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2010 Fishing Reports - Pelagic Sportfishing - Atlantic Beach, NC

     FEB  - MARCH      I WILL BE IN GUATEMALA FROM FEB 10 - MARCH 31 RUNNING CHARTERS.  PLEASE LEAVE AN E-MAIL AND I WILL RETURN E-MAIL IN 1- 2 DAYS.  IF YOU LEAVE A PHONE NUMBER I WILL BE GLAD TO CALL FROM GUATEMALA TO ANSWER QUESTIONS OR BOOK DAYS.  YOU CAN ALSO CALL MY HOME NUMBER TO BOOK DAYS.  THANKS, CAPT MIKE  

     FEB - MARCH, 2010     A GREAT THANK YOU TO ALL WHO CAME TO GUATEMALA WITH ME THIS YEAR.  WE HAD A FEW WEATHER DAYS WITH 2 GROUPS, BUT MOST ALL THE OTHERS GAVE THE SUPER FISHING WEATHER GUATEMALA IS KNOWN FOR HAVING.  FISHING WAS OK THIS YEAR.  WE AVERAGED HAVING ABOUT 5 - 15 SHOTS AT SAILFISH EACH DAY.  ALSO, BETWEEN 2 BOATS SAW ABOUT 20 BLUE MARLIN, AND HALF OF THEM HAD EATING ATTITUDES AND WERE TREATED TO A LITTLE TUG OF WAR.  MANY SPINNER DOLPHIN THIS YEAR, AND WE MANAGED TO CATCH SOME YELLOWFIN WITH HIGH SPEED CEDAR PLUGS.   PLEASE EMAIL ONE OR TWO OF YOUR BEST PICTURES TO ME IF YOU CAN.  THANKS AGAIN,  CHEERS,  CAPT MIKE AND CAPT TOM

     APRIL 1 - APRIL 11, 2010     OFFSHORE FISHING HAS BEEN A LITTLE SLOW THIS WEEK.  WATER TEMPS ARE DOWN.  HOWEVER, THE TEMPS AND FISHNG WILL HEAT UP IN THE NEXT WEEK.  AS SOON AS CONDITIONS LOOK RIGHT, I HAVE A FEW TRIPS LINED UP AND WILL GIVE A TRUE CURRENT LOCAL REPORT.  ALSO, CALL IF YOU WANT ANY SATURDAY OR SUNDAY TRIPS.  I HAVE A FEW LEFT FOR THIS SPRING AND SUMMER.

     APRIL 12 - APRIL 18, 2010     FINALLY SOME YELLOWFIN HAVE BEEN BITING.  GREAT TO SEE THEM.  A FEW BOATS WITH 5 - 7.  ALSO, SOME WAHOO AND A FEW DOLPHIN.  BOATS GOING WELL BEYOND 100 FATHOMS HAVE ALREADY BEEN SEEING AND CATCHING BLUE MARLIN.  CALL AND LETS GO FISHING.

     APRIL 19 - APRIL 25, 2010   FISHING HAS BEEN ON ONE DAY THEN OFF THE NEXT.  UNFORTUNATELY FOR ME I HAVE CHOSEN THE OFF DAYS THIS WEEK.  THERE ARE SOME TUNA, WAHOO, AND BLUE MARLIN OUT THERE,  YOU JUST NEED TO FIND THEM.  YOU CAN NOT CATCH 'EM IF YOU DO NOT GO!  

     APRIL 26 - MAY 2, 2010     OFFSHORE WATERS ARE STILL A LITTLE COLD, BUT THE BITE IS GETTING BETTER.  WE DID MANAGE TO CATCH 4 DOLPHIN, A BLACKFIN TUNA, AND LOTS OF AMBERJACKS JIGGING.  ALSO, WILL HOPEFULLY RUN A FEW TRIPS FOR THE GROUPER SOON SINCE THE SEASON IS BACK.  I WOULD THINK THE GULFSTREAM WATERS WOULD RETURN TO A MORE NORMAL FLOW  IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS TO GIVE GREAT OFFSHORE TROLLING.

