Captain Arlen's Fishing Reports & Blog


August 2010 Report

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

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As predicted, it has been extremely hot this August here is Southeastern North Carolina.  While the king mackerel and mahi fishing has slowed to a grind, the bottom fishing and reef fishing for African Pompano and Amberjack is absolutely on fire! Nearly every live bottom, ledge and hard-bottom from 10-40 miles offshore is holding fish.  Most of the gag grouper are inside of 25 miles now, with the red and scamp grouper fishing beginning to pick up in the 110 foot range.  Even though the king mackerel and dolphin fishing has slowed, there has still been some gaffer-sized dolphin primarily to the south, and there have been many sailfish around the same areas.  We boated a very nice one on 15lb. test line last week, with the fight lasting for nearly an hour!  He was released to fight another day, and took off with a vigor that was utterly astonishing, especially after such a long fight.  The African Pompano are holding on the very large ledges as well as those in proximity to the Frying Pan Tower.  We boated our largest to date earlier this month, just shy of 40 lbs!......... 

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