The Carolinas - OI Report 07-07-07 with a Whitey

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HeadHunt
07-08-2007, 09:55 PM
What a day. The plan was for tuna but they didn't cooperate. I headed out with fellow THT'er tunateaser (Alex) and two of his buddies, Freeman and Elliot. We left Prates Cove at 5:30am and found nice seas for the 39 mile run to the 700/100 line. After beating that area for two hours with no signs of life we decided to head up the beach 15 miles to the 760/200. We immediately saw tuna busting sporadically but could not get a knockdown. After a few small mahi we had a whitey hit the spread. We leadered him after about a 10 minute fight and he tossed the hook while we were going after his bill boatside. He put on a show for us. I managed to get some nice pics.


That was the first billfish from my boat and I owe allot thanks to Alex and the rest of the crew, Elliot and Free .

Now, I have a whole week in Hatters to catch a sail or whatever.

Check this link in the Sportfishing section for pics.

http://www.thehulltruth.com/forums/thread-view.asp?tid=159825



Enjoy, wish I had more time for details...but... Later.

Alan


Southern Fried
07-08-2007, 10:07 PM
Persistence will Prevail Alan.

Way to go Guys :thumbsup:

jre86
07-08-2007, 10:38 PM
Congratulations on the white! We left OI at around 5:30 and went to the 530 line. We found a decent weedline and caught some bailers. The weedline started to break up around 10 so we started trolling and looking for another weedline when tuna started busting the water around us. We had two hit the spread at the same time, but we lost one pretty quick and the other leader broke when the fish was within one foot of the gaff. We trolled the rest of the day and picked up two gaffer dolphin.


HeadHunt
07-08-2007, 11:12 PM
jre86 - 7/8/2007 9:38 PM

Congratulations on the white! We left OI at around 5:30 and went to the 530 line. We found a decent weedline and caught some bailers. The weedline started to break up around 10 so we started trolling and looking for another weedline when tuna started busting the water around us. We had two hit the spread at the same time, but we lost one pretty quick and the other leader broke when the fish was within one foot of the gaff. We trolled the rest of the day and picked up two gaffer dolphin.

Thanks alot. The white made the day. It was alot of fun. I heard some reports of a scattered tuna bite around the point as well as way up the beach around the 800 line. The water was hot where we were ....82 degrees. Later on I heard some guys in shallow water with a bite or two around 30 fathoms.

Alan

vettnman
07-08-2007, 11:31 PM
congrats on the whitey alan. I bet that was a sight. Too bad about the tuna bite, but, you know what they say it ain't catchin, it's fishing.. Seriously though, major congrats on that marlin

TunaTeaser1
07-09-2007, 02:40 AM
Hey that boat looks familiar...
I'll be damned if that dirty white one didn't crash the spread like he meant business. Flat line #1 goes zzzzz but we get to it ain't nothing there. By the time we put it in free spoool.... NOTHIN...( wow I just ruined my day). Ooops wait we have another flat line and he's hungry oregon inlet style. Stuck the hook and that's all she wrote. Tried to pull her in the boat but as luck has it the damn thing broke off when i reached for the bill. Oh well, no biggie it is what it is and we caught a white tuna fishin, who whada guessed? That made our day and I had a goood time, thanks again Alan.
-Alex

dawiggs
07-09-2007, 07:42 AM
Alan,
Good to meet you. Congrats on the White.
We left Broad Creek at 5:15 and made a hard right at the Inlet and went down to the 250 below the Tower. Found a weed line and caught what Dolphin we wanted early and then went deep water and had a Sailfish crash the baits but not hooked. That was it for us. Pretty water at 87.5*. Lots of current made it tough to troll south so worked back ne to the 500, but nothing....

Again, Congrats ..

HOTSPOT
07-09-2007, 08:16 AM
Way to go dude! :thumbsup:

HeadHunt
07-09-2007, 10:40 PM
dawiggs - 7/9/2007 6:42 AM

Alan,
Good to meet you. Congrats on the White.
We left Broad Creek at 5:15 and made a hard right at the Inlet and went down to the 250 below the Tower. Found a weed line and caught what Dolphin we wanted early and then went deep water and had a Sailfish crash the baits but not hooked. That was it for us. Pretty water at 87.5*. Lots of current made it tough to troll south so worked back ne to the 500, but nothing....

Again, Congrats ..


Sounds like you guys did better than most. I can't believe you ran that far down the beach. No wonder I couldn't reach you on the radio. You had to be at least 40 miles from me.

It was a nice day on the water but it had to be the hottest day I have fished offshore.

Later



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