Skiligal Charters Fishing Reports


Captain Dave Peck| email: | tel: 252.475.9760

» 8/22/19  | Wednesday.
Had some home cookin on the boat Wednesday!! Abbott, Stanley , Eugene , Alan , Brad and young Sawyer. Weather go a little bumpy in the afternoon as expected. Fishing was scrappy. Did manage a nice yellowfin , a couple Blackfin , a handful of mahi and a nice wahoo. Never saw a billfish like we had hoped. 8 year old Sawyer looks pretty happy holding up that nice yellowfin !!! Va beach billfish tourney gets rolling tomorrow as pretty much everybody took their lay day today !!! Thanks for checking in !! Dave


» 8/22/19  | Tuesday mixed bag
Randy sent some more fellas to us on Tuesday. Randy , Sergio and the boys caught a mixed bag of delicious fish. Wahoo , mahi , sea bass and tilefish. This was the last pretty day for a while. !!!! Glad we could get out there. Tight lines Dave


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» 8/22/19  | Monday report.
Still in va beach for the tournament late in the week. Randy sent some of his best workers out for a day on the water. We caught a mix of wahoo mahi sea bass tilefish and grouper. Milton and the guys had fun and will be eating some supreme fish !!! Tight lines Dave


» 8/22/19  | Va beach ladies tourney.
Missy and her girls were back for more !!! Weather was iffy but we gave it a go. Young Summer and Becca ( both 8 yrs old ) did fantastic. We caught a bunch of nice mahi. But no billfish sighting. As you can see the girls decorated the heck out of the boat and had a good time showing it off at the dock !!!! Always a fun day. Thanks ladies !!! Dave


» 8/22/19  | Last Wednesday
Sorry for lack of reports. Been traveling and busy. This was last week. This day the fishing center put togerther a really nice group of guys for a make up. Trolling was pretty slow. Found GIANT beds of grqaa but no mahi. Eventually we ended up bottom fishing and catching a mess of tilefish and a few nice Black Sea bass. At least the guys had a nice day and some fresh fish for several dinners !!!! Tight lines Dave


» 8/12/19  | Beautiful day !!!!
Thanks to Ken and his crew for our trip today !!! Weather was close to perfect. Trolling action was a little sparse but we did catch a couple yellowfin Covered a lot of ground and found 2 places of mahi. One was enormous but they didn’t bite like they should have. But plenty good for one boat !!!! Our anglers did a really good job too !! Tight lines Dave


» 8/11/19  | Alice Kelly ladies day.
Today was a really fun day!!! Jenn and the girls were all in on catching some marlin. Weather was nice but the fishing was slow !! Thankfully just after lunchtime a nice blue marlin attacked our short rigger. Kathy was up to the challenge as she brought this est. 400 pd beauty to boat side. Really cool. We didn’t get enough bites to win but we all enjoyed that so much. Back to meat fishing tomm. Tight lines Dave


» 8/10/19  | Major mahi meat slam.
New friends onboard today. Ayrick and his son Michael were very busy this morning. There was a nice color change / grass line that was holding enough mahi for the whole fleet !!!! These 2 guys caught em non stop for a good while. Then we trolled around and found 4 yellowfin and a nice wahoo !!! Michael is quite the young fisherman. Captain was impressed !! Good fun for sure. Thanks guys Dave


» 8/3/19  | Friday report
Great to have Vernon, John and the boys back out there. One of the most comfortable August days you will ever find. Cool breeze with just a couple sprinkles. The yellowfin were hard to come by for most boats. Thank goodness the tasty blackfin were biting. Ended up with a mixture of wahoo , yelllowfin , blackfin , and mahi. Thanks guys !!!! Tight lines Dave


» 7/31/19  | Yellowfin and mahi
Great fishing again today. Thanks to Willlard for organizing today’s trip and bringing his family n friends from WVA for their first offshore experience!!! Pretty weather and prettty fishing. 10 yellowfin and a nice mess of mahi kept them busy a good part of the day !!!! Great to see this type of fishing. Still open next 3 days if someone can make it. Thanks for checking in Dave


» 7/30/19  | Open Thursday Friday and Saturday
Just in case somebody wants to try it we are open thurs through sat and the weather looks nice. Call me at 252 202 4405. Direct. Thanks Dave


