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Anyone seen bluefin tuna feeding on top near Beaufort inlet?
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Originally Posted by brcarls View Post
Anyone seen bluefin tuna feeding on top near Beaufort inlet?
Way too early.
Old 11-10-2019, 04:14 PM
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Thats what I thought, but I saw a report from a flyfishing guide saying he saw BFT skying. Just looking for a sanity check.
Old 11-10-2019, 04:26 PM
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Water is way too warm.
Old 11-10-2019, 05:19 PM
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Originally Posted by vettnman View Post
Way too early.
Originally Posted by JoCo34 View Post
Water is way too warm.
Wrong, they are around
Old 11-10-2019, 05:30 PM
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Originally Posted by T-bone123 View Post




Wrong, they are around
great!!!
Old 11-10-2019, 05:31 PM
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Yep. A couple caught.
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Amazing to me what less daylight does. Unbelievable

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Either 2015 or 2016 we had one in our baits while king fishing on Halloween day at east rock out of bogue inlet.
Old 11-11-2019, 04:23 PM
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One was hooked today kingfishing. Chased him for a while but couldn’t do anything with it with king gear
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Do they normally follow the whales? Just curious because I saw video off Surside Beach last week of a large whale feeding. Makes me wonder if there could be bluefin closer than we think. But I know nothing about BFT except what I see on TV.
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Originally Posted by 1995cat View Post
Do they normally follow the whales? Just curious because I saw video off Surside Beach last week of a large whale feeding. Makes me wonder if there could be bluefin closer than we think. But I know nothing about BFT except what I see on TV.
I dont think they are necessarily following the whales, but the whales just happen to be where the cold water and bait is.

We've seen people catching them in 30-45 feet of water out of Carolina beach inlet the last few years in a row.
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Originally Posted by 1995cat View Post
Do they normally follow the whales? Just curious because I saw video off Surside Beach last week of a large whale feeding. Makes me wonder if there could be bluefin closer than we think. But I know nothing about BFT except what I see on TV.
no clue but we did have a whale less than a mile off the beach Friday while getting bait and the bluefin was hooked 3mi offshore on Saturday
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Was casting at them the other day. They went off hard at the rock jetty yesterday morning at first light on shad. Two 60"ers were trolled up on Joe Shutes. Plenty around
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Originally Posted by brcarls View Post
Thats what I thought, but I saw a report from a flyfishing guide saying he saw BFT skying. Just looking for a sanity check.
maybe the guide meant blackfin tuna??
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Originally Posted by Lookout5000 View Post
maybe the guide meant blackfin tuna??
Nope. As a matter of fact one of the charter captains caught one of the BLUEfin. Picture is on his Facebook count.
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sorry. easdropping northerner.

the school fish should be down there. big schools of 40” fish blew thru NY and NJ last two weeks of october. still some around but the bigger schools got pushed S by schools of 400# fish that started coming in the last week or so.
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I saw them on 10/12, 100% certainty.
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Originally Posted by Nicknotsebastian View Post
sorry. easdropping northerner.

the school fish should be down there. big schools of 40” fish blew thru NY and NJ last two weeks of october. still some around but the bigger schools got pushed S by schools of 400# fish that started coming in the last week or so.

The school fish usually stop around Oregon Inlet. We see very few if any south of there.
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Originally Posted by llord View Post
Amazing to me what less daylight does. Unbelievable
I tend to drink more

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