May 5 2017 North Carolina Fishing Report

May 01, 2017 by Jesse Gawlik

Trip Info

The Catch
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Little Tunny (False Albacore)
Tuna (Blackfin)

Nearshore in the 5-10 miles were catching really nice Blue fish, and a few Spanish mackerel are mixed in to . Fishing over Dallas Rock, 10 Mile Rock and have been producing solid numbers of fish for us. Troll anywhere from 5-7 knots using #1 planners and clarkspoons (sliver/green) (sliver/pink) rigged on 30ft 40lbs test floro leaders Troll your spreads around the outside of the school so the Bonito don’t get spooked. You can also sight cast with sliver diamond jigs when fishing are breaking the surface. Look of working birds and/or fish breaking the surface chasing bait. King Mackerel bite is good around the 15-30 miles off Beach. Pulling Drone spoons on #2 planners with 40ft 50lbs floro carbon leaders are working great right now. Good colors have been sliver/green in the early morning, sliver/blue, around mid day the sliver/gold, sliver/yellow around sun set.I try hard to match the bait color to the water color.
Bottom Fishing Grouper season open now. Bottom fishing for grouper has been pretty good over structure in the 22-24 mile range. Bottom rigs baited with squid or cigar minnows have been working really well.

Gulfstream we are catching nice Wahoo, Blackfin Tuna and Mahi-Mahi and the occasional Sailfish There are really goods sign of bait in the stream now. We are catching all of our fish over structure while trolling 6.5-8.0 knots. Fishing the temp break lines and look for the blue and aqua water color. That is were you will find the fish!  We have been fishing 150ft-250ft for Blackfin Tuna and Mahi Mahi. Trolling for Black fin and Mahi were are pulling Fathom Half Pints (pink/white/sliver head) (blue/sliver flying fish), Green Machines, Pink UV squid teasers set in the choppy water out to the prop wash will produce the Blackfin, Mahi and the occasional Sailfish bite. There have been reports of Yellow fin being caught in the same areas in the stream.

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