Jeff Martini of Midtown Bistro in N. Myrtle Beach fame contacted me and said he got 5 wahoo, 4 mahi and some black fin tuna today. Pictures will follow. Looks like now is "prime time"..
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I am sure you can easily tell we are all fired up about off shore fishing. This is because we have reason. Capt. Wally Trayah, who fished out of the Oak Island area reported that he landed some big black fin tuna, mahi and skipjack tuna while out around the Gulf Stream.
all this info combined with what looks like a great weekend has everyone ready to go the Gulf Stream. If fuel is an issue, charter one of our boats and split the costs!
Whatever you folks are doing inland drop it fast and get on down here to the coast. The weather is magnificent and looks to be that way all week. The gulf stream should be on fire as there is a perfect temperature break. Also it appears the yellowfin may be back after a 5+year disappearance. March used to be our best month for yellowfin and we are hearing encouraging reports of yellowfin being caught.
Everyone knows fuel is high, but just add another person to your crew. Split the cost up enough and it cost the same pre-Obama.
Inshore you can catch sea bass as fast as you can drop it just outside the inlet. I caught a all time record stringer of 6 bass on one drop. It's all catch and release but still lots of fun particuliarly for the young-ins.
Come on down....wahoo...tuna....mahi mahi!!
This year we will have blanket entry. An angler can enter their boat for the year and it doen't matter who on the boat catches the fish. In fact the owner/captain doesn't have to be on the boat. The trophy and prize money will go to the boat unless the captain decides to give them to the angler.
The entry fee is $100 per species.
Here is a bit of interesting information that could have a great impact on our inshore fishing.
I ran across this article about the Nags Head Bridge. For those who like to visit or fish there I may be of interest.
Right now the weather in Paradise is beautiful. We have extended our hours Thursday - Sunday, the 2012 Rodeo is underway. We look forward to seeing you.
Captain Jacob reported on the March winds. Here's proof. Joanne Bouffard took these pictures @ 8 am today near the Little River Jetties. The winds were gusting to 39 knots out of the SSW.
Thanks Joanne for the pictures. Next time may I suggest a face mask?
With the 2011 Year Around Rodeo in the books the time has come for the 2012 edition. This year the divisions have been pared down to 6, 3 in shore and 3 off shore. The in shore species are flounder, trout and red drum (within slot). The off shore consists of king, mahi and wahoo. Captain Brant has some exciting plans for this year's tournament which we'll get out once they are finalized.
Don't forget to pick up your 2011 Rodeo trophies and checks at the OIFC. Just in case anyone wonders how the entry fees to the Rodeo are used, half the money is paid in prize money and the other half goes for trophies. The 2011 trophies were @ $950 total. Trophies aren't cheap. The OIFC puts the Rodeo on because it seems people enjoy the friendly competition. We don't make a dime. To my knowledge, no one has questioned how the money is spent, I thought ya'll like to know.
We look forward to seeing everyone this season.
No doubt!!! March is the month for the wind to blow. I just about got sea sick sitting at a stop light earlier today. Oh well! Let her blow, maybe she will blow herself out, giving us a great Gulf Stream season and early King season this year. Don't forget to join us on March 31st to get the season started! We have some great deals on tackle, free seminars, and Jeffery Weeks will be here selling his new book.
I hope to get back out on the water Wednesday and check out the damage from this last rainstorm and wind. I will keep you posted on the conditions. See ya on the water!
As if we need a reason to get ready for some hot off shore fishing...watching Team Monster Energy Drink running their new Deep Impact 36 ft. will surely get you jacked!
These guys have fished our tournaments and are a super group!