Tuna Hunt - 20 Fathom Break

2007-02-12 14:26:11
Morehead City, North Carolina - Saltwater Fishing Report
20 fathom break
Bill Williamson

It is a little early for yellowfin tuna but what the heck, give it a try. The temp break was at the 20 fathom ledge from the 500 line to the 576 line. Temp on one side 68 degrees to 71 degrees on the other. Did not find the tuna we were looking for but man we found the kings and albacore. We got wrapped up a few times with as many as 6 reels going off simultaneously. That is a lot of fun. We also got 3 wahoo bites but were bit off at the leader. Since we were fishing for tuna we did not have any wire out and paid the price. Looking like it is going to be a great spring so give me a call and book a trip.

Fish Species: King Mackrel
Bait Used: ballyhoo
Tackle Used: sea witches
Method Used: trolling
Water Depth: 20-24 fathoms
Water Temperature: 70 degrees
Wind Direction: North
Wind Speed: 10 knots
Bill Williamson

About The Author: Captain Bill Williamson

Company: Fishn Warrior Charters

Area Reporting: Morehead City area

Bio: Captain Bill is a USCG licensed captain with 17 years of fishing experience in the Atlantic Beach/Morehead City, NC area. I retired last year after 30 years in the field of education. I was a teacher/football coach, athletic director, and the last 12 years a high school principal. I am now living my dream of charter fishing full time. I believe and encourage customer participation on the charter. With our charter you get to actually fish not just "ride and reel" unless that is what you want to do. I enjoy sharing my fishing experience with others and will do whatever is necessary to make your trip the best fishing experience you've ever had. The boat is a 33' Grady White Express (2006) and the electronics and tackle are first class.

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