had a ball and laughed all day long. I don't know the exact number of fish we caught as I didn't count them , but I do know we missed as many or more than we caught, and missing those was 1/2 the fun we had today as no one was exempt from a good ribbing, in other words "WE HAD A GREAT TIME". All ready looking forward to our next trip!!! You guys have lots of choices for charter fishing trips and the fact that you keep coming back to fish with Yeah Right Charters really humbled me and lets me know I have the best fishermen and fisherwomen in the business. I only hope I possibly met your every expectation and might have even exceeded those as well!!

 

Till next time, God Bless You All.

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Thursday 10-27-22

Today we picked up Michael Hendrix from Wallace, SC at High Rock Lake to do some crappie catching. Michael has fished with us several times now for Crappies and knows the importance of the little details we have shown him over the years that can make your day of crappie fishing definitely one to remember. It's those little details that make all the difference from crappie fishing to crappie catching!!!!!

The fish are still pretty picky right now and you have to be willing to move a lot to find fish that will bite hard enough that you can catch them and know when to set the hook. A little too soon and you get nothing and a second too late, and you get nothing. Michael knows how we do it and loads the boat every time he goes because we work hard together and get the job done!!!!! Michael, as always, it was a real pleasure to fish with you again today. You keep it up and you're going to be better at crappie catching than I am.

 

Like I said earlier we moved a lot today to find fish that were active on the structure, dormant fish with very little activity was a sign to me they just weren't feeding, but I still gave them a very short time to start feeding before we moved on. Finally I put a decent pattern together and found that the fish holding on structure just off the edge of main lake channels in 18 to 24 feet of water were the most active fish. Some were so active they would occasionally come to the surface to check out the trolling motor prop that was turning, these would bite and most would bite hard. Anything else was a waste of time for us today!!!

Michael put nearly 60 nice crappies in the cooler today and plans are already in the making for us to fish again soon. We didn't get a lot of pictures today, we didn't have time when we found the right pattern that was holding biting fish!!! Oh yeah, if this interest you and can go on short notice, we had a rare cancellation for tomorrow this afternoon due to some unfortunate circumstances so we have tomorrow open. But if you are interested, please call Barbara @336-309-5900 by 11PM tonight if you'd like to go tomorrow. If I don't book tomorrow then I'll finish wiring the lights and receptacles and get the plumbing finished in our new fish cleaning building I've been building this year, and hopefully get my truck serviced!!!

Till next time, thanks for stopping by to read our reports and God Bless You All!!!

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Wednesday, 10-26-22

Today we took off from Tamarac Marina in search of crappies on the main part of High Rock Lake. We had Theodore Gladden from East Spencer, NC and Pete Phillips from Salisbury, NC on the pontoon with us. The first couple hours this morning were damp, wet, cloudy and foggy but the fish and Bobo didn't seem to mind. I don't know about the fish but Bobo was on the driver's seat beside me buried deep into his Gore Tex, Goose Down, hunting coat that he confiscated from me and now calls his, and it is!!!

We started out on the drops and ledges along the main river channel edge. The fish were in and around structure and were active moving around as seen on the livescope. But the bite was very sluggish, but we caught fish, lost fish, and missed a lot of fish that just didn't connect with the hook.

We still had a great day of fishing and put around 25 to 30 fish in the cooler all the while having some very good conversations and laughs. It was just a fun day of fishing with some great and fun guys to spend a day fishing with, I just wish the bite would have been stronger for us, but, if you know me then you know I'm never satisfied with the fish you catch, I want you to have more. I've been told many times I put too much emphasis on catching fish, but that's what I want you to do when you go fishing with Yeah Right Freshwater Fishing Charters, CATCH FISH, and when the day comes when I don't want you to catch fish, that will be when I need to get out of the charter business and retire.

Back after more Crappies tomorrow, hopefully they will be more aggressive and hungrier tomorrow. I'll know for sure by this time tomorrow afternoon. Thank you all for stopping by and reading my fishing reports. It takes a lot of time and effort to do all this after every trip, but you all are more than worth it. Till next time, God Bless You All!!!

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Tuesday 10-25-22

Today we decided to give the Flat Swamp area of High Rock Lake a try for Crappies since we had the slow day a couple days ago on the main lake area. We were fishing with Demetrius Loizides and his 2 sons George and Marshall who had heard about us and flew all the way from Solvang, California to fish with us.

It was a catch and release day and the guys had a $10.00 bet on the biggest fish and a $5.00 bet on the most fish and the youngest fisherman was Marshall and he not only caught the biggest fish with his big Flathead Catfish but he also got the prize for catching the most fish today.

You can definitely tell the fish are on the move and are in the transition period going from summer to winter and dealing with fluctuations of water levels as well. You definitely have to put in your homework to get a good box of fish now. We didn't set the woods on fire today but we picked at around 30 fish on a shorter than normal trip. Thanks guys for having the trust and confidence in Yeah Right Freshwater Charters to choose us for your trip. There were lots of fish on our spots and most just didn't want our offerings but I kept us on the move and we got some nice fish and enough to keep the kids interested most of the time. Hope to see y'all again sometime soon!!!!

Got a pick up point in the morning on the other side of the lake looking for more Crappies so I'll probably be on the main lake again tomorrow. Water might be down enough to get the 24' pontoon under the bridges but if the water level predictions from Cube Hydro are on the rise I'll not chance getting trapped in Abbott's or the swamp and not be able to get back to my point of launch, that would be quite an ordeal not to mention embarrassing!!! You might ask, with 3 other boats why do we use the pontoon boat nearly all the time, my answer to that is, if you don't want a pontoon then you better not ever go fishing on one, you too will be totally spoiled just like we are, the big 24' is big, fast, roomy, stable, and an awesome fishing platform. We have rigged ours out just for fishing, come try it out with us sometime, we just might catch a fish or two as well. Till next time, God Bless You All!!!

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Saturday, 10-22-22

The last 4 days have been awesome with good numbers of very nice crappies and lots of them being one pound plus fish and a few approaching the 2 pound mark.................. I knew it was going to happen and today for me at least, it did!!!! I was having high hopes this  morning when we picked up Douglas Tyrone Perkins, Philip Mast, Deof 'Eon Perkins from Lenoir, NC and Brian Howell from Newton, NC.

We started out this morning from Tamarac Marina and headed to an area that has been doing well only to find fish on the livescope that would not bite. This scenario went on at every stop and finally Brian put a couple mediocre crappies in the boat. Then it just died......!!

We kept on the move marking structure and fish and the fish were moving in and out of the cover but with no interest in biting. I was also monitoring the lake level at Cube Hydro and was noticing the lake level would be falling then in an hour it would be rising and then later falling again and I'm guessing this fluctuation of water had the fish spooked, it was the only reasonable explanation I could come up with.

