Need a fast sink net that you can laaunch out in front of your boat Pogies will get scarace in Novemeber but we will see increased schools of cigars and boston mackerel.November hot spots will start off 90's and as water cools will push to jungle/shark hole then to horseshoe and 32 mile rock and in December/jan will be on ledges around the tower.Truthfully we have learned not to give our opinion on questions regarding Bluefin as the rules are so ambiguous and nebulous and subject to interpretation by the Marine Fisheries folks that I suggest you contact them direct.It's a simple question and a simple answer, but like I said, I have learned not to speak for them. The inshore captains have been in and out of town chasing other critters. Live shrimp floated under a cork will find the bite and soft plastics in white or chartreuse color patterns will work trolled slowly or jigged near any structure like creek mouths, end of docks, and along scattered oyster bottoms.Tide wise, when would be the best time to go if i'm looking for black drim?I remember that Captin Jacob scheduled our charter for a specifc time because of the action of the tide.Hot spots of late have been of course little river jetties, calabash crossroad area, Shallotte river and Lockwood river have all produced trout. I will be down at Holden beach next Thursday until the whole following week which is Thanksgiving. I know that they have been close lately but with this cold front that just came in, do you think it will ouch them off to the shark hole or even the Horseshoe? New to fishing in the winter months for kings when we can't find pogies easily. Where around the tower should I look for cigar minnows on the bottom to jig sabiki rigs for them? They should continue this weekend as nothing dramatic with weather this week and it is settling from cold front on Monday Pogies are up and down the beach, usually better off Long Beach.IF it is really nice I would like to get the stream if the fish are biting out there! If I need to go somewhere else before I go to the tower to jig them I will too. They will get harder to catch now as they being to 'run' vs "ball".
If you thinking grouper, your running line needs to be approx. But most folks use a blood knot to make connection.
Also I have seen several different brands that you have used, What do you recommend? don't know impact to inlet but generally, our inlet is ok.
Watch out for a full moon low tide with a strong southerly wind.
The clearer the water the further back from the ball, typically 25 yards. Not sure how they feel about 30 , but if swell not too bad getting out the inlet, you could hug the beach off the big hill, Yaupon, or Oceancrest and maybe get bit.
I plan on hitting the water tomorrow by the cherry grove boat ramp, any suggestions on spots, set up and best things to try.