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Calm Before The Fall Fishing Storm!!!!

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Today the saga continues!!! We picked up Larry Housand, Kyle Saburn, Gary Saburn, Chris Pruitt, and Eddie Hollifield, and again we were cursed with a ENE wind. This is the "fish bite stopper" wind here in Southport,NC. I don't know why a E wind "turns them off" but, it does. Maybe someone can enlighten me on this, I have my theories, but that is just what they are, my theories!!!

As we were leaving the dock, I called Capt. Buster on the SEAHAWK III and he said the Spanish Mackeral were biting so we decided to try for a few of those. It wasn't long before we spotted a school up on top chasing bait out of the water, then it wasn't long before the long awaited call of "FISH ON" was heard!!

We were picking up Spanish on a regular basis then the decision was made to go bottom fishing. I knew that my work was "cut out" for me from that point on!!! Remember, I said in the beginning, "The saga continues" we were still dealing with an East wind. The first several places we hit revealed real slow action. We had to get to deep water, so I headed South, this way I would have a little trough to come home in this evening!!

We couldn't go to our regular places due to the time we used Spanish Mackeral fishing, but we ran out to 80 feet plus water and here Larry Housand found himself hooked up with a real nice Gag Grouper to go with the Spanish Mackeral that were caught earlier. They also added Black Bass, Grey Snapper's, and some good size B-Liners

Another good day on the water, although it was a little rough, we had a good time with some more great people. I am very fortunate to be able to do what I do and get to meet so many Great people, you know they are great before you ever meet them, how could they not be? They are fishermen and fisherwomen, need I say more!!!! Till next time FISH ON!!! Capt Butch and"Private Bodie" the fish dog says, I had to rest today, two days in a row is hard on my little bones!!! YEAH RIGHT SPORTFISHING CHARTERS, Southport, NC (910)845-2004

FRIDAY 8-25-06
Today we were fishing with Billy Owens, Fred White, Albert Craig, and Joe McMillan. Our destination this morning was to start in the 350's and work our way to the 360's. The bite was tough and staying on the fish was even tougher with the building NE winds that were predicted to be 5 knots and variable, "YEAH RIGHT"!!!! they were more like 15 to 20 steady!!

But, just the same, we found some fish and kept aggravating them till they bit. Our creel today consisted of Grouper, B-Liners, Black bass, Grey Snapper, Triggerfish, and some sharks!! We even had a few fish hooked that we couldn't turn or stop, some acted like Big sharks and some acted like Big Grouper!! All we can tell you for sure is that what ever they were, they were more than the electric reels could handle!!

Although we didn't have the numbers of fish we usually have, we all still had a good trip, and these guys are always a pleasure to fish with and we always have a good time, Thanks for the memories!! Till next time, FISH ON!!! Capt Butch & "Private Bodie" the fish dog says HI!!!!. YEAH RIGHT SPORTFISHING CHARTERS, Southport,NC (910)845-2004.
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