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All good things must come to a PAUSE, so let's take one last look at this breathtaking sunset, bow our heads and thank our Creator for this beautiful day and head home; hoping that tonight we will dream about the great time we had today.  

Add some sweet corn, roasted over open coals, dripping with "it only tastes like butter, because it IS butter" ,,,,, and you have the classic Roanoke Outdoors Adventures meal.

After hours of fishing, wading, splashing, and generally enjoying the great outdoors, it was time "take in some nutrition". Homemade fresh ground quarter pounders, with fresh onions mixed in, cooked over an open fire, would make Ronald McDonald hang his head in shame,,,especially after we covered the tops with Mrs. Captain's sweet pickles that she made from Mammy's old recipe.

OK, now it's Brother's turn!  In the early spring, these fish migrate up the Roanoke River and can be caught in basket nets. The first time "Capt. Heeb" ever rode in a boat was with his Dad on the Roanoke, fishing white perch nets. It was in 1966 and I still have the 1953  Wizard outboard motor that we used.

Her skill and patience pays off.  This white perch is gonna be mighty tasty. For many years, these fish have been a favorite dish of Eastern North Carolinians.

From the look on the face of this young fisherlady,  "she means business" !!

These laid back fisherpersons recently enjoyed a Saturday afternoon on the shores of the Albemarle Sound. The Albemarle is said to be the largest fresh water sound in North America.

Another safe and enjoyable trip on the historical Roanoke River.

Low water and a north east wind kept the mouth of Sweet Water Creek from living up to its notorious good reputation, but the fishing was fun just the same. Brother claimed the biggest and the most, but Sissy got the award for good sportsmanship. These kids were a delight to be with.

This 12-14 oz Robin Perch would have made any angler happy, and especially one that he just lost a 3-4 lbs. bowfin,,,,right at the side of the boat !!  :(

This Granddad, Father, Brother and Sister, recently enjoyed a morning of site seeing and fishing on the Roanoke.

There is great fishing to be done on the lower Roanoke River and its adjoining waters.

Fishing starts in early spring with the striper season (March-April).

A little later (late May, as the water warms) it's time to start fishing for bream, blue gill, robin perch, flutter perch, catfish, and bass.

When summer arrives, it is time to get out the fly rod and try your luck at and old eastern North Carolina tradition; fly fishing for pan fish. Nothing can be more exciting than to see a panfish roll at a bream bug near a lily pad!

When fall rolls around, its time to troll or jig for crappie. 

Call or email me for a quote on a "laid back" half day or full day guided fishing trip, in a North Carolina Classic "1961 Simmons River Skiff.You can bet it will be an experience you will long remember.