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VCFA House Report 10/22/13

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VCFA House Report 10/22/13

Postby fishermike » Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:50 pm

Hi! Another great day on the water as we had a couple of boaters out in amongst the albies and they hooked 28 and landed 19 albies. The sand people could not find anyone on the island to ferry us to the spit, so we went into Beaufort and took a ferry to the west end of Shackleford Is. and had all the bluefish we could want, but no albies. The boat people were in two locations, one was about 3 miles west of the spit and about a mile off shore of Shackleford Is., the other was about a mile off the spit and all the way down past the rock jetty. All of us can relate to an "albie knuckle-buster", but one of our members took this to a new and more painful level. He was holding his rod in his lap with the reel handle pointed down in a very vulnerable location, and wouldn't you know it, an albie decided to strike and take off on his usual initial run. The result was a very painful, but memorable "knuckle-buster" of a different sort!! The wind is supposed to blow hard tomorrow, but we hope the ferry will be running as the conditions predicted for tomorrow are exactly the same as they were on the only good day we had on the beach last year. With all the bait to the west of the spit the last couple of days and a strong west wind, we are hoping the wind will blow all that bait onto the spit and the albies as well. But knock on wood!! So far we are having a great year and may be on pace to surpass a couple of years ago when we had 196 albies hooked and 134 landed. Right now after 5 days we have hooked 61 and landed 43 albies. Hope it continues! But that is never a sure thing. For those of you sitting home on your rears, I would strongly urge you to get down this year to experience all of this. Thanks again and tight lines, mike :D :D

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Re: VCFA House Report 10/22/13

Postby tuannguyen » Wed Oct 23, 2013 9:09 pm

Mike,
I'm looking on coming down this weekend. The weather looks like it will cooperate. Can you tell which ferries are running to the spit? Thanks.
Tuan

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Re: VCFA House Report 10/22/13

Postby fishermike » Wed Oct 23, 2013 10:14 pm

Hi! We have been riding the Fishing Center ferry that leaves around 8:45 am and returns at 4 pm. They do not run on Tues. Calico Jacks, Cape Point, and the Local Yokal also run, but we have not had a ride with them this year. Hope they are still hot when you get down. Give us a shout at the house when you get down. thanks and tight lines, mike

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