Welp I will have to say this is the longest 25 days I have not been in the ocean. The water temp has dropped like a rock its windy and yes its very very cold. Hope the Gov keeps the regulations like they are cause when we are Grouper fishing in May you get to keep the Blacksea Bass this year to go with your box full of Grouper. Anybody have a house in the Caribbean I can go stay at till March 1st gets here? Take care and remember we are getting closer to the warm weather day by day.
Since Christmas there has not been much going on down here at Oak Island NC. With the windy conditions and cold temps we have only been able to make 3 commercial King Mackerel trip so far. The Kings were holding only 26 miles off the beach because there has been a warm pocket of water pushed in and the fish averaged 8-30 lbs. Each trip was a success with a bonus on the way home when we would stop and catch our limit of Black Seabass to eat with no problem. Another thing this year the Black Seabass did not close down so when you come down in the spring we get to keep the bass we catch (legal size). I plan on staying off the water till March (maybe go one or two days) to get the boat ready for new motors for this upcoming season. Take care and stay warm.