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2007
Fishing Reports - Pelagic Sportfishing - Atlantic Beach, NC

    FEB 25-MAR 29  WOW, WHAT A DIFFERENT YEAR IN GUATEMALA.  FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 11 YEARS IT SEEMED MORE LIKE FISHING INSTEAD OF CATCHING.  WE STILL CAUGHT FROM 0-5 SAILS PER DAY, NOT MANY 0'S, AND LOTS OF BIG DOLPHIN.  ALSO, TOM CAUGHT 2 300 POUND BLUE MARLIN.  GREAT EATING, INCREDIBLE VOLCANO CLIMBS (ONLY 100 YARDS FROM CONSTANT SMOKING AND RED LAVA ROLLONG DOWN!), GREAT TIMES AND FOOD IN ANTIGUA, FANTASTIC ADVENTURES IN GUATEMALA CITY!!  WITH THE LAST GROUP FISHING DID PICK UP SOME AS WE SAW 24 SAILS ONE DAY AND 23 THE NEXT.  CAN'T WAIT TIL NEXT YEAR.  THANKS TO ALL WHO CAME!!
    
     APRIL, 2007   WORKING HARD EVERY DAY ON THE NEW 61' TO GET HER IN THE WATER.  FIRST CHARTER WILL BE ON MAY 26.  THE WEATHER HAS MADE ME CANCEL ALL 6 TRIPS ON THE 28' THIS MONTH.  MAY IS ALWAYS BETTER.
    
    APRIL 23-29,2007   TRIP OFFSHORE RUNNING 57' WAS OK.  ENDED UP WITH 2 NICE 40+ LB TUNA PLUS 6 NICE GAFFER DOLPHIN.  FISH BITE GOOD IN MORNING, BUT SLACKED OFF IN THE AFTERNOON.

     APRIL 30-MAY 6, 2007   FUN DAY OFFSHORE.  14 DOLPHIN, 1 BIG ALBERT, AND 1 NICE WAHOO.  ROUGH, BUT GREAT CREW AND FUN DAY.

     MAY 7 - MAY-13, 2007  FUN DAY ON THE 28'.  THE SPRING KINGS DISAPPEARED AFTER THE BLOW THIS WEEK, BUT WE HAD A GREAT DAY ON THE BOTTOM DISPITE BAD CURRENT.  WE CAUGHT ABOUT 8 GAG GROUPER (4 KEEPERS), 6 BEELINERS, SOME BLACK SEA BASS, LOTS OF SHARKS, SOME SILVER SNAPPER, AN EEL, BLUEFISH,ECT.  HAD PLENTY OF CHANCES TO CATCH MORE GROUPER, BUT WE WILL GET THEM NEXT TIME.  THE KINGS MOVED IN SHORE MORE, BUT WE HAD ONE PERSON TO SEA SICK TO STOP, SO WE CAME IN EARLY.  ON THE 57'  HALF DAY OF FUN.  WE CAUGHT ABOUT 3 DOZEN SPANISH, 3 DOZEN BLUEFISH, AND A BONITA.
    
     MAY 14 - MAY 20, 2007  TERRIFIC OFFSHORE FISHING.  THE GAFFER DOLPHIN HAVE BEEN EVERYWHERE.  SATURDAY ON THE 57', HAD 21 DOLPHIN AND A WAHOO.  SUNDAY HAD 18 DOLPHIN AND A NICE WAHOO.  CONSTANT BITES ALL DAY.  HOPEFULLY THE BITE WILL CONTINUE.
    
     MAY 21- MAY 27, 2007  GREAT DAY ON THE 28' "PELAGIC TOO" ON MONDAY.  CAUGHT A LIMIT OF NICE GAG GROUPER, NICE RED GROUPER, PLUS MANY THROW BACKS, SOME BLACK SEA BASS, GRUNTS, A 200-250 POUND HAMMERHEAD SHARK, A KING, MANY OTHER BOTTOM CREATURES, AND A SAILFISH ON A TLD 15 SHIMANO.  LOTS OF SUPER EATING.  ON THE 57' , HAD 12 GAFFER DOLPHIN AND A TUNA.
     
     MAY 28 - JUNE 3, 2007 GREAT DAY ON THE 28'.  CURRENT WAS TOO BAD TOO GET THE GROUPER GOOD, BUT ENDED UP WITH 6 DOLPHIN, A HUGE RED GROUPER, LOTS OF BLACK SEA BASS AND SILVER SNAPPER, LOTS OF SHARKS, PLENTY OF GRUNTS, AND A FEW BEELINERS. WE WILL BE FINISHING UP THE NEW 61 PELAGIC NEXT WEEK, SO I WILL ONLY FISH A COUPLE OF TIMES THIS WEEK AND NEXT.

