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VCFA House Report #13

Fishing Reports from Captain Brian Horsley and Captain Sarah Gardner
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VCFA House Report #13

Postby fishermike » Sat Oct 29, 2016 6:22 pm

Hi! Another great day on the water with lots of albies around, but we had to search before we found them just east of the Beaufort Inlet. :D We had 4 boats out today and we all went in different directions and our boat that went west along Shackleford Is was the first to run into them and they had them by themselves for a short period before the fleet found them. We all motored over and were all hooked up in short order. One boat hooked 6 and landed 4, another hooked 9 and landed 7, another hooked 13 and landed 5, and our last boat hooked 13 and landed 9 for a total of 41 hooked and 25 landed. This puts us over 300 at 306 for the trip and a new all time record for number of albies hooked. The previous record was 297 over a three week period and we still have a week to go. :D Landed is over 200 at 203, but we have a ways to go to get that record of 232. We kept our record of broken rods going with another one today to make three days in a row and 5 for the trip so far. At this rate, we will be using bamboo sticks by the end of the trip. The broken rod today resulted when the line got into the motor and the rod tip followed before snapping. We also lost a couple of fly lines, one on an albie that went under the boat and broke off on the boat bottom and another that got tangled in a trawler's net. We also had a guy have 4 albie strikes and lost them all because his fly had a broken hook. Lots of fun, and we had one albie that was over 20 lbs and was too heavy to lift into the boat with one hand. Lots of big fish today and let's hope this continues. We found nothing around the hook early, but there were some breaking fish when we were coming in. Also, there were excellent reports of lots of fish caught on the east side today and with the almost dead calm conditions, it would have been a great day to make the trip. We also had good luck behind the trawlers in the Beaufort channel. Wind is supposed to blow from the west tomorrow so conditions will not be so comfortable as today, but let's hope the albies are just as willing. Weather was warm again today and that should extend the season into late Nov and early Dec. Hard to believe I am sitting here on the house porch in my shorts and very comfortable. Let's hope it continues and everyone is bowed up tomorrow. Tight lines, mike buss

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Re: VCFA House Report #13

Postby surfbum » Sat Oct 29, 2016 9:18 pm

Hi Mike: We were on the same fish you were on this am, a really great morning for dredging up nice singles and doubles on quality size fish. Looks like a semi blow day tomorrow but game on Mon/Tues again. East side may be killer tomorrow...Thanks for your reports this season! Surf Bum 21' Parker

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