Unfortunately the Capt. Stacey in my opinion has gone down hill. They don't have nearly as nice an operation as Carolina Princess. The biggest thing that I noticed about the Stacey the last time I fished on it was the lack of maintenance and cleaning. I went on the 24 hour trip and they had not even cleaned the boat from the previous day's trip.Not bashing them, but I'm not a big fan of the Capt.Stacey out of morehead. Been out with them a few times and I have to say I was less than impressed.
That should be a great trip in mid October.We made reservations today for the Carolina Princess for the 13th of Oct. We are number 6 on the list so thats pretty good I would think. How big of a cooler should we take with us?
I don't bother cleaning big fish, especially grouper. I just take the fillets right off the whole fish - four or five cuts and I'm done - then I toss the carcass. No fuss, no muss. Smaller fish actually are more time consuming for me.Big Groupers are a tough fish to clean if you haven't cleaned them before. I don't always have them cleaned but it is a good option depending on your schedule.