Carolina Explorer Fishing Report 8-22: We are catching lots of reds, flounder, spanish mackerel, blues, gray trout, sharks and various others!!!

August 22nd, 2012 by Capt. Robert Schoonmaker | Comments Off

Hello everyone.  Fishing has been great over the past few weeks. We have had great action and fun on every trip. Inshore we are catching red fish on live mullet and pogies, on Carolina rigs. The docks and inlet have been working for over slot fish. We have been picking up some nice flounder when fishing for the drum as well. In the bays we have been sight casting to several schools of reds. Top water bite has been great in the mornings and then we switch over to Gulp and D.O.A paddle tails on 3/8 jig heads for the high sun conditions. Lots of fun and excitement on the flats boat in the shallow water. Remember the the reds will be biting strong all fall and into the winter. Come on down and Get in on this exciting shallow water action. Give me a call at 910-264-1807 and book your trip today….

Just off the beach the Spanish bite has been hot. Lots of action trolling clark spoons, or casting jigs in the surface feeding fish. Good cooler filling fishing. On the near shore wrecks and reefs lots of flounder on mullet and a few grey trout as well. Tons of small sea bass and other bait stealer’s as well.  The big sharks are waiting for some fun behind the shrimp boats. If you want to test your skills on some hard fighting drag burning fun, then get ready and hang on. The sharks will put you to the test. We always have a blast on every trip. We have fun, learn and enjoy and great day on the water. Give me a call at 910-264-1807 and book your trip today….

Hunter and his Dad Tim with a great catch of flounder on a half day.

Hunter (14yrs old) holding up his 5.75lb citation flat fish. Did I mention that he landed 7 of the 9 keepers. Way to go Hunter.

Rich from Virgina enjoyed a great day of shallow water fishing. He is hold a nice NC red fish that he caught on topwater.

Cathy, Trey, and crew with a great catch of Spanish Mackerel.  They also landed several sharks in the 50 to 60lb range.

I finally got to take my lovely wife Carla fishing. She landed several reds that were over 29 inches.

Tim Lyle with a great father son double on red fish.

Cathy with a nice over slot red fish landed on a mullet.

Mrs. Ritchie with a nice 31 inch red fish. We caught it flounder fishing. She had a blast.

David Ritchie with a over slot redfish that fell for a mullet minnow.

Kieth and his son with a great catch of Spanish mackerel and nice flounder. Lots of family fun.!!

World renounded surgeon Dr. Morgan with a redfish caught in the flat on a gulp. We sight casted to several schools of fish in 10 inches of water for about 4 hrs and caught plenty. Lots of fun.  See you this fall.

Troy with a nice red fish he landed on the flats with a Gulp Shrimp.

Two Jacks landed on the same top water plug by Dr. Morgan. We went on to land several more reds on minnow before calling it a day.

Steve and Friend with a nice catch of Spanish Mackerel.

Dwyght with one of several nice reds he landed on live mullet.

As you can see we are catching plenty of nice fish and having fun.  I have affordable ocean front lodging available for clients fishing with me. Take advantage of this great deal starting in October.  Now is the time to get in on some great fall fishing. Call and book your fall fishing trip today 910-264-1807… 

Thanks for reading the report,

Capt. Robert Schoonmaker


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Carolina Explorer 8-7 Fishing Report: Redfish, Flounder, Spanish Mackerel, Big Sharks, and Various Others, Lots of fun in the Sun!!!

August 7th, 2012 by Capt. Robert Schoonmaker | Comments Off

Hello Everyone!! We have been catching fish and having fun on every trip. The flounder have been biting great just off the beach on the near shore wrecks and rocks.  Live mullet or pogies have been working the best for the flat fish.  We have been picking up some grey trout as well on the live bait and cut bait.  The Spanish mackerel remains strong with a majority of the fish being caught on Clark spoons trolling just off the beach. Plenty of cooler filling fun and great eating..  The big Sharks have been behind the shrimp boats with most fish in the 50lb to 70lb range. Drag burning, arm straining fun, close to shore. 

Inshore we have been catching flounder and red fish on lures and live baits. Around the inlets and waterway the action has been taking place with live mullet or pogies on a Carolina rig on the bottom, for the flounder and reds.  Back in the Bays and Creeks we have been catching red fish on D.O.A grubs and Gulp shrimp rigged weedless to keep the grass off your hooks. The topwater bite in the early mornings have been producing some explosive action as well for the red fish. We have been picking up flounder and speckled trout on 3/8 jig heads and scented grubs along the creek banks and oyster points.

Give me a Call at 910-264-1807 if you want to get in on this great fishing action.  It is never to early to start planning your fall fishing trips as well.

David and Cody Wells enjoyed a great day of flounder fishing with 15keeper fish. As you can see we had several 4 pounders and lots in the 3lb to 2lb range. Always great to put long time friends on a mess of fish.

This is the sunrise David and Cody got to enjoy on their morning of fishing.

One of my favorite groups of people to take fishing,   The Detroit “Yankees”.  Leo and family had a blast catching flounder and Spanish mackerel.

Beth with two nice flounder she landed on the trip. The big one was 4.75lbs, just shy of being a citation.

Little Mike Jacobs, who isn’t that little, with a over slot red fish. He and his dad landed several reds and flounder this day.

Big Mike Jacobs, with a nice red fish of his own.  See you guys next year.  Have fun chasing the grand kids.

The Eldridge family with a great afternoon of fishing for spanish and flounder.

The Resendez Crew this a nice afternoon catch of flounder, bluefish, and a grey trout.

Conner and his dad had a  blast catching and releasing several over slot red fish.

Warren and his crew enjoyed a great day of spanish fishing and a over slot red as well.

Cory and John with a nice 27inch red and 5lb flounder. This pic made the fisherman’s post. It was Johns birthday and he was rewarded with a big flat fish.

Ritt from Pinehurst with a big red fish he landed on a d.o.a minnow.  We landed several reds on lures and live bait. We also picked up a few trout and flounder as well.  A inshore slam day is always great.

The Marietta Crew with a great catch of flounder, grey trout, and lots of spanish mackerel.

Conner with another big red fish released to fight another day.

Thanks for reading the report. Come on down and get in on the great late summer fishing action. Call and book your trip today at 910-264-1807.

Capt. Robert Schoonmaker


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