***WEDNESDAY MAY 23rd*** Water levels on the Roanoke rose quickly over the weekend and forced some cancellations. I am now in Georgetown booking summer salt water trips for all near shore and inshore species. Give us a call if you are a family on vacation OR a serious fisherman with a bucket list species you are itching to catch. Kids are always welcome as well. Also booking Costa Rica... still some dates available on the "Dragin Fly" out of Los Suenos for 2018 and beyond..
5/18/2018 - Roanoke River, Weldon, NC

Len Noyes brought his son David and a female fishing machine from Lake Hartwell, SC. This pretty lady was a 100% blast to have on the boat. Squealing and dancing during and after EVERY fish....she truly loves to catch a fish and made the day a memorable and fun day for me. Hoping to get them all in salt water to catch a trophy drum.

5/17/2018 - Roanoke River, Weldon, NC

Norm Regal with his sons Andrew and Noah back for a visit after we think three years. Norm and Noah have caught big drum on the Pamlico but this was Andrew’s first day on the Avenger. Norm is a buddy of Leon David, fishing fanatic from Greensboro. Leon just had back surgery and was unable to fish. In a word...great to see Norm and spend an afternoon with Doctor Norm and his sons.

5/12/2018 - Roanoke River, Weldon, NC

Randy Hemann, Greg Demko, and the Mayor of High Point Jay Wagner cam for a Roanoke visit and sure picked a good day. Caught literally a boatload of fish and had a great time. Randy even caught a few on the fly...thanks for making the drive and getting in on a little piece of the incredible spring we are having.

5/11/2018 - Roanoke River, Weldon, NC

Thomas and Tom Hovis had a father son tournament on the river yesterday. My memory is Tom outlasted Thomas for most fish by one or two, but this was for sure the big fish of the day. Had a great day just like every Friday all season...with Tom.

4/30/2018 - Roanoke River, Weldon, NC

Jim Lowe from Burlington brought Mike, Yank, and “Cat Like”, his grandson. We fished hard and did a terrible job at taking pictures. I did manage to get this one shot of “Cat Like” before he gave up the fishing to mate for me the last couple of hours we were out. Felt sorry for the clumsy old captain and pitched in.... good genes from Grandfather Jim and the Lowe family. We booked 2 for Oriental and 2 for Georgetown before he left. Been doing this for years... we have had bad days and off the hook days. I always smile when I see Jim walking down the dock.

4/28/2018 - Roanoke River, Weldon, NC

Arnie Hackett brought his daughter Christine and her new husband Andy along with his buddy Brian Herbst up to the Roanoke...on a perfect day. Sun was shining and fish were chomping. Bigger fish are showing up now as Brian proved with this toad. Full moon, rising water temps and steady flow at 20,900cfs should make the last week of keeper season awesome. Call 336 240-5649 for a last minute trip or bring your own boat and enjoy spring on the river!

4/23/2018 - Roanoke River, Weldon, NC

Nephew Toby brought some buddies and fished yesterday. A strong east wind slowed down the action but they still took keepers home and had a good day on the river.

4/22/2018 - Roanoke River, Weldon, NC

Shane and Holly Sprague brought their son Tanner to the Roanoke yesterday. Tanner is being treated for cancer and is part of NC Wildlife Dream Hunt and Fish Program. The program was started by Terry Boyce and offers young men and ladies like Tanner to fulfill their outdoor dreams of hunting and fishing. Capt. Ponytail Guide Service is proud to be a part of this program and we are approaching our tenth year of taking these deserving folks fishing for a day on the Roanoke.

4/21/2018 - Roanoke River, Weldon, NC

Tom Hovis brought his wife Marcia fishing Friday afternoon. Four of the first five fish she caught were keepers including this 21 1/2 inch beauty. These folks love the Roanoke and it's a pleasure to spend days on the river with them.

4/20/2018 - Roanoke River, Weldon, NC

Charles Shy brought Terry, Seth, and Mark from work and caught a limit of fish while having more than a limit of fun.

4/15/2018 - Roanoke River, Weldon, NC

My friend Chip from BB&T bank brought three generations for a Sunday on the Roanoke. Got all our keepers and a big blue catfish and boated 40 or 50 Stripers in the half day we spent together. I have been a BB&T customer for thirty years and Iappteciate his help with my business here in Roanoke Rapids and even more as a friend. A true family of outdoorsmen. Thanks Chip.

4/14/2018 - Roanoke River, Weldon, NC

Steve Thanhausser. Owner of the Angus Barn, Raleigh's finest restaurant, brought his general manager and friends down for stripers a la Angus today. Got our keepers and caught around 50 on a half day trip on Saturday. Never got a chess pie as a tip but I can tell you if they offer it on the Angus Barn menu....try it! Awesome. Thanks for coming down Steve.

4/13/2018 - Roanoke River, Weldon, NC

Tom Hovis and Steve Destiny were my first customers of the year on the Roanoke. More than a customer, Tom and I have been fishing together for years, so it was the perfect guy for first trip of the season. All our keepers and around fifty fish is a great start for the season. Shaping up to be a banner year....give me a call to get in on it!

4/12/2018 - Roanoke River, Weldon, NC

Capt. Greg Voliva, Forrest and I took an exploring trip yesterday and caught 4 keepers and over a dozen fish in an Hour. Welcome to spring on the Roanoke...the fish are here!

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.
 