» 7/30/19  | 222 pound Bigeye
New friends onboard today. Bert and I had a good time with Erika, Bryce , Emily and Seth from PA. Tuna were biting well today and not too many sharks. Lost 1 Bigeye to them. Erika was our star angler , landing a whopper 222 pd Bigeye and also a 74 pound citation yellowfin. Another Bigeye and a mess of yellowfin pretty much filled the box. Perfect weather to boot. Thanks you guys. Fun day. Dave


» 7/29/19  | Va beach marlin tourney.
Spent a handful of days last week in va beach with big Randy and his crew - Carlos , Scott , Chris , and Sammy. First day of tournament we later due to high seas. Second day was a good one for us. Won the daily award with 6 billfish. A blue and 5 whites. Last day we couldn’t buy a marlin bite. Saw a blue that didn’t bite and caught a nice mess of mahi. Thanks to Doc and Paula at Fisherman’s Wharf Marina for all the hospitality Although not a huge tourney, definitely one of the best on the east coast of America !!!!! Will be charter fishing some this week so I’ll try and keep you up to speed on the fishing Tight lines Dave


» 7/25/19  | Monday report.
We are in Va Beach now to fish the VB invitational marlin tourney. We got weathered out Tuesday. This pic is from Monday. Monday we had new friends aboard Skiligal. Nick and his family and friends were very patient. We headed back to where I’ve been getting plenty of Bigeye bites but conditions had changed a bit and fishing was slow. We worked out way down to the point area where just a few yellowfin had been caught early. Hooked a few yellowfin and the sharks got em. Caught a wahoo and got biit off by one or two more. Did manage to catch some tasty blackfins scattered through the rest of the day. Good fish on the grill anyway !!! Thanks guys Dave


» 7/20/19  | Saturday tuna
Great to see my ol pal Johnny and his boys from Norfolk. Been a while since we have fished together. Weather was ok although it did get choppy late in the day. We had a ton of bites and did lose some to sharks , but were on the fortunate side with our catch. 3 small bigeyes in the 75-90 pound range. Some nice yellowfin too !!!! It added up to a good catch. Off tomorrow and then back at it Monday. Thanks for checking in Dave


» 7/17/19  | Double Bigeye meat slam.
Thanks to our good friend Bob for organizing today’s trip !! Russ and the gang stayed busy this morning as we had steady action for a while. 2 Bigeyes , an 80 pound citation yellowfin, a handful of other nice tunas , a couple wahoos and a couple nice gaffers. A couple nice blackfin too. Things slowed down a bit before lunchtime , but with almost a box full who can complain !!! Great weather too !!! Fun day. Thanks guys. Dave’


» 7/17/19  | Tuesday Bigeye bites.
Thanks to Cyrus for organizing Tuesday’s trip !! He is a local and if you ever want a couple great cocktails and some killer steamed food go see him at Tortuhas Lie in nags Head. We spent the first 30-40 percent of our day looking for mahi. Covered a ton of ground be found enough grass to fill up a soccer field. Only 2 gaffers but both of our junior anglers caught them so that was coolness. We then jogged up to the tuna hole and had 2 cracks at the Bigeyes. Hd a bunch of bites the first time but the sharks took everything. Next go around we hooked 8 Bigeyes at once. Got 4 to the boat and 3 in the boat. One of three a pretty nice one for Bear !!! Perfect weather was a nice treat. Thanks guys. Dave


» 7/14/19  | Saturday
Great to see my good friends Randy and Charles and their family !!! We headed North in search of less turbulent conditions and hopefully no sharks. The trolling action proved to be slow. We landed a couple yellowfin and a few small gaffer dolphin. Thankfully the delicious Tilefish were biting pretty welll. The gang caught a limit of them in less than an hour. With a few of them approaching 10 pounds. We ended the day with a crazy flurry from the sharks They abnormally attacked our trolllled Ballyhoo and we hooked several at once. Emily had the biggest one on the line. Sh brought it to the boat and released it. Probably 200 pounder. Pretty strong fight. Thanks guys. Fun catching up and hanging out. Tight lines. Dave


» 7/12/19  | Need 2 or 3 for Wednesday
Got weathers out today. Tough conditions when we showed up. Great folks too. Bummer. Anyway for a cool group of 3 going on Wednesday and looking for 2 or 3 to fill the boat out. Looks like good weather on the long range. Let me know if you are interested. Give me 20-24 hrs to respond in case I am fishing. Thanks. Dave


