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Old 08-19-2010, 12:18 PM
 
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I am looking to take my father and son (12) on a day trip fishing boat in early October. My father would like to catch "something big". I have never done off-shore fishing in NC (or really anyplace for that matter). What types of big fish can be caught on a day trip? What are really good fighting fish?

We will be staying in Carolina Beach, does anyone have any recommendations for boats there or Wrightsville or even possibly Southport?

Thanks!
-Jeff
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Old 08-19-2010, 07:38 PM
 
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For 3 people who just want to go fishing and catch good fighting fish that time of year you need to look into a King Mackeral Charter. One of the best in the area for 3 people check out, OnMyWay Charters: Fishing Offshore in Wilmington for families, friends, business groups and tournaments


Capt. Rod has been fishing the area for ever, and is right there in Carolina Beach.
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Old 08-19-2010, 08:55 PM
 
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Carolina Explorer fishing charters, Carolina Beach fishing charter NC, Wrightsville Beach nc fishing charter.

Either Robert or Charlie can put you on some fish. They're also in Carolina Beach. Have fun!
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Old 08-20-2010, 03:06 PM
 
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One of my best friends (Mark) is a mate on a charter fishing boat that goes out of Carolina Beach. I just talked to him today and he pulled in a 35lb wahoo only about 37 miles out earlier this week. It's rare to catch a wahoo outside of the gulf stream, so he was psyched. Obviously not a huge fish, but exciting nonetheless.

I can't recall who he mates for, but I'll check. They do gulf stream runs, though it's a fairly long haul from CB.
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Old 08-20-2010, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Morehead City, NC
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Jeff,
If this is a first time trip for you, father and son I might suggest an inshore trip for trout, drum, flounder or something off the beach like kings. Blue water trips out of SE NC can be long haul. The last thing you want is for anyone to get sick while out in the deep 2-4 hours away from shore.
Bill
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Old 08-21-2010, 08:15 PM
 
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Go no father than Wrightsville Beach Fishing Charters-Carolina Beach Fishing Charters-Wilmington Fishing Charters

Awesome boat!
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Old 08-23-2010, 02:16 PM
 
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kings are close in during that time...usually within 12 miles of the beach

easy to catch if you have nice live bait
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