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|🗺️ Location||CAPE FEAR RIVER|
|⏰ Fast Updates||Every day|
|🐟 Species||All Species|
|🗓️ Next Update||Tomorrow|
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Our morning started off hot. We had some very good tailing for about 1 1/2 hours on the 16-22 pound grade. We managed to get a few fish per rod in that amount of time frame before things went dead around 8:30. It's OK, we were expecting that. We stuck with the plan and looked for yellowfin after that and it wasn't long before we connected. We had 2 good stops and one great stop on the yellowfin tunas and scattered small stops the rest of the day. They were a bit on the small side but that's what's around here so we fished them. After that we drove out of the zone to put ourselves in position for tomorrow and didn't catch much the rest of the day.
We'll be tailing it again tomorrow looking for the bigguns down below first thing in the morning. The weather this morning was great. It got a little windy in the afternoon but it was OK.
"Just what the doctor ordered". We had a great afternoon out here on the Polaris Supreme today. It was a slow morning but a strong afternoon. We started where we had to. For one we were there at sunrise and for two we had to keep it honest due to the previous good fishing there several days ago. It wasn't happening so we took off and arrived to the promise land after lunch. It started off with a wahoo strike that turned into a wide open tuna bite with wahoo mixed in too. We ended that drift with 14 skin and 60+ tuna. Action baby. Just what we needed after yesterday. After that we were in full wahoo mode but they were hanging with the tuna so while we would catch wahoo we"d catch tuna too. The perfect scenario until you have limits of tuna. We're not quite there yet but we're close. We opted to stay another day to finish off our tuna quota and see if we can get some more wahoo. That also gives the Rocks another days rest as well.
The wind finally backed off today. For the past few days we had windy/choppy weather with a current going against it which adds to the choppiness and makes anchor fishing uncomfty. We handled it those days but today it was just nice. We're all stoked. Like I said, "just what the doctor ordered".
Our hunt for mahi mahi was rudely interrupted by big schools of 10-30 lb yellowfin tuna. 107 yellowfin, 23 skipjack. 20-30 lb and size 2 hook was the hot setup. Few fish on colt snipers as well !
Fishing reports for cape fear river are updated each week, usually by Thursday morning. The reports are compiled by an outside contractor who receives the information from bait shops, marinas and fishing guides.