Blue runners/hardtails?

bryguy

Twelve Pointer
#5
We have been catching sone HUGE blue runners bottom fishing lately. Between them and the dern almaco jacks its almost impossible ton keep a bait on the bottom long enough for the grouper to find it.


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CRC

Old Mossy Horns
Thread starter #6
We have been catching sone HUGE blue runners bottom fishing lately. Between them and the dern almaco jacks its almost impossible ton keep a bait on the bottom long enough for the grouper to find it.


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How many almaco jacks are you catching?

They are supposed to be a rare catch of NC, no?
 

bryguy

Twelve Pointer
#7
How many almaco jacks are you catching?

They are supposed to be a rare catch of NC, no?
No not rare at all....I'll bet I have caught 25 or 30 already this year.....they are pests bottom fishing for grouper


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nccatfisher

Old Mossy Horns
Contributor
#8
No not rare at all....I'll bet I have caught 25 or 30 already this year.....they are pests bottom fishing for grouper


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They are a PITA where ever they are unless you are planning on using them for bait. I have caught them here to Fla around to La, that was usually the general consensus.
 

bryguy

Twelve Pointer
#11
We pulled up on a wreck last month and chummed the AJs up to the surface and had then hitting top water plugs....it was a trip to see


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CRC

Old Mossy Horns
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We pulled up on a wreck last month and chummed the AJs up to the surface and had then hitting top water plugs....it was a trip to see


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That would have been some great fishing.

How far out are you for the greater ajs?
 

bryguy

Twelve Pointer
#13
Anywhere from 80 feet of water to 350 ft. We are running about 15 or 20 miles to fish the wrecks we fish


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Jhall

Button Buck
#14
Would anyone be willing to guide me in the right direction to find some hard tails? I’d like to go catch some to use as bait.
Thanks
Jeff
 

Wildlifer

Twelve Pointer
#15
Drop a sabiki on the sea bouy or any wreck bouy. If that doesn’t work find some nearshore structure and jig the sabiki about half way to the bottom.