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Outer Banks Fishing Report - November 2009
The offshore fishing has been great, whenever the weather has allowed the boats to get out.
I have finally been hit with a number of calls and emails, all with questions about my lack of reports lately. My apologies. On November 10th, I had surgery on my shoulder to repair a labrial tear. The procedure went well, however the recovery time will be long and painful (maybe more so for my family than for me!). I am required to remain in a sling for six weeks, and forbidden to work for four months. I should be ready for action around the first of March, but until then, Justin will be holding down the fort. I have all the confidence in the world in his experience and ability to do a great job till I return. I was hoping to have some pictures from one of his catches by now, but the weather has not permitted him to sail the couple of trips we have had scheduled since I have been out. Those of you that know me, know how much I love fall fishing, and am missing my commercial kingfish trips as well as yellowfin and blackfin tuna fishing, which has been particularly good this fall. I talked to one of my pals last night that fished yesterday. He reported a box full of tuna, mostly yellowfins, one big wahoo, and one out of two blue marlins. It's killing me. The length of my recovery time has also thwarted my plans of building a skiff with my son this winter. I have most of the materials necessary to throw together a 20 footer for us to play around in, but it'll have to wait as well.
Please feel free to drop me an email, and the "Godspeed" is ready to head out whenever you are! I'll try to keep you posted. Thanks, David
We headed up to the east again today, and had a variety of action.
You gotta love pretty weather. I mean, whether or not the fish cooperate...it's still a pretty day. Anyway, we went tuna fishing again, and things were about like yesterday, a steady pick. By the end of the day, we had a dozen yellowfins and six or seven blackfins. We fisnished strong as our last bite of the day earned my new friend Kieth a citation with a 47 pound wahoo! Now that's how to end a day! We also had a couple of sailfish encounters, one jumped off after a few minutes, and the other one never got hooked.
We had a tuna charter today, and fishing was pretty good
My last few groups have requested kingfishing, but today's group wanted tuna, so we headed in that direction. It was a slick calm day, and there were a lot of boats out, but we still managed to have some good fishing. By the day's end we had landed 14 yellowfins and 8 blackfins. I was tickled with that catch, and so was my party. Looking forward to another pretty day tomorrow!
My group from yesterday had so much fun that they wanted to go again today!
They wanted more king mackerel, so we headed on out and found a good area with lots of bites. We limited out again, with a bonus cobia. EAT AT WINKS!!
Fishing was good today. Take your pick, tuna or kings!
My group wanted to go kingfishing, and so we did. It was good action, and we managed to catch our limit this morning, plus two citation spanish mackerels! Several boats went further east for tuna, and had pretty good action with yellowfins and blackfins. Thanks to Kelly and the gang!
Only two of us fished today, and it was a little sporty, but we managed to limit out on kings anyway.
We had a good bit of wind to deal with, but once we got offshore, we had down current which helped keep the seas to a manageable size. The other boat went a little further off, while we stuck with the plan of searching out some kings. We had a steady bite along until we had our limit on trolling gear. I never found a spot where they were bunched up good enough to live bait. I did hear of a few yellowfins caught on the other boat.
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