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Monday 3/19 blackfins and sharks

Wednesday March 21st 2012 - 15:00 AM EST
Added by: Jake Hiles



On monday, we had a charter consisting of just two guys. Shane Stremming from Raleigh and his brother in law from Kansas. Tehre were little to no winds all day, but the fog was really bad and made it a nightmare getting out of the inlet in the morning. Hatteras inlet is hard enough to navigate without the fog but we slowly pressed forward and we still made it out early. We went straight to the rocks and put the greenstick out. We had a steady pick at the blackfins and false albacores, we caught an oceanic bonita, and also had a wahoo or two take a swat at the squids dangling from the stick. They missed the baits but I saw one wahoo fly about fifteen feet in the air after the squid. As it got later in the day, the bite turned off for the greenstick. We switched over and started jigging. The jig yielded steady bites on blackfins and false albacore. These guys did a lot of freshawater fishing and were really impressed by the power these tunas had on the jig. Jigging really gives you the full effect of the fish. As we were fighting some of the tunas on jigs, sharks were following our fish up and eating some of them. These guys had to catch some and we switched over and spent the rest of the day fighting some of the big sharks on the rocks. Both guys slept on the ride in and Im sure they were tired of cranking. Between the two of them I think they caught 12 or so blackfins, the same amount of false albacores, and each of them cranked on 2 big sharks. Another pretty day with easy fishing out of hatteras. On a side note, tuesday the wind had turned out of the north and the current had slowed down considerably. We did not have a trip but the boats that fished found very good fishing for yellowfin tuna and bluefin tunas to the north.



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