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"Today's Report" | Mac Marle'n | 09/18/03
 

WE'RE STILL HERE!
 We were lucky and missed the worst of it as we saw winds in the 40 to maybe 60 knot range and not really all that much rain.  The "MacMarle'n" is holding down the docks while the "Carolina Contender" and the "ShowTime" are whethering the storm in a more protected location.  Tomorrow will be sunny and pretty and I think we'll be back on the water and fishing on Saturday.  The storm will likely impact the fishing making fishing within 10 miles of the beach tough for a few days due to the water being stirred up, but offshore I don't think it will take long for things to get back to normal.  Actually all the north wind should further push Fall fishing on its way as all the Spots and Mullets in the Chesapeake and Pamlico will likely be on their way after the storm pushes them out. 


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"Today's Report" | Show Time | 09/10/03
 

Happy to report the "ShowTime" is here and ready to go fishing.  I picked it up from Gilliken Custom boat works in Harker's Island last Wednesday and ran it home- Left Beaufort Inlet and cruised to Masonboro inlet at 27kts and then ran ICW to Ocean Isle- avg speed 29 kts, total fuel burn- 108 gallons.  She looks good, but I will be putting her to the test this next weekend.  Stop by and see the new "ShowTime".  If you have interest in custom boats and potentially having one built, I'd be happy to discuss the process and get you pointed in the right direction.
As for fishing, there really hasn't been any.  Its been blowing 20+kts from the NE since last weekend.  I did fish the Atlantic Beach Kingfish tournament last weekend and although we only weighed a 20 pound King, due to the lack of fish and bad weather, it was good enough for 6th place.  We fished around the Frying Pan Tower and weeded thru tons of Dog Sharks to eventually catch the 20 pounder as well as another that may have gone a bit bigger but was eaten by a Cuda and 4 other Kings around 15 pounds.  It was rough, but fishable and we were willing to pay the price for what we felt like would be a good placing fish.
The good news about this weather is it spells Fall fishing.  I can't wait to see what happens this weekend when things settle down.  Its hard to say where the Kings will be exactly, but I imagine they won't be far from shore.  Stay tuned.


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"Today's Report" | Capt. Hook | 09/03/03
 

Things were real slow today offshore. I fished the Tower, Horseshoe, Houston, and a couple of other places in this area and caught dog sharks and one big Spanish. NO KINGS!! We did hook a Billfish off of the Tower that I thought was another Sail after seeing his Bill but then he commenced to pulling line so fast I could'nt do anything fast enough to keep from getting spooled!! I know it was a Billfish maybe a baby BLUE!! Well who knows. Till next time.....


- Capt. David Hooks
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"Recent Reports" | Capt. Hook | 09/01/03
 

I guess through the extremely hot weather the fish have been a little lazy. The kings have been a few here and there but not concentrated in many areas short of the 32 mile range. We did catch a few small Kings and released a BIG Sailfish yesterday afternoon at the 24 mile hole. What a day for the camera to malfunction!! Today we targeted Blacktips to no avail. Fall is coming and things will pick up so just hang on. The good stuff will begin to happen any day now!!


- Capt. David Hooks
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"Today's Report" | Mac Marle'n | 08/28/03
 

Sorry I haven't reported lately, but we've been busy fishing every day under these beautiful weather conditions.  The fishing is good, so long as you can get to your target species.  Nearshore we're doing very good on 1-4 pound Spanish Mackerel at all area Artificial Reefs from 40-60 feet of water.  We're pulling #1 and #2 Silver Clark spoons on #1 planers.  The Kings and Mahi have moved offshore and if you can get to 80+ feet of water, you should be able to have luck.  The weather has certainly been nice enough to get just about anywhere.  There is plenty of bait on the beach and I'm still seeing the occasion King sky rocket thru the bait pods.  Check out this week's pics.


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"TODAYS REPORT" | Mac Marle'n | 08/23/03
 

Capt. Roger and I went on a Spanish mackerel mission this afternoon.  We had steady action with better than average fish.  Most of the fish caught were in the 3-4 pound range.  A Gold clarkspoon behind a # 2 planer was the bait of choice, however silver was also effective.
- Capt. Grady Gordon
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"Stream Report" | Capt. Hook | 08/21/03
 

We ran out to the 100-400 and trolled for about an hour with no strikes. Then moved straight offshore to 1000-1500 feet of water looking for weed, birds, bait anything that looked fishy to no avail. We then ran to the Steeples and fished it Hard and had not even one strike. I decided to head to the Tower area to get something to tighten the line but in the middle of the run made a hard left and went to the Black Jack hole. We put out and had a big Wahoo skied the bait, ran the 100 yard dash and spit the hook. Then we put out again made a circle and the next one was not so lucky he ended up in the box. We saw a Sail out sunning, just lazing around on top of the water but he would'nt eat. A little later we hooked a Sail that got fouled in another line and he was behind the boat with his tail about a foot  out of the water going 900 miles an hour and when his tail caught traction he pulled all the hooks. Not a great report but not too shabby either!! Capt'n Stacy will be running the next couple of days so we will be reporting. Fall is just around the corner!!!!! 


- Capt. David Hooks
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"Today's Report" | Carolina Contender | 08/19/03
 

Today I ran a 7 hr. trip aboard the Carolina Contender and fished the Horseshoe area.  The water was a dark green and looked decent, but not the typical bluish that is often seen this time of year.  We caught several decent sized Kings and a Mahi.  The action was very steady. 


