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The first Healthy Grin was a 26 Albemarle. Then it was a 30 Albemarle. Currently, it is a 35 Carolina Classic. Through them all, I had a little Hydra Sports with a 2-stroke carbureted Johnson outboard. We trailered that boat … Continue reading

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Sea Bass

We hit some wrecks again yesterday. We kept 56 nice sea bass. We caught a lot of bluefish, kept a few. We also caught a tautog and a hake, both kept, and some impressive conger eels which were not kept.

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Slow Sea Bass

It was another calm day on the ocean yesterday. We caught sea bass to 5 pounds but the bite was much slower for us this trip. We hit seven different wrecks and did not keep a limit. We also caught … Continue reading

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Sea Bass

We did some wreckfishing yesterday. It was a beautiful calm day with easy runs in and out. We got our 6-person limit of sea bass. We also caught a lot of small bluefish and one that weighed in at 18 … Continue reading

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Foggy Rockfish

Charles Southall sent me a message saying that he was thinking about running across the bay for some catch and release fishing for rockfish. I met him, David Brabrand and Gabe Sava at Dare Marina this morning. It was my … Continue reading

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Christmas Snapper

We spent the last two days fishing the wrecks. Catching was good. We caught limits of jumbo sea bass, lots of bluefish, tautog, Almaco jack, bunches of triggerfish, and more red snapper. Snapper in Virginia at Christmas time. We did … Continue reading

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Virginia Snapper

It was too rough. We went anyway. I told the crew that they are crazy. First drop on the wreck, everyone is bowed up with jumbo sea bass. They’re still crazy but we were catching fish. Later, we caught sea … Continue reading

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Fishing Weekend

I think we may have been the low boat out there Saturday. The bite was around the 850 line, basically offshore of the B Tower. There was 73 degree water in 40 fathoms holding wahoo and some tuna. Out at … Continue reading

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Saturday Bottomfish

The blueline tilefish season closes at the end of October. The tuna and wahoo bite is excellent right now but the guys wanted tilefish again before it closes. It hurt my feelings a bit but bottom fishing we went. I … Continue reading

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October Dock Fishing

Most evenings this month, I walk down to the dock. Cast net shrimp and use some as bait. Perch, speckled trout, puppy drum and striped bass like shrimp. This time of year, most every dock with a light on it … Continue reading

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