We went to our piles we haven't fished in Several weeks and some more we haven't fished since last winter and it was still the same conditions. Fish with no bites. We did pick a few fish throughout the day and even got a few nice crappies but for the most part our 30 fish catch today was on the small to medium size.

Sure hope things improve by Monday when we will be back out trying to put the crappie catching puzzle back together again. Sure hated to make this post today but this is the way it went for us and all I can say is that it just wasn't in God's plan today for us to continue our big fish catching streak we had going on for the past several days. I was humbled and embarrassed at my performance today but God has a way of reminding you who has control over the world, it's creatures, and His people, and that makes me thankful for His grace to let us get those 30 fish today!!!

Thanks for stopping by and reading our reports, we write it like it is, no sugar coating here at Yeah Right Freshwater Fishing Charters. Got Tyrone's picture with the biggest crappie of the day. Till next time, God Bless You All!!!!

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10-21-22

I mentioned I was humbled by yesterday's family that came from SC just to fish with us. well, humbled doesn't come close to how I felt today when we found out this morning that Rich Robinson drove down yesterday from Gilliner, Pennsylvania, just to go crappie fishing with us and says he's coming back again after the day we had today.

We started out really slow, the fish were obviously in the structure as seen on the livescope and at 11AM we actually had a nice crappie in the cooler, but that was 3 hours fishing and only one fish, not good!!!! On our next spot we were still experiencing the same results and I had noticed the water temperature had dropped almost 7 degrees overnight and the lake had risen nearly 1 1/2 feet. I knew they were moving now and I put 2 and 2 together and we made a run downstream and to a place that was a fast drop off to the main river channel.

I was all smiles after this stop, it was the common denominator I was looking for this morning but didn't put it together until nearly noon. Rich ended the day with 37 very nice crappies, we dropped them off at the fish cleaner we have orchestrated for our fishermen on High Rock to have their catch cleaned for a very reasonable cost and he does a great job!!!

Back at it again tomorrow, just hope the pattern I found today holds for tomorrow still, if it doesn't , I'll still find them, and if I don't, your trip will be FREE!!! If you want to catch some fish, crappies, Catfish, Hybrids, Stripers, etc. Just call 336-309-5900 for rates and information and to answer any questions you may have. No obligation to book when you call!!! The crappie bite will just get better as winter approaches as they school tighter this time of year.

Thanks for stopping by to read our reports and till next time, God Bless You All!!!

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10-20-22

Today we braved the cold and wind and went back crappie fishing with Danny, Deanna, and James Eddins from Chesterfield, SC. We were really humbled that someone would come all the way from Chesterfield, SC just to fish with us, it must have been to meet Bobo, our fishing pup!!

The bite started off strong this morning and every move we made added a few more Crappies to the cooler. Then, as with another front on the horizon the winds picked up around lunch time and the bite slowed down. We picked one here and a couple there after the winds started and when we called it a day around 3:30 we had around 40 nice crappies with many near a pound, some over a pound and a few around 1 1/2 pounds.

Thanks for stopping by and reading our reports and till next time, God Bless You All!!!

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10-17-22

They say all good things must come to an end and we knew it was going to happen but we are still so glad our son Captain Chris Foster got to have a week off work in the nuclear energy field to come spend with us. He has to fly out tomorrow to another job and we don't know when we will be able to see him again or if we'll ever see him again at our age, but with him having to leave early in the morning, we had to make one more fishing trip with him so we called our good friend Tim Jackson from Jackson Farm, Deer Processing in Lexington, NC to join us today on another crappie fishing trip.

We went back to High Rock Lake today and I kept the bow of the 24' pontoon boat over the brush and crappies and Capt Chris, Barbara, and Tim commenced to wreak havoc on the big crappies today. I was overjoyed watching Capt Chris reliving his roots the way he was brought up fishing with us all the time. Barbara and him both are masters of crappie catching and before the day was over Tim was right on their heels holding his own. Looks like we have created another crappie catching monster!

We will be taking tomorrow off to service the pontoon engine and the tow vehicle so we'll be ready to roll again in a couple days. If any of this would interest you just call 336-309-5900, no obligation to book and the information and any questions answered are free as well!! Also, when you do decide to book there is no upfront deposits required and should you have to cancel due to unfortunate situations there is no charge for that either.

We left the crappies biting today and when we called it a day this afternoon we had 75 nice crappies in the cooler. Another great day with family and friends. It just don't get any better than that and Barbara and I both can't wait until we can do it again someday!!!

By the way if you shoot a deer in Davidson county or the surrounding area and you want it professionally processed by one of the best in the business just give Tim a call @ 336-240-2757 at Jackson Farm Deer Processing he offers a lot of different cuts to process your venison!!! Thank you all for stopping by to read our reports, till next time, God Bless You All!!!

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October 16, 2022

Today we finally were able to put a trip together to go after crappies with John Cranford " owner of Cranford's Fishing Page" on fb and his wife Kim from Arcadia, NC and also Rhonda Cole from Winston-Salem, NC and her friend Steve Hicks from Thomasville, NC. I'm going to be honest, after hitting several good spots I figured today was going to be one of our famous " no fish-no pay" trips. The fish were lighting up the live scope but they did not seem to be interested in anything we had to offer them. I stayed on the move and with the water rising around 1 1/2 feet in the past few days I decided to try deeper water. The water temperatures were in the mid 60's and most bait I saw was deep so I made a move from around 15 feet to 21 feet and that was the magic puzzle piece for today's situation.

It took a bit for a couple to catch on to the catching techniques but it wasn't long after I found the biting fish we were stacking them up in the cooler. It was a great and very fun filled day with these guys and gals and it's been a long time since I had laughed this much as I did today. It was just fantastic!!!! We ended the trip around 3PM and we unloaded today's catch and John divided them up into 2 coolers and he said the final count today was 53 fish plus a channel catfish that Steve caught and gave to Rhonda for the grill.

Talks are already in the works about more trips with this group and Barbara and I can't wait. I'm looking forward now to introducing them to some big catfish we have in our Yadkin Chain of lakes!!! You guys had several choices to call to book for your fishing trip, and we THANK YOU for your trust and confidence in Yeah Right Freshwater Fishing Charters for your fishing trip. We only hope we met and possibly exceeded your every expectation today. Till next time, God Bless You All!!!

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Friday, 10-14-22

Today we decided to take our son, Chris Foster, who we hardly get to see anymore because he is flown all over the world now leading a group of guys to repair nuclear power plants. But this week he has the opportunity to spend it with us. Barbara was telling him about our trip last week we took with Bill Ward on Lake Norman for Hybrids and he said he would like to try that sometime.......well, sometime was today.