     MAY 3 - MAY 9, 2010     RAN A COUPLE OF OFFSHORE TRIPS THIS WEEK.  WATER ON THE LAST TRIP WAS 68 DEGREES ALL THE WAY OUT TO 100 FATHOMS, BUT IT WARMED UP TO 75 DEGREES GOING BACK HOME TO 20 FATHOMS.  FISHING IS GETTING BETTER AND BETTER EACH WEEK.  WE ARE CATCHING A HANDFUL OF DOLPHIN, BLACKFIN TUNA, KING MACKERAL, AND LOTS OF AMBERJACK JIGGING MIXED WITH SOME GAG AND STRAWBERRY GROUPER.  ALSO, INSHORE THERE ARE SOME BASS AND TRIGGERS.

     MAY 10 - MAY 16, 2010     OFFSHORE FISHING REALLY PICKED UP THIS WEEK.  ONE DAY 24 GAFFER DOLPHIN AND 2 BLACKFIN TUNA.  OTHER DAY 36 DOLPHIN AND A FEW ALBERTS IN 15 FATHOMS.  GIVE ME A CALL AND LETS GO FISHING.  ALSO, A FEW MARLIN CAUGHT IN THE DEEP.

     MAY 17 - MAY 23, 2010     FISHED 6 DAYS THIS WEEK.  THE 2 TRIPS ON THE 31' ON THE BOTTOM WERE GOOD.  TO THE EAST, LOTS OF HUGH RED SNAPPER, SOME GAG GROUPER, BASS, AND AJ'S.  TO THE SW, 3 RED GROUPER, LOTS OF GAG GROUPER, SILVER SNAPPER, BASS, AND AJ'S.  OFFSHORE, THE BACKING CURRENTS AND EAST WINDS SLOWED THINGS DOWN A LITTLE.  WE STILL MANAGED TO CATCH FROM 8 TO 13 DOLPHIN EACH DAY, PLUS JUMPED OFF A SAILFISH, HAD A FEW WAHOO, AND WAXED HUGH AJ'S, CAUGHT SOME BLACKFIN TUNA, AND A FEW KINGS.  THE WIND WILL BLOW THE NEXT FEW DAYS, BUT WE WILL BE READY TO FISH BY THE END OF THIS WEEK.  MY DAYS IN JUNE ARE  FILLING UP, BUT I STILL HAVE ABOUT HALF THE DAYS OPEN THE LAST HALF OF THE MONTH.  CALL TO BOOK A TRIP ON THE 61'FOR THE BEST FISHING TIME OF THE YEAR.
     
     MAY 24 - MAY 30, 2010     FISHING OFFSHORE IS STARTING TO PICK UP, BUT THERE ARE STILL SOME TOUGH BITE DAYS.  STILL MANAGING TO MAKE FOR GOOD DAYS ONE WAY OR ANOTHER.  DOLPHIN BITE IS FROM 5 - 20 FISH.  A FEW WAHOO.  A FEW BLACKFIN TUNA.  JIGGING IS FUN. ON THE 31', LOTS OF GROUPER AND SNAPPER.  ALSO, MANY OTHER SPECIES.  CAUGHT ONE SAILFISH IN THE SWANSBORO TOURNAMENT AND A FEW DOLPHIN.

     MAY 31 - JUNE 5, 2010     DOLPHIN FISHING IS OFF THE HOOK GOOD (58 AND A TUNA ONE DAY), AND JUST PLAIN GOOD THE NEXT (22 - 28).  WILL POST PICTURES SOON.  FISHING EVERY DAY THIS WEEK.   GO KAPPA SIGS, BIGGER NEXT YEAR.  THANKS JOE WINFREY.  PLUS COBIA.

     JUNE 6 - 12, 2010     GREAT DOLPHIN FISHING ALL WEEK.  LOTS OF GAFFER DOLPHIN, AND PILES OF BAILER DOLPHIN IN THE DEEP.  FEW WAHOO.  BOTTOM FISHNG IS CONSTANT ACTION.

