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How the Inexperienced Can Enjoy Fishing

Updated on November 6, 2018
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Claudette Carter has been fishing for the past ten years. I have caught a variety of fish whether on boats in the ocean, lake or river.

After a few lessons with my brothers, Captain Tyrone and Randy, this was one of my latest catches.
After a few lessons with my brothers, Captain Tyrone and Randy, this was one of my latest catches.
On one of my recent trips on Tyrone's boat with the assistance of Randy the shipmate, I was able to bring home more than 55 fish. It was a great day. I left feeling like a real fisherman.
On one of my recent trips on Tyrone's boat with the assistance of Randy the shipmate, I was able to bring home more than 55 fish. It was a great day. I left feeling like a real fisherman.

Captain Tyrone and Randy Make It Easy To Fish

The skies were gray and ominous due to the anticipation of rain. A breeze flowed across my face and through my hair, as the boat left the dock. I spent a sleepless night, due to excitement based on our #fishing trip the next day. The time had arrived and I was thrilled. My sister, Paulette expressed similar feelings. We have both grown, to truly love the sport of fishing.

For years the terrible thought of #blood worms, organizing a #fishing poll, hooks, boats and rough waters; kept us from this gratifying sport. Paulette and I, definitely viewed fishing as something bizarre and male-oriented. We felt that way until we met Captain Tyrone Meredith and his shipmate, Randy Halsey. Since the creation of this article Randy Halsey is now deceased. Their experience on the waters of #Kent Island gives you a source of comfort and assurance that anyone can fish like a professional. My tainted assumptions of what fishing would be like, caused me to hesitate for years, although my sister and I along with our families, loved #fresh fish.

My four brothers, Woody, who is now deceased, as well as Eddie, Wardell, and Wendell, always enjoyed fishing, from their youth up to the present time. Unfortunately, we missed all those years of fishing with our oldest brother, Woody. Paulette and I would beg for the fish my brothers caught. They would often explain, that we need to learn how to fish. We always knew they were right. Decades later, we finally decided to pursue our fishing dreams. During the summer, one-day last year, my brother Eddie, introduced us to Captain Tyrone and Randy. They were so patient and helpful. This allowed us to feel at ease. Now, my sister and I not only have a genuine love for fishing but we try to take this sport seriously.

Tyrone has more than thirty years in the #fishing industry. He has been captain of his boat for more than fifteen years. Captain Tyrone indicated that he started crabbing around the age of fifteen. At eighteen years of age, he also worked on his father's boat. He explained how his love grew from that point on. Tyrone then decided to get his license and become #captain of his own boat. The pure twinkle in his eyes demonstrated a tremendous love for what he does. Tyrone eventually wants to buy a fiberglass boat that is about fifty feet which would carry forty people. His present boat is referred to as Sharlamar. It has the capacity of about fifteen people.

Captain Tyrone and his shipmate Randy, (now deceased) tried to maintain a reasonable amount of customers on his boat so that they could give their customers personal care. While Tyrone drives the boat and does everything he can to locate clusters of fish through the use of his fish finder; Randy. gives the inexperienced, personal attention. Once the anchor is down, Captain Tyrone makes sure that his customers are catching fish. If not, he will move the boat to another spot to secure that our fishing adventure is successful. In order for his customers to relax, Tyrone and Randy play major hits from the seventies and eighties such as, #This Is a Man's World, I Heard It Through the Grapevine, What's Going On and numerous other melodious sounds that keeps you rocking and fishing.

Captain Tyrone also explained how the fishing season begins around April throughout the Monday before Thanksgiving. On the weekends his expeditions start at 7:00 a.m and during the weekday 7:30 p.m. Night trips are also available by requests. At the end of the fishing season, Tyrone goes to Florida for the winter, to work in his other profession of heating and air conditioning. It is obvious that his true love is, serving as captain of Sharlamar. He discreetly mentioned how the largest fish he caught was an eighty-five-pound drum fish. On the same day within thirteen feet of water, he also caught an eighty-pound black drum fish. When asked if the fishing seasons are getting better? Tyrone responded by explaining how "it is getting better but you have good years and bad years. You might have five to ten years of good fishing and then it gets poor again. Every year is different." Tyrone mentioned how the hurricane even had an effect on fishing. Such fish as humpback spots, which is a favorite for the area, has not been available.

Tyrone's family has a rich history. They have resided in the area of Kent Island, since the eighteen sixties. His family owns and operate Meredith's Seafood, for more than twenty-five years. Previously, his grandfather had a nightclub at the same location, where performers such as James Brown, Lloyd Price, Fats Domino, and numerous other artist appeared. "That was back in the days when there was a large community of young people." He went on to explain how, due to lack of jobs, the majority of them have moved away. Real Estate has increased in cost, where most of the condos are almost a million dollars. Tyrone laughed cautiously, as he explained how things really have changed on Kent Island since he was a child.

Randy Halsey, the ship's mate reminisced about his days as a performer in a group called, Black Carnation Enterprise Two. He fondly remembers how the women would swoon and scream during their performance. Randy truly knows his music. That is why the melodious sounds of rhythm and blues are manufactured by him to help relax the customers as they fish. Randy, proudly acknowledges that he has his own boat and is the father of nine sons. Seven of them has the same name that he has. He admitted, "sometimes that is a problem for me legally." Randy, patiently takes the fish off the hooks of the inexperienced. He shares fish with them because he is a master fisherman and makes sure that all customers are well accommodated. Captain Tyrone who is a master fisherman as well, will also share his catch with the unfortunate. They truly make a dynamic team. Their patience and consideration for the inexperienced fisherman, really makes Captain Tyrone's boat a joy to be on. For more information on how to contact Captain Tyrone even if it is for the next fishing season call, (410) 604-0627. His cell number is (410) 490-0091.




After we left the dock, we are on our way to catch some fish
After we left the dock, we are on our way to catch some fish | Source
Captain Tyrone and a previous shipmate. These two men were very helpful during our fishing trip. They truly make fishing easy for the inexperienced.
Captain Tyrone and a previous shipmate. These two men were very helpful during our fishing trip. They truly make fishing easy for the inexperienced.

Fishing down in the Outer Banks of North Carolina

My sister display the size of some of the fish we caught in the Outer Banks.
My sister display the size of some of the fish we caught in the Outer Banks.
We caught fish such as sheep head, drum, spots and perch.
We caught fish such as sheep head, drum, spots and perch.
A photo of waves in the ocean near Virginia Beach.
A photo of waves in the ocean near Virginia Beach.

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    • freecampingaussie profile image

      freecampingaussie 

      7 years ago from Southern Spain

      Hi ! Love the hub ,voted you up. we tried Barra fishing in the Kimberleys , I caught some fish at onslow - they taste good !

      I did this hub about fishing

      https://hubpages.com/sports/Fishing-Catch-your-own...

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      jblais1122@aol 

      7 years ago from Kansas City, Missouri, USA

      Great story, Great pics. Loved your hub.

    • J.S.Matthew profile image

      JS Matthew 

      7 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      I am also not good at fishing. I even wrote a Hub about how bad I am! I am jealous of these photos!

      JSMatthew~

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      Jen 

      7 years ago from Couch

      Oh my gosh amazing pics! I love fishing, but to be honest I am downright terrible at it. lol I very much enjoyed this Hub! Voted up, useful, interesting! Loved it :)

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      JS Matthew 

      7 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Very cool photos! Sounds like you had a great time. Thanks for sharing this experience. Voting Up and Sharing!

      JSMatthew~

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