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Old 03-26-2004, 01:16 AM
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Just wondering if anyone is planning on going to the Big Rock this Saturday. Weather looks acceptable so far (of course it could change). I'm planning on giving it a try. First trip of the season and would like to have a boat to buddy-up with. I'm a Carolina Classic 25 named Spring Fever out of 70 West Marina. I monitor 68 and 16. Got the tuna permit and hope I can bring home a yellowfin.

Boat's dewinterized and ready to fish.

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Old 03-26-2004, 07:19 AM
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Good Luck!! Im heading out of southport if the weather and the wind holds out keep your fingers crossed!
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Old 03-26-2004, 12:42 PM
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I'm still on the fence... Looks like one of those could be great or horrible days. Like 2 weeks ago saterday when it was forcast as 2-3 and get out and it was 5-7 and getting bigger... I usually get the late update and call the buddys... If I head out I'll keep and eye out for ya... (25' parker CC, Hoo-King'em)
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Old 03-26-2004, 12:48 PM
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In looking at coastwx.org, they have two models showing greatly different seas. One showing 3-5 the other 6-8.

NWS is calling for 2-4. SOMEONE has to be right, lets hope it is the national weather service!

I'll be out at Same Ole if the weather is nice on Bullet III.
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Old 03-26-2004, 02:40 PM
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I am heading down tonight. i plan on fishing the Big Rock tomorrow. let's hope the weather is better than forecasted. i will be on 16 and 68 as well. Yellow/White 28' Vector Hydrasports.

boat name: CLockedOut

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Old 03-26-2004, 03:22 PM
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If I were a betting man......I think Saturday will be fine. Sunday would be a little bumpy. Of coarse it is all relative to the size of the boat and experance of the captain.

I heard yesterday that the guys at Same'ol did pretty good.

Water temp at 35 miles (where I was Grouper Groping) hit 60 degrees.

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Old 03-27-2004, 07:28 PM
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Little bumpy going out but a beautiful day offshore. Trolled around the middle of the Big Rock. Caught 4 nice Kings and a yellowfin. One odd thing happened. My wife caught a 50lb Amberjack while pulling ballyhoo at 7mph. That was a first for us. I just finished my blackened tuna, less than 8 hours after being caught.
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Old 03-28-2004, 02:10 PM
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My wife and I went as well. It was a little bumpy going out and coming in; (from inlet to 1approximately 18 miles out) however, it was beautiful once we got to the fishing grounds (Big Rock area). We caught two Yellow Fin (36 lbs. and 39 lbs.), a small Wahoo, and 5 small kings. It was good to get to talk to someone else from "The Hull Truth" on the water. Thanks for your help Mike. (Spring Fever). We had a very fun day!

I heard from a friend who was fishing about 12 miles North of the NE Big Rock and he limited out with Yellowfin. He said the bite was really hot there from about 7:15am - 1:00pm.
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Old 03-28-2004, 02:14 PM
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We started out heading to the south side of the rock, but a guy announced on the radio he was hooked up to 4 tunas at the NE edge of the rock. Motored over and before we could get all the lines in were got hit with three tuna. Went two for three. Ended up with 4 nice tuna, a wahoo, and a couple of kings. In between these, stayed busy shaking albes off the hooks. Overall a good day.
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Old 03-28-2004, 02:29 PM
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yellow fin,

where you at the NE Rock or further North? congratulations by the way!
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I got out a bit later (10:30 lines in the water) and got one nice yellowfin out from the Big rock to the south. Not much going on out so fished on the south end of the rock and it was non-stop for a while with snake kings, alberts, 1 short yellowfin, lost a big wahoo (6'), and had a big shark eat an albert right next to the boat! Heard on the radio a boat talkin' about catching a big hammerhead and the other guy said to make sure not to fall in today and after seeing that shark swallow that 15 lbs albert whole I'd say that was pretty good advise.... Saw a pack of 5-6 oceanic sunfish all about 6-7' wide sunning themselves. Never seen so many of them in one spot before. Bit rough on ride in and out, but was beutiful for trolling. All in all a great day on the water.
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Old 03-28-2004, 05:24 PM
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clockedout, We started out at the NE edge, caught some tuna and then trolled down to the 500 line. Nothing happening so we went back up and hit a pocket of fish on the 580 line right above the rock. Some of the guys wanted to head in so the cocktail party could start , we picked up at 2 pm and headed in.
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Old 03-28-2004, 05:32 PM
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It was a great day offshore. I fished the Black Jack hole out of Ocean Isle and ended up with 2 Dolphin and 1 68 lb. Yellowfin,it set the new record at the OI fishing center for big tuna weighed in. Capt Gary
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You guys are making me cry, my boat won't be ready for a couple more weeks. Were you trolling with hoo, or lures at the Blackjack?
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Old 03-28-2004, 05:43 PM
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Using Hoos,I was fishing a spot about 3 miles from the BJ where I found a slight temp break.
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Old 03-31-2004, 12:02 AM
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Clockedout,

Enjoyed the company. All boats that went out of 70 West on Saturday caught fish. Everyone had a great day. I actually ran out of bait (36 large ballyhoo) by 1pm. Also lost 6 or 7 skirts. I think some of them were Iland lures. I was using mono leaders and probably had a few wahoo strikes. Got to do a better job preparing before the next trip.

We'll be eating tuna and kings for a while. Had grilled tuna tonight. It was wonderful.
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Old 04-01-2004, 11:04 AM
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Mike (Spring Fever),

This is Chris. I live in Wilson as well. I own a 23' Parker DV CC. I'm some what new to the sport and would love to get together sometime and even buddy up on nice days. I've still got to pick my days with the current boat. I keep the boat at Coral Bay and it's ready to go. Should be down there for three days over Easter.
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Old 04-01-2004, 11:06 AM
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kmacker69,

I'd love to talk to you about your 25' Parker. I'm currently looking to upgrade to the same boat. Any advice or info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 04-01-2004, 12:13 PM
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No problem. Shoot me an email and I'll do my best to answer any question you have....
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Old 04-01-2004, 07:39 PM
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Boltune,

I'll be down on Easter as well. We'll watch the weather as the Easter weekend approaches.
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