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Morehead City 4/9 - 4/10 Report

PostSat Apr 10, 2010 11:46 pm

Arrived to Morehead City Friday afternoon and dropped the 197 in the water. First time out since October.

Wanted to just troll the inlet for some Blues but the inlet was like a washing machine. 4 -5 ft confused rollers and stacked up. After 45 minutes of rocking and rolling decided to go back to the turning basin and drop some shrimp down. Anchored up directly over the picture below but only pulled up croakers. BottleNose Dolphins all around boat and I assume the big marks shown are the dolphin feeding. Left right before dark, thinking I could get back in time. Ended up coming back to marina in the dark with no spotlight. Good lesson but did trust my track on the Lowrance GPS.
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Left the marina this morning at 7:30 and cleared the inlet to find 2 - 3 ft. Looking for warm water proved difficult. Caught a 4 ft shark at R8 Buoy and decided to venture further out. Ended up about 14 miles out, 4 - 5 ft waves and chased False Albie's for an hour. Threw everything we had but no takers. Came back into Cape Lookout and met up with a buddy who had two marines on board. They are signed up for MAD 5 on June 5. They had been there for several hours catching/releasing sharks. Two marines caught at least 80 or so sharks and had a blast. We anchored up right beside them and caught probably 30 or so. Biggest was right at 5 ft.

Headed to head to the hill at 6:00 and cruised along Shackleford Banks at 34 mph. Very nice ride back in.

Great day on the water and enjoyed watching some of our Military heros have a relaxing day on the water!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Morehead City 4/9 - 4/10 Report

PostSun Apr 11, 2010 9:29 am

Sounds like a good 1st trip of the season. It's only just beginning. Hoepfully gas won't be up to $5 gal by June.
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Re: Morehead City 4/9 - 4/10 Report

PostSun Apr 11, 2010 1:42 pm

Great report Jim

I didn't make it to Morehead this weekend but my cousin made it up there.

He said he went to the Rock Jetty @ Cape Lookout and was casting to the Blues and were killing them.

He was fishing with a red head jig w/ white gulp worm attached.

Hopefully I will make a trip next weekend. I'm still waiting approval from "The Warden" :wink:
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Re: Morehead City 4/9 - 4/10 Report

PostTue Apr 13, 2010 12:26 am

Landlocked wrote:Hoepfully gas won't be up to $5 gal by June.



Still won't keep me off the water. I get 5+ MPG on the 197SF. Try 575 gallons of diesel to run to the stream on a 58ft BD sometime. :D I mate on one. Glad its not mine. How about a $3000 oil change? :shock: $13,000 ice maker that doesn't work :lol: $9000 NIBRAL props :roll: $30,000 turbos :roll:

Life's good on a Pioneer.

Jim, you need to come to Wilmington soon. The kings are getting closer every day. Next month should be on :idea: . When they get here I'll put you on 'em.
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Re: Morehead City 4/9 - 4/10 Report

PostTue Apr 13, 2010 8:35 am

Sounds like a plan.

I am going to be storing the boat in Southport beginning the end of this month and will make the run up thru snows cut..................
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Re: Morehead City 4/9 - 4/10 Report

PostTue Apr 13, 2010 11:01 am

Riptide wrote:Sounds like a plan.

I am going to be storing the boat in Southport beginning the end of this month and will make the run up thru snows cut..................


Or I can run down to Southport. I live 3 minutes from the CBI boat ramp.

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Re: Morehead City 4/9 - 4/10 Report

PostTue Apr 13, 2010 11:04 am

If ya game, make the run down to Southport and I will meet ya up above the ADM Docks and then let me follow you
back up to Masonboro Inlet. Never made the run and need to mark it so I can do it without any worries.

Midnight said it was a easy run, but something about some rocks somewhere in Snows Cut.........
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Re: Morehead City 4/9 - 4/10 Report

PostTue Apr 13, 2010 11:18 am

No problem Jim. I would be glad to. It is pretty easy once you know it.
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Re: Morehead City 4/9 - 4/10 Report

PostTue Apr 13, 2010 1:23 pm

Thanks Tim.

I am going to be storing the boat in Southport the end of this month. Will be good to learn the run, so depending on the winds, I can either go out
Cape Fear or make the run up to Masonboro and go out there.

Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: Morehead City 4/9 - 4/10 Report

PostTue Apr 13, 2010 10:27 pm

Tim, taking mine down to Holden 5/15-5/22. Starting to think the water might actually warm up some by then. I was starting to wonder. Got a 197 owner in OIB now too. I'm ready to fish!!!!! :cheers:

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Re: Morehead City 4/9 - 4/10 Report

PostTue Apr 13, 2010 10:57 pm

Keep me posted as it gets closer to when you head down there. I'll meet up if I can. I'll go South, North, doesn't matter. We are looking at hauling to Okacoke in mid June.

If any of you guys ever want to fish on my boat too you are always welcome. I live 3 minutes from the boat ramp and fish several times a week if the weather is right.

If any of the newer owners on the board want to learn how to catch kings, mahi, aj's, etc, I'll be glad to show you what I know. :D On my boat we usually split expenses to keep the cost affordable.

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Re: Morehead City 4/9 - 4/10 Report

PostWed Apr 14, 2010 9:16 am

Same offer goes for me.

I think I am about to get Salty Dog to where he is starting to catch fish now. :D :D :D :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Morehead City 4/9 - 4/10 Report

PostWed Apr 14, 2010 7:41 pm

MY MENTOR :roll: :roll: :roll:
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Re: Morehead City 4/9 - 4/10 Report

PostWed Apr 14, 2010 7:46 pm

Guys, it's the least I can do to act like I'm listening to him. I buy a white 197 with a 140 Zuki in 07...then here comes this guy with a 08 white 197 with a 140 Zuki. Next thing you know, he'll get a 4WD Chevy truck...oh yeah, HE DID!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :) :D :D :lol: :lol:
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Re: Morehead City 4/9 - 4/10 Report

PostWed Apr 14, 2010 9:30 pm

I am one of the new owners....still waiting on my 197 to arrive from the factory. Sounds like another two weeks :( . Would love to catch up with all of you eventually and learn all I can. We will be launching out of Goose Creek between Morehead and Swansboro.

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