     JUNE 13 - 19, 2010   BIG ROCK TOURNAMENT AND ALSO FISHED THE 2 LAY DAYS.  DOLPHIN FISHING IN THE DEEP STILL GIVES UP SOME BIG DOLPHIN, AND MANY CHANCES TO BAIL DOLPHIN.  HAD ONE BLUE UP DURING THE TOURNEY, BUT SHE WOULD NOT EAT.  GOOD DOLPHIN BITE IN LADIES TOURNAMENT.

     JUNE 20 -26, 2010   MIXED BAGS OF DOLPHIN FROM THE 15 FATHOM RANGE TO 200 FATHOMS.  BAILERS IN THE DEEP STILL WITH OCCASIONAL GAFFERS.  WEATHER TOOK A FEW TRIPS THIS WEEK.  BOTTOM ACTION GOOD.  WE HAVE OPEN DAYS THE WEEKEND OF THE 4th., CALL TO FISH!!

     JUNE 27 - JULY 3, 2010   DOLPHIN BITING IN THE DEEP.  200 FATHOMS.  LOTS OF BAILERS AND SOME GAFFERS.  BOTTOMFISHING GREAT.

     JULY 4 - JULY 10, 2010  DOLPHIN FISHING ON THE EAST SIDE IN THE SHALLOWS IS GREAT.  MOSTLY BAILERS AND GIGGERS, BUT FUN ON LIGHT TACKLE.  BAILING LOTS AND CATCHING SOME KINGS AND A 65 POUND COBIA THIS WEEK.  THANKS SCOTT HANKBACK FOR A GREAT DAY. AEKDB.

    JULY 11 - JULY 17, 2010  THE BILLFISH BITE WENT OFF THE BEGINNING OF THE WEEK.  ALL BOATS WITH WHITE MARLIN AND SAILFISH.  5 - 12 BILLFISH PER BOAT.  UNFORTUNATELY, I HAD TO PULL OUT THE BIG BOAT TO DO SOME SERVICE.  ON THE 31', BOTTOMFISHING IS GREAT, ALONG WITH DOLPHIN FISHING IN THE SHALLOWS.  BARTA TOURNAMENT, WE FISHED IN THE ROUGH WATER FRIDAY, AND DECIDED TO LAY ON SAT. TO REST IN BEAUFORT.  CAUGHT DOLPHIN AND SPANISH ON SAT.

     JULY 18 - JULY 24, 2010     OFFSHORE DOLPHIN ARE STILL HERE AND THE WAHOO ARE SHOWING UP.  4 WAHOOS, SEVEN GAFFER DOLPHIN, AND JUMPED OFF A SAILFISH AND RAISED ANOTHER ONE DAY.   BOTTOM ACTION GOOD ALSO.

   JULY 25 - JULY 31, 2010   SPANISH AND BLUEFISH BITING GREAT ON HALF DAY TRIPS.  OFFSHORE, STILL GETTING DOLPHIN GOOD AND WAHOO BITES.  ALSO, CAPT BRAD CATCHES A SAIL ON THE 61' PELAGIC.  CONSTANT GROUPER ACTION ON THE BOTTOM WITH THE 31' WITH SOME TRIGGERS AND BEELINERS.

     AUG 1 - 7, 2010   OFFSHORE STILL GIVING UP PLENTY OF DOLPHIN.  LOTS OF CHANCES TO BAIL.  STILL A FEW WAHOO AROUND THIS WEEK.  ALSO, WATCHED A BLUE MARLIN THRASHING THRU DOLPHIN AND A SAILFISH FREE JUMP BESIDE THE BOAT THIS WEEK.  I MISSED A TRIP OR 2 FROM BEING UNDER THE WEATHER, BUT LOOKING FORWARD TO UPCOMING TRIPS.

