LiveLine Charters – Bottom Fishing Report 11-17-2007

November 18th, 2007 by Gillwetter Press | Comments Off

Headed out on a bottom fishing trip on Saturday. We caught live Bluefish, Pin fish, Cigars, and Sardines and started with flat calm seas and no wind.

Started trying to fish around 25 miles but because we had no wind or current it was impossible to anchor so we tried drifting. Could not get any grouper bites but plenty of grunts and large sea bass. We had a school of about 100 AJs come up to the boat.

Went out another 10 miles and finally found some current. Made a couple of drifts and then set the anchor. Started catching large grunts, bealiners and short red grouper. I decided to put a live Cigar on a light lines that was in the rod holder about 10 seconds before it started screaming off and we caught a nice king.

I put out a large Bluefish and watched a large king chase it in circles and it ended up cutting the mono. We picked through a few short reds and caught 4 keepers.

The wind picked up later in the afternoon so we went back to the 23 miles ledges looking for some Gags. Once we got the anchor set up right it didn’t take long when I put a live Bluefish down. I had 2 nice 18 lb Gags and lost 3 others. The end of the day was a very large AJ and we headed in with a stiff SW breeze and a setting sun.

Captain Mike Jackson
LiveLine Charters
910-686-7271

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Fishing Report – Gulf Stream 11-12-2007

November 13th, 2007 by Gillwetter Press | Comments Off

Decided to take a trip to the stream with a couple of friends since we haven’t been able to go due to weather. Headed off shore at sunrise to a gentle NE swell and ran 40 mph the complete 60 miles. The water was still 78 degrees but not blue it still has a little green murky tint because of all the bad weather. Put lines in at around 150 feet and started seeing birds working with small 2 to 5 lb albacore jumping and then started seeing very large Yellow fin feeding on them.

After about 20 minutes the short port rigger went off and 300 yards melted off the reel. The fish came back to the boat after 20 minutes and then made 3 more long boat runs. With 30 feet to go one quick head shake and he was done. Worked the area around the Same Ole for a while longer but only a few knock downs. Headed north and found a good weed line and we picked up a few small Mahi. Once we were about 1/2 mile from another ledge area in 180 feet we saw hundreds or maybe thousands of Flying fish everywhere. They actually looked like large flocks of birds. We picked up a couple of nice Black fin tuna but still no Wahoo. We went back to the weed line and picked at the Mahi with a couple of doubles. Then at around 2:00 the long line went off and finally a Wahoo was on with no doubt as line streamed off the reel. It turns out the other long rigger was cut off by another Wahoo at the same time. 20 minutes later we sunk the gaff into a nice 45 lb fish.

We had a few more Mahi and Tuna strikes. Headed back in and cleared the inlet at dark. Overall a great day for November with Mahi, Black fin,Yellow fin and a Wahoo. Hopefully the water will clear up because we saw more bait than I have ever seen at the stream.

Captain Mike Jackson
LiveLine Charters
910-686-7271
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