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Headed out of Wrightsville beach with high hopes but found the conditions rather unfavorable with tons of current and pretty windy. Managed only one snowy grouper but still plenty of ajs. Largest aj was 101lbs. We normally release the ajs but a mako attacked him and he was dead so we got an official weight. We hooked a 200 plus lb mako which is definitely a first for me but unfortunately he bit through #12 wire. Saw Kilsong out there and they had a better trip. Hopefully he will post up a report. I will post pics of the big aj tomorrow.
 

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I agree, that is a huge AJ!!!! Congratulations!!!

To catch an AJ over 100 lbs on jigs is my main reason to go down there.

Kil, you may have a chance on the Big E in July.

Scott
 

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I caught that fish on my first drop right before you guys got there. It was fighting very strange for an AJ but turns out he had a big mako hot on his tail :eek:. You guys were in the right spot. That is where we have caught all the big AJs. Unfortunately, once again, you did not have very favorable conditions. That amount of current is not typical. You will get your 100lb AJ and that is the spot to do it.
 

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Thanks John!

Bret,
That is the only one that has ever actually been taken on my boat and that was only because it was dead. We put em all back in the drink so we can catch em another day.
 

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I hope you do too Bret. I would say you have a good shot but it is fishing so you never know. I will say out of about a dozen trips to that spot we have caught at least a dozen over 100lbs. On some trips we have caught multiples. IT is always good when you can't pick your arms up after a day of fishing!
 

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What kind of jigs do you use? weight color? i am planning on buying some OTI jigs. any popular colors to suggest i will be trying out of morehead city nc?
 
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