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oorah
11-27-2007, 07:04 PM
I know this is going to sound a little strange, but I am just tired of fishin by myself. :banghead: I invite buddies to go (free of charge) and it is always same thing. Man I would go, but!!!!!!! Of the 20 or so times I have gone this season, I bet 12 of them were solo. My wife has gone with me a couple of times but she can't tolerate much more than a 2ft sea. And here is the real kicker. I have the perfect set-up. My 23footer sits in dry stack @ 70 west. One phone call and an hour later, bam I'm wet. I spent a small king's ransome on goooood equipment and most of the time it is collecting dust. I'm not looking for a best buddy situation, but someone who would like toGO FISHIN SOMETIME!!!!! (Boy I feel better) :tht_rulez:


gator05301
11-28-2007, 04:12 AM
I hear ya; being new to the area and a ways away from the coast (Raleigh) it's been a chore for me finding people who are serious and consistent. I just didn't get much fishing in this year because its just not feasible to load up, drive to the coast, fish alone (or with those who aren't really into it/get seasick, etc), clean up and drive back to Raleigh. Frustrating it is.

vettnman
11-28-2007, 05:28 AM
anytime you need a fishing partner that'll help out with the gas and cleanup, let me know. I know some guys have posted on here that they had a open spot and usually fill it in a couple of days. I have gone out with a couple of guys like that this year, and was very grateful. Try it, I don't think you'll fish alone for long.


hblac
11-28-2007, 05:37 AM
Getting fishable weather to match up with my work or honey-do schedule is just as hard. There have been several great trips I missed because I had to be somewhere else. Bummer!

gary240
11-28-2007, 07:51 AM
hblac - 11/28/2007 5:37 AMGetting fishable weather to match up with my work or honey-do schedule is just as hard. There have been several great trips I missed because I had to be somewhere else. Bummer!

i know the feeling!

beachnut53
11-28-2007, 08:03 AM
try looking at some of the local fishing clubs
Raleigh has: Raleigh Salt Water Fishing Club

Where you fish locally will most have a fishing club. I joined one in Wilmington NC ( Cape Fear Blue Water Fishing Club) and have met some really good fishing buddies there. These clubs are formed for that purpose as well as being introduced to others that fish for safety in numbers on the water.

good luck.

Jetty Jay
11-28-2007, 08:24 AM
I have had the same problem. My wife went twice and became sick sea. So she is out. I fish solo about 50% of the time. My brother comes down to visit a few times a year and we go when he is here. My kids are living in other states so they rarely get to fish with me. I have two buddies that I take out on a semi regular basis (actually friends of my stepson's) But they are young, unreliable, always late to the dock and always broke, so sometimes I opt to go solo. I do take my dog (Snickers) she loves to go. But I understand your frustration. I also pick my day's weather wise and sea wise, so I go at a spur of the moment. And that generally means going solo. I have had great solo trips, but it's always' better to have a crew. I am self employed, semi retired. I go when I want if the weather is right, most of my friends work full time and are not die hard fisherman. Fortunately I have a slip, so I do not have to mess with putting the boat in. I generally fish 20- 30 miles out from my inlet. I would prefer fishing with a few reliable, competent buddies my own age but haven't had the good fortune of finding any. I don't fish too much during the real cold months. I might go if a real nice day comes along during the winter. I keep my boat in the water year round. I generally troll for kings and the occasional sail or dolphin. Which is another obstacle, most my friends want to bottom fish. I like to troll. So for now it is me and Snickers. ~JJ~

rcs1039
11-28-2007, 11:24 AM
I'm ready to go. Missed fishing yesterday (Wed.) because I did not want to go alone. I know I missed Mr Drum. And it was a nice day.

bigfishhooker
11-28-2007, 11:57 AM
Jay...you driving that blue Hydra Sports in Harborgate Marina?

I drove by over the Holiday to check out the scene.....

Agreed on the fishing solo...I just purchased a new center console and storing in WILM; I have been left hi and dry with some friends. Deciding on finding some new friends!

vettnman
11-28-2007, 12:12 PM
Me, me, me! lol. IF anybody needs a fishing partner with some experince within 2 hrs of the beach, I will be there. I know what you guys are talking about. I used to have the same problem when I had my boat, and now looking back. Anybody who turns down a fishing trip is just plain crazy IMHO.

