Saturday, July 7, 2012

OBX Fishing, June 2012: Weather was good in the first part, rough in the second

This blog is dedicated to fishing in the Midwest/ Mid-South, however, about once a year we like to venture out to the east coast for a family vacation, which always includes plenty of fishing and kayaking.
The weather was great in the first half of our week long trip.  We opened up by surf fishing Ocracoke Island.  My brother, Charlie, caught a nice, nice Cobia, but was unable to land it...plum snapped the 50# test we had rigged up.  I caught my first blue, which was small and was thrown back into the water.
The next day I was able to venture out and kayak fish the sound.  I was throwing a bottom rigged curly Gulp! white grub on a jig head, and I managed to catch my first speckeled trout...exciting!

Then came the wind....It got incredibly windy and cool (which, sitting in 100 degree + weather currently) sounds not so bad.  The sound was too choppy and white capped to paddle and fish with any degree of sanity, and the ocean side had 15' waves and rip current warnings, so the fishing and kahyaking came to a complete halt for the rest of the trip.  Maybe next year the weather will be excellent the entire week.  We have been lucky in the past to have outstanding weather.

Fish ON!


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