     AUG 8 - 14, 2010     OFFHORE FISHING HAS BEEN A LITTLE HIT OR MISS THIS WEEK.  GOT THE BAILER DOLPHIN OK ONE DAY WITH A WAHOO.  ALSO, A SLOW BITE WITH CATCHING 1 OF 3 WAHOO BITES, BUT DID SOME BOTTOM FISHING TO CATCH SOME NICE GAG GROUPER.  GREAT FALL FISHING IS COMING UP,  CALL TO BOOK A TRIP!

     AUG 15 - 21, 2010     GREAT CATCHES OF GROUPER AND MANY TRIGGER FISH ALONG WITH SOME BASS AND SNAPPER.  RELEASED MANY LARGE RED SNAPPER SAFELY THAT WERE 5 -14 POUNDERS.  ALSO, DOLPHIN SOME AJ'S AND MANY SHARKS ON THE 31' BOTTOM DAY.   OFFSHORE, THE WAHOO BITE SEEMS TO BE GETTING MORE CONSISTANT.  ALSO, SOME GAFFERS MIXED INTO THE CATCH.

     AUG 23 - 29, 2010    OFFSHORE DOLPHIN AND WAHOO.  GROUPER, SNAPPER, ECT ACTION GOOD ON THE 31'.   SPANISH BITING GREAT IN HALF DAY TRIPS.

     AUG 30 - SEPT 5, 2010      OFFSHORE WERE 3 FOR 4 ON THE WAHOO BITE RIGHT AFTER HURRICANE EARL.  ALSO, HAD 10 DOLPHIN AND LOTS OF SMALL DOLPHIN BITES.  OFFSHORE FLY ATTACK.  COMBINATION OF SCHOOL STARTING AND HURRICANE EARL MADE FOR A SLOW DOWN THE LAST 2 WEEKS, BUT CHARTERS ARE PICKING UP NOW FOR THE FALL BITE.

     SEPT 6 - 12, 2010     INCREDIBLE WAHOO BITE BEGINNING OF THIS WEEK.  WORLD CLASS.  BY THE END OF THE WEEK THE WAHOO BITE DECLINED, BUT WE STILL MANAGED TO CATCH 12 TO 18 DOLPHIN EACH DAY, PLUS A LITTLE KING AND BLACKFIN TUNA.  WENT WAY OUT OF THE WAY TO CATCH GROUPER IN AN AREA I DO NOT FISH MUCH ON THE 61', BUT NOT MUCH LUCK.

     SEPT 13 - 19, 2010     OFFSHORE HURRICANE IGOR WILL DELAY THE ATLANTIC BEACH KING MACKERAL TOURNAMENT TIL NEXT WEEK, SO NOT MUCH FISHING THE END OF THE WEEK.  DID TAKE THE SKIFF OUT FOR SPANISH FISHING WITH LIVE BAIT.  CAUGHT ABOUT 15 SPANISH EACH DAY BEFORE LUNCH, ALL WERE 3 TO 7 POUNDERS ON TROUT RODS. ALSO, CHASED TARPON AROUND UNTIL WE FINALLY GOT A BITE.  80 - 90 POUNDER.   LOTS OF FUN.

     SEPT 20 - 26, 2010     PRETTY GOOD FISHING THIS WEEK.  OFFSHORE WE HAD 45 TO 60 DOLPHIN EACH DAY, PLUS A HAND FUL OF WAHOO'S.  JUMPED OFF A SAILFISH.  GROUPER FISHING IS OFF THE HOOK GOOD.  KINGFISHNG SUCKS.  CAUGHT 1 KING THE SECOND DAY OF THE  ATLANTIC BEACH TOURNAMENT, BUT TO SMALL TO PLACE.  HOWEVER, WE DID GROUPER FISH FOR A SHORT WHILE TO MAKE UP FOR THE SLOW KING FISHING.

     SEPT 27 - OCT 3, 2010   BOTTOM FISHING ON 31' GREAT AS NORMAL.  OFFSHORE BITE IS GETTING BETTER AND BETTER.  BOOK FALL OFFSHORE TRIP NOW!!

