just a little on the Albacore tournament. We arrived on Friday with the intent of a little prefishing for the Albacore tournament. However, we ended up launching in a pouring rain. After running to the inlet in the rain and not really seeing much going on we ran back up the sound to a small creek for some protected fishing where Jim caught his Redfish.
We met up with Jim's friend Phil and headed over to the Pine Knolls Shores Aquarium for the Fund Raising Dinner. The tournament and dinner was a fundraiser for the Duke Children's Hospital. They put on an awesome dinner and had alto of nice items on the silent auction.
Saturday we launched at 730 and looked at all of the clouds to the west that the rain wouldn't catch us until later in the morning. We headed east toward the inlet to outrun the rain and to see if we could spot some fish working the surface. It wasn't long before the rain had caught us and begin to give us another soaking. We found some Finger Mullett working and fished that in their area for while with only a couple of Spots and Lizardfish coming to the boat. We tried the creeks again with no real luck before deciding that we were all went enough and heading back to the ramp.
We went to the awards dinner for another great meal where we learned that there were indeed some Albacore caught but they were caught 20 miles offshore. The cool things that nearly all the awards were given to kids who attended the festival..Also, we were treated to a Fly Casting demo by a living legend, Bob Clouser. Bob provided some excellent tips for casting weighted flies.
Even with the nearly fishless days and pouring weather , I had a great time and enjoyed the company. Jim and Phil, thanks for going along.