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I hope to go on a party boat out of Morehead this Sat. It is a 12 hour bottom fishing trip. Anyone go out this time of year and do this? I have done a lot of offshore bottom trips up north for cod, pollock, sea bass, tiles, etc. from 12 hour to 3 day trips, but never south of Cape May. From what I heard, things are different down here as to how the trips are done.
 

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IM not sure what you are allowed to keep this time of year. I don't even know if the headboats run this time of the year I know the Continental Shelf doesn't and its the ONLY one I will use.
 

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This time of year you'll be targeting black bass, beeliners, triggers, pinkies, and grunts. Grouper is closed as well as the porgy complex aside from pinkies (joltheads, chocolates, etc). Might pick up an AJ if you bring your own jigs
 

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IM not sure what you are allowed to keep this time of year. I don't even know if the headboats run this time of the year I know the Continental Shelf doesn't and its the ONLY one I will use.
The Capt. Stacy is the only one not shut down until spring. Up north (NE, NY, NJ) there is enough interest & good fishing (SB, cod, tautog, etc.) for lots of winter trips. I don't know much about the party boats down here. I have heard good things about the CS and would go with them if they were running. I have this kind of fishing in my 67 year old blood.
 

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This time of year you'll be targeting black bass, beeliners, triggers, pinkies, and grunts. Grouper is closed as well as the porgy complex aside from pinkies (joltheads, chocolates, etc). Might pick up an AJ if you bring your own jigs
Will take my jigging stuff (if the boat has enough people to sail) - hammered and butterfly jigs. Am used to drift over rock piles off Maryland jigging for SB. Thanks for the information.
 

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that forecast is abysmal. wouldnt be much fun - look for a cleaner lookin day it will be worth waiting
Yeah, you are right. I am just jonesing for some sb fishing. I did buy a limit (5) sb at Mayo Seafood fresh off the boat for $15. When I say fresh .... I picked the sb off the conveyor belt. My wife says I should always do that because it's cheaper. I then ask her if she knows what it would cost if I went INSANE from not fishing :eek:
 

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Yeah, you are right. I am just jonesing for some sb fishing. I did buy a limit (5) sb at Mayo Seafood fresh off the boat for $15. When I say fresh .... I picked the sb off the conveyor belt. My wife says I should always do that because it's cheaper. I then ask her if she knows what it would cost if I went INSANE from not fishing :eek:
SB huh? Do you have a boat? If you do, there is GOOD quality fish on the near shore AR's right now. Wouldn't be much of a boat ride to get to them. And I'm talking 15-16"ers mixed in.
 

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SB huh? Do you have a boat? If you do, there is GOOD quality fish on the near shore AR's right now. Wouldn't be much of a boat ride to get to them. And I'm talking 15-16"ers mixed in.
I would be trailering an 18' CS from Chocowinity area. When you say not much of a boat ride is that somewhere a nubie could go alone? Thanks for the information.
Sorry to hear about the CS I was looking to go out from all the good things people say.
 

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I would be trailering an 18' CS from Chocowinity area. When you say not much of a boat ride is that somewhere a nubie could go alone? Thanks for the information.
Sorry to hear about the CS I was looking to go out from all the good things people say.
On a pretty day, absolutely. Depending on which inlet you go out of, you have AR 340 or 42 off Emerald Isle. And you have AR 315 off of AB for starters.

There are some nice live bottom patches all over the place out of bogue inlet. This time of year you could hang into a nice gag, while fun to catch, they are closed right now.

But yes, plenty of nice SB right on the beach right now. I need to get out there myself and stock up a little.
 
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