Thursday, May 19, 2016

North Carolina March 2016

Simon, Marco and Franco where our latest host for the season in North Carolina; they came all the way from Hong Kong to get a feel and experience the power of a Bluefin tuna.
We ended the season way better than we started scoring 3 out of 6 comparing to our first trip of the season in late Feb when we went 0 out 3.
They had a rough start with bad weather but on their last day things changed and we saw a light at the end of the tunnel. The last day was promising and mother nature was kind enough to finally come down to get a decent day of fishing.
We charter the Release and we sure had one of the best day in North Carolina in terms of weather and catching.
Upon our arrival the porpoises were all packed up in big group just the way you want them to be.
We set up close to them and both Simon and Marco fired their lure toward the school.
On the second cast Franco’s lure got hammered repeatedly by a huge Bluefin The poor guy was not expecting an instant hit with a size like that. He froze from the shock and while we screamed at him to set the hook he could not react nor respond to us.
We set up again and this time Simon put up his lure in the right place only to see it disappearing while having Marco covering the footage of the bite and the explosion on topwater. Marco was the designated camera man for the entire trip and he took some great footages.
Simon was testing his own line of rods and wanted to make sure that it is up to the task, sure enough the rod took the abuse and after 40 minutes plus he landed his first ever Bluefin tuna that measured at 68 inch, the joy on his face left him speechless.
We repositioned ourselves again and Franco and I got a cast to the working school of porpoises.
My lure got a tremendous strike and I was on for the fight. I landed and released a 69-inch fish on the Race Point 250 matched with a Hammerhead Cherry Boy 240 stickbait.
Franco on the other hand missed another bite and we urged him to concentrate and focus on his lure in order to set the hook on the strike so he won’t be taken by surprise.
After couple of attempts Franco got tight on his CB One Zorro in Green Mackerel. The fish came in on her side striking so we all got a glance of it and we saw a better class fish than what we caught earlier in the day. We urged him to focus and to keep his heart and soul into to make it happen.
The fish showed a lot of power and he was forced to ask for help, Simon jumped in and I end up finishing the fight and we landed and released a 73-inch fish.
We could not ask for a better day to put a smile on our clients and to finish the season with a banner day like that, Thank you for the Release Charter for an outstanding day on the water!
  Tackle used:
Rods: Prototype by Simon, Race Point 300, 250
Reels: Shimano Stella
Lures: Carpenter, Hammerhead, Moutoukenmaru, CB One.
Line: Power Pro Hollow, Varivas SMP
Leader: Saltywater Twisted leader, FG Knot
    Tight lines