Captain Mike Warren
PO Box 195
Hatteras, NC 27943
20 years experience in Hatteras waters.
Families & Beginners Welcome.
Carolina Sport Fisherman.
Outer Banks Tackle
HATTERAS BLUE will furnish all
tackle needed for the many different types of fishing we may
encounter. You may also use your own lucky rod and reel.
BAILING SCHOOL DOLPHIN
GREENSTICK SPORT FISHING
WHITE MARLIN & SAILFISH
GIANT BLUEFIN TUNA
FAST TROLLING LURES
We will furnish all
the bait that is needed with a freezer on board to make sure we are
Japanese Green Stick
INNOVATIVE GREEN STICK TUNA GEAR MAKES BELIEVERS OF FISHERMEN
Recently arriving to waters off the coast of North Carolina, a
fishing gear new to the U.S. has shown revolutionary success in
harvesting tuna, with numbers at least three times greater than
traditional gear. Adoption of the "green stick" in this region
comes largely from information provided by Wayne Wescott of
North Carolina Sea Grant. Wescott, also a fishermen and
green-stick convert, says, "the method is so attractive to tuna,
that the fish strike even when they are not hungry." Designed in
Japan, the "stick" is an olive-colored fiber glass pole that
stretches 35-45 feet high and holds a long, high test line. That
line stretches several hundred feet behind a trolling boat and
is kept taut by dragging a wooden structure called a "bird."
Fastened to this main line, five lines dangle artificial-squid
bait that just dances on the water's surface. The incredible
effectiveness of the gear has been attributed to two main
factors: (1) The bait dangling at the surface of the water
apparently mimics flying fish, a favorite food of tuna and (2)
the bird, which evidently resembles a large predator following
the bait, stimulates the tuna to strike in a competitive frenzy.
According to Wescott, many vessels boast catches 12 to 15 times
higher after installing green stick gear