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Old 07-09-2020, 05:28 PM
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Question Heading Outta Beaufort Inlet - How Far South, Before Turning West?

I'm looking at Active Captain on my laptop. Tomorrow is our last possible day to fish. Monday was a bust. Got towed to Portside Marina and had a new lower unit installed on Tuesday. Fished west of Radio Island and the creek behind Finz on Wednesday, but got nothing but damn lizardfish and undersized BSB.

HOPING to head out just a little bit tomorrow if the seas will let us. We're only in a 20' boat with a 8' beam.

Anyways, I'm curious about getting to the 315 or 320. Buoy 12, 10, or 8 and then hang a right to the west? Charts seem kinda sketchy and was just seeking some real-world knowledge.

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Old 07-09-2020, 05:33 PM
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You could probably turn at 8 and be fine but I’m a good boy with super expensive shafts, struts and props so I try to avoid touching bottom like the plague and don’t turn until 6
Old 07-09-2020, 06:06 PM
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Just stay a few hundred feet off the rock jetty. It’s pretty deep through there.
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You can run the slot between ft. Macon rock jetty and willis lumps. Marked 8’ thru there today. 27’ boat with twins
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Yep. Between the rock jetty and Willis lump. Few hundred feet off the rock jetty and you’ll be fine as said above.
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Hug Macon, split the breakers between Willis's Lumps and the shore, then just be sure not to clip the jetty.

Be careful out there in a 20ft boat tomorrow. No shame in turning back once you hit those first few in the inlet and realize you could stuff the bow in the next one.
Old 07-10-2020, 05:04 AM
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as said above, just go around offshore side of Green # 19 buoy and run off the end of the Jetty, mark your track and run it coming back
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Old 07-10-2020, 05:24 AM
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Rough view of what the posts above suggested
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