Fishing over the past few weeks has been poor to great depending on the water temp. & wind. 46 degree water seems to be ideal for finding fish. New Year day, we boated a 74lb Bluefin caught while trolling for Stripers in 50ft. of water of Kitty Hawk. Last Sunday, two ladies had 7 citation Stripers at 52,48,45,41,39,36,35, plus several in the 20's and we tossed the Bluefish back. This week, its been slow with 50 degree water, but its cooling off quick with this blow. I'll be back at it tomorrow and hopefully in the meat.I do have a few dates open for Stripers.

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Thanks, Ray

Fish Species: Striped Bass -Bluefin Tuna
Bait Used: 2oz green bucktail
Tackle Used: Penn Torque 100 with All-Star Kingrod
Method Used: trolling
Water Depth: 50 ft.
Water Temperature: 48
Wind Direction: East
Wind Speed: 5-10
Evan after a 75 minute fight .
Evan after a 75 minute fight .

Becky with her 52lb Striper.
Becky with her 52lb Striper.

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About The Author: Captain Raymond Pugh

Company: Fin-Nagle Fishing Charters

Area Reporting: Outerbanks North Carolina

Bio: Capt. Ray was born in Currituck, just a stone throw from the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Growing up, he fished the area with his father and grandfather who were both hunting and fishing guides. His father even took the governor of North Carolina fishing and has a plaque proclaiming him a Tarheel. Fishing both fresh and saltwater, Ray has acquired a special knowledge and a few tricks that helps him to excel at his craft.

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