Jigging Hatteras w/pics and video!!

Discussion in 'Jigging and Popping' started by Chumlord, Feb 8, 2009.

  1. Chumlord

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    Saw a weather window developing early in the week Hamish, JC, Robert and I decided we would head south to try our luck at jigging. Got a call from “Jet Ski Brian”, he had the same idea and we figured we would buddy boat/ski down to Hatteras. Got down there Friday night and made our preps. Watched the water temps at Diamond shoals and thought it was a bit cold for the Blackfins so we headed to the Rockpile and figured we would run north to the 230 rocks after the day warmed up, Wx permitting. The forecast was a bit off and it breezed up considerably sooner that expected and with SW at 20 kts and solid 4 to 5 footers with a 2 foot wind chop we stayed put and played with the AJs. When it was ove we boated at least 50 AJs up to 45 lbs several big Sea Bass, one red Grouper, several sharks one being a four foot Mako and several FAs.

    Water temp was 67.2 with the break just west of the Rockplie. Seven to nine ounce jigs, color didn’t matter on 65 to 80 lb braid with 60 lb fluorocarbon wind on leaders. Speed jigging through the marks produced the biggest fish.

    Great fishing with Jet Ski Brian, East Infection, Old Salt, Ben and Tat Tuna!!!

    Insane day on the water!!!

    Thanks to JC, Robert, Hamish and “Jet Ski Brian” !!!

    VIDEO LINK:
    http://www.chumlordfishing.com/movies/jigging09.mov


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  2. spineyman

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    That is some fine sea bass, all the fish are great but those sea bass wow.
     

  3. YMMV

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    Looks like it was a great day out for you guys! Thanks for sharing. Great pics!
     
  4. Bellyups

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    Wow!! Great trip!
     
  5. jiggawhat

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    man that jetski fishing looks fun.Would love to give that a shot.
     
  6. Castmaster

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    Wow awesome! Is that a 750 or 950SSM?
     
  7. asian fhb

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    Thats a Penn 750 stock.
     
  8. Castmaster

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    Thanks bro. I might just take my 750SSM on my next trip.
     
  9. bigscrnman

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    those seabass are UNREAL, usually saw them off NE Fla in winter, but not normally that big! Great pic!!!
     
  10. rtran

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    very nice pictures
     
  11. Fish'nFool

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    Jigging from a jet ski, now that is crazy! I'll be down in OI in a few months can't wait. Great pics guys!
     
  12. Bolo

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    Nice report. :)

    How big is your Outrage? How do you like during rough days?
     
  13. Chumlord

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    She is a 240 Outrage and she rides better and drier than most boats in the 28 foot class. She is a rock solid fishing platform that rode in at 24 kts in 3 - 5 foot with a 2 foot wind chop blowing 20 plus from the SW. I am not bragging... I am still, after five years always amazed at the boat. I wouldn't hesitate to buy another. Incredible machines.
     
  14. captdon

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    GREAT PHOTOS. THE VIDEO IS OFF THE HOOK. LOOKS LIKE YOU ARE USING SOME OF THE NEW JIGS FROM JERK THAT JIG. I HEAR THE CHARTER CAPTAINS DOWN IN HATTERAS LOVE THEM. I TALKED TO CAPTAIN JIM ON THE MARLIN MANIA OUT OF TEACHS LAIR AND HE SAID THAT THEY ARE HIS GO TO LURES.
     
  15. Chumlord

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    They were in fact new jigs from "Jerk that jig" They worked well I need to get some more. Find them at.

    Zen Cart!, The Art of E-commerce

    Thanks for the compliments!!!
     
  16. Bolo

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    She is a 240 Outrage and she rides better and drier than most boats in the 28 foot class. She is a rock solid fishing platform that rode in at 24 kts in 3 - 5 foot with a 2 foot wind chop blowing 20 plus from the SW. I am not bragging... I am still, after five years always amazed at the boat. I wouldn't hesitate to buy another. Incredible machines.

    Thanks for the info. I have been looking at the Grady White 257 Advantage and the Boston Whaler Outrage. Have you ever ridden in a Grady White? I will get a closer look this weekend at the Miami Boat Show. :)
     
  17. lordhell

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    Thanks for the info. I have been looking at the Grady White 257 Advantage and the Boston Whaler Outrage. Have you ever ridden in a Grady White? I will get a closer look this weekend at the Miami Boat Show. :)

    From my research, I would recommend going with the Whaler Outrage as their construction quality is much higher than Grady. The whaler is a 3 piece design, while I am not 100% sure, the Grady may be a 2 piece. Boston whalers keep their value over time very well. You just can't go wrong with that Outrage, one sweet ride.
     
  18. Bolo

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    Thank you for the info Lordhell. :)