CarolinaExplorer 8-31 Fishing Report: We survived the strom no problem. We are still catching fish!! Flounder, Redfish, Trout, Spanish, Blues, and Sharks. Call and book your trip today 910-264-1807.

August 31st, 2011 by Capt. Robert Schoonmaker | Comments Off

We survived Hurricane Irene. It just brushed us in Carolina Beach, my thoughts and prayers go to all the residents and charter fleets north of Morehead City.

Sorry for the long delay in reports.  Just too busy catching fish and having fun to sit in front of the computer, so I made myself sit down today.  Inshore the redfish bite has picked up on the flats and creeks. The cooler temps and mass amounts of bait has turn these hard fighting fish on.  We have been casting soft plastics, gulps and other paddle tails grups to these hungry fish. We have been picking up some flounder on the lures.  We have been catching them on mullet and mudminnows as well.  No matter your skill level I can put you on the fish, from flyfishermen to kids wanting a tug on their line. Call and book your trip today 910-264-1807.

Just off the coast the spanish bite has been hot, and I am sure it will continue when the water clears up over the weekend.  The bluefish are mixed in with the spanish, signs that fall will be here soon.  The flounder have been biting well over the nearshore wrecks and reefs on mullet and bucktails tipped with gulp. The sharks have been thick behind the shrimp boats, on good days you and can catch them until your arms get sore.

Fishing is good and will continue to get better over the fall. Just ran a trip on 8-30 and caught 12 flounder(5 keepers) and Several redfish. Not bad for two days after the strom. Just a sign the fish are still here, where are You? Call and book your fishing trip today 910-264-1807.

Eugene and Tomo with a nice catch of flounder and a redfish 2 days after Irene. We still have fish.

Tomo with her first redfish. She was a natural and had a blast.

Sunset on Thursday 25th,  Snows Cut waterway, taking the boat out of the water the day before Irene.

Snows Cut boat ramp on Friday 26th at 6:30pm. The night before landfall of Irene. Look at the high tide.

6:45pm on Friday 26th, I was checking on our floating docks. I had to step up onto the dock.  The water was level with the deck. NO damage to the marina or the entire Carolina Beach Fishing Fleet.

The day before the strom with John from Nova Scotia.  We landed several nice reds on lures and a few on live bait.  We had several chances on the fly, but just could not get them to bite. Still a great double digit day of redfish on the redfish explorer.

Bob two days before Irene with a nice Carolina Beach redfish.  We had another double digit day on the reds on both lures and live bait. Bob drove down from Corolla (6hrs) to catch these fish on his vacation. After the trip he told me he would have driven 12hrs for that kind of action.

Gary and Mr. Gilbert with a killer half day of flounder fishing. We had 14 total with 9 keepers.  Mr. Gilbert all of 84yrs young.

Super Dave with a Super spotted flounder.  One of many.

Mr. Murphy with a great Carolina Beach redfish. I had three generations of family on the boat this day.

Gandson Murphy holding his fish, while grandpa looks on with a smile.

The DU crew with a great catch of flounder and spanish.  See you next year. Thanks again.

The Simmons family with a great catch of flounder and spanish. Ross told me to call him when the fish were biting, looks like I did….

The Reusing family with a nice catch of spanish mackerel.  The kids had a blast.

A nice double on Flounder.

Debbie hooked up on a nice shark, it gave her a run for her money.

Debbie’s Shark, one of many. Caught these until their arms got sore, then went spanish fishing.

Debbie and Johns catch of spanish, after shark fishing.

Gene with some nice Flounder.

The Puckersons with a great catch of spanish.  The girls had a blast and are looking foward to next year.

We enjoying some cooler temps. and great fishing at this moment. Now is the time to start planning your fall and winter fishing trips. Remember the Redfish are here all year.  Give me a call at 910-264-1807 and book your trip today!!!!

Thanks Capt. Robert Schoonmaker                 910-264-1807              


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