It was rather obvious when we got there this morning around daybreak that the Hybrids are on the move with the changing weather and seemed to have scattered more than they were just last week. So, we changed up tactics to cover more water and we picked up a couple, lost a couple, and had a very nice one that measured 23 inches.

Now during all this we were also catching blue and channel catfish and decided early that if we caught any hybrids we would release them all, even keepers like the 23 incher.

That's exactly what we did, and ended the day around 2 with plenty of catfish for several fish fry's and some good pictures of the hybrids and also the catfish. The bite was tougher than we made it look, I worked hard today keeping up on fish that would bite. The catfish and Hybrid today were on the ledges in around 60 feet of water along the channel edges where a creek junctioned the main river.

Have had several texts for tomorrow for Crappies and one for catfish but no one has confirmed yet. If no one confirms and I do get tomorrow off I might take Chris crappie fishing if he wants to go, but will definitely be chasing more Crappies on Sunday with a charter trip.

Thanks everyone that stops by to read our reports. Y'all are the best, till next time, God Bless You All!!!!

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Wednesday, 10-12-22

Today was another special day on the 24' pontoon with Chris Major, his wife Tammy from Oak Island,NC and their son Matthew from Raleigh, NC. First of all I was absolutely honored that they got up in the very early morning hours this morning and made the drive to High Rock Lake just to fish with us here at Yeah Right Freshwater Fishing Charters. This family and so many other folks that fish with us is why I'm still doing what I do in my 70's....couldn't imagine quitting and not getting to see so many great people I now call friends I've made over these years in the Charter fishing business. I absolutely have the best fishermen and fisherwomen you can possibly get and we love you all!!!!

Ok, here's the truth about the matter, I reported yesterday that the conditions of the moon, fronts, etc had the bite slowed, well it was slower today. I covered a lot of water today and I posted some pictures of just some of the fish I seen today. It was like this everywhere we went but could only get a couple to bite at each place and a few spots we couldn't get a bite. But the good news is everyday the bite is getting closer to firing back up again!!! We were heading to another place around 1:30 this afternoon and it started to drizzle and the clouds were getting thicker so we called it a day and headed back to the dock. We ended the day with around 25 crappies and some of them were right nice. We had several, according to the scales, over a pound, and several more at least half pound.

Another good day of fishing with some more great people. They have fished with me before and I just couldn't believe they would come all the way from Oak Island, NC just to fish with me again and were already planning future trips. I've been Blessed and I'm humbled as well.

Thank you Chris and Tammy for your kind comments on our "Guestbook" page on our website. Thank You guys so much for such a great and special day!! Till next time, God Bless You All!!!

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Monday 10-10-22

Today we picked up a repeat client, Diana De La Torre from Kannapolis, NC and her good friends Margi, Ben, and Levi Blaker from Charlotte, NC. to see if we could get a few crappies to bite. I was concerned with the obstacles of NE winds, cooling water, full harvest moon, falling water, and a front coming through. And then I found out that 3 of the 4 today had never been fishing for anything, ever........ Well I was the one that got an education today. Forget all the hype from the so called "old wives tales", it reminded me of the old saying that the word "vegetarian" was invented by a bad fisherman!!!

Although we started off a little slow I kept working deeper until I found the fish that would bite. I found plenty on the livescope from 15 to 18 feet but when I worked out to the 21 foot mark was when the bite fired off on the main lake structure on point drop offs and main river drop offs.

Margi, Ben, and Levi had to leave a little early so we dropped them off at the dock and went back out to finish the day with Diana. All in all we finished the day up with somewhere near 70 crappies of all sizes and quite a few were qualified as " slabs"

I have had several calls for tomorrow but so far no one has taken it so hopefully I'll have a day off tomorrow to get the line put on some of the reels and get ready for the rest of the week as we look for more Crappies.

It was a great day today with some great people to share the 24' pontoon boat with while catching a bunch of crappies. If any of this interests you whether it be crappies, Catfish, Stripers, Perch, Hybrids, Bream, etc., Then just call 336-309-5900 for more information and to get answers to any questions you may have. And when you call, you will not be pressured and you will not be even asked if you want to book. You just take the information and then if you decide you would like to go fishing then you can call back later and see what days we have left open, then you decide when you'd like to go. All there is to it, no deposit required and you can cancel the morning of the trip if an emergency comes up. We have the BEST cancellation policy in the charter fishing business, if something happens that causes you to have cancel, then we ain't gonna charge you anything on top of it. That would just be wrong in my opinion!!!

Just give us a call and get to know us, and you will become a treasured client of the Yeah Right Freshwater Fishing Charters family of fine fishermen and fisherwomen!!! Thanks for stopping by to read our reports and till next time, God Bless You All!!!

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Friday 10-7-22

After having a cancellation for today from some guys that thought we were still in Southport, NC, we hit the main lake area with Jerry Smith from Lexington, NC. in search of crappies. The fish are definitely in a confusing time now with muddy water coming down the river, water temperatures dropping, and the lake level dropping as well reducing the pressure on their system. They don't have the knowledge that the lake is dropping they just know that the water is dropping and sometimes it puts them in panic mode and scares the bite right out of them. It's a time that can really test your crappie catching and finding skills.

I marked a lot of fish on the live scope and on the down vu but most were reluctant to bite. I didn't spend much time on each place we fished hoping to find that "sweet spot". Unfortunately, we might have found that sweet spot in the first place we stopped, as the bite was pretty good. But the brush we were fishing captured our baits and when we went to re-rig we discovered we had left the tackle box in the truck. So we had to return to the ramp and get it. When we got back to where we were we couldn't get the bite fired off like we did the first time there.

Looks like we'll be taking the weekend off as no one has booked it. That's ok I could use a couple days of down time. We will be back after more Crappies Monday morning and just about every day this coming week. Hopefully the only day open next week, Friday, someone will book for catfish, they got to be biting really good right now and buy then I'll be ready for a change of scenery!!

We didn't blaze any new trails today with the crappies, we got 24 give or take a couple, all were nice crappies and some were really nice crappies. Tomorrow will be a day of refreshing crappie fishing tackle with new line and going over all 30 rods checking rod guides and replacing any weak or broken eyes, and lubrication and tightening all screws and nuts on all 30+ reels. Plus checking everything on all the boats, that's the life of a charter boat Captain, but it's all I know how to do!!!

Thanks everyone for stopping by to read our reports and for continuing to support us here at Yeah Right Freshwater Fishing Charter we couldn't do it without each one of you. Till next time, God Bless You All!!!

