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    Well,

    I had the awesome opportunity to take a friend out with our two sons Aiden(8) and Garrett(7) for a trip out of bogue inlet on Saturday in search of hungry fish! Plan was to try out AR 345 for BSB and flounder. We ended up catching a few sharks including a small bull (4 feet) and a few atlantic sharpnose (pictured). The fishing was relatively slow, but the weather was great. We decided to head for deeper water for more keeper BSB's and maybe a Gag or two. Talked to a buddy that charters the night before about possible mahi action, and he said that the time has come and gone for them to be close... I have never been happier that a friend was wrong! I saw a few AJ's and tried to bring them to the boat with a popper... Had the incredible experience of watching a gaffer dolphin get aerial trying to catch up to my lure. He skied 3-4 times before snatching the popper. Kept him at the edge of the boat for about 10 seconds and watched the school move in. We kept one in the water while we handed off the fish to the boys... Over 90 minutes we landed 28 mahi and boys lost at LEAST that many! It was Garrett's first fishing trip in a boat and his first time in saltwater!

    By far the most fun I have had fishing (and watching the boys fish)!

    We were around Rock South 13 on a ledge I found. I had my trout rods set up with casting lures (2ou Kastmaster and a gold Gotcha plug). All of the fish were caught on those two lures!
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    Excellent! Looks like you got 'em good.




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    great job finding the fish captain
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    I still remember fishing with my Dad. We used to charter a small boat a couple of times a year back in the 60's and early 70's. Spent many weekends fishing the piers also. Wish he were still here for a little "fishing trip". I am sure the boys have made lifetime memories.
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    and he said that the time has come and gone for them to be close..............

    Really? I thought the time was still coming as the water warms?
    I marvel how the fishes live in the sea.
    Why, as men do a-land; the great ones eat up the little ones.
    William Shakespeare

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    Quote Originally Posted by Island Man View Post
    and he said that the time has come and gone for them to be close..............

    Really? I thought the time was still coming as the water warms?
    Now is prime time around here (Topsail) for Mahi in close - will be till first or middle of August.



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    they are close enough to reach in a skiff IM don't worry
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    Maybe he was worried I would catch them all!! He said that they only run close in mid june and head back to the gulf stream looking for water 72-78 degrees. I will certainly make at least one more trip back to south 13 this month!
    Red X Angler

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    Quote Originally Posted by cfarmd View Post
    they are close enough to reach in a skiff IM don't worry
    I plan to find out soon, but outta beaufort
    I marvel how the fishes live in the sea.
    Why, as men do a-land; the great ones eat up the little ones.
    William Shakespeare

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    awesome job brad congrats on a fine day of fishing
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