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  • Sumter Angler Lands Wahoo Offshore

    Sumter's Charles Metcalfe got aboard Capt. Dave Tilley's first 48-hour offshore trip out of Morehead City, NC last week aboard the Continental Shelf. Metcalfe went for the bottom fishing and got a bonus when Capt. Tilley decided to move from one bottom fishing spot to the next.

    Tilley asked the anglers if they wanted to troll for wahoo, and they all agreed. The anglers drew numbers to see the order they would try, and Metcalfe got a low number and was trolling deep running lures on Canyon Reels ( before long. He hooked up with a wahoo that put up a good fight, but was ultimately no match for Metcalfe's gear. Mate Joe Dowell gaffed the fish which weighed in at 35 pounds.

    Along with an assortment of bottom fish Metcalfe also landed, the wahoo was the highlight of his stringer.

    Brian Cope
    SC Sportsman Field Reporter