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Back in the Saddle

Posted by Nathan Raycroft on August 23, 2014 at 7:30 AM

As I sit on my back porch this Saturday morning, drinking my coffee and enjoying my nice quiet back yard, I think about the travels my wife and I have experienced these past 2-1/2 to 3 years, and how longs it's been since we've been able to sit here. As a Senior Project Manager for a large General Contractor, work has had us on the road, and although together as a family in residence, I ended up on the road more than I have in many years. Long story short...I'm home for now (and still proudly employed with that same General Contractor now in my 17th year.)

 

While in Fayetteville a couple of years ago (Aug 2011 to Mar 2013) I still came home on weekends and was afforded the opportunity to guide people on kayak fishing trips here on the Crystal Coast. I entered the same Tournaments (16 I recall) and traveled out of town to see parents and friends. It's just in our blood, and my family and I never mind running the roads together.

 

Then in April 2013, we piled up the Apartment in Fayetteville and moved to Jacksonville, FL, the home of our Corporate Office. Did you realize that there are places in the rural United States where internet service simply does not exist?!?!? After videoing a fishing trip and redfish catch at the 2012 IFA Championship in Chalmette, LA, Iwas finally able to post this video just a couple months ago when I moved back here to NC (it's now shown on my Home page of this site.) This lack of internet service assisted in the void of activity here and on my Anglers Nook Facebook page...but I was still there, fishing almost every weekend and burning rubber on the highway chasing the next Kayak Fishing Tournament with my good friend and "Road Dawg" Steve Yurkevicius.

 

I literally received a dozen phone calls last year for guided trips here in NC and I hated to turn them down (as it's my passion that drove me starting this Guide Service). Now being back in NC, I plan on getting back on the salt (and then rinsing off in the freshwater with those Nacho Fish boys of mine) and reacquainting myself with this great fishery here on the Coast.

 

For those of you who kept up with me...I thank you! For those of you who called me for a Guided Trip...I thank you! For those of you who simply thought of me and my family and wished us well...we thank you!,

 

We are glad to be back here in NC, and I look forward to catching up with old friends and being introduced to new ones...all while sharing the passion of kayak fishing together on the water!

 

Thank you for reading this and we'll see you on the water!

 

Nathan "Nook" Raycroft

Anglers Nook Guided Kayak Fishing

Categories: Saltwater Fishing, Tournament Fishing, Freshwater Fishing

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