April 06, 2010 at 12:26pm
Got a chance to run offshore last Saturday with the beautiful weather that we had. I cannot remember a prettier Easter weekend than we had. Left the dock in Atlantic Beach at 0500 Saturday morning and pointed the boat for the NE Corner of the Big Rock. I had studied the satelite images on Friday night and after talking with friends who had fished down at the Swansboro Hole on Friday with nothing I felt it was best to go to the Rock. We put lines in about 7:15 in 70.4 degree water. We trolled toward the Pan Am where the temperature had shown 72 from the satellite. We got our one and only strike for the day about 8:15 and boated a nice wahoo that later weighed 52lbs. Unfortunately did not do anything else and it sounded like we were lucky to have what we did from talking with others. Never found any 72 degree water, but it was 71.7 at the Pan Am. I will try and post a picture later as one of the other guys on the boat had the camera. Even though it was slow fishing, it sure was nice to get back to fishing after a long cold winter.