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Fishing 6/2/19

Old 06-02-2019, 06:57 PM
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We left out of little river looking for mahi. We didn't have any luck on the mahi and switched to bottom fishing and managed some meat for the freezer. Buoy weather had called for 2 foot swells with light chop in the morning and moderate chop in the afternoon.. We saw some rollers bigger than 2 feet. And that didn't feel like moderate chop. It was more like Judo chop. Judo chop to the neck. Judo chop to the kidney. Judo chop to the nuts. I did get queasy, but fished right through it. We also managed to slip right between the rain and lighting when going through the jetty.





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Old 06-02-2019, 09:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Eightofnine View Post
Buoy weather had called for 2 foot swells with light chop in the morning and moderate chop in the afternoon.. We saw some rollers bigger than 2 feet. And that didn't feel like moderate chop. It was more like Judo chop. Judo chop to the neck. Judo chop to the kidney. Judo chop to the nuts.
This had me laughing for quite a bit, thanks for the report and the laugh... at your nuts’ expense nonetheless
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Old 06-03-2019, 04:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Eightofnine View Post
We left out of little river looking for mahi. We didn't have any luck on the mahi and switched to bottom fishing and managed some meat for the freezer. Buoy weather had called for 2 foot swells with light chop in the morning and moderate chop in the afternoon.. We saw some rollers bigger than 2 feet. And that didn't feel like moderate chop. It was more like Judo chop. Judo chop to the neck. Judo chop to the kidney. Judo chop to the nuts. I did get queasy, but fished right through it. We also managed to slip right between the rain and lighting when going through the jetty.
That was me in the back of your dojo, hombre. Awoke to a sore back this morning. The 0515 run out was about 15-18mph, but seas laid down nicely for low 30's return out to about 12mi, where back down to ~18. Couldn't find a weed line, just a couple spots of scattered bits on the way in around 95ft. Dropped a couple ballyhoo and a shallow diving tuna bait that got hit hard and that was it after a few passes. Picked up a couple big BSB and released a nice AJ for a first timer I brought out. At the Sixty a 3ft Cuda made effortless work of a small BSB at the boat. Oh, and first time for me, I actually puked. Once. Pu c.
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Old 06-03-2019, 05:14 AM
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Darn you SC boys had it rough. Out of Masonboro it was smooth seas all day - at least until around 3:00 but by that time we were almost back at the dock. We managed 8-9 mahi in 200ish feet, five of which were gaffers with some decent size.

Lots of boats out marlin fishing.
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Old 06-03-2019, 05:26 AM
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Originally Posted by Graddy-fied View Post
Darn you SC boys had it rough. Out of Masonboro it was smooth seas all day - at least until around 3:00 but by that time we were almost back at the dock. We managed 8-9 mahi in 200ish feet, five of which were gaffers with some decent size.

Lots of boats out marlin fishing.
Having the protection of the shoals and the orientation of the beach is key. I was at the Carolina Beach Beach Music Festival Saturday and it was slick calm, just like it was last year. I think I've seen it that calm twice in over 15 years of spending lots of time in Long Bay.
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Old 06-03-2019, 09:15 AM
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We were out at the 100/400 all day and it wasn't bad, we left from Holden Beach around 5:45. The wave period was just long enough to avoid an uncomfortable ride. However the last 15 miles or so the secondary waves (chop) seemed to pick up some. There were some occasional larger rollers but I felt like the forecast was pretty accurate. We also missed the thunderstorm that hit Wilmington by a few miles on the way in, and I am glad we did since it looked bad.
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We were out at the 100/400 all day and it wasn't bad, we left from Holden Beach around 5:45. The wave period was just long enough to avoid an uncomfortable ride. However the last 15 miles or so the secondary waves (chop) seemed to pick up some. There were some occasional larger rollers but I felt like the forecast was pretty accurate. We also missed the thunderstorm that hit Wilmington by a few miles on the way in, and I am glad we did since it looked bad.
I ran out of Shallotte Sunday and it was a nice day. Only went 8-10 off to play with kings but nothing but a few long swells in the areas I was.
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The ride out wasn't bad. However, I saw some swells that looked 4 foot and when we were bottom fishing I swore some seemed a little bigger. The ride back is when we got wet, especially, when we were within 30 miles of shore.
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Old 06-04-2019, 07:57 AM
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At least you weren't stuck in land on the Hill.

Keep in mind if the forecast is 2' you can and will see a few waves more than twice the foretasted height, so be prepared.
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You didn't want to keep that rock hind? Pretty tasty!


Good fishing!
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You didn't want to keep that rock hind? Pretty tasty!


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are you referring to those red groupers?
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was going to say the same thing fry them up whole!!! tasty!!!

not red grouper
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Old 06-04-2019, 12:10 PM
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Good on him for not keeping them if he wasn't sure what they were.
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Good on him for not keeping them if he wasn't sure what they were.
Agreed. Can't stand the people who kill a fish and then ask what species it is. Happens almost monthly on this site.
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Old 06-04-2019, 01:35 PM
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Wish I had known. Any size limit on rock Hinds? I thought they were red groupers and had to be 20 inches.
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Wish I had known. Any size limit on rock Hinds? I thought they were red groupers and had to be 20 inches.
No size limit, part of your 3 grouper daily bag limit. The various hind species are easy to mistake for each other. Speckled Hind (white spots) is closed, but red and rock hind (they look really similar) are open.

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Nope, those were legal species
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I just did some picture comparisons online. Dang, I wish I had known. I keep a set of regulations printed out on my boat, but I can't always identify the species. We've thrown back what I believe were almaco jacks, but I could never 100% be sure.
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I couldn’t agree more. It’s a great tool to have, especially with the pictures to use for comparison.
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