» 7/10/19  | Wednesday report.
The fishing center put together a great group of guys fo a make up trip today. The guys caught some nice tuna this morning and then it was quiet for the rest of the day. Glad that the sharks gave us a break today. Thanks fellas Tight lines. Dave


» 7/6/19  | Mahi limit and meat slam.
New friends onboard today ! Pete and his buddies, all from the navy , had fun today !! They are all engineers and explosive technitions that help protect us all. Thank you guys so much for your service !!!! Birthday boy Pete wanted mahi so we went to the deep again and found a world of grass. Took a while but we found em good and got a full limit. Spent the 2nd half of our day with the tuna fleet and had some good bites. 4 yellowfin , a few blackfin and a wahoo for the meat slam. A good time was had by all !! We have a bunch of open days next 2 weeks if anyone wants to go kill some fish. Give us a call Tight lines Dave


» 7/5/19  | Mahi Friday.
Really cool to have Dexter and his friends n family aboard again !! We started with the southern tuna fleet and caught a couple yellowfin. There was a nice rip with grass close to us and Dexter said they really would like to have some mahi We went to the deep on the rio and eventually it turned to BLUE GOLD. We had to go a long ways but the water turned blue and green with mahi behind the boat !!!! Lots of fun for the guys. We caught a handful of black fin in the afternoon. Thanks for checking in. Dave


» 7/3/19  | Nice tunas
Happy to see my friend Tracy and his family and friends again !!! Fishing was a litttle better for tuna today. Sharks still an issue but we managed to get one small Bigeye to the boat and some nice sized yellowfin. Weather / sea conditions were a little bumpy but everything was OK. Glad for the action. Tight lines Dave


» 7/3/19  | Tues the 2nd
Nice day for Richard and his family yesterday. Perfect weather with low humidity. We covered a ton of ground looking for mahi but the conditions just weren’t there. Tried a stab in some extra deep water because of a longline report but that only yielded a wahoo. Anyway thankfully the nice sized tilefish were very cooperative Tilefish are awesome eating !!!! Thanks everyone. Dave


» 7/1/19  | Sun and mon report.
Sunday was a tough day for us. Jesse , Brian and their gang were patient but the sharks were not. We managed to land a couple yellowfin and a gaffer but had a lot of shark problems. At least there will be some fresh fish on the grill this week. This pic is from today. Dale , Henry and the boys had a good time telling stories all day long !! We managed a small Bigeye , a handful of nice yellowfin and a couple gaffer. Not a hog killing but a better day for sure. Sharks got a few. Hoping they will ease off some !!! Thanks guy for a good day !!!! Dave


» 6/30/19  | Fri sat report
Tough couple days for sure. Weather was perfect so that was nice. Friday we managed to get one yellowfin and one gaffer to the boat. The sharks were a real problem. John and Vernon and the boys were very understanding and have had many banner days before. And will again !!!! This pic is from Saturday. Rick and th boys from PA had a little more luck , landing a few nice yellowfin, a wahoo, and a black fin. Thanks for your patience guys. Tight lines. Dave


» 6/27/19  | Thursday mixed bag !!
Always have fun with Paul and his family !!!! We Hdad 3 generations on board today and everyone caught something good A nice mixed bag of Bigeye , a few yellowfin, wahoo, mahi, and kingfish. The sharks took 2 Bigeyes from us and then we spent a bunch of time looking for more mahi but they were hard to find in numbers. Absolutely perfect weather day and I think we all had a good time. Thanks guys Dave


» 6/27/19  | Wednesday report
Great to have my buddy Bob and his guys on board again !! Bites were hard to come by for the fleet. We managed a couple yellowfin , a wahoo and almost another , and a nice gaffer. The sharks took at least 3 tuna away from us. Very frustrating A beautiful weather day for sure. Thanks guys for your patience. Tight lines Dave


» 6/25/19  | Scrappy double meat slam
Thanks to my good friend Pete for rounding up the guys for another day on the Skiligal!!! The first couple hours were OK as we caught 2 wahoos 2 mahi and 2 yellowfin. Then after that tuna bites were slow to come and the sharks ate up a couple Bigeye and a couple yellowfin. They were extra bad today for th fleet. We will see what tomorrow brings Thanks guys. Dave