SWELL RIDER..NC HATTERAS REPORT..06/07,08..

Discussion in 'Jigging and Popping' started by Swell Rider, Jun 9, 2009.

  1. Swell Rider

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    With 2009 being a year of ups and downs, bad weather, cancelled charters due to the weather, economy and now a major engine repair my black cloud was in need of a silver lining..Got a call from a few of the boys up north when they heard of the engine issues said they were headed to Hatteras with there new Regulator and asked if Id be interest in jumping onboard for a couple days this mini vacation couldn't have come at a better time..Travis, Mike and Jesse drug the boat down from Jersey saturday night so we met at Teach's Lair sunday morning at 5am..This was a jigging purist trip meaning NO BAIT!!! these guys just love to jig..Spoke with my good buddy Joe Magidino who is one of the best commercial bottom fisherman around and who now lives and fishes out of the OBX figured Id go to the source to see if I should go left or right when I leave the inlet crossed referrenced our info put the # into the machine and it was out the inlet...Lite NE winds, lazy swell and overcast was the call of the day but in 1 hr we were in 45fth and fishing.. It was pretty much lock and load on the first couple spots all the AJ'S you could pull on..It was like this all morning and when the current got the best of us we headed it to the hill since it was a long all night drive for everyone..
    Day 2 After a night of well need sleep we hit the inlet at sunrise and headed to a diffrent area, beautiful morning and another short run to the grounds, no wind and sunny sky's was todays forecast, 45 to 50fths and it was game on right away the bottom was alive with AJ'S, Jumbo Sea Bass, Grouper and of course Sharks it was like fishing at Sea World..There was quite a bit of surface action so we started throwing surface irons and the Mahi and small tuna were all over them..It was run and gun after the fish but just alot of fun...Wrapped it up around 3pm headed her to the hill and a meal at the Sandbar before the long ride home seing I mist the last ceder island ferry..This was a well needed trip for me and now I just have to sit and wait till the Swell Rider is out of the shop and ready to roll again...

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  2. bigscrnman

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    Man, I need to go to NC and fish!
     

  3. Swell Rider

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    How about july! Only time I can't go is the week of the 18th! (taking mamma to the bahamas for the week!)
     
  5. toppuntawong

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  6. Swell Rider

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    July in NC is a good time to fish the bottom..Real mixed bag of fishing if thats what your into..AJ'S are everywhere on all the wrecks as well as Mahi, smaller but plentiful so throwing light surface irons and small poppers can be alot of fun..I don't just target grouper when im fishing since the variety here is endless, just a fun place to fish..
     
  7. bigscrnman

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    Sounds and looks great! I am going to contact a couple of people and see if we can get a trip together, I will pm you for more details. I am assuming a max of six?
     
  8. Swell Rider

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    MAX 4.. ALOT OF ROOM TO FISH WITH 4..
     
  9. kidflex

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    nice catches. def. good eats!
     
  10. Milton

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    PM sent. Address