     JUNE 4-10, 2007  ON THE NEW 61' PELAGIC CAUGHT PLENTY OF DOLPHIN AND A WAHOO ON THE MAIDEN VOYAGE. THE NEXT DAY ALSO HAD A NICE CATCH OF DOLPHIN.  FINALLY GOT THE BOAT IN THE WATER, NOW IT WILL JUST TAKE A LITTLE TIME TO GET HER FINISHED OUT.
    
     JUNE 11-17, 2007  BIG ROCK BLUE MARLIN TOURNAMENT.  GREAT CREW AND GOOD TIMES.  MANAGED TO CATCH 2 BLUE MARLIN, NICE TO SEE THEM COME IN ON FLAT LINES AND TEASERS.  ALSO SAW 2 SAILS AND A WHITE MARLIN.  PLENTY AF DOLPHIN.
    
     JUNE 18-24, 2007  HALF DAY ON THE 61'. CAUGHT A FEW HAND FULLS OF SPANISH AND SOME BLUES.  NEXT DAY ON THE 28', CAUGHT LIMIT OF NICE GAG GROUPER PLUS MANY 22-23.5 INCH THROW BACK GROUPER. ALSO HAD ONE RED AND MANY SEA BASS, SHARKS, GRUNTS, AND OTHER CREATURES.

THREE TRIPS ON THE 61.  14 DOLPHIN, THEN 5 DOLPHIN AND A WAHOO, THEN 22 DOLPHIN AND 3 WAHOO AND A KING.
    
     JUNE 26 - JULY 1, 2007  FISHING CONTINUES TO BE GREAT ON BOTH BOATS.  CAUGHT ALL THE SPANISH YOU COULD WANT ON A HALF DAY TRIP, PLUS HAD A FEW SHOTS AT NICE KINGS.  FULL DAY ON THE 28' CAUGHT 17 DOLPHIN PLUS LOTS OF GROUPER, BASS, 2 NICE KINGS (ONE 25-30 POUNDS), ETC.  ON THE 61' HAD 15 NICE DOLPHIN SATURDAY, PLUS ONE TUNA AND A FEW WAHOO BITE OFFS.

     JULY 2 - JULY 8, 2007  FISHING IS STILL GOOD.  CAUGHT PLENTY OF DOLPHIN AND WAHOO ON THE 61' THIS WEEK, NOT AS MANY FISH, BUT BIGGER FISH.  ON THE 28', CAUGHT LIMIT OF GROUPER, LOTS OF NICE DOLPHIN, SEA BASS BEELINERS, SNAPPER,GRUNTS, SHARKS, AMBER JACKS, AND KING MACKERAL.

     JULY 9 - JULY 15   FISHING OFFSHORE SEEMS TO HAVE PICKED UP THIS WEEK.  LOTS OF DOLPHIN AND A NUMBER OF WAHOO.  ON THE 28' THIS WEEK WE HAD TO WORK TO CATCH A LIMIT OF GROUPER, BUT ALSO HAD DOLPHIN, SILVER AND VERMILLION SNAPPER, BIG BLACK BASS, DOLPHIN, KING MACKERAL AND LOTS OF AJ'S AND SHARKS.  ALSO DID A LIVE BAIT TRIP AND HAD 5 SPANISH THAT WERE 3-6 POUNDS, LEFT THE KINGS BITING AFTER CAUCHING 5 FROM 10 - 30 POUNDS, PLUS A DOLPHIN, 2 HAMMERHEAD SHARKS, AND BOTTOM FISHED FOR ABOUT 30 MINUTES AND MANAGED TO CATCH SOME SHARKS AND A GROUPER.

     JULY 16 - JULY 22, 2007  SPANISH ARE STILL IN SHORE.  NORTHEAST WIND LATER ON THIS WEEK MADE FOR ROUGH SEAS AND LIGHTEN THE BITE.  STILL SOME DOLPHIN AND WAHOO OFFSHORE AND SAILS BEING CAUGHT.

     JULY 23 - JULY 29, 2007   TWO 28' TRIPS THIS WEEK.  NE WIND PREVENTED MANY OPTIONS ONE TRIP, BUT DID CATCH SOME SHARKS INCLUDING HAMMERHEADS.  OTHER TRIP WE HAD A LIMIT OF NICE GAG GROUPER, SOME DOLPHIN, BASS, SNAPPER, A GOOD BITE ALL DAY.  THREE 61' TRIPS WE HAD A HANDFULL OF NICE WAHOO EACH TRIP, PLUS DOLPHIN AND A CHANCE AT A FEW SAILS.

