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Outer Banks Fishing Report - October 2011
We caught some live bait this morning and headed out for some light tackle action!
Everybody that knows me knows how much I love fall fishing. Part of the reason for that is kings. There is nothing we do quite like live bait kingfishing. We caught some bait this morning and headed on out. Once the kings started biting, it was as fast as you could go till we ran out of bait. Fortunately they were biting dead ballyhoos as well, so we were able to catch the five that we needed for a limit, after we ran out of live bait. I had some old friends on board today, who used to fish with my dad, so they invited him along as well. It was fun to see my dad bend a pole on a big king mackerel! The biggest fish earned a citation at 36 pounds, good job Brandon. At one point a small school of bailer dolphin hopped in, but we weren't rigged up too good for them, but we did catch three! The boats that fished offshore further had excellent wahoo fishing, some had limits. Thanks again Doug and Judy for a great day of fishing!
Today we survived a choppy northeaster, had a bunch of bites and caught a few nice fish!
The choppy conditions didn't help with the bite/catch ratio, in fact it was terrible today. We landed three out of thirteen wahoo bites, and one yellowfin tuna. We had plenty of action but just weren't able to capitalize on most of our bites. One of our wahoos made the citation weight of 40 pounds, congratulations! Thanks again for fishing with us Miles!
Today the wind breezed up out of the northeast, but we still managed to land three nice wahoo and four blackfins.
It still wasn't what I would call "red hot" fishing, but we had an occasional bite, and when we did, it was a quality bite. I promised my friend Jay that I would mention that we also caught eight big false albacore, even though they aren't pictured. We will cut them up and use them for strip baits for king mackerel. Once again, a pleasure having you on board Scott, and I can't wait for the next trip!
There were only a few of us out today, and everybody else went south. I started in the middle and worked to the east since it sounded kinda scrappy down the line.
We caught one yellowfin, three blackfins and a wahoo in the morning. I made the decision, after a dry spell, to jog further to the east in hopes of finding a good sign of yellowfin, but after a ten mile steam, all I found was lots of current and scattered grass. We didn't have any luck at all up there. The boats to the south wound up scrapping out a handful of tuna and wahoo, so I expect to head that way tomorrow. It was beautiful offshore today!
They are here. Hopefully the kings will stick around past the new year, but every day that I don't have a charter, I hope to be commercial kingfishing.
It was beautiful offshore today. The kings bit good and we wound up with 1400 pounds on the market. plus a couple of nice blackfin tuna, which me, Justin and Freddy will enjoy ourselves. I heard of a few wahoo offshore, some dolphin and a couple of yellowfin.
Kelly Martin, I know you are lickin' your lips!
Today's ride offshore was slow and bouncy due to a southeast swell and a 20+ knot breeze from the east, but once we got offshore, the wahoo fishing was as good as I have ever seen it.
We were the only boat out today, so the radio was quiet, but the reels were screaming! Our batting average was poor due to the rough seas, but we managed to catch our limit (12) of wahoo, out of 35 bites in 3 ½ hours. It was insane. Our biggest earned a citation at 45 pounds, and we had several in the mid to upper 30s. We had a couple of blackfin tuna to throw on the dock as well, and in the afternoon we looked around for some dolphin but the ones we found were pretty small. Thanks Jeff for a great day offshore!
Highway 12 will be open on or before Tuesday, October 11th!
The North carolina Department of Transportation has promised us a road by early next week, so you know what you've gotta do. The fishing is great. Take your pick of dolphin, wahoo, or tuna...just COME! Make a fall offshore fishing trip a priority...JUST DO IT! See you soon!
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