FDS: December 2003 Archives

December 31, 2003

Emerald Isle Fishing Report

I got nothing. Out of the week we were there I managed to break away for an hour or so around dusk on four different nights. No fresh bait on the island that I could find, so I ended up using frozen finger mullet with a bait sweetener that I bought from Dr. Bogus. Couple of hits, nothing hooked, and some bait chewed up, probably by puffers in the surf.

There were specks and drum in the surf near the Bogue inlet pier, though I never got down that way. It was closed for the season anyway. The sound where we were at was a mile wide and two feet deep, so there was no point in trying anything there.

The sweetener that I used is an artificial bait called "Fishbites" which, like the Super Gulp Line, is designed to smell like live for a long period of time. According to the guy at Dr. Bogus, it's impregnated with the chemicals that cause fish to bite. No mullet or bunker flavors yet, but I did buy the crab and shrimp flavors. They keep forever, so if we get plenty of fresh bunker I'll save them for next fall.

I also got my neoprene chest waders. Size 11 Hodgeman's. So you won't need to bring your extra pair, Dog.

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Another site

It sounds like this might be a good fellow to do business with. Sounds like a good guy who shoots from the hip. Here's the link: http://www.obxangler.com
Check out the message board for the bait info and fishing report. Home page is interesting as well. Location is Hatteras village so might be farther south than we'll be. He does have apartments for rent above the bait shop though. There's 1 way to guarantee good bait and places to chunk it, stay at the bait shop!! (Sorry if I am posting too much, just getting excited about the trip!!)

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December 29, 2003

Bunker/Bait Info

Very informative post from Red Drum tackle's site. Dawg, check in your area about bunker or mullet. Maybe we could get some prior to leaving and go ahead and have it packed and ready. Not sure we'll be able to get anything fresh except eels. Personally, I would prefer the bunker as it's much cheaper and better to fish. Here's the Red Drum post: http://fishmojo.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=1872&highlight=bunker
This is a funny read as well. Sounds like some of our group...

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Pea Island stripers

Here's some info for us in case the weather turns nasty: http://www.ncwaterman.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=1402&PN=1
It might be of some help. We'll see. This site has some great info if you haven't looked at it yet.

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December 19, 2003

Gear Boy Strikes Again

We leave for Emerald Isle Sunday. I bought some of the Gulp white worms, and a pair of Gorgonz ear warmers to test out.

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December 17, 2003

high-low striper rig

found a new site: www.stripersurf.com. check this sight out and link to the high-low striper rig on the left side of the home page. this seems pretty interesting. probably won't find any around here but i'm always up for trying new tackle. sounds and looks like a jazzed-up bottom rig. we could always order some.

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December 03, 2003

striper trip

well, just heard back from mike and his four day fishing trip over thanksgiving produced sharks and rays...sound familiar? he made sure to tell me not to believe what the message boards print on their daily fishing reports...it just ain't happening! while he was there, he saw two stripers and two puppies caught, all this amid the catch and release shark/ray fishing. he did say that oregon inlet was stacked up like the point on a drum run but heard no reports of any big stripers being landed. apparantly they are still holed up in the chesapeake and north, but now that we have some cold air pushing down, they should start to move. if our trip goes as planned, we should be sitting pretty for a chance at some big stripers out of the surf. thought y'all might like to know the current scoop.

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