     JULY 30 - AUG 5,2007  FISHING CONTINUES TO BE GOOD EVEN THOUGH THE DOG DAYS ARE HERE.  ON THE 28' , CAUGHT LOTS OF NICE KINGS RIGHT ON THE BEACH ALONG WITH BIG 4-6 LB SPANISH ON LIVE BAIT.  STILL CATCHING GROUPER IF THE WEATHER ALLOWS TO GET 25 MILES OUT, BUT NOT AS MANY GROUPER.  SOME NICE BASS AND PLENTY OF SHARKS AND AJ'S.  ALSO KINGS AND BAILER DOLPHIN HAVE APPEARED ON HALF OF THE ANCHORING TRIPS.   OFFSHORE ON THE 61',  WE ARE STILL CATCHING WAHOO GOOD, AND SOME DOLPHIN. ALSO, THERE HAS BEEN SAILFISH AND A FEW WHITE MARLIN CAUGHT THIS WEEK.

     AUG 6 - AUG 12, 2007  ON THE 61' THIS WEEK, WE HAD 4 NICE WAHOO AND 15 DOLPHIN.  FISHING STILL IS GOOD OFFSHORE.  ON THE 28', ON A HALF DAY BECAUSE OF STORMS, CAUGHT KINGS AND LOTS OF SHARKS.  INCLUDING A 54" (23.25" GIRTH), 45 LB KING.  ON TUESDAY ON THE 28', HAD SOME GROUPER, KINGS, 12 DOLPHIN,BASS, SNAPPER, LOTS OF SHARKS AND BIG AJ'S.

     AUG 13 - AUG 19, 2007     STILL HAVE A GOOD WAHOO BITE OFFSHORE WITH SOME  DOLPHIN AROUND.  CLOSER TO SHORE, KINGS ARE BITING GOOD AND LOTS OF SPANISH.  A FEW TOUGH WEATHER DAYS THIS WEEK.

     AUG 20 - AUG 26, 2007   ALL I CAN SAY IS ANYBODY WHO WANTS TO CATCH BIG GROUPER PLEASE GIVE ME A CALL.  I AM ON THE BEST GROUPER BITE I HAVE EVER HAD.  I AM CATCHING LIMITS OF 28 - 33 INCH GROUPER IN AN HOUR OR LESS.  A DREAM BITE.  I KNOW THERE IS A LOT OF GUYS OUT THERE WANTING TO CATCH THEM,  BESIDES ME.  CALL!!  CALL!!  CALL !!!!

     AUG 27 - SEPT 2, 2007  DREAM GROUPER BITE CONTINUES.  20 - 40 GROUPER IN 2- 3 HOURS. WE ARE RELEASING ALL SMALL GROUPER UNHARMED.  OFFSHORE BITE IS OK WITH A FEW LARGER DOLPHIN SHOWING UP ALONG WITH WAHOO AND SOME SAILFISH.   KEEPING ONLY 28 - 36" NICE GROUPER.  GREAT FISHING,  FANTASTIC EATING.

     SEPT 3 - SEP 9, 2007 NE WINDS AND TROPICAL STORM WEATHER HAS CAUSED ME TO CANCEL ALL CHARTERS EXCEPT ONE THIS WEEK.  THE ONE TRIP WE CAUGHT ABOUT 30 GROUPER IN TWO HOURS KEEPING ALL 28 - 36 INCHERS FOR A NICE LIMIT.  CALL TO EXPERIENCE A GREAT CATCHING TRIP.

     SEPT 10 - SEPT 16, 2007    TOUGH WINDS AND BIG SWELLS HAVE CAUSE ME TO CANCEL MOST TRIPS.  GREAT GROUPER BITE STILL ON WITH KINGS COMING IN ALSO.  OFFSHORE, STILL WAHOO, A FEW DOLPHIN, AND SOME SAILS BEING CAUGHT.  TIME FOR WAHOO FISHING TO COME IN FULL FORCE.  CALL FOR AWESOME FALL FISHING.

     SEPT 17 - SEPT 23, 2007   GREAT FISHING OFFSHORE AND NEAR SHORE.  OFFSHORE WAHOO, SAILFISH, AND SOME TUNA SHOWING UP.  NEARSHORE STILL CATCHING 20 -40 GROUPER IN A FEW HOURS, PLUS LOTS OF OTHER BOTTOM FISH.

