Good Ole’ Fall Fishing Around Wrightsville Beach NC

September 25th, 2008 by Gillwetter Press | Comments Off

Well folks, fall is really showing it’s self around southeast North Carolina.  With that said fall fishing is picking up too!  The mullet run is in full force and the fish know it and are reacting to it.  Redfish, Flounder and even a few early speckled trout are chasing the mullet around.

The Redfish have started to show up in and around the local inlets.  We are catching Reds in the 24 to over 32 inch range, some days their over the slot some days their in the slot.  Most of the Reds around the inlets are hitting mullets on Carolina rigs; using heavier egg sinkers.  On some days we have had some luck on Saltwater Assassin Blurp grubs in colors molting and pearl.

When we have been Red fishing around the inlets we are picking up some nice Flounder as well.  The Flounder are in the size range of 2 to some over 5 pounds; a right nice bonus to the day of fishing.  There again the Flounder are hitting mullets on Carolina rigs and scented grubs.  One fish last week went six pounds, one happy little boy that caught that one!  We also have gotten some Flounder in the creeks around Wrightsville as well.

There has been a few Trout starting to show up around.  Most that we have found are in the creeks and channels running along the drop offs to deeper water.  The trout that we have caught are hitting grubs in colors Chart. Diamond and sliver mullet and red jig heads.  Hard baits getting the luck are Mirrolures redhead silver body and green back white belly.  It won’t be long before the trout will move in around southeast NC, I can’t wait.

The Sheephead are still going strong and should to the end of October.  The best fishing lately for the Sheephead has been around bridges, docks and bulk-heads.  Fishing in water from six to fifth-teen feet for Sheephead seems to work the best for us.  We fish mostly using small Carolina rigs, with forty pound mono leader and small but strong live bait hooks.  Baits we are using; fiddler crabs and sand fleas.  Check out the October NC sportsman; I have a very good article on Sheephead fishing in the magazine.

I have recently tried a new product from Bang scent Inc.  It’s called “Texas Tea” and is a spray scent for soft and hard baits.  It is a mixture of a few different fish and shrimp oils, great for Redfish and Flounder fishing.  Give it a try, so far so good for my fishing trips.

Thanks for reading this report, if you would like to go on a guided trip give me a call 910-233-4139.

Fishing gear we use:
Reds, Trout, Flounder and Sheephead: Reels Pflueger Medalist spinning in sizes 6035 and 6040. Rods: Ugly stick lites 6’6” and 7’ Med & Med-Heavy.

Captain Jot Owens

www.captainjot.com

910-233-4139
Wrightsville Beach NC Fishing Charters

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Fishing is Good around Wrightsville Beach, NC and Hanna is Gone!

September 7th, 2008 by Capt. Jot Owens | Comments Off

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I hope everybody made through Hanna ok.  I’m very glad it was not a major storm, and it looks likes Ike is going to the Gulf.  Good for us in the Carolina; not so good for the Gulf.  Our hopes and preys are with the Gulf States.  Fishing was good until we stopped for the passing of Hanna.  I’m sure it will pick right back up too

The Spanish mackerel have still been biting good to great on most days, with some small keeper kings as well.  Most of the Spanish are biting Clark spoons trolled behind #1 planner’s.  The Clark spoons that are working the best for us are sizes; 00 and 0 in plan silver and pink flash.  When the Spanish are on top feeding and jumping, Maria jig spoons have been the trick.  The colors that seem to be working are pink, green and blue in sizes seven & fourteen gram.  The Spanish are eating very small bait fish, with this happening I have gone to smaller lures.  This has helped greatly in the good numbers of Spanish we have caught. 

The King mackerel have also showed up this last week, they are not real big but a lot of fun on light tackle!  The kings are also biting the Yo-Zuri’s.  The colors that are working the best have been Pink and Clown.  We are trolling the crystal minnows two to three knots.  The good thing about trolling this Yo-Zuri is you can use light tackle which makes it a lot of fun.

Sheephead are still biting good, we have caught some real nice Sheephead this year.  We’ve had two fish over ten pounds, so much fun on light tackle.  They are so good to eat as well!  The best fishing lately for us has been around bridges, docks and bulk-heads.  Fishing in water from six to fifth-teen feet for Sheephead seems to work the best for us.  We fish mostly using small Carolina rigs, with forty pound mono leader and small but strong live bait hooks.  Baits we are using; fiddler crabs and sand fleas have worked just fine.  Give it a shot, it takes time but you’ll get one; Hold-on”!

The fishing should get better as the water clears up from Hanna’s hit and run.  Get out there and do some fishing, fall fishing should be just around the corner.  Thanks for reading this report, and good luck fishing.  If you would like to go fishing give me call!

Fishing Gear we use:
Sheephead, King and Spanish mackerel: Reels Pflueger Medalist spinning in sizes 6035 and 6040. Rods: Ugly stick lites 6’6” and 7’ Med & Med-Heavy

Captain Jot Owens
www.captainjot.com
910-233-4139

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