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Outer Banks Fishing Report - March 2006
Today was a rare ''glassy'' day for the month of March. It was so calm that it lulled the fish to sleep!
Most of the boats headed back up the line this morning, well, except a few of us who ventured in the other direction. I'm not dissapointed in the area I fished, but our luck was just terrible today. We had 15 quality trolling strikes, and managed to land two 30 lb. yellowfins out of it all. It was a beautiful day none the less, and my group enjoyed themselves. On the way in we stopped and snapped some shots of a basking shark, probably 20-22 ft. in length, and 2000 lbs. or so.<s<
Somebody needs to get down here and take advantage of this fishing. I had a cancelation for Saturday, and Sunday is open, and supposed to be beautiful.
C'mon lets go fishin'!
There was a good sign of yellowfin AND bluefin tuna today.
Conditions were a little different today, from yesterday. There was a big pocket of cold water shoved over the area that has been most productive for the yellowfin lately. We had to make a choice, go northeast or southwest to get out of it. I chose northeast, and was pretty satisfied with my decision. Once we got back in to the warmer water, we found schools of bluefin, mostly 50-60 pounders, rolling on the surface, and pods of yellowfin with birds over them. Bluefins have to be 47 inches to keep, and you can only keep one per day, so we had to throw a couple back before we got a keeper. the yellowfins were a little finiky, but we did catch ten of them, and a half dozen throw backs. Later in the afternoon, two boats that went the opposite direction had some pretty good luck on the yellowfin, about 20 miles southwest of where I was. All in all, it was a gorgeous day, and the Fox Watersports gang had a great time!
The last two days have been as good as it gets for yellowfin!
I didn't have a trip for yesterday, and today we had to make a long distance decision, and made the wrong one, not to go. It got extremely windy yesterday morning, but the couple of boats that tried it had limits of yellowfin. The way it was blowing last night, you wouldn't have thought that anyone would have made it out today, and most people cancelled, but there were a few that went out, and it wound up being a halfway nice day. Limits of tuna again today! Man, I'm chomping at the bit. Lets go fishing!!
Well, for a day that was supposed to be windy, fortunately, the weather man was wrong! It was a beautiful day offshore, and the fishing wasn't half bad either!
I headed to the south again, and wasn't rigged up too good for what was to come. Before we could get switched over to some wire leaders, the wahoos had clipped off three of our tuna rigs! We got squared away and managed to capture three wahoos, the biggest weighing 47 pounds, and four nice yellowfins. We had several other wahoo bites, and pulled the hook on one that was HUGE! That stinks, but you can't get 'em all! One boat did fish up to the east a ways and had four nice tunas as well.
Every dog has his day, and over all fishing was pretty scrappy today, but we were one of the lucky boats to scratch out a few tuna.
Most everybody went to the east/southeast today, I went to the south, along with one other boat. The guys up the road had to work to even get a bite. We had a little luck, and wound up with 4 yellowfins and a blackfin. This is just a slow spot, things will be picking up any time!<scri
Well, today the weather wasn't as cooperative as the fishing, but one out of two ain't bad!! The yellowfin fishing was off the hook, just like you want to see it.
Today we fished southeast of the tower, and it was a little on the breezy side, but the fishing was extra good. We stayed for a little over an hour and a half before my group surrendered, and decided to call it quits with 16 tuna. The weather did improve during the day, however, and by the afternoon it was real nice.
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