Jetty Jay
11-28-2007, 03:40 PM
Yeah, thats me at Harbour Gate, I try to go out at least once a week weather permitting. The kings are further offshore now. Around the Atlantic ledge, roughly 30 miles from my inlet. So I look for the warmer days and light seas for a thirty mile ride for kings that I was nailing just outside the inlet a month ago. When I get a warmer than usual day with light seas I cant resist. I might try my hand at the bluefins this year. I have the gear, and I saw a few schools of big BFT near shore last winter, while I was chasing kings. Maybe we can get together and chase down a BFT. ~JJ~

Squid Row
11-28-2007, 04:43 PM
Oorah (jimmy?),
If you find yourself in that situation and want to take one of our troops fishing, visit the take a hero forum on the MAD site. We'll match up a marine, coastie, airman, soldier or someone in the navy to go with you

Click on the banner in my sig line if you are interested in this.

Otherwise, post up when you have an open spot and someone will join up with you. There is always someone looking to go

jimbau
11-28-2007, 06:38 PM
Let me know if you want to get together for a trip sometime. I met my fishing buddy doing the exact same thing that you are doing and we fish together a good bit now. I just moved here a couple of years ago and love continuing to learn the fishery. I have done a decent amount of king fishing, some bottom fishing, and some inshore stuff. I would love to get out sometime and try to hook into something. I teach school so weekends are good for me. Let me know.

James
(252)808-7162
jimbau@rocketmail.com

oorah
11-28-2007, 07:24 PM
I appreciate everybody's responses to my dilema. If any of you mugs want to go sometime you e-mail me john@ sandslandscapemgmt.com or call 9197305954.. :thumbsup: :tht_rulez:

reel fishaholic
11-28-2007, 07:52 PM
Might help to list what port you are going out of. Usually there are plenty of guys looking for a ride.

oorah
11-28-2007, 07:58 PM
Sorry about that. I fish out of Morehead & keep my ride @ 70west(04 234 Cobia)

GFerrell
11-29-2007, 07:33 AM
Its also nice to buddy up 2 boats for safety reasons since we most of us don't have 40+ footers. If its a blue bird day I like to go to blue water and fell safer with 2 boats fishing.

thubert57
11-30-2007, 06:07 AM
beachnut53 - 11/28/2007 8:03 AM

try looking at some of the local fishing clubs
Raleigh has: Raleigh Salt Water Fishing Club

Where you fish locally will most have a fishing club. I joined one in Wilmington NC ( Cape Fear Blue Water Fishing Club) and have met some really good fishing buddies there. These clubs are formed for that purpose as well as being introduced to others that fish for safety in numbers on the water.

good luck.

When I lived in Raleighwood I was a member of the Raleigh Salt Water Fishing Club. This is one FINE organization, I met some good guys there, they do a lot of things and have some great speakers at the meetings. They used to have a booth at the boat shows and they have a website.

polecat1
12-01-2007, 05:49 PM
the raleigh sportfishing club is a good club to join if you want someone to fish with. I'm a member and fish when I can. my ride is a 172 seahunt and have been offshore for about 18 miles on it. you really have to watch the weather to go out in it. the 23ft. is nice but the gas is too rough for me. I fished one time with my neighbor trolling for kings and my share of the gas was too steep for me. maybe thats the reason you are having problems getting someone to fish with on a regular basis. I'm on a fixed income and love to fish more than my pocket book can afford. just something to think about when you're looking for a fishing partner. If you just need someone to go for your safety and can run your boat to bring you home, say so and I'm sure you can find someone that will go when you need them. not trying to preach here. just don't have that kind of money. I love to fish

robbiedon
12-01-2007, 07:55 PM
Just keep posting here and follow Squid Row's advice. There are a lot of service guys that will gladly fish with you. I would love to join you sometime. Like others have said it seems to have been really hard lately to match weather and opportunity.

DogTired
12-05-2007, 02:14 PM
Put me on the list. I have a '08 28 footer sitting on a lift in OIB. I can usually go on a moments notice.

I'll share (you share) fuel, etc with anyone that knows fishing like I do, and I definately know enough to be dangerous.

If we fish together once and get along, you are at the top of my call list if I've been on fish or hve a good prospect.

I would really like to fish with someone that knows the further offshore stuff well...especially Grouper and Wahoo. ( I can catch some kings about anytime I go out.)

PM me if interested. My boat or yours.

I don't have many rules on my boat, except for capable people being serious about fishing.



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