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Wednesday 10-5-22

Bill Ward is known by many that fish lake Norman in NC and I ask him yesterday if he would mind putting me onto the boat ramp close to where the hybrids were biting now since I haven't fished for them since last winter. He told me to leave the boat at home and just come go fishing with him. How can you be more noble than that!!!!

Barbara and I were tickled to go spend the morning fishing with one of Lake Norman's best fishermen. Now Bill is known for his Catfishing Charters he runs on Lake Norman but he's definitely no stranger when it comes to catching Hybrids as we experienced this morning.

Bill and Barbara were keeping me busy taking fish off and keeping lines in the water. At one time we couldn't keep all the rods in the water as the bite was faster than we all could keep up with. WOW, what a fantastic morning of catching fish!!! I don't know how many we caught and hooked and lost it was too fast to even try to count, besides I probably couldn't count this high!!

I had heard about Bill in the past but today was the first time I was able to spend some time fishing with him and I can truly say this is a very fine gentleman with morals and ethics like mine for the sport of fishing and his clients he takes fishing. He will treat you fairly and with respect!!! I'll have his contact information at the end of this post if you want to go fishing with him on Lake Norman. He says he prefers catfishing but has started doing some hybrids as well and I can see why after this morning, you had to be there to believe it!!!!

If you call Yeah Right Charters to go to Norman fishing and we are already booked here's the man you want to call......

Bill Ward, 503-730-8368, muddfolks@aol.com

Facebook.com/LKN Catfish Guide

Catfishing Guide service on Lake Norman and Mountain Island, NC. $300.00 for up to two people, full day, all bait and tackle provided.

Thank everyone for stopping by and be sure to check out the pictures I got of SOME of the fish. We didn't get any keepers today although we got close to the new 20" minimum size limit several times. Even caught a few spotted bass and several nice channel cats and a few perch. All fish were released today to keep spreading joy to other fishermen.

Got several Crappie trips coming up on High Rock Lake in the next few weeks. Could be tough on the backside of the storm that came through this past weekend that muddied the Yadkin River and the lake was over 3 feet low when I checked today, but, we'll make the bite happen and should we not be able to get them to bite you'll get a beautiful day of being out on the boat on the lake, good conversation, a day of fun trying to catch a crappie, and should they prove to be stubborn and not wanting to bite then all the above will be FREE. That's our Guarantee to you, at Yeah Right Charters you will catch fish or your trip is FREE, it's just that simple, and it's in writing on here and our website!!!

Thanks for stopping by and till next time, God Bless You All!!!

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Tuesday, 9-27-22

This morning we went to Tamarac Marina to pick up Steven Turrentine from Clayton, NC to round up around 25 crappies to have a small fish fry. Just like yesterday, the fish were there but were still reluctant to bite and actually slower than they were yesterday.

We stayed on the move and picked up one here and one there again today like yesterday, however, it was taking longer than I liked and at 2PM it looked kinda like we weren't going to get him his crappies for his fish fry since we only had an hour to go and we only had 11 crappies in the cooler. I do plan ahead for situations like this that happen only occasionally but when it does happen I have a plan for these seldom situations. The boating traffic had pretty much left the lake now where we were at and I do have quite a few places I fish that are what I call my desperate "emergency" situation holes and times like this is the only times I fish these known only to me pieces of structure that most wouldn't even to think to look for structure.

We made a run to one of my " emergency" fishing holes and here we started catching some nice crappies pretty regular. Here we even got Steven his PB crappie to date, a 1.5 lb. Fish!! We only had to make a stop on one more of these places that never see any pressure and in the last hour of the trip we called it a day with 33 nice crappies in the cooler. Yes, I've gotten old but that doesn't mean I've gotten dumb like a lot think I have.

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Monday, 9-26-22

This morning we picked up Joseph Stephen Dyson, Linda Dyson, and Sam Odum all from Advance NC to go fishing for Crappies. We left Tamarac Marina and while I was cruising in the 24' pontoon boat I noticed the lake had dropped since Saturday and that can sometimes make it a tough bite when the pressure changes that quickly.

After hitting a few stops I was realizing the water drop had definitely made the bite slower than it was a couple days before today. The clear vu and the livescope proved the fish to be there but they just didn't care to bite. We were keeping the baits in their face longer than normal just to draw an occasional bite from each place we stopped on. The bite for me this morning was tough, I'm sure some others found them better than I did but I just did the best I could do at the moment while trying to figure a new game plan in the short amount of time I had to do it in!

Anyway, as I just said we were only picking up a crappie here and there, and around 1:30PM with only 11 crappies in the cooler I made the decision to go shallower where I figured the pressure drop on their bodies would be less than what they were experiencing in the deeper water we were fishing, around 20 feet. So, I moved from deep brush to brush in water around 15 feet, just felt like that was what I needed to do, and even possibly go even shallower, but I had to do something fast since we only had an hour and a half left to fish and 11 crappies wasn't going to satisfy me today enough to call it a successful trip!!!

Well, with this move we made the trip today and when we headed back to Tamarac Marina around 3PM we had around 45 crappies in the cooler and all but 11 came from that decision to change things up and try shallower water. Thank you God for giving me the resources and judgement to make the right calls at the right times. I couldn't ever do it without your Grace and Mercy..... Till next time, I hope God Blesses you all as He has me and Barbara!!!

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Thursday, 9-22-22

About a month ago I ran a crappie trip with Bobby Sykes from Salisbury, NC; Ronnie Elwood (Fuzzy) from Kannapolis, NC and Nick Corol from Archdale, NC. However this trip actually turned into a "Crappy" trip instead of a crappie trip. I worked really hard that day and with the conditions we had I was embarrassed to only be able to get the guys around 15 crappies that day. I was so disgusted with my performance I didn't even charge the guys for the trip, but they insisted to pay for the day of fishing. I split it up and just accepted half payment on the day of the trip and told them that if they couldn't get back for a "Redemption trip" then it would just be half price, and if they did get back, I would charge the other half that way their redemption trip was actually free.

This is just the way I have always done business with my fishermen over the years. We don't just say we treat you fairly and with respect, and sometimes even though you do catch fish, if I don't think you catch enough fish, then those trips will be free as well!!!

We started the morning and I could tell it was already better than it was the last time we went after crappies with these guys. The guys only wanted crappies they could fillet so the littler ones I kept some for bait for some up coming Catfish trips and Barbara and I are partial to bone in whole fried crappies. We caught so many crappies today we called the trip off a little early and headed back to the dock. Here we separated the smaller fish from the bigger filleting size crappies. The guys ended up with 74 nice crappies in their cooler for the trip home and Barbara said she cleaned 37 bone in crappies for us and some friends.

Thanks guys for giving me a chance to redeem myself. We had a great time fishing and catching crappies today with y'all. Good times today and great conversation was had by all. I feel great this afternoon knowing I was able to do what was right for you guys and we really had a great and wonderful trip again and the fish we caught were just the " icing on the cake"!!!

