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“Cobia fishing”

Down East Guide Service
Ranked #5 of 14 Tours in Morehead City
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Owner description: North Carolina Fishing Guide Service. In Oriental/New Bern we run mixed bag trips for speckled trout, puppy drum, and flounder that can happen at anytime with peak fishing in spring and fall. The Tarpon arrive in late June and depart by mid-September. The peak for the Giant Red Drum is August/September. In Morehead City / Atlantic Beach there is a year round mixed bag of speckled trout, flounder and mackerel as well as near shore wreck fishing for grouper, amberjacks and more. In May and June there is excellent sight-casting for cobia and offshore dolphin fishing. October and November are the best fly fishing months for false albacore and king mackerel. We are also the managing partners of Dragin Fly Fishing Charters (see our TripAdvisor page) in Costa Rica based out of Los Suenos Marina and Resort. We specialize in fishing packages, family vacations, corporate trips and honeymoons. All trips are customized and can include fishing, accommodations, transportation and tours. Go with someone who know! George and Anna have been working in Costa Rica for over 20 years. Let us help you plan your next adventure!
Reviewed 25 May 2013

George,

Thanks for a fantastic day of cobia fishing. Two 50+ pound fish in one day and a third fish that size that pulled off. One of the things I like about fishing with you is that you never give up, even after we had a very good start to the day with a 57 lb fish. You never slacked off. After the cobia bite stalled and AJ's wouldn't cooperate and several cobia refused to take a jig, you made the effort to catch live bait and we caught three more cobia, including a 50 pounder. Fantastic day of fishing! Looking forward to the next trip.


Edwin E. Orr, RF, CF, ALC
Timber Marketing & Management of the Carolinas, Inc.

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Reviewed 21 May 2013

Two buddies and I went on the half day inshore trip with George out of Morehead City. He put us right on the fish. Amberjack, Grouper and Seabass. George was an awesome guy too. He was very energetic and kept us all pumped up. I highly suggest Down East Guide Service to anyone looking for a great fishing trip with a fun and knowledgeable crew.

Thank Jessica S
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Reviewed 18 May 2013

One of many trips with Captain Beckwith over the past 15 years. I've never experienced anything but professional, courteous, exceedingly pleasant service. DEGS will work to put you on the fish, and on the rare day when things are slow (as fishing can be), you'll still have a great time! These guys know where/when to go, what to use in terms of gear and technique. Everything about their trips is positively first class, never anything else! This is THE only guide service to use, period.

Thank dtravOKT
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Reviewed 23 April 2013

Highly Recommend!! My husband has talked about fishing in Cost Rica since the day I met him and has frequently reminded me that we “should have went there for our honeymoon” …so thanks to Anna and George we were able to make our ‘fishing trip’ dreams come true and so much more! A friend of a friend recommended Down East Guide Service and we are sooooo thankful that we used Anna and George to plan our trip. Not only was it comforting to know that we were booking our offshore fishing trips in a foreign country with a reputable and local North Carolina company, but they also listened to all our desires and worked with us on every detail to plan the perfect trip! Everything was taken care (hotels, fishing, transportation, etc.!) of and top notch! The fishing on The Bite and ½ day of Panga was amazing, 20+ sailfish in 2 days, mahi, grouper, roaster fish, barracuda, etc. But Anna was also able to take care of my wifely wishes and made our ‘fishing’ trip extra special with accommodations at some breathtaking and excellent hotels (including time at Arenal volcano Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort and El Parador Hotel in Quepos… my absolute favorite, hearing and seeing the monkeys from our balcony overlooking the beautiful coastline while drinking an awesome cup of Costa Rican coffee is what life is all about!). I cannot express enough how thrilled we were with our trip and thankful that we used Anna and George! My husband is the most appreciated…cause now I might actually want to do a Costa Rica ‘fishing trip’ every year!

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Reviewed 25 February 2013

Anna and George are A++++. Their guide service is top class beyond your imagination. From the professional staff that treat you like family to their expertise and knowledge of where the fish are biting. As they prepare food during your offshore experience, you will be stunned with how they prepare fresh fish, cooked in a microwave (?really) from the boat and fresh made guacamole that makes your mouth water. You will be lucky to have known this group so do yourself a favor and schedule a trip you soon won't forget !

Thank tferplus3
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