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Fishing out of Beaufort Inlet

Discussion in 'North / South Carolina Flyway Forum' started by The Other David, May 11, 2018.

  1. cprodave

    cprodave Refuge Member

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    SST is Sea Surface Temperature.

    The Spanish (and a couple Bonita--my favorite fish) bite was "on" today! This (see photo) was a couple fish shy of Spanish IMG_20931.jpg limit for 6 people on the boat.
     
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    If you don’t have other boats runing with you I would also suggest maybe renting a sat phone and EPIRB. A 24’ with single engine will seem mighty small 40 miles out.
     
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  4. The Other David

    The Other David Elite Refuge Member

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    This sounds like excellent advice!
     
  5. Clark

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    Sea Surface Temperatures - fish align to the temp changes and eddies. Look for warm water to spin off the Gulf Stream.
    There are several free sources, all of which suffer from cloud cover issues.
    http://map02.saltwatercentral.com/?userid=1740&sessionid=430544&state=NC
    https://marine.rutgers.edu/cool/sat_data/?product=sst&region=capehat&nothumbs=0
    There are pay sites as well, but I get offshore so seldom I just get the 'fish here' map.

    Fish also orient to the offshore structure - depth changes, reefs, hardbottoms, the edge of the continental shelf.

    I saw 3 YFT come off the Morehead charter docks Wed, a few wahoo and lots of dolphin. Swing by about 4:30 and watch them unload.
     
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    WoodieSC North/South Carolina Flyway Forum Moderator Flyway Manager

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    Interesting stuff. Wish I knew something about it, but have never lived near or spent a lot of time on salt water.

    Thanks for helping him out, Guys!

    Have a great trip, David!
     
  7. The Other David

    The Other David Elite Refuge Member

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    All,

    We are at emerald isle now. Monday we went out to the Gulf Stream, to Big Rock. We were looking for wahoo but all we caught were barracuda. The trip to the Gulf Stream was easy. We rented a BOATUS epirb.

    Pics soon
    We caught 18 inches of a 4 foot cuda.

    Any suggestions on where to go look for snapper and grouper?

    David
     
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  8. cprodave

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    Other David,
    Glad you had good weather and got offshore Monday. Our club (SLTFC) had a tournament today (rescheduled from July due to weather) and nobody ventured out of Beaufort Inlet, well maybe one guy did but he wouldn't talk about it.
    I wish I could give positive news on grouper or snapper but honestly fishing for them off NC sucks. Check Chasing Tails website to see what is biting---some Kings and sheepshead, etc.
    I don't see bright future anytime soon for red snapper NC as long as commercial season is set for 5 months here while recs get 2 weekends x 3 days equals 6 days total.
    I returned from Texas in Monday, now THERE is a well-mannered snapper fishery. (Flounder and redfish, trout similar story) See picture-- that is our son on left holding a 33 pound Red Snapper. I am on the right attempting to hold up 2 sizeable blackfin. Caught past Wednesday, Corpus Christi area where snapper rec season is open, charter season (and I am presuming commercial) is closed.
    Good luck, tight lines...
     
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    Thanks! It has been wicked rough since Monday, but the water is supposed to lie down tomorrow. We hope to try for some sheepshead around some bridges later this week.
     

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