Thanks everyone for stopping by and reading my reports. Till next time, God Bless Everyone!!!!

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Saturday, 9-17-22

After several past boat shows where I was doing fishing seminars and talking with Adam and Wynter Jones from Stanley, NC about going fishing on High Rock Lake for Crappies today we were finally able to bring the plan together. Even though it took a while to make it happen I'll have to say it was an awesome day with awesomer people.....don't know if "awesomer" is an actual word or not but It truly describes Adam and Wynter Jones perfectly!!!

We started out on some of the new structures Barbara and I found yesterday and we only had to fish 3 of the new structures leaving 25 more we haven't touched yet. We were happy to teach Adam and Wynter the in's and out's of how we have fine tuned our crappie catching techniques over the years and pointed out all the little details that make our choice of targeting crappies so successful. I can say they were like a sponge and soaked it up perfectly and all we had to do was get out of the way and they worked the set up like they had done this all their lives.

After we got a cooler full of crappies we then switched up for a short session on " dragging" for catfish. Although this provided a few bites and a small Blue catfish, it wasn't as productive but they learned the Santee rigging for dragging for catfish. With this we decided to call it a day and head to Hills Tackle Shop on Bringle Ferry Road for some of their fantastic home made ice cream.

Like I said, awesome folks to fish with that know how to fish which was made obvious today when we ended the day with a cooler full of crappies. According to the clicker 66 crappies went home with them this afternoon. Wynter loves fish but has never had any crappies. I just bet she is in for a treat that will start a new type of fishing for her and Adam in the very near future. We're already talking about our next trip and Barbara and I are really excited to spend another day sharing the boat with these two catching fish and more fun like we had today, it was a blast and great conversation today!!!

Thanks everyone for stopping by, till next time, God Bless You All!!!!

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Friday, 9-16-22

Sometimes you have a plan and then just when you have it all planned out something from out of no where tells you different. Here's what I mean. On my last post I said I was going to Flat Swamp this morning crappie fishing mainly because I figured the water would be clearer there than anywhere in the lake, yeah, that was the plan!!!

Barbara and I started out this morning and at the last second I made a turn south onto I-85. Barbara said I thought we were going to Flat Swamp, my reply was, I thought we were as well, don't guess we are after all.

I stopped by Hill's Tackle Shop and got a pound of minnows and some ice then moved on to Tamarac Marina and after a quick tenderloin biscuit, we launched the boat at the marina. Idling out of the no wake area I told Barbara what I had planned for the day since the bite was slow for us on Badin 2 days ago I wanted to hit a couple brush piles and then look for some new areas to fish to add to our log book!!

High Rock Lake seldom ever disappoints, and it didn't today!!!!! On our first stop our plan was launched to Mars............. In about 1&1/2 hours we had caught so many crappies I told Barbara when we get 30 in the boat we will stop and go look for more fishing holes to take our clients too. She always keeps up with the clicker and told me to throw 20 out of the cooler back in and we'll have 30. 50 nice crappies in less than 2 hours, yep they are a biting, or at least they did today and with that I was able to accomplish another goal of providing a friend enough crappie fillets to have a fish fry for his elderly mother next month for her birthday, isn't God just wonderful!!!!

Ok, let's look for some new fishing holes now, in the next 2 hours we found 28 new pieces of nice large structures that were loaded with crappies from the mouth of Crow Creek all the way to the last point before the dam.

We will be giving them a workout tomorrow as Barbara and I will be teaming up with Adam Jones and his wife Wynter Nicole on a crappie fishing trip and if the bite is good we possibly will switch it up to some catfishing before we call it a day. You already know where to come to find out what we do, or, don't do, we post it like it happens, and I wish they could all happen like it did today. But, days like today is what keeps us doing what we do.

If any of this interest you, just call Barbara at 336-309-5900 and she will give you all the details you want and need to decide if you might want to go catch some fish with us. When you call you are under no obligation or pressure to book a trip. You can think about it, go to our website and read our customer comments on the Guestbook and call back later and book if you want to!!

Thanks to you all for stopping by and reading all my ramblings, till next time, God Bless You All!!!

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September 14, 2022

 

After being on Watauga lake in Tennessee for over a week Barbara and I got back to Linwood and you would know after being on the house boat for over a week and with Barbara losing her first ever Lake Trout right at the boat she was ready to hit Badin for some crappies.

We got a pretty early start and was putting the boat in at Circle Drive around 10:30 AM. Yeah I know, but when you are our age 10:30 could be an early start, especially for us!!! Oh well, it is what it is!!!

We caught some decent crappies today and had several bonus catfish as well. We lost quite a few fish and I hope they were catfish, if crappies pulled like these did, I don't want to know we lost crappies that big!!! We had to work hard for the crappies today, they were very reluctant to bite and had I not stopped and got some minnows on the way down I don't think we would have caught a crappie. Now the catfish today seemed to not have a problem with the weather conditions we've had lately. The crappies have had over a week of fronts, rains, and low pressure systems beating up on them and it has slowed them way down for me anyway. When we left Badin yesterday afternoon I could already see some of the muddier water up stream starting to change the water color in Badin in the Gladys Fork area.

Thinking I might hit Flat Swamp tomorrow, I haven't fished that area since last winter and I have a desire to give it a try especially since deep water fish there won't be as deep as we had to fish on Badin to get the fish to bite some. We couldn't get a bite above 20 feet, typical low pressure effect on the fishes swim bladder to go deeper to equalize the pressure change.

If we go tomorrow we'll let you know what we find and where we find it. Thanks for stopping by and till next time God Bless You All!!!

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Saturday, 9-3-22

Today was one of those days that reminds you that plans are made to be changed and that it can happen very quickly sometimes. We had crappie trip booked for today but due to more important circumstances he had to cancel his trip. So, Barbara and I had planned to take off to Tennessee and spend a few days on the house boat at Watauga Lake and give the weather time to cool off some before we seriously started crappie fishing. You know if you crappie fish, the best crappie fishing of the year is just around the corner in a few more weeks!!!

Well, we had a last minute call from James Carter from York, SC and he wanted to introduce his girlfriend India Mayfield, also from York, SC to crappie fishing. So, we changed our plans and we went crappie fishing.

I stopped at Hills Tackle Shop to get some drinks and ice for today's trip and there I ran into a good friend Tony aka, "Shad N Ator" and he told me he went yesterday and although they caught a mess of fish it for the most part was a slow morning with mixed sizes of fish from small to decent. This coming from one of the best fisherman in this area didn't actually have me running over with excitement !!!

