Once again this Fall the Mooresville fishing group including Howie Anger of Nashville who defected the area last year, traveled to Hatteras for our semi annual fishing trips. We did two days with Captain Buddy on the Hatteras Fever II. First day produced three tune, three wahoo and about 15 mahi mahi. The second day was a mahi day with 20 caught in a single bail. Weather was great and the fish generally cooperated. On the third day we tried to catch some red fish in the sound but they were nowhere to be found, only one flounder and one speckled trout.
Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Despite the rapid rise in the water temperature, I have seen no indication that the bass are ready to spawn. The females are not very fat with eggs and the males are showing no signs of preparing the nests. I have found that the bass are still in 15 to 20 feet of water and I am finding them off the deep ends of the docks. catching good size fish with split crank bait lures. Not finding many large schools of Shad inside coves and channels. bass are still hitting trolled shad n 20 feet of water. I believe that the extra cold winter has stretched out the desire to spawn and the fish are holding off thinking that there will be another cold spell.
Sunday, March 16, 2014
On Wednesday march 12, i participated in a filming by the World Fishing Network of a local fish-off of two teams consisting of one local angler and one NASCAR driver on each team. I fished with Michael McDowell driver of the number 95 can. We competed against Lou Mintzer who teamed Blake Coch. I rode with Capt. Gus in his boat and Lou rode with Capt Craig Price in his boat. The program will be aired in the fall and is titled Wheels and Reels.