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Jet Ski Fishing 32 Miles Offshore Cape Hatteras

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Yesterday, my brother David and I took a couple rigged up jet skis about 32 miles offshore of Cape Hatteras North Carolina to an area called the "Rockpile". We departed Teaches Lair around 0600 to about 3-4 footers, so were only able to average about 25 mph going out. Trolling for Dolpin did not produce since the warmer water was still several miles offshore of us. We were jigging for some amberjacks when a boat next to us said they were nailing the trigger fish. They were great guys and even gave up some bottom rigs and squid. We all made several drifts and caught many nice Triggerfish. Later on the Amberjack action got red hot and everyone was jigging them up like crazy, It was a blast! A couple of boats lost some nice Jacks to sharks. My brother caught his first one jigging on the ski. Unfortunately later in the day my ski died, luckily my friends Beth and Kevin on the "Classic Rockfish" were close by and towed that ski back. I have towing insurance but I am glad I did not have to wait for them to come out. We all got back to the dock around 1800 hrs. I spent 12 hours on the ski and covered 87 miles for the day. The other ski did fifty before dying. My family and friends stayed in a beach rental house in Waves for the weekend. Here are some pictures from the weekend.

 

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I feel like I've been along with you, with your narrative and your pictures. It's something really great from behind a keyboard. No fish, but then again, no seasickness either! Thank you.

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Thanks for the replies. It was a fun day. That was not a real long run. Last year I ran 58 miles offshore of Virginia Beach to the South Tower and caught 14 amberjack in four hours. I try to be prepared and am very safety concious.

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