The trick for me today was to stay on the move and we caught a couple on about each stop we made and a few of the stops produced only one fish. They were there, I could see them on the live scope but they were reluctant to bite for whatever reason, it's called fishing and not catching for a reason sometimes.

But, we stayed at it probably staying too long at some areas and not long enough at others, but, when you can see the fish swimming in and out and around the brush piles in around 12 to 18 feet of water, you just kinds hate to leave sometimes. But, whatever the reason we ended the morning with around 20 crappies and a bonus catfish and called it a day a little early as the boating traffic was starting to get intense and interesting to say the least. After all, it is Labor Day weekend.

With the water starting to cool some already it will not be much longer until some of the best fishing of the year starts and last all winter. If you haven't tried crappie fishing in the fall and winter you are definitely missing some of the best fishing mother nature has to offer. If you'd like to give it a try we'd love to take you and teach you how to catch crappies just about every time you go, it's an art that's easily learned and is 99.99999% productive. If this would interest you just call 336-309-5900 and we'll get you set up to go crappie catching.

Thanks to everyone that has made us the "charter boat fishermen prefer" and all our fishermen and fisherwomen have made us # 1 on Google search. We love each and every one of you and look forward to sharing our boats with you all for many more years to come. Till next time, God Bless You All!!

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August 27, 2022

 

Met up with Antoine and Chris Lassiter from Salisbury, NC and Isaiah Moore from Charlotte, NC to do some catfishing this morning. We went behind High Rock dam and the generators weren't operating but they did have a gate cracked to aerate the water some.

We got the IRT 700 and 800 reels with Shakespeare Catfish rods baited up with cut shad and cut Perch and it didn't take long before we had the first catfish hooked up. It was just a good eating size fish but for someone that had never been fishing you couldn't convince them it wasn't a giant. We absolutely love taking people fishing for the first time and teaching them how to do it right the first time. I think I get just as excited as they do with their first fish and I get reminded it doesn't have to be a world record fish to make you happy!!!

As the morning progressed we kept busy catching good sized eating catfish then Antoine's son Chris found himself hooked into the biggest catfish of the morning with a blue cat around 12 pounds. From the moment he picked up the rod it was nothing but pure excitement for this young man and a great way for him to celebrate his 16th birthday and we were honored to be able to hook him up on his biggest fish ever!!

Then the bite slowed and the bite we started getting were "grab the bait and let it go" bites. If you fish any at all you know about those type bites then as it goes in fishing around 11AM the bite shut down completely. The fish were still there on the live scope and there were some BIG fish mixed in with the rest that were swimming through on a regular basis but none of them or the smaller ones wanted our offerings so around Noon we called it a day after having a great and fun morning of catching catfish and experiencing fishing/catching for the first time!!!

Thank you everyone for stopping by to read our reports. You all have made us #1 in Google and with over 92,000 clicks and growing on FB. We want to thank God for Blessing us beyond our wildest imagination. So again, Thank you God and Thank you all that follow us and believe in what we do and the fair, honest, moral, and ethical way we do it. We thank you and love you all and pray your every hope and dreams come true!!!! Till next time, God Bless You All!!!

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Friday 8-19-22

Today we picked up Paul Gillooly from Jacksonville, NC at a dock at the upper end of Abbott's creek to do some crappie fishing along with another fisherman that wanted to remain anonymous so his request will be honored by us.

First stop we made didn't turn out very well as the Minn Kota Ulterra would not deploy so I dropped anchor and while they fished and Barbara kept everyone baited up I pulled the side panels off and did some adjustments to the deploy/stow magnetic sensors that were out of adjustment due to a cracked ramp causing the problem and that got us going today!!

We caught crappies at every stop we made in Abbott's creek and it was a great, calm, cool day that lets you know fall is not far away now. These guys were a real pleasure to share the boat with and around 12:30 we made the call to call it a day when they told us that we can go in because we have all the crappies we need. I love it when we can make this happen. Talked to another crappie fisherman when we got back to the ramp this afternoon and he told me they caught one crappie today and we had 22 for our efforts on our short trip.

Since the weather is starting to get more comfortable Barbara said more are starting to call now about trips. I know when I was doing saltwater charters as soon as the weather started cooling down we would book up solid in just a few weeks, might do it here as well so don't procrastinate if you want to be sure to get on the books for a trip this fall when the catching and fishing will feel great!! If you want to go fishing for Crappies, Catfish, stripers, hybrids, Perch, etc; just call Barbara for information so you can decide if it's something you might like to do. You do not have to book when you call and information and questions are under no obligation. Call or text Barbara @336-309-5900 it's really just that easy!!! Thanks for coming by and reading our fishing reports and till next time, God Bless You All!!

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Monday 8-15-22

This morning around 5:30AM our friend Rusty Orrell came to the house and we went crappie fishing on a lake I haven't been able to fish in nearly 50 years. It's a small lake between Badin and Tillery and of course the weather wasn't the best of conditions.

We started off and it looked like we were going to be okay with the weather then the bottom fell out and started pouring rain. Barbara and I fished here last week with another friend Anthony Scharum from Rowan County and we did good on the crappies fishing some brush and trees. Tony told me to get his numbers off his unit. Although his offer was very tempting, I just don't do things like that, I'll not fish another fisherman's place he has found, not on purpose anyway, unless I find it myself by putting in my own work. We were planning on fishing just a few hours today and enjoying the opportunity to be in the boat with all three of us enjoying a day of fishing!!!

We had been picking a few nice crappies and Perch. Even caught 2 small Blue catfish for the table and another flat head catfish we released. Picked up a very nice Bream and then the day went south!!! What started out as normal good morning of fishing regardless of the weather none of us had even the first thought that today might be our last day we ever get to wake up in the morning to go fishing. I'm still shocked and stunned by such disrespectful, self centered, conceded, stupid acts from people!!!

We were exploring a new piece of structure when I looked up and here comes this red and silver Triton bass boat heading straight towards us. We started yelling and waving our arms because we didn't have enough time to move out of his way. It actually looked like it was being done on purpose. They never slowed down, and turned just enough to miss the back of our boat by mere inches wide open throttle throwing probably 10 gallons of water in our boat drenching Barbara and Rusty, I got a full view as I was on the bow seat and just couldn't believe what I had just witnessed and also know that the only reason they didn't kill both of them and all 3 of us was by a miracle and Grace from God!! I mean this boat was on top plane wide open full throttle!!!!!! They just kept going, never came back to see if everyone was okay, apparently they could have cared less, and when I seen them again it was like nothing had even happened and they just ignored us. As I was leaving to go home I started over to them to have a discussion and with Rusty being a retired federal law enforcement officer we agreed that for all concerned it might be better to just let the Wildlife Officers do the investigation into this incident. After all, these guys are United States Marshals. A few weeks ago another guy I know was harassed by a boat fitting this same description, although nothing like this, it was like this guy had a "death wish" this morning.