***WEDNESDAY MAY 23rd*** Water levels on the Roanoke rose quickly over the weekend and forced some cancellations. I am now in Georgetown booking summer salt water trips for all near shore and inshore species. Give us a call if you are a family on vacation OR a serious fisherman with a bucket list species you are itching to catch. Kids are always welcome as well. Also booking Costa Rica... still some dates available on the "Dragin Fly" out of Los Suenos for 2018 and beyond..

THE LATEST BUZZ: Fishing Roanoke River

5/18/2018 - Roanoke River, Weldon, NC

Len Noyes brought his son David and a female fishing machine from Lake Hartwell, SC. This pretty lady was a 100% blast to have on the boat. Squealing and dancing during and after EVERY fish....she truly loves to catch a fish and made the day a memorable and fun day for me. Hoping to get them all in salt water to catch a trophy drum.

5/17/2018 - Roanoke River, Weldon, NC

Norm Regal with his sons Andrew and Noah back for a visit after we think three years. Norm and Noah have caught big drum on the Pamlico but this was Andrew’s first day on the Avenger. Norm is a buddy of Leon David, fishing fanatic from Greensboro. Leon just had back surgery and was unable to fish. In a word...great to see Norm and spend an afternoon with Doctor Norm and his sons.

5/12/2018 - Roanoke River, Weldon, NC

Randy Hemann, Greg Demko, and the Mayor of High Point Jay Wagner cam for a Roanoke visit and sure picked a good day. Caught literally a boatload of fish and had a great time. Randy even caught a few on the fly...thanks for making the drive and getting in on a little piece of the incredible spring we are having.

5/11/2018 - Roanoke River, Weldon, NC

Thomas and Tom Hovis had a father son tournament on the river yesterday. My memory is Tom outlasted Thomas for most fish by one or two, but this was for sure the big fish of the day. Had a great day just like every Friday all season...with Tom.

4/30/2018 - Roanoke River, Weldon, NC

Jim Lowe from Burlington brought Mike, Yank, and “Cat Like”, his grandson. We fished hard and did a terrible job at taking pictures. I did manage to get this one shot of “Cat Like” before he gave up the fishing to mate for me the last couple of hours we were out. Felt sorry for the clumsy old captain and pitched in.... good genes from Grandfather Jim and the Lowe family. We booked 2 for Oriental and 2 for Georgetown before he left. Been doing this for years... we have had bad days and off the hook days. I always smile when I see Jim walking down the dock.

4/28/2018 - Roanoke River, Weldon, NC

Arnie Hackett brought his daughter Christine and her new husband Andy along with his buddy Brian Herbst up to the Roanoke...on a perfect day. Sun was shining and fish were chomping. Bigger fish are showing up now as Brian proved with this toad. Full moon, rising water temps and steady flow at 20,900cfs should make the last week of keeper season awesome. Call 336 240-5649 for a last minute trip or bring your own boat and enjoy spring on the river!

4/23/2018 - Roanoke River, Weldon, NC

Nephew Toby brought some buddies and fished yesterday. A strong east wind slowed down the action but they still took keepers home and had a good day on the river.

4/22/2018 - Roanoke River, Weldon, NC

Shane and Holly Sprague brought their son Tanner to the Roanoke yesterday. Tanner is being treated for cancer and is part of NC Wildlife Dream Hunt and Fish Program. The program was started by Terry Boyce and offers young men and ladies like Tanner to fulfill their outdoor dreams of hunting and fishing. Capt. Ponytail Guide Service is proud to be a part of this program and we are approaching our tenth year of taking these deserving folks fishing for a day on the Roanoke.

4/21/2018 - Roanoke River, Weldon, NC

Tom Hovis brought his wife Marcia fishing Friday afternoon. Four of the first five fish she caught were keepers including this 21 1/2 inch beauty. These folks love the Roanoke and it's a pleasure to spend days on the river with them.

4/20/2018 - Roanoke River, Weldon, NC

Charles Shy brought Terry, Seth, and Mark from work and caught a limit of fish while having more than a limit of fun.

4/15/2018 - Roanoke River, Weldon, NC

My friend Chip from BB&T bank brought three generations for a Sunday on the Roanoke. Got all our keepers and a big blue catfish and boated 40 or 50 Stripers in the half day we spent together. I have been a BB&T customer for thirty years and Iappteciate his help with my business here in Roanoke Rapids and even more as a friend. A true family of outdoorsmen. Thanks Chip.

4/14/2018 - Roanoke River, Weldon, NC

Steve Thanhausser. Owner of the Angus Barn, Raleigh's finest restaurant, brought his general manager and friends down for stripers a la Angus today. Got our keepers and caught around 50 on a half day trip on Saturday. Never got a chess pie as a tip but I can tell you if they offer it on the Angus Barn menu....try it! Awesome. Thanks for coming down Steve.

4/13/2018 - Roanoke River, Weldon, NC

Tom Hovis and Steve Destiny were my first customers of the year on the Roanoke. More than a customer, Tom and I have been fishing together for years, so it was the perfect guy for first trip of the season. All our keepers and around fifty fish is a great start for the season. Shaping up to be a banner year....give me a call to get in on it!

4/12/2018 - Roanoke River, Weldon, NC

Capt. Greg Voliva, Forrest and I took an exploring trip yesterday and caught 4 keepers and over a dozen fish in an Hour. Welcome to spring on the Roanoke...the fish are here!


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