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"Today's Report" | Capt. Hook | 08/18/03
 

Captain Stacy had a pretty slow day only managing to pull out one Mahi, some Sharks and a Barracuda. The weather was not very cooperative and he fished the 12 mile ledges. We are going to hang in there it will get better!!


- Capt. David Hooks
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"Today's Report" | Mac Marle'n | 08/18/03
 

We've been Cuda and Spanish crazy here for the past week or so.  The majority of our charters are 3 and 5 hour trips, thus we have to stay within 10-15 miles of the beach- and Barracuda and Spanish are what are biting in that range.  For those occasions when we have 7 or 9 hour trips, the Kings and Mahi are biting offshore in the 25-35 mile range.  Most of the fish are in the 10-12 pound range but we are catching quite a few into the 20's as well.  The weather was great today and I look forward to the cool breezes that I think we'll be getting this week.  Actually loaded the well with Silver Mullets running the waterway this AM.  A sign that Fall is just around the corner.


- Capt. Brant McMullan
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"Last Few Days" | Capt. Hook | 08/17/03
 

We have had several fullday trips in the last few days along with a couple of shorter trips. The fish are biting well around the Tower. The kings are there along with Mahi, Barracuda, African Pompano, and Sailfish. There were 3 Sails released yesterday while I was in the Horeshoe area. We caught Kings 8 to 15 lbs fairly steady and then hit one 26.93 pounds. I heard there were sevral nice ones caught all around out there in 60 to 90 feet of water. The bait is still off Holden and easy to get!! Capt'n Stacy will be on the boat tomorrow for 2 half days so stay tuned!! 


- Capt. David Hooks
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"Today's Report" | Carolina Contender | 08/15/03
 

Once again the ocean was perfect, I just wish the fish would have gotten the memo.  Although things were slow we did manage to catch one of the largest black tip sharks I have ever seen.  In addition to the shark, the spanish mackerels kept us busy most of the afternoon.
- Capt. Grady Gordon
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"Today's Report" | Capt. Hook | 08/14/03
 

We cut our stream trip back to a full day due to reports of "No Action There". We found lots of Dog Sharks at the 65 foot hole and moved on to the 24 and again, you guessed it, found Dog Sharks. I then moved to the 38 mile area and found a couple of Kings and all the Jacks! Lots of action today!! Bait is still holding off Holden Beach!! Back out on another full day tomorrow!!


- Capt. David Hooks
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"TODAYS REPORT" | Mac Marle'n | 08/14/03
 

Today Capt. Amy and I fished aboard the Mac Marl'n.  The weather was beautiful with seas in the 1-2 foot range.  The spanish mackerel were plentiful around the Barges.  And the Barracudas were chompin' at the bit. Hopefully the weather will hold for the weekend. 
- Capt. Grady Gordon
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"Today's Report" | Capt. Hook | 08/13/03
 

We had a full day offshore today and were not overwhelmed with action but had a pretty fair catch. We caught Kings, Sharks, and a Mahi. The Kings came from the Sharkhole and the Mahi came from the 24 mile ledge. We did not get a King stike at the 24. But on the Mahi our lady angler for the day saw them swim by the boat and told me she saw a fish and she was right!! Next thing a cow Mahi was 6 foot high off the transom. As this fight progressed the Bull hit a floating line jumpimg the line already hooked up  and breaking it.  NO PROBLEM!! I handed the hooked up pole to the gentlemen, took the pole with the broken string and he never missed a stoke!!


- Capt. David Hooks
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"" | Mac Marle'n | 08/13/03
 

Yesterday Captain Roger and I guided a party to a day of live bait fishing around the Shark hole area.  Mysteriously, the Cobia made a strong showing with no warning.  We ended up with four Cobia and a kingfish.  The water color is shaping up and fishing is getting even better. 


- Capt. Grady Gordon
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"Schedule" | Capt. Hook | 08/12/03
 

We will be out on a Full Day tomorrow and in the Gullf Stream on Thursday if the weather lets us. On my stream trip I am thinking about finding an area that looks productive around the 100-400 or Black Jack and live bait fishing. Will post results!!


- Capt. David Hooks
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"TODAYS REPORT" | Mac Marle'n | 08/12/03
 

Capt. Roger and I fished around the shark hole today.  The Cobias made a late season appearance.  While the king mackerel were scattered.  Live pogies were the key for the cobias while the kingfish were on dead cigar minnows like a fat kid on cake.  The weather is finally turning around, and the rest of the week is looking good.
- Capt. Grady Gordon
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"" | Carolina Contender | 08/12/03
 

Finally the weather is shaping up.  This past weekend captain Brant and I fished the Snead's Ferry King Mackerel tournament up in Morehead City amidst torrential down pours and heavy winds.  We ended up catching a 26.74 lb kingfish and won 9th place, but I assure you we worked for it.  Back at home the barracuda and shark fishing remains hot.  However, today the king mackerel made their first appearance in over 2 weeks.  We caught several fish around the shark hole and it looks like its only going to get better.  Also the cobia are making a come back as well.  Yesterday I hooked two including one that had a head about 2 feet across probably weighing in excess of 70 lbs.  Today I hooked one more but unfortunately have been unable to get one in the boat yet.  Fishing is heating up again.


- Capt. Barrett McMullan
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"TODAYS REPORT" | Mac Marle'n | 08/08/03
 

The Spanish mackerel bite was on at the AR445 this afternoon. The key was a gold # 1 clarkspoons behind a # 2 planer.  There were also a couple cudas lerking around the bouys.
- Capt. Grady Gordon
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