Anyway, when on the water always be alert and aware of your surroundings and try to be prepared to react at a moments notice. But know in a situation like this one today, you don't have time to react so just ask God to protect you if it's His will, and do it fast, or better yet, ask Him every morning when your feet hit the floor, like Barbara and I do every morning, today we reaped God's mercy and Grace!! Till next time, if there is a next time, God Bless you all!!!

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Saturday, 8-13-22

This past spring I was able to get my neighbor and good friend Rusty Orrell away from crappie fishing long enough to take him catfishing. We had talked about going again sometime and today we finally got the stars and planets lined up and around 5:30 this morning we were headed to the high rock dam to see if we could improve his PB catfish of around 10 pounds.

With the water low and the limited areas we could go in a 24' pontoon with low water we had to take a 2nd row seat this morning with a boat already close to where I wanted to fish so we anchored up electronically and as we caught a few smaller fish we had enough for supper and now to see if we could get a bigger fish in the boat. With a little action this got the attention of other fishermen and the area started to get a little crowded so I made the decision to leave this area and move back downstream for a while.

As we were fishing below where we started the boat that was close enough to where I wanted to anchor but I wouldn't anchor out of professional courtesy and he was there first, was coming down stream and was leaving. Another boat I thought was moving into his place was actually leaving as well. This gave us the opportunity to move back up to the dam and get positioned properly on the edge of the swift water and deep hole between there and dam wall. We got the pontoon positioned just right and I hit the anchor mode on the 36volt Ulterra and as I was setting bait the first rod doubled over with a very strong fish that I thought had broken the line but it just came unhooked. I'm quite confident this fish was even bigger than the biggest one we got today. It was no joke and plenty of muscle!!!

Soon after this, we had a nice flat head on the IRT 800 series spinning reel with a Shakespeare Catfish rod and we got a photo and reset the lines. It wasn't long after this the rod doubled over over again and Rusty was hooked up with a catfish on the IRT 700 series spinning reel/Shakespeare rod combo that let him know very quickly he wasn't crappie fishing today. He worked it like a pro and finally got the 17 pound blue cat to the net. We got this one on the scales with the help from the Betts Tackle Hi Viz Fish Gripper to verify a new PB and another photo and release was in the books today.

As we were discussing that now we had a new PB we had to hunt down and beat that one now. It was starting to warm up and was around 11AM and the alarm sounded that they were going to start the generators/aerators so we decided since we needed to move until we seen exactly where we needed to go that we would just call it a day and come back again after this full moon is over.

Haven't figured out yet just who was hooked the most this morning, Rusty or his big catfish, but if I had to make a bet I'd have to say from the smile on his face, he want admit it, but he's getting "cat fever" he just doesn't realize it yet !!

Another good morning of fishing with a great friend. Rusty's more like family to Barbara and I and we love anytime he has time to go fishing with us. Okay Rusty, do some gym workouts and eat an extra bowl of wheaties one morning and when you get ready we'll see if we can get that big catfish that pulled the hooks this morning back on the hook again!!! Till next time , God Bless You All!!

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Saturday, 8-6-22

With the hot water slowing the crappie bite down for us we have been rescheduling our crappie trips until cooler weather and cooler water coming up in a few weeks from now. Now don't get me wrong there are crappies to be caught in High Rock lake still in the hot weather and hot water, but when I take my clients after crappies I want them to have at least a cooler full of filleting size crappies. Just like when I was doing offshore Charters at the coast, my clients there will tell you that you were guaranteed 300 pounds minimum of bottom fish or your trip was totally Free. And if you don't catch fish with us now in freshwater, your trip is free here as well, sometimes if you do catch fish and I don't think it's enough that trip will be free as well!! Just like the last trip I made... we caught 20 fairly nice crappies, this is not what I call a successful crappie fishing trip with 4 experienced fishermen on board, in fact I was so disappointed I wouldn't even charge for the trip. Find that kind of customer service anywhere else. We strive to be the best in the fishing charter business. Guess that's why we are hated so much by our competition, but being hated by your peers is the denominator you use in any business to know you are at a different level than your competition and I have been hated a loooong time and love it!! You know what they say haters gonna hate because of jealousy. And if you don't hear any derogatory remarks about you in a week or so then you need to work harder.

Anyway,, the catfish seem to like the warmer water conditions so we are taking advantage of this while it's hot weather outside.

Just ask Jon and LaJoyce Ingraham from High Springs Florida. We were scheduled to meet up early this morning to fish behind the High Rock lake dam but some unexpected delays got us on the water instead around 8:30 this morning. While we were waiting on Jon and LaJoyce we took advantage of the schooling white bass that were busting on top everywhere. No legal size keepers but still a load of fun to catch and release.

I figured there would be a plus side to the late start and that would be we wouldn't have to wait long for them to start up the turbines and make the fishing even better. We made our way up stream and got set up on the edge of the drop just off the area where a gate was cracked open for most likely a little aeration for the area waters since hot water will not hold much oxygen.

First line in and Jon said show me how it's done Captain. Never got the 2nd line in before Jon was hooked up with today's 1st catfish, a respectable blue cat. After this experience I was having trouble figuring out who was hooked the best, that blue cat or Jon. I do think Jon won that credit!!!

We kept waiting for the generators to turn on but we weren't too concerned because the catfish bite was generally steady all morning. Around noon the clouds had started building and with some thunder in the background we decided since we had the 150 qt. cooler full of enough catfish for several good social fish fry's we would call it a day. Just as we hit the dock we heard the alarm go off at the dam indicating that the generators and/or aerators we're going to turned on. Fortunately, we had all the catfish we needed and it was a great pleasure and honor to be able to take Jon and LaJoyce Ingraham catfishing today to help them have have a great and fun filled experience to help celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary. You guys were awesome and we look forward to our next trip.

If a trip like this interest you just give Barbara a call @ 336-309-5900 for all information on these trips and any questions you may have of just visit our website @ yeahrightcharters.com

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Tuesday, 8-2-22

I had high hopes when I picked up Nick Corol from Archdale, NC., Ronnie (Fuzzy) Elwood from Kannapolis, NC. ,Mike Cazothers from Kannapolis, NC., and Bobby Sykes from Salisbury, NC. at Tamarac Marina to look for crappies today. We have been doing really well on the crappies filling up coolers this year so far but the last 2 trips have definitely made a statement that the "Dog days of summer" are here. Hot water doesn't hold oxygen very well and the 87+ degree water has started making the crappies lethargic in High Rock lake at least for me.