    OCT 4 - 10, 2010     HALF DAY ON 61' HAS LIMITS OF BLUEFISH IN NO TIME.  VERY FEW KING BITES THIS WEEK ON THE BEACH IN SWANSBORO TOURNAMENT.  BOTTOM FISHING ON 31 IS HOTTT.  A FEW  WAHOO BITES OFFSHORE WITH SOME FAT ALBERTS ALSO.
 
     OCT 11 - 17, 2010   BAD FORCAST CAUSED THE WAHOO CHALLENGE TO BE CANCELLED.  THE NEW DATES ARE OCT 27 - 30.  IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED IN THE TOURNAMENT, PLEASE GIVE ME A CALL OR EMAIL.  EVEN IF IT IS A SINGLE PERSON, OR A GROUP.  I WILL PIECE PEOPLE TOGETHER.  ALSO, HAD TO CANCEL ONE OTHER OFFSHORE TRIP.  WAHOO'S SHOULD BE READY TO SNAP WHEN WE GET BACK FISHING.  I ALREADY HAD A TRIP FOR SATURDAY THE 30TH, SO WILL LOOK TO FISH THE WAHOO CHALLENGE OCT 28 AND 29, WHICH IS A THURSDAY AND FRIDAY.  KINGS ARE FINALLY STARTING TO BITE A LITTLE BETTER ON THE BEACH AND SHALLOW ON THE EAST SIDE.  BOTTOM ACTION ON THE 31' WAS CONSTANT ACTION BEGINNING OF THE WEEK.

     OCT 18 -24, 2010     CONSTANT ACTION ON THE 31' THIS WEEK.  LOTS OF GROUPER, SNAPPER, TRIGGER FISH, BIG AMBERJACKS, SHARKS, AND MORE BIG 200 - 500 POUND SHARKS. COBIA ON THE BOTTOM.  ALSO, SOME HUGE SPANISH MACKERAL ON THE EAST SIDE WRECK AND SOME KINGS.  OFFSHORE IS GETTING PRIME TIME, SO CALL OR EMAIL TO BOOK YOUR TRIP TODAY.  IF YOU HAVE A PARTIAL GROUP, I WILL HELP FILL THE BOAT TO THE 6 PERSON LIMIT.  CHEERS, CAPT MIKE

     OCT 25 - 31, 2010   TOUGH WEATHER THIS WEEK FOR THE MOST PART.  CRAZY WAHOO BITE DOWN SOUTH ON SATURDAY.  SUNDAY, BIG SEAS WITH LESS BITES.  CAUGHT WAHOO, KINGS, BARRACUDA'S, AND A DOLPHIN.  ALSO, A FEW MARLIN SEEN THIS WEEK AND A FEW SAILS.  GREAT TIME FOR FALL OFFSHORE FISHING.

     NOV 1 - NOV 7, 2010   WOW.  DITO ON TOUGH WEATHER.  HOPEFULLY THINGS WILL CHANGE.  NOV IS GREAT MONTH FOR HITTING THE BOTTOM OR WAHOO OFFSHORE.

     NOV 8 - NOV 14, 2010   HAD TO CANCEL TRIP TUESDAY FOR WEATHER.  HEADING TO LONDON FOR A WEEK.  WILL BE READY TO FISH WHEN I RETURN.

     NOV 15 - NOV 21, 2010     REPORTS OF BLUEFIN TUNA JUMPING JUST OUT THE INLET.  ALSO, SOME ON THE EAST SIDE OF THE CAPE.  MOST OF THE ONES SEEN WERE SMALLER TUNA, BUT SURELY THE GIANTS WILL BE COMING ALSO.  WATER TEMPERATURE HAS COOLED DOWN THIS WEEK WHICH WILL STACK THE BAIT TIGHTER AND HOPEFULLY LURE THE TUNA IN TIGHT CATCHING RANGE.  BOTTOMFISHING WILL BE GREAT THRU DECEMBER, ALSO KINGS SHOULD BE AROUND ON THE 68+ DEGREE ROCKS.  OFFSHORE, WAHOOS AND BLACKFIN TUNA ARE WATING TO BE CAUGHT.