     SEPT 24 - SEPT 30, 2007  EXCELLENT DAY OFFSHORE WITH 5 WAHOO, 3 TUNA, AND 2 SAILFISH.  GROUPER TRIPS ARE UNREAL STILL. SPANISH AND BLUE FISH IN THE INLET ON HIGH TIDE.  KING MACKERAL ARE NAWING RIGHT OFF THE BEACH.  CALL FOR GREAT FALL FISHING!!!

    OCT 1 - OCT 21 DITO!!!!

     OCT 22 - OCT 28   GREAT GROUPER BITE 10 - 20 MILES OUT AND KING BITE ON THE BEACH CONTINUES.  OFFSHORE WAHOO BITE IS STILL GOOD WITH OCCASIONAL DOLPHIN AND TUNA PLUS A FEW BILLS.

     OCT 29 - NOV 4, 2007  TOUGH WIND AND WAVE FORCAST EARLY THIS WEEK, BUT HOPEFULLY NICE WEATHER WILL FOLLOW.  CALL FOR GREAT FALL FISHING!

     NOV 5 - NOV 11, 2007  STILL A SAILFISH BITE OFFSHORE, PLUS A FEW WAHOO, AND A HANDFULL OF DOLPHIN AND TUNA BEING CAUGHT.  BOTTOM FISHNG WILL BE GOOD THRU DEC.

     NOV 12 - NOV 18, 2007  WE HAVE HAD A LOT OF ROUGH WEATHER LATELY, BUT GETTING NICER NOW.  TUNA SHOWING UP OFFSHORE, ALONG WITH WAHOO, SAILS, AND A FEW DOLPHIN.  CALL FOR A GREAT OFFSHORE FISHING TRIP. LOTS OF NICE DAYS ARE LEFT IN NOV.

     NOV 19 - NOV 25, 2007  GREAT FISHING DAY OFFSHORE THIS WEEK DOWN SOUTH.  WE HAD 5-6 BLACKFIN TUNA, 4 YELLOWFINS, 2 KINGS, 2 NICE WAHOO, AND A SAILFISH.  ON THE 28' HAD 2 SUPER DAYS ON THE BOTTOM.  CAUGHT 25 - 40 GROUPER EACH DAY, RELEASING LOTS TO SEE ANOTHER DAY, BUT KEEPING THE BIG FISH.  ALSO CAUGHT A HANDFUL OF BIG BLACK BASS AND OTHER BOTTOM CREATURES.  ALSO, THERE ARE SOME GIANT BLUEFIN SHOWING UP OUT THE INLET A FEW MILES.  CALL FOR A CHARTER TODAY.

     NOV 26 - DEC 2, 2007  TWO GROUPER TRIPS THIS WEEK.  CAUGHT ALL THE GROUPER YOU WANT, PLUS SOME NICE BLACK SEA BASS AND SNAPPER.  FINISHED BOTH DAYS BY LUNCH TIME WITH EVERYONE HAVING TIRED ARMS, ESPECIALLY THURSDAY.

     DEC 3 - DEC 9, 2007   GREAT BOTTOM FISHING 3 DAYS.  ALL THE GROUPER ACTION YOU WANT, SOME NICE BASS AND VERMILLIONS,PLUS SOME SUPER NICE AMERICAN RED SNAPPER, AND A 58 POUND COBIA.  SUPER FISHING.

     DEC 10 - DEC 16, 2007  FIRST DAY FISHING FOR BLUEFIN PROVES TO BE ACTION PACKED.  CAUGHT A 525 - 550 POUND BLUEFIN.  CORED OUT AT 401.9 LBS.  93" FISH.  UNREAL FISH THAT TOOK 20 MINUTES JUST TO GET THE FISH THRU THE TUNA DOOR.  THREE MEN COULD HAVE USED THREE MORE MEN.  FIGHT LASTED ABOUT 1:20 MINUTES WITH THE SHIMANO 130 HOLDING UP FOR THE BATTLE.

     DEC 17 - DEC23, 2007   TUNA BITE IS STILL ON. NOT A LOT OF FISH, BUT THERE ARE SOME HUGE FISH BEING CAUGHT.  BOTTOM FISHING IS STILL SUPER!

     DEC 24 - DEC 30, 2007   TUNA BITE HAS PICK UP SOME MORE.  STILL SOME KINGS AND ALBERTS IN THE 67 DEGREE WATER.