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Outer Banks Fishing Report - November 2007
It was a breezy northeaster today, but I had a willing party, and the kings were snappin'!
We caught live bait this morning, and it worked out to be a lot of action on the light tackle with the king mackerel. We limited out, and survived the choppy ocean. A couple boats ventured out in the blue water, and had a few wahoo and tuna bites as well.
The weather hasn't been the best since Thanksgiving, and for the most part, the fishing has slowed down temporarily.
Yea, I've been on another top secret mission the last couple days, but I have kept up with the fishing, and it seems like with all the windy weather, things have gotten kinda stirred up out there. The kings are still here, but the main body of fish has outsmarted the fleet the last couple of days though. Furthere offshore, the conditions have been pretty good for tuna, and there have been a few caught, but not as good as I would expect. That is going to bust loose again soon also. There has been a handful of wahoos caught, and even a brief blue marlin encounter today by one of the boats. Not sure what tomorrow will bring, but we'll be fishing for something!
Today was picture perfect, and if you were live bait kingfishing, you picked a day when giants roamed the sea.
We commercial fished again today, but there was a vast number of citation kings caught, in fact I heard of several over 50, even a 68 pounder! Beautiful weather, and great fishing! Happy Thanksgiving everybody!
We commercial fished again today, and they didn't bite as well for us trolling, but the live baiters killed 'em.
I don't have a whole lot of additional info for today, we wound up with 800 pounds of kings. The guys with live bait had red hot action, everybody limited out. I did snap a shot of a big one we caught, probably close to 40 pounds. Adios!<s
We put our boots and oilskins back on, and commercial king mackerel fished today.
The guys that live bait fished for the kings limited out early with big fish. I talked to one boat that tuna fished. He did well, but had to go a long ways to get them. We commercial fished, and had a good day, 1,300 pounds. Back at it again tomorrow.
My group wanted to tuna fish today, so I put king mackerel out of my mind, and went on a tuna hunt.
It was a gorgeous day, but the current picked up as the day progressed, and for us, the few bites we had in the morning tapered off to nothing in the afternoon. We caught one out of four single yellowfin bites, five blackfins, and a nice wahoo. Still not a bad day, but the tunas just didn't want to cooperate.
This lucky group hit the weather and the fishing just right!
It was a slick calm, light sou'wester, bait was easy to catch this morning, and the live bait king fishing was great. In the morning we had a lot of ''sky rocket'' bites, which is really what makes live bait fishing so special. Anyway, the class of fish was smaller than usual for November, but we did limit out, with a couple of fish in the upper 20's. Great action, great fun!
Today worked out to be wonderful. I finally got to take my son offshore for the first time!
We were all set to go on our first commercial kingfishing trip of the year, and of all things, there was no school today. We had no sitter for Simon, so I woke him up at 5:00, and took him fishing. It was perfect weather, almost slick calm, and the fishing was good too. We wound up with close to 1000 pounds for the day. The tuna fishing was pretty good for the boats that had trips.<
Today we tuna fished, and eventhough we didn't have as many bites as we would have liked, the fish were big, and we still wound up with a nice catch.
That's the way fishing goes. Sometimes you can't steer away from the fish, and sometimes you can't steer over them. Ok, it wasn't that bad, I mean any day you catch five 50-60 pound yellowfins, a couple blackfins, and a couple dolphin, youv'e had a good day. Overall, it was a steady bite during the day for most of the boats. The king mackerel boats did well again too.
Everything seemed like normal out there today, or at least normal for November.
My group wanted to look for kings, so I fished a color change in 20 fathoms, and had good action. We didn't catch live bait this morning, but we used the TLDs and ballyhoo to catch our limit. MOst of the fish were in the 20-25 pound class. Also, a couple boats went tuna fishing and had excellent catches of yellowfin and blackfin tunas. It's time!
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