Let Capt. Ponytail take you on a fishing adventure of a lifetime. You'll fish the Roanoke River for Striped Bass or the backwaters of Winyah Bay and North Inlet for Red Drum, Trout, Floounder, Tarpon and Shark.
*** Monday** March 30th 2015 ***Greg Voliva from Four Seasons Guide Service called this morning and said "All you want" on shad fishing in Weldon. Saturday he had 200 and left at 3PM. Also some small males and a few keeper fish already in town and ready to party. Forecast in Weldon for sunny and fairly warm should bump the water temp over the magic 50degree mark and they'll be coming in droves!!! Call 336 240-5649 or e mail me personally at captainponytail@windstream.net to book a Roanoke date. Still a few prime days left. Check the calendar on the Roanoke Adventure page. If you're going to bring your own boat, we'll be posting daily fishing reports beginning the first week of April and current water temp, flow and projected flow rates are available and updated constantly... make captainponytail.com your "GO TO" web site for all things Roanoke this season. Roanoke River dates are getting booked up fast... be sure and give us a call to make sure your special day doesn't get booked before you have a chance to grab it. If it's already gone, we work with the finest and most respected captains on the river and we'll be glad to hook you up for a trip you'll never forget. Also booking Costa Rica... still some dates available on the "Dragin Fly" out of Los Suenos for "green season" 2015 and beyond.


Looking forward to a great season on the Roanoke River and can't wait to see all our old friends and wear out our thumbs on all those stripers we're gonna catch on the river this year.

Whether you're fishing with us or bringing your own boat, we've got you covered with fishing reports updated daily, current water temp and flow rate, projected flow rates for the next three days, pictures, and everything else you'll need to plan your fishing trip to the Roanoke this spring. Make this website CaptainPonytail.com your "go to" website for everything you need to know to make your fishing trip the best one possible. Planning is everything, and we will make every effort to share information EVERY DAY on the website and the facebook page.

We will also be selling bait again this year. Our good friend Greg Patterson will be throwing that net on Buggs Island every night all night so us lucky folks... both other guides as well as fun fishermen... will have the very best and freshest bait.

Stop and see us at the Ponderosa Campground and I believe that you'll be catching them while other people watch. We'll be glad to help with treated water, fishing info, N.C. Wildlife regulation books, and anything else you might need to have the best day possible on the water.

We'll crank it up early in April and stay until late May and we'd love for you to stop by and say hello. Scream and wave if you see us on the water as well. Looking forward to a great season on the river... see you there!!!

Get more information on the Roanoke River Adventure >>>


If you're in Myrtle Beach on vacation this summer, we've got an awesome fishing trip available that we'll plan JUST FOR YOU. From families, kids, and fun to the most experienced and hard core fishermen.... we pattern our fishing trip based on who you're bringing and what YOUR idea of the perfect fishing trip is.

Ask ten different people to describe their dream fishing trip and I guarantee you'll get ten different answers. We take the time to find out who is coming fishing with us and what we do and where we go is based on what our clients want their special day to be.

Red Drum (spot tail bass) trout, flounder, sharks, and tarpon are all available in the summer months.

We're situated right in the middle of twenty miles of unspoiled barrier islands where there is no development or people. A great getaway from the crowds of downtown Myrtle Beach.

We offer half day and full day trips and can comfortably carry up to four fishermen.

Get more information on the Winyah Bay Adventure >>>

Mid August till mid September you'll find us at Paradise Cove near Oriental, N.C. It's a lot of work to move north to the Pamlico for a month, but the awesome fishing there demands we go.

Giant Red Drum (Channel Bass) come inshore to spawn in the Pamlico, and we can guarantee the trip of a lifetime catching old drum that usually range from 35 to 50+ lbs. We're catching these big fish in a unique and super fun way as well. Instead of the traditional cut bait on the bottom while anchored method, we'll be chasing these giants and throwing popping corks and jigs at bait balls on the surface. The topwater bites are truly awesome... I had anglers last year tell me flat out they would trade ten big drum taken off the bottom anchored with cut bait for one bite on these topwater jigs. And the norm is NOT one bite, but many, as these fish seem to get crazy and readily bite from the chugging plunk plunk sound of a popping cork we have all used for speckled trout for years.

We'll be pulling both live and cut baits as well with our I Pilot remote Minn Kota trolling motor so we'll never lose touch with the school as we quietly "follow and catch" without ever being noticed. We'll catch 'em EVERY day.... and some days the numbers of fish are amazing.... honestly too many to admit to in print... so give us a call for what I honestly believe will be the fishing trip of a lifetime.

Great accommodations and the quaint seaside town of Oriental nearby make this a treat for the entire family.

This will be our most outstanding month of fishing the entire year.... DON'T MISS IT!!!

Get more information on the Pamlico Sound Adventure >>>

In short.... we hit the best spots in North and South Carolina at THE BEST TIMES for excellent fishing. This gives you, your family, and friends the best chance at trophy fish and a great day of fishing. All on board one of the finest fishing boats available, a Pioneer Bay Sport 220 with the best electronics, equipment and tackle. The perfect combination for a perfect day of fishing.

Try us out in .... you will have a fishing adventure to always remember!