Hi, my name is Marlin. A cat, raised by dogs…and I think I’m a dog.
Meet Marlin! Hi. My name is Marlin. I’m a cat, raised by dogs…and I think I’m a dog. I guess I’m a catdog! Marlin is an Outer Banks sensation! He is a cat – raised by his parents, Caroline Jarvis and Mack Hopkins….soon to be Mr. and Mrs. Hopkins and his 4 dog brothers and sisters - Buxton, Hattie, Shady[...]
First Hunt as a fiancé! And I got me my first Pintail :)
First hunt as a fiancé 🍾💍and I got me my first pintail! We had a single fly near the sink box and I got um...one shot...over Mack’s side and I WAS 😁😁😁 grinning!! It was a tough shot but damn it felt good! Hehehe it was a special day! Nothing beats a sink box hunt and especially two days after getting engaged 💛 It was a morning to remember! #january18th #pintail #[...]
Hatteras Style Fish Tacos with a Homemade Cabbage Slaw, Avocado Crema and Pico De Gallo :)
So Fresh & So Clean, Clean! Holy smokes, y'all! THESE TACOS! I'm not even kidding. They are insanely delicious! They are sooooo fresh tasting like you've been transformed straight into Mexico with a Margarita in hand and wearing a sombrero! They have so many fresh ingredients with the cilantro, lime juice, tomatoes, onions, cabbage and locally caught seare[...]
Fishing & Hunting Versus Buying Meat. My passion for harvesting our own Meat.
Sometimes I’m hesitant to share pictures or videos of hunting because in the back of my mind I feel somewhat guilty. It has a different feel to me than fishing (which to most might sound silly) but, I LOVE animals. I always have and I always will. I have grown up with dogs, cats, birds, hamsters, a pet goat, pet squirrels, turtles, fish, and MORE! When I was a[...]
Garlic Parmesan Crusted Sheepshead Recipe :) The best meal we’ve ever eaten!
Y'all. This CRISPY and OH SO delicious parmesan crust will be your new favorite way to cook up a firm white fish! Making this recipe with the Sheepshead was UNREAL! Mack and I both agreed that it could possibly be the best meal we've ever eaten. Gone are the days of under-seasoned or boring fish recipes....you've got to try this recipe! One of the greatest r[...]
Ocracoke Flounder :) AKA a 8lb 13oz big ol’ Corncrake Doormat!
Y'all.....seeing this monster laying on the sand that night in Ocracoke was just wild! We were in shock when we first walked up but without hesitation, I gigged him QUICK! And he was so big and strong that he bent our single speared gig almost in the shape of an L! We were soaked from all the splashing and craziness going on while trying to move [...]
Red Drum Fishing on the Outer Banks of North Carolina :)
Did you know that North Carolina designated the Red Drum, also known as, The Channel Bass as the official salt water fish in 1971. And did you also know that the World Record Largest Red Drum Fish was caught off the beaches of Hatteras Island?! Pretty awesome! :) Check out the picture and part of an article I attached below.... Largest Red Drum [...]
Macadamia Nut Crusted Tile Fish :) Caribbean Style!
Yummmmmy :) This Tile Fish was so incredibly delicious! We cooked it a few different ways throughout the week but I wanted to share this creative and yummy Macadamia Nut Encrusted Tile Fish Recipe with y'all!! I've had nut crusted fish before but never tackled creating our own in the kitchen and it was a lot easier than you'd imagine and super goooood!! Here[...]
“Fishing Summer Sessions” with the Boyd Family :)
What an AMAZING day it was with the Boyd Family for my first booking of the "Fishing Summer Sessions" Portraits! They booked the session and also booked the "Carolinian" with Captain, Tony Tillet, and first mate, Steve Jones, for a half day charter out of the Oregon Inlet Fishing Center. Not only did we have a blast together and got family portraits on the[...]
Catching Bluefish in Hatteras, North Carolina in my BOAT :)
Once you find one Bluefish, you're in there! :) Because most of the time once you've found one, you've found a ton! They swim in big schools and you will see them jumping and swimming together and ready to eat! And most of the time you will see them feeding on little bait fish in the water and see all the birds diving in the water too! Bluefish put up such a stron[...]