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I couldn't stand by and let another beautiful day slip by so I took some bait shrimp, ice, bottom rods, trolling rods (just in case) and headed to AR315.

After scouting around for half an hour I got some good marks and dropped a hunk of shrimp to the bottom with a 4 oz sinker at the bottom. The rest of the afternoon goes like the little guys song in the GEICO commercial. Yeah, I got bait, got fish on the finder, got a croaker, got a bluefish, lost my rig, got bluefish, lost my rig, got a sea bass, got a blow fish, lost my rig, got a hogfish.............but it isn't my birthday

Bottom line, the cats are eating bluefish and hog for the next several days, the wife and I are going out for a pizza, and I had some quality time fishing and that works for me. I think I'll go tomorrow......:)
 

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Thanks for the tip. I made numerous deposits at 330 several weeks ago and haven't replenished yet, winter time project. "Attitude", you bet. I've brought many skunks to the dock over the years. A beautiful day on the water does it for me and the fish are just a bonus. Had sea bass several weeks ago, the first in years. Still good and the cats love the treats.
 

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Yeah - attitude is what it's all about for me. I call fishing my "attitude adjustment" .

As to the "deposits" - I feel your pain - had to restock myself today. Here's a few tricks to help reduce the breakoffs and cut-offs when BSB fishing.

I rarely jig on wrecks or heavy metal strucure. When I go the AR's with metal - I try to find a ledge nearby or other reef structure (like tires or reef balls) - those will usually hold BSB and I can avoid alot of the "sharpies" and twisted objects.

When jigging for BSB (won't work for heavy hitters like grouper) I use a weak split ring to join the hook to the diamond jig - that way if I get hung - the ring gives and all I need to do is replace the hook.

If sharks are around, I'll add a short wire "bite" leader above the jig. Doesn't seem to matter to the BSB but it reduces shark bite offs.

When using a triple swivel for bottom fishing - I tie the weight on with 8-10 pound test - that way if the weight gets hung up, the lighter line breaks and all I lose is the weight.

I bet others have some good tips too for bottom fishing - feel free to pipe in!
 

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You may or may not have this info,, but if you dont.. this oughta keep ya busy

ATLANTIC BEACH REEF
AR-315

Average Depth: 49'
Buoy Location in GPS ddm: 34° 40.333' / 076° 44.667'
LORAN Coordinates: 27128.0 / 39660.8
General Location: 260° M, 3.5 nm from Beaufort Inlet at Fort Macon jetty
Material
Deployment Date
GPS (Decimal Minutes)
440’ liberty ship 'THEODORE PARKER'
4-Jun-74
34° 40.350' / 076° 44.717' to
34° 40.350' / 076° 44.767'
Tires: 177,168
1974-1984
Throughout area N of Lib. Ship
Steel Hull Sportfishing Vessel
"FINEST KIND"
02-Aug-77
Unverified
40' Coast Guard launch
1980
Unverified
Trawler 'HELEN MAY'
6-Jan-83
Unverified
60' lash barge #1, with 450 tons of concrete rubble on both
9-Jun-89
34° 40.233' / 076° 44.600'
60' lash barge #2
9-Jun-89
34° 40.400' / 076° 44.483'
Aircraft F-4
1992
34° 40.350' / 076° 44.650'
Aircraft A-4 (2)
1992
34° 40.367' / 076° 44.650'
Concrete Rubble
1991, 1992
34° 40.383' / 076° 44.650' to
34° 40.383' / 076° 44.667'
Bridge Rubble
1989
34° 39.967' / 076° 45.050' and
34° 39.983' / 076° 45.033'
Steel bridge framing
1989
34° 40.350' / 076° 44.583'
34° 40.383' / 076° 44.583'
Reef Balls
21-Feb-00
34° 40.383' / 076° 44.500' to
34° 40.400' / 076° 44.517'
34° 40.400' / 076° 44.500'
34° 40.400' / 076° 44.483'
104' Navy tug 'TAKOS'
2-Nov-00
34° 40.320' / 076° 44.806'
Newport DOT Concrete Pipe
2002
34° 40.316' / 076° 44.820'
Newport DOT Concrete Pipe,
Misc. Concrete, Radio Island Pilings
2003
34° 40.330' / 076° 44.793'
T.D. Eure Const. Radio Island Ramp Pilings (6-12' length, ~500 pieces)
2003
34° 40.280' / 076° 44.534'
T.D. Eure Const. Radio Island Ramp Pilings (6-12' length, ~500 pieces)
2003
34° 40.217' / 076° 44.617'
Carteret County Sportfishing Association Concrete Pipe
(Heavy Concentration)
2003
34° 40.243' / 076° 44.600'
Carteret County Sportfishing Association Pilings
(Round Disperse Pattern)
2003
34° 39.908' / 076° 45.189'
Carteret County Sportfishing Association and T.D. Eure Const. Broadcast of pilings and concrete pipe: (Quadrate Area Coord.) This area is ideal for casual drift bottom fishing that is away from the heaviest reef trolling and diving activity.
2003
34° 39.957 / 076° 45.129'
34° 39.925' / 076° 45.062'
34° 39.863' / 076° 45.085'
34° 39.839' / 076° 45.156'
Reef Balls: 50, Ultra Ball: 1,
19-Mar-04
34° 40.200' / 076° 44.800'​
 

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Fish with small crabs to avoid the dogfish that will be invading shortly.

Also, did you say blowfish and catfood? Please tell me I read that incorrectly.

Blowfish are one of the best eating fish around.
 

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The blowfish was small so he's still swimming; I only kept 4 blues (12-14") and 2 hogs
for the cats. I like blues but my wife doesn't and you know how that story goes.
 
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