Fall Temps=Great Fishing around Wrightsville; Reds, Specks, Flounder, Blues

October 19th, 2009 by Gillwetter Press | Comments Off

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Hello from very cool Southeast North Carolina!  I said it last week but, I really mean it this week; fall is REALLY showing this week!  Very cool temps and lots of wind, but Fishing is good and getting better every day with the fall weather!

The Speckled trout are really starting to show and we are seeing some bigger fish around the area.  The best trout bites lately have been on hard baits.  Mirrolures in patterns 17MR in colors; pink, chartreuse and bone have been very productive for us.  We are also catching some of the trout in deeper water with grubs.  The best grub colors for us have been; chart-diamond, greenback shiner, chicken on a chain and silver mullet.  In the Shrimp pattern colors; clear, bone-diamond and root beer.  Rig the grubs and shrimp patterns on a red or black jig head for best results.

Red fishing is starting to change around the area; the Reds are starting to move around some with the cooler weather.  On lighter wind and sunny days we’re finding fish on the oyster flats.  When we find these fish we are using rattling corks with finger mullets to catch them.  We’ve also caught some Reds in the ICW around docks and boat landings.  Carolina rigs with finger mullet are working well for the dock Reds.  On days when I’m using just using lures to catch Reds, we’ve caught Reds on Saltwater Assassin Blurp grubs in the shrimp pattern, color good penny and pearl.

We are still catching Flounder around the inlets and in the creeks.  Most of the fish in the creeks are running a little smaller but there are some keepers still.  The Flounder around inlets are running a little bigger than the inshore fish.  Most of the Flounder are eating Mullet and Mud minnows on light Carolina rigs.  We have caught some Flounder on Artificial baits as well.  We have had the best luck with Saltwater Assassin Blurp grubs in molting and pearl colors.  In none scented grubs; colors like chicken on a chain, chart-diamond and morning glory are working well for the Flounders.

Gary trout have been biting well this last week.  We are seeing the grays around the inlets and just off the beach on live bottom and small ledges.   We are catching most of the Grays the same way we’ve been catching the Flounder; Carolinas rigs and live bait.  My favorite live bait for Grays is finger mullet.  If you would rather use lures, small jigging spoons and grubs will work just fine.  I like to put a shot of scent on my grubs; “Bang’s” shrimp, crab, and Taxes tea are some of my favorites.

Lots of Bluefish are showing up all most everywhere; creeks, ICW, inlets and the ocean.  Blues are easy and fun to catch; bright lures, silver, gold and pink are my favorite colors “go bright”!  We are casting jigs and spoons around the inlets and/or when the birds are working the surface.  They are also fun on a light fly rod and one of the few fish that are easy to catch on a fly rod!

The Fishing gear we use:

Reds, Trout, Blues and Flounder: Reels Penn Sargus and Conquer spinning in sizes 2000 and 4000. Rods: All Star ASR inshore series 7’ med action and Ugly stick lites 6’6” and 7’ Med & Med-Heavy. Fourteen pound Berkley Fireline Crystal.

In other fishing news: The 2009 Cape Fear Red-Trout Celebrity Classic to benefit Cystic fibrosis was held this last weekend 10-15 to 10-17.  I really enjoy fishing this tournament year after year.  It’s fun and there are a lot of very talented guides that fish this tournament.  I had the pleasure fishing with Adam Meyer and Liz Bielski with Charter Lakes Insurance group again this year.  I’m very happy to announce that team Charter Lakes took: Runner-up Grand Champion Angler, Lady Angler Grand Champion and the Largest Trout divisions.  Liz caught more fish than Adam again this year,   congrats Liz, great job!  I look forward to fishing this tournament again next year.

Don’t forget take a kid fishing and good fishing to ya,

Captain Jot Owens
Ranger boats and
Pure Fishing Pro staff
www.captainjot.com
910-233-4139

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Up and Down Weather=Good Fishing around Wrightsville Beach

October 8th, 2009 by Gillwetter Press | Comments Off

Britton with his first Redfish!

Well Folks, fall is really showing strong this week!  A real roller coaster of weather: one day with hot temps and light winds the very next day very windy and rainy and then cool temps.  Hey that’s what gets those fall fish biting so we can’t complain too much.  With that said lets talk fall fishing!

We’ve had some very good Spanish Mack runs lately.  Most of the Spanish are hitting Clark spoons on number one planners, a few fish have hit on top as well.  We have also caught some on Fly’s and Marie jigs casting when the Spanish get on top to feed.  The Spanish are very nice in size; most fish are two to some over four pounds “nice fall size”.  They are biting just off the beach to about two miles off the beach.  I don’t know how much longer they will be here with the cooler air moving in; will just have to see!

The Flounder fishing has been good for the most part, on some trips we’ve caught over twelve keeper fish.  Most of the Flounder are eating Mullet and Mud minnows on light Carolina rigs.  The Flounder are mixed in size to just under keeper size to a few over five pounds.  We have caught some Flounder on Artificial baits as well.  We have had the best luck with Saltwater Assassin Blurp grubs in molting color and “Chicken on a chain” color grubs.  Rig the grubs on a red or black jig head for best results.

Redfish schools are starting to show up in the surf.  You can find these schools of twenty to over a thousand Redfish around inlets, outer sand bars and jetties.  Once you find these schools there pretty easy to catch if the weather is calm.  We cast half once and one once jig heads with five inch Saltwater Assassin jerk shads in colors molting and pearl.  You will need a good pair of polarized sunglasses to see these Reds in the surf!

We’ve caught some bigger bull Redfish 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 and fresh menhaden on Carolina rigs; using heavier egg sinkers with circle hooks 9/0 to 11/0.  On some days we have had some luck on Saltwater Assassin Blurp grubs in colors molting and pearl; using heavier jig heads.

And last but Not lest, Speckled Trout are starting to show and bite!  The Speckled trout fishing has gotten better and better around this area every year! It looks like it will be the same this year as well; “I Can’t wait, I love Trout fishing”!  The best trout bites lately have been on grubs and hard baits, but we have caught some on the good ‘ole live shrimp as well.  The best grub colors for us have been; chart-diamond, greenback shiner, chicken on a chain and silver mullet.  In the Shrimp pattern colors; clear, bone-diamond and root beer.  Rig the grubs and shrimp patterns on a red or black jig head for best results.

Hard lure’s that seem to be bringing the trout to the boat are Mirrolures and X-raps in colors pink, chartreuse, and white.  Most of the trout we have caught have been in the creeks and main channels connecting to the ICW and inlets.

The Fishing gear we use:

Reds, Trout and Flounder: Reels Penn Sargus and Conquer spinning in sizes 2000 and 4000. Rods: Ugly stick lites 6’6” and 7’ Med & Med-Heavy. Fourteen pound Berkley Fireline Crystal.  Bull Redfish: Penn spinning reel 760L (Live Liner) and Penn Torque 100TRQ.  Rods: Penn Torque 6’6” 30-80 class spinning and Torque 6’ 80-130 casting. Line: forty pound Spider wire Ultracast.

I’m writing on a new and great web site: www.proanglersjournal.com  take a look at the site lots of good fishing info and insight!

Don’t forget take a kid fishing and good fishing to ya,

Captain Jot Owens
Ranger boats and
Pure Fishing Pro staff
www.captainjot.com
910-233-4139

* Our prayers are with the family of the young man who died working on a boat at a local marine dealership.

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