     NOV 22 - NOV 28, 2010     A FEW GREAT DAYS THIS WEEK.  MONDAY HAD 50 BIG BLACK SEA BAS (2-4 LBERS), LOTS OF NICE GROUPER, AND 12 KING MACKERAL THAT WERE 15 - 25 POUNDERS.  PLUS LOTS OF OTHERS BOTTOM CREATURES.  OFFSHORE, WE WERE 2 FOR 4 ON WAHOO BITES, HAD 6 NICE DOLPHIN, BLACKFIN TUNA, PLUS A ALBERT AND CUDA.  MORE BLUEFIN SITINGS, PLUS A FEW HOOD UPS THIS WEEK.  THANKS JOE.

     NOV 29 - DEC 12, 2010   A FEW BLUEFIN STARTING TO BE CAUGHT.  ALSO, LARGE SITING AND CATCHES ON THE 450 LINE ON THE BREAK.  THE NEXT DAY LOTS CAUGHT ON THE MALCHASE WRECK ON THE 960 LINE IN 18 FATHOMS.  HOPEFULLY THE TUNA WILL KEEP HEADING SOUTH AND GIVE US A GOOD BITE.  THE BAIT IS GETTING THICKER EVERY DAY, SO THEY SHOULD STAY A WHILE.  ALSO, GREAT BOTTOMFISHING UNTIL THE END OF DECEMBER FOR ME IF ANYONE WANTS TO COME CATCHING.  ALSO, DO NOT FORGET I CAN EMAIL GIFT CERTIFICATES.  SO, TELL YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY WHAT YOU REALLY WANT FOR CHRISTMAS.

     DEC 13 - DEC 26, 2010   WOW.  THIS HAS BEEN WORLD RECORD CRAPPIE WEATHER.  ONLY A FEW FISHABLE DAYS EVEN ON THE 61'.  I HAVE ONLY FISHED A TOTAL OF 2 DAYS FOR BLUEFIN, ONE BITE AND ONE MISHAP WITH THE OUTRIGGER CLIP NOT RELEASING.  NO GOOD, BUT A GREAT BITE.  THE NEXT DAY MY NEIGHBOR FISHED THE SAME WATER AS I DID BOAT REPAIRS BECAUSE OF THE CRAPPIE WEATHER.  HE LOST A 600 TO 700 LBER RIGHT AT THE TRANSOME.  HIS FRIEND THE ONLY OTHER BOAT IN THE AREA CAUGHT A SLOB.

     DEC 27 - 31, 2010   BOTTOM TRIP WITH JERRY JACKSON LAST DAY OF THE YEAR.  ALSO, THE LAST DAY OF GROUPER SEASON.  WENT TO THE EAST SIDE, BUT ONLY CAUGHT A FEW SEA BASS.  THEN AT 11 AM MADE A 35 MILE RUN TO THE WEST.  CAUGHT LOTS OF GROUPER, BASS, SOME TRIGGERS, ALL KINDS OF SNAPPERS, A 45 LB COBIA, AND 2 300 PLUS LB SAND TIGERS.  GREAT WAY TO END THE YEAR.  EVEN THE SHIMANO STUPID JIGS CAUGHT GROUPER.  THE WATER ON THE EAST SIDE WAS 73, BUT I THINK THE COLD WATER THAT WAS THERE FOR 4 - 5 DAYS A FEW DAYS BEFORE PUSHED THE FISH TO THE WEST (SW).  ALSO, SAW A RIGHT WHALE.  ANYONE INTERESTED IN GOING TO GUATEMALA, PLEASE GIVE ME A CALL OR EMAIL.  I HAVE SPOTS OPEN FOR 1 - 6 PEOPLE.  THANKS TO ALL WHO FISHED WITH ME THIS YEAR.