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06-14-2019, 06:20 AM
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From NWS Wakefield... free, but good info behind...

From NWS Wakefield... free, but good info behind the numbers
From Friday night into Saturday, the sfc (https://forecast.weather.gov/glossary.php?word=sfc) high will be over the
area and this will...
06-13-2019, 07:55 AM
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Views: 4,767
Posted By Capt. Ahab

It looks better the further south you go. Iím...

It looks better the further south you go. Iím still planning to run out of Rudee and head SE and hopefully find an eddy over the shelf. Doubtful for getting a sat shot today with the clouds but...
06-12-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,767
Posted By Capt. Ahab

looking for a HO out of Rudee for Saturday. Clean...

looking for a HO out of Rudee for Saturday. Clean out your PM box.
06-12-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,767
Posted By Capt. Ahab

Windguru Saturday for the Triple Zeroes (south of...

Windguru Saturday for the Triple Zeroes (south of Cigar / Buoy 44014)
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06-11-2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,767
Posted By Capt. Ahab

Itís a narrow window for sure. Looks to get worse...

Itís a narrow window for sure. Looks to get worse as you get further north. Iím thinking about a Saturday run from Rudee - 27í CC. Anyone else?
05-15-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 660
Posted By Capt. Ahab

A Hawaiian explained it to me. There was an old...

A Hawaiian explained it to me. There was an old man who lived near a north shore surfing beach on Oahu. He had lost his middle three fingers in a sawmill accident. He would catch boys skipping school...
05-15-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 22,129
Posted By Capt. Ahab

What size braid and how much of it do yíall put...

What size braid and how much of it do yíall put on spinning reels? I just put 40# diamond braid on a Spheros 6000SW but was only able to fit about 180 yds. Should I drop down to 30# braid to achieve...
04-16-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,336
Posted By Capt. Ahab

Cobbs Creek as well! Teal Cape Horn 27 on the...

Cobbs Creek as well! Teal Cape Horn 27 on the west side of the creek across from the condos. You?
04-13-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,336
Posted By Capt. Ahab

My dad keeps his boat on the Piankatank River...

My dad keeps his boat on the Piankatank River (about halfway between the Potomac and CBBT on the western side). We did a trip to the shelf, Memorial Day 2017. 200 mile round trip in a 27í center...
04-06-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,952
Posted By Capt. Ahab

This topic gets brought up so much it ought to be...

This topic gets brought up so much it ought to be a sticky. I only run a short (25í) mono windon with a spliced end loop in 2 specific instances. One is on my TLD25s setup for marlin fishing. They...
04-06-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,952
Posted By Capt. Ahab

My 50Ws and 30Ws are setup with hollow braid >...

My 50Ws and 30Ws are setup with hollow braid > 100 yard 80# mono topshot. For spreader bars, chains, birds, etc, I have a permanent spot swivel on each rig that I crimp the mono topshot to.
03-27-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,766
Posted By Capt. Ahab

I wouldnít do it for two reasons. 1, I want a...

I wouldnít do it for two reasons. 1, I want a swivel somewhere in the rig for line twist. 2, if I wanted to change skirt color or go naked, Iíd have to cut the leader at the hook end, thread on a...
03-05-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 779
Posted By Capt. Ahab

Iím a big fan of the twisty leader. My popping...

Iím a big fan of the twisty leader. My popping rods all have hollow core braid with the spliced end loop. Attached to that is a short section (4-5í) of 130# braid with end loops at each end, and...
03-03-2019, 06:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,968
Posted By Capt. Ahab

First photo shows the clips and the different...

First photo shows the clips and the different sized holes. I think I use a variety of spro swivels. Just get a few swivels and match them to a drill bit and carefully drill out the clip. Itís easy....
03-03-2019, 05:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,968
Posted By Capt. Ahab

I havenít actually used it offshore, but Iíve...

I havenít actually used it offshore, but Iíve figured it out here in the Bay. I have an old senator filled with 80# braid and three swivels. Tie a large swivel at the end of the line. Tie on 60...
02-23-2019, 07:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,478
Posted By Capt. Ahab

I donít have a diagram, but hereís how I do it....

I donít have a diagram, but hereís how I do it. Set a spreader bar down the middle where the prop wash begins to clear. Set my short riggers a little closer to the boat. Set the long riggers a little...
Forum: The Carolinas
02-20-2019, 07:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,076
Posted By Capt. Ahab

Single hook, mustard 7692 9/0 for medium hoo.

Single hook, mustard 7692 9/0 for medium hoo.
02-19-2019, 07:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,644
Posted By Capt. Ahab

This is genius - one reel to accomplish two...

This is genius - one reel to accomplish two totally different purposes, just by removing the top shot.
02-19-2019, 03:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 475
Posted By Capt. Ahab

thats helpful. I would rig it as described above...

thats helpful. I would rig it as described above but the chugged head has a concave face and it would impede the hook action. Iíll give it the minimum length of mono so it can freely swing and...
02-18-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 475
Posted By Capt. Ahab

Chugger head & ringer swivel

When rigging a circle hook ballyhoo with a chugger head and ringer swivel, how much space do you leave between the face of the chugger and the swivel? I assume there should be 1" or so of free space...
Forum: The Carolinas
02-13-2019, 07:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 837
Posted By Capt. Ahab

Any of these options have (reasonably) secure...

Any of these options have (reasonably) secure boat parking for a 28í CC? Or is Hanbury storage a much better solution for keeping the boat overnight?
02-01-2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 524
Views: 115,862
Posted By Capt. Ahab

The OI fleet catches tuna all winter long when...

The OI fleet catches tuna all winter long when they can get out the inlet. Right now thereís 69 degree water between the fingers and the Canyon, I would imagine there are some tuna in there. The...
01-30-2019, 02:13 PM
Replies: 524
Views: 115,862
Posted By Capt. Ahab

Anyone trying to fish this weekend? Thereís a...

Anyone trying to fish this weekend? Thereís a plume of warm water just E of the Norfolk canyon and waves at 1 to 3 on Saturday and Sunday.
01-24-2019, 04:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 715
Posted By Capt. Ahab

Bluefins may pass thru moving north from the OBX....

Bluefins may pass thru moving north from the OBX. I believe the state record was caught a few years ago in April. Yellowfins and dolphin may make an appearance in early May if you get a warm eddy...
01-23-2019, 04:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 838
Posted By Capt. Ahab

Rubbing alcohol and cotton balls keep fluoro...

Rubbing alcohol and cotton balls keep fluoro looking fresh. Iíve seen mates at OI and HI wiping down leaders on the ride out to the Stream.
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