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Forum: The Carolinas
03-21-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,452
Posted By xfernal

Oh how I miss this buoy. Looks like she's...

Oh how I miss this buoy.

Looks like she's around 1,500 miles from home now.
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Forum: The Carolinas
03-20-2019, 09:45 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 18,837
Posted By xfernal

Anyone been using the NOAA HF Radar...

Anyone been using the NOAA HF Radar (https://hfradar.ndbc.noaa.gov/index.php?s=41025) for reading currents? A buddy showed it to me and I had never seen it. You can change it to knots and see the...
Forum: The Carolinas
03-08-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 18,837
Posted By xfernal

Post Yes it was. Laid out nicely in the afternoon too....

Yes it was. Laid out nicely in the afternoon too. Picked up a little after midnight. This morning there was 2.5 knots of current and a little choppy, so after we caught another box of Blueline Tiles...
Forum: The Carolinas
03-08-2019, 05:03 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 18,837
Posted By xfernal

Just got back from an overnight commercial trip....

Just got back from an overnight commercial trip. There was 0.5 to 1 knot of current in the deep all day yesterday. Started the morning looking for Goldens. After the sun got up, we found them. Here's...
Forum: The Carolinas
02-26-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 18,837
Posted By xfernal

Hopped on a commercial boat this morning. 3-4...

Hopped on a commercial boat this morning. 3-4 knots of current nearly everywhere in the deep today. Was a little choppy this morning, but laid down nice after lunch. Tried for a Golden, but just too...
Forum: The Carolinas
02-23-2019, 07:59 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 18,837
Posted By xfernal

Yes, very noisy with a couple dropping at the...

Yes, very noisy with a couple dropping at the same time. Love the silence of the Electramate Brute 2000 though. :grin:



Snowys I can see on bottom. I'm ideally looking for a triangle of fish,...
Forum: The Carolinas
02-23-2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 18,837
Posted By xfernal

That's why I said "with fillet gloves". I have...

That's why I said "with fillet gloves". I have never burned my thumb with them on. Freespooling with clicker works great once you get it past the main current in the first few hundred feet down....
Forum: The Carolinas
02-22-2019, 08:40 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 18,837
Posted By xfernal

I am not familiar with the Diawa 1200mj, but I...

I am not familiar with the Diawa 1200mj, but I always keep it in gear till I get the weight and bait over the side of boat. Then take it out of gear and with fillet gloves, while keeping my thumb on...
Forum: The Carolinas
02-21-2019, 04:15 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,867
Posted By xfernal

There are many states that do this for certain...

There are many states that do this for certain species. I fished in Oregon a couple years ago for King Salmon and the tag had to be on the fish and the ticket filled out immediately after putting it...
Forum: The Carolinas
02-21-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,867
Posted By xfernal

Yes, the MRIP data is based on those surveys. The...

Yes, the MRIP data is based on those surveys. The old algorithm was so bad, Congress forced them to change it. They had to re-estimate all the recreational catch estimates. It is still bad and I have...
Forum: The Carolinas
02-21-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,867
Posted By xfernal

"After their first year of life, male southern...

"After their first year of life, male southern flounders spend most of their lives offshore, seldom venturing into estuaries and bays. Gulf flounders, especially males, seldom venture into inshore...
Forum: The Carolinas
02-21-2019, 02:47 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,867
Posted By xfernal

Rick, thanks for providing some of the data....

Rick, thanks for providing some of the data. Unfortunately we both know how flawed the MRIP data is and to show a comparison between it and the commercial sector can be misleading. Regardless, I...
Forum: The Carolinas
02-21-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 18,837
Posted By xfernal

We bought a condo in Slash Creek. Definitely. I...

We bought a condo in Slash Creek. Definitely. I should be around most of March as weather allows. Got a quick trip to Tampa planned, but otherwise I should be fishing.
Forum: The Carolinas
02-21-2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,269
Posted By xfernal

They are there. Here is a high level and a lower...

They are there. Here is a high level and a lower level example.

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.thehulltruth.com-vbulletin/1920x1080/mhc_out_b70445bdc01bcd8c8f93582449d9e4897bc8db13.jpg
High...
Forum: The Carolinas
02-20-2019, 07:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 801
Posted By xfernal

Feel free to give me a call when you get in town....

Feel free to give me a call when you get in town. I'll be glad to let you know the current route. My advice for anyone reading this thread, don't take for granted even yesterdays route in Hatteras....
Forum: The Carolinas
02-20-2019, 07:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,078
Posted By xfernal

Just to clarify, Daddy Mac Lures officially...

Just to clarify, Daddy Mac Lures officially started in 2013. They were one of our first sponsors on Fishing Status. The Dad, "Daddy Mac", and his son Jack were/are commercial fishermen for striped...
Replies: 29
Views: 1,675
Posted By xfernal

Yes. It will let you draw a box around waypoints...

Yes. It will let you draw a box around waypoints and from there you can copy and delete as needed.
Forum: The Carolinas
02-20-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 801
Posted By xfernal

It is a long time till April. Last week the short...

It is a long time till April. Last week the short short cut that hugs the beach was accessible. The long way has its own issues, but mainly after the turn on the backside of the reef when heading...
Replies: 29
Views: 1,675
Posted By xfernal

More examples from the last week. ...

More examples from the last week.

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.thehulltruth.com-vbulletin/1920x1080/crystal_river_garmin_2e59676a96845cddae5d198d67079e257489f0bb.jpg
Crystal River, FL - 50...
Forum: The Carolinas
02-20-2019, 11:59 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 18,837
Posted By xfernal

Very interesting. Seems like it could hinder the...

Very interesting. Seems like it could hinder the bite with this method, but I guess they have had some success.

I think I am going to try something different this year. On the drop line for the...
Forum: The Carolinas
02-20-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 18,837
Posted By xfernal

As offshore3144 says, they can be found in rocky...

As offshore3144 says, they can be found in rocky areas, but are burrowed in under the rocks. I got a good ledge offshore of 280 Rocks that is rocky on the top, but gets muddy as it goes down. The...
Forum: The Carolinas
02-20-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 18,837
Posted By xfernal

Color palettes are different for each machine....

Color palettes are different for each machine. The thicker the band is, the more dense the bottom.. A lot of times I will see hard bottom on top of a ledge, and as it goes down you will see it is...
Forum: The Carolinas
02-20-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 18,837
Posted By xfernal

Wreckfish are mainly found around shipwrecks and...

Wreckfish are mainly found around shipwrecks and vertical structures like ledges and rocks.I believe more are found in the 150-300 fathom range, but have heard as shallow as 100 fathoms and as deep...
Forum: The Carolinas
02-17-2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 18,837
Posted By xfernal

1/0 or 2/0 is what I prefer for Triggerfish. ...

1/0 or 2/0 is what I prefer for Triggerfish.



I believe BSB is closed north of the 400 line above the Diamond Shoals Tower. Or was last week anyway. Caught these below the line last week....
Forum: The Carolinas
02-17-2019, 06:01 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 18,837
Posted By xfernal

Never heard of the Australian method. Any links...

Never heard of the Australian method. Any links you can provide?
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