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Hatteras Fishing, May 16

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Hatteras Fishing, May 16

Postby TLT » Sun May 17, 2009 2:13 pm

I was in Hatteras yesterday for a day of fishing for tuna and gaffers. We had fly gear, but it was too rough for a 30 foot boat with 20 knot winds at the shoals creating one strong and swelly sea. Plan B was to look for cobia. Still way to rough to throw a fly, so we sight casted to singles and doubles, having great success with a pack of cobias munching on a menhaden bait ball. We caught ten out of twelve to sixty pounds on light tackle. :D

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Re: Hatteras Fishing, May 16

Postby Emerson » Sun May 17, 2009 3:21 pm

Sounds like a rockin good time! :D
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Re: Hatteras Fishing, May 16

Postby meatstick » Sun May 17, 2009 3:54 pm

Liveys or big bucktail ? 3 oz yellow head with white tail ?

In any event, nice Tom ... very nice.

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Re: Hatteras Fishing, May 16

Postby TLT » Sun May 17, 2009 5:17 pm

2 - 4 oz. bucktails, white with white grub tails or chartreuse tails or pink tails. We caught a couple with black grub tails as well. The boat I was on was the Armadilla captained by Michael Quade. He is a charter captain up here and I have known him for five years. I have tried to go offshore with him several times as he is very curious to see the fly work. I thought this was the weekend. If it had not been so rough, those cobia would have eaten. The bucktail wouldhit the water and the fish would rush it aggressively and eat. For whatever stupid reason our flies were not big enough, and I could not find my cobia bunny flies. I can't wait to do this again with the Boss.

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Re: Hatteras Fishing, May 16

Postby Cutter » Mon May 18, 2009 8:21 am

That sounds like fun! Lots of good water to explore in Hatteras, but lots of weather days too. :roll:
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Re: Hatteras Fishing, May 16

Postby BlueHeron » Mon May 18, 2009 2:25 pm

nice report - that kind of pullage on light tackle sounds spectacular.
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Re: Hatteras Fishing, May 16

Postby woody » Mon May 18, 2009 2:43 pm

my buddies that went had great success but made lots of charter sauce
good job especially if you did not lose your lunch

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Re: Hatteras Fishing, May 16

Postby Reefing » Mon May 18, 2009 8:39 pm

Well done! I've hear they have been knock-n-em dead down there, glad to hear you got into them.

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Re: Hatteras Fishing, May 16

Postby 9ft4wt » Tue May 19, 2009 8:41 am

Now that is a impressive report. Good job. Still looking for my first cobia on a fly, but I bet they were a blast on spinnng gear.


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Re: Hatteras Fishing, May 16

Postby southwall » Thu May 21, 2009 8:49 pm

10 cobia in rough conditions is incredible......way to go. Sorry your plans for the fly did not quite work out. I may seek out the brown ones myself Monday if it's too crowded???

Thanks for an exceptional report!

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