Live Line Fishing Report 08-31-2008

September 1st, 2008 by Gillwetter Press | Comments Off

Had a 3/4 live bait trip on Sunday with 3 couples from out of town. Caught plenty of live bait at the inlet and headed out to play with the AJs. The fish were shutdown and would not eat with the east wind and front that move through. After catching a few Barracudas we moved to some ledges and tried trolling. It wasn’t long and the short line went off with a nice Mahi but after a dozen jumped it broke free. Things were a little slow but we eventually had a couple of small kings. Then the long line started going off and then we had 2 Sails behind the short bait. I dropped it back and we hooked one of them and off to the races. The long line went off and we had a double on Sails but the long line spit the hook. The other fish went crazy and jumped multiple times. We ran it down and after 30 minutes we got a good look and the fish has spit the hooks and foul hooked itself in the tail. Needless to say we had no control over the fish and we eventually pulled the hooks. Things were slow in the afternoon with a few strikes and sharks. Sorry I didn’t have time for any good pictures.

Captain Mike Jackson
LiveLine Charters
910-686-7271

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Fishing Report 08-29-2008 Gulf Stream/Deep Jigging

September 1st, 2008 by Gillwetter Press | Comments Off

Took a family group from Wilmington and Indiana on Friday for a late season Gulf Stream and Deep Jigging trip. The ride out was good except for trying to avoid the thunder storms. When we got to 120 feet we decided to start trolling since the storms looked bad off shore. The long line went off which was a small tuna. Continued to work off shore and when we got to around 170 feet the port long rigger went off and a nice sailfish started jumping on the horizon. The ocean was flat calm and the fish put on a great show. We landed it quickly a couple of pictures and measurements and she swam away in good shape. We trolled a while longer and it was slow so we decided to do a little jigging. The 1st 2 drops and 1 lift of the rod and we had 2 nice AJs. After a long battle both fish were over 55 inches and 36 inch girth (over 80 lbs). We released them and doubled up again with more jacks. The guys had enough after a couple of fish so back to trolling and finally found a good Wahoo bite in around 150 feet. We had at least 8 to 10 strikes and one fish took 400 yards before throwing the hook. We ended up with 2 nice Wahoo and big King Mackerel.

Captain Mike Jackson
LiveLine Charters
910-686-7271

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