I fractured my brain trying to get the fish to bite, I was so stressed out I even used livescope, and yes, just as I figured they would be, the fish were there, but they didn't want to bite a minnow or a jig placed right in front of their face . Just to show you how unpredictable fish can be, 87 degree water in a part of the lake, Crane Creek, where the water was dingy from all the rains, we caught most of our fish on "a stick" in 10 feet of water

I know in fishing as real estate it's location, location, location, but today from past mid lake locations towards the dam, in all depth of water, to Abbotts Creek mouth, Dutch 2nd Creek to Crane Creek only one spot in 10 feet of water produced more than 1 fish. Now that's unpredictable fish!!

I know I can't always load the boat with fish, and we found the fish today, and the guys were extremely well seasoned crappie fishermen, so if we didn't load the boat it was because I didn't find fish that would bite. And they wouldn't bite jig or minnow!!

I was so embarrassed with my performance today I chose not to charge the guys anything for today's trip even though 18 decent crappies would make most happy but it didn't make me happy. They told me to charge full price for the trip. They had decided already to come back fishing with us again so I did what I thought was the moral and ethical thing for me to do. I only charged them half price for today and when they came back I'd only charge them have price for the next trip. That way if they can't make it back then they only paid half price and if they do make it back and another half price then they got one of the trips free.

I really care about my fishermen and making sure everyone has a safe, fair, ethical, and honest trip with them is my utmost priority. No, I can't always make the fish bite, but I can always give it 150% and if I can't make it happen then I can always conduct my business the way I want to, I have full control of that and also post true reports. I can only hope people respect me for being honest about the way things really are and for not "sugar coating" my reports because if it's a good or a not so good trip, you always get it the way it actually happens no matter how much I'm embarrassed with the results!!

Thanks for stopping by to get honest fishing reports, till next time, God Bless you all!!

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Thursday, 7-28-22

Today we went to High Rock lake in search of some crappies. We picked up Diana De La Torre from Kannapolis, NC around 7:30 this morning at the Southmont boat ramp off Hwy 8. The weather and the recent rains had thrown in a few challenges to make my job a little tougher with hot weather temperatures, fairly windy conditions, dingy water, and water in the high 80's today, but we took those lemons and made a little lemonade with it.

We fished structure in 15 to 20+ feet of water today and I was surprised when most of our fish came today from the shallower 15 to 16 foot range. I was really expecting them to be deeper but you have to be versatile when times are tough. We had a great day of fishing with Diana, lots of laughs and just good conversations. And, even though we only put 16 crappies in the boat today, they were mostly some nice filleting sized fish. We knew the fish were sluggish today because we had lots of short strikes and actually missed and lost more crappies than we caught from not biting aggressively at all.

We talked today about our next trip coming up and we look forward to fishing with this great lady again soon. People like this are what keeps me doing what I do. We called tomorrow's Crappie Charter and told them about he bite we had today so they could decided if they really wanted to go give it a try after it was slow. Tomorrow could be a 100% different day but I wanted to be as honest and straight up on how things were today as I can be. I was glad when they decided to put their trip off until this fall when the weather will be more comfortable and the Crappies will be biting better almost guaranteed, plus, I had 4 fishing tomorrow and if we only caught 16 crappies again that would only be 4 fish per person and I wouldn't even charge my fishermen for that trip!!! Fall and winter is one of the best times to crappie fish on High Rock lake. Right now, it's just HOT and HUMID and none of God's creatures and people can be comfortable in this, except for Bobo, he has his own personal fan and ice bed to lay on under the console, and he and I both love it for him!!!

Don't know if we going this weekend yet, we are supposed to and if we do we'll post what we do right here. Some don't mind hot weather and if they want to go after I let them know about the bite we have experienced, then we will go!!

Thanks for stopping by and reading my posts. Please know I'm not being negative about the bite, just honest, and I tried to catch fish at the best of my ability and experience, and I know I'm probably going to be bombarded with post that I don't know what I'm doing or I would have caught crappies, and yes, I HAVE LIVESCOPE. Only God can make the fish bite and I'm just a guide, not God!!! Till next time, God Bless you all!!!

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Wednesday 7-20-22

Since no one wanted to go fishing today Barbara and I got up with the chickens this morning to try to get to High Rock lake at the break of day to Beat the heat. Well, let me mention that idea briefly. We headed down the road going to Buddle Creek Boat access on Abbotts Creek. We haven't fish that area since back in the winter and wanted to give it a shot thinking we might hit it on some of our crappie fishing charters we have coming up.

We stopped and got ice around 5:30 this morning and then stopped at Mimi's bait and tackle for drinks, snacks, and some minnows. Ran into a good friend there who was going to Tuckertown Catfishing, said the bite had been good there lately!! Ok, we will probably get to the ramp around 6AM.

As we approached Holloways Church Road they had road closed signs up, don't worry I said, Rusty and I came through here yesterday, it's not closed, I was right, the road wasn't closed, but the bridge was!!! Well now I've got to get turned around on this narrow road with a boat behind me, that didn't take too long, but after the detour, we got to the boat ramp at a little after 7AM. This was just another reason why I don't try to make plans because plans are just something that goes astray quite often!! We got up at 4AM and the normal time to make this trip is approximately 45 minutes, not 3 hours,!!

Now, about the fishing!! The crappies have been being pretty deep for me but the rains had cooled the water down a little and the crappies I was finding at 18+ feet had moved back up to around 15 feet. Took me about 30 minutes to realize something wasn't like normal for the heat we have had but wasn't thinking they would have moved up, but they had, but the heat we have coming will most likely push them back down by the weekend.

I left the deeper structure and moved along the edge of the Creek channel in some wood structure at 15 feet and it was here we found the crappies. Barbara had them on 3 at a time at one point while I just watched her masterfully land each one of the nice crappies, she's one of the best crappie fishing lady I've ever seen!!! Like the "Virginia slims" commercial used to say, "You've come a long way baby"!!!

After the bite slowed we moved to another brush and it didn't take long until we were on them again. At one point here, I had a double on nice Flathead Catfish and gave her one of the rods. She broke hers off, but we netted mine and got his picture and released him to grow bigger.

Even though we had obstacles that caused us to be 2 hours later than we had planned, we still got plenty of nice crappies for us and some friends before it got really hot and we were having lunch at Kentucky Fried Chicken on Hwy 8 before 11:30. I could get used to summer time fishing like this!!! Thanks to you all for stopping by. Be sure to like us on fb, and feel free to comment on our posts. Just give Barbara a call or text @ 336-309-5900 for any questions or information about our trips and our new lower rates!!!, Please check out our new website @ yeahrightcharters.com and have a Blessed day!! Till next time, Thank You and God Bless You All!!!

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Friday 7-15-22

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