2010-01-16 - Morehead City Fishing - Giant Bluefin Hits the Deck after a long dry spell
Morehead City Fishing - Giant Bluefin Hits the Deck after a long dry spell

The fishing has been very slow there was a nine day period that passed without a bite or fish caught. Tough to keep positive.We have been sitting for the past five days, with not much to do. Hoping a few fish show up. Then two days ago Troy on the Maritime gets spooled on a 130, having him find the fish was very fitting since he was the first to catch a bluefin this season. Then yesterday a few fish came across the dock. After sitting for so long that was all it took, just a few fish showing up. We left this morning and worked our way to the temp break there was a strong 6 degree break about 25 miles from the inlet. We put our lines in about 6:00 and worked along the break. Everyone was seeing bait things looked good. We marked one fish , some bait and kept on the bait on our third pass there he was a stbd rigger bite on a Joe Shute Pink and Crystal .After we cleared our three rods and two planners we were down to a little less than a ¼ spool. It was a good fish (thank you!) We had it along side in about 45 minutes the fish rolled and the line was under his peck fin the rod tip bounced and he was still there after a few more minutes we had the dart in him. The fish measured 93’ and cored out at 388lbs.

Tight Lines
Capt Keith
Lil John