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Forum: The Carolinas
07-01-2019, 06:04 AM
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Posted By xfernal

Congrats on the Sword. If you stay...

Congrats on the Sword.

If you stay shallower than 135 fathoms, the likelihood of catching a Golden Tile will be very small out of Hatteras, despite what anyone up north or south of Hatteras might...
Forum: The Carolinas
06-20-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 58,005
Posted By xfernal

I have talked with many different fishermen in...

I have talked with many different fishermen in the Mid Atlantic and they indeed do catch more Golden Tiles in shallower water. Obviously the water is a little cooler North of Diamond Shoals, so that...
Forum: The Carolinas
06-20-2019, 01:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 852
Posted By xfernal

Wahoo is the highlight of September. There can...

Wahoo is the highlight of September. There can also be Dolphin and Blackfin in the same grounds. We also get some Sailfish mixed in with the Wahoo as well, along with White Marlin and Blue Marlin in...
Forum: The Carolinas
06-20-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 58,005
Posted By xfernal

Cool. My order from Pinnacle should be here...

Cool. My order from Pinnacle should be here tomorrow. Wife bought me a nice set of trolling rods for our anniversary. Been looking at different sword rods and was curious.

Rosies seem to be all...
Forum: The Carolinas
06-20-2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 58,005
Posted By xfernal

Congrats on getting the first one and a half! Go...

Congrats on getting the first one and a half! Go just a tad deeper in 900+ next time and you will find bigger ones. Guess that will unfortunately be in January before we get to try again,. Tried...
Forum: The Carolinas
06-20-2019, 11:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,834
Posted By xfernal

May fish Saturday, but probably going to wait...

May fish Saturday, but probably going to wait till Sunday. Last week the shortcut was really shallow. Charter boats were kicking up sand and the channel is very narrow, no bigger than their driveway...
Forum: The Carolinas
06-20-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,858
Posted By xfernal

Looking a little closer at this document:...

Looking a little closer at this document: https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/webdam/download/88278499

Black Grouper, Cobia, Golden Tilefish, Greater Amberjack, King Mackerel, Mutton Snapper, Red...
Forum: The Carolinas
06-20-2019, 10:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,785
Posted By xfernal

So glad it is back! This is the first thing I...

So glad it is back! This is the first thing I look at every morning before going out. It had been too long without it.

Looks to me the new location is 6.3 miles NNE of the original location.
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Forum: The Carolinas
06-19-2019, 08:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,011
Posted By xfernal

These are the coordinates that I have. SE...

These are the coordinates that I have.
SE Bottoms #1: N34º 29.700', W77º 02.033' or N34º 29.420', W77º 01.620'
SE Bottoms #2: N34º 30.166', W77º 00.233' or N34º 30.100', W76º 59.740'
SE Bottoms...
Forum: The Carolinas
06-19-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,858
Posted By xfernal

I find it appalling that at least through 2017...

I find it appalling that at least through 2017 the Golden Tile landings estimates were derived from MRFSS data instead of MRIP data.
https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/webdam/download/88278499

"In...
Replies: 11
Views: 1,222
Posted By xfernal

Too much current in the deep on Saturday, so...

Too much current in the deep on Saturday, so drifted the rig over a wreck and caught African Pompano. So they work in the "shallows" as well.
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Forum: The Carolinas
06-11-2019, 06:30 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 58,005
Posted By xfernal

Thanks. They are old window sash weights. They...

Thanks. They are old window sash weights. They work but are rusty and will scratch a pretty boat. Not such a big deal on a commercial rig. On a different note, I picked up a bent stainless steel...
Forum: The Carolinas
06-09-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 58,005
Posted By xfernal

Quick trip yesterday. It was cloudy and rainy but...

Quick trip yesterday. It was cloudy and rainy but hardly any current and the bite was a little slow. Did catch Snowys, Bluelines, Amberjacks, and Sharks. Here is the nicest Snowy of the day.
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Forum: The Carolinas
06-09-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 617
Posted By xfernal

I make custom SD cards for the Garmin in the...

I make custom SD cards for the Garmin in the Carolinas, as well as the rest of the world....
Replies: 11
Views: 1,222
Posted By xfernal

These rigs work. I solely fished this rig...

These rigs work. I solely fished this rig yesterday and caught some nice Snowy Grouper, Blueline Tilefish, Amberjacks, and Sharks.

This was the largest Snowy Grouper of the day.
...
Forum: The Carolinas
06-03-2019, 10:14 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 58,005
Posted By xfernal

Fished deep yesterday in 150-160 fathoms for...

Fished deep yesterday in 150-160 fathoms for Goldens all day. It was nice and flat out there with only 1 knot of current. Found a few nice ones, as well as some medium to smaller ones. Here is one of...
Forum: The Carolinas
06-03-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 58,005
Posted By xfernal

Thanks Grunts N Grits and go fish. I was trying...

Thanks Grunts N Grits and go fish. I was trying to look it up on my phone and only saw the Pacific version. One of the commercial guys here called it a "yellow face tile". I searched for that and...
Forum: The Carolinas
06-01-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 58,005
Posted By xfernal

Kinda slow today, but caught Snowys, Bluelines,...

Kinda slow today, but caught Snowys, Bluelines, Yellowedges, Hake, Blackbelly Rosefish, Mahi, and Eels. Also caught this fish, which looks like a Pacific Goldeneye Tilefish....
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Views: 255,849
Posted By xfernal

Voice mailbox is full.

Voice mailbox is full.
Replies: 204
Views: 29,645
Posted By xfernal

These are what I am using. They will catch...

These are what I am using. They will catch smaller fish too, but still big enough for the giants. ...
Forum: The Carolinas
05-21-2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 31,242
Posted By xfernal

The boat was named Sea Phase, not Southern Cross...

The boat was named Sea Phase, not Southern Cross or Matador. Saw a picture of the stern right before she sank with the name on it. Happened going out the inlet Saturday. There is some debate if it...
Forum: The Carolinas
05-21-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 58,005
Posted By xfernal

Depends on the current, depth, and how many...

Depends on the current, depth, and how many lines, as to what weight is used. Rods with smaller weights drop first most of the time, if there is some current. In 100-150 fathoms and less than 1.5...
Forum: The Carolinas
05-21-2019, 05:55 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 58,005
Posted By xfernal

Caught a box and a half before dark Sunday...

Caught a box and a half before dark Sunday evening. Pushed in and caught Black Sea Bass at night. Stayed a little shallower yesterday due to the current and worked on the Blueline Tiles and smaller...
Forum: The Carolinas
05-21-2019, 05:23 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 31,242
Posted By xfernal

Definitely not 81 feet. 1981 year boat I was told.

Definitely not 81 feet. 1981 year boat I was told.
Forum: The Carolinas
05-21-2019, 05:13 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 31,242
Posted By xfernal

The boat was just a couple miles from the inlet...

The boat was just a couple miles from the inlet when I took that picture. It was getting real close to the shoals when we came back in yesterday, If it gets on the shoals, it will probably break up...
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