Saw a weather window developing early in the week Hamish, JC, Robert and I decided we would head south to try our luck at jigging. Got a call from “Jet Ski Brian”, he had the same idea and we figured we would buddy boat/ski down to Hatteras. Got down there Friday night and made our preps. Watched the water temps at Diamond shoals and thought it was a bit cold for the Blackfins so we headed to the Rockpile and figured we would run north to the 230 rocks after the day warmed up, Wx permitting. The forecast was a bit off and it breezed up considerably sooner that expected and with SW at 20 kts and solid 4 to 5 footers with a 2 foot wind chop we stayed put and played with the AJs. When it was ove we boated at least 50 AJs up to 45 lbs several big Sea Bass, one red Grouper, several sharks one being a four foot Mako and several FAs.
Water temp was 67.2 with the break just west of the Rockplie. Seven to nine ounce jigs, color didn’t matter on 65 to 80 lb braid with 60 lb fluorocarbon wind on leaders. Speed jigging through the marks produced the biggest fish.
Great fishing with Jet Ski Brian, East Infection, Old Salt, Ben and Tat Tuna!!!
Insane day on the water!!!
Thanks to JC, Robert, Hamish and “Jet Ski Brian” !!!