The Carolinas - Boat break-in advice
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06-30-2007, 11:58 PM
I'm in the process of getting an '07 Sea Hunt 260 and should be taking delivery around mid-July. I'm just trying to decide what would be some good break-in runs for her. I'll be keeping the boat at Oak Island and thought about running her down to Charleston for a long weekend. Also looking for some good offshore fishing areas to test out the new fishing gear. This will be my first fishing boat, so I've never really messed with the out riggers and down riggers before and just want to get comfortable with the boat and the gear before me and my buddies start making some long off shore trips. Thanks in advance for any advice!
07-01-2007, 08:21 AM
Try www.charlestonfishing.com for the fishing reports, you will get some good info there but be "thick skinned" since some of the guys there can be Aholes sometimes.
What type of fishing have you done and what kind of equipment do you have
07-01-2007, 10:14 AM
My fishing so far has been limited to some bottom fishing up to a couple of miles off shore and trolling for spanish. Currently I'm using a '93 Sea Ray sport boat to fish from, so it's far from an ideal fishing set up. Rod-wise, I have a couple of Penn bottom rods and 4 Penn casting rods that I'm using. Once the boat comes though, I'll be investing in several new rods. The good part is, my buddies that will be fishing with me all have some pretty good rods of their own already. As for the boat, I'm getting 2 Cannon Uni-troll tournament series downriggers and 2 taco 15ft outriggers on her.
This will be a major upgrade in fishing equipment for me, so like I said, I'm just looking for some good places to get used to everything. Figure the best way to learn everything is to read up on it then just get out there and do it.
07-01-2007, 11:10 AM
If you go out of Charleston pick up a Maps Unique. These mark most of the reefs, live bottom and other fishing areas in the Charleston area.
IF you go through the jetties in Charleston there are a couple of good spots to start at, the nearshore reef which is about 2 miles off the end of the N Jetty and then you can run on out about 8-10 more miles and hit the Charleston 60 which is a great bottom fishing spot. Also the shipping channel right out of the jetties holds some decent kings this time of year as well
You are right to read a little and then just get out and go with the trial and error method. Works everytime