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Another week that looked like it was going to be good, then another front came through. It takes several days after a front comes through for the fish to recover.

I do not know if it is the drop in barometric pressure or the drop in water temperature that takes the fish off their feed bags. All I know is that something seems to stop them from eating.

You need to take all reports with a grain of salt. Remember that all fishermen are accused of telling fish tales. I try to give you an honest picture of what I have seen or heard.

What appeared to be a good week turned sour real fast. A front came through so the first group decided the land temperature was too cold and the wind was up too much to go, so they canceled.

The group I had the next day had also been out the day before. Not only had they not caught a fish, they had not even gotten a bite all day. Ergo they decided to pass on a second day, the first was not with me. Thus the week that looked really promising quickly turned into a bust.

On the bright side, at least they let me know a day in advance so I had not bought bait nor run down river 12 miles to pick them up. Therefore, it did not cost me anything, I just lost the week’s wages.

Since I was not out, all I can pass along is that from friends I have heard they are all having the same problem unless they run up north towards Charlotte Harbor. They are catching few fish and most are small. Of course, there is always the chance that the big one will come along. Is not that why we fish, just hoping to catch the big one?

Thanks to all who tried to help me with my iguana problem. If I do not have much fishing news this week, I will try to pass along some of the suggestions. I also hope to have a report from the Kiwanis Club’s Kids Fishing Derby.

Wave and say hi when you see the Tar Heel go by.

Captain Sam O’Briant is a local licensed guide who may be reached at 994-1495 or captainobriant@gmail.com.

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