Getting ready for this years US OPEN king mackerel Tournament. Last year we weighed in a 51 Inch fish which was plenty long, but had been on a diet and was way too skinney. Hope to do better this year. The two in these photos are close, but not quite heavy enough.
There are several shrimp boats working out of our area, both docked in Shallotte and Southport. We often go to the shrimp boat dock and buy five pounds or so and freeze it. $5.50/ pound headed. Shrimp and grits are one of my favorites.
Now is the time to catch Mahi-Mahi in our off shore waters. Four of us went on this charter and caught twenty one of these nice Mahi’s. My freezer is restocked. Do you think I can do it in my own boat?
This is the best time of the year to go fishing. I do promise my buyers three free fishing trips and I have made over five hundred trips off shore.
Caught our limit of sea trout last week. That is four per fisherman. If you ask me, I will even tell you where we caught them. They are delicious to eat fresh. We have caught a total of forty one of them, so far, this winter.
Had my best day ever catching these king mackerel. Twenty nine of these, fishing with my good friend and